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Bondale Apartments
7603 Bondale Ave
Norfolk, VA | Wards Corner
Studio
$785
414 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 04:33 PM
Take A Virtual Tour Today! Bondale Apartments blend classic architecture with a setting nestled among giant hardwoods. You can enjoy living in the Wards Corner area and be minutes from everything in Norfolk, Virginia.
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5 Units Available
The Lafayette
4601 Mayflower Rd
Norfolk, VA | Colonial Place-Riverview
Studio
$935
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,115
950 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
1300 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 01:37 PM
Take a Virtual Tour Now!Live, relax and play in a community that feels like your private getaway.
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Andover
2501 E Little Creek Rd
Norfolk, VA | South Camellia
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,055
915 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 01:37 PM
Take a Virtual Tour Now!Andover Apartments in Norfolk is a wonderful apartment community with everything you're looking for. Unwind at the swimming pool or take advantage of the playground.
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12 Units Available
Park Towne Apartments
3857 Flowerfield Rd
Norfolk, VA | South Camellia
1 Bedroom
$955
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,080
800 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,370
1239 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 12:49 PM
Newly renovated homes with hardwood flooring, vaulted ceilings and screened porches for privacy. Community amenities include a clubhouse, pool and dog park. Five minutes from Chastain Memorial Park.
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2 Units Available
Dundale Square Apartments & Townhomes
6600 Chesapeake Blvd
Norfolk, VA | Sewells Gardens
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$895
750 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,065
6084 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 12:48 PM
Welcome home to Dundale Square Apartments, located in Norfolk, Virginia! Find your new home at Dundale Square Apartments.
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6 Units Available
Metro on Granby Apartments
401 Granby St
Norfolk, VA | Downtown Norfolk
Studio
$1,045
449 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,230
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 12:44 PM
Beautiful apartments feature stainless steel appliances, granite counters, high ceilings and patio/balcony. Luxury grounds. Amenities include 24-hour fitness center, concierge services and much more. Ideally situated near Hell's Kitchen, Granby Theater, restaurants and attractions.
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2 Units Available
Savoy Apartments
161 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA | Downtown Norfolk
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,333
550 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 12:42 PM
We are excited to open our doors again to tour our community by appointment only. Based on availability, we may or may not have an apartment available to view. Please call to schedule your tour today.
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4 Units Available
CovePointe at The Landings
1001 Bolling Ave
Norfolk, VA | Larchmont-Edgewater
1 Bedroom
$1,335
910 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,630
1199 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 12:41 PM
Luxury one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes with either dens or patios and modern kitchens. Great location on the Lafayette River. Community features a fitness center, yoga studio and Cyber Lounge.
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6 Units Available
The Rockefeller Norfolk
130 Brooke Ave
Norfolk, VA | Downtown Norfolk
Studio
$1,127
565 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,230
734 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,860
1124 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 12:39 PM
A Rockefeller building in a prime downtown location features grand architecture and modern luxuries. Convenient garage parking for all residents, billiards room and rooftop patio.
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7 Units Available
Aura Downtown
450 Boush St
Norfolk, VA | Downtown Norfolk
Studio
$1,330
523 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,360
580 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 12:35 PM
Contemporary, luxury living in the heart of Norfolk. Walk to the Elizabeth River waterfront for dining, shopping and entertainment. Yoga, tanning and massage facilities as well as a state-of-the-art pet washing station.
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6 Units Available
The James Apartments
345 Granby St
Norfolk, VA | Downtown Norfolk
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,256
647 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 12:34 PM
We are excited to open our doors again to tour our community by appointment only. Based on availability, we may or may not have an apartment available to view. Please call to schedule your tour today.
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2 Units Available
Merrimack Landing Apartments & Townhouses
8807 Monitor Way
Norfolk, VA | Merrimac Park
1 Bedroom
$745
506 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$860
675 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 12:34 PM
Welcome home to Merrimack Landing Apartments, located in Norfolk, Virginia, just outside of Norfolk Naval Station! Find your new home at Merrimack Landing Apartments.
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9 Units Available
The Law Building Apartments
145 Granby St
