Quality of Life

In choosing a location to live, the amenities offered can be just as important as the home you live in. In Hampton Roads you will find multiple downtown districts, town and city centers boasting blossoming art scenes and entertainment, popular restaurants, and shopping destinations. The region is home to the nationally acclaimed Chrysler Museum and Virginia Opera. Our metro area hosts an endless array of concerts, family-friendly festivals, and unique events.

For people who enjoy the outdoors, our 2,600 miles of shoreline along the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, the Elizabeth, James, York, Warwick, and Lynnhaven Rivers, as well as the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, provide a full range of seaside pursuits, including scenic biking and hiking trails. Virginia Beach’s famous boardwalk was even named a 2009 “Great Public Place” by the American Planning Association.

The region is an ideal place to live and raise a family. Our esteemed higher education institutions include eight four-year colleges and universities and four two-year community colleges totaling 96,000 students. And our nationally ranked hospitals provide ongoing peace of mind that you and the families you employ will always be well taken care of.

In Hampton Roads, lifestyle choices are as varied as your personal preference and budget. 

Cultural Venues


 The Outdoors

 Other Recreation