Isle of Wight County and Smithfield Makes Another Top 10 List for Best Places to Live in Virginia
Relocating to the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia? Looking for the perfect place to raise a family, retire, or just want to enjoy a high quality of life? Isle of Wight County and the Smithfield area has been recognized again as being one of the best places to live in Virginia. Ranked as one of the top 10 best places to live, Founders Pointe’s Isle of Wight County’s location continues to be one of the most sought after growth areas. You can read the entire article online – Here are the Safest and Most Peaceful Places to Live in Virginia. Founders Pointe residents get to enjoy the benefits of the small town atmosphere and still being close to everything in Hampton Roads.
Only in Your State” researched results from three safety reports, all using the latest FBI Crime Report data, to determine the top-ranking “Safest Places to Live in Virginia.
“Movoto, Niche, and Safewise provide safety scores for cities and towns ranging from 3,000 to 100,000 residents. They use the rates of reported crimes, as well as the types of crime, to determine their overall scores. To get our rankings, we’ve looked at the top scorers on each list and ranked them according to where they come in on each list, offering a higher score for those that appear on more than one list.”
The article continues to say Smithfield & Isle of Wight County is “best known for its world-famous hams, Smithfield is also a really, REALLY great place to live. With a #9 ranking on Niche and a #9 ranking on Safewise, Smithfield offers good schools, a vibrant community and safe streets to boot. As an added bonus, the Virginia Review called it “without a doubt, one of the prettiest towns in Virginia.” Beauty, history, culture and safety combine to make this town an all-around winner.”
Isle of Wight County Schools are currently ranked first in South Hampton Roads by schooldigger.com and third among all school districts in the Tidewater area. Also, county schools continue to make significant progress in student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in Reading, Mathematics, History and Science. The school division’s overall scores surpass the state in every content area.