The city of Norfolk is located in the core of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area and is considered the “cultural, financial, and entertainment heart of the Virginia waterfront.” If you’re relocating to the area, check out Norfolk apartments for rent in the downtown area—you’ll be close to the waterfront and can enjoy the small-city atmosphere. The inland areas offer ample opportunities to appreciate the region’s past and present.
In downtown Norfolk, the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial is the burial place of the General and his wife; there’s also a museum filled with wartime artifacts and personal belongings. The waterfront section of the downtown area is home to the Nauticus National Maritime Center. This is where the battleship Wisconsin is found, one of the largest and last battleships built in the United States. Visitors can also enjoy the Chrysler Museum of Art, known for its extensive collection of glass and American neoclassical marble works, as well as contemporary art, photography, and American and European paintings and sculptures.