A vivacious area full of life, Norfolk is a coastal city home to the world's largest naval base and the North American Headquarters for NATO. It is located in the southeastern part of Virginia at the cross of the Elizabeth River and the Chesapeake Bay. From the bustling central business district of downtown with its vibrant food culture to its Chesapeake Bay beachfront, Norfolk has much to offer. With a population of 238, 410 it ranks as the second most populous city in Virginia.
- USA Today called Norfolk one of the Top 10 booming downtowns, recognizing a decades-long housing, retail and financial boom in Norfolk.
- Norfolk International Terminal has completed a 300-acre expansion, making it the largest inter-model center in the U.S.
- Norfolk is home of the USS Wisconsin battleship and a vibrant harbor. Ocean-going cruise vessels of up to 3,000 passengers regularly stop at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center downtown.
- Norfolk is home to the Virginia Opera, the Virginia Stage Company, the Virginia Symphony, the Virginia Arts Festival, Chrysler Hall, Chrysler Museum of Art, the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial, and Nauticus, the National Maritime Center.
- Norfolk has been recognized as a Tree City and its neighborhoods have extensive trees and flowers. It is home to the Norfolk Botanical Garden.