Located in the southeastern end of the Virginia Peninsula, Newport News is included in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. With the city’s proximity to VirginiaBeach and the Atlantic Ocean, residents and visitors can experience history, ships, and the great outdoors that this city can offer. Many of the residents in the town are employed at the Newport News Shipbuilding, US AirForce installations, and other military bases in the area. Nearby cities may have an image of the village as a shipyard, port, violent crimes, etc.; however, Newport News has the best shopping and retail centers, and vast commercial areas for restaurants, theaters, and more.