Life in the 757


LIFE IN THE 757


FEATURED INDUSTRY

Maritime: Shipbuilding and Repair


LATEST TWEETS


This past week Governor Ralph Northam released the Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Planning Framework set to protect and adapt the coast from flooding, sea level rise, and natural hazards. Learn more here: https://t.co/IdnG6BmW5R

Alliance Investor, @StromeCOB and Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IIE) has received a $400,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Learn more here: https://t.co/DxiR7ZyBlV

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 17 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.

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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500 E. Main St, Suite 1300
Norfolk, VA 23510
P: (757) 627-2315
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COVID-19 INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Get the guidance you need on our 757 COVID-19 Business Recovery Forum. Read advice from industry experts and ask questions at www.757recovery.com. For business resources related to Coronavirus, please visit the Hampton Roads Chamber’s COVID-19 Business Resource Guide.