Park View: Off Base Neighborhood/Subdivision

Review

"Diverse, Urban Neighborhood in Historic District"

We heard terrible things about Portsmouth before we moved here and, really, even as we get to know the area, we continue to hear that it is the armpit of Hampton Roads however we have been more than satisfied with our neighborhood. It is certainly not your typical, cookie-cutter suburb. The area is extremely diverse economically and racially. Many houses and in the process of restoration while others are clearly not.
There are a lot of other children in the neighborhood and although I definitely would not let my children play outside unsupervised, we have been welcomed by ALL of our neighbors. We are walking distance from the ferry to Norfolk, the Children's Museum, Naval Shipyard Museum, etc in downtown Portsmouth.
That said, the elementary school is not good. We elected to send our 2nd-grader to Portsmouth Regional Catholic School, preferring to pay tuition for a good school than have my husband spend the extra time commuting to work.

Pros Cons
  1. Beautiful architecture
  2. Diverse
  3. Close to downtown Portsmouth and Norfolk (by ferry)
  4. Friendly neighbors
  1. Can be loud-- music, cars
  2. Bad schools
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Price: $250-$400k

  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Recommended: Yes
  • Recommendations: If we had known that the tunnels were not going to have tolls effective July 1st, as anticipated, we would have moved to Larchmont or Ghent in Norfolk however I'm very happy with our neighborhood.
  • Appearance: historic,urban (downtown feel)
  • Website: http://www.theoldetownecompany.com

Local Favorites

  • Restaurants: O'Malley's Irish Pub
  • Gym / Fitness: MWR @ NMCP
  • Shopping: Chesapeake Square