Norfolk, VA | Downtown Norfolk
Studio
$958
544 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,300
586 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,870
912 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 12:32 PM
Luxury downtown apartments offer unique floor plans, high ceilings, stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Community amenities include 24-hour fitness center, business center and high-speed elevators. Located downtown near shopping, restaurants and attractions.
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6 Units Available
Mission College
1300 Lead St
Norfolk, VA | Brambleton
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$835
1050 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 12:31 PM
Fantastic location near the best amenities. On-site features include an interactive playground, pool, and fitness center. Near good schools. Homes offer full kitchens with separate dining areas, and a washer and dryer.
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16 Units Available
Promenade Pointe
6115 Tidewater Dr
Norfolk, VA | Roland Park
1 Bedroom
$1,330
810 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,580
1122 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 12:28 PM
One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with granite counters, large closets and lots of light. Located on the banks of the Lafayette River and just a few miles away from the city.
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17 Units Available
Pinewood Gardens
1731 E Little Creek Rd
Norfolk, VA | Bel - Aire
Studio
$910
815 sqft
1 Bedroom
$865
857 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,015
1017 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 12:27 PM
Newly renovated cable-ready homes with private patios, granite countertops, and spacious closets. This pet-friendly community boasts sparkling pools and a fitness center, among other amenities. Minutes away from downtown Norfolk.
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22 Units Available
Arlay Point
8600 Glen Myrtle Ave
Norfolk, VA | Glenwood Park
1 Bedroom
$1,000
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$959
965 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 12:24 PM
At Arlay Point Apartments, you’ll find the perfect blend of convenience, style and value. Our spacious, pet friendly apartments feature fully equipped kitchens, dining areas, wood-style flooring and ample closet space.
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39 Units Available
Hague Towers
330 W Brambleton Ave
Norfolk, VA | Downtown Norfolk
1 Bedroom
$1,040
630 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,415
1093 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 12:23 PM
With over 85 years of combined experience, Hague Towers and Pembroke Towers Management Team has a very simple objective: Resident satisfaction and safety is our goal. Our residents are our number one priority.
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The Loraine Apartments
245 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA | Downtown Norfolk
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,248
572 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 12:21 PM
We are excited to open our doors again to tour our community by appointment only. Based on availability, we may or may not have an apartment available to view. Please call to schedule your tour today.
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4 Units Available
North Shore Gardens Apartments
7701 Enfield Ave
Norfolk, VA | North Shore
1 Bedroom
$985
812 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1011 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 12:20 PM
Cable-ready homes with fully equipped kitchens, private patios, and spacious closets in a pet-friendly community. Common amenities include a swimming pool and on-site laundry. Downtown Norfolk is just 15 minutes away.
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1 Unit Available
The Wainwright Downtown
229 W Bute Street
Norfolk, VA | Downtown Norfolk
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,627
906 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 12:19 PM
This charming, upscale community in the downtown area offers a fitness center and sky lounge area. On-site parking provided. Each home offers luxury kitchens, large windows and fantastic views.
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1 Unit Available
Oakmont North Apartments
7241 Oakmont Drive
Norfolk, VA | Rosemont
2 Bedrooms
$930
700 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 12:16 PM
Welcome home to Oakmont North Apartments, located in Norfolk, Virginia! Stop by Oakmont North Apartments today to find the perfect place to call home! We offer relaxing and comfortable two and three bedroom apartments, along with many great
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14 Units Available
Icon Norfolk Apartments
321 E Main St
Norfolk, VA | Downtown Norfolk
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,355
667 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,915
1069 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 12:15 PM
Upscale high-rise living in Norfolk, just across the street from Town Point Park and the Waterside Promenade. Contemporary 1-3 bedroom floor plans available. Luxurious amenities include wine vault and rooftop lounge.
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2 Units Available
The Virginia Building
101 West Plume Street
Norfolk, VA | Downtown Norfolk
Studio
$1,038
345 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,263
669 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 12:14 PM
We are excited to open our doors again to tour our community by appointment only. Based on availability, we may or may not have an apartment available to view. Please call to schedule your tour today.

