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Living in Newport News, Virginia:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Newport News, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Newport News what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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Newport News is one of the seven independent cities which make up the metropolitan area known as Hampton Roads, which is in southeastern Virginia. Along with York County (which is not considered part of Hampton Roads) and the neighboring city of Hampton, Newport News is between the York and James Rivers on what is commonly referred to as the Peninsula. The remaining five cities of Hampton Roads- Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach- are accessed through either of three crossings: the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel, or the James River Bridge, the latter of which features a drawbridge rather than a tunnel with which to allow large ships to travel up and down the river.

Brittany, says: 2020

Newport News is a diverse and ever-changing city. There are several large employers in the area that consistently seek employees. We are also known as a military city. We have great parks and we are close to Busch Gardens and Virginia Beach without all the busy traffic that those cities have daily.

Newport News is a busy place, with nice and friendly neighborhoods with some areas nicer than others. The people tend to be nice, the food is amazing, the restaurants are pretty neat. Schools are engaged with the community, whether they are giving back to the community, or keeping students off the streets and out of handcuffs. Newport News is a great city in which one would have to visit to understand.

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