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Old 10-24-2018, 01:15 PM
 
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Does anyone have experience in any of the luxury apartments in downtown Norfolk. I just moved back from NY and I like what theyve done in the area. Specifically Icon and Metro On Granby are my top choices. Just wondering what it's like after business hours. Are the common areas crowded? Is there partying in the common areas all the time? Is it hard to reserve common space for private events? How's the noise between apartments? Ive toured already but wish I could get perspective of actual tenants. Any info is helpful.
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:42 AM
 
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Old 10-27-2018, 11:23 AM
 
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I have experience with Brightleaf. It is not downtown, in fact it is on 22nd, but it is not dissimilar from the apartments that do exist downtown. Cool thing about that apartment is that they pay all utilities. Internet is slow in my opinion and intermittent, but it is free. Better if you just pull out the Ethernet cable. A lot of young people and a lot of dogs in the complex, but it is quiet. Train runs behind it intermittently if you're a light sleeper it might wake you up. But you learn to get used to it.

I know my answer is not what you are looking for but if the thread has traffic perhaps someone that really does live downtown will chime in. One has to do that if a thread sits a few days.

If it helps I was on the Norfolk Reddit they were talking about living downtown. The topic is now closed but you can read it at this link.

Not sure if I would to live downtown per se because there are restaurants, but no grocery stores. Where I'm at now I can drive to Harris Teeter and I could walk to Fresh Market. With the traffic on 21st sometimes you are better off walking than driving.

When I am Downtown it doesn't seem that busy. Things are a lot better now that Waterside has reopened. Again. They were redeveloped and modernized, and it isn't late eighties/early nineties anymore. It can still be sketchy but it is what it is.

We will have more options Downtown once the City moves the housing projects out and redevelops it. Supposed to be mixed housing. They're not saying Section 8, but if the are qualifying some of those residents to be able to move back in there I don't know what else you would call that. There is already some new construction down there. Check out St. Paul's Apartments.

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Old 10-29-2018, 03:44 PM
 
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Thanks so much goofy328!!! I'll look into those and check out The thread.
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Old 10-29-2018, 04:06 PM
 
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That was super helpful and informative! Thanks again!
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Old Today, 10:05 AM
 
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Glad I could help
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