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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 Suffolk is 4.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Suffolk jobs have Decreased by 0.15 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Suffolk's cost of living is 4.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Suffolk's population is 88,161 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 69.08 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 31 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Suffolk is $216,470. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -4.75%.
    SCHOOLS
    Suffolk public schools spend $10,587 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.9 students per teacher in Suffolk.

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  12/6/2010
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  8/19/2009
Great place to live

I like living in Suffolk because of the smaller town feel yet having the conveniences of the larger city. We have been happy in Northern Suffolk. The schools don't seem... (Read More)

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  6/15/2009
Unremarkable?

Suffolk is a bit difficult to describe because it is geographically the largest city in Virginia. Downtown has been slightly revitalized but I have no reason to go there... (Read More)

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