As you search for homes to rent in Suffolk, Va., make sure you take in all there is to see in this beautiful community near Norfolk - the largest city in terms of land area not only in the state of Virginia, but the entire country. Located along the Nansemond River right near the North Carolina border, Suffolk has historically been a major transportation hub by boat, train and, in modern times, commuters traveling along several interstate highways that bisect the city.
Facts Every Suffolk Renter Should Know
Suffolk has an extensive, high-quality school district that encompasses 12 elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools and one alternative school. The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, a private college preparatory school, is also located in Suffolk on Pruden Boulevard.
CNN and Money Magazine named Suffolk as one of "America's Best Places to Live 2012" because of the high quality of life standards upheld in the community. Job opportunities and community spirit were major determining factors that helped the city secure it's ranking. This isn't the first time Suffolk was honored by CNN, as it also deemed the city one of the country's "100 Best Small Cities to Live 2010".
Suffolk was established originally in the mid 1700s, and because of its early founding, the city is home to extensive transportation options. Bike trails are located throughout the city, especially in the Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
With almost 430 square miles of land to enjoy, there are more than a few recreational opportunities in the form of parks and nature reserves for residents to embrace. Historic downtown Suffolk also offers a wealth of retail opportunities for residents to enjoy.