Additional Information

  • Family Type: Married with kids
  • Current Resident: Yes
  • Residency: 1 years
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# Name City State Overall Rating Distance
1 Ghent Norfolk VA 1.7 mi
2 West Ghent Norfolk VA 1.8 mi
3 Ghent Norfolk VA 1.9 mi
4 Park Place Norfolk VA 2.5 mi
5 Colonial Place Norfolk VA 3.3 mi
6 Riverview Norfolk VA 3.4 mi
7 Winona Norfolk VA 3.6 mi
8 Jamestown Crescent Norfolk VA 3.8 mi
9 Larchmont Norfolk VA 3.8 mi
10 Lafayette Shores Norfolk VA 3.9 mi
11 Riverpoint Norfolk VA 4 mi
12 Georgetown Estate Chesapeake VA 4.3 mi
13 Talbot Park Norfolk VA 4.5 mi
14 Lochhaven Norfolk VA 5 mi
15 Deep Creek Chesapeake VA 5 mi
16 Wexford Terrace/Colony Point Norfolk VA 5.1 mi
17 Wards Corner Norfolk VA 5.2 mi
18 Long Point Portsmouth VA 5.7 mi
19 Fairlawn Estates Norfolk VA 6.3 mi
20 Burbage Grant Suffolk VA 6.3 mi
21 Residences at Hampton Roads Crossing Suffolk VA 6.4 mi
22 Wellington Chesapeake VA 6.5 mi
23 Bel Aire/South Bayview Norfolk VA 6.6 mi
24 Dock Landing Chesapeake VA 6.7 mi
25 Western Branch Chesapeake VA 6.7 mi
# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Park View Elementary School Portsmouth VA 23704 Public K-6 3 0.2 mi
2 Kings Daughters Hosp. Ep. Norfolk VA 23507 Public PK-12 NR 1.5 mi
3 Brighton Elementary School Portsmouth VA 23704 Public K-6 2 1.6 mi
4 Portsmouth Re-Ed Portsmouth VA 23707 Public K-2 NR 1.6 mi
5 St. Helena Elementary School Norfolk VA 23523 Public PK-5 1 1.6 mi
6 P.B. Young Sr. Elementary School Norfolk VA 23510 Public PK-5 NR 1.8 mi
7 W.H. Taylor Elementary School Norfolk VA 23507 Public PK-5 6 1.9 mi
8 Tidewater Park Elementary School Norfolk VA 23504 Public PK-5 2 2 mi
9 John Tyler Elementary School Portsmouth VA 23707 Public K-6 2 2 mi
10 Ghent Elementary School Norfolk VA 23517 Public K-8 7 2 mi
11 New Directions Center Portsmouth VA 23707 Public K-2 NR 2.2 mi
12 Westhaven Elementary School Portsmouth VA 23707 Public K-6 2 2.3 mi
13 Douglass Park Elementary School Portsmouth VA 23701 Public K-6 2 2.3 mi
14 Madison Norfolk VA 23508 Public K-2 NR 2.6 mi
15 James Monroe Elementary School Norfolk VA 23508 Public PK-5 1 2.6 mi
16 Jacox Elementary School Norfolk VA 23504 Public PK-5 1 2.7 mi
17 Rena B. Wright Primary School Chesapeake VA 23324 Public PK-2 NR 2.8 mi
18 Victory Elementary School Portsmouth VA 23701 Public K-6 5 2.8 mi
19 Gov. School For The Arts Norfolk VA 23508 Public K-2 NR 2.9 mi
20 Lindenwood Elementary School Norfolk VA 23504 Public PK-5 1 2.9 mi
21 Campostella Elementary School Norfolk VA 23504 Public PK-5 1 3 mi
22 Truitt Intermediate School Chesapeake VA 23324 Public 3-5 3 3 mi
23 James Hurst Elementary School Portsmouth VA 23702 Public K-6 4 3.1 mi
24 Simonsdale Elementary School Portsmouth VA 23701 Public K-6 5 3.2 mi
25 Chesterfield Academy Elementary Norfolk VA 23504 Public PK-5 1 3.3 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Kings Daughters Hosp. Ep. Norfolk VA 23507 Public PK-12 NR 1.5 mi
2 Ruffner Middle School Norfolk VA 23504 Public 6-8 3 2 mi
3 Blair Middle School Norfolk VA 23517 Public 6-8 4 2 mi
4 Ghent Elementary School Norfolk VA 23517 Public K-8 7 2 mi
5 Norfolk Alternative Middle Norfolk VA 23508 Public 6-8 NR 2.6 mi
6 Cradock Middle School Portsmouth VA 23702 Public 7-8 2 2.6 mi
7 Oscar Smith Middle School Chesapeake VA 23324 Public 6-8 3 3.6 mi
8 Lafayette-Winona Middle School Norfolk VA 23509 Public 6-8 NR 3.9 mi
9 Wm. E. Waters Middle School Portsmouth VA 23701 Public 7-8 2 4.2 mi
10 Churchland Middle School Portsmouth VA 23703 Public 7-8 2 4.7 mi
11 Chesapeake Alternative School Chesapeake VA 23325 Public n/a NR 4.9 mi
12 Indian River Middle School Chesapeake VA 23325 Public 6-8 5 5 mi
13 Western Branch Middle School Chesapeake VA 23321 Public 6-8 6 5.1 mi
14 Norview Middle School Norfolk VA 23513 Public 6-8 4 5.3 mi
15 Crestwood Middle School Chesapeake VA 23320 Public 6-8 6 5.7 mi
16 Southeastern Va Tr Center Ep Chesapeake VA 23320 Public PK-12 NR 5.8 mi
17 Deep Creek Middle School Chesapeake VA 23323 Public 6-8 5 6.2 mi
18 Crossroads School Norfolk VA 23505 Public PK-7 5 6.2 mi
