The neighborhood of Kempsville is located within the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The character of Kempsville is exemplified by its relaxed environment. This part of the city is quiet overall, as the streets are generally calm - however noise can be problematic around one of the railway lines, Interstate 264 or Interstate 64. Finally, it is easy to get to parks from many locations in the neighborhood since there are approximately 20 of them nearby for residents to check out.
Around 60% of the properties in the neighborhood are occupied by home owners and 40% are rented. Over half of the housing stock of this part of Virginia Beach consists of townhouses and single detached homes, while the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings. About 45% of properties in this area were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1980s and the 2000s. This part of the city also has a selection of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Residents will welcome the proximity to primary schools, which are within walking distance from the majority of houses for sale in this neighborhood. On the other hand, it can be challenging to reach high schools as a pedestrian. Property owners can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. Regarding eating, the nearest supermarket in Kempsville is usually only a rather short walk away. There are also a limited number of opportunities for those who care about close by restaurants and cafes.
Commuting by car is especially convenient in Kempsville. It is very easy to access a parking spot, and many properties for sale are a rather short drive from the closest highway, such as Interstate 264. In contrast, traveling by transit can be very difficult in this part of Virginia Beach by reason of the infrequent service. Nevertheless, the neighborhood is connected by a few bus lines, and it is convenient to get to a nearby bus stop from most homes. There are relatively few pedestrians out on the streets of Kempsville, even though many daily needs can be carried out by walking.