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Great Ghent

On a recent trip to Virginia we visited friends in the charming Norfolk neighborhood of Ghent.  This historic area is full of stately turn of the Century homes and delightful pocket parks.


Ghent Park

The Ghent area began its development in 1890 with most construction occurring between 1892 and 1907. It is named for the 1814 Treaty of Ghent that ended the War of 1812.

House in Ghent

Ghent Virginia

Due to the age of the community, renovation is ongoing, throughout.

Ghent construction

A lively place, the streets are full of surprises.


Ghent RV

Mr. H says: Don’t buy the house, buy the neighborhood-Enjoy!

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