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Living in Hampton
Hampton is a town of 137,000 in Virginia, USA, and is well known today as the location of Langley Air Force Base, the NASA Langley Research Center and also the Virginia Air and Space Center. Hampton University is also located in the city. With so many technical and educational institutions, Hampton draws many skilled workers, and expats living in Hampton will find many global minds based in the city. InterNations is a great way to connect and interact with these peers, providing forums and discussion boards to get to know like-minded people and find out about the city. The city’s technical and aeronautical expertise is reflected in its main attractions, such as the Air Power Park and Museum and the Virginia Air & Space Center. Life in ‘The Hamp,’ as it is referred to by some, isn’t just about work, though. There is a vibrant club and bar scene, with lots of live music and miles of beaches to explore.
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Moving to Hampton
Hampton is well connected by major roads like US Routes 17, 60 and 258 and is also accessed by the 134 and 143 Virginia State Routes. The Hampton train station is a major Amtrak stop on the east coast and is connected to Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City and Boston. Norfolk International Airport and Williamsburg International Airport also provide excellent flight connections. Housing in Hampton is varied, with the attractive Hampton Downtown Historic District providing older, architecturally interesting apartment blocks and a host of surrounding neighborhoods boasting spacious and modern accommodation. With such a wide choice, reaching out to other expatriates in Hampton via InterNations will help you gain some insight into the best area for you.
Working in Hampton
The city’s position as a high-tech center has attracted many an expatriate to Hampton. The area has 164 international businesses from 28 countries, so there is already a large community of expatriates in Hampton with similar interests and challenges as you are about to experience when moving to Hampton. Professional services, manufacturing and distribution are all major industry sectors, while the large military presence in the area is also a major source of employment. InterNations allows you to leverage the experiences of other Hampton expats. This online community of mobile and internationally-focused individuals is a superb resource to help you settle in Hampton and make new friends and connections. Our Expat Magazine, meanwhile, has numerous articles on how to make a success of your new life in a new city. Hampton is an exciting place to live in and InterNations can help you join in that excitement both at work and in your leisure time.
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