Hampton, VA 23665, USA


Our Military

  Location The larger Hampton Roads metropolitan region — which includes Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Newport News, Virginia — is home to Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Unlike other joint bases that share common perimeters, Langley Air Force Base in Hampton and Fort Eustis in Newport News are geographically separated by 17


  A diverse collection of 10 cities and six counties, Hampton Roads lies in the middle of the Eastern Seaboard, and with a population of 1.6 million, it is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. It is also home to the world’s greatest natural deep-water harbor.

Getting To & Around

  The metropolitan region known as Hampton Roads connects to the United States and the world with established, advanced transportation infrastructure that includes the Port of Virginia — the best natural deep-water harbor on the East Coast. Rail giants CSX and Norfolk Southern connect with the port for cargo distribution

Housing & Real Estate

  Since 1983, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget has recognized Hampton Roads as a significant group of socially and economically integrated communities. Its prime mid-Atlantic location in southeastern Virginia embraces two areas: South Hampton Roads and the Peninsula — often referred to as the Tidewater area. South Hampton

Employment & Economy

  The salt taste of tidewater has defined the 10 independent cities and six counties in southeast Virginia known as Hampton Roads for more than four centuries. The region’s harbor, the Port of Virginia, is the nation’s largest natural ice-free, year-round port and the fastest-growing on the East Coast. Other

Health Care

  There are many health care services in Hampton Roads for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. Virginia has nine carriers that offer

Family Resources

  Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Hampton Roads because they provide

Education & Academics

  For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Hampton Roads, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in Hampton


  There are plenty of entertaining activities in Hampton Roads — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Take a ride back in time on the Hampton Carousel, or use some pedal power to bike along the historic Colonial Parkway. Treat the kids to interactive education at the Virginia Aquarium
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