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-Nearby water recreation
-Educated population
-Stable economy


-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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Quick Facts About Newport News

    The unemployment rate in Newport News is 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Newport News jobs have Decreased by 0.19 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Newport News's cost of living is 3.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Newport News's population is 182,385 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.26 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Newport News is $167,500. Home appreciation the last year has been -3.99 percent.
    Newport News public schools spend $11,252 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.1 students per teacher in Newport News.

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*sigh*..Okay...I've lived in Newport News intermittently since 1995 (military family). Let's start from the now..I'm an adult, and a Human Resources professional...The... (read more)
Hampton roads sucks all the way around
I was born and raised here in Newport News only lived in Hampton for 2 years. The cost of living is RIDICULOUS! The Traffic is Complete NIGHTMARE and basically unless... (read more)
Just Another Generic Southern Town
I am originally from northern California and teach at well known college in the area and have lived in the South for over two decades. In truth, Newport News has very... (read more)
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