Cities of Hampton Roads

From sundrenched beaches and quaint countrysides to bustling metropolitan backdrops, Hampton Roads offers something for everyone. With a combined total population exceeding 1.6 million, the region is a vibrant, growing area for people to live, work and play. Residents of nine cities - each with distinct charm and amenities - call Hampton Roads home.

Southside Cities

A view of the Norfolk waterfront

Home to EVMS' main campus, Norfolk is the second-largest city in Virginia and is considered to be region's cultural, historical, educational, financial, and medical centerpiece.

Virginia Beach

A cosmopolitan resort city positioned at the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach offers the best of coastal living to tourists and residents alike.


Historic neighborhoods, miles of waterfront, and an array of renowned dining options are just some of the features that make life in Portsmouth unique.


Steeped in natural wonder and situated along the Intracoastal Waterway, Chesapeake offers family-friendly neighborhoods and amenities and caters to the outdoor enthusiast.


Though it is the largest city in Virginia, Suffolk offers no shortage of small-town charm. A rich blend of history, agriculture and southern hospitality give this locale its unique character.

Peninsula Cities


Located in the middle of the Tidewater region, Hampton residents enjoy close proximity to all southeastern Virginia locales. The city is known for its unique cultural and historic attractions.

Newport News

A historic city set on the banks of the Hampton Roads harbor, Newport News is characterized by its vibrant downtown, an abundance of distinctive neighborhoods, and a diverse array of industry.


Poquoson is a quaint coastal community with a laid-back atmosphere where residents enjoy a low crime rate, affordable housing, a world-class public school system and 84 miles of sparkling shoreline.


Though best known as an world-class tourist destination, Williamsburg and neighboring Yorktown and Jamestown offer up plenty of reasons for potential residents to call the Historic Triangle home.