Wards Corner, Norfolk, VA

Wards Corner Neighborhood Guide Norfolk, VA

About

Wards Corner is a vibrant neighborhood located in the north of Norfolk, Virginia. This community is best known for Wards Corner Shopping Center, a popular retail hub. Key roads that run through the area include Interstate 564, Granby Street, and Little Creek Road, providing easy access to other sections of Norfolk.

What You Will Love About Wards Corner, Norfolk, Virginia

  • Wards Corner is a hub of retail activity with a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
  • The neighborhood boasts excellent connectivity with major roads running through it, ensuring commute is never a problem.
  • Residents enjoy the peaceful, close-knit community atmosphere coupled with the convenience of urban amenities.

What's Nearby

Wards Corner stands a short drive away from downtown Norfolk, placing an array of cultural attractions within easy reach. The neighborhood is also near the beautiful Norfolk Botanical Garden and the Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval base in the world.

The Rental Market

The rental market in Wards Corner is relatively affordable, with the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment over the past year standing at $990. Renters can find apartments as low as $890 and as high as $990, making the area a great choice for various budgets.

Rental Price Stability

With a standard deviation of just $40.37, rental prices in Wards Corner are notable for their stability. This means renters can expect consistency when it comes to pricing, making long-term budgeting more predictable.

Lifestyle

Wards Corner offers a relaxed suburban lifestyle with a city twist. Its mix of shopping centers, eateries, and leisure facilities create a lively atmosphere, while its proximity to parks and the waterfront allows for outdoor adventures. Residents enjoy the balance of urban convenience and a laid-back lifestyle.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 23 restaurants, 4 grocery stores, and 2 parks within a mile of the Wards Corner neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Harris Teeter

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    7550 Granby St

Wards Corner Apartments and Rentals

86 Rental properties in Wards Corner, Norfolk, VA.

  • Hampton Creek property

    $1,150+

    Hampton Creek

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    825–1122 Sqft

    Upcoming Availability

  • Beechwood Apartments property

    $990+

    Beechwood Apartments

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    675–1231 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • The Watermark property

    $1,532+

    The Watermark

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    576–1346 Sqft

    Available 7/5

  • Brentwood Forest property

    $735+

    Brentwood Forest

    1–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    860–960 Sqft

    Upcoming Availability

  • Merrimack Landing property

    $815+

    Merrimack Landing

    1–4 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    506–1350 Sqft

    Upcoming Availability

  • Sterling Oaks property

    $1,005

    Sterling Oaks

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    600 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
25.5%
14.6%
utilities
0.8%
2.5%
food
1.8%
0.4%
transportation
1.9%
1.2%
healthcare
4.7%
6.1%

Wards Corner Demographics

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Wards Corner Reviews

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  • Near Grocery Stores

    Yes

    Say 6 of 7 renters

  • Near Schools

    Yes

    Say 6 of 7 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 5 of 7 renters

  • Near Highways

    Yes

    Say 5 of 7 renters

  • Good Place To Raise A Family

    Yes

    Say 5 of 7 renters

  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 4 of 7 renters

Wards Corner Transportation

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Car-Dependent

45/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Somewhat Bikeable

49/100
Bike Score®

Some Transit

33/100
1 bus stop

HRT Ward's Corner

Bus Stop

7631 Granby St

Source: foursquare.com

Wards Corner Schools

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