Called “Surprising Suffolk,” this city is a gentle blend of rural ease with quick access to all local areas. Suffolk residents enjoy their city’s natural beauty, friendly neighbors and growing business community. New neighborhoods with contemporary homes blend into more established ones – and most with large yards. The Nansemond River and several lakes provide boating and fishing opportunities, while the ever-changing downtown continues to maintain the small-town feel. Suffolk is a rare blend of town and country living, with historic roots reaching back nearly four centuries. With a revitalized downtown, a Main Street pulsing with exciting new places to shop and dine, and southern hospitality second to none, it is a city of pleasant villages with intriguing names like Chuckatuck, Driver, Holland and Whaleyville. A size of over 430 square miles makes Suffolk Virginia’s largest city, so you won’t run out of things to do, sites to see and places to go. Suffolk has evolved into a diverse city offering world-class employers, abundant home selections, and quality healthcare. Suffolk’s major employers include U.S. Joint Forces Command, SYSCO Food Services, CIBA Specialty Chemicals, Unilever/Lipton Tea, Kraft/Planters Peanuts, Sara Lee Coffee and Tea, QVC Distribution and Target Distribution. A well-preserved southern City, Suffolk will charm you with its rich past and promising future. It’s a good time to be in Suffolk!