Norfolk is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States of America. Norfolk is one of Virginia’s largest incorporated cities; as of the 2000 census, the city population was 234,403. The 2004 census estimate indicates that the city’s population has since risen to 237,835.As of 2006 that population has grown to over 241,000 people.
Norfolk is located on the Elizabeth River, in Hampton Roads, a large natural harbor located at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. Norfolk is one of seven cities that together constitute the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, officially known as the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA. Norfolk is considered to be the historic, urban and cultural center of Hampton Roads, surrounded by the independent Virginia municipalities of Virginia Beach, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News and Chesapeake.
The city has a long history as a strategic military and transportation point. Norfolk is home to both the Norfolk Naval Base, the world’s largest naval base, and corporate headquarters of the Norfolk Southern Railway, one of North America’s principal Class I railroads. As it is surrounded by multiple bodies of water, Norfolk has many miles of riverfront and bayfront property, and is linked with its neighbors by an extensive network of Interstate highways, bridges, tunnels, and bridge-tunnel complexes.
Norfolk is home to the Norfolk Admirals, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks and the Norfolk Tides.
(excerpt taken from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norfolk%2C_VA)
REAL ESTATE TAX RATES
Effective July 1, 2006 the tax rate was reduced as follows:
The real estate tax rate is $1.11 per $100.00 of the assessed value.
The business district tax rate is $1.29 per $100.00 of the assessed value.
(rates taken from http://www.norfolk.gov/Treasurer/real_estate_tax.asp)
GENERAL INFORMATION LINKS
Crime, Income, Commute Time, and other Community stats on www.Trulia.com
Norfolk VA, according to Wikipedia.com
Official Norfolk Site
Interactive mapper for crime statistics, schools, etc…