Hampton Roads Cities
Norfolk, Virginia is the cultural, educational, business, and medical center of Hampton Roads. With over 200,000 residents and more than 100 diverse neighborhoods, it is home to the world’s largest naval base. Norfolk is known for its historic Ghent with a unique blend of boutiques, fine restaurants, professional services, cafes, the Naro Theater, and also quiet residential neighborhoods. Norfolk is also home to Old Dominion University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk State University, The Chrysler Museum, The Virginia Zoological Park, Tides baseball, the Admirals hockey teams, and many other treasures.
Norfolk is a forever welcoming community, where life is celebrated daily.
Chesapeake, dating back to 1636, was founded along the banks of the Elizabeth River. Chesapeake began as a merging of Norfolk County and the City of South Norfolk. Chesapeake began to grow with residential and commercial development in many separate communities including Pleasant Grove, Great Bridge, Oak Grove, Fentress, South Norfolk, Portlock, Deep Creek, Western Branch, Indian River, and Hickory. These are still commonly referred to today. As of 2012, Chesapeake is home to more than 200,000 residents.
Chesapeake is a unique blend of rural and urban centers, providing its citizens with excellent schools, cultural facilities, strong municipal leadership, and a high quality of life.
Suffolk, the largest city in Virginia, has both a small-town charm with big-city amenities. The downtown streets are dotted with quaint shops and restaurants, while the northern part of the city has become a center for higher technology. Planters Peanuts was founded in Suffolk, Virginia in 1967. Suffolk is known as “The Peanut Capital of the World”. Suffolk is home to the United States Joint Forces Command, Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center with Old Dominion University, the Historic Obici House, as well as many other treasures and attractions.
It’s a good time to be in Suffolk.
Portsmouth, Virginia’s Quaint, Historic Seaport was founded as a town in 1752. As Portsmouth became more developed, the Naval Hospital was built and commissioned in 1827-1830. It is still today, the oldest continuously operating Naval Hospital. In 1963, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, founded in the Shipyard in 1949, was moved to the waterfront at the foot of High Street. Olde Towne, historic Portsmouth, holds many antique shops, restaurants, galleries, and more. The Children’s Museum of Virginia is also located in Olde Towne and is Virginia’s largest interactive children’s museum. Portsmouth is known for its central location, minutes from Virginia Beach and other surrounding cities, and just a ferry ride away from downtown Norfolk.
Give us a day; we’ll give you a vacation.
Virginia Beach was founded as an independent city in 1952. The city has grown to become the most populated city in Hampton Roads. In 17200, Virginia’s governor requested that a lighthouse be built on Cape Henry. In 1962, after many tribulations, the lighthouse was named Virginia Beach’s official symbol. Virginia Beach is home to Town Center with an extensive mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment choices. Oceana is located in Virginia Beach as well as the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. The Virginia Beach Convention Center is a premier east coast location for conferences and conventions.
Live the life in Virginia Beach.