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Off base housing near Portsmouth Naval Hospital & Live in the Suburbs

6 March 2013 by

[This is Part 6 in a series about places to live near in Hampton Roads, Virginia]

Whether you are stationed at Norfolk Naval Base (NOB), Portsmouth Naval Hospital, NAS Oceana, or Portsmouth Shipyards, there are a lot of fun areas to visit while living in Hampton Roads. If you are PCSing to Hampton Roads soon, you might want to check out these different areas when house hunting. Lots of military families live near these great landmarks.

House Hunting Areas of Hampton Roads

  1. Find Off Base Housing near Portsmouth Naval Hospital

Granby Street in Norfolk, VA

Colley Avenue & 21st Street in Norfolk, VA

Shore Drive Area in Virginia Beach, VA

First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Rudee's Inlet near Virginia Beach, VA

Red Wing Park near Virginia Beach, VA

Red Mill Shopping Center in Virginia Beach, VA

Sandbridge Beach in Virginia Beach, VA

Mt. Trashmore in Virginia Beach, VA

Landstown Commons Shopping Center in Virginia Beach, VA

Town Center in Virginia Beach, VA

#13 Greenbrier Shopping Center in Chesapeake, VA

#14 Harbour View in Suffolk, VA

Searching for military homes for rent or sale? Consider Chesapeake or North Suffolk:

#13 Greenbrier Shopping Center

Chesapeake, VA

Greenbrier Shopping Center is a huge outdoor shopping center, primarily stocked with chain stores. There is a mall and streets of outdoor shopping including Bed Bath Beyond, Michaels Arts and Crafts, Babies R Us, Target, Best Buy and many more. Here is a list of restaurants within the Greenbrier mall area. My favorites are Taste Unlimited, Bakers Crust, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Abuello Mexican restaurant.

Nearby Neighborhoods: Read reviews of nearby neighborhoods.  (disclaimer: I am not as familiar with the neighborhoods in this area so I am sure there are lots of great neighborhoods not mentioned.  If you have lived in this area, please leave a review so we can add it to the list.)

#14 Harbour View

Suffolk, VA

This is a newer area with really nice restaurants and shops.

My favorite casual restaurant is the Broken Egg and favorite fine dining it Vintage Tavern.

This location is ideal if your spouse might work at Norfolk Naval Station (NOB) and Newport News Shipyards or anywhere North of the tunnel in the Cities of Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, Williamsburg areas.

Nearby Neighborhoods: Riverfront at Harbour View, Steeplechase/Kempton Park, Joliff Woods and Burbage Grant.

Read reviews near Joint Staff Suffolk

NOTE: No matter where you chose to live in Hampton Roads, make sure you think about how the tunnel systems will affect your commute.

(Read Part 5 of this series about #10 Mt. Trashmore, #11 Landstown Commons , #12 Town Center )

What are your favorite areas of Hampton Roads?

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About the Author

Cameron A.

Cameron A.

Cameron is the founder of MilitaryTownAdvisor.com. She realized after a tough PCS there needed to be a place where military families can leave insider information for other military families. That's when she created the site: a place for military families to leave reviews about neighborhoods, areas of town, recommend real estate agents, things to do, local businesses and more. Follow her on Facebook or Tweet her @MilTownAdvisor

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