Newport News, Virginia

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Newport News, VA

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Located at the southeastern end of the Virginia Peninsula at the mouth of the James River on Chesapeake Bay, Newport News was the site where the first Jamestown settlers set foot. The community was named for Capt. Christopher Newport who explored the area in 1607 as an English privateer and navigator. He transported colonists to America´s first permanent English colony, Jamestown, (104 settlers, including Capt. John Smith) and several times thereafter. A major player in the Civil War where America's Navy began, the city's historic homes, battle sites, fortifications, monuments and collections of personal artifacts are popular attractions for those interested in learning about the past. The City of Newport News was founded by Collis P. Huntington who also founded the Central Pacific, Southern Pacific and Chesapeake & Ohio railroads. In 1886 he also founded what is known today as Newport News Shipbuilding. Prior to WWII, the Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company was one of the five largest shipbuilders in the United States, employed over 31,000 people. Today the company is owned by Northrop Grumman and remains the nation´s largest private shipbuilder. During the Civil War in Newport News, the USS Monitor, the famous Union ironclad, prevented the Merrimac (renamed the USS Virginia) from breaking the Union blockade on the James River. The Virginia War Museum in Newport News offers fascinating exhibits and history of the area´s involvement in the Civil War. Also, the Mariners´ Museum contains a replica of the USS Monitor´s turret. 


Among the city's major industries are shipbuilding and drydock and large coal piers by CSX Transportation, the railroad company. As the fourth largest city in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Hampton Roads triangle, it's part of a metropolitan area with nine cities that offer many historic and cultural venues including museums, festivals, indoor and outdoor concerts, theater,art shows, lectures and performances. Some of the family friendly local events include; Bird Festival, July 4th Stars in the Stars Celebration, 100 Miles of Lights, Lee Family Christmas, Antebellum Holidays, Celebration of Lights and Holiday Militaria Show.
 
(Taken from HelloNewportNews.com)

Newport News, VA Climate: Newport News' mild four season climate means outdoor activities can be enjoyed year round. The weather in Newport News 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.

Newport News, VA Local Attractions:

Downing Gross Cultural & Arts Center
Endview Plantation
James A. Fields House
Lee Hall Mansion

Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center

Peninsula Fine Arts Center
Peninsula S.P.C.A. Exotic Sanctuary & Petting Zoo
The Mariners' Museum
The Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center
U.S. Army Transportation Museum

USS Monitor Center

Victory Arch (built in 1919 for WWI returning troops)

Virginia Living Museum
Virginia War Museum

Newport News, VA 2010 Census Information:
Population: 180,719
Total Households: 70,664
Family Households: 44,887
Median Family Income: $51,027
Median Age: 32


2015 On-time High School Graduation Rate: 89.5%

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