Getting to Know Norfolk, VA
Long known as a strategic military base at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk is the second most populous city in the state of Virginia. With long stretches of riverfront and bayfront property, a vibrant economy, and plenty of festivals and parks, Norfolk is a great place to rent an apartment and call home.
Did you know?
Contrary to what you might think, locals pronounce Norfolk without the "l." Listen for variations like "Nor-phuk" and "Nah-fik."
Norfolk is home to a huge variety of attractions that range from WWE shows at Scope Arena to performances by the Virginia Opera and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Dive into Norfolk's maritime culture at Nauticus, tour the impressive USS Wisconsin, see glass blowers in action at the Chrysler Museum of Art, or learn about giraffes at the Virginia Zoo.
Best Places to Live in Norfolk
Here are our picks for the best places to live in Norfolk:
Free Things To Do in Norfolk
In addition to an array of historic military attractions, the Norfolk area has loads of free activities to keep you entertained on a budget. Take a look at some of our top suggestions for the best free things to do in Norfolk:
Adventures in Norfolk
These are our top five picks for adventures in Norfolk:
Activities for Families
For a day of family-friendly fun and adventure in Norfolk, take the kids to Chesapeake City Park, Chesapeake Arboretum or Cloud9 Trampoline Park.
Highly Rated Schools in Norfolk
The city of Norfolk is home to a number of the state's best schools, including Sewells Point Elementary, Larchmont Elementary and Maury High School.
Getaways from Norfolk
With a location on the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk makes it easy to access local beaches. Head just a few minutes away to Ocean View Beach Park, or make the short drive to Virginia Beach. Enjoy a crab dinner in Baltimore, or, if seeing the Washington Monument is on your bucket list, plan a weekend escape to Washington, D.C.
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