Topic: Hampton Roads

Where is Poquoson and what is it’s background?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The draw of the water brings many people to the city of Poquoson, located on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Of the 78-plus square miles that comprise the city, over 80% is water. Poquoson is the oldest continuously named city in Virginia. It boasts a very low crime rate, excellent schools, […]

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What types of transportation systems operate in Hampton Roads?

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Hampton Roads Transit serves the seven cities of the area: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. Services provided by HRT include buses, trolleys, commuter service, Norfolk Electric Transit (NET), the Paddlewheel Ferry, express bus service, and services for the disabled. Commuters looking for a quick and convenient way to get to […]

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Where is Tabb and what is it’s employment outlook?

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Located on the Virginia Peninsula in York County is the unincorporated community of Tabb. Primarily a residential area, Tabb doesn’t have much in the way of commercial prospects, so those living in Tabb apartments , condos, or homes will most likely be commuting to a neighboring city or downtown Norfolk for work. An estimated 50% […]

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What is South Norfolk like?

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The South Norfolk area of Hampton Roads is an area that is historic in feel and atmosphere, with a small-town spirit that’s big on community pride. Originally its own independent city, South Norfolk is now part of the city of Chesapeake, which borders the harbor area. South Norfolk itself borders the Elizabeth River. Efforts have […]

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What is the weather like in southeastern Virginia?

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Rainfall averages in the southeastern part of Virginia are around 48 inches per year, but the waterfront is prone to large amounts of precipitation in a short time span. The coastal areas of the state are vulnerable to hurricanes, too, especially near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay—this means the cities of Norfolk, Hampton, Poquoson, […]

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What are some of the statistics about rentals in Portsmouth that would be helpful to know?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

When relocating to the city of your choice, it’s important to get an idea of the cost of things. This definitely helps with the decision-making process. In the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, each city and community has unique offerings—historical backgrounds, oceanfront activities, small-town appeal, and strong job markets. Deciding where to settle is a […]

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What is Suffolk like?

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The largest city in terms of land area in Virginia is Suffolk, located in southeastern Virginia. It is the largest of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads, and the 11 th- largest in the country. Suffolk boasts an ideal combination of small-town charm and big-city amenities, a combination that draws visitors interested in a weekend […]

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What is Virginia Beach like?

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The easternmost portion of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads is home to Virginia Beach, a resort community brimming with beaches, hotels, and restaurants. The city is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the longest pleasure beach in the world. Clearly this is a strong draw, because even though Virginia Beach relies […]

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What is the Historic Triangle?

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The colonial regions of Jamestown, Yorktown, and Colonial Williamsburg are collectively known as the Historic Triangle. These three cities are steeped in history related to the birth and battles for freedom that shaped our country. They are joined by the Colonial Parkway, a road that runs from Yorktown, through Colonial Williamsburg, and ends in Jamestown. […]

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What is the city of Newport News like?

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The military is the main employer and primary economic base of Newport News, an independent city in metropolitan Hampton Roads. Most of the people who live in Newport News work for Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding, at the U.S. Army base, Fort Eustis, or for other military-related employers in the area. Downtown Newport News’ main […]

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