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    NS Norfolk, VA Local Information

    NS Norfolk is located on the northwestern corner of Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk has about 246,000 people, and is an independent city, outside of any county. Other nearby communities include the Hampton Road cities, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, and Newport News.

    It is about 8 miles from downtown to NS Norfolk; this takes about 21 minutes to commute, but the city and metro area is large and somewhat congested, and travel times can vary significantly. The average commute in Norfolk is about 21 minutes.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Norfolk area ranges from $550 to $900 per month, with a median of about $700 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Norfolk in the last three years was about $253,000, compared to $255,000 for Virginia.

    Short Description of the Area: Norfolk is the one of the largest cities in Virginia, and one of the earliest settled areas in the USA. The Hampton Roads area in general has a notably low crime rate, and a well served set of emergency services.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a temperate climate, winter temperatures of the low 50s to low 30s and summer temperatures from to the high 80s to low 70s. The area has fairly moderate weather; most major storm tracks are north or south of coastal Virginia, and moderate rainfall is fairly steady year-round. Summers are warm and humid with more frequent rain. Winters cool and mild with slightly less rain and occasional light snow.