Naval Station Norfolk
Supports naval forces in the United States Fleet Forces Command
1530 Gilbert St #2000, Norfolk, VA 23511
In Norfolk, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are very cold and windy, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 88°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 95°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Norfolk for warm-weather activities are from mid to late May and from late August to mid October.
Cost of Living
Residents in Norfolk, VA enjoy a cost of living index of 108. This index is equal to the Virginia average, and 8% higher than the national average.
The general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Norfolk, VA, the average cost of goods and services is 11% higher than it is in Virginia, and it is 10% higher than the national average.
Getting to Know the Area
With a rich history dating back more than 400 years, Norfolk is within an hour’s drive of Yorktown, Jamestown and Williamsburg, an area known as the Historic Triangle. Norfolk offers a wide array of cultural and entertainment options including local sports teams, museums, the zoo, concert arenas, and historic sites and battlefields.
Take in the sights of Hampton Roads with an American Rover sailing ship cruise. Cruises depart from Waterside Marina and sail the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads Harbor. The 2-hour narrated harbor and sunset cruises are available April through October. Visit www.americanrover.com.
Founded in 1939 as the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Chrysler Museum of Art combines a fine arts museum, two significant historic houses and a glass studio, the only one of its kind on the East Coast. In addition to its permanent collection of more than 30,000 objects spanning nearly 5,000 years of history, the museum offers changing exhibitions and education activities for visitors of all ages. Visit www.chrysler.org.
The Elizabeth River Trail is a 9-mile biking and pedestrian trail that runs from Norfolk State University to Terminal Boulevard. The trail can be used for travel between Naval Station Norfolk to downtown Norfolk. The trail connects parks, the Waterside Festival Marketplace and other city locales, while providing scenic views of the Elizabeth River. Interpretive markers tell the history of the area and environment. Visit http://ertnorfolk.com or http://norfolk.gov/bike.