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Downtown Norfolk

Norfolk’s walkable, waterfront downtown is the urban hub of the city full of shopping, entertainment, restaurants and excitement!

Performing Arts

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Harborfest

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Hampton Roads Pride

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Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

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Family Time in Norfolk

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Water Sport Rentals

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Brew Norfolk

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Shop Like a Local

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Outdoor Dining

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Sports in Norfolk

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Virginia International Tattoo Itinerary

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LGBTQ+ Resources

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TowneBank Fountain Park

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Slover Library

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Nightlife in Norfolk

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Admirals Hockey

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Norfolk’s Top BBQ Joints

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Norfolk’s Holiday Gift Guide

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Chrysler Museum / Perry Glass Studio

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Virginia Zoo

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Group Packages

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Cuisine and Cocktails in Norfolk

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Weekend Away

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Public Arts and Galleries

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Bayou Bon Vivant

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LGBTQ+ Things To Do In Norfolk

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Bikeable Norfolk

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Marinas

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Seafood in the City

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Harbor Cruises

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Arts and Entertainment in Norfolk

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Town Point Virginia Wine Festival

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Wine and Wineries

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History in Norfolk

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Festivals in Norfolk

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Learn to Sail

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Shopping in Norfolk

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Norfolk Tour Company

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Outdoor Recreation In Norfolk

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Cruise Information

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Fishing

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Pride Fest

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Coffee and Desserts

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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Multicultural Experiences in Norfolk

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Pet Friendly Activities

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Museums

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Open Late

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African American History in Norfolk

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Norfolk Tides Baseball

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Being On The Water In Norfolk

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Virginia CaribFest

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Events

Every season is event season in Norfolk, See what’s on deck in Downtown and plan your visit!

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Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal

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THIS WILL BE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS

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May292022

Exhibit – Waters Rising: A View From Our Backyard

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Apr152022
Aug282022

Exhibit – M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

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Apr172022
Sep182022

Red Stapler Live at Maker’s Craft Brewery

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May182022
Jun052022

Every Brilliant Thing

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Yappy Hour

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May262022

The War and Treaty

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Mar282024

Girl’s Night Out

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May272022
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The Patriotic Festival

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Patriotic Festival After Party

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After Dark Dance Cruise

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May272022

The Improv Riot: The Short Form Improv Show

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May272022

Jon Pardi

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May282022

Church St. Jazz – Norman Brown

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May282022

PATRIOTIC FESTIVAL PARTY

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May282022

LEGO® Space Challenge

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Apr102022
Dec182022

Glassmaking Demo

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May312022

Wallows

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Jun022022

Allison Russell

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Jun032022

Ultimate Roasting Championship

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Jun032022

A Day of Tragic Victory: The U.S. Navy at the Battle of Midway

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Jun052022

BRIAR PATCH AND COMPANIONSHIP

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Jun042022

Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Final Classical Concert of the Season

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Jun042022

Silent Disco

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The Latest

Check out the latest, and greatest, happenings in Downtown, Norfolk.

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend In Norfolk

Celebrate and honor those who have served this Memorial weekend in Norfolk, VA. Support…
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Best Outdoor Things to Do in Norfolk, VA

With an abundance of outdoor activities, Norfolk is the perfect destination to enjoy some…
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New Year, New Experiences

As we prepare to enter the new year of 2022, we begin to ponder on how we want to spend the next 365 days and what…
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Must-See Outdoor Public Art in Norfolk, VA

Norfolk’s public art not only distinguishes us from other cities, but also brings…
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Cozy Outdoor Dining with Heaters in Norfolk

We’re not letting the cold stop us this year! Embrace the chill in the air and…
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Valentine’s Day in Norfolk 2021

It’s the sweetest time of year and we’re here to make sure you know the ins and outs of how to…
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Attractions

Don’t miss these must-see attractions while you’re in Downtown.

Chrysler Museum / Perry Glass Studio

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Owen B. Pickett U.S. Custom House

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Virginia Stage Company

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Scope Arena

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Harbor Park

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Sail Nauticus

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MacArthur Memorial

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Norfolk State University Planetarium

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Queen Street Baptist Church

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Elizabeth River Trail

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Addington-Petty Dickson House | Private Residence

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St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church

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TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

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L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center

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Carrie B Showboat

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Armed Forces Memorial

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Kenmure (William Lamb House) – Private Residence

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Wells Theatre

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Hurrah Players

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Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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Lone Sailor Statue

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Moses Myers House

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Elmwood Cemetery

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TowneBank Building

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Epworth United Methodist Church

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The Generic Theater

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The New Saint James Holiness Church of Christ Disciples (St. Peter’s)

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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Trolly Pub Norfolk

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TowneBank Fountain Park

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The Perry Pavilion

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City Cruises by Hornblower

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Mariner IV

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Town Point Club

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The Tide Light Rail

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West Point Monument at West Point Cemetery

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Monticello Arcade

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Hunter House Victorian Museum

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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Pedego Norfolk Downtown

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Legends of Music Walk of Fame

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Meet@319

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Slover Library

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Taylor-Whittle House – Private Residence

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Allmand-Archer House | Private Residence

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Poplar Hall – Private Residence

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Nauticus Museum / Battleship Wisconsin

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Waterside Marina

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Festivals of Festevents

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Schooner Virginia

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Lime Electric Scooter

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Martin Luther King Monument

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The Cannonball Trail

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Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises

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Offsite Gallery

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Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center

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Virginia Symphony

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First Baptist Church

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Town Point Park

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First Calvary Baptist Church

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Norfolk State University

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Windows on History

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Virginia Opera

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Norfolk Police Museum and Norfolk Fire-Rescue Museum

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Battleship Wisconsin

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The Attucks Theatre

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Chrysler Hall

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American Rover Sailing Cruises

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Sgt. Carney Marker

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Pagoda Garden Tea House and Gallery

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The NorVa

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The NEON House

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Waterside District

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Mermaids on Parade / Mermaid Trail

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Freemason Street Baptist Church

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Trail of Honor

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Virginia Arts Festival

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John Cary Weston House – Private Residence

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The Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

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Camp-Hubbard House | Private Residence

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Restaurants

They call Norfolk, “The City With Bite.” Find out why by trying a couple of these places while in Downtown.

Selden Market

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Capo Capo

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Varia

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Benny Damato’s

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Three Ships Coffee

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Scotty Quixx

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WHERE TO STAY

Have a look see at all the lodgings and accommodations in Downtown, Norfolk.

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

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Courtyard Norfolk Downtown

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Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Downtown

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Glass Light Hotel & Gallery

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Hilton Norfolk The Main

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Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel and Convention Center

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Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown

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Neighborhood Guide

Norfolk is a unique city made up of bustling neighborhoods that each have their own character and vibe. From historic neighborhoods like Ghent to the urban waterfront of Downtown, Norfolk’s neighborhoods have something for everyone. 

Downtown

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Freemason

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NEON District

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Ghent

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Chelsea

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Park Place / Railroad District

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Riverview

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Larchmont / Lochhaven

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Oceanview

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Military Highway / Airport

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