Hampton, Virginia 

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Best Places to Live in Hampton, Virginia

Large-city complex - Southeast Virginia coast
-Nearby water recreation
-Educated population
-Stable economy
-Growth and sprawl
-Rising costs
-Air service

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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.


City: Hampton
Zip Codes: 23666 23669 23663 23661 23664 23651
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 30 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Hampton is 5.40% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Hampton jobs have decreased by 0.20%. Learn More...
Compared to the rest of the country, Hampton's cost of living is 5.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Hampton's Cost of Living
Hampton's population is 136,454 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 1.99%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Hampton is $153,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -0.99%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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It's a good time to buy in Hampton. Home Appreciation is up 1.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Hampton Real Estate.

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Reviews for Hampton    26 Reviews
Meh, probably not. - 12/31/2017
I was a visitor in Hampton for 2 months. I was really impressed with the Scuppernong grapes - they are super in cooking and to eat fresh!! That, however, when... (Read More)

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Hampton 16 years later... - 9/22/2015
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)

closed-minded bashing of Hampton - 7/5/2015
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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