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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Norfolk

I think what's unique is that wee have a little shopping center right in the front that has a little breakfast place and a bar and grill place.

It's close to quite a few stores without having to go very far. Also I don't have to go a long distance to be able to get to an store.

I don't have anything I can think of that applies to this really I mean it used to be ok but it's not that great now I guess

The unique thing about neighborhood it is near the water. In addition it a great place to raise your family and walk your dog.

I like how it's quiet and it's I like Starbucks and I like going to the movies with my friends and family it's really fun to go with them around

Something unique about my area is that the current mall is about to be demolished and rapper Pharrell Williams is developing a stadium in its place my favorite places in the area would have to be the wawa, 711 and tropical smoothie Cafe. Places I like going are the norfolk southern train museum, the zoo and the oceanfront in Virginia beach.

Who Lives Here

Norfolk Demographics

Education

High School

38%

Associate's

34%

Bachelor's

18%

Master's

8%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

44%

3 people

26%

4 people

17%

5 people

7%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

48%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

4%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

12%

20-45

45%

45-65

21%

65+

11%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Norfolk?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Mar '24$1497$1399$1254$1650
Feb '24$1499$1399$1254$1650
Jan '24$1499$1374$1297$1650
Dec '23$1499$1350$1298$1575
Nov '23$1449$1250$1285$1637
Oct '23$1456$1304$1327$1575
Sep '23$1463$1295$1362$1555
Aug '23$1470$1272$1362$1555
Jul '23$1499$1400$1334$1550
Jun '23$1491$1287$1350$1555
May '23$1484$1229$1334$1555
Apr '23$1477$1254$1322$1579
Mar '23$1447$1197$1282$1625

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Norfolk

Norfolk Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

31%

15-30 Mins

44%

30-40 Mins

15%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5454

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 45 of 80 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 51 of 80 renters

Percentage: 5151

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 51 of 80 renters

Percentage: 3838

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 56 of 80 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 62 of 80 renters

Top Scores: Parks, Health, Medicine

Things To Do In Norfolk

Top Score

Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll be living the park life in Norfolk.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 10% more parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Norfolk scores high for health and fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 8% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't get sick of medical care here.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 7% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 16% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Norfolk gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 24% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 39% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, Norfolk is a good fit.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 16% more shops than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bumper sticker city. This place is good for filling up.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 30% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Norfolk gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 44% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Norfolk doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 29% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Norfolk Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 68 of 80 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 64 of 80 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 63 of 80 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 61 of 80 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 58 of 80 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 56 of 80 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 54 of 80 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 54 of 80 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 51 of 80 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 49 of 80 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 49 of 80 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 46 of 80 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 45 of 80 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 45 of 80 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 45 of 80 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 40 of 80 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 50 of 80 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 57 of 80 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 61 of 80 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 68 of 80 renters

Norfolk Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Norfolk

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What You Need to Know

Renter Articles

All About

Living in Norfolk, VA

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 Attractions

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:

  • Ghent: This is an artsy part of town perfect for hip singles or young couples looking to be in the middle of vibrant cultural activities. The Chrysler Museum of Art and the Harrison Opera House are located here, along with an abundance of fun restaurants and bars.
  • Wards Corner: This is an older part of town that is actively working to rehabilitate residential properties and both retain and expand its current economy.
  • East Ocean View: A seaside community, this area contains the longest fishing pier in North America and is the perfect place to settle down if you're looking to live by the water.
  • Fairmont Park: An ethnically diverse neighborhood that is primarily residential, Fairmont Park does have a few commercial businesses sprinkled in between.

 

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:

 

  • Ocean View Beach: Spend the day fishing on the pier or soaking up the sun at Ocean View Beach Park, a 6.5-acre park that hosts festivals every summer.
  • Harborfest: Every June, the city of Norfolk celebrates its maritime history at Harborfest, a free event featuring concerts, boat races, parades and one of the largest fireworks shows on the East Coast.
  • MacArthur Memorial: Dedicated to General Douglas MacArthur, downtown's MacArthur Square includes four buildings, a visitor's center, a research center, a memorial and a museum.
  • Armed Forces Memorial: A tribute to fallen soldiers from the Revolutionary to the Gulf wars, this memorial features bronze-cast letters at its base that replicate actual notes written by loved ones to soldiers who never returned home.
  • Cannonball Trail: Embark on a self-guided tour of Cannonball Trail, which winds through the Norfolk area and gives visitors a glimpse of 400 years of local and national history.

 

Adventures in Norfolk
These are our top five picks for adventures in Norfolk:

  • Check out the Chrysler Museum of Art: This comprehensive art museum is a cultural treasure that features work from a wide range of artists, and a glass studio with performance art. Classes are also offered.
  • Attend a Norfolk Tides Baseball Game: Kick back with a hot dog and a beer and watch Norfolk's fantastic local baseball team play other teams in the region. Summer nights don't get better than this.
  • Take the family to the Virginia Zoo: Located in Norfolk, the Virginia Zoo showcases more than 400 animals, and a day trip here is guaranteed fun for the whole family.
  • Go to a festival: Norfolk is full of festivals all year long. From the ShamROCK 'N' ROLL St. Patrick's Day party to Cinco de Mayo celebrations to 4th of July festivities, there is always something to celebrate.
  • Treat Yourself to a Norfolk Dinner and Harbor Cruise: Norfolk's scenic location on the Chesapeake Bay affords residents plenty of opportunities to enjoy a picturesque dinner cruise with loved ones.

 

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.