Investing in Virginia Beach neighborhoods is a smart way to grow a portfolio (or become an investor for the first time). Virginia Beach is a large city with a population of around 450,000, with about 35% of residents renting their homes. Plus, the area has plenty of variety for real estate investors with urban, suburban, beachfront, and inland homes to diversify a real estate portfolio. 

The many area neighborhoods attract young families and professionals who appreciate the excellent local schools. The city and surrounding areas also offer plenty of things to do year-round, including festivals, beach activities, restaurants, shopping, and museums. Local residents also include a high percentage of military personnel, making it an excellent location to provide rental housing to service members and their families. 

What are some of the best neighborhoods in Virginia Beach for local and out-of-state real estate investors? Keep reading to learn more, and make sure you hire the best local property management company to maximize your investment income!

Best School Districts

Renters with kids look for rental homes with the best schools in Virginia Beach. Investors who choose these neighborhoods can capitalize on long-term residents who want to stay in homes where their kids benefit most from an excellent education and friends and neighbors they know and love. 

Rental homes in these neighborhoods offer some of the best schools for children of all ages:

  • Sandbridge Beach, Sigma, and Princess Anne Road
  • Bay Island and Broad Bay Colony 
  • Creeds and Blackwater
  • Atlantic Ave and Cape Henry Rd
  • Nimmo
  • Great Neck Manor / Forest Hills
  • Woodhouse Corner
  • Wolfsnare Plantation and Trantwood Shores
  • Lynnhaven Colony

If your ideal renters are families with school-age children, investing in these Virginia Beach neighborhoods is a smart way to build long-term income! The right local property manager can help you find the best properties and keep them well-maintained to serve families well—year after year.

Best Beach Access

Many residents enjoy Virginia Beach for easy beach access. Homes with direct or nearest access to the beach are also the area's priciest properties. However, offering these homes to area renters is an excellent way to benefit from higher rent prices and quality renters. 

For investment homes with higher property values and the best beach access, look for properties in these neighborhoods:

  • Lynnwood
  • Atlantic Ave and Myrtle Ave
  • North Virginia Beach
  • Great Neck Manor and Forest Hills
  • Cavalier Park and Bay Colony
  • Bay Island and Broad Bay Colony
  • Linkhorn and Linkhorn Estates
  • Wolfsnare Plantation and Trantwood Shores
  • Atlantic Ave and Cape Henry Rd
  • Sandbridge Beach and Sigma

These neighborhoods in Virginia Beach offer plenty of variety to attract families, young professionals, and retirees. Investors with properties in this area benefit most by partnering with an expert property manager to keep homes in excellent condition and find the best-quality renters to enjoy their rentals!

Best Property Appreciation

Investing in real estate is a long-term wealth-building strategy with more perks than merely collecting the rent. Rental property investors also benefit from property appreciation. Choosing investment properties with the best appreciation benefits helps boost your income every year that you own the property! 

To target the best Virginia Beach neighborhoods for property appreciation, consider:

  • Rudee Heights
  • Atlantic Ave and Cape Henry Road
  • Salem Rd and Meadow Ridge Lane
  • Atlantic Ave and Myrtle Ave
  • Sandbridge Rd, Sigma, and Princess Anne Rd
  • Seatack
  • Gatewood Park
  • North Virginia Beach
  • Woodhouse Corner

A property manager can help you analyze every aspect of a potential rental property, including potential rental income and appreciation. When choosing your next (or first) Virginia Beach investment, make sure you run the numbers and get insights from a local expert to maximize every benefit of our local rental market. 

Investors Can't Go Wrong In Virginia Beach (With the Right Help)

Almost any of these Virginia Beach neighborhoods can be an excellent investment opportunity for real estate investors—with the best property manager to help you find and handle your rentals! You'll notice that many neighborhoods hit multiple high points for investors, offering excellent locations, appreciation, schools, and rental income potential. 

How can you choose the right property? The best Virginia Beach property management company is your guide and partner to help maximize your rentals and meet your long-term financial goals. 

The right property manager is an expert with the basics investors need to start on the right foot with a new property, then grow more income over time. We help investors:

  • Apply rental market analysis to find the best rental properties for their portfolios
  • Make smart rehab decisions to attract the best renters and stay competitive in the market
  • Market rentals to reduce vacancy times
  • Screen and place the best residents
  • Collect the rent and security deposit
  • Apply a year-round inspection and maintenance plan
  • Deliver prompt, quality repairs
  • Handle all leasing and rental property paperwork
  • Deal with difficult renter situations
  • Find the best landlord insurance coverage

We also deliver financial reporting to make sure investors never wonder about the performance of their properties. When investing in Virginia Beach neighborhoods, local and long-distance investors can experience long-term passive investment income without doing any work!

