to learn more about the Hampton Roads area
Sentara is proud to provide healthcare in America's first region
. Located in southeast Virginia, Hampton Roads is ranked the 31st largest Metropolitan area in the United States. Recognized by a recent study as one of the nation's most diverse regions, Hampton Roads is home to just over one and a half million people and includes the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg. It also includes the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Southampton, Sussex, Surry and York; and Gates and Currituck in North Carolina.
Sentara Healthcare has long been an integral part of the Hampton Roads community. But just what is this region all about? Hampton Roads has it all, from 29 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches to historical early-American culture. Lush waterways and state parks. Safe neighborhoods. Thriving, prosperous economy. The reasons more than 1.6 million people call Hampton Roads home are endless. This vibrant community offers:
Affordable living and low unemployment
Safe cities with low and decreasing crime rates
Excellent public and private education systems
Myriad of higher education options
Oceanfront, bay front, riverside, lakeside, rural, suburban or city living
Totally integrated transportation network of highway, air, rail and sea services
Four mild and distinctive seasons with moderate temperatures
Endless recreational activities
Abounding cultural and historical enrichment
Home of the largest naval base in the world
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to learn more about Hampton Roads and start planning your new home. Nationally Recognized Communities & Statistics
Hampton Roads ranked 15th in the nation for the highest proportion of white-collar employees. 49.4% of the regions adults are in a white-collar profession, putting Hampton Roads among the top 15 metro markets in the country (U.S. average is 45.7%). Half of the regions market is comprised of executives, managers or professionals who are affluent and active consumers.
The second largest per capita concentration of scientists and engineers in the U.S. can be found in Hampton Roads.
Hampton Roads has the largest naval base in the world with 104,465 personnel in uniform and a total annual payroll of $5.4 billion. Recent pay raises add more than $2 million per day to the regions economy. USA Today
placed Hampton Roads in the "Top 10 Booming Downtowns" category. The area is one of the top 10 markets in the country as named by Business Relocation & Expansion.
79.6% of Hampton Roads adults own their home, which nationally ranks the area 3rd for home ownership. USA Today
ranked the city of Hampton 7th in the country for quality of life and in the top 50 cities for retirees.