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Newport News, VA

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Newport News is a city located near the larger urban area of Hampton, in eastern Virginia. Newport News is an independent city, which is a city that doesn’t belong to any particular county. Independent cities are relatively rare in the United States, but they are more common in the state of Virginia, due to their state constitution. Newport News has a long history, dating back to when Virginia was a British colony. Today, it has developed into a city with multiple industries and options for transportation.

Newport News Apartments

$769-$2071

Windsor Crossing Apartments
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1-2

$975-$1720

Belmont at City Center
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$952-$1786

Park Place
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$800-$1230

Waterman's Crossing
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$700-$900

Westwood Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-1.5

$779-$1250

The Trellis At Lee'S Mill
Beds: 2-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Newport News, VA is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.89%
  • 6.81%
  • 5.86%
  • Female
  • 8.45%
  • 6.59%
  • 6.34%
$928
is average rent in Newport News, VA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 3.51%
  • 5.22%
  • 5.96%
48.93%
of units are available for rent in Newport News
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 3062
  • 304
  • 1511
Getting Around in Newport News, VA

Because Newport News rests on the coast, it has a major transportation network which includes various interstate highways, state highways, bridges, railroads, buses, air and sea ports. Newport News has three airports, all of which have had increasing traffic in the past few decades. The city’s rail is served by Amtrak, which runs north south through the state. Greyhound operates the city’s busing system, which connects to other surrounding cities such as Williamsburg

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The average commuter time in Newport News is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.08%
  • 13.02%
  • 2.09%

Southern Flavor

<p>Newport News is a city that many consider to be representative of the South. The city was the site of many Civil War Battles, and it preserves many of these locations as historic landmarks. In addition, many plantations that existed prior to the Civil War have been protected, renovated, and made into museums and tourist attractions. The Virginia War Museum has a collection of numerous Civil War artifacts and other pieces from US military history. The city has numerous Maritime Museums which house artifacts such as ship models, maritime paintings, decorative art, and old engines.</p>

Parks in Newport News

<p>The city of Newport News owns and operates more than 30 different parks. The largest of those parks is Newport News Park, which is over 8,000 acres and is considered to be the second largest park in the entire country. The parks in the city offer plenty of different services to residents and tourists, such as the opportunity to go camping, go fishing, and participate in other activities such as archery. There are nature trails and cycling lanes for bikers, and the Newport News Park actually rents out bikes and helmets for visitors.</p>

Economy of Transportation

<p>Newport News major industries include shipbuilding, and aerospace technologies. There is also a significant military presence in the area which employs a significant portion of the population. Because of the city's location on the coast, there is a constant need for ships to be built. The location is also a prime location for military bases, because of its many transport options. Aerospace companies provide the military with planes, parts, and technology. Fishing and other maritime industries also play a significant role in the economy, but technological companies have been increasing since the 1990s.</p>