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Study ranks Virginia Beach the 7th best city for veterans

Posted at 12:43 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 12:43:52-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A new WalletHub study has ranked Virginia Beach the 7th best city for veterans.

The study ranked 2020's best and worst places for veterans to live. The study said, "To help military veterans find the best places in which to settle down, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 20 key indicators of livability, affordability and veteran-friendliness. They range from share of military skill-related jobs to veteran income growth to availability of VA health facilities."

The 10 best places for veterans to live were:

  • Orlando, Florida
  • Irvine, California
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Austin, Texas
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Gilbert, Arizona
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

The 10 worst places for veterans to live were:

  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Newark, New Jersey
  • Baton Rogue, Louisiana
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Long Beach, California
  • Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Anaheim, California
  • Fresno, California
  • New York, New York