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Frequently Asked Questions
When were prices and availability in Norfolk, VA last updated?
Prices and availability in Norfolk, VA were last updated on 19 May 2022.
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What is the average rent in Norfolk, VA?
The average rent in Norfolk, VA is $1,263. Start your search for apartments in Norfolk, VA now.
What is the price range for a studio apartment in Norfolk, VA?
The price range for a studio apartment in Norfolk, VA is between $1,492 and $1,517. View all studio apartments in Norfolk, VA.
What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Norfolk, VA?
The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Norfolk, VA is between $735 and $2,433. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Norfolk, VA now.
What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Norfolk, VA?
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Norfolk, VA is between $699 and $2,954. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Norfolk, VA.
What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Norfolk, VA?
The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Norfolk, VA is between $699 and $2,954. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Norfolk, VA.
Living in Norfolk, VA
Norfolk is a small city in southern Virginia that is known for its naval presence and beautiful waterfront views. It is the economic and cultural center of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Norfolk is home to a large naval station and a NATO Strategic Command headquarters, so it attracts military and security professionals from all over the country. In addition, Norfolk attracts thousands of students and academics each year with its higher education opportunities. Some of the universities in the area include Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University and Virginia Wesleyan University. The city of Norfolk was originally founded in the early 18th century, so there are many buildings and cultural institutions from that time. In particular, there are many historic buildings in downtown Norfolk as well as an excellent selection of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.
Norfolk, VA Demographics
- Total Population244,601
Female 127,723Male 116,878
- Median Age30.7
Norfolk, VA has a population of 244,601 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 116,878 of Norfolk’s residents are women and 127,723 are men. The median age of those who live in Norfolk, VA is 30.7.
Average Rent in Norfolk, VA
- Norfolk, VA Average Rental Price, February 2022 $1,263 /mo
The average monthly rent of apartments in Norfolk, VA is $1,263.
Norfolk, VA Apartment Rent Ranges
About 22% of apartment rents in Norfolk, VA range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 5% of apartments. Around 41% of Norfolk’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 31% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.
Norfolk, VA Rent Trends
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Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Norfolk, VA is $1,263.
Shopping in Norfolk, VA
There are plenty of shopping options in many neighborhoods throughout Norfolk. Downtown Norfolk and Ghent both have large commercial stretches with local boutiques and markets. The MacArthur Center mall is also located in in the downtown area and has a wide range of popular clothing, technology, homeware and entertainment shops, and there are many other shopping centers and stores spread throughout Norfolk. The most popular grocery stores in Norfolk include Harris Teeter, Food Lion and Fresh Market. Additionally, renters have access to major retailers like Walmart, Ikea and The Home Depot.
Transportation in Norfolk, VA
Not all neighborhoods in Norfolk are walkable, so many renters use their cars to get around and accomplish most errands. Still, there are many other transportation options, especially in the downtown area. The Hampton Roads Transit system (HRT) runs many different bus routes as well as a light rail line, which runs from downtown Norfolk east to Newtown Road. There is also a public ferry service across the Elizabeth River to downtown Portsmouth. For regional travel, Amtrak’s Northeast Regional service stops in Norfolk, connecting it with many other cities along the East Coast. For air travel, Norfolk has its own airport with commercial flights to many destinations throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Norfolk, VA Households
- Total Number of Households88,353
Family 50,487Non-family 37,866
Children 26,189No Children 62,164
- Average People Per Household2.47
- Median Household Income$51,590
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,153
According to U.S. Census data, there are 88,353 households in Norfolk, VA. 50,487 are family households and 37,866 are non-family households. There are 26,189 households with children in Norfolk and 62,164 households without children. On average, about 2.47 people live in a household in Norfolk, VA. The median income of a Norfolk household living in Norfolk is $51,590 per year. The median housing costs per month are $1,153.
Norfolk, VA Education Statistics
The level of education of the population of Norfolk, VA is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 37% completed some high school, 27% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 16% have a Bachelor Degree, and 9% have a Graduate Degree.
Renting in Norfolk, VA
There are many different neighborhoods to choose from when renting an apartment in Norfolk. If you’re looking to live in the high-energy urban area, downtown Norfolk and West Freemason are great options. These neighborhoods have many high-rise and mid-rise apartment buildings. They are also very walkable and close to the harbor with plenty of fun things to do nearby. For renters who want to experience Norfolk’s historic charm, some popular historic areas include Ghent and Park Place. These neighborhoods consist mostly of mid-rise apartment buildings and townhouses, some of which have been preserved for a very long time. If you’re looking for a rental in a traditional suburban neighborhood, areas like Colonial Heights, Highland Park, Ocean View and Fairmont Park have more single-family homes with larger lot sizes.
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