Riverfront views. Charming cobblestone streets. Beautifully preserved historic buildings. Plenty of parks and a Japanese garden.
“West Freemason offers a record of architecture dating back to Colonial times,” said Paul Farmer, the association’s CEO. The neighborhood’s “unique character remains intact.”
Just west of downtown and hemmed by the Elizabeth River and Ghent, Freemason boasts a host of buildings that date to the late 1700s, when Norfolk was largely rebuilt after the Revolutionary War.
Norfolk’s West Freemason is the city’s oldest standing neighborhood, and has been named one of the 10 best neighborhoods in the country by the American Planning Association, on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. (Rich-Joseph Facun | The Virginian-Pilot)