I live 5 minutes from Langley and I must say that if you have any other choice on a city to live in then pick elsewhere. I own a home on a quiet street in between the "good" and "bad" neighborhoods. I really hate it here and I would not send kids to school here. There is a lot of gang violence, robberies, shootings, etc. I would also like to add as a disclaimer I am from NY, LOL
So I am no wimp, but I moved to the south for a reason.... Other then the military
I got stuck here because my husband is stationed in VA Beach and I used to work in Richmond so we had to be in between. I can not wait to sell and move, in a few years.
But Hampton is really not, in my opinion, a great place for a family or a single woman (especially). I know if I had kids I would only send them to private schooling in this town and I would have an armed guard to transport them back and forth. I really love Williamsburg and Yorktown, they are much nicer areas but the only bummer is the drive due to insane traffic, not long distances. I have heard that the best schools are in Williamsburg.
I am only a pre-student but I have volunteered at the VA Hospital and it is okay, but I do not think I would want to work there. Too many patients are put into too many appointments that end up overlapping and causing a huge disaster daily. But I am prior military and I know that the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth is talked about very well for working in this area.
I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions about the area.