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Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Welcome to Norfolk Naval Shipyard!

Norfolk Naval Shipyard

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.

Base Location

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.

Official Site: Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Moving to Norfolk Naval Shipyard? Download the free ebook below to learn more about the area. 


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


Arrival Lodging

Navy Gateway Inns & Suites


Toll Free:


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


DSN: 565-2721/2753

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.

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Area Weather

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. 

Norfolk Area Schools

Virginia takes pride in ranking high on the list of the best schools in the nation. Each individual city and county administers its own K-12 program. See below for area counties. 


Map via Hampton Roads Chamber.

Families interested in private school options should refer to the Virginia Council for Private Education website. To find out which private schools are favorite choices in your new area, take a look at Private School Review

Homeschoolers should follow the guidelines from the Virginia Department of Education handbook. There are many groups for home educators, including the Virginia Homeschoolers organization. For more information about schooling options, including a list of area school districts, download MilitaryByOwner's free Military Family Guide to Hampton Roads.

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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Base Address:

Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Portsmouth , 23709