Those who are born and raised in Virginia Beach or have lived in Virginia Beach for 10 years or more have an interesting story to tell.
It is the story of the Force Field at the Virginia Beach City Line.
Those who live in Virginia Beach believe that there is a Force Field at the Virginia Beach city line. It keeps Virginia Beach residents from leaving the city of Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach residents believe they have no need for any other city, there is no need to travel outside of Virginia Beach.
They believe that when they get to the city line, they simply are no allowed to leave because Virginia Beach is the greatest city on earth.
The Force Field is only one way. Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Portsmouth residents are allowed in, at any time. If you are a resident of any other city and you are making plans with someone in Virginia Beach, keep in mind those plans need to be in Virginia Beach because the resident is not allowed out.
Virginia Beach residents will drive 45 mins to go to a mall that is in Virginia Beach, instead of driving 10 minutes across the line to a mall whose only flaw is that it is in Chesapeake.
I've never understood it.
Personally, you couldn't pay me to live in the exclusive city of Virginia Beach and then never leave it.
The jets is the number one reason. Whenever I am visiting Virginia Beach and the jets interrupt my chain of thought, I immediately think, I am happy I live in Chesapeake.