Isle of Wight County is located across the James River from Newport News via the James River Bridge, and northwest of Suffolk. It's comprised of Carrollton, Windsor, and Smithfield, which combine for a population just over 35,000. Many people move to Isle of Wight to get away from the business of Newport News, Hampton, or even northern Suffolk. The James River bridge provides fast access to the Newport News Shipyard and Langley Air Force Base.
The largest community in Isle of Wight is Eagle Harbor. Located in Carrollton, just over the James River Bridge (JRB), this newer community consists mostly of large, single family homes, but does also include townhouses, condos, and apartments. Once past Eagle Harbor the population density gradually diminishes. As you travel west towards Windsor you'll quickly see the land change to farm and pasture. Smithfield boasts a quaint and beautiful downtown. Known internationally for Smithfield Ham, Smithfield Farms is a major employer in the area. While planned subdivisions certainly exist throughout the county, homes that offer a little more land and privacy are the norm.