19 Lake Taylor Middle School Norfolk VA 23502 Public 6-8 3 6.3 mi
20 Jolliff Middle School Chesapeake VA 23321 Public 6-8 7 6.8 mi
21 Northside Middle School Norfolk VA 23503 Public 6-8 4 7 mi
22 Azalea Middle School Norfolk VA 23518 Public 6-8 4 7.3 mi
23 Greenbrier Middle School Chesapeake VA 23320 Public 6-8 7 7.3 mi
24 Brandon Middle School Virginia Beach VA 23464 Public 6-8 5 7.4 mi
25 Hugo A. Owens Middle School Chesapeake VA 23323 Public 6-8 7 7.8 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 I.C. Norcom High School Portsmouth VA 23704 Public 9-12 3 0.6 mi
2 Kings Daughters Hosp. Ep. Norfolk VA 23507 Public PK-12 NR 1.5 mi
3 Maury High School Norfolk VA 23517 Public 9-12 5 2 mi
4 Norfolk Alternative High Norfolk VA 23505 Public 9-12 NR 2.6 mi
5 B. T. Washington High School Norfolk VA 23504 Public 9-12 2 2.6 mi
6 Cradock Technical & Career Center Portsmouth VA 23702 Public 9-12 NR 2.9 mi
7 Churchland High School Portsmouth VA 23703 Public 9-12 5 4.2 mi
8 Woodrow Wilson High School Portsmouth VA 23701 Public 9-12 4 4.4 mi
9 Granby High School Norfolk VA 23505 Public 9-12 4 4.8 mi
10 Chesapeake Alternative School Chesapeake VA 23325 Public n/a NR 4.9 mi
11 Indian River High School Chesapeake VA 23325 Public 9-12 6 5 mi
12 Western Branch High School Chesapeake VA 23321 Public 9-12 8 5.3 mi
13 Norview High School Norfolk VA 23513 Public 9-12 5 5.6 mi
14 Southeastern Va Tr Center Ep Chesapeake VA 23320 Public PK-12 NR 5.8 mi
15 Norfolk Technical Center Norfolk VA 23502 Public 9-12 NR 5.9 mi
16 Lake Taylor High School Norfolk VA 23502 Public 9-12 1 6.4 mi
17 Deep Creek High School Chesapeake VA 23323 Public 9-12 5 6.4 mi
18 Oscar F. Smith High School Chesapeake VA 23320 Public 9-12 4 7.7 mi
19 Camp Young Chesapeake VA 23320 Public n/a NR 8.1 mi
20 Chesapeake Center for Science & Technology Chesapeake VA 23322 Public n/a NR 8.1 mi
21 Tallwood High School Virginia Beach VA 23464 Public 9-12 6 8.3 mi
22 Kempsville High School Virginia Beach VA 23464 Public 9-12 5 8.6 mi
23 Grassfield High School Governor's Stem Academy Chesapeake VA 23323 Public n/a NR 8.9 mi
24 Bayside High School Virginia Beach VA 23455 Public 9-12 4 9 mi
25 Grassfield High School Chesapeake VA 23323 Public 9-12 9 9.1 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Crawford Day School Portsmouth VA 23704 Private 1-5, 7-12 NR 0.3 mi
2 Court Street Academy Portsmouth VA 23704 Private PK-8 NR 0.7 mi
3 The Williams School Norfolk VA 23507 Private K-8 NR 1.3 mi
4 Yeshiva Aish Kodosh Talmudical Academy Norfolk VA 23507 Private 9-11 NR 1.4 mi
5 Ghent Montessori School Norfolk VA 23507 Private PK-8 NR 1.5 mi
6 First Baptist Ready Academy Christian School Norfolk VA 23510 Private PK-3 NR 1.7 mi
7 West Ghent School Norfolk VA 23507 Private PK-1 NR 1.8 mi
8 Ghent Academy Norfolk VA 23517 Private PK-1 NR 2 mi
9 St Mark Christian Academy Portsmouth VA 23704 Private PK-3 NR 2 mi
10 Portsmouth Christian School Portsmouth VA 23702 Private PK-12 NR 2.6 mi
11 Tabernacle Of Prayer Christian School & Child Cc Norfolk VA 23508 Private PK-12 NR 2.7 mi
12 Portsmouth Catholic Regional School Portsmouth VA 23701 Private PK-8 NR 2.9 mi
13 Faith Academy School Of Excellence Norfolk VA 23504 Private PK-10 NR 2.9 mi
14 Mcdonald Montessori Norfolk VA 23504 Private PK-3 NR 3.4 mi
15 St Patrick Catholic School Norfolk VA 23508 Private PK-8 NR 3.7 mi
16 Fairview Baptist Christian Academy Chesapeake VA 23325 Private K-1, 4-9, 11 NR 3.7 mi
17 Toras Chaim Portsmouth VA 23703 Private PK-8 NR 3.7 mi
18 Christ The King Catholic School Norfolk VA 23509 Private PK-8 NR 3.8 mi
19 Christopher Academy Portsmouth VA 23703 Private PK-5 NR 3.9 mi
20 Joyous Sound Education & Enrichment Center Portsmouth VA 23701 Private PK-1 NR 3.9 mi
21 Norfolk Montessori Academy Norfolk VA 23502 Private n/a NR 4 mi
22 Trinity Lutheran Church School Norfolk VA 23505 Private PK-5 NR 4.1 mi
23 Sweethaven Christian Academy Portsmouth VA 23703 Private PK-12 NR 4.1 mi
24 Alliance Christian Schools Portsmouth VA 23701 Private PK-12 NR 4.3 mi
25 Cathedral Of Faith Christian School Chesapeake VA 23324 Private PK-2 NR 4.6 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 The Academy for Discovery at Lakewood Norfolk VA 23509 Charter n/a NR 3.9 mi
