"Founded in 1742, Suffolk, Virginia is one of the top 100 fastest growing cities in America. The climate is mild and great for growing our famous Planter's Peanuts or raising pigs for our Smithfield Hams. Rich in history, and plentiful in southern hospitality, Suffolk has plenty to offer. Numerous fresh water lakes dot the area, offering not only a waterfront lifestyle, but is great for the fishing enthusiast.
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge adjoins southeastern Suffolk The refuge consists of over 112,000 acres of forested wetlands. Lake Drummond, at 3,100 acres and the largest natural lake in Virginia, is located in the heart of the swamp.
Business opportunities abound as the CenterPoint Intermodal Port is quickly drawing and expanding commercial business endeavors. The north Suffolk region is quickly becoming a city unto itself with many new businesses, medical facilities, hotels, restaurants, etc. joining the expansion of residential development.
Suffolk is minutes away from the larger Hampton Roads region further expanding the opportunities for work and play such as: Historical Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown, Boush Gardens, the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach Oceanfronts, Norfolk Waterside, Olde Towne Portsmouth, and the lovely Norfolk Botanical Gardens. The Hampton Roads area continues to serve a vital role in global security with numerous military bases throughout the region for all branches of the armed forces.
Suffolk is known for it's true southern hospitality and down-home charm and is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.