Median Rent in Norfolk

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Norfolk is $914, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,103.
Studio
$863
1 Bed
$914
2 Beds
$1,103
3+ Beds
$1,501
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How much is rent in Norfolk?
In Norfolk, the median rent is $863 for a studio, $914 for a 1-bedroom, $1,103 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,501 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Norfolk, check out our monthly Norfolk Rent Report.
How much is rent in Norfolk?
In Norfolk, the median rent is $863 for a studio, $914 for a 1-bedroom, $1,103 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,501 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Norfolk, check out our monthly Norfolk Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Norfolk?
You can filter cheap apartments in Norfolk by price: under $800.
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You can filter cheap apartments in Norfolk by price: under $800.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Norfolk?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Norfolk apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Norfolk?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Norfolk apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Norfolk properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Norfolk properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Norfolk?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Norfolk.
How much should I pay for rent in Norfolk?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Norfolk.
How can I find off-campus housing in Norfolk?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Norfolk. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Thomas Nelson Community College, and Tidewater Community College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Norfolk?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Norfolk. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Thomas Nelson Community College, and Tidewater Community College.

Median Rent in Norfolk

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Norfolk is $914, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,103.
Studio
$863
1 Bed
$914
2 Beds
$1,103
3+ Beds
$1,501

City Guide

Norfolk
The “it girl” of the Hampton Roads, Norfolk’s appeal is greater than the sum of its parts; but if we had to break it down, we’d say the fact that it has more waterfront property than a submarine, gorgeous Colonial buildings, and a primo selection of muy guapo men and women in uniform (home of the largest naval base in the world) are what make it irresistible. Enough chitchat—get comfortable (yes, you can put your feet on the coffee table, just make sure you use a coaster for your drink) and l...
The “it girl” of the Hampton Roads, Norfolk’s appeal is greater than the sum of its parts; but if we had to break it down, we’d say the fact that it has more waterfront property than a submarine, gorgeous Colonial buildings, and a primo selection of muy guapo men and women in uniform (home of the largest naval base in the world) are what make it irresistible. Enough chitchat—get comfortable (yes, you can put your feet on the coffee table, just make sure you use a coaster for your drink) and l...

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Renting in Norfolk

A city that’s possibly more patriotic than Washington D.C., the Old Dominion’s favorite town retains our capital’s professional air, pricey rents and beautiful historic setting, but moves at a slower pace. Here’s what to keep in mind when you start exploring the Tidewater’s (our term of endearment) rental-universe.

Room with a View: Water equals money. In real estate, views command a premium price. However, your budget-conscious side can meet your beachy-dreams side if you look for a spot a few blocks inshore: here you’ll find lower rents, beautiful homes and a 5 minute walk to the waves.

Board for the Brass: For all you military men and women either transferring to Norfolk or already hunkered down here, consider giving Pilot Online (http://pilotonline.com/) a whirl. Aside from classified ads, it has military-specific information about the community.

Naval Station Norfolk: If you’re going to work at the base, live by the base. The station is situated on a peninsula connected to the rest of the city by the Hampton Boulevard bridge (boring, but important geographic details, we know). And this bridge could quite possibly become the bane of your existence if you have to make this looonnnggg commute every day.

Renting in Norfolk
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A city that’s possibly more patriotic than Washington D.C., the Old Dominion’s favorite town retains our capital’s professional air, pricey rents and beautiful historic setting, but moves at a slower pace. Here’s what to keep in mind when you start exploring the Tidewater’s (our term of endearment) rental-universe.

Room with a View: Water equals money. In real estate, views command a premium price. However, your budget-conscious side can meet your beachy-dreams side if you look for a spot a few blocks inshore: here you’ll find lower rents, beautiful homes and a 5 minute walk to the waves.

Board for the Brass: For all you military men and women either transferring to Norfolk or already hunkered down here, consider giving Pilot Online (http://pilotonline.com/) a whirl. Aside from classified ads, it has military-specific information about the community.

Naval Station Norfolk: If you’re going to work at the base, live by the base. The station is situated on a peninsula connected to the rest of the city by the Hampton Boulevard bridge (boring, but important geographic details, we know). And this bridge could quite possibly become the bane of your existence if you have to make this looonnnggg commute every day.

Community, Borough, Enclave, Area, Parish…You Get the Idea

Is it a college town? A navy town? A vacation town? It’s sort of all of the above, nestled together in chunks of residential areas separated by artsy boulevards and seriously old-skool apartments, all kept free from the Southern heat by an ocean breeze. Sounds nice, right? Right.

Let’s Take this Party Downtown

Shiny new lofts! Condos! Nightlife! People in expensive designer clothes! It’s the modern downtown and Nofolk’s (with the notable exception that our skyscrapers simmer at about 15 stories) is much like those found across the country.

  • Downtown/Freemason: The Freemason hood, with its quaint brick sidewalks, is the perfect place to make your 20’s, or 30’s (or 40’s—we’re not judging!) dreams of having a Sex And The City lifestyle a reality. Not a grocery store in sight and tons of bustling young urban professionals.

  • The Ghent District: We’re not exaggerating at all when we say that The Ghent is everyone’s favorite neighborhood. The new pads (other parts of Norfolk can be on the shabby side) walkability, views and delicious restaurants make this the most coveted ‘hood in town—not to mention one of the most expensive.