2 Green Run Collegiate Virginia Beach VA 23453 Charter 9-12 6 11.3 mi
3 York River Academy Yorktown VA 23692 Charter 9-12 6 27 mi
4 Water's Edge Village School Corolla NC 27927 Charter K-6 NR 41.6 mi
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# Address Type City State Bedrooms Bathrooms Distance
1 1025 Billings St For Sale Norfolk VA 4 2.5 2.7 mi
2 7231 Newport ave For Sale Norfolk VA 2 1.5 5 mi
3 9502 N. River Road For Sale Suffolk VA 5 4.5 8.2 mi
4 5452 Glenville Circle For Rent Virginia Beach VA 3 2 8.2 mi
5 701 Log Fern Lane For Sale Chesapeake VA 5 3.5 8.4 mi
6 4300 Saint James Circle For Rent Virginia Beach VA 5 2 10.6 mi
7 1423 Ivywood Road For Rent Virginia Beach VA 2 2 10.7 mi
8 1828 Crestwynd Dr For Sale Chesapeake VA 4 2.5 11.9 mi
9 210 Summerhouse Lane For Sale/Rent Isle of Wight VA 5 3 12.7 mi
10 1744 Madison Crossing Lane For Sale Virginia Beach VA 4 2.5 13.3 mi
11 2348 Bays Edge For Sale Virginia Beach VA 2 2 13.4 mi
12 5096 KINGS GRANT CIR For Sale Suffolk VA 4 3 16.3 mi
13 639 Sea Turtle Way For Rent Newport News VA 3 2.5 17.6 mi
14 1241 Mozart drive For Rent Virginia Beach VA 4 2.5 17.8 mi
# Approved Name State Affiliation Category Cities Bases Specialties
2 MTA Approved Melanie McCue
Swell Real Estate Co.
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Norfolk, Virginia Beach Joint Staff J7 Suffolk, Norfolk Naval Base, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Oceana NAS Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
3 MTA Approved Ann Markley
Rose & Womble Realty
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Norfolk, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Joint Staff J7 Suffolk, Coast Guard Portsmouth VA, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
4 MTA Approved Lauri Hudson
Atlantic Sotheby's
VA Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake Dam Neck Naval Station, Oceana NAS, Fort Story, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk Naval Base Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
5 MTA Approved Karl Kuehner
Keller Williams
VA Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, Oceana NAS, Dam Neck Naval Station Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
6 MTA Approved Michelle Connolly, e-Pro, GRI, MRP,SFR
Exit Realty Central
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Chesapeake, VA, Jacksonville, Pensacola FL, San Diego CA Norfolk Naval Base, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Oceana NAS, Jacksonville NAS, San Diego Naval Base Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
7 MTA Approved Paul Brothers
The Real Estate Group / Military Relocation Specialist
VA Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, Williamsburg Oceana NAS, Coast Guard Portsmouth VA, Oceana NAS, Langley AFB, Fort Eustis Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
8 MTA Approved Janine DeMello
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Towne Realty
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News Oceana NAS, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, Oceana NAS Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
9 MTA Approved Chris Dowling
Virginia Hot Properties/William E. Wood & Associates
VA Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Oceana NAS, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, Langley AFB Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
10 MTA Approved Mandy Farmer
Rose and Womble Realty
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk Dam Neck Naval Station, Oceana NAS, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Fort Story, Norfolk Naval Base Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
11 MTA Approved Robbie Kearney
Wainwright Real Estate
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Hampton roads, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake Dam Neck Naval Station, Fort Story, Oceana NAS, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk Naval Base Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
