Norfolk, Virginia is located at the heart of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, and is home to the largest Navy base in the world, Naval Station Norfolk. The 240,000+ residents help make up the second most populous city in Virginia. Known for its historic roots, diverse neighborhoods and unique blend of old and new, Norfolk is one of the oldest cities in all of Hampton Roads.
From eclectic boutiques and quirky bistros in the Ghent neighborhood to exciting nightlife and music festivals in Downtown Norfolk, each Norfolk neighborhood has unique character and historical charm.
With areas such as the Freemason District, recently named a Top 10 Neighborhood for its riverfront views and beautiful architecture dating back to colonial times, Norfolk has a flavor that speaks to everyone. Of course, buyers looking for new homes in Norfolk will also be delighted with Norfolk, as East Beach neighborhood in Ocean View is where many new homes have water views. The neighborhood has been featured several times in the region’s annual Homearama, which showcases some of the most beautiful homes in Hampton Roads.
From locals to visitors alike, it’s hard not to enjoy the city’s exquisite antique shops, dynamic restaurants and beautiful waterways in their own backyards. The city of Norfolk features world renowned art at the Chrysler Museum of Art and is home to Virginia’s first urban winery, Mermaid Winery. The city also hosts countless concerts at the trendy NorVa concert venue, which Rolling Stone’s Reader’s Choice voted #1 best music venue in America.