Neighborhood

Norfolk: Find Your New, Fun Lifestyle Here

As the second-most populous city in Virginia, Norfolk has a significant history and a pulse all of its own. The city was named after the large natural harbor of the same name, which is located at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. The city's origin is almost as complex as its long military history. In fact, you can find the largest Navy base in the world, Naval Station Norfolk, here, along with one of NATO’s two Strategic Command headquarters. Norfolk is also home to the corporate headquarters of Norfolk Southern Railway. Since Norfolk serves as the cultural heart of the Hamptons Road region, residents will discover a generous selection of museums and landmarks to visit, including Chrysler Museum of Art, Nauticus, and MacArthur Memorial, and lovers of the arts will be happy to know the city houses several major performing arts companies. Beach outings, festivals, and parades line Norfolk's event calendar year-round, such as the Cajun-themed festival, Bayou Boogaloo, as well as the Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival, the Children's Festival, and the Virginia Wine Festival. Whether you find your fun outdoors or indoors, Norfolk serves as the perfect venue for a plethora of activities and provides excitement around every corner.