Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Virginia Beach,
the Sandbridge Beach / Sigma neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Sandbridge Beach / Sigma neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, Sandbridge Beach / Sigma is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Sandbridge Beach / Sigma neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 61.8%, which is higher than 99.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, one way that the Sandbridge Beach / Sigma neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Sandbridge Beach / Sigma neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Sandbridge Beach / Sigma community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, if you're planning where to retire, the Sandbridge Beach / Sigma neighborhood in
Virginia Beach is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has
above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in VA,
offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an
enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better
for retirement living than 89.6% of the neighborhoods
in Virginia. If you are considering retiring to Virginia, this
is a good neighborhood to look at.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Sandbridge Beach / Sigma neighborhood has more
Eastern European and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 1.8% have Finnish ancestry.
Sandbridge Beach / Sigma is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.