Suffolk is located adjacent to the Dismal Swamp National Refuge which boasts 111,000 acres of preserve with trails for hiking and biking. Water sports abound with over 8,000 acres of nearby lakes and rivers.
Suffolk is big on community events and features popular annual gatherings such as the Suffolk Peanut Festival, Nansemond Indian Tribal Pow Wow, Taste of Suffolk Downtown Street Festival, Great Dismal Birding Festival and many more.
Suffolk offers down home charm, with big city amenities. Whether strolling through the many downtown shops and restaurants, or heading to the larger shopping centers and big box stores, residents have plenty of choices in Suffolk.
Home of Planter's Peanuts, Suffolk's growing economy includes industries such as Lockheed Martin, Lipton Tea, Unilever and Raytheon.