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Pros

-Nearby water recreation
-Educated population
-Stable economy

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Rising costs
-Air service


What Bert Has To Say About Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metro Area


This complex area straddles the waterway known as Hampton Roads, a large bay that empties into the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest metropolitan area in the state in terms of population, and offers an interesting mix of urban, suburban, waterfront and inland environments. The cities of Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth are to the south of the waterway, with the large and rapidly growing Virginia Beach located a few miles to the east along the Atlantic Shore. Hampton and Newport News lie to the north across a long bridge-tunnel connection. The natural harbor makes for one of the best ports on the East Coast, and shipping and shipbuilding activity are paramount, along with fishing and seaport-related commerce.


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    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Hampton is 5.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Hampton jobs have Decreased by 0.20 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Hampton's cost of living is 5.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Hampton's population is 136,454 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 1.99 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Hampton is $153,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -0.99%.
    SCHOOLS
    Hampton public schools spend $10,484 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.8 students per teacher in Hampton.

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  9/22/2015
Hampton 16 years later...

I went into the military in 1983 here in Hampton. Learned how to drive a car, here in Hampton, and in 1983 just loved it here in Hampton. Recently moved back to Hampton... (Read More)

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  7/5/2015
closed-minded bashing of Hampton

I have heard every good and bad thing there is to hear about hampton, and can honestly say it outrages me that so many closed minded people find a city of over 100,000... (Read More)

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  1/12/2012
Hampton is GHETTO

I was born here almost 40 years ago and I can honestly say that Hampton is NOW very Ghetto. Funny thing is though is that they are trying to build high dollar homes in... (Read More)

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