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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Lakewood is a neighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia with a population of 1,534. Lakewood is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Lakewood offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lakewood there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Lakewood and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lakewood are above average.
About Lakewood...
Population
1,534

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$460,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$289
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Lakewood 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
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$82,031
National
$55,322
Families with Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Lakewood Reviews

3 reviews
There is a very calm atmosphere once I get back to my house. The general area right out side of my house is peaceful and whole some. I would definitely choose to live here again if I could do it all over. However the crime may not be getting better or worse. My house has been robbed once which proves that it hasn't changed much. I would rank this area, however, around the top list of whole some neighborhoods to raise a family. Although, I personally don't believe I will be staying. This area may be getting worse as crime around this area seems to get a little worse.
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People here are nice and many of those I've met tend to stay here the rest of their lives. Many people are friendly here depending what side of town you are on. Finally, the community events here are somewhat engaged by many citizens.
The area is not safe to be out late at night in which most of the crime seems to happen at night. The police are reliable and definitely responsive. However, crime happens too fast sometimes.