Living in Newport News

Living in Newport News

Are you considering moving to Newport News, Virginia? Read on for some interesting facts about what living in this Hampton Roads city entails.

Newport News has a rich history beginning shortly after the founding of Jamestown in 1607. The city’s central Coastal Virginia location is ideal and close to Hampton, Williamsburg, and the Hampton Roads harbor. Visitors can step back in time and learn about our nation’s beginnings from the actual sites of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War battles. 


The city also features many scenic parks where you can hike, bike, canoe, fish, camp, golf, and enjoy many other recreational activities. Newport News is also a strong employment center with a focus on tech, education, medical, industrial, and shipbuilding sectors. Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Christopher Newport University, and Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding are large employers. The city is serviced by Newport News Williamsburg International Airport. 

The weather is perfect for enjoying all four seasons, and spending time outside. Spring showers average about 4 inches a month, Summer temperatures average in the mid-80s and are perfect for fun in the sun or on the water. Autumn has pleasant temperatures and is ideal for walking and hiking to enjoy vibrant foliage, and Winter is relatively mild with less than 2 inches of snow most years.

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