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Average rent in Norfolk, VA

$1,371/mo Norfolk, VA average rental price, February 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Norfolk, VA is $1,371.

    Norfolk, VA apartment rent ranges

    About 23% of apartment rents in Norfolk, VA range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 9% of apartments. Around 47% of Norfolk’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 21% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

    Norfolk, VA rent trends

    Getting around in Norfolk, VA

    45 /100
    36 /100
    Some Transit
    47 /100
    Somewhat Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 45, Transit Score®: 36, Bike Score®: 47

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Norfolk, VA last updated?

    Prices and availability in Norfolk, VA were last updated on 30 Mar 2023.

    What are the best apartments in Norfolk, VA?

    The best apartments in Norfolk, VA are: Brittany Place Apartments, The Lafayette Apartments, The Depot, The Brightleaf Building and Chenman Lofts.

    What is the average rent in Norfolk, VA?

    The average rent in Norfolk, VA is $1,371. 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 $952 and $2,440. 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 $850 and $2,986. 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 $643 and $3,013. 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 $643 and $2,249. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Norfolk, VA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Norfolk, VA?

    In Norfolk 56% of the housing is rented out compared to 44% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 12% of Norfolk’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 67% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 20% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Norfolk, VA?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Norfolk are about 42 years old, on average. Of these, 28% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 4 stories. About 84% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 12% are mid-rises, and 5% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Norfolk, VA?

    Studio apartments in Norfolk are around 4% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 36% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 46% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

    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.

    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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    Norfolk, VA demographics

    Norfolk, VA has a population of 238,556 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 113,768 of Norfolk’s residents are women and 124,788 are men. The median age of those who live in Norfolk, VA is 30.9.

    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.

    Norfolk, VA households

    • 52,096 Family
      40,781 Non-family
    • 26,698 Children
      66,179 No Children
    • 92,877Total Number of Households
    • 2.29Average People Per Household
    • $56,244Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 92,877 households in Norfolk, VA. 52,096 are family households and 40,781 are non-family households. There are 26,698 households with children in Norfolk and 66,179 households without children. On average, about 2.29 people live in a household in Norfolk, VA.

    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 education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Norfolk, VA is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 35% completed some high school, 27% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 17% have a Bachelor Degree, and 10% have a Graduate Degree.

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