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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 10 years 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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not that bad

Its not that bad here. I moved here from the actual city of Chicago and not the suburbs. Believe me I have seen my share of violence. My senior and junior year I had... (Read More)



Like opportunity? Then forget about this one

tl;dr: don't move here if you aren't gov't, military or DoD contractor, or not a nuclear engineer. If you are, this place might be your cup of tea I grew up here, and... (Read More)



Of all the places I have lived and visited, this i

Look I am not gonna sit here and just bash on Newport News because the peak of my childhood happened here, that is, before it turned into the Compton of the East Coast. ... (Read More)



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