With beautiful state parks and beaches, Virginia Beach and Newport News make a new move south all the more enticing. If an active lifestyle is what you love, these communities are great places to live.
Come Down to Virginia Beach
Considered one of the country's most playful cities, Virginia Beach offers plenty of opportunities for stand-up paddling, surfing, kayaking, parasailing and more. Head to Sandbridge Beach, known as the “Outer Banks of Virginia,” for pure peace and relaxation, or to Virginia Beach, the classic family beach-vacation spot.
Other areas include First Landing State Park, where you can camp overnight; the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, a three-mile esplanade great for biking and strolling; and the Sandbridge Pier, a favorite fishing spot.
Sound intriguing? Come take a look at the Virginia beach homes at The Estates at Munden Farms, which offers large homesites on waterside properties.
New Start in Newport News
With a smaller population than Virginia Beach, Newport News offers a more peaceful vibe. Outdoorsy types are big fans of Newport News Park, where you can explore over 8,000 acres of natural beauty. The park offers miles of hiking trails, canoe rentals and even a Frisbee golf course. Lake Maury, a natural reservoir in Newport News, also boasts the Noland Trail, a 4.8-mile path that's used for mountain biking and hiking.
Living is here for the taking at Turtle Creek, located in the Hampton Roads area of Newport News. Affordable and selling fast, this picturesque community offers different types of both ranch and two-story homes.