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Newport News VA Real Estate
The city of Newport News is located on the Virginia Peninsula, along the James River, and is a wonderful centralized location to many of the region's most popular attractions. Newport News real estate is only minutes away from Williamsburg and just a short drive to Virginia Beach. The city itself offers a wide range of employment opportunities, family amenities, and enough entertainment to appeal to a large variety of interests.
Newport News Economy
The surrounding military is a great contributor to the local economy and community of Newport News. The Northrop Grumman Shipyard is the US's largest naval manufacturer, Virginia's largest industrial manufacturer and employs over 20,000. The neighboring Fort Eustis has 9000 acres of Army training facilities and is the US Army's largest transportation unit.
Shopping and Amenities
There is a great selection of shopping to be found in the Patrick Henry Mall, Jefferson Commons, City Center, Port Warwick, and the Hilton Village. You will find everything from upscale national retail stores to locally owned boutiques, quaint shops, and antique stores. Whether its Chesapeake Bay crabs you're craving, or a fresh cut steak you will find a delectable assortment of mouthwatering dishes being served in the city's many restaurants.
Experience the outdoors like never before within the 32 citywide parks. The Newport News City Park in particular is the second largest city park in the US spanning across 30 miles. There is a multi-use bike path that is a favorite among competitive bikers far and wide. You can practice your hand at archery or take up the entertaining and challenging sport of disc golf. There is even a special field for flying remote control aircraft complete with a 400 foot runway. Launch your boat at the Denbeigh Park Boat Ramp to take a cruise down the Warwick River into the James River or cast your fishing line for the popular Croaker and Trout that are caught throughout the summer months.
Between the many athletic centers provided by the city and the numerous museums to explore, there is plenty to keep residents of Newport News busy on a rainy day. There are indoor and outdoor tennis centers, an aquatic center, 32 recreational sport centers and the only 50 meter competitive indoor pool in Hampton Roads. The Midtown Community Center boasts 14,000 square feet of covered outdoor area for basketball and other sports along with an area that has detachable roofs to accommodate special events.
The rich history of Newport News and the neighboring city of Jamestown dates back to the founding of our nation and is evident in the local culture. You don't want to miss the spectacular sights within the Virginia Living Museum where you can get up close and personal with wildlife, experience the life in a cave, a swamp and be among the stars all indoors. Classrooms come from all over to visit The Maritime museum which is one of the largest maritime history museums and boasts 60,000 square foot gallery of statues, ship models, artifacts and paintings.
Feel free to call Toll Free 800-671-0293 Local 757-410-8500, or email with your questions about the various new developments in Newport News. One of our sales associates will be happy to answer your questions.
Newport News Amenities & Recreation
Tourism in Newport News is a big draw, due in part to the modern cruise ship pier and terminal that draws upwards of 100,000 visitors each year, who help to support downtown shops and restaurants.
The Newport News waterfront provides hours of enjoyment with scenic walking paths and parks brimming with activity from local festivals. Other popular spots include the Chrysler Museum, Newport News Botanical Garden and the Virginia Zoological Park.
Newport News Colleges & Universities
Newport News offers excellent opportunities for higher education at schools such as Old Dominion University, Newport News State University, Tidewater Community College, Wesleyan College and Eastern Virginia Medical School.
To learn more about real estate in the city of Newport News, please don't hesitate to email, or call Toll Free 800-671-0293 Local 757-410-8500.