Topic: Hampton Roads

What is Chesapeake like?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The second-largest city by land area in Virginia and the third-largest in terms of population is Chesapeake. Officially, Chesapeake is an independent city, located in South Hampton Roads. It’s on the waterfront of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, with industrial, commercial, and residential properties dotting the shore. Prior to the 1990s, Chesapeake was mostly home to […]

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What is Portsmouth known for?

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The U.S. Navy is kept afloat by the shipbuilding efforts of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, located in Portsmouth, Virginia. It’s the largest shipbuilding yard in the world. Located directly opposite Norfolk, Portsmouth is a well-established port town and city, one of the oldest of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads. Several naval museums take maritime […]

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

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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 […]

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Where is Grafton?

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The Hampton Roads area encompasses the southeastern section of the Virginia Peninsula, and it includes beach communities as well as the surrounding areas. The region is made up of substantially sized yet still small cities with historical significance, as well as tiny villages that serve as rest stops for those just passing through. One of […]

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Where is Poquoson and what is it’s background?

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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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