Situated in the heart of the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Area of southeastern Virginia, Hampton is one of America’s oldest cities and holds the distinction of being the nation’s first continuous English speaking settlement and the first to offer free public education.
Currently home to a population of approximately 136,700 residents, Hampton is a premier regional destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Excellent schools, attractive neighborhoods, and a mild climate draw new residents from all over, making it one of the region’s fastest growing cities.
Hampton’s stable, business-friendly economy supports more than 7,500 businesses based largely in aerospace, defense, health care, and higher education and powered by an educated civilian work force consisting of approximately 61% of the city’s adult population. Of those, nearly 90% are high school graduates and more than 22% hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Hampton’s rich history is evident in the wealth of cultural and historical attractions located throughout the city. Places of interest include the Virginia Air & Space Center, Hampton History Museum, and Hampton University Museum, as well as Fort Monroe, a circa-1834 stone fort that is part of the National Park System and owns the distinction of being the largest stone fort ever built in the U.S.
Hampton boasts numerous opportunities for outdoor sports and recreation, as well. Popular recreational pursuits include saltwater fishing off Buckroe Fishing Pier, kayaking at Gosnold's Hope Park, riding the wooden carousel at Carousel Park, and attending any of the many festivals and special events hosted by the city each year.
Easily accessible via I-95 and I-64 and located nearby to two international airports, Hampton is a great place to live, work, and play in Virginia!