The rule of thumb when choosing real estate, as residence or investment, is to go there during the daytime and then again at night. This will allow you to determine your level of comfort in any neighborhood, anywhere. During your observations, keep in mind the decibel levels and the local parking habits of the people (line dancing is for the dance floor, not the parking lot!) During seasons of warmer weather is the best time to evaluate, because most people are outside enjoying great outdoors.
If you have any questions, feel free to call me anytime.
Keller Williams Realty
Mick is right, there are some great areas in Norfolk & it is a wonderful city to live in. I have also lived here all of my life. All cities have those certain places that one may not like. Unfortunately, "by law", we as Realtors are unable to provide that type of information. If you have particular properties in mind, I'll be happy to send you the numbers to the police stations in that city ( or all cities for that matter), and you can contact them for crime rates in those areas.
Please call, email text...whatever is best for you, and we can discuss your needs & your options. I would love to help you find your new home. You may also go to my website and set up a search for yourself, where you can make changes to that search at any time. Link is below.
Looking forward to it~
Accredited Buyer Representative
Long & Foster Realtors
Norfolk is a wonderful city! I see you are from Powell. My wife is from Fountain City and her sister still lives in Powell (Heiskell actually) and all her kids attended Powell HS. I am confident I can help you find a home and a neighborhood you will love...IN NORFOLK! I have lived in Norfolk all of my 52 years. Norfolk offers great home values in great neighborhoods that are close to the bases, parks, beaches, places of worship, great shopping, good schools and is centrally located to access all the best places Hampton Roads has to offer. Call or text me at 757-286-0800 or e-mail me at email@example.com or search the entire MLS free with no registration required at http://www.MickShaw.com. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!