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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
East Ghent is a neighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia with a population of 2,919. East Ghent is in Norfolk City County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. In East Ghent, most residents rent their homes. In East Ghent there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in East Ghent and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in East Ghent are above average.
About East Ghent...
Population
2,919

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$335,245
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,533
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%
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East Ghent Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$79,053
National
$55,322
Families with Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

East Ghent Reviews

1 review
Ghent is a fun and quaint neighborhood in Norfolk! It doesn't have many nightlife options, but there are lots of cute restaurants. It is easily walked and there are sidewalks throughout. Parking is not too difficult. My street is a mix of family homes and apartments. The old architecture can be beautiful.
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