Old Dominion University Neighborhoods:

Old Dominion University is the major economic player (after the military) in Norfolk, and it’s generated a handful of interesting neighborhoods around it. Students, families, retirees and even some blocks of college kids make it a diverse place to live. And, naturally, you can scoop up something by the water.

  • Larchmont/Edgewater: The word you’ll hear thrown around most often when people talk about the Larchmont Edgewater area is “charming”, and even though it’s a word used to describe just about anything (“Isn’t that fun-size Snickers so charming?”), here it’s appropriate. Located North of ODU, these areas have a healthy mix of college kids, peaceful streets, families and a genuinely friendly atmosphere.

  • Colonial Place/Riverview: A little further from ODU—and a little more affordable—this residential area isn’t especially pedestrian friendly, but it’s home to many younger families in the area that like inexpensive rent.

Community, Borough, Enclave, Area, Parish…You Get the Idea
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Is it a college town? A navy town? A vacation town? It’s sort of all of the above, nestled together in chunks of residential areas separated by artsy boulevards and seriously old-skool apartments, all kept free from the Southern heat by an ocean breeze. Sounds nice, right? Right.

Let’s Take this Party Downtown

Shiny new lofts! Condos! Nightlife! People in expensive designer clothes! It’s the modern downtown and Nofolk’s (with the notable exception that our skyscrapers simmer at about 15 stories) is much like those found across the country.

  • Downtown/Freemason: The Freemason hood, with its quaint brick sidewalks, is the perfect place to make your 20’s, or 30’s (or 40’s—we’re not judging!) dreams of having a Sex And The City lifestyle a reality. Not a grocery store in sight and tons of bustling young urban professionals.

  • The Ghent District: We’re not exaggerating at all when we say that The Ghent is everyone’s favorite neighborhood. The new pads (other parts of Norfolk can be on the shabby side) walkability, views and delicious restaurants make this the most coveted ‘hood in town—not to mention one of the most expensive.

Old Dominion University Neighborhoods:

Old Dominion University is the major economic player (after the military) in Norfolk, and it’s generated a handful of interesting neighborhoods around it. Students, families, retirees and even some blocks of college kids make it a diverse place to live. And, naturally, you can scoop up something by the water.

  • Larchmont/Edgewater: The word you’ll hear thrown around most often when people talk about the Larchmont Edgewater area is “charming”, and even though it’s a word used to describe just about anything (“Isn’t that fun-size Snickers so charming?”), here it’s appropriate. Located North of ODU, these areas have a healthy mix of college kids, peaceful streets, families and a genuinely friendly atmosphere.

  • Colonial Place/Riverview: A little further from ODU—and a little more affordable—this residential area isn’t especially pedestrian friendly, but it’s home to many younger families in the area that like inexpensive rent.

Naval Base Neighborhoods:

Again, wanting to avoid the wrath of Hampton Boulevard bridge traffic, look for a place to call your own on the peninsula if you’re working at the base. This takes all of the above areas off the table, but don’t sweat it—the base is surrounded by plenty of cool options.

  • Talbot Park/Ocean View: Little attention gets paid to the sleepy residential neighborhood of Talbot Park, but that—combined with relatively affordable prices and shady streets—might be exactly why it’s a great place for a family to call home. Ocean View is a boulevard that runs along the… wait for it… water! It has tons of new condos mixed in with some older bungalows and beach cottages.
Naval Base Neighborhoods:
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Again, wanting to avoid the wrath of Hampton Boulevard bridge traffic, look for a place to call your own on the peninsula if you’re working at the base. This takes all of the above areas off the table, but don’t sweat it—the base is surrounded by plenty of cool options.

  • Talbot Park/Ocean View: Little attention gets paid to the sleepy residential neighborhood of Talbot Park, but that—combined with relatively affordable prices and shady streets—might be exactly why it’s a great place for a family to call home. Ocean View is a boulevard that runs along the… wait for it… water! It has tons of new condos mixed in with some older bungalows and beach cottages.
All Things Considered

Last, but not least, a handful of useful information to arm yourself with before becoming native-Norfolk.

Retirees: Thanks to the amenities provided by the large military bases (commissaries, hospitals, etc.), Norfolk is home to a sizeable older population. When scoping out your new block and neighbors, consider things like: Could your get-togethers be considered particularly loud? Do you want children running around for your own kids to play with?

