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Living in Newport News, VA

Fast Facts About Newport News, VA

Population (2021): 184,587

Distance from:

  • Norfolk: 45mins
  • Virginia Beach: 1hr
  • Newport News: 50mins

Nearest airport:

Median income (2020): 

  • Individual: $33,670
  • Household: $54,511

County: None (independent city)

Type of location: City

Why is Newport News a Nice Place to Live?

Newport News is a nice place to live with all of the shopping, dining, and outdoor activities that it has to offer. Those living in Newport News love the beautiful weather, moderate costs of living, family-friendly neighborhoods, fantastic schools, and a below-average unemployment rate in the city.

Newport News offers high-quality public schools with the Newport News Public School district. Its mission is to provide a quality education that encourages every student to realize his/her fullest potential.

What is Newport News Known For?

Newport News sits on a beautiful vantage point where the James River meets the Chesapeake Bay. The city runs approximately 23 miles along the James River and the Hampton Roads Harbor. Rich in history, Newport News is a community of eclectic trades including shipbuilding, technological research, and international commerce.

Those living in Newport News take advantage of its strong historical heritage, including seven museums and historical sites, classes, performances, and exhibits at one of its six community or art centers.

What Are the Best Restaurants in Newport News?

Some of the top restaurants in and around Newport News with the highest-rated Google reviews include:

  • Schlesinger’s Steakhouse, a traditional chophouse fare paired with a full bar featuring 150+ wines in white-tablecloth environs.
  • Fin Seafood, where the seasonal catch & other elevated dishes are served with martinis & wine in a stylish setting.
  • Circa 1918, an intimate, romantic restaurant furnishing New American bites & an extensive wine list.
  •  Al Fresco, an airy, brick-lined Italian eatery with a wide-ranging menu of classic dishes & a global list of wines.
  • Schooners Grill, for seafood & wide-ranging American grill fare in festive digs with live music, crafts beer & a patio.

To learn more about purchasing a home and living in Newport News, VA checks out the median home price and inventory or call me at (757) 799-4824 to get immediate help.


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