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The Planters Peanuts Center building in the Suffolk, Virginia


Suffolk, Virginia is a city with small-town charm, rolling fields of agriculture, glistening lakes and rivers, and an inviting southern hospitality. At the same time, it has also become a center for high technology. Military retirees and enlisted love its laid-back atmosphere and country living. That’s why Suffolk was ranked #2 in the country for the best places for Military Retirees. After being active-duty at one of the military bases in neighboring cities, retirees come back for the friendly, slower-paced life.

Did you know that Suffolk is the largest city in land area in the Commonwealth of Virginia? In 1974, the once 2 square mile city grew to 430 square miles when it was consolidated with Nansemond County. The active Hampton Roads Harbor is at the city’s northern border. While the city reaches south to the North Carolina border, the Great Dismal Swamp makes up a good portion of its eastern land. Yes. It’s a swamp, but many of the mid-Atlantic region’s important wildlife live there! It’s a great place to visit. Suffolk is also full of lakes, rivers, and reservoirs for its water-loving residents. Its vibrant downtown is home to family and chef-owned restaurants and local businesses. In addition, the city hosts festivals and cultural events.



Fun Fact:

What famous mascot was “born” in Suffolk? Mr. Peanut! Amedeo Obici founded the Planters Peanut Company in 1906. Seven years later, he moved it to Suffolk to be closer to the peanut farms. A contest was held to come up with a logo, and young boy in Suffolk drew Mr. Peanut.

For more fun and interesting information and more about what Suffolk has to offer, its demographics, and its school system, here are some handy resources:

Suffolk, Virginia Real Estate

If you’re looking to move to Suffolk, you won’t be disappointed. You may already be a resident and looking to move to another neighborhood, so you already love the area. No matter which, The Dan Lawson Real Estate Team can help you from your first search to your closing. Having grown up in the area, we know Suffolk, from downtown and out into the countryside. 

What does Suffolk have to offer? With its population projected to double in size over the next 20 years, the city is keeping pace with new construction. It provides much needed housing. With over 36 neighborhoods, old and new, homes are as diverse as the land. Many residents enjoy the charm of the historic downtown homes. While others prefer a new custom home on large rural lots to enjoy the quiet of country living. Waterfront living provides a unique atmosphere in areas along the Nansemond River and Lake Meade, and planned neighborhoods offer community settings with playgrounds and trails. 

From single-family homes and townhouses to condominiums and farmhouses, you can find the perfect home in Suffolk, Virginia. You can start your search below by looking at our Featured listings. You can also go to our Property Search page to put in your own search parameters. 

And remember, if you’re looking for a real estate agent in Suffolk, VA, The Dan Lawson Real Estate Team is standing by to help. If you’re selling or buying, we know Suffolk Real Estate.

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