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Living in Norfolk, Virginia:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Norfolk, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Norfolk what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Norfolk is a beautiful city with many different attractions including museums, restaurants, water, parks and shops. There is a large Navy presence here and small families; which makes getting to meet new people easy and fun. The weather is also an attractive feature for a lot of people as it rarely gets super cold.

Christina, says: 2020

A person considering moving to Norfolk, Virginia should keep in mind that the city is on the east coast of the United States. Located by the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk has a lot of opportunities for tourists to visit, such as seaside shops and the chance to see the ocean. The weather in this location is fairly moderate and the summers are rather comfortable. Overall, Norfolk is a wonderful city to move to.

Lindsay, says: 2020

Before moving to Norfolk, VA, people should know the community is incredibly diverse. The city is divided into areas that are labeled with green signs, and each area has its own atmosphere. Norfolk is a part of the broader Hampton Roads community which encompasses Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, and Portsmouth. This region of the state is called Hampton Roads because we are along the Chesapeake River and all its inlets. Locals lovingly refer to the area as The Seven Cities.

Crystal, says: 2020

Norfolk is the home of the largest naval base in the world. Approximately 20% of the US Navy is stationed here. We live in a lovely revitalized neighborhood near the beach. It’s unlike any other neighborhood in the area. We love living here because it’s a very open and dog-friendly neighborhood.

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