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What it's Like to Retire in Newport News

Newport News is a busy port, shipbuilding center, and military center in Virginia's Hampton Roads. The population is about 180,000.  Photo of Oyster Point City Center, a redevelopment project, courtesy of Wikipedia and Durrock. The North End is an historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city has its rough edges as well as its charms. The Victory Arch is a local landmark. Langely Air Force Base, Fort Eustis, Fort Monroe, and Naval Weapons Station Yorktown are some of the military facilities in the area. Newport News is home to Christopher Newport University.
 

Where to Retire in Newport News and Home Prices

The city has many different neighborhoods including the North End and Hilton Head. Some of them have waterviews. There are active adult communities in the area.
Prices will vary greatly by neighborhood. The median value of a home was about $170,00 in late 2013, according to City-date.com.

 

What is special about Newport News

Newport News has 32 parks, a varied cultural base, several museums, and a diversified economy. Oyster Point is a welcome addition and is often referred to as the new downtown. There are many nice neighborhoods such as Hilton Village and the North End.
 

What is not special about Newport News

Newport News is well below average in walkability; some not so nice neighborhoods.

 

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Crime

As might be expected in a town with a seaport and military base, the crime rate is above average.
 

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Facts about NEWPORT NEWS
  • State: VA
  • Environment: Urban,Coastal,Small-mid Sized City,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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