Chesapeake Bay Homes
Hampton Roads in southern Virginia is also the southern tip of the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Hampton Roads, and is one of the most important ecological regions and natural harbors in the world. The beauty of the Chesapeake Bay offers residents of Hampton Roads endless recreation and natural beauty in their own backyard. The Chesapeake Bay touches many communities in Hampton Roads and offers homebuyers many opportunities to own and invest in a home along this beautiful waterway.
There are a number of housing options along the Chesapeake Bay within multiple cities in Hampton Roads. Norfolk and Virginia Beach both offer a diverse number of housing options along the Bay front in some of the premier communities in the region. The area along the Chesapeake Bay is a location that offers a temperate mid-Atlantic climate with average yearly high temperatures in the 60's and average lows in the 50's.
The city of Virginia Beach has a large bay front community known as Shore Dr., which sits on the north end of the city near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The community of Shore Dr. offers many single-family, condominium, and town homes for residents to choose from, and is located in one of the top school districts in the City. With a relaxed atmosphere the Shore Dr. community is close to the action along the Virginia Beach oceanfront but is somewhat secluded and is a location that is sought after by locals. Although very much residential, Shore Dr. offers a number of nightlife opportunities and some of the best dining in the City as well as its convenient access to First Landing State Park, one of the most pristine parks in Virginia Beach.
The city of Virginia Beach has nearly 6 miles of Chesapeake Bay waterfront extending from the Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base to First Landing State Park. There are many different communities in the Shore Dr. area of Virginia Beach including a new development known as the Bayvista condominiums. The Bayvista condominiums offer a 6-story building with 27 units with great views of the Chesapeake Bay in a great waterfront community within one of the most sought after locations in Virginia Beach. The City of Norfolk also sits adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay and has many waterfront communities for homebuyers to choose from. The newest of these communities is East Beach, which sits in the Oceanview section of Norfolk, and has experienced tremendous development and redevelopment, brining in nearly 700 new homes to the master planned community. East Beach offers a walkable design with every day conveniences and luxuries throughout as well as access to the Chesapeake Bay.
Another condominium and town home community that may be of interest along the Bay front in Norfolk is Harbor Walk. This waterfront community is in a great location off of Shore Dr. and offers deep-water access to the Chesapeake Bay, in a traditional neighborhood design with many different community features.
Apart from these new developments, the Chesapeake Bay is sure to have the ideal home for all homebuyers. From charming starter homes to upscale neighborhoods and ideal retirement homes, there is no wonder why these locations continue to attract residents.