Newport News is a modern maritime community rooted in rich history and natural wonder. The conveniences of a big city - coupled with a steadily growing economy anchored by shipbuilding, medical centers and defense - make this locale an attractive option for prospective new residents. The City Center at Oyster Point, Newport News' bustling business district, offers up a broad mix of retail, dining, residential and business amenities. Nearby, the Peninsula’s flourishing cultural corridor boasts an impressive array of attractions including world-class performing arts centers and museums. The city is also known for its historic landmarks and neighborhoods.
Recreation lovers here rejoice as this active city is home to more than 30 parks, including the 8,000-acre Newport News Park - the largest municipal park east of the Mississippi River. Opportunities for hiking, camping, boating, fishing, golf, tennis and and more abound.
Proximity is also a plus for Newport News. Centrally located, the city is an approximate 30-minute drive from Norfolk, through the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel. The city is easily accessible via Interstate 64 and is serviced by the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.