Smithfield, Virginia 

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Large-city complex - Southeast Virginia coast
Pros
-Nearby water recreation
-Educated population
-Stable economy
Cons
-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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Smithfield
Zip Codes: 23430
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 30 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Smithfield is 4.30% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Smithfield jobs have decreased by 0.28%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Smithfield's cost of living is 5.40% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Smithfield's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Smithfield's population is 8,364 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 78.49%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 33 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Smithfield is $219,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.24%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Smithfield public schools spend $12,019 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Smithfield. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Smithfield

It's not a good time to buy in Smithfield. Home Appreciation is down -0.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Smithfield Real Estate.

The median home price in Smithfield is $219,400. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Smithfield    2 Reviews
Smithfield, VA - 5/29/2012
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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Smithfield is a secret gem - 6/25/2006
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)


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