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    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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River Forrest is a neighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia with a population of 2,183. River Forrest is in Norfolk City County. In River Forrest, most residents own their homes. In River Forrest there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in River Forrest and residents tend to lean liberal.
About River Forrest...
Population
2,183

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,034
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,318
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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River Forrest 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
$63,339
National
$55,322
Families with Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

River Forrest Reviews

2 reviews
The area I live in is a mixture between good and not so appealing. There are parts of Norfolk where I rather take a longer route than go through it. Places look run down sometimes and people don't always take care of how their property looks. However, there are areas in Norfolk, VA that makes me want to get out and walk the streets. Like places that has the trains and the stores and restaurants all on the same street without having to cross a lot of intersections. It kind of reminds one a less crowded upscale New York. However, the buildings have history in them. You can see the roughness and aging of the brick, but once you go inside, its a modern updated store. When in Norfolk, just like a lot of cities, one just has be watchful of what parts to go into, and yet, know what parts that are a must see!
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In this area, some people do not want to be bothered with at all. They don't want you to ask them for directions if lost, or don't want to hear about what product or service you are trying to sell, especially at their homes. I always see "No siltation" sign on people's doors or at apartment complexes. However, some people do not mind helping one if they need help. There are friendly people who would help you if your car is broken down or if one needs a lift to the closest gas station. Diversity, in my opinion, is what makes us unique than the surrounding areas. We have so many people from all different ethnicities. I love how there are different so many different cultural restaurants in this area.