The armed forces have played a pivotal role in Hampton Roads, a nautical term meaning protected anchorage or safe harbor, since the English se…

The Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate expresses the percentage of students who earned a Board of Education-approved diploma within four years o…

Busch Gardens: One Busch Gardens Blvd., Williamsburg, Va., 23187. Learn more at www.buschgardens.com/bgw.

York County stretches 27 miles between Williamsburg and Hampton and is part of the “Historic Triangle” of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown…

Poquoson is an independent city located on the Virginia Peninsula, and is the oldest continuously named city in Virginia. It is also one of th…

Portsmouth, named for Portsmouth, England, is the smallest in Hampton Roads. It was founded in 1752 by an act of the Virginia General Assembly…

Established in 1624, Norfolk was the colony’s most prosperous town by 1775. It was an important port for exporting goods to the British Isles …

The most populous city in Virginia, it began as a small resort area in Princess Anne County after the 1888 arrival of rail service and electri…

Williamsburg became one of America’s first planned cities. Laid out in 1699 under the supervision of Gov. Francis Nicholson, it was to be a “n…

Of all the Hampton Roads communities, Suffolk offers the greatest opportunity for a little extra acreage for real country living. Geographical…