Getting Out and About in Newport News

If you like the great outdoors, you’ll love living in Newport News. Thanks to the moderate weather, you can be outside much of the year. If you are new to the area, here are a few suggestions to start you off on the right outdoor track:


People Parks

Did you know that Newport News has 36 parks for you to enjoy? A prime example is Newport News Park, one of the largest municipal parks east of the Mississippi with over 8,000 acres of natural beauty. There are two fresh water reservoirs, beautiful wooded hiking trails, a 5-mile mountain bike trail, a 5.3-mile bikeway, plus a golf course and archery range!  Address: 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News.

Dog Parks

If you prefer an outing to the park with your best furry friend, there are several dog parks you will want to explore, one of which is Fido Field Dog Park. There are off-leash areas for both large dogs and small, and there are water fountains for you and your pet since exercise tends to build up a thirst. The fee is $10 per year per dog, and Rover will need to be registered. You can go online to fill out the form and to learn more: Address: 105 City Farm Road.

The Skate Park

If someone in your family loves skating, there is a modular skate park inside Riverview Farm Park, complete with bank ramps, quarter pipes, grind rails and wedge flats. Skaters must be registered, and a permit sticker must be worn on all skaters’ helmets. You can get complete information by calling the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism: (757) 926-1400. Address: 105 City Farm Road.

Fishing Adventures

Love to fish? You’re in the right place. We have both saltwater and freshwater fishing opportunities in the Newport News area. There are miles of saltwater fishing locations off our coast and a variety of freshwater lakes and reservoirs for anglers to enjoy. Do you have your own boat? You will find seven public boat ramps and three marinas for your use. Tip: The Leeward Municipal Marina provides overnight slips, and modern campsites are available at Newport News Park. You will need a freshwater or saltwater fishing license, and you can purchase them at these stores on Jefferson Avenue: Walmart, Wilcox Bait & Tackle, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

A great time for all

There! You have a start to think about what to do and where to go on your next outing. Newport News has a lot to offer if you and your family enjoy the great outdoors!

The Local Scene

Fun Summer Events in Newport News

If you are new to our area, you may be looking for fun things to do this summer. Here are three events in Newport News you won’t want to miss:


A World-Famous Attraction

If you like amusement parks, you’re definitely in luck if you are a Hampton Roads resident, because you are practically within shouting distance of world-famous Busch Gardens Williamsburg.


Fun Dining Off the Beaten Path

If you’ve just arrived in Newport News, you are probably busy trying to find your way around town. That’s hard work and sooner or later, you’re going to get hungry. While you can find virtually any kind of food you want in our area, you may be interested in knowing which restaurants have long been favorites among the locals. Here are two that, while as different from each other as night and day, might offer just what you’re looking for in a satisfying dining experience.


At One with the Sea in Hampton Roads

“Water, water everywhere,” is what you might be thinking if you just moved to the Hampton Roads area from, say, the corn belt or the mountains of Utah. Perhaps you’re here to take up a new job, or you’ve come to our area to be closer to your grown children and their families. Whatever the reason, we’re delighted you’re here, but we also realize that life in southeastern Virginia may represent a bit of a change for you.


Getting Out and About in Newport News

If you like the great outdoors, you’ll love living in Newport News. Thanks to the moderate weather, you can be outside much of the year. If you are new to the area, here are a few suggestions to start you off on the right outdoor track:



Staging your Home for Sale—6 Great Tips

As a REALTOR®, I have witnessed many a prospective buyer’s reaction to the appearance of a home that is up for sale. I have listened to their comments and made mental notes about their likes and dislikes, what they found attractive and what turned them off. Some of the comments were universal, and I’ve put together a list of those I’ve heard most often. With that list as the foundation, here are six great tips for staging your home so you can impress the next potential buyer who comes through the door.


Location Matters

You no doubt have a wish list for your dream home, and that includes the location. The things that are important to you now will likely have an effect on the value of your home in coming years, if and when you decide to sell. But finding a good match—dream home vs. location—is not always easy.


Choosing Your Ideal Neighborhood

If you’ve lived in the Hampton Roads area for a while, you may be familiar with many of the neighborhoods. However, if you’re coming here from another state or a distant city, finding the neighborhood where you and your family will feel most comfortable will take a little research.


Will a Move to Newport News Benefit Your Business?

If you’re looking for a mid-Atlantic location that offers more exposure for your business plus the kind of family environment you want, Newport News might just be the answer.


Soothing the Moving Blues

Everybody hates moving, beginning with the task of finding the most responsible movers at a price that won’t make you faint. I’ve been in your shoes, and as a REALTOR®, I’m happy to say that I’ve been able to offer some advice to my clients both from my own experience and from the “adventures” that others have shared with me. To that end, here are five tips that I hope will make the effort of moving from one home to another a bit easier.



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