The Hampton Roads Region, home to perhaps the largest military concentration in the world, includes Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach.
Hampton Roads is divided 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. The area blankets southeastern Virginia where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean,
NAS Oceana is located in Norfolk, VA and is home to seven miles of runways and 19 fighter/attack squadrons. As the largest employer in Norfolk, it is home to almost 20,000 enlisted personnel and their spouses.
Norfolk is home to approximately 240,000 residents and is the cultural, educational and business center of Hampton Roads. Home to the world's largest Naval Base, Old Dominion University, the Port Authority, Virginia Symphony, and Eastern Virginia Medical School; Norfolk offers a rich and diverse culture.
Looking good for 300, Norfolk blends equal parts history with modern conveniences. With over 120 different neighborhoods throughout the city, there is something for everyone. Priding itself on a wide array of cultural offerings like music, theater and art, Norfolk also offers sports and several museums.
With a true downtown area, Norfolk also has a great public transportation system. Residents can access a wide variety of venues while leaving the car at home. Area dwellers can enjoy living on the bay front and riverfront with all the surrounding natural beauty.
Norfolk combines modern living with a splash of Southern charm.
Understanding that information on area schools may be an important component of your home search; the following links will help you explore what each school has to offer:
With an unemployment rate of 6.1%, Hampton Roads offers a wide variety of employment opportunities. Many employers will post career opportunities on Careerbuilder.com, Monster.com, and the Virginia Employment Commission website. Major employers and the cities in which they are located are listed below:
Bank of America
Bon Secours Health System
Eastern Virginia Medical School
FHC Health Systems
Old Dominion University
Portfolio Recovery Associates
Click here for a more complete listing of Hampton Roads Employers.Transportation
Points of Interest
There are many exciting things to see and do near NAS Oceana. They include:
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