Hampton can trace its roots back to the earliest days of the English Colonists. It was first discovered by Cristopher Newport on one of his 1607 voyages and settled in 1610. 

It is one of the seven major cities that compose the Hampton Roads metropolitan area and is on the southeastern end of the Virginia Peninsula. It also hosts the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, the world's first bridge-tunnel. 

POPULATION

134,669

ATTRACTIONS

Buckroe Beach

Peninsula Town Center

Fort Monroe National Park

Virginia Space Museum

ENVIRONMENT

Urban/Suburban

HIGH SCHOOLS

Bethel I Hampton 

Kecoughtan I Phoebus

RESTAURANTS

County Grill & Smokehouse

Venture Kitchen & Bar

Surfrider Restaurant

The Barking Dog

MAIN ROADS

I-64, I-664, US-60, VA-143, VA-258

City description

Hampton is a gorgeous city that is rich in history and culture. It is bordered to the north by Poquoson and York County, the James River to the south, Newport News to the west and the Chesapeake Bay to the east.

Hampton is a growing and bustling community that is comprised of the some of the following neighborhoods: Phoebus, Downtown, Fox Hill, Wythe, and Buckroe Beach. 

The city features Buckroe Beach, Fort Monroe National Park (the largest stone fort in the US) Langley Airforce Base, NASA, Langley Speedway and many other museums, parks and shopping attractions. 

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