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About Hampton RoadsAbout Hampton Roads, VA

Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water and a metropolitan region in Southeastern Virginia, United States. Comprising the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC metropolitan area, Hampton Roads is known for its large military presence, its ice-free harbor, shipyards, coal piers, and miles of waterfront property and beaches, all of which contribute to the diversity and stability of the region’s economy…[Read More]

About Virginia BeachAbout Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of the Commonwealth of Virginia, on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Although Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the state of Virginia, Virginia Beach is the most populous city in the state, as well as the 39th largest city in the United States, with a population of 447,489 in 2012. Virginia Beach is the easternmost city of the Hampton Roads (or “Tidewater”) area that makes up the core of the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA. This area, known as “America’s First Region”, also includes the independent cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk, as well as other smaller cities, counties and towns of Hampton Roads…[Read More]


About ChesapeakeAbout Chesapeake, VA

is an independent city located in the South Hampton Roads portion of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia in the United States. One of the cities Hampton Roads, Chesapeake was formed in 1963 by a political consolidation of the city of South Norfolk with the former Norfolk County, which dated to 1691. Chesapeake is the second-largest city by land area in the Commonwealth of Virginia…[Read More]


About NorfolkAbout Norfolk, VA

Norfolk is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. Norfolk is Virginia’s second-largest city with a population of 245,803 as of the 2012 Cooper Center population estimates, behind neighboring Virginia Beach…[Read More]

About PortsmouthAbout Portsmouth, VA

Portsmouth is located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. As of 2012, the city had a total population of 97,450. The Norfolk Naval Shipyard, often called the Norfolk Navy Yard, is a historic and active U.S. Navy facility that is actually located in Portsmouth rather than Norfolk; the name “Norfolk” was adopted to avoid confusion with Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where a naval shipyard already existed when the Virginia facility opened. The shipyard builds, remodels, and repairs the Navy’s ships of all types…[Read More]


About HamptonAbout Hampton, VA

Hampton is an independent city in Virginia. Its population is 138,848. As one of the seven major cities that compose the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, it is on the southeastern end of the Virginia Peninsula. In the 20th century, the area became the location of Langley Air Force Base, NASA Langley Research Center, and the Virginia Air and Space Center. Hampton features many miles of waterfront and beaches…[Read More]


City Of Chesapeake Housing Report

The City of Chesapeake is part of the Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), an area popularly known as the Hampton Roads or Tidewater region. This is the 30th largest metropolitan area in the United States and is one of the few metropolitan areas not dominated by a large central city. The region also is distinguished as the location of several large military installations…[Read More]

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