Suffolk is often regarded as “out in the country” but is actually one of the largest cities in Virginia (miles not population). Portions of Suffolk boarder Chesapeake and Portsmouth are nearby many amenities off the I-664 corridor. The Monitor-Merrimac tunnel makes for an easy commute to the peninsula area of Hampton, Newport New, and Williamsburg areas.
Suffolk has a variety of homes, condos, townhomes, and farms depending on your willingness to commute. The average price of real estate in Suffolk is about $252,000. If looking for a farm or place to have livestock/horses this may be your ticket or consider the Hickory district of Chesapeake and Pungo areas of Virginia Beach.
Suffolk school districts include Kings Fork, Nansemond River, and Lakeland. Consult the Suffolk Public schools site for boundaries when considering real estate purchase.