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The Lafayette

4601 Mayflower Road, Norfolk, VA 23508
4601 Mayflower Road, Norfolk, VA 23508
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Amylovesyou • Resident 2017 - 2019
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01/09/2020
Omg I lived at the Lafayette for two years, and loved every second of it! My apartment was on the 12th floor facing the water one of the best views in the building. I was so sad when when I got orders to leave! -------------------------- always… See More
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mariowilson98 • Prospective Resident Visited 2020
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01/09/2020
My roommates and I were looking for a three bedroom apartment close to campus, and we found this place. They didn't have a three bedroom, but the location was really convenient and the girl that toured us was really nice too. After my lease is up… See More
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tamiryoung31 • Prospective Resident Visited 2020
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01/09/2020
I am moving to the area in February, and came to the Lafayette looking for a one bedroom apartment. I had the pleasure of touring with ------ who although he didn't have the size I wanted still toured me, and showed me the different models that… See More
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ohyeathatslores • Resident 2019 - 2020
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01/03/2020
I love this community because it is literally at the center of wherever you want to be in Norfolk, VA. My boyfriend works downtown, and can literally ride the Lime Scooter and get to and from Downtown in less than 10 mins. The apartments are spacious… See More
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Gina_M825 • Resident 2016 - 2019
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03/05/2019
My experience at the Lafayette is one of community and security. The only outlier is the aroma of medicinal medications permeating through the walls into my apartment at any given time. This is home to me. No place is perfect but the Lafayette is home to… See More
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The Lafayette Manager

03/08/2019

Gina, thank you for choosing The Lafayette as your home! It's delightful to know that you feel at ease in our community. If we can assist you with anything at all, please call us at 757-622-5451 or email [email protected]

Resident 2019
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01/16/2019
Great place. Have to scan in and buzz people in. Nice staff and residents for the most part. Only downside is parking lot is always so full and has motor cycles taking up parking spots and laundry is downstairs and pretty expensive See More
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The Lafayette Manager

11/24/2018

Thank you for reviewing! We appreciate your suggestions for improving our community. We'll do our best to implement them.

Christina_T396 • Resident 2018
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11/07/2018
I love living at the Lafayette. There are moderate imperfections, but the location, neighbors, management staff, the spaciousness and the nostalgic feel of my apartment make me happy and lessens my concern for the minor issues that are typical for a building this age, size and… See More
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Resident 2018
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07/31/2018
The monthly rental cost far exceeds the value at this property. 1 bedroom apartments don't included dishwashers or washer/dryer units. Plan to pay $50-75 a month in laundry room on laundry level. Ongoing issues with trash left in hallways, major roach infestation and BED BUGS! Make… See More
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The Lafayette Manager

08/09/2018

Thank you for reviewing. We're very concerned to see issues with pests and cleanliness are affecting your happiness in our community. We would like to listen to your concerns in greater detail so we can work toward a resolution. Would you please email us at [email protected]? We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Resident 2018
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06/27/2018
Great building - management changed recently and is doing a much better job. They fix everything that needs to be fixed, tenants are pleasant. No weird charges. We have been here for six months. We love it here! See More
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The Lafayette Manager

07/21/2018

It's always a pleasure to hear from one of our residents! We're so glad you love The Lafayette. It's wonderful to see that you've noticed faster repairs recently. If there is anything we can assist you with, please contact us at [email protected] Thanks for your great review.

Resident 2016 - 2018
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06/05/2018
I lived at the Lafayette for two years and I have to say that I paid way more than for what I was given. When I first moved in, they seemed to have it together but as time went on it went downhill. We had roaches… See More
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The Lafayette Manager

06/18/2018

Hello, we're so pleased to hear that you would recommend our location, and we're delighted to see our management team described as "awesome." However, we're quite concerned about the maintenance delays and concerns with neighbors you have experienced. Would you please contact us at your earliest convenience at [email protected] so we help restore your peace of mind? We look forward to speaking with you.

Resident 2014 - 2017
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10/17/2017
Preexisting roaches pest control comes doesn't help my apartment has been bombed I sprayed I have cleaned nothing helps why the office acts like it's no problem. The parking lot floods all the time and See More
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The Lafayette Manager

10/23/2017

Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to respond. The Team at The Lafayette Apartment Homes takes our reviews very seriously. Please call the Property Manager directly at (757) 622-5451 for assistance moving forward.

