Hampton, Virginia

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Hampton, VA

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Situated on the southern end of the peninsula on Hampton Roads Bay, the City of Hampton has two distinct areas with links to the Chesapeake Bay: the Downtown Waterfront area (renovated), and the Phoebus/Fort Monroe area on the eastern side. Cobblestone streets, brick sidewalks, antique shops, restaurants, pubs, galleries, an air and space museum, restored antique carousel, and a waterfront park are some of the charming features of the town.


The City of Hampton is the oldest continuously settled English community in the United States. Hampton was originally an Indian village called Kecoughtan, English colonists landed here first before sailing up the James River to establish Jamestown. Fort Henry and Fort Charles were built in 1610, and the community was called Elizabeth City; however, it became known as Hampton from 1680 on. In 1819 Fort Monroe was built, the only fort in the United States with a moat round it. Hampton was incorporated in 1849. The first free public schools in the United States were founded in Hampton, and Hampton University was established in 1868 to educate freed slaves. The famous battle between the first ironclad battleships, the Monitor and the Merrimac, was fought just offshore. During the Civil War, residents of the city burned it down rather than surrender to Federalist troops. Hampton has attracted not only Fortune 500 industries that have established corporate offices, but almost 500,000 visitors each year who enjoy the city´s historic charm and attractions. As the city's logo and slogan, "Hampton, America's First" states, one of the city´s several "firsts" includes America's first training ground for NASA´s astronauts.


Among the many popular attractions are the Virginia Air & Space Center, NASA’s Langley Research Center, the Virginia Air & Space Center, Cousteau Society, Hampton University, Freedom Fort, Bluebird Gap Farm, Carousel Park, the Hampton Carousel, a restored 1920s authentic wooden carousel, the Casemate Museum within the old stone walls of Fort Monroe, Fort Wool, a pre-Civil War island fortress, St. John's Episcopal Church, built in 1728, and the Hampton History Museum.

Hampton has two public beaches on Chesapeake Bay: Buckroe Beach (popular with windsurfers) and Grandview Beach that winds through the Grandview Nature Preserve. There are also 12 deep water marinas. For Fido there’s Bark Park.

One of the largest venues for entertainment, conventions, trade shows, circus performances, rodeos, and other sporting events is the Hampton Coliseum, a large, multi-purpose facility. Well attended annual events include Bay Days Commodore’s Gala, Hampton Days, Downtown Hampton In-Water Boat Show, Independence Day, Hampton Block Party, and the Five Alarm Festival and Chili Cook-Off.

(Taken from HelloHampton.com)

Hampton, VA Climate:
Hampton's mild four season climate means outdoor activities can be enjoyed year round. The weather in Hampton is temperate and seasonal. Summers are hot and humid, averaging in the mid to upper 80's, with cool evenings.  Winters are cool, averaging in the upper 40's to mid 50's. January is the coolest month with July being the warmest and wettest.

Hampton, VA Local Attractions:

Air Power Park

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

Bluebird Gap Farm

Casemate Museum at Fort Monroe
Fort Wool

Grandview Nature Preserve

Hampton History Museum

Hampton Roads Charters - The Ocean Eagle

Little England Chapel

Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruises
Sandy Bottom Nature Preserve

St. John's Episcopal Church

The American Theatre

The Cousteau Society

Virginia Air & Space Center

Hampton, VA 2010 Census Information:
Population: 137,436
Total Households: 55,031
Family Households: 35,061
Median Family Income: $50,705
Median Age: 36


2015 On-time High School Graduation Rate: 85.5%

Parks and Recreation
Fords Colony Golf Wiliamsburg:
www.fordscolony.com
Fords Colony Golf Wiliamsburg:
www.hampton.va.us/parks/
James City County and Williamsburg Parks:
www.james-city.va.us/recreation/index.html
James City County and Williamsburg Parks:
www.nngolfclub.com
Newport News Parks:
www.nnparks.com
Newport News Parks:
www.hriceplex.com
Williamsburg National Golf Club:
www.wngc.com
Williamsburg National Golf Club:
www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec
Tourism and Shopping
Weather:
www.weather.com
Weather:
www.visitwilliamsburg.com
Hampton:
www.hamptoncvb.com/go/visitors
Hampton:
www.newport-news.org
Yorktown:
www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism
Yorktown:
www.coliseumcentral.com
MacArthur Center:
www.shopmacarthur.com
MacArthur Center:
www.shoppatrickhenrymall.com
Williamsburg Outlet Mall:
www.williamsburgoutletmall.com
 
Information
American Home Mortgage Corp:
www.americanhm.com
American Home Mortgage Corp:
www.amerispec.com
Cavalier Telephone:
www.cavtel.com
Cavalier Telephone:
www.colonialext.com
Cox Cable:
www.cox.com/hr
Cox Cable:
www.dmv.state.va.us
Direct TV:
www.directv.com
Direct TV:
www.dom.com
Hampton Roads traffic report:
www.hamptonroads.com/traffic
Hampton Roads traffic report:
www.jbwk.com
Peninsula Settlement Services:
www.peninsulasettlement.com
Peninsula Settlement Services:
www.pods.com
The Moving Coach:
www.movingcoach.com
The Moving Coach:
www22.verizon.com
Virginia Natural Gas:
www.virginianaturalgas.com
Virginia Natural Gas:
www.newport-news.va.us/wwdept
Wells Fargo Mortgage:
www.wellsfargo.com
 
Schools and Colleges
Gloucester Public Schools:
gets.gc.k12.va.us
Gloucester Public Schools:
www.hampton.k12.va.us
Hampton Roads Private Schools:
www.vpcc.org/membership/Schools_-_Private.html
Hampton Roads Private Schools:
www.nnschools.org
Poquoson Public Schools:
www.sbo.poquoson.k12.va.us
Poquoson Public Schools:
www.wjcc.k12.va.us
York County Schools:
www.yorkcountyschools.org
York County Schools:
www.cnu.edu
College of William and Mary:
www.wm.edu
College of William and Mary:
www.hamptonu.edu
Old Dominion University:
www.odu.edu
Old Dominion University:
www.tncc.edu
Military
Fort Eustis:
www.eustis.army.mil
Fort Eustis:
www.monroe.army.mil
Langley Air Force Base:
www.langley.af.mil
Langley Air Force Base:
www.navstanorva.navy.mil
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Training Center:
www.uscg.mil/hq/rtc/index.shtm
 
Arts and History
Ferguson Center for the Fine Arts:
fergusoncenter.cnu.edu/directions.html
Ferguson Center for the Fine Arts:
pfac-va.org
The Mariners' Museum:
www.mariner.org
The Mariners' Museum:
www.thevlm.org
Virginia Air and Space Center:
www.vasc.org
 
Hospitals
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters:
www.chkd.com
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters:
remax.com/inside_remax/corporate_information/community_involvement/childrens_miracle_network
News and Media
Daily Press:
www.dailypress.com
Daily Press:
www.pilotonline.com

Lynn Grimsley
Lynn Grimsley
Broker Associate