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Naval Station Norfolk

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About Naval Station Norfolk

Norfolk is part of the Hampton Roads Region which includes Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. It is home to arguably the largest military concentration in the world.

Naval Station Norfolk, which supports the operational readiness of the Atlantic Fleet, is located in the Sewell's Point area of Norfolk. This is the world's largest naval station supporting 75 ships and associated aircraft housing the largest concentration of US Naval Forces. The Air Operations based from Norfolk Naval Station conduct over 100,000 flight operations each year. In addition, it is the hub for Navy logistics going to the US European Command, US Central Command, and the US Southern Command.

Norfolk is home to approximately 240,000 residents and is the cultural, educational and business center of Hampton Roads. Home to the world's largest Naval Base, Old Dominion University, the Port Authority, Virginia Symphony, and Eastern Virginia Medical School; Norfolk offers a rich and diverse culture.

Naval Station Norfolk Website
Fleet and Family Readiness
Links to commonly used military sites
Local Area Information

Norfolk blends equal parts history with modern amenities. With over 120 different neighborhoods throughout the city, there is something for everyone. Priding itself on a wide array of cultural offerings like music, theater and art, Norfolk also offers museums and sports venues.
With a robust downtown area, Norfolk also has an excellent public transportation system. Residents can access an ample variety of venues while leaving the car at home. Area dwellers can enjoy living on the bay front and riverfront with all the nearby natural beauty.
300 year-old Norfolk combines modern living with a dash of Southern charm.

Understanding that information on area schools may be an important component of your home search, we have provided the following links so that you can explore what each school has to offer:

  • Comprehensive information regarding Virginia's schools is available on the Department of Education website
  • If you wish to view a particular school's report card, the information is available here.
  • Click here for great information for military families who will have children attending a school in Virginia.

Civilian Employers
With an unemployment rate of 6.1%, Hampton Roads offers a wide variety of employment opportunities. Many employers will post career opportunities on,, and the Virginia Employment Commission website. Major employers and the cities in which they are located are listed below:

BAE Systems (Norfolk)
Bank of America (Norfolk)
Bon Secours Health System (Norfolk)
Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk)
FHC Health Systems (Norfolk)
Old Dominion University (Norfolk)
Portfolio Recovery Associates (Norfolk)

For a more complete listing of area employers, click here.

For information on travel options throughout Norfolk:

Points of Interest
There are many exciting things to see and do near Naval Station Norfolk. They include:

  • Beaches at Virginia Beach and Norfolk 
  • Virginia Zoo
  • Virginia Beach Amphitheater 
  • Chrysler Hall 
  • Norfolk Scope 
  • Spirit of  Norfolk River Cruises 
  • Norfolk Botanical Gardens 
  • Seashore State Park 
  • Norfolk Tides and Norfolk Admirals Professional Sports Teams

For current events information, click here.

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