What is Hampton Roads known for and what is it like?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

History is in full bloom for anyone venturing to the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. The area is the site of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement, and Colonial Williamsburg, a real-life functioning colonial town and America’s largest living history museum. It’s also the place where several major military events occurred, namely the battle between the ironclad warships the Monitor and the Merrimac, and the meeting between President Lincoln and confederate leaders to try to negotiate an end to the Civil War. Whether by land or by sea, the hills and shores of Hampton Roads represent the spirit by which our nation was defined.

Visitors to the area can tour Nationally Registered sites such as plantations, historic homes, and battlefields. More Civil War battles were fought in Virginia than any other state, and reenactments bring the battles to life right before your eyes.

This part of Virginia is surrounded by water, and there are Hampton Roads apartments with stunning views of Chesapeake Bay, as well as units farther inland that are bound to be more reasonable. No matter what type of lifestyle you’re looking for, Hampton Roads is sure to have all the options you could want.

Category: City Guides, Hampton Roads