Portlock Terrace

Portlock Terrace is a neighborhood with lots of potential for the first time home buyer, rental investor, or “home flipper” since the price ranges are so vast. Portlock Terrace community is located in the Oscar Smith school district of Chesapeake.

Do you have an athlete in your household? As one of the newer schools in Chesapeake, Oscar Smith High School is home of the J. William Myers Gymnasium that seats an unbelievable 3,850 students, family, and friends. It is one of the largest gyms in the area with three basketball courts!

Oscar Smith has also produced some pretty famous students / alumni. For example: Ed Beard of the San Francisco 49ers, Steve De Long of the San Diego Chargers, Kenny Easley of the Seattle Seahawks, and Richard Mott of the Pittsburgh Pirates. – Giving name to their football stadium, The Beard-De Long-Easley Field stadium. Oscar Smith has a highly notable football program.

Portlock Terrace is a community hosting pleasant traditional and charming bungalow style homes, which range in size from approximately 900 square feet, up to 1800 +/- square feet.

Portlock Terrace is located in the South Norfolk section of Chesapeake, where history abounds. Currently the community of South Norfolk is undergoing a revitalization. Part of the Revitalization Plan is the Gateway at SoNo, which was inspired by history of the City. The Gateway at SoNo is intended to recreate the sense of a tight community where people know and look out for each other whether at work or play. So, now is your chance to purchase a home in a historic area and be part of the revitalizing of the area. A sense of community is back on the rise in South Norfolk.

South Norfolk’s Civic League holds meetings at 7 p.m., the second Monday of each month, at the South Norfolk Community Center, 1217 Godwin Ave.

So, whether you are looking at Portlock Terrace as an investment neighborhood or as a community to raise your family, Keffer Realty agents would love to help you find the property that is right for you. Just give us a call, our services are always free to buyers!


  1. A Windsor says:

    I have purchased a few investment homes in the area. You are right, it is a great area for investors!

  2. Fanny P says:

    Very informative article on Portlock Terrace. I enjoy reading about the local communities as well as the extra “tid bits” you throw in there. Thanks for writing.

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