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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Ghent is a neighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia with a population of 7,372. Ghent is in Norfolk City County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. In Ghent, most residents rent their homes. In Ghent there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Ghent and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Ghent are above average.
About Ghent...
Population
7,372

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$432,930
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,376
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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Ghent Rankings

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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
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$71,441
National
$55,322
Families with Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Ghent Reviews

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I like the area of Ghent because its a small town with a variety of things close by to do, but a community that is truly about supporting local business. I decided after living in Virginia for two years that Ghent was where I wanted to be. I got my two bedroom apartment and have loved living here for the passed three years. The initial reason I was attracted to this area was the FOOD! Every week new restaurants and food trucks are being brought to the area. Between the local artists, good music, fantastic food and even better community Ghent became a home of remembered faces. I will be sad to leave the area, but it has been well to me.
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The Ghent area of Norfolk has a small town feel in the middle of a city.
Neighbors know your name, and speak to each other in the street. Nightlife, grocery store, library,and diverse places to eat are a short walk away. A new art district and the Chrysler Museum are a block away.
Yet trees and green spaces keep the area quiet and dog/family friendly.
It's a great place to live!
There are a lot of chain corporate restaurants, not many local businesses, it is really segregated and there are a lot of rich people mixed with college students and the poor everywhere else. Hard to find culture.