Suffolk is a city on the rise. In 1970 the population of Suffolk was under 10,000 - now it's over 90,000! Up until recently, Suffolk has been mostly farm land, and still is actually. At 429 square miles, it's the largest city in Virginia, by area, and 14th largest in the country. Much of the expansion has been in the northern corridor of Suffolk, where the Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel provides fast access to the Newport News Shipyard and multiple routs east allow for an easy commute to Portsmouth, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. Suffolk is becoming one of the premier suburban cities of Virginia.
The recent, and continued growth of Suffolk also means that you'll see much newer housing that you will in cities like Newport News, Hampton, and Norfolk. You won't have to look hard to find a community where you can build brand new, or buy something less than 10 years old. Major developments, like Harbour View, have the combinations of housing, business, and recreation that only a newer community can provide. Beautiful golf courses, new restaurants and shopping centers are around every corner. As you move farther south you'll continue to find beautiful planned subdivisions, along with more space and farm land. So whether you want to be in a vibrant community, or to get away completely, Suffolk may be the right city for you.