Moving to a new city takes a lot of planning and preparation. Here’s some of what you need to know when you’re moving to the beautiful Virginia coastline city of Norfolk. When planning your move, call upon Stevens Worldwide Van Lines to professionally move your furnishings. Since 1905, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines has been The Way to Move™, so you can move confidently, knowing that Stevens Worldwide Van Lines will take care of the details.
Learning About Norfolk: A Mover’s Guide
Hundreds of miles of shoreline on the Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and countless rivers await those who live, work and recreate along the coastal Virginia cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Newport News. Movers will find the Norfolk area rich in history, rich in culture and rich in the finest foods. The area is a gem to explore and those who call it home – even for a visit – are sure to be pleased.
To begin with, the weather is mild and comfortable, offering all four seasons. In the winter, average annual snowfall is less than two inches; so do not expect too many sleigh rides. Spring brings some showers for blooming flowers. Therefore, expect a little less than four inches of rainfall as the average per month. Summer temperatures average mid 80’s; perfect for sunning, swimming, boating, and fishing. Fall’s pleasant temperatures average mid 60’s; ideal weather for viewing fall foliage. Being conscious of the weather on your move date is a good way to be prepared.
A Closer Look at Norfolk
Norfolk is home to intriguing historical attractions, museums, delicious restaurants and unique shopping, so after your move, you’ll have plenty to do. From downtown, you will find it easy to reach all that Norfolk has to offer; most places are within a short walking distance, car or train ride. For an outdoor adventure, you can sail, kayak, play a round of golf or hike only minutes from the downtown area. Cruise the harbor on the tall ship American Rover or tour the city by foot, on bike, or light rail.
Family activities are plenty. Along with a wide variety of water sports, you will find interactive fun both indoors & out at places like the Virginia Zoo, Norfolk Botanical Garden and Nautilus. For sports, take in a game at Norfolk Scope Arena with the Norfolk Admirals, the farm team for the American Hockey League.
For baseball fans, your move won’t be in vain. The Norfolk Tides are a Triple-A minor league baseball team that plays at Harbor Park. Since 2007 they have been a farm team of the Baltimore Orioles; prior to that, they had a 38-year affiliation with the New York Mets. And at Norfolk State University, you’ll find every collegiate sport you desire to cheer for in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, and Division I athletics at Old Dominion University. For your own sport and exercise desires, check out one of the many parks like Ocean View Beach Park, Northside Park, Ocean View Golf Course, or Town Point Park and Amphitheatre.
Coastal Virginia isn’t all just fun and games. It’s very pro-business and is home to many major corporations across tourism, defense, agriculture, medicine and technology. Just some of the FORTUNE 500 companies headquartered here include Huntington Ingalls Industry (parent of Newport News Shipbuilding), Smithfield Foods, Norfolk Southern Corp (the holding company for Norfolk Southern Railroad), and DollarTree.
Make Your Move to Norfolk Effortless
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