Life in Hampton Roads


LIFE IN HAMPTON ROADS


FEATURED INDUSTRY

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Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance3 weeks ago
Want to learn more about how your business can support the growing offshore wind industry in Virginia? Dominion Energy is hosting a supplier event on 2/28 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Chesapeake Conference Center. Local businesses can meet with major suppliers for the project and find out how they can support onshore/offshore construction.

Learn more & register here: www.coastalvawind.com/coastal-virginia-offshore-wind-supplier-event.aspx
Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance4 weeks ago
Last month, our investors attended a Virginia Governors Panel with three remarkable former Virginia governors: George Allen, Bob McDonnell, and Ralph Northam. They each spoke about their time as governor, discussing the impact of their initiatives on job creation and economic development. Check out this highlight reel. Thank you again to Amazon.com, our presenting sponsor, and to Old Dominion University for hosting our event.
Hampton Roads Alliance
The Hampton Roads Alliance hosted a bipartisan panel discussion with three remarkable former Virginia governors: George Allen, Bob McDonnell, and Ralph North...
Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance4 weeks ago
We’d love to extend heartfelt congratulations to the economic developers who have recently been promoted/hired:

Chuck Rigney, Director of Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development
Kristi Sutphin, Director of Isle of Wight County
Preston Wilhem Deputy Director of Chesapeake Economic Development
Beth Cook, Assistant Director of James City County

The dedication, expertise, and leadership of each individual have undoubtedly contributed to their well-deserved promotions. We look forward to the significant contributions each will make to the economic development of their respective communities.

Welcome to Hampton Roads

From our historic beginnings, the Hampton Roads region has grown into a diverse, dynamic, and exciting area with more than 1.8 million residents and counting.

Comprised of 14 diverse localities, each community has its own unique identity and culture. From the bustling metropolitan core of Norfolk, to the sunny oceanfront of Virginia Beach, the rolling farms of Suffolk, and the rich history of Yorktown, you can find every lifestyle here. As a collective whole, Hampton Roads is known as a lively, hard-working region that radiates southern charm.

Our Localities

Maritime

One of the most notable characteristics about Hampton Roads is connection to water. Located on the Eastern Coast of the United States, the region borders the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean and is interwoven with miles of rivers, most notably the James, Elizabeth and York. Access to these bodies of water offer residents a full range of water-based activities, including fishing, boating, swimming, and some of the best seafood in the country.

Military Presence

Hampton Roads has a strong military presence with 15 military bases located throughout the region representing every branch of the United States Military. At any given time, tens of thousands of men and women who live here serve in the armed forces. Additionally, individuals who were previously stationed here from across the country choose to retire locally due to the high quality of life in Hampton Roads. We are proud to support our troops and take pride in their positive impact on our community.

Daily Life

Weather

Hampton Roads experiences all four seasons. Summer temperatures averages in the high 70s - mid 80s with mild winters where it snows about once per year.

Commute

Depending on where you reside, daily commutes average around 25 minutes.

Housing

Hampton Roads housing averages about 3% less than the national average.

Schooling

Hampton Roads features some of the best public school districts in the Commonwealth.

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