Norfolk is widely considered the cultural, historical, financial, and urban center of the South Hampton Roads region. Thoroughly laced with waterways, and bound by both the Elizabeth River and the Chesapeake Bay to the north, Norfolk is a top-tier American port city and a strategic hub for international shipping, transportation, and military activity. Notable neighborhoods include Ghent and Larchmont near Old Dominion University, Ocean View, East Beach, Broad Creek, Ingleside, Lafayette-Winona, Lakewood, Norview, Poplar Halls, Talbot Park, and Wards Corner.
History buffs will enjoy strolling along the cobblestone in the Freemason neighborhood or visiting Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, which incredibly survived Lord Dunmore’s bombardment of the city on New Year’s Day 1776. The stoic church still features a cannonball lodged in its wall from the historic siege. In more recent history, the Norfolk Botanical Garden was built by 200 African American women and 20 men through a Works Progress Administration (WPA) grant in 1938.
Norfolk was named Favorite American City for 2018 and was selected as one of the Top 50 Places to Travel in 2017 in the world. The largest Navy base in the world, Naval Station Norfolk (which includes Naval Support Activity Norfolk) is right here, plus the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek. Other large employers in the area include Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk City Public Schools, Dominion Enterprises, Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters, and the Port of Virginia. The city has many educational institutions such as Norfolk State University, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Wesleyan University, and Eastern Virginia Medical College (home of the Jones Institute which boasts the first in vitro pregnancy and birth in the world.)
Whether you come to Norfolk to study, work, serve in the military, or play, we hope that you will call this region “home”. Let us help you find your home here.
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