Don’t Hold Your Breath: There are hundreds of bridges, tunnels, and interstates connecting the Hampton Roads together (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton and Newport News), but none will you come to dread more than the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT). This asphalt tangle is notorious for tacking on hours to trips and should be avoided like that monster it is.

Ride the Tide: Speaking of transit, the HRT Tide is brand spanking new, and makes areas that were previously only car-friendly, now easily accessible for bikers and pedestrians. Look up the proximity of stations to your potential home to see if service extends to you.

Now go discover your new favorite water sport, introduce yourself to one of the locals (who are incredibly friendly, by the way) and if you’re feeling really arty, check out the Chrysler Museum of Art and/or the Virginia Opera. Look at you, being all cultured. Bien!

All Things Considered
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Last, but not least, a handful of useful information to arm yourself with before becoming native-Norfolk.

Retirees: Thanks to the amenities provided by the large military bases (commissaries, hospitals, etc.), Norfolk is home to a sizeable older population. When scoping out your new block and neighbors, consider things like: Could your get-togethers be considered particularly loud? Do you want children running around for your own kids to play with?

Don’t Hold Your Breath: There are hundreds of bridges, tunnels, and interstates connecting the Hampton Roads together (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton and Newport News), but none will you come to dread more than the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT). This asphalt tangle is notorious for tacking on hours to trips and should be avoided like that monster it is.

Ride the Tide: Speaking of transit, the HRT Tide is brand spanking new, and makes areas that were previously only car-friendly, now easily accessible for bikers and pedestrians. Look up the proximity of stations to your potential home to see if service extends to you.

Now go discover your new favorite water sport, introduce yourself to one of the locals (who are incredibly friendly, by the way) and if you’re feeling really arty, check out the Chrysler Museum of Art and/or the Virginia Opera. Look at you, being all cultured. Bien!

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City Guide

Norfolk
The “it girl” of the Hampton Roads, Norfolk’s appeal is greater than the sum of its parts; but if we had to break it down, we’d say the fact that it has more waterfront property than a submarine, gorgeous Colonial buildings, and a primo selection of muy guapo men and women in uniform (home of the largest naval base in the world) are what make it irresistible. Enough chitchat—get comfortable (yes, you can put your feet on the coffee table, just make sure you use a coaster for your drink) and l...
The “it girl” of the Hampton Roads, Norfolk’s appeal is greater than the sum of its parts; but if we had to break it down, we’d say the fact that it has more waterfront property than a submarine, gorgeous Colonial buildings, and a primo selection of muy guapo men and women in uniform (home of the largest naval base in the world) are what make it irresistible. Enough chitchat—get comfortable (yes, you can put your feet on the coffee table, just make sure you use a coaster for your drink) and l...

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Renting in Norfolk

A city that’s possibly more patriotic than Washington D.C., the Old Dominion’s favorite town retains our capital’s professional air, pricey rents and beautiful historic setting, but moves at a slower pace. Here’s what to keep in mind when you start exploring the Tidewater’s (our term of endearment) rental-universe.

Room with a View: Water equals money. In real estate, views command a premium price. However, your budget-conscious side can meet your beachy-dreams side if you look for a spot a few blocks inshore: here you’ll find lower rents, beautiful homes and a 5 minute walk to the waves.

Board for the Brass: For all you military men and women either transferring to Norfolk or already hunkered down here, consider giving Pilot Online (http://pilotonline.com/) a whirl. Aside from classified ads, it has military-specific information about the community.

Naval Station Norfolk: If you’re going to work at the base, live by the base. The station is situated on a peninsula connected to the rest of the city by the Hampton Boulevard bridge (boring, but important geographic details, we know). And this bridge could quite possibly become the bane of your existence if you have to make this looonnnggg commute every day.

Renting in Norfolk
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A city that’s possibly more patriotic than Washington D.C., the Old Dominion’s favorite town retains our capital’s professional air, pricey rents and beautiful historic setting, but moves at a slower pace. Here’s what to keep in mind when you start exploring the Tidewater’s (our term of endearment) rental-universe.

Room with a View: Water equals money. In real estate, views command a premium price. However, your budget-conscious side can meet your beachy-dreams side if you look for a spot a few blocks inshore: here you’ll find lower rents, beautiful homes and a 5 minute walk to the waves.

Board for the Brass: For all you military men and women either transferring to Norfolk or already hunkered down here, consider giving Pilot Online (http://pilotonline.com/) a whirl. Aside from classified ads, it has military-specific information about the community.

