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Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Norfolk

"Granby Represents Norfolk"

- SSpringer
Granby Street really gives anyone visiting Norfolk a little bit of everything. When you are downtown during the week, you totally get the hustle and bustle of everyone going to work. At night there...
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Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Norfolk

"Recent developments provide a lot to do."

- simonden
With the recent developments being made to this area, there is a lot more becoming available for visitors and residents to do. For example you have the MacArthur Center Mall as well as a lot of resta...
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Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Norfolk

"Super Diverse Street With Lots to Offer"

- SSpringer
Monticello Avenue has a little bit of everything. If you are the cruise around the mall type, you will find MacArthur Center. It is the nicest, cleanest mall in Hampton Roads. The mall has a great...
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Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Norfolk

""Seven Cities" Gateway"

- simonden
Military Highway will take you anywhere within the “seven cities”—Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach—and makes it practically problem free for anyone t...
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Unranked Neighborhoods

Cape View


"Great place for eats!"

- simonden
Ocean View Avenue runs along the bay and provides an excellent view. From here you can see the ships arriving and deporting from the base. Ocean View also turns into Shore Drive and is the scenic ro...
36.9364676611785 -76.2208373924818

"Oklahoma Ave- nice residential value"

- SSpringer
Oklahoma Ave is in a residential area of Norfolk. The area is very diverse and has a mix of older homes and newly built or renovated homes. This street connects Tait Terrace and Robin Hood road so i...
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"Bumper to bumper"

- simonden
Interstate 64 is slammed with traffic (and when I say slammed I mean it’s bumper to bumper) starting about 3:30am to 4am and then again around the same time in the afternoon. It does have an HOV 2 la...
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"See all types of Norfolk on this street"

- btrotman85
Hampton Boulevard runs from the Naval Base in the northwest corner of Norfolk to Midtown. On this street you can pass by ODU and their beautiful new Convocation Center where the lady monarchs play. I...
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"A museum that has it all."

- simonden
West Olney Rd offers the Chrysler Museum of Art. This museum offers so many things from exhibitions to collections of American and European paintings and sculpture to contemporary and decorative art....
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"I Loved growing up here"

- carlamcb
I grew up on Forrest Ave from the age of 2 years old until then age of 14. This neighborhood was the best!! It is near the Naval Base there are eating places and movie theaters in a close distance....
36.9295013043084 -76.3152968368448

"Bad neighborhoods but trying to improve"

- carlamcb
Church Street is and has always been one of the worst streets in Norfolk. The traffic is horrible, you have drugs and a lot of homeless people running around. They are tearing down a lot of projects...
36.8601167141207 -76.2760018159161

"PA is a Different Place"

- hannonse
Princess Anne Road runs through all of VA Beach and Norfolk and is thus, a strange mix of industrial, commercial and residential areas. Mostly, its got a lot of traffic in areas and is a little sketch...
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"Downtown Norfolk's quickest access"

- btrotman85
I-264 serves Downtown Norfolk giving it nearby access to the Tides stadium, Waterside, Town Point Park, Norfolk State University, and MacArthur mall. However, in less than 1 mile, it shrinks from 4 la...
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"Up and coming area which is already up and came!"

- judyz
I live in Lafayette Winona and was from out of town when I moved here, not knowing anything about the area. I bought a redone 1911 house which is beautiful complete with pool, bar, hot tub, 2 car imm...
36.8788257212846 -76.2628657230108



"Great neighborhood!"

- randthompson
I live in the Lafayette Shores neighborhood on Cromwell and walk to the library and Lakewood park almost every day with my dog, Teddy. This is a GREAT neighborhood with very friendly people. Ace Hardw...
36.8895932423774 -76.2677295900231



"Unless you like chain-store shopping, not worth the time"

- friedclam
One of the people traveling with us is a mall kind of gal, so we agreed to go with her to shop. K-Mart, Big Lots, and Michael’s are the kinds of stores you will find here. I shop all these places at...
36.9086576877002 -76.2207862450586

"Used to be a night area"

- carlamcb
This used to be a great place to live in but like a lot of place in Hampton Roads the areas are going down. Newtown Rd is surrounded by Betty F Williams Elementary School, Bayside Middle and High Scho...
36.8588590067851 -76.1865877652638

"Midtown Norfolk's main east-west artery"

- btrotman85
Brambleton Avenue is mostly a 3-lane lighted street in Midtown Norfolk and one of Norfolk's main thoroughfares. It borders the Norfolk Scope which is used as a sports arena and cultural events facilit...
36.8613987399468 -76.3047107772173

"Beware of sharp turn!"

- simonden
Nansemond Arch is located in a small duplex neighborhood called Merrimack Landing. There isn’t very much traffic, but beware of the sharp turns. It’s a one way street and cars park on the side of th...
36.9427595624978 -76.270786968538



"Needs to be repaved"

- simonden
Bay Avenue definitely needs to be repaved. It’s covered with potholes in its entirety and eventually turns into a one way street. Bay Avenue is lined with little houses that are very old. It’s not...
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