The Chesapeake/Norfolk/Hampton/Newport News/Portsmouth/Suffolk/Virginia Beach area, also known as Hampton Roads, is home to approximately 1.6 million people and is 31st in the nation's population ranking. This appealing vacation destination draws about 2.7 million visitors each year. Residents of Hampton Roads enjoy a variety of cultural, social, recreational and sporting events. Many bodies of water add to the beauty and recreational opportunities in Hampton Roads, including the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Virginia Beach is home to one of the nation's longest beach boardwalks and 28 miles of public beaches.
Hampton Roads boasts a strong military presence; including the world's largest Navy base in Norfolk, Va. Regent Law is honored to have members of the military among its graduates. The NASA Langley Research Center and the country's premier physics research laboratory are among the high-tech organizations located in the Hampton Roads area.