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Courtesy of Isle of Wight County

Paddle for the Border

Community Profiles

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Community Stats

Cypress Creek Golf Course

Lightship

Colonial Williamsburg Shops

Chesapeake, Virginia, the Commonwealth’s third largest city (by population) keeps rolling in the accolades. Money Magazine ranked this locale in the top 100 “Best Places to Live” last August. Shortly after, Parenting Magazine ranked Chesapeake 45th on its list of “Best Places to Raise a Family,” calling the city “an outdoor lover’s paradise.”

Friendly people and inviting neighborhoods are just a few of the reasons people find Isle of Wight so welcoming. This growing county personifies the “best of both worlds.” Its residents enjoy a rural vista dotted with charming small towns and award-winning neighborhoods. At the same time, it’s home to several Fortune 500 companies including Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Founded in 1752, the City of Portsmouth has maintained its charm as a historic seaport. The City offers year-round festivals, museums, unique shops, galleries and restaurants boasting a variety of cuisines. Portsmouth offers its visitors a walkable Olde Towne with wonderful old buildings and an unparalled ambience.

Today, as in Colonial American times, Williamsburg is a center of commerce and culture viewed by millions the world over as synonymous with quality and hospitality. Vibrant and cosmopolitan, yet still a small town, Williamsburg offers businesses and families opportunities to work and live in one of the world’s truly special places.

Size2 341 sq. miles

Size2 316 sq. miles

Size2 29 sq. miles

Size2 9.0 sq. miles

Population1 (2010 est.) 222,209

Population1 (2010 est.) 35,270

Population1 (2010 est.) 95,535

Population1 (2010 est.) 14,068

MEDIAN Household Income3 (2010 est.) $68,058

MEDIAN Household Income3 (2010 est.) $62,298

MEDIAN Household Income3 (2010 est.) $45,277

MEDIAN Household Income3 (2010 est.) $41,236

Government City Council and City Manager

Government Five-member Board of Supervisors with County Administrator

Government City Council and City Manager

Government City Council and City Manager

Major Industries Smithfield Foods, Gwaltney of Smithfield, International Paper, Cost Plus World Market

Major Industries Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Naval Medical Center, Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, Earl Industries, Gwaltney of Smithfield

Major Industries Tourism, Restaurants, Medical, Retail, Higher Education

County Information (757) 357-3191

City Information (757) 393-8000

School Information (757) 357-4393

School Information (757) 393-8751

Major Industries Canon Information Technology Services, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Cox Communications, Inc., Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., Sentara Healthcare, Wal-Mart City Information (757) 382-6345 School Information (757) 547-0153

City Information (757) 220-6100 www.williamsburgva.gov School Information (757) 253-6777

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