Thursday, January 17, 2008

51 Reasons to love living in Newport News

51 Reasons To Love Living In
Newport News

Local artifacts at the Mariner’s Museum
Excellent public and private schools
Port Warwick - named after the fictional town in William Styron's novel, Lie Down in Darkness
Newport News Victory Arch, built to commemorate the Great War
Historic architecture in Hilton Village,
Huntington Heights and downtown area
Birthplace of Ella Fitzgerald (jazz singer), Allen Iverson (pro- basketball) and William Styron
(author of Sophie's Choice)
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Newport News named in the town’s honor
Liz Moore and Associates
The world’s largest ship builder
The Noland Trail, a 5 mile walking and running trail around Lake Maury
Newport News Park Celebration of Lights at Christmas
Deer Run Golf Course and Kiln Creek Golf Course
Consecutive State High School Basketball Champions
Cozzie’s Comedy Club
Great German food at Das Waldcafe
Local productions at Yoder’s Theater
James River Fishing Pier and
Huntington Beach
Achievable Dreams Tennis Court
Great exhibits at the Virginia Living Museum
Pedal boating and fishing on
Harwood’s Mill
Hektor, the Puerto Rican one man band at El Mariachi’s
Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts
Peninsula Skating Center
Greek Hellenic Center (great Greek food during Greek Week!)
Denbigh Days
Oyster Point Business Park
Great shopping and restaurants at City Center
A bargain hunter’s delight at the Jefferson Flea Market
94,000 square feet of recreational space at the Mid Town Community Center
31 parks, including Newport News Park, the largest municipal park east of the Mississippi
2 great general hospitals, plus the brand new Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport – so convenient!
Endview Plantation, a civil war history museum
A public dog park
Living History events at Lee Hall Mansion
Christopher Newport University
Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center
Patrick Henry Mall
2 AMF Bowling Centers
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
Peninsula SPCA & Petting Zoo
Real home cooking at the Lunch Bell
Virginia War Museum
Fort Fun
Peninsula Skating Center
Blue Ribbon public high schools
Amtrak train station