One of the oldest English settlements in the nation, Norfolk, VA, has evolved into a vibrant and diverse city. Home to the largest naval base in the world, Naval Station Norfolk, and a NATO Strategic Command headquarters, the city is considered a key transportation and military site. But in addition to the military presence, Norfolk is known as the financial, urban, historical, and cultural center of the area. Because Norfolk is the hub of the nine cities that make up the Hampton Roads metro area, many people come from beyond the Hampton Roads region enjoy Norfolk’s concerts, operas, and museums.
Norfolk is surrounded by water on almost three sides. The Elizabeth River forms the southern and western boundaries, and the Chesapeake Bay forms the northern. Virginia Beach creates the eastern border, and the city of Chesapeake forms a small section of the southern border. You’ll find attractive and charming historic neighborhoods along miles of inlets, riverways, creeks, and the bay. If you’re a fresh or saltwater enthusiast, you’ll love all the options for sailing, swimming, cruising, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing – or maybe you are happy with a relaxing day at the beach.
Hiring movers can make your move and your transition to Norfolk a heck of a lot easier than if you try to do it all yourself. Check out the variety of moving services we can connect you with, then use this guide to learn about the weather, transportation, cost of living, the housing market, economy and so much more. We even provide information on the best Norfolk neighborhoods to give you an idea of all your housing and lifestyle options.