Retiring in Hampton Roads

If you've thought about retiring in the near future, consider Hampton Roads. Coastal Virginia offers many things to do, a temperate climate, friendly locals and an affordable cost of living. There are a few places that have particular appeal to anyone looking for a choice retirement spot in this area.

Good places to consider planting roots for those ages 55 and better include:

  • Smithfield. This little town is located along the Pagan River. Visitors can instantly notice the quaint scenery and walkable downtown area. Attend concerts and theater performances held locally, but don't forget to check out all of the art-related activities as well. Welcoming residents make newcomers feel right at home.
  • Williamsburg. When culture and history are musts for your retirement, this Virginia city is the perfect fit. The College of William and Mary is the heartbeat of this happening place; just ask anyone. But undergrads don't get all the benefits! This top-notch school attracts many speakers and acts, so residents never have look far for quality entertainment.
  • Suffolk. This city has plenty to do for both those who like the outdoors and those who would rather stay inside. Never had the time to take art classes? Seize the moment at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. Head down to the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge for birding, hiking, canoeing and fishing.
  • Virginia Beach. Those who like collecting shells, shark teeth and sea glass will have plenty to do along the Atlantic coastline here. This large city also has plenty of well-appointed golf courses, recreation centers and parks.
  • Yorktown. Historic sites abound in this lovely town nestled along the York River. Colonial homes sit high along the river bluff and River Landing is perfect for taking an evening stroll, getting a bite to eat or just taking in the picturesque waterfront.

Hampton Roads has plenty of places ideal for retiring; just check out a few and see what opportunities unfold.

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