Hampton

Vibrant Hampton knows how to celebrate its connection to the water, the military, its rich history, and more with events like Hampton Jazz Festival, Blackbeard Pirate Festival, Hampton Cup Regatta, and Fourth At The Fort. Hampton is located on the southeasternmost end of the peninsula. Water views grace nearly all of the city’s attractions and lend beauty to homes, military installations, and industries. Virginia Air & Space Center and our local NASCAR track, Langley Speedway, call Hampton home, as well as many charming neighborhoods, ranging from historic and charming to sleek and modern.

 

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The North King Street neighborhood in Hampton is ranked in the 99th percentile for “livability” (according to areavibes.com) saturated with waterfront properties, impressive amenities, and excellent schools like Kecoughtan High. The charming historic waterfront town of Phoebus has been revitalized in recent years with new small businesses perking up the quaint downtown area. The Phoebus Fall Festival has been celebrated for over a half century, but newer events also dot the calendar including the Spring Fling Beer Fest and Holiday Illumination. Big year-round attractions like the Virginia Air & Space Center and the Hampton History Museum anchor downtown Hampton.

A vibrant food scene is percolating in Hampton, with exciting new eateries, breweries, and distilleries popping up recently. Mango Mangeaux: A Simple Panache Bistro is all the rage for their Cajun/Creole-influenced breakfast and brunch while the Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery pairs creative creations like the short rib grilled cheese with quality homegrown libations. With so much waterfront around, seafood joints abound, with newcomers, The Twisted Crab and the Skrimp Shack getting a lot of attention. Hampton also has a great selection of quality burger joints like MOOYA Burgers, Fries & Shakes to balance out a healthy set of exotic options including Monsoon Eclectic Modern Indian and Ya’s Thai Chicken. Of course, BBQ and pizza are well represented, too. Places like Mission BBQ and Venture Kitchen & Bar also help make Hampton such a great place to live.

Hampton is home to the Peninsula Pilots a collegiate summer baseball league who play at War Memorial Stadium, and Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway hosts weekly races. If golf is your thing, find your way to Peninsula Golf Center or Woodlands Golf Course.

Whether it is the great waterfront communities or the vibrant amenities that has you exploring beautiful Hampton, VA, we hope that you will soon call this city “home”. We are excited to help you find your next home here!

  • Population: 137,436
  • Mean detached home value: $247,709
  • Median household income: $50,524
  • Average resident age: 33.4 years
  • Median price of all housing units: $219,163
  • Median gross rent: $991

City website: https://hampton.gov/
Demographics: https://hampton.gov/90/Demographics
Visitor Center: http://www.visithampton.com/
Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampton,_Virginia
Trip Advisor page: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g57804-Hampton_Virginia-Vacations.html
Viriginia.org Hampton page: https://www.virginia.org/cities/Hampton/
Daily press city news page: http://www.dailypress.com/news/hampton/

 

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