Waterfront Living

Find Your New Home in Norfolk


Norfolk, Virginia, is a coastal gem steeped in maritime history, home to the world's largest naval base. With its stunning waterfront district, vibrant arts scene and Chesapeake Bay backdrop, residents enjoy a blend of urban amenities and natural beauty. From the captivating Chrysler Museum of Art to family outings at the Virginia Zoo, Norfolk residents have access to a dynamic lifestyle. All that and the city's vibrant economy make it an excellent place to call home. 

As a leading developer of new home communities nationwide, LGI Homes offers affordable, high-quality homes suitable for many home buyers. These homes come with designer upgrades, smart home features and a structural warranty, giving those looking at new construction homes for sale in Norfolk options offering unmatched value. If you want to call Norfolk home, visit one of our communities in person to discover the LGI Homes difference yourself.

Something for Every Home Buyer 

  • #3 'Fastest Growing Real Estate Markets in Virginia (Aceable, 2021)
  • #6 'The Best Places to Live in Virginia in 2022' (Apartment Guide)
  • #7 'Best Cities After Service' (Navy Federal, 2021)
  • Norfolk is home to the largest naval base in both the United States and the World. 
  • Top employers include Norfolk Southern Railway, Sentara Healthcare, Bank of America, Beacon Holding, PRA Group and Naval Station Norfolk
  • Top attractions for Norfolk include Norfolk Botanical Garden, Virginia Opera, Chrysler Museum of Art, Battleship Wisconsin and the Virginia Zoo
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Frequently Asked Questions

Continue reading for answers to frequently asked questions about our homes, community and the area.


When was Norfolk founded?

The City of Norfolk was first established as a town in 1682. It was later classed as a borough in 1736 and incorporated as a city in 1845.

Is Norfolk, VA named after Norfolk, England?

The city is indeed named after the English province of Norfolk. It was founded by an Englishman named Adam Thoroughgood, naming the settlement in honor of his birthplace, the County of Norfolk. 


What else is Norfolk known for besides the world's largest naval base?

Aside from boasting the world's largest naval base, Norfolk has gained notoriety for being the North American Headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The city is also well known for its scenic outdoor beauty, the Virginia Zoo with over 150 animal species and Ocean View Beach, where visitors can enjoy 7 miles of protected coastline and spend the day doing various water activities, including sailing, kayaking, fishing and crabbing. 


What types of residences does LGI Homes offer in Norfolk?

LGI Homes offers a range of single-family homes in the Norfolk area. These residences range from three-bedroom townhomes to larger four-bedroom detached homes. In terms of size, properties range from 1,350 to 2,200 square feet, and all have three or four bedrooms. In LGI Homes Norfolk communities, buyers will discover attractive amenities, including a dog park, pond, conservation areas and hiking and biking trails.


Are there plenty of things to do in Norfolk?

Norfolk offers dozens of activities to keep visitors and residents engaged. From exploring Virginia's most prominent botanical garden and admiring art at the Chrysler Museum to diving into naval history at Nauticus & Battleship USS Wisconsin, there's a rich blend of history, art and nature. When you add in the vibrant NEON District, shopping at Selden Market, kayaking on the Lafayette River and relaxing at Ocean View Beach, it's clear that Norfolk ensures a diverse and fulfilling experience for all.


Does Norfolk have an airport?

Yes, Norfolk has an airport – Norfolk International Airport (ORF). It serves as the primary airport for the Hampton Roads region in Virginia. Norfolk International Airport offers numerous domestic flights, connecting Norfolk to various destinations across the United States. 


Does LGI Homes construct multi-family homes in Norfolk?

No, in Norfolk, LGI Homes does not build multi-family residences. Instead, each home in Norfolk is designed as a single-family property and is also suitable for a wide range of families, individuals and couples. Most multi-family homes in Norfolk, VA are available for rent or as resale real estate.


Does LGI Homes have a listing agent in Norfolk?

LGI Homes employs New Home Consultants to guide you through the buying process. Our highly trained consultants act as listing agents for our properties. They have intimate knowledge of our building and buying processes and are well-placed to help. While we love working with real estate agents, most home buyers complete their purchase with the help and resources offered by our New Home Consultants and mortgage professionals. 

What is the median listing price of a property in Norfolk? says the median listing home price in Norfolk was $324,900 in August 2023, representing a 12% year-on-year increase. The median listing prices of homes in most markets change over time. Remember to research the median listing price in Norfolk when you purchase real estate. 

Does Norfolk have beaches?

Norfolk boasts more than 7.3 miles of free and accessible shoreline along the Chesapeake Bay. Notable beach parks within Norfolk include Ocean View Beach Park, Sarah Constant Beach Park and Community Beach Park. Beyond the city limits, nearby beaches, such as the renowned Virginia Beach Oceanfront, further enhance the coastal offerings.

What is a move-in-ready home?

In new home construction, move-in-ready homes, also known as quick move-in homes, are brand-new properties; the construction process is over, and these residences are ready for immediate occupancy. Every move-in-ready home by LGI comes with designer upgrades and high-end finishes at no extra cost to the buyer. Included upgrades are unique to LGI Homes; not all home builders offer this value. 

When purchasing a quick move-in home from LGI, you can seamlessly transition into your new property without paying for upgrade packages and the hassle of construction delays. Every LGI house is designed to provide an easy, efficient and stress-free homebuying experience.

Are new construction homes available in the $300s in Norfolk?

Yes, LGI Homes offers new construction homes that start from the low $300s.

Are there many employers outside the military in Norfolk?

Several well-respected employers outside the military contribute significantly to Norfolk's economy. Leading employers include Sentara Healthcare, Bank of America, Norfolk Southern Corporation, PRA Group and Navy Federal Credit Union. Several small businesses and family-owned companies in the area also have career opportunities. 

What is the climate like in Norfolk?

Norfolk enjoys a humid subtropical climate with distinct seasons. Summers are warm, with temperatures in the mid-80s to low 90s°F, accompanied by high humidity and occasional thunderstorms. Winters are milder, with temperatures often in the 40s°F; snowfall is rare. The city receives an average of 46 inches of rainfall yearly. 

Does LGI Homes offer an open house?

The LGI Homes community in Norfolk is open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. During these times, prospective buyers are free to tour open house models to gain a better insight into the quality of our homes.