At AHRN.com, we want to offer our readers a place to turn to when facing the challenge of a PCS. You know how it is when you get orders. You go to your Facebook friends list, find someone who is there or has been recently and get all the details! We are sharing the little things that help you to make a home at JB Langley-Eustis!
What are the best neighborhoods?
Kiln Creek, Coventry, Running Man, Hilton Village, Salt Ponds, and the Tabb area.
What schools are considered the best?
York Country School Distric You can find more detailed information about specific schools on greatschools.org.
Is there anywhere traffic is especially bad?
If you need to commute to work via I-64 through the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, the traffic is horrible! I would not recommend this if you can avoid it. Other than that, there is traffic on a fair amount of area roads, but many offer a different route that can be easier with less traffic. The big one is avoiding the HRBT.
What is the easiest gate during high traffic times?
LaSalle Gate is best during high traffic.
Can I get off post for lunch?
Where do you like to do your grocery shopping? Where is the best produce? The best prices?
The commissaries are wonderful. We have two located on the “peninsula” area: one on Langley and another on Fort Eustis. Other than that, Trader Joes offers great prices and organic food. We have all the warehouse stores (Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s). Sam’s Club and Bj’s offers great military offers. Farm Fresh is a big chain in Hampton Roads. They are more expensive in my opinion, however they do offer a 10% military discount off their brand products. Fresh Market has excellent produce and meats. It’s a higher end grocery store – more expensive but good quality. Many people like Kroger and Harris Teeter where you’ll find good produce and prices.
Where do you like to do your clothes/home shopping?
Williamsburg Prime Outlets are amazing!! Get your Coupon Book FREE for military at the food court. Peninsula Town Center is a great new outdoor mall in Hampton near Langley.
What are your favorite local restaurants?
Riverwalk Restaurant in Yorktown, Yorktown Pub, County Grill, and Fin Seafood.
Where do you go if you want to grab a coffee with friends and relax?
Best spot for a date night?
Busch Gardens (great military offers), Paragon Theaters, any one of several nice restaurants.
Best energy-busters for the kids?
Rebounderz bounce house, Peninsula Family Skating Center, Williamsburg Bounce House, and the Virginia Living Museum.
What do you LOVE about JB Langley-Eustis?
Hampton Roads has a lot to offer from the ocean to the mountains (3 hours away). Many great places to visit while you’re here close by such as the Outer Banks, Washington DC, Wintergreen Resort, Charlottesville, and more! The history here is amazing. This is where it all began which is pretty incredible. Plus, this is a military community! There are so many military installations in Hampton Roads and there is a great pride here locally. And there’s great seafood!
What else would you tell your friend who has just received orders?
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