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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  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
North Ghent is a neighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia with a population of 3,942. North Ghent is in Norfolk City County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. In North Ghent, most residents rent their homes. In North Ghent there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in North Ghent and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in North Ghent are above average.
About North Ghent...
Population
3,942

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$303,393
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,263
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    76%
  • Own
    24%
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North 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
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$67,158
National
$55,322
Families with Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

North Ghent Reviews

2 reviews
I would definitely live in Ghent again. My biggest complaint about where I live is the parking. Side street parking can be a pain but other than that I love the area.
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I have never had any problems of crime where I live. I can leave my back door open and trust that no one will try to come inside.