Hampton, Virginia is a mid-sized city with a population of 136,789 residents. Individuals of White (42%) and Black or African American (50%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Hampton is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 22 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.
Living in Hampton can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Virginia, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Hampton, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, weather, employment, housing and more.
The livability score in Hampton is 73/100 and the city is ranked in the 73rd percentile of all cities across America. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Hampton has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+) and education (A+). On a more negative note, Hampton does not have favorable scores for the following: employment (D) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.
Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Hampton. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Hampton are affordable. The median home price for Hampton homes is $187,700, which is 24.4% lower than the Virginia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Hampton, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.8, which is 0% lower than the Virginia average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Hampton area were 6.4% and 5 year appreciation rates were 2.6%.
|US Navy Little Creek Amphibious Base, Virginia Beach||81||12.8||4,905|
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