Naval Station Norfolk: If you’re going to work at the base, live by the base. The station is situated on a peninsula connected to the rest of the city by the Hampton Boulevard bridge (boring, but important geographic details, we know). And this bridge could quite possibly become the bane of your existence if you have to make this looonnnggg commute every day.

Community, Borough, Enclave, Area, Parish…You Get the Idea

Is it a college town? A navy town? A vacation town? It’s sort of all of the above, nestled together in chunks of residential areas separated by artsy boulevards and seriously old-skool apartments, all kept free from the Southern heat by an ocean breeze. Sounds nice, right? Right.

Let’s Take this Party Downtown

Shiny new lofts! Condos! Nightlife! People in expensive designer clothes! It’s the modern downtown and Nofolk’s (with the notable exception that our skyscrapers simmer at about 15 stories) is much like those found across the country.

  • Downtown/Freemason: The Freemason hood, with its quaint brick sidewalks, is the perfect place to make your 20’s, or 30’s (or 40’s—we’re not judging!) dreams of having a Sex And The City lifestyle a reality. Not a grocery store in sight and tons of bustling young urban professionals.

  • The Ghent District: We’re not exaggerating at all when we say that The Ghent is everyone’s favorite neighborhood. The new pads (other parts of Norfolk can be on the shabby side) walkability, views and delicious restaurants make this the most coveted ‘hood in town—not to mention one of the most expensive.

Old Dominion University Neighborhoods:

Old Dominion University is the major economic player (after the military) in Norfolk, and it’s generated a handful of interesting neighborhoods around it. Students, families, retirees and even some blocks of college kids make it a diverse place to live. And, naturally, you can scoop up something by the water.

  • Larchmont/Edgewater: The word you’ll hear thrown around most often when people talk about the Larchmont Edgewater area is “charming”, and even though it’s a word used to describe just about anything (“Isn’t that fun-size Snickers so charming?”), here it’s appropriate. Located North of ODU, these areas have a healthy mix of college kids, peaceful streets, families and a genuinely friendly atmosphere.

  • Colonial Place/Riverview: A little further from ODU—and a little more affordable—this residential area isn’t especially pedestrian friendly, but it’s home to many younger families in the area that like inexpensive rent.

Community, Borough, Enclave, Area, Parish…You Get the Idea
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Is it a college town? A navy town? A vacation town? It’s sort of all of the above, nestled together in chunks of residential areas separated by artsy boulevards and seriously old-skool apartments, all kept free from the Southern heat by an ocean breeze. Sounds nice, right? Right.

Let’s Take this Party Downtown

Shiny new lofts! Condos! Nightlife! People in expensive designer clothes! It’s the modern downtown and Nofolk’s (with the notable exception that our skyscrapers simmer at about 15 stories) is much like those found across the country.

  • Downtown/Freemason: The Freemason hood, with its quaint brick sidewalks, is the perfect place to make your 20’s, or 30’s (or 40’s—we’re not judging!) dreams of having a Sex And The City lifestyle a reality. Not a grocery store in sight and tons of bustling young urban professionals.

  • The Ghent District: We’re not exaggerating at all when we say that The Ghent is everyone’s favorite neighborhood. The new pads (other parts of Norfolk can be on the shabby side) walkability, views and delicious restaurants make this the most coveted ‘hood in town—not to mention one of the most expensive.

Old Dominion University Neighborhoods:

Old Dominion University is the major economic player (after the military) in Norfolk, and it’s generated a handful of interesting neighborhoods around it. Students, families, retirees and even some blocks of college kids make it a diverse place to live. And, naturally, you can scoop up something by the water.

  • Larchmont/Edgewater: The word you’ll hear thrown around most often when people talk about the Larchmont Edgewater area is “charming”, and even though it’s a word used to describe just about anything (“Isn’t that fun-size Snickers so charming?”), here it’s appropriate. Located North of ODU, these areas have a healthy mix of college kids, peaceful streets, families and a genuinely friendly atmosphere.

  • Colonial Place/Riverview: A little further from ODU—and a little more affordable—this residential area isn’t especially pedestrian friendly, but it’s home to many younger families in the area that like inexpensive rent.

Naval Base Neighborhoods:

Again, wanting to avoid the wrath of Hampton Boulevard bridge traffic, look for a place to call your own on the peninsula if you’re working at the base. This takes all of the above areas off the table, but don’t sweat it—the base is surrounded by plenty of cool options.

