USS West Virginia Departs Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Image via Official U.S. Navy Page.
The Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, also commonly known as the Navy Yard, is one of the largest shipyards in the world specializing in repairing, overhauling, and modernizing ships and submarines. It is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive industrial facility belonging to the U.S. Navy.
The Norfolk Naval Shipyard is located in Norfolk, Virginia, between Portsmouth and Chesapeake, VA, along the Elizabeth River, a short distance upriver from its mouth at Hampton Roads. Other nearby communities include Suffolk, Carrollton, and Virginia Beach, VA.
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Frequently Asked Questions about the Norfolk Naval Shipyard
1) What county is Norfolk in?
Norfolk is in Norfolk City County, a county equivalent area in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Norfolk City County covers nearly 250 square kilometers of land and water.
2) Where is Norfolk Naval Shipyard located?
Norfolk Naval Shipyard is located in Portsmouth, VA, and is the oldest and largest industrial facility belonging to the U.S. Navy.
3) How big is Norfolk Naval Shipyard?
Norfolk Naval Shipyard encompasses about 800 acres.
4) What is there to do near Norfolk?
From beautiful beaches nearby (Ocean View Beach is an easy drive) to kid-friendly activities, shopping, and historic sites in the area, military members and their families won’t lack for outings. Other attractions nearby include Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg.
Military Bases in the Hampton Roads Area
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites
Main: (757) 394-9165
Norfolk Naval Shipyard
1579 Andrew St.
Portsmouth, Virginia, 23709
Norfolk Naval Shipyard Housing
Military housing at Norfolk Naval Shipyard is privatized and provided by Lincoln Military Housing. They offer 298 homes in 2 separate neighborhoods.
Housing Service Center
Personnel Support Mall
Building SDA – 337
7924 14th Street
Norfolk, VA 23505-1217
Commercial: (757) 445-2721/2753
Toll Free: 1 (800) 628-7510
Lincoln Military Housing Contact Info
Norfolk Pointe District
428 Ingram Loop
Norfolk, Virginia 23505
Norfolk Crossing District
272 Royal Windsor Loop
Norfolk, Virginia 23505
Whitehurst District Office
1690 Normandy Landing
Norfolk, Virginia 23518
Willoughby Bay District Office
8180 O'Conner Crescent
Norfolk, Virginia 23503
Norfolk Naval Shipyard Off-Base Housing
View homes for sale and houses for rent near Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
Skyline of Downtown Norfolk Looking Towards Portsmouth via lLuck002
With 13 military installations in the Hampton Roads Area, you'll find nearly endless options for housing, whether you’re looking for rural living or a city center. Some areas popular with military families include Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Newport News, and Chesapeake. The HRBT system (Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel) is an important factor for commutes. Traffic regularly backs up at the many bridges and tunnels of this coastal region. Be sure to factor in extra time if you’re making the trek across the bridge/tunnel system.
If you enjoy four distinct seasons, you’re in luck with an assignment to the Hampton Roads area! Hot and humid during the summer months, the area also may get snowfall during winter, so keep your winter gear handy. Outdoor lovers will enjoy the area's many parks, nature trails, and beaches.
View of nearby Virginia Beach. Image from Canva.
Support for Military and Families
There are numerous higher education opportunities in the area and a strong job market for spouses. Key industries in Hampton Roads include financial and corporate services, maritime, manufacturing, and much more. If you're looking for resume assistance and info on local job openings, stop by the Norfolk Fleet and Family Support Center.
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