12 MTA Approved Liz Abrams
Abrams Realty team, 1st Class Real Estate
VA Former Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth ~ All Hampton Roads Areas within Virginia! Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Fort Story, Dam Neck Naval Station, Oceana NAS Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
13 Aqila Bond
World Class Realty
VA Real Estate Agents/ Broker Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton Oceana NAS, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Dam Neck Naval Station, Norfolk Naval Base, Langley AFB Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
14 MTA Approved Eric Byrum
Rose and Womble
VA Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth and surrounding areas. Oceana NAS, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Property Management
15 MTA Approved John King
Keller Williams
VA Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, NewPort News, and Suffolk Norfolk Naval Base, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Oceana NAS, Langley AFB, Fort Eustis Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
16 MTA Approved Dani Brinson
Keller Williams Town Center
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Hampton Roads: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Yorktown, Hampton Norfolk Naval Base, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Oceana NAS, Dam Neck Naval Station, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
17 MTA Approved Paula & Pete Theriault
Coldwell Banker
VA Civilian Real Estate Agents/ Broker Norfolk, Virginia Beach Norfolk Naval Base, Oceana NAS Buyer Agent,Seller Agent
18 MTA Approved Barbara Sgueglia
Hampton Roads Military Relcoation Team at 1st Class Real Estate
VA Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight, Smithfield, Newport News, Hampton Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Oceana NAS, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, Langley AFB Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
19 MTA Approved Terry Stevens
Wainwright Real Estate
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk Dam Neck Naval Station, Oceana NAS, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Fort Story, Norfolk Naval Base Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
20 MTA Approved Mike Narlis
William E Wood and Associates
VA Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, Moyock,Smithfield,Elizabeth City Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk Naval Shipyard Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
21 MTA Approved Matthew Moffit
James & Lee Realty
VA Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton Oceana NAS, Norfolk Naval Base, Fort Eustis, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Dam Neck Naval Station Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
22 MTA Approved Amanda Barker
1st Class Real Estate
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth Norfolk Naval Base, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Langley AFB, Oceana NAS, Dam Neck Naval Station Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
23 MTA Approved Derek La Croix
Abrams Realty
VA Veteran Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton Dam Neck Naval Station, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Oceana NAS, Norfolk Naval Base Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
24 MTA Approved Joseph Bergamino
Howard Hanna William E. Wood
VA Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Yorktown Norfolk Naval Base, Oceana NAS, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Dam Neck Naval Station, Coast Guard Portsmouth VA Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
25 MTA Approved Christian Iturbe, (USN Ret.) ABR, MRP, SFR
EXP Realty LLC
VA Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk Norfolk Naval Base, Oceana NAS, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Coast Guard Portsmouth VA, Norfolk Naval Shipyard Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation

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