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The project logo Planning for the Future: The City's Comprehensive Plan

The project logo Planning for the Future: The City's Comprehensive Plan

Thank you in advance for participating! This survey is a Phase One tool in our multi-phased community input gathering process to update the City's Comprehensive Plan. Participation allows the public to have an active role in shaping City decisions that guide the growth, development and policies that affect transportation, utilities, land use, recreation and housing.  

This survey will be open through November 27, 2019. 

Using just one word, what do you like most about Virginia Beach?
Closed to responses
What would it take for you to choose to drive less? (select all that apply)
Enhanced mass transit
38%
More walkable area near stores, restaurants, entertainment
38%
More bike trails/lanes
32%
More sidewalks
28%
I will choose to drive no matter what!
25%
More bus routes near places I need to go
16%
More frequent buses
12%
Affordable ride share options
10%
Automated vehicles (self-driving)
8%
Other
5%
Closed to responses | 2,786 Responses
For the local economy to grow, what job sectors would you like to see develop or expand? (select all that apply)
Biomedical/health care
49%
Information Technology
47%
Alternative energy
41%
Professional (i.e., teacher, accountant, architect, lawyer, engineer, etc)
39%
Skilled trade (i.e., plumber, electrician, carpenter, etc.
36%
Advanced manufacturing
27%
Hospitality
20%
Finance
17%
Military
15%
Retail
14%
Real Estate
9%
Insurance
7%
Other
6%
Closed to responses | 2,667 Responses
Which of the following were reasons you chose to live where you do now? (select all that apply)
Location, location, location
63%
Desirable schools
36%
Convenience nearby
36%
Safety
32%
Price
30%
Design of the home
17%
Other
16%
New construction
6%
Historic
4%
Closed to responses | 2,649 Responses
Which of the following City services can you reach in a 10 minute walk or 5 minute drive from your home?
Park
53%
School
49%
All of the above
36%
Library
32%
Recreation center
32%
None of the above
11%
Other
4%
Closed to responses | 2,692 Responses
In a recent survey, we asked participants to provide three words that best describe what they think about Virginia Beach today. The following list includes the top 10 responses. Which three of the following words best describe what you think about Virginia Beach today?
Traffic
39%
Tourism
39%
Expensive
31%
Beautiful
29%
Safe
29%
Home
27%
Family
25%
Friendly
23%
Crowded
23%
Flooding
21%
Other
5%
Closed to responses | 2,583 Responses
What more diversified amenities would make you visit the Oceanfront more often?
Festivals/special events
49%
Restaurants
38%
Cultural arts
38%
Amusements
28%
Other
24%
Nightlife
19%
Retail
18%
Closed to responses | 2,311 Responses
What 3 things would you change about Virginia Beach?
Closed to responses
In a recent survey, we asked participants to provide three words that they hope people will use to describe Virginia Beach 10 years from now. The following list includes the top 10 responses. Which three of the following words do you hope people use 10 years from now to describe Virginia Beach?
Safe
54%
Thriving
38%
Affordable
36%
Clean
33%
Beautiful
31%
Progressive
29%
Diverse
22%
Friendly
19%
Fun
15%
Family
15%
Other
3%
Closed to responses | 2,391 Responses
What is the zip code where you live?
What is your age?
Under 18
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56-65
66-75
Over 75
Prefer not to answer
Select a response
What is your race/ethnicity?
White
Black or African-American
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
Asian
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Other
I prefer not to answer
Select a response
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