Located in the historic district of Norfolk, VA is the beautifully quaint neighborhood of Ghent. Named after the city of Ghent in Belgium, it was developed beginning in 1890. Today it’s just a quick bike ride to downtown Norfolk, a five minute drive to Old Dominion University or Norfolk State and only a twenty minute drive to the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
Ghent is located next to the Norfolk Arts District, which includes the Chrysler Museum of Art, and the Virginia Opera's home stage, and the Harrison Opera House. With its unique blend of locally owned restaurants, mom & pop boutiques, coffee shops, cafes and stores; Ghent has a strong sense of community combined with the beauty and charm one might find in a small town.
Centrally located in Hampton Roads, in the heart of Norfolk, Ghent has two convenient dog parks but you will find the entire neighborhood to be very pet friendly. Bike Norfolk and other similar groups help to make Norfolk a wonderful area to ride, especially with the quiet tree lined streets. So it’s perfect for both a leisurely or active lifestyle.
Ghent's unique allure has it all, including a small town ease, family appeal, as well as a hip urban vibe that makes it the perfect home for any age group.