Choose the Best Property Manager For More Success

Only the best property management company helps investors experience the best success in Virginia Beach. How can investors know what to look for in a property manager? 

Your management team should provide every service listed above—and more! Plus, pricing for their services should be easy to understand (while boosting your income). Property managers should never be more expensive than the benefits they deliver for your properties, renters, and long-term income. 

When considering a property manager, look for a company that:

  • Doesn't charge marketing fees. Marketing your rentals shouldn't be an additional cost! It's simply part of expertly managing your properties to maximize your profit.
  • Won't require a restrictive contract. Holding you and your properties in a binding contract isn't the best way to build a long-term partnership that benefits you. 
  • Doesn't require upfront fees. A property manager that doesn't charge investors until they lease your rental works hard for you before they even get paid!
  • Guarantees renter placement. A Tenant Warranty protects your properties and income. 
  • Delivers the best rental pricing. The best experts use rental market analysis to set the best monthly rent price for your properties. 

Buying "an" investment property in Virginia Beach neighborhoods isn't hard. However, finding the best properties and managing them to your financial success is better, with the best property management team handling every detail! 

We Love Virginia Beach Neighborhoods! 

The Renters Warehouse Hampton Roads Rent Estate™ Advisors love serving investors who choose Virginia Beach neighborhoods! We understand the market and how to find the right properties in each neighborhood to start your portfolio in the area or grow an existing portfolio to build more long-term income. 

Investors can't go wrong with the right combination of the right rental property and our professional services and guarantees. We work hard to get your property rental-ready and rented before we charge any fees, and we guarantee every renter we place with our Certified Tenant Warranty. When you're ready to learn more about investing in Virginia Beach, contact us!

Contact Us

Learn why people trust us with their homes.


Special thanks to Amy with Renters Warehouse! She was able to rent our property in 2 days!! Since this is my first time renting my home I was a bit nervous. However, Renters Warehouse made this a walk in the park for me. It has now been 5 months and I am still very impressed with their professionalism.

Jenny Smith

May 25, 2021

Carlos is definitely a professional landlord!! Always responsive to both my tenants and I, goes above and beyond when I'm unable to make decisions due to my location. He is super helpful and I'm so happy to have him working with our family. He's organized and gets the job done!

Marla Miller Chong

May 23, 2021

Been using renters warehouse for 2 years now on a single family home and I have been very happy with the service our renters warehouse team has given us. We are first time landlords and they made the process very smooth and helped us navigate quite a few challenges.

Daniel Stamatis

Apr 29, 2021

Renters Warehouse has been managing my property for years. Carlos Jerez is my current maintenance coordinator managing my property and has been extremely reliable! Very prompt and always keeping me abreast of every situation. Thank you!

Loureann L

Mar 19, 2021

John Creighton did a great job finding a quality tenant in just 2 days! He made showings extremely accommodating for our schedules and was quick to respond with any questions we had. Renters Warehouse has been managing our properties for several years and couldn’t be more pleased.

Ben Powell

Jun 11, 2021

Samantha McKinney from Renter’s Warehouse did an amazing job for us! She was always available for questions and kept us informed in these ever changing times during the pandemic. She is very knowledgeable on all aspects of renting homes and managing properties. I would definitely recommend her.

John Frazier

Feb 26, 2021

I have been fortunate to work with Cassie Parker recently. The knowledge she provides the offices potential clients is huge. If you are an investor or needing to find a solution due to an upcoming transfer Cassie and her team will help you get it done from their Hampton Roads office. 

Mark Ainley

Mar 10, 2021

Angelique Bolton is the best realtor ever! She has helped us rent several of our properties. She is always responsive and helpful. I will never go to anyone else, she’s the best. I trust her judgement on potential renters, I know I can count on her when my properties need to be rented. Thank you Angelique.

Maria Birmingham

Jan 21, 2021

I'm a Realtor in Hampton Roads. My company specializes in sales only, and I often assist clients with purchasing investment properties. Renters Warehouse is my go-to for my clients in need of property management services!! Specifically, Cassie Parker is who I refer all of my clients to, as she is extremely professional.

Melissa Dupuis

Dec 28, 2020

These guys are the best when it comes to property management. My military commitments mean I’m not always around but I sleep easy knowing my property is in good hands. I had the privilege of working with Angelique Bolton and I will work with her ten times over. She is super responsive and does a good job in explaining.

Derrick Appiah

Dec 18, 2020

Get Started on
Your Rent Estate™ Journey