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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.


Quick Facts About Smithfield

    The unemployment rate in Smithfield is 4.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Smithfield jobs have Increased by 1.73 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Smithfield's cost of living is 10.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Smithfield's population is 8,059 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 24.31 percent.
    Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Smithfield is $225,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.20 percent.
    Smithfield public schools spend $10,462 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.9 students per teacher in Smithfield.

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Living in Smithfield is like a dream come true. Little or no traffic, rarely any crime, lovely countryside, and a slow, Southern pace to life. Smithfield is not very... (read more)
re: Smithfield, VA - 5/29/2012
Really, what a ridiculous statement. Todd says Smithfield has no major industry. Smithfield Foods, the world's leading pork producer is headquartered in... (read more)
Smithfield, VA
Smithfield, VA is a bedroom community that has no major industry and has been over developed with houses driving the value of houses down across the entire county. I... (read more)
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