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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
    B+
West Ghent is a neighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia with a population of 2,699. West Ghent is in Norfolk City County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. In West Ghent, most residents own their homes. In West Ghent there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in West Ghent and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in West Ghent are above average.
About West Ghent...
Population
2,699

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$412,581
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,140
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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West 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
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$86,830
National
$55,322
Families with Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

West Ghent Reviews

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Ghent is one of the best parts of Norfolk. This town has the safest neighboorhood and great people to live around. If you are a coffee lover, there is a cute, quaint coffee shop on just about every corner. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, whether you'd like a family outing or a quiet place to have a sandwich. Not only is this town known for their coffee shops, but for their breweries as well. The nightlife is more relaxing and makes for a good evening with friends. There are trails to bike and run on, as well as, an open field to play baseball, soccer, or whichever outside activity you prefer. If you are a Colonial home lover, this is the place to be!
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A great neighborhood with a good vibe. City Life tucked away. Eclectic, diverse, interesting.
Nice mix of shops and restaurants all within walking distance.
Great walkable, bikeable neighborhood. Near to shopping, grocery, restaurant bars and entertainment. Can walk to brewpubs and restaurants. Near to downtown and easy drive to Navy Base. Very family and pet friendly. Parking can be a small problem if you have more than one car.