No matter how you pronounce it, “NorFOLK”, “NAHfolk”, or “NORfolk”, Norfolk, Virginia has a little of everything for everybody. Serving as the “heart of Hampton Roads”, Norfolk is the core of the 7-cities that encompass the region of Hampton Roads. The city is bordered to the west by the Elizabeth River and to the north by the Chesapeake Bay. It shares land borders with the cities of Chesapeake to its south and Virginia Beach to its east. Norfolk is one of the oldest cities in Hampton Roads, and is considered to be the historic, urban, financial, and cultural center of the region.
Mostly photographed for its downtown city skyline and outdoor festival area Town Point Park along the Elizabeth River, Norfolk has the unique designation of being home to world's largest naval base, Naval Station Norfolk, NATO's two Strategic Command headquarters, and Joint Expeditionary Base–Little Creek, as well as serving as home to many large national and international corporations.
Incorporated in 1705, Norfolk has an amazing history. Being that Norfolk is one of the oldest cities in this area, it is no wonder people travel from all over the country to learn about some of the first people to build colonies on this side of what we now call the United States.
From history buffs to foodies, and from laid back beach goers to the exciting nightlife and arts venues, Norfolk truly does have something for everyone. Living here, you can enjoy visiting places like Nauticus, the waterfront maritime museum and USS Wisconsin -docked right downtown, the award-winning Chrysler Art Museum, the almost never-ending festivals and events at Town Point Park, and the Virginia Zoo. If you need to do a little shopping, it’s more of an experience than a chore in Norfolk, with its unique boutiques and antique shops along Colley Avenue and 21st Street, as well as MacArthur Center Mall in downtown and the new Premium Outlets near Norfolk International Airport.
Education plays an important role in Norfolk, with Old Dominion University (surrounded by the beautiful neighborhoods of Larchmont, Ghent, and Colonial Place), and Virginia Wesleyan University, Coastal Virginia’s premiere liberal arts and sciences university in the eastern part of the city.
If city life gets to be too much, a quick drive to Oceanview Beach in the north end of the city, or a drive due east on I-264 E to enjoy a day on the sunny and sandy beaches of Virginia Beach may be just what you need!
With its rich history, Norfolk has many historical, Old Victorian homes that have been meticulously updated and modernized for today’s buyer’s needs. Many of these homes are located in the Ghent and Stockley Gardens neighborhoods adjacent to downtown. For more affordable options, Norfolk has many other neighborhood options with varying home styles and price ranges. Everything from one-story ranch style homes with three to four bedrooms, up to larger modern style homes with five or more bedrooms can all be found throughout Norfolk – each with its own unique neighborhood feel.
If the convenient location, and Norfolk “vibe” speak to you, let’s talk about your options here in Norfolk! Just reach out to share your needs and we can discuss how I can help!
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