Yorktown Homes and Real Estate
Located within the Historic Triangle that includes Jamestown and Williamsburg, at the eastern end of the Colonial Parkwa, Yorktown is a desirable location for both residents and visitors. Named for the ancient city of York in Yorkshire, Northern England, Yorktown was founded in 1634 as one of the original eight shires of colonial Virginia. With its strong historical heritage and growing economic and residential opportunities, Yorktown successfully blends contemporary living with the appreciation and preservation of a rich community heritage.
Buying a Home in Yorktown
With its wide-open countryside spaces and convenient suburban areas, Yorktown offers buyers a number of options. Moreover, Bizjournals, a national business news source, recently rated the Hampton Roads area as America's least stressful metro area based on factors such as air quality, employment, crime levels and income growth. This is certainly true of the Yorktown and York County, as it combines a rural/suburban environment with easy access to all the metro area's offerings. Since this area is seeing the best buyers market in some time with good interest rates and many sellers assisting with closing costs, now is the perfect time to buy a home in Yorktown.
First Time Homebuyers
If you're considering buying your first home, contact us for a free, no-obligation homebuyer consultation. We'll walk you through the steps you need to take to get into your new home, including getting pre-qualified and searching for homes that fit your needs. Our agents have a great deal of experience working with first time homebuyers and can help make the process easy and fun. They will connect you with our mortgage team who will help you get prequalified, and will help you explore the various options available in York County, including traditional homes, townhouses, and even new construction homes.
Yorktown sits along the York River in southeastern Virginia and has great appeal for both tourists and residents. Yorktown Village or Historic Yorktown is a picturesque waterfront village that offers history, art, concerts, special events and shopping. The Main Street area of Yorktown is located on a bluff and is comprised of homes with almost exclusively original colonial architecture. The old court house, several small unique shops, the Nelson House, and the Yorktown Monument all sit along this road. Riverwalk Landing, located along the York River, offers a collection of retail shops and dining with a water view along the pedestrian walkway. Waterfront restaurants offer seafood and other fine cuisine with a relaxing view of the York River. Colonial National Historical Park, which contains Yorktown National Battlefield and Yorktown National Cemetery, is located on the outskirts of the town.
In addition to the numerous historical and tourist destinations in Yorktown, a growing number of residential communities are available for those who desire a home with every modern convenience, lifelong learning opportunities at nearby William & Mary, and world-class recreation. New home communities in the area include Magnolia Park, Riverwalk Townes, Runningman, Summer's Crossing, The Oaks at Fenton Mill, and the Villas at Yorktown.
During its 350-year history, the County of York has figured prominently in both the political and economic history of the Virginia Peninsula, the Commonwealth, and the Nation. Yorktown is best known as the site of the pivotal victory in the American Revolutionary War when General Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington in 1781. Yorktown also figured prominently in the Civil War, serving as a major port to supply both northern and southern towns at various times in the history of the war.
Following World War II, the introduction of many diversified military-industrial complexes emerged in the area, resulting in many precision machine, metal fabrication, and technical research companies. With its early influence of water activities and economies, there also continues to be an important seafood processing, ship building and ship repair economy in the area with many job opportunities for residents.