Norfolk,… The best of both worlds, a City with a Beach or a Beach with a City,….it’s really up to you
Norfolk, a city of roughly 250,000 people, is located at the core of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area and is considered to be the historic, urban, financial, and cultural hub of the area. Norfolk’s economy is anchored by the world’s largest Navy Base, but has a thriving port and multiple universities, including a leading medical school. The economy is very diverse and growing.
Norfolk’s beaches are on the Bay making the water considerably warmer in Spring and early Summer, and they are calmer all year round, making it perfect for the little ones. It’s been a secret kept by “locals” for ages! Willoughby Beach, Ocean View, Cottage Line, and East Ocean View are the neighborhoods in Norfolk that line the southern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. East Ocean View is rebuilding at an impressive speed, with big beautiful single family homes just steps away from paradise. New restaurants and grocery stores are planned to make this a “walk-to-it” neighborhood and just imagine being able to walk home from the beach after a long sun-soaked afternoon.
Norfolk’s Annual “HarborFest” Celebration
There are deep water marinas and boat ramps in close proximity to both Bay and Atlantic Ocean fishing, with tidal wetlands begging to be explored by kayak and canoe. Only 3 hours from Northern Virginia, this oasis can be your boater’s paradise or just where you go to unwind and build sand castles on the weekend.
When you are ready to explore city life, Downtown Norfolk is a ten minute drive away. Come see the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk’s world famous Botanical Gardens, or take the kids to the Virginia Zoo. Take in a play at Wells Theater or maybe the opera at the Harrison Opera House. If you love baseball the Norfolk Tides are the Baltimore Orioles Triple A Farm Team. There is shopping at MacArthur Center and you can cap off the day by enjoying fine dining along Norfolk’s famous Granby Street.
So when your mind wonders towards “Where you want to be,….” Come check us out!
Little Creek Marina, seconds from the Bay