Historic Ghent is a thriving, eclectic and pedestrian-friendly community, offering a diverse cultural, shopping and dining experience. Those who experience Ghent return again and again to discover what’s new and unique about its restaurants, boutiques, cultural arts venues and services.
Convenient to all Hampton Roads cities, Ghent is located in central Norfolk, minutes from downtown and the Norfolk Naval Station. The neighborhood’s main thoroughfares are Colley Avenue, Colonial Avenue, Granby Street, Olney Road, and 21st Street. The main commercial areas are located along Colley Avenue, Granby Street, and 21st Street.
Free on-street parking is available on most city streets with two-hour time limits. Public parking is available in the following parking lots for customers:
Public Parking Location: Spotswood Ave. between Colley Ave. and Manteo St., near Blair Middle School. Parking Allowed: Public Parking for Ghent in Evening.
Public Parking Location: Spotswood Ave. between Core Ave and Colley Ave. Allowed: Public Parking for Ghent
Center Shops Location: 22nd Street, near GW Marketplace Parking Allowed: Parking for Center Shops Customers
Naro and Colley Shops Location: Shirley and Colley Avenue, behind the Naro Theater. Parking Allowed: Parking for Naro and Colley Shops
Palace Shops Location: 20th St. & De Bree Avenue, behind Decorum Furniture. Parking Allowed: Parking for Palace Shops and Ghent Events
Palace Shops Location: 21st Street, near the Baker’s Crust. Parking Allowed: Parking for Palace Shops and Ghent Events
Palace Station Location: 22nd Street in front of stores and a parking lot on the corner of Llewellyn and 22nd Street. Parking Allowed: Place Station Customers.
Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) operates public bus service routes in and around Ghent to just about every Hampton Roads city. For a complete list of Norfolk routes, schedules, and fares, visit the HRT web site.
The Norfolk Electric Transport (NET) service is a free commuting service provided by the City of Norfolk and operated by the Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) that links parts of Ghent to downtown Norfolk.