Ocean View is huge! You have a wide variety of fantastic areas to choose from! This is Norfolk's Oceanfront! (It is really Chesapeake Bay front) North of the neighborhood is water! Lots of properties here have stunning views of the bay! To the West is Willoughby and Willoughby Bay. To the East is East Beach and Little Creek. And by Little Creek, we mean, Little Creek Channel and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, otherwise known as Little Creek with the locals. South of Ocean View, you will find other residential neighborhoods like Colonial Heights, Hewitt Farms and Camellia Gardens. Access to Interstate 64 is going to be provided from Granby Street or on West Ocean View Ave at 15th View. and 4th View. There is a very handy 7-Eleven right there on 4th View and Ocean View Ave that sells gas, but you'll be paying a premium for gas there. It's definitely not a discount gas station. With quick access to Interstate 64, you can get to Old Dominion University, Naval Station Norfolk, Hampton University and Fort Monroe in a few minutes.
Ocean View has a number of parks for your amusement and well-being! There's Sarah Constant Beach Park, the interestingly named Monkey Bottom Park, and Ocean View Golf Course. Ocean View Beach Park is the area for festivals. There is usually a band playing on Friday nights all summer. They have bands there on Sundays too! The Annual Ocean View Crab & Seafood Feast is held in July. The Ocean View Art Show is held in October.
It's the beach life here! 2 legendary spots are the highlights of the entertainment. Greenies is a great weekend hangout! They have great food offerings including burgers and subs. They, of course, have a variety of spirits and libations. And if scenery is your bag, their back deck features a wonderful view of the Atlantic Ocean waterfront. The other spot is the Ocean View Fishing Pier and Restaurant. You can rent a fishing pole and buy some worms and catch yourself some fish. You can also get some pretty decent dinner here! They obviously feature lots of premium seafood and they have a couple of non-seafood options as well. The East side of Ocean View features a couple of popular nightlife hotspots, including Mac's Place on the Bay, AJ Gators Sports Bar and Grill, Mona Lisa's Pizza and Sandfiddler Cafe. Jesse's Taqueria is a highly rated Mexican restaurant. Convenience stores line E. Ocean View Blvd from East to West. And be sure to check out Shipwreck Sally's and Beach Pub Lounge Pizza. Fast food and shopping is abundant at 1st View and the Blvd.
There are several crossfit gyms in the area, including CrossFit Norfolk and CrossFit Little Creek. Muscle Beach East Gym features strength training, cardio and Zumba® and is open 7 days a week. There's even a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym near Chesapeake Blvd. Not far from the Blvd are Anytime Fitness and Planet Fitness.
The schools for the area are Ocean View Elementary School, Little Creek Elementary School, Mary Calcott Elementary School, Oceanair Elementary School, Bay View Elementary School, Northside Middle School, Azalea Middle School, Lake Taylor Middle School, Lake Taylor High School, Granby High School. Told you this was a large area!
Let's look at some Ocean View real estate stats! The number of days that homes stay on the market fell from a median of 57, which is quick, to a median of 48, even faster. Sale prices in 2015 had a median of $175,000, down from $212,000 in 2014 and down from $242,000 10 years ago. So there are some bargains to be acquired here! Months of Inventory is an important number that us Realtors use to figure out how much supply is on the market. Months of Inventory for Ocean View was twelve and a half in 2012 and is down to under four and a half this year. Again, things are going quick. Supply is low so buyers have to have their ducks in a row to get the deals. Time is short however! We are seeing investors buying up the area and putting up new construction all over the neighborhood.
I would love to show you more about Ocean View! I can get you in to see any of the homes for sale here. I can call the listing agent and schedule a showing for you. And I can help you negotiate your price and terms! If you would like more information, please fill out the form on the right and let's get started!