Norfolk, Virginia, has a sprawling skyline that can be viewed from across the Elizabeth River. This wonderful city is home to the world's largest naval base, Naval Station Norfolk, NATO's two Strategic Command headquarters and numerous large corporations, both domestic and foreign. Incorporated in 1705, Norfolk was most likely named after King's Lynn, Norfolk, England by Adam Thoroughgood, which bespeaks of its deep historical connection to the early colonial settlers who built upon what is now considered Hampton Roads. Being that Norfolk is one of the oldest cities in this area, it is no wonder people travel from all over the country to learn about some of the first people to build colonies on this side of what we now call the United States of America.
There is a saying about Norfolk, Virginia, that states, "Norfolk, Virginia, is the best city in the USA." Depending on who you ask you might get a different answer here and there, but most agree that it is the city's love for the arts and history that set it apart from the rest. Residents living in and around Norfolk enjoy visiting places like Nauticus (waterfront maritime museum), the Chrysler Art Museum, Town Point Park and the Virginia Zoo. And this is only the beginning of what Norfolk has to offer. For those looking for a complete shopping experience, Norfolk does not disappoint with boutique shops along Colley Avenue and 21st Street, as well as MacArthur Center Mall in downtown Norfolk, and the new Premium Outlets near Virginia Wesleyan College and Norfolk Academy. Old Dominion University brings young people from all around the globe and is surrounded by the beautiful neighborhoods of Larchmont, Ghent, and Lochhaven. Furthermore, you only need to take a straight shot down I-264 E to enjoy a day on the sunny beaches of Virginia Beach.
As Norfolk and the neighboring cities date as far back as the late 1600s to early 1700s, you can find a fair share of historical properties available. Many of these houses are immaculate Old Victorian homes that have been well maintained since they were built and have been modernized throughout their history in order to keep them up to date. If you are looking for an affordable home in more medium to lower price ranges, potential home buyers can find any number of home styles that best fit your taste. Whether it be single floor ranch style homes with three to four bedrooms or modern style homes with up to five bedrooms, you are sure to find something that feels like a place you can call home. If you are in the market to buy a home here in Norfolk or simply shopping around, feel more than free to contact us today to schedule an appointment.