  • Talbot Park/Ocean View: Little attention gets paid to the sleepy residential neighborhood of Talbot Park, but that—combined with relatively affordable prices and shady streets—might be exactly why it’s a great place for a family to call home. Ocean View is a boulevard that runs along the… wait for it… water! It has tons of new condos mixed in with some older bungalows and beach cottages.
Naval Base Neighborhoods:
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Again, wanting to avoid the wrath of Hampton Boulevard bridge traffic, look for a place to call your own on the peninsula if you’re working at the base. This takes all of the above areas off the table, but don’t sweat it—the base is surrounded by plenty of cool options.

  • Talbot Park/Ocean View: Little attention gets paid to the sleepy residential neighborhood of Talbot Park, but that—combined with relatively affordable prices and shady streets—might be exactly why it’s a great place for a family to call home. Ocean View is a boulevard that runs along the… wait for it… water! It has tons of new condos mixed in with some older bungalows and beach cottages.
All Things Considered

Last, but not least, a handful of useful information to arm yourself with before becoming native-Norfolk.

Retirees: Thanks to the amenities provided by the large military bases (commissaries, hospitals, etc.), Norfolk is home to a sizeable older population. When scoping out your new block and neighbors, consider things like: Could your get-togethers be considered particularly loud? Do you want children running around for your own kids to play with?

Don’t Hold Your Breath: There are hundreds of bridges, tunnels, and interstates connecting the Hampton Roads together (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton and Newport News), but none will you come to dread more than the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT). This asphalt tangle is notorious for tacking on hours to trips and should be avoided like that monster it is.

Ride the Tide: Speaking of transit, the HRT Tide is brand spanking new, and makes areas that were previously only car-friendly, now easily accessible for bikers and pedestrians. Look up the proximity of stations to your potential home to see if service extends to you.

Now go discover your new favorite water sport, introduce yourself to one of the locals (who are incredibly friendly, by the way) and if you’re feeling really arty, check out the Chrysler Museum of Art and/or the Virginia Opera. Look at you, being all cultured. Bien!

All Things Considered
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Last, but not least, a handful of useful information to arm yourself with before becoming native-Norfolk.

Retirees: Thanks to the amenities provided by the large military bases (commissaries, hospitals, etc.), Norfolk is home to a sizeable older population. When scoping out your new block and neighbors, consider things like: Could your get-togethers be considered particularly loud? Do you want children running around for your own kids to play with?

Don’t Hold Your Breath: There are hundreds of bridges, tunnels, and interstates connecting the Hampton Roads together (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton and Newport News), but none will you come to dread more than the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT). This asphalt tangle is notorious for tacking on hours to trips and should be avoided like that monster it is.

Ride the Tide: Speaking of transit, the HRT Tide is brand spanking new, and makes areas that were previously only car-friendly, now easily accessible for bikers and pedestrians. Look up the proximity of stations to your potential home to see if service extends to you.

Now go discover your new favorite water sport, introduce yourself to one of the locals (who are incredibly friendly, by the way) and if you’re feeling really arty, check out the Chrysler Museum of Art and/or the Virginia Opera. Look at you, being all cultured. Bien!

Rent Report
Norfolk

December 2020 Norfolk Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 Norfolk Rent Report. Norfolk rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Norfolk rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Norfolk rents increase sharply over the past month

Norfolk rents have increased 0.9% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Norfolk stand at $914 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,104 for a two-bedroom. This is the eighth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in March. Norfolk's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -3.6%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

    Rents rising across cities in Virginia

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Norfolk, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Virginia, 6 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -3.6% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Arlington is the most expensive of all Virginia's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,083; of the 10 largest Virginia cities that we have data for, 4 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Arlington experiencing the fastest decline (-12.4%).
    • Chesapeake, Newport News, and Virginia Beach have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (8.5%, 8.1%, and 7.1%, respectively).

    Norfolk rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Norfolk, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Norfolk is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Norfolk's median two-bedroom rent of $1,104 is slightly above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 2.9% increase in Norfolk.
    • While Norfolk's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Norfolk than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,377, which is more than twice the price in Norfolk.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Virginia Beach
    $1,220
    $1,430
    0.4%
    7.1%
    Norfolk
    $910
    $1,100
    0.9%
    2.9%
    Chesapeake
    $1,270
    $1,370
    0.3%
    8.5%
    Newport News
    $930
    $1,120
    0.8%
    8.1%
    Hampton
    $900
    $1,050
    0.1%
    5.7%
    Williamsburg
    $1,070
    $1,230
    -0.7%
    -1.8%
    See More

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    December 2020 Norfolk Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Norfolk Rent Report. Norfolk rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Norfolk rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    December 2020 Norfolk Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Norfolk Rent Report. Norfolk rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Norfolk rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Norfolk rents increase sharply over the past month

    Norfolk rents have increased 0.9% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Norfolk stand at $914 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,104 for a two-bedroom. This is the eighth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in March. Norfolk's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -3.6%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

      Rents rising across cities in Virginia

      Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Norfolk, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Virginia, 6 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -3.6% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Arlington is the most expensive of all Virginia's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,083; of the 10 largest Virginia cities that we have data for, 4 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Arlington experiencing the fastest decline (-12.4%).
      • Chesapeake, Newport News, and Virginia Beach have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (8.5%, 8.1%, and 7.1%, respectively).

