Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach are all considered part of the Hampton Roads area and is home to possibly the largest military concentration in the world.
Tucked in southeastern Virginia where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, Hampton Roads is separated between the "Southside'' Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Suffolk and Virginia Beach; and the "Peninsula"; Gloucester, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County and York County.
Spanning almost 4,000 acres in Virginia Beach, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story is comprised of the former Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek and the Army Post, Fort Story. This base is most widely known for training our nation's Expeditionary Forces. In addition, it is home to 155 shore-based resident commands and 18 home ported ships. Fort Story employs approximately 18,000 military and civilian personnel making it the largest employer in Virginia Beach.
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All of those vacationers must be onto something; perhaps that's why so many people have made Virginia Beach their permanent home. There's a little something for everybody: from big city amenities to pastoral, wide open spaces. Dwellings of all varieties are available in Virginia Beach.
The city has a large public library system with nine different branches. Virginia Beach's schools are consistently ranked high among all the schools within the Commonwealth. The school offers a wide variety of programs for every interest. Additionally, there are gifted programs available for students who excel in both arts and science.
Given its oceanfront access; Virginia Beach has a host of activities available. Beyond the beach there are dog parks, skateboarding parks, bike trails, golf courses, camping grounds, swimming pools, boat launches and various sports fields. Neighborhood parks and playgrounds are plentiful.
Virginia Beach offers a multitude of venues for cultural pursuits. Visit the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, the Contemporary Arts Center, Little Theater or the Fort Story/Cape Henry Lighthouse. Throughout the year the city offers numerous festivals including Viva Elvis and the Pungo Strawberry Festival.
Virginia Beach offers a taste of vacation for everyday life.
Understanding that information on area schools may be an important component of your home search, we have provided the following links so that you can explore what each school has to offer:
Major employers in Virginia Beach include:
Atlantic Dominion Distributors
Hall Automotive Group
Virginia Beach Public Schools
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Points of Interest
There is no shortage of things see and do near Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. They include:
Click here for a complete list of events in Hampton Roads
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