I've visited that area many times while my son-in-law was in the Navy there, and they actually lived in Hampton for a while. The plus side is that there are lots of things to do there (beach, Jamestown, Yorktown, several nice museusm, Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, etc.) You also have Washington DC, the NC outer banks and snow skiing located about 2 hours away. The minus side is that Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and other areas make up one very large city, which means traffic and crime.
My opinion is that it's a great place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there. However, if you already live in or near a large city, those things might not bother you.
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'72 Ranchero 500