Hampton, Virginia is a blend of yesterday and today and is one of the 7 cities that make up Hampton Roads. Located on the southeastern tip of the Virginia peninsula on the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton is the oldest continuously settled English community in the United States. Dating back to the 1600’s, this city saw waterfront battles during the Civil War as well as being home to historic Fort Monroe. The city features a wide array of business and industrial enterprises, retail and residential areas, and historical sites. Hampton, Va is home to Langley Air Force Base, NASA Langley Research Center, and the Virginia Air and Space Center.
For those relocating to this thriving community, there’s more to see and do than one can hope to accomplish in a lifetime. The city itself offers a multitude of modern attractions alongside historic old world charm. The outskirts of Hampton provide the ultimate in family living with well-appointed neighborhoods offering new construction or the traditional homes of days past.
This city boasts noteworthy educational facilities including several preschools that are participating in Virginia’ Star Quality Initiative. Public elementary, middle and high schools are located nearby urban and suburban properties, and private school options are available as well. Hampton is also home to several institutions of higher education, from community college options, religious-affiliated universities, and even a medical college.
Hampton, VA remains in a class unto itself where shopping is concerned. From boutiques to art galleries to malls and shopping centers, it’s all located here. The historic downtown district touts quaint shops and sidewalk cafes. The Peninsula Town Center is world-renowned for an unparalleled selection and convenience in its eclecting assortment of department stores, specialty shops, and restaurants. This outdoor open-air facility is located in the Coliseum Central Business Improvement district of the city. This town center covers the once-famous Coliseum mall and has become a hub of the community by hosting events, concerns, restaurant weeks, and children’s fairs. If you enjoy being near the excitement of the city, there are many private residences located above ground floor businesses. Beautifully landscaped plazas, parks, and squares are all a part of the Peninsula Town Center.
If your tastes lean to performing arts, you can take in a show at one of the world’s most historical theaters. The American was the first theater to allow both black and white people to attend a show at the same time, playing an important role in the history of this region. Reopening in 2000, this Hampton, VA playhouse features drama, dance, folk, and world-renowned music programming.
Sports and Other Activities
Because Hampton, VA is a city on the water, boating and fishing is the favorite pastime of a majority of residents. Marinas dot the coastline, allowing for hundreds of boat slips at each location. You can sail, parasail, scuba dive, or water ski. If the sport you love has to do with water, it can be found in Hampton.
Getting involved in other athletic events as a player or a spectator is easy to do. Not only is Hampton home to a raceway, but atheletes and fans of hockey, basketball, soccer, and even softball will feel right at home.
One of the nicest parts of living in the northeast is the benefit of experiencing all four seasons, and Hampton, VA is no exception! Winter temperatures are cold but snow is much less frequent than in communities located farther north. The transition from spring to summer and fall to winter are fairly short, but leave ample time for beautiful spring blooms on local trees and flowers, as well as the dramatic orange and red leaves of fall. Summers are long and warm with many days in the 90’s and some passing the 100 degree mark, which makes Hampton’s proximity to water all the more appealing.
NASA-Langley Research Center
At the very center of this historic venue, you will find the ultimate in modern technology at the Hampton, VA Langley Research Center. Over 3700 people are employed at this facility , and while more than half of the staff is classified as engineers and scientists. It’s the first civilian aeronautics research center of its kind in the United States. NASA was added to the name in 1955 at the beginning of the Space Age.
Hopefully we have not failed to inspire you to relocate to Hampton, VA. Being transferred by the company you presently work for should be seen as opportunity to live to the fullest. You have everything to look forward to and once you become a member of the Hampton community you will never look back.
The finest in homes, schools, work environment, medical facilities, and fun-filled sports activities are located here in Hampton, VA. Come and pay us a visit and don’t be surprised if you find that one visit leads to an indefinite stay. No matter where you look, there’s something to do around every corner. Looking for the perfect place to live and work? You will find it in Hampton, VA.
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$259,900 : 1790 Old Buckroe Rd, Hampton4 beds, 2 full baths
$159,000 : 25 Cummings Ave, Hampton3 beds, 2 full baths
$155,000 : 11 Mainsail Drive, Hampton2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$123,000 : 410 Pembroke Ave, Hampton4 beds, 2 full baths
$79,900 : 1229 Easterly Ave, Hampton3 beds, 1 full bath
$36,000 : 437 Cedar Dr, Hampton1 bed, 1 full bath
$500,000 : 9 Oldenburg Ln, Hampton4 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
$160,000 : 31 Westmoreland Dr, Hampton3 beds, 1 full bath
$192,900 : 305 Lampros Ct, Hampton3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$184,900 : 66 Glenhaven Dr, Hampton3 beds, 2 full baths
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