Bay Kia in Norfolk, VA, draws customers from throughout the Hampton Roads metro area, including Portsmouth.
Originally targeted as an area suitable for ship-building during the 15th Century, the site of Portsmouth has grown from a plantation to a town and then declared a city in 1858. Portsmouth has a population of 95,535, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, although in recent years growth has slowed since the community is bordered by water and surrounding communities, prohibiting growth. Located on the Elizabeth River opposite Norfolk, Portsmouth is actually home to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, which operates as an active Naval base that builds, repairs and remodels Navy ships.
Portsmouth boasts six different historic districts: Cradock, Downtown Portsmouth, Olde Towne, Park View, Port Norfolk and Truxtun. According to the Portsmouth Department of Economic Development, "Olde Towne features one of the largest collections of historically significant homes between Alexandria, Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina." The department also references the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, noting that it's one of the oldest buildings in the city and was built by local slaves and free men.
A large amount of business for Portsmouth originates from its aquatic affiliation, but the historic districts also serve as a welcome draw for tourists. The city boasts its famous Seawall and wide selection of restaurants, as well as its historic offerings. Popular tourist offerings include the "Path of History Walking Tour," antiquing, and cuisine ranging from American and seafood to Cajun and international foods.
If you are interested in acquiring a new Kia or Saab or a used car from Bay Kia and want to take a test drive, stop by our showroom at 6970 North Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 23518, or give us a call on our sales line at (757) 855-5555 today!
Getting to Bay Kia from Portsmouth is easy and takes about 20 minutes. Take I-264 east out of the city until you reach exit 13-14-15. Merge onto N. Military Highway and follow it until you see Bay Kia on your right. We'll see you there!