Information About Norfolk

Established in 1682, Norfolk Virginia is now a vibrant city with delicious food, 144 miles of beautiful shoreline, & has the world’s largest naval base.

It is also home to several prominent schools including Old Dominion University, the Jones Institute of Reproductive Medicine, and Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Whether you’re just visiting Norfolk and exploring the area, thinking about relocating here, or you’re a local ready to be a tourist in your own hometown there are several experiences you won’t want to miss. Sail aboard a majestic ship on a tour of the Elizabeth River or visit the scenic Norfolk Botanical Garden which even has a wonderful children’s garden space. The Virginia Zoo is very well maintained and has a great variety of animals to observe.

Norfolk has an interesting history filled with success, despair, and an incredible revitalization. To get a glimpse at the intricate history of Norfolk, take a land or boat tour of the Norfolk Naval Base, check out the Mac Arthur Memorial, go on a tour of the USS Wisconsin, or take a stroll along the Cannonball Trail.

There are several restaurants in Norfolk that provide amazing food with exceptional service. A W Shuck’s on Colonial Avenue is one of the best places to get fresh seafood on the east coast. If you prefer Italian food then Razzo located on East Ocean View Avenue is the place to go. The Mermaid Winery in Norfolk will also provide you with a great experience and you can enjoy some of the best wines in the United States.

Real estate in Norfolk Virginia is diverse and there are over 120 different neighborhoods to choose from, each with a variety of amenities, yard sizes, & price ranges. The houses range from historic to brand new construction, high rise condos to spacious single family homes.

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