Norfolk is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is the second largest city in the state, behind neighboring city Virginia Beach, with 242,804 people living in the area. Norfolk is located in the Hampton Roads area, with the Chesapeake Bay bordering. It is the oldest of the seven cities that make up the area. Norfolk has a large military presence, and is a large transportation hub. This is great for anyone visiting Norfolk, as a variety of options to get around town are available, including rental cars!