Thatgirl17 • Resident 2017
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07/14/2017
I am a current resident of the Lafayette and have found it to provide the level of comfort, security, and service I hoped for. The amenities provided are extremely convenient for me as my work schedule changes. I especially like the feeling of safety that the… See More
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 Verified Resident 244870vrp 2015 - 2016
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06/12/2016
While I have only been in my current apartment for about a year, I have lived at The Lafayette for over 22 years and have been very satisfied with the community, especially the current management and office staff. Thank you for all you do for us.… See More
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obxfitz1 • Resident 2016
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04/28/2016
The Lafayette is a great place to live over looking the Lafayette river, walking distance to several eating establishments close to downtown, the newly renovated building and apartments are very nice and comforting. The Lafayette is pet friendly with a dog park, the staff is awesome… See More
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IBToby • Resident 2015 - 2016
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03/21/2016
I love this place! The staff is very professional and an outstanding group of people! The building and grounds are very well maintained! It would take an act of Congress to get me to move out! See More
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 Verified Resident 224134vrp 2013 - 2016
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03/15/2016
I am working on my masters degree in history at ODU. This location has been extremely convenient. I have met some very nice people since I have lived here. The staff has been very cool too. I live on the tenth floor so the view is… See More
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 Verified Resident 209784vrp 2015 - 2016
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01/06/2016
The staff have been very nice and make it a point to know who you are make you feel at home. The aesthetics of the building are nice, even though certain residents fail to take pride in the community by leaving trash in common areas. Residents… See More
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jp52live • Resident 2015
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10/06/2015
If you are trying to find a place with little to no problems, this place is not for you. I've been living here for 9 months and absolutely hate it. I've tried getting out of the lease. Management is terrible; and have no initiative to fix… See More
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RiseUp1415 • Resident 2014 - 2015
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09/06/2015
What I like and will miss the most about Lafayette Towers is the friendly and courteous staff. I enjoyed my panaroma view from my apartment. And I also liked the control access! This apartment complex is limited in its amenities but its location and views make… See More
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Resident 2015
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07/21/2015
Had a horrible roach problem the second I moved in. The first night we turned the lights on to hundreds of roaches. It was the worst bug problem I've ever seen. They sent the exterminatier out right away. The reports I got back were that I… See More
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ZiraJakobs • Resident 2012 - 2015
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06/01/2015
The water is shut off without warning, as it is right now. It is 87 degrees outside right now. This happens frequently. I understand that the place is undergoing renovations, but some of us actually live here and we are paying full price for it. The… See More
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Resident 2014 - 2015
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02/25/2015
I've lived at the lafayette for about a year now and there has been lots of changes since I signed my lease. I think maintenance has approved significantly with the newest company here. (When I first moved in maintenance would do random checks almost twice a… See More
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kalu.williams • Resident 2014 - 2015
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02/10/2015
The worst place I ever lived. Rent it too high and maintenance is awful. Ive had a broken outlet for 10 months. Please don't waste your money. See More
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[email protected] • Resident 2014
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10/15/2014
Had a wonderful experience leasing at Lafayette. The staff was incredibly helpful, and you can definitely tell they are a team. The new management is fantastic, and the future upgrades to the apartments and the property are exciting...cant wait! I would definitely recommend leasing at Lafayette...and… See More
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Resident 2013 - 2014
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10/04/2014
Recently sold and under new mamagement. Most of us have moved or will be moving at the end of our leases. They have a new vision for luxery apartments and wanted to raise my rent over 200 dollars a month. I never did much complaining under… See More
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Features & Amenities

Laundry

  • Laundry On-Site

General

  • Abundant Storage
  • Bike Storage
  • Black or Stainless Appliances
  • Business Center
  • Convenient to ODU, EVMS and Naval Bases
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Gas Kitchen Appliances
  • Gated Access
  • Haven Creek Boat and Kayak Launch
  • Lafayette River and Downtown Views
  • Large Closets
  • Large Windows
  • On-Site Maintenance
  • Private Balcony
  • Professional Drucker and Falk Management
  • Renovated
  • Resident Social Events
  • Soft Close Cabinetry
  • Spacious Floor Plans
  • TV Wall-Mount in Living Room and Bedrooms
  • Tile Tub Surrounds
  • Water, Sewer and Trash Not Included
  • Wood Floors

Pets

  • Cats Allowed
    Comments: Pet Fee (nonrefundable) $300 first pet, $150 second pet Pet Rent $25 (Per Pet)
  • Dogs Allowed
    Comments: Pet Fee (nonrefundable) $300 first pet, $150 second pet Pet Rent $25 (Per Pet)

Floor Plans & Pricing

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Studio, 1 Bathroom

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    500

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    Studio with Balcony

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    $915

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    500

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    1 Units

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    Studio

1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

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    $1,095

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    950

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    1 Units

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    1 Bed 1 Bath

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

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    1,300

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    2 Bed 2 Bath

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    1,500

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    3 Bed 2 Bath

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Leasing:

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The Donaldson Group
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Take a Virtual Tour Now!Live, relax and play in a community that feels like your private getaway. From the clean, modern architecture of our impressive midtown building to luxury amenities and stunningly renovated interiors with incredible skyline views, our apartments for rent in Norfolk, Virginia represent the very best in stylish yet affordable coastal living. Spacious, brimming with natural light and finished with top-quality materials, our updated studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments were meticulously designed to keep you coming home with a smile on your face each and every day.

Office Hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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Utilities are divided among residents due to no submetering. It’s like they pull numbers from the sky. For a 1 bedroom your looking at about $80 a month for water/sewer/pest control and another $25 for trash pickup in hallways
Anonymous · June, 06 2018

Frequently Asked

What are noise levels like at The Lafayette?
The community is rated 5/5 stars, which is considered having extremely quiet noise levels on average.

How satisfied are residents with the upkeep and overall appearance of the grounds at The Lafayette?
The community is rated 5/5 stars, signifying extreme satisfaction on average.

How safe is The Lafayette?
The community is rated 5/5 stars, which is considered being extremely safe on average.

How satisfied are residents with the neighborhood
The community is rated 5/5 stars, signifying extreme satisfaction on average.

How effective was the maintenance team when resolving your problem?
The community is rated 5/5 stars, which is considered being extremely effective on average.

Who manages The Lafayette?
DF Apartments

What is the pet policy at The Lafayette?
No pet policy available

What types of floor plans are available?
Studio, 1 Bath and 1 Bed, 1 Bath and 2 Beds, 2 Baths and 3 Beds, 2 Baths

What is the move-in special?
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The Lafayette is a 500 - 1,500 sqft apartment in Norfolk in zip code 23508. This community has a Studio - 3 bedroom, 1 - 2 bathroom, and is for rent for $915 - $1,095. Nearby cities include Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Hampton, and Carrollton. 23517, 23507, 23505, 23509, and 23510 are nearby zip codes.

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