Hampton Roads, Virginia - America's First Region
Envision Hampton Roads
Envision Hampton Roads

Whether the miles of ocean and bayfront or one of the numerous parks found in our 16 jurisdictions, Hampton Roads has year-round recreational opportunites on land and water.

Jamestown-Williamsburg-Yorktown: The Historic Triangle. Hampton Roads is where the great American ideals of democracy and freedowm were born, nutured and eventually won.

With urban, suburban and rural regions, Hampton Roads offers families a choice of lifestyle and places to explore.

Sunset on Back Bay - one of the many unique areas open for exploring our natural environment in the Hampton Roads region.

Our region has a history of educating tomorrow's leaders. With no less than eight centers of higher learning, including one dedicated to the art of shipbuilding, Hampton Roads has trained leaders of countries and industries.

The Hampton Roads Harbor, the world's deepest natural, ice free harbor, is the geographic center of our region providing the Hampton Roads with a unique landscape, maritime history, source of income and industry, as well as an abundance of recreational opportunities.

Our Region. Our Future.

The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) has embarked on an effort to develop Hampton Roads’ first Community-based Regional Strategic Plan entitled, Envision Hampton Roads

City Center at Oyster Point in Newport News, VA

This innovative approach to planning will give the residents of Hampton Roads the right to set the course for their community’s future. 

Envision Hampton Roads will use interviews, social media, surveys and other means to hear from residents.

Our Goal: to engage residents to participate in the establishment of a shared Regional Vision that ultimately creates a blueprint for the Region’s future that leads to Hampton Roads being a great place to live, work, play, learn, and visit.


What Affects Us


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Colonial Williamsburg

Wastewater Infrastructure

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Important Dates