The blessings we have living in Suffolk is water all around us. We have a man-made lake behind our house the Nansemond River meets the James River at the end of our street in our development, to rivers, streams just a short drive away. With the Dismal Swamp in the South East region of Suffolk to the beautiful waterways in northern Suffolk there are many opportunities for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc and take in the wide variety of activities and view the wildlife & habitat in our region .
Suffolk spans 430 square miles. Fun facts from Suffolk’s website: “Native Americans lived off the bountiful land in Suffolk. Back in 1609, the Nansemond Indians drove out Captain John Smith, who was interested in the oyster beds in the Nansemond River. This river, the commerce it helped create, and the English settlers who recognized the opportunity they would have here, gave birth in 1742 to the Town of Suffolk, named after Governor William Gooch’s home of Suffolk County, England. Burned by the British in 1779 and damaged by other fires throughout the next century, Suffolk survived to beccome a city in 1910….In 1912, an Italian immigrant named Amedeo Obici moved from Pennsylvania to Suffolk and opened Planters Nut and Chocolate Company. Today, Suffolk remains a major peanut processing center and transportation hub.” Via : Suffolk.va.us
Having moved to northern Suffolk from Virginia Beach in 1997 I still have not seen everything our city has to offer. The downtown region is undergoing a revitalization, Northern sector where we live is the fastest growing region and is a technology business mecca. Life is much slower in Suffolk paired to some of our neighboring cities yet is a close drive anywhere in Hampton Roads .
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Check out Suffolk’s tourism website to learn more about our city: Suffolk-fun.com