Hampton is one of America's oldest and most historic cities. Famous for it's rivers and ports, this is a unique city with a populations around 140,000. Hampton is home to Langley Air Force Base, the F-22 Raptor and has a large population of both active duty and retired military. The Newport News Shipyard is also a major employer of the citizens of Hampton.
Peninsula Town Center anchors the retail hub of Hampton in what's knows as the Coliseum Central Business District. Here you'll find shopping, restaurants, and entertainment in a sprawling outdoor venue. Downtown Hampton features smaller, locally owned restaurants like Marker 20, Venture Kitchen & Bar, and Bull Island Brewing. Phoebus and Fort Monroe also offer great local options like Mango Mangeaux, Deadrise, and Oozlefinch Craft Brewery. Hampton also features great parks and beaches, with Sandy Bottom Nature Park, Buckroe Beach, Grandview Beach, and the beaches of Fort Monroe being the most popular.
Housing in Hampton is very diverse and is ranges from traditional brick ranchers, which are found throughout the city, to the large Victorians of downtown, to traditional two story homes. Condo and townhouse communities are found throughout the city. Hampton offers many waterfront opportunities as well, along the Hampton River, Back River, Hampton Harbor, Buckroe Beach and Grandview Island. Regardless of where you live in Hampton you'll always be within a short commute of entertainment or the water.