Trailing in population behind only Virginia Beach, Norfolk is the second most populous city in Virginia, and an independent city. Some of the properties available here are beachfront properties, but not all. There are both homes and apartments for sale ranging from one to three bedrooms, with most of them priced between $100 and $200 per square foot.
The following information will give you a general idea of some of the kinds of neighborhoods where you might find homes in Norfolk. Berkley is one of these places that was once an incorporated town, but is now a part of Norfolk. The area is home to the Berkley north historic district which includes such notable buildings as the Lycurgus Berkley House and the Merchants’ and Planters’ Bank. It is linked to the downtown area by the Berkley Bridge. Willoughby Spit is bordered by the Chesapeake Bay to the north, Hampton Roads to the west, and Willoughby Bay to the south, and offers many coastal properties. The Ghent District is a larger district containing the neighborhoods of Ghent, West Ghent, East Ghent, and Ghent Square. It is home to many notable cultural attractions, including the Chrysler Museum of Art, which is Norfolk’s major art museum. Ghent, Downtown Norfolk, and Fairmount Park have all recently seen revitalizing development.
Being centrally located as the cultural and commercial base of the Hampton Roads Region, Norfolk shares many of its economic characteristics with the region as a whole. Strategically located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, it is a major trade artery for import and export of goods across the Atlantic. The region is a major military center, being home to Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest naval station. The top employer in Norfolk is the U.S. Department of Defense, which has many troops and staff stationed at the base. Sentara Healthcare and Norfolk City Public Schools are the second and third largest employers in Norfolk, respectively.