Norfolk

The city is a celebration of an urban atmosphere with a strong emphasis on arts and culture.

Welcome to Norfolk

Those who live for action and excitement flock to this lively community
 
It doesn't get much better for those who love the action and excitement of a vibrant city than to go to Norfolk, Virginia. The city is a celebration of an urban atmosphere with a strong emphasis on arts and culture. There is also an immediate impact of military culture in the area, given its proximity to several naval bases. All told, Norfolk is the community for you if you crave excitement and opportunity around every corner.
 

What to Love 

  • Vibrant arts and culture environment
  • Near the Elizabeth River, Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean

Local Lifestyle

Norfolk is the place to be in the center of the action. Many praise it for having incredible things for people of all ages, regardless of their interests. Whether it’s the first rate restaurant scene or world class museums, Norfolk has plenty to explore and do.Residents of Norfolk enjoy riding The Tide, a light rail that runs from Virginia Beach and ends at nationally recognized medical facilities. To visit the shops and dining, downtown Norfolk residents enjoy a nice walk or bike ride in dedicated bike lanes. For the latest on the action downtown, check out The Downtown Norfolk Council website.
 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Norfolk has prided itself on becoming a destination spot for those who want to get out and have a great dining, shopping, and entertainment experience. There are many places where you can experience a wonderful time in Norfolk. For example, you may want to start at the Smartmouth Brewing Company. Smartmouth is a place to get growlers, pints, and fun merchandise from a local brewing company that offers some of the best products you can imagine. While there, take them up on one of their free tours of the brewing facility. Maybe you would like to enjoy a casual bite to eat at a bar that also frequently features live music. You can have all of that at the Waterside District. Soak in the atmosphere while enjoying your food and a great view of the water. After that, you might even want to hop over to the Freedom Boat Club - Norfolk to rent a boat to take out on the water for a delightful evening. If you’re in the mood for microbrews, check out the Brick Anchor Brew House or Tap-It Local to sample local brews and great food. The Brick Anchor doubles as a three-story, unique steampunk décor restaurant and Tap-It’s menu is a favorite among locals. For classically SOuthern cuisine try Southern Eats, Todd Jurich’s Bistro for fine dining, The Dirty Buffalo for fun and casual eats, or Freemason Abbey for the flavor of a local favorite.
 

Things to Do

There is no shortage of things to do in Norfolk. For example, you might want to check out the boats that come in for Harborfest. Alternatively, you may decide to catch a stunning performance at the Virginia OperaIf opera isn't your thing, no problem! Browse the permanent collection or a visiting exhibition at the nearby Chrysler Museum, or plan the perfect day at Ocean View Beach. However, don't forget that Nauticus – the National Maritime Museum – and the U.S.S. Wisconsin are options for those who want to learn about maritime history and tour a decommissioned battleship.Grab a little peace of mind at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens or check out the animals at the Norfolk ZooIf you love sports, you don't want to miss out on the local team, the Norfolk Tides Baseball Club. The Tides are the Triple-A farm team for the MLB Orioles. They play at Harbor Park and always give the fans a good show. Plus every year you’ll get to see players go up to the major league or maybe come down for a bit. If baseball isn’t your thing, check out the Norfolk Admirals hockey team or the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference (MEAC) collegiate basketball tournament.Finally, check out the Neon Festival when it comes to Norfolk each year. There are several concerts, a beer garden, mural unveilings, pop-up art galleries, and more!

Schools

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Overview for Norfolk, VA

238,556 people live in Norfolk, where the median age is 30.9 and the average individual income is $32,811. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

238,556

Total Population

30.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$32,811

Average individual Income

Around Norfolk, VA

There's plenty to do around Norfolk, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

21
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
36
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
36
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Project Seed Coffee, Ginger Sweets, and Le Marche.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.51 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.93 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.74 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.82 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.59 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.86 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Norfolk, VA

Norfolk has 92,877 households, with an average household size of 2.29. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Norfolk do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 238,556 people call Norfolk home. The population density is 4,477.83 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

238,556

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

30.9

Median Age

52.31 / 47.69%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
92,877

Total Households

2.29

Average Household Size

$32,811

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Norfolk, VA

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Norfolk. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Bay View Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Willard Model Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Coleman Place Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Ocean View Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Sewells Point Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
St. Helena Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Suburban Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Tidewater Park Elementary
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
No rating available
Walter Herron Taylor Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
McDonald Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
St Patrick Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Tabernacle Christian Academy & Revelator Childcare
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Town & Country Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Ingleside Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Sherwood Forest Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Kings Daughters Hosp. Ep.
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Crossroads Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Larrymore Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Lindenwood Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Little Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Tanners Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Fairlawn Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Ocean View Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 9th
No rating available
St John Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
The Williams School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Roadstead Montesorri High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Paul's Learning Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Chesterfield Academy Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
3rd - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Tarrallton Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
James Monroe Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Ghent Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Norfolk Christian Schools
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Ryan Academy Of Norfolk
PRIVATE
K - 7th
No rating available
St Peter's Episcopal Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
2nd - 6th
No rating available
The Barry Robinson Center
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Kempsville Center For Behavioral Health
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Richard Bowling Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Larchmont Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
P.B. Young Senior Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Camp Allen Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Booker T. Washington High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Southside Stem Academy At Campostella
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Mary Calcott Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Northside Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Oceanair Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Academy For Discovery At Lakewood
PUBLIC
3rd - 8th
3/5
First Presbyterian Preschool
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Yeshiva Aish Kodosh Talmudical Academy
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Norfolk Collegiate School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
First Baptist Ready Academy Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
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