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View Poll Results: Which have you heard of. Multiple options.
Virginia Beach, Va 94 84.68%
Norfolk, Va 96 86.49%
Hampton Roads, Va 61 54.95%
Tidewater, Va 40 36.04%
I haven't heard of any of them. 9 8.11%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 111. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-03-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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I've not only heard of all those places, I typically call that area by 3 of the 4 names listed - Hampton Roads, Tidewater, or Norfolk (the last being the central city in the metro area and the city around which the metro area revolves).
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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aha It seems like nobody gives Virginia Beach any credit for being a city! I mean yeah, Norfolk is the central city, but in like... 5-7 years I think that will be Virginia Beach.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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You all should probably stick with Norfolk. I have never heard the old Jewish joke about Sy on the train with his wife Ginny on the train through Hampton Roads.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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You all should probably stick with Norfolk. I have never heard the old Jewish joke about Sy on the train with his wife Ginny on the train through Hampton Roads.
Whaa?
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:30 AM
 
Location: alive in the superunknown
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I actually only refer to the area as Hampton Roads to other locals because I don't think anyone else would know what the heck I'm talking about. I prefer to go by the classic term of the Norfolk metro area because it is the central, most dense, and historically largest city in the area. Recently I add Va Beach to it because it is the largest in population, but it really is just a county that bacame a city, as did Chesapeake and Suffolk, so really it's just a suburb to me. I know they are trying to make it into a real city with the town center area, but it's going to be a long time. I like narrow cobblestone, or former cobblestone streets and alleys. And windy streets that reflect how old a city is, like lower Manhattan, or Boston. Norfolk has it, the Beach doesn't. Though Norfolk demolished most of it's downtown with amazing historic architectural relevance in the 50's-70's, it is building up it's downtown and is still dense. Go light rail!!!
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:02 PM
 
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Hampton Roads and Tidewater are the most democratic monikers for the aforementioned metro area.
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