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Norfolk, Virginia is a vibrant port city located along the Elizabeth River at the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay. To the east lies Virginia Beach with Chesapeake and Portsmouth to its south. With 7 miles of beachfront along the Chesapeake Bay, the city has another 137 miles of shoreline running along its lakes and rivers. This makes it ideal for water activities and boating. The harbor and entrance out to the bay have made it one of our nation’s fastest-growing ports. It is also known for its shipbuilding.

For its residents and visitors, the city is rich in culture, history, and medical sciences. Along the downtown harbor sits the battleship USS Wisconsin BB-64 and the National Maritime Center. Baseball fans enjoy watching the Tides play at Harbor Park Stadium. Located near Fort Norfolk is Eastern Virginia Medical School and Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. Important to our nation’s defense, Norfolk is known worldwide as home to the world’s largest naval base and Headquarters for NATO.

Norfolk, Virginia’s history dates to 1624 and the days of King James of England. At that time, he granted land to Thomas Willoughby, the area now known as Ocean View. Its importance as a port city began in 1670 when the British government led the building of infrastructure. This was to support the import and export of merchandise coming into the port. In 1705, it was incorporated as a town, and over the next 70 years, it grew to be Virginia’s most prosperous city.

Fun Fact:

General Douglas MacArthur Memorial and burial site is in Norfolk.

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Norfolk, Virginia Real Estate

The homes for sale in Norfolk Virginia vary widely in style, age, and price based on their location in the city. Homes in the Ghent area are a mix of historic homes, older condominiums, and townhomes. While the downtown and Freemason area have newer, smaller condominiums and townhomes. Both areas offer walkability to shops and restaurants.

Away from downtown, the neighborhoods along the Elizabeth and Lafayette Rivers offer a more traditional, family-friendly atmosphere. Here you’ll find parks, water activities, and the Norfolk Zoo. There is a mix of smaller, affordable single-family homes, larger older homes, and waterfront properties. These areas are also closer to Naval Station Norfolk. Near the Chesapeake Bay, the neighborhoods have more of a beach vibe. You’ll find local restaurants and a variety of bungalows and newer beach homes. Around Norfolk International Airport and Military Highway, there are well established family neighborhoods. They have easy access to shopping and Norfolk Botanical Gardens.

If you are looking for real estate in Norfolk, you need a REALTOR® who knows the area. Your choices will take you from the downtown area to the homes along the rivers to the beaches of Ocean View. Whatever lifestyle and home you desire, The Dan Lawson Real Estate Team can help you find it.

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