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Do you like your neighborhood?
Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?
No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Norfolk, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits -- less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Norfolk neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Norfolk are the best. If you're in one of the places we're about to highlight, odds are you know you've got it made. So, if you're thinking of moving to Virginia and Norfolk is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Norfolk for 2021.
The Best Neighborhoods In Norfolk For 2021
So what's the best neighborhood to live in Norfolk for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Young Terrace looks to be the best Norfolk neighborhood to live in.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Norfolk that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Norfolk.
Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.
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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Norfolk
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $340,471 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $38,324 (74th best)
More on Young Terrace: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $174,336 (57th best)
Median Income: $51,595 (35th best)
More on Titustown: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $458,128 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $66,723 (Tenth best)
More on Ghent Neighborhood League: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $257,336 (11th best)
Median Income: $47,393 (49th best)
More on Highland Park: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $197,991 (4best)
Median Income: $48,339 (44th best)
More on Park Place: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $253,846 (12th best)
Median Income: $24,443 (92nd best)
More on Odu Village: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $503,588 (Third best)
Median Income: $71,058 (Sixth best)
More on Ghent Square: Homes For Sale | Data
8. East Ocean View
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $519,941 (Second best)
Median Income: $57,308 (22nd best)
More on East Ocean View: Homes For Sale
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $171,383 (58th best)
Median Income: $55,376 (23rd best)
More on North Meadow Brook: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $178,344 (52nd best)
Median Income: $37,620 (78th best)
More on Monticello Village: Homes For Sale | Data
How We Determined The Best Norfolk, VA Neighborhoods In 2021
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Norfolk, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 98 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Norfolk." We're lookin' at you, Young Terrace.
Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Norfolk, Virginia has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Norfolk
If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Norfolk where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Norfolk aren't all good. Sandy Heights takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Norfolk.
We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Norfolk For 2021
|3||Ghent Neighborhood League||5,502|
|8||East Ocean View||6,306|
|9||North Meadow Brook||2,126|
|21||West Ocean View||5,198|
|22||Wards Corner Business Association||211|
|35||Cottage Row Park||718|
|46||Norfolk Industrial Park||2,227|
|61||Broad Creek Shores||87|
|69||North Camellia Acres||1,262|
|71||Roosevelt Gardens Area||3,649|
|80||Waverly On Broad Creek||32|