Newport News

Is Newport News the right move for you?

Moving is a huge deal & you have to consider everything!

It is home to approximately 185,200 people & is the 4th largest city in the state!

Fun Fact: Hilton Village, off Warwick Blvd, was the first government-subsidized “planned community”, in an effort to increase housing due to the war taking away residents. It was established July 7, 1918.

Below are some resources that I pulled

How much would you be paying in taxes in Newport News?

Real Estate Taxes are based on the assessed value that the county assessors give. It is $1.22 per $100 of the assessed value. Example: Property was assessed at $200,000. 200,000 / 100 = 2,000 x 1.22 = 2,440. Real Estate Taxes would be $2,440.

Personal Property Taxes on vehicles are based on the assessed value as well. It is $4.50 per $100 of the assessed value. Example: Truck is valued at $10,000. 10,000 / 100 = 100 x 4.50 = 450. Personal property taxes on the truck would be $450

Business Personal Property Taxes i.e. tools, fixtures etc.. are based on the assessed value too. It is $3.50 per $100 of the assessed value. Example: Tools are worth $75,000. 75,000 / 100 = 750 x 3.50 = 2,625. Business Personal Property Taxes would be $2,625

If you have kids, what schools would be best for them?

Schools in Newport News: Click on each name to go to their websites for more information

High Schools:

An Achievable Dream High, Denbigh, Heritage, Menchville, Warwick & Woodside

Middle Schools:

An Achievable Dream Middle, Crittenden, Dozier, Gildersleeve, Hines, Huntington, Passage, Washington

Elementary Schools:

An Achievable Dream Elementary, Carver, Charles, Deer Park, Dutrow, Epes, General Stanford, Greenwood, Hidenwood, Hilton, Jenkins, Kiln Creek, Lee Hall, Magruder, McIntosh, Nelson, Newsome Park, Palmer, Richneck, Riverside, Sanford, Saunders, Sedgefield & Yates

Do you need to register your kids for school? 

Click here to visit the registration section of the Newport News School Division page to get your answers!

Utility company information to transfer or start a new service at your new home.

Electricity: Dominion Power sign up online at or call (888) 667-3000

Water: Newport News is serviced by Newport News Waterworks call (757) 926-1000 to start or transfer new service.

Natural Gas: (If this applies to your home) Call Virginia Natural Gas (866) 229-3578 to set up a new service or transfer service.

Street sweeping information

Trash collection schedule & calendar

Newport News offers ton of activities & events all year round.

Check out the Newport News Events, Local Attractions, Driving ToursCity Center Events & Museums & Historical Sites

Information was taken from the Newport News, City Center At Oyster Point &  Newport News Public Schools website.