Community Information

As the largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, covering 430 square miles, Suffolk is a growing area and somewhat of a “bedroom community” for more eastern parts of Hampton Roads. Potential residents are drawn to the various lifestyles Suffolk has to offer, including rural, suburban, urban, and historic districts. With 8,000 acres of lakes and many miles of land along the Nansemond River and its offshoots, there are abundant waterfront living opportunities.

Suffolk One of 100 best small cities to liveSuffolk residents experience the benefits of small town living while being within close proximity of larger cities. Suffolk is located just 20 minutes from Norfolk, an hour from Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, 1.5 hours from the Outer Banks and Richmond, 2.5 hours from the central Virginia mountain region and Blue Ridge Parkway, and 3.5 hours from Washington, DC. There are two international airports within 45 minutes of Suffolk – Norfolk International Airport and Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.

Suffolk Community Info

Industries – Among the major businesses in Suffolk are Kraft/Planters Peanuts, Unilever/Lipton, SYSCO Food Services, QVC, Northrop Grumman, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Target Distribution Center, and local medical centers.

Hospitals and Medical Centers – Sentara Obici Hospital is located close to central Suffolk, near the intersection of Godwin Boulevard and Route 58 By-Pass. Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View is located in northern Suffolk, just off Route 17 near Interstate 664. There are numerous medical specialist offices in both central and northern Suffolk as well.

Suffolk Schools

Suffolk Public Schools – 12 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 3 high schools.

Suffolk Attractions & Events

• Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
• Peanut Fest
• Golf Courses & Country Clubs
• Historic Sites
• Public Boat Ramps for Access to Many Lakes and Nansemond River
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