Suffolk

Suffolk

Suffolk VA Real Estate

suffolkWith 430 square miles, Suffolk is the largest in land-area of the Hampton Roads cities and the largest independent city in the state of Virginia. Suffolk, a community rich in history and recreation, is dedicated to quality education, has a clean, safe environment and a strong economy, making it one of Hampton Roads' fastest growing, most attractive places to live and work. Between the 2000 and 2006 census, Suffolk’s population grew almost 20% to 81,071.

Suffolk History

Peanuts grown in the surrounding areas became a major industry for Suffolk. Notably, Planters Peanuts was established in Suffolk beginning in 1912, making Suffolk the "birthplace" of Mr. Peanut, the company’s mascot.  In modern times, Suffolk remains a major peanut processing center (Planter’s – now owned by Kraft Foods – is still one of the areas largest employers) and is also a railroad/highway/transportation hub. It hosts a diverse combination of industrial, manufacturing, distribution, retail, and hospitality businesses, as well as active farming.  Other large employers in the City of Suffolk include Unilever Lipton Tea, Wal-Mart, QVC, and two major modeling and simulation companies, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. Lockheed Martin’s Center for Innovation is based in Suffolk.

Suffolk Schools

suffolkThe communities in contemporary Suffolk vary widely, from the urbanized areas and downtown section of the former town of Suffolk, to suburban neighborhoods, and areas which were rural farms, woodlands, or grew as small unincorporated towns. The Suffolk Public Schools system operates 13 elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, and one alternative school. Most parts of Suffolk are 20-30 minutes from the Norfolk International Airport.  Interstate 664, part of the Hampton Roads Beltway, crosses through the northeastern edge of the city.

Suffolk Recreation

Every year in the fall, locals and visitors alike flock to the Peanut Festival, hosted by the City of Suffolk.  Families enjoy national touring musical acts, games and activities, and – of course – plenty of peanuts.  Suffolk is also home to many unique cultural and recreational attractions, including museums, wildlife refuge, and educational farms.

Suffolk Real Estate

The communities in contemporary Suffolk vary widely, from the urbanized areas and downtown section of the former town of Suffolk, to suburban neighborhoods, and areas which were rural farms, woodlands, or grew as small unincorporated towns.

Contact Information

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The Butler Team
RE/MAX Allegiance
4000 Virginia Beach Blvd. Ste 164
Virginia Beach VA 23452
757-237-2751
Fax: 757-233-1552

The Butler Team, ABR, CRS, GRI

Dave  Macklin     Dave@ButlerTeamHomes.com 
Office: 757-237-2751      Fax: 757-233-1552