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Suffolk, VA

Suffolk, VA

Suffolk, VA

Moving to Suffolk, VA

Upon moving to Suffolk you will be joining nearly 85,000 people that love their city! Suffolk is the largest city by area in Virginia with 430 square miles. Suffolk offers small town charm with big city amenities along with historic landmarks and warm southern hospitality. The area is filled with rich woodlands, flourishing fields, beautiful waters and of course friendly people! In the heart of southeastern Virginia, Suffolk offers many family friendly entertainment options, numerous shops and boutiques, a thriving art and culture scene, and a large variety of recreational activities. The city is also known as the birthplace of the Planter’s Peanuts mascot “Mr. Peanut,” and is a major producer of the protein-packed nut.

Moving to Suffolk – What’s in store

Climate in Suffolk. Suffolk enjoys on average 210 sunny days a year. Summer high temperatures hover around 88 degrees with the warmest month being July. Winter temperatures drop to around 29 degrees with January being the coldest month. Suffolk receives on average, 48 inches of rain and 7 inches of snow a year.   

Getting around in Suffolk.  Hampton Roads Transit is the city’s regional public transportation service offering rides within and between Hampton, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Newport News, and Suffolk. Services operate to most major attractions and amenities. Suffolk is also in the vicinity of 2 major airports, Norfolk International Airport and Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport both within a 30 minute drive.

Dining in Suffolk.  When it comes time to dine in Suffolk rest assured there is more to offer than peanuts! With options ranging from American to Vietnamese you’re sure to find something to please your tastes! Vintage Tavern is a local favorite known as a “seasonally southern” dining experience. Vintage Tavern offers an extensive wine list as well as flounder, chicken, beef tenderloin, shrimp Creole and more! The Plaid Turnip is another local favorite known as “an artfully comfortable café”. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner you can stop in anytime of the day to enjoy a waffle and egg breakfast, crab cake sandwich or even a hand cut New York strip steak meal with all the trimmings.  

Entertainment in Suffolk. Entertainment options in Suffolk are plenty! You have the option of playing golf, camping, boating and fishing, nature trails, scuba or sky diving, baseball, tennis and more! There are five golf courses in the area ranging from public to semi-private and private. Davis Lakes and Campground offers campsites, four-person cabins and even a 16-person bunkhouse. Boating and Fishing can be enjoyed at numerous locations in the area as well as nature walking and biking trails. Grimsley Scuba Services offers scuba excursions and training and Skydive Suffolk, Inc. offers tandem and accelerated freefall for experts and beginners alike!

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The service center for Suffolk, VA is located in Norfolk, VA.

Information about Suffolk, VA

Est. Population: 83659
County: Suffolk
Latitude: 36.7333
Longitude: -76.5833
Zip Codes: 23432