      Norfolk rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased moderately in Norfolk, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Norfolk is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Norfolk's median two-bedroom rent of $1,104 is slightly above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 2.9% increase in Norfolk.
      • While Norfolk's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Norfolk than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,377, which is more than twice the price in Norfolk.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Virginia Beach
      $1,220
      $1,430
      0.4%
      7.1%
      Norfolk
      $910
      $1,100
      0.9%
      2.9%
      Chesapeake
      $1,270
      $1,370
      0.3%
      8.5%
      Newport News
      $930
      $1,120
      0.8%
      8.1%
      Hampton
      $900
      $1,050
      0.1%
      5.7%
      Williamsburg
      $1,070
      $1,230
      -0.7%
      -1.8%
      See More

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Norfolk Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Norfolk ranks on:

      B
      Overall satisfaction
      D
      Safety and crime rate
      D
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B+
      Recreational activities
      C+
      Affordability
      B-
      Quality of schools
      A-
      Social Life
      C+
      Weather
      C+
      Commute time
      C+
      State and local taxes
      B
      Public transit
      C
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Norfolk’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Norfolk renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories near average scores."

      Key findings in Norfolk include the following:

      • Norfolk renters gave their city a B overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Norfolk were social life (A-) and recreational activities (B+).
      • The areas of concern to Norfolk renters are jobs and career opportunities and safety and low crime rate, which both received D grades.
      • Norfolk did relatively poorly compared to other Virginia cities, including Virginia Beach (A-), Arlington (A) and Alexandria (A).
      • Norfolk did relatively poorly compared to other Southern cities, including Nashville, TN (A-), Charlotte, NC (A-) and Savannah, GA (B+).
      • Norfolk earned similar scores to other cities nationwide, including Kansas City, MO (B), Atlanta, GA (B) and Portland, OR (B).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Great places to eat and lots of things to do. Friendly people. But traffic is terrible!" – Taylor L.
      • "I love the parks and the options to go out and do things. But I’m unsatisfied with the cost of living." – Kelsey J.
      • "The child-friendly activities offered in the area are wonderful. The traffic from the base is to be expected, but it can be frustrating." – Anon.
      • "I love the downtown area of Norfolk, but the crime has overshadowed my perception of the city." – Kayla L.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Norfolk’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Norfolk renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Th...

      View full Norfolk Renter Survey

      Here’s how Norfolk ranks on:

      B
      Overall satisfaction
      D
      Safety and crime rate
      D
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B+
      Recreational activities
      C+
      Affordability
      B-
      Quality of schools
      A-
      Social Life
      C+
      Weather
      C+
      Commute time
      C+
      State and local taxes
      B
      Public transit
      C
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Norfolk’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Norfolk renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories near average scores."

      Key findings in Norfolk include the following:

      • Norfolk renters gave their city a B overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Norfolk were social life (A-) and recreational activities (B+).
      • The areas of concern to Norfolk renters are jobs and career opportunities and safety and low crime rate, which both received D grades.
      • Norfolk did relatively poorly compared to other Virginia cities, including Virginia Beach (A-), Arlington (A) and Alexandria (A).
      • Norfolk did relatively poorly compared to other Southern cities, including Nashville, TN (A-), Charlotte, NC (A-) and Savannah, GA (B+).
      • Norfolk earned similar scores to other cities nationwide, including Kansas City, MO (B), Atlanta, GA (B) and Portland, OR (B).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Great places to eat and lots of things to do. Friendly people. But traffic is terrible!" – Taylor L.
      • "I love the parks and the options to go out and do things. But I’m unsatisfied with the cost of living." – Kelsey J.
      • "The child-friendly activities offered in the area are wonderful. The traffic from the base is to be expected, but it can be frustrating." – Anon.
      • "I love the downtown area of Norfolk, but the crime has overshadowed my perception of the city." – Kayla L.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.