Live Like A Local
Welcome to Hampton Roads, Virginia! Also known as Tidewater, Virginia or Coastal Virginia. We have a slight identity crisis when it comes to our name, but we answer to all of the above.
Hampton Roads is made up of seven main cities including Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Hampton; a mix of urban, suburban and waterfront communities.
Cost of Living
Hampton Roads, Virginia is the third most expensive region in Virginia to live in. On the bright side, the state income tax is 10% lower than the national average. For many families, reputable schools and residential conveniences make it worth the higher cost of living.
Culture & Demographics
Hampton Roads is an incredibly unique community comprised of beach culture mixed with a touch of Southern hospitality and American pride due to the strong military presence.
Jobs & Employment
It's no surprise that tourism plays a vital role in our economy, especially during the summer. Being that Hampton Roads is surrounded by rivers, inlets, waterways, and the Chesapeake Bay, our economy is built around the military and maritime industry, with an emphasis on shipbuilding and shipping. Future job growth is expected to increase 37% between 2016-2026.
Explore Hampton Roads
Hampton Roads is home to the American Music Festival, the Norfolk Tides, and the largest surf contest on the East Coast, the East Coast Surfing Championships. There's a lot to explore, including state parks and museums like the Virginia Aquarium. For foodies, there are unique restaurants and fine dining experiences to try. Visit our BLOG for recommendations and insight on living like a local.
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