Newport News Apartments for Rent
As a maritime city with a history dating back to the colonial period, Newport News offers residents links to the past, along with beautiful scenery. Part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, the city was founded soon after Jamestown was established, and it remained undeveloped farmland until an industrial boom after the Civil War. Today, the city’s economy mainly is defined by the maritime industry and the military, as the Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding and the Fort Eustis army base are major area employers.
If Newport News is the place you’ve chosen for your next apartment, you’ll experience mild climate year-round, which means more time to do the recreational activities you love. There are 32 city parks maintained by the Newport News Parks. The second largest city park in the United States, Newport New Park, includes 30 miles of trails, a disc golf course, an archery range, and an aeromodel flying field. Another great place to take the family is Huntington Park, which offers the “Fort Fun” playground facility. At the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, the Hands On Ford Kids gallery allows kids to create their own masterpieces, and parents can see a play or concert at the Ferguson Center for the Arts.
Popular areas in Newport News include Port Warwick, Kiln Creek, and Oyster Point City Center, which are all planned communities. While Kiln Creek is the newest development, Port Warwick and Oyster Point City Center are both central business districts. In fact, Oyster Point City Center has been hailed the new downtown area of Newport News, including shopping areas, easy access to the airport and public transportation, and many city offices. At Newport News, you can have it all – sunsets on the Atlantic and bustling urban life.