Living in Hampton

"Born and raised in Hampton. Love the city and its accessibility to other areas." - EVMS faculty member



One of the oldest cities in the country, modern-day Hampton is enjoying a renaissance. This vibrant waterfront community is bustling with burgeoning retail, dining and entertainment amenities. Business in Hampton represents a diverse mix of industry and employment opportunities ranging from aerospace and defense to major medical centers and higher education.

Hampton features a broad range of affordable housing options. The city's diverse, character-filled neighborhoods boast scenic waterfront properties, unique turn-of-the century Victorian homes and brand-new condominiums. Hampton maintains a thriving arts community and offers visitors and prospective residents an abundance of world-class cultural attractions and amenities from which to choose.

Positioned at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, the city of Hampton is located in the very heart of the Hampton Roads region. Thanks to this central location, Hampton residents enjoy close proximity and easy access to all southeastern Virginia locales.