Freemason Street Area, Norfolk, VA
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Freemason Street Area Neighborhood Guide Norfolk, VA


The Freemason Street Area in Norfolk, Virginia is a historic neighborhood nestled in the heart of the city. Known for its 18th and 19th-century buildings, the area is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. This district borders the Elizabeth River and is bounded by major roads such as E Brambleton Avenue, Boush Street, and York Street. Its prime location offers easy access to the Waterside District, a hotspot for dining and entertainment.

What You Will Love about Freemason Street Area, Norfolk, Virginia

  • Its rich history and charming architecture give the Freemason Street Area a unique, picturesque atmosphere.
  • You'll love the close-knit community feel in this area, despite its downtown location.
  • Residents benefit from being within walking distance to trendy bars, eclectic eateries, and chic boutiques.
  • The neighborhood's close proximity to the Elizabeth River offers beautiful waterfront views and opportunities for water-based recreational activities.

What’s Nearby

The Freemason Street Area is a stone's throw away from popular destinations like the Waterside District and Town Point Park. Downtown Norfolk, with its vibrant nightlife, dining, and shopping, is just a short walk away. The area is also near cultural attractions like the Chrysler Museum of Art and the Norfolk Scope Arena.


Life in the Freemason Street Area is a vibrant blend of history and modern amenities. Residents enjoy a walkable lifestyle, with a wide variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options right at their doorstep. The community is also known for its active involvement in local events and festivals.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 186 restaurants, 11 grocery stores, and 21 parks within a mile of the Freemason Street Area neighborhood.

    MacArthur Center

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    0.4 miles

    300 Monticello Ave

    Selden Market

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    0.4 miles

    208 E Main St

    MacArthur Mall

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    0.4 miles

    300 Monticello Ave

    City Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store / Supermarket

    0.5 miles

    333 Waterside Dr

    Harris Teeter

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.9 miles

    1320 Colonial Ave

    Pendulum Fine Meats

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store, Meat and Seafood Store

    1.2 miles

    820 Shirley Ave

Freemason Street Area Apartments and Rentals

87 Rental properties in Freemason Street Area, Norfolk, VA.

  • Lofts at Front Street property


    Lofts at Front Street

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1041–1062 Sqft

    2 Units Available

  • Ghent Village property


    Ghent Village

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    1229–1279 Sqft

    4 Units Available

  • The Alexander at Ghent property


    The Alexander at Ghent

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    565–1036 Sqft

    5 Units Available

  • Pembroke Towers property


    Pembroke Towers

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    409–1242 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • Hague Towers property


    Hague Towers

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    528–1056 Sqft

  • John Knox Towers property


    John Knox Towers

    1–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    422–692 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

Cost of Living

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Freemason Street Area Demographics

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Freemason Street Area Transportation

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The Tide: York Street Freemason Station

Train Stop

York Street at Yarmouth Street Norfolk

The Tide MacArthur Square Station

Train Stop

E City Hall Ave

Greyhound Bus Lines


701 Monticello Ave


Freemason Street Area Schools

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GhentNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia$1,225
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West GhentNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
BerkleyNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia$725--
Indian RiverNeighborhood in Chesapeake, Virginia$1,799
Colonial PlaceNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
Beacon Light-BerkleyNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
Park ViewNeighborhood in Portsmouth, Virginia----
Lamberts PointNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
Fairmont ParkNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
North ShoreNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
Larchmont-EdgewaterNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
Port NorfolkNeighborhood in Portsmouth, Virginia----
Prentis ParkNeighborhood in Portsmouth, Virginia----
CradockNeighborhood in Portsmouth, Virginia----
RiverviewNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
CampostellaNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
Ballentine PlaceNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
North MeadowbrookNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
Sewells GardensNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
InglesideNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
South Norfolk Historic DistrictNeighborhood in Chesapeake, Virginia----
Wellington OaksNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
MeadowbrookNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
Wards CornerNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia$1,090
Coleman PlaceNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
SuburbanNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia$1,507
Chesapeake ManorNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
RosemontNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
NorviewNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----
Poplar HallsNeighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia----