Working In Hampton Roads
CHKD is located in a family-centered community. At CHKD, we know that people who work hard often want to play hard, too.
Where We Are
Norfolk is a part of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia,
also known as Tidewater, and is located in the southeastern portion of
the state, where unlimited resources for recreation, travel and culture
The region's temperate climate is ideal for sports and outdoor
activities. Winters are mild. The spring and fall seasons are extremely
pleasant. Summer temperatures are usually in the upper 80s.
Dive Right In
The Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay provide the boundaries for the
Norfolk/Virginia Beach Community. The opportunities for swimming,
diving, fishing and boating abound on the region's many rivers and
lakes, as well as along miles of public beaches. Some of the best sport
fishing in the country can be found here and on North Carolina's Outer
Banks, which are within a two-hour's drive.
For other outdoor entertainment, there is camping, biking and hiking
at Virginia Beach's Seashore State park; exploring the Great Dismal
Swamp national wildlife preserve just south of Norfolk; and Busch
Gardens near Williamsburg is one of the country's most popular amusement
Places To Be, People To See
Surrounding the hospital and the medical center is an historic neighborhood highlighted by parks, churches and schools.
Just two miles from the hospital is Norfolk's downtown business
district and waterfront. The hospital and Eastern Virginia Medical
School are situated in a restored area which abounds with historic homes
and two-and three-story townhouses and apartments. Restaurants, health
clubs, shops and art galleries are a short walk away.
The renowned Chrysler Museum of Art, the Nauticus National Maritime Center, Harbor Park baseball stadium, Scope sports and convention center, Harrison Opera House, Chrysler Hall Theater and Waterside Festival Marketplace are all located within two miles of the medical center.
Norfolk and the surrounding area abound in history, highlighted by
Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown. Museums and historic
homes in Norfolk reflect the city's 300-year history as an important
seaport and region of commerce.
For snow skiing and mountain trail hiking, the foothills of Virginia and the
Blue Ridge Mountains are within a few hours' drive.
The region is served by Norfolk International Airport, a few miles
away from downtown Norfolk. Also servicing Norfolk is Amtrak with direct
connections to Washington D.C. and New York City along with connecting cities.
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