Cities

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.

Norfolk

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

Chesapeake

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

Hampton

Located in the middle of the Tidewater region, Hampton provides plenty of cultural, historic and culinary attractions, rooted in its lively downtown and redeveloped former Army base.

Newport News

A historic city on the banks of the James River, Newport News balances its rich industrial history of shipbuilding with its array of distinctive neighborhoods and abundance of retail options.

Poquoson

Poquoson is a quaint coastal community, often ranked one of Virginia's safest. Residents enjoy affordable housing, a world-class public school system and 84 miles of sparkling shoreline.

Portsmouth

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

Suffolk

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

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.

Williamsburg

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.