East Beach, Norfolk Homes
Set in the Oceanview section of Norfolk, a new beachfront community known as East Beach is in a location that was once an ideal tourist destination and will soon be known as one of the premier communities in Hampton Roads. The City of Norfolk is currently under redevelopment and development in the area working on a public-private partnership between the City of Norfolk the Norfolk Redevelopment Authority and the East Beach Company, LLC.
East Beach is based on a master plan community that was developed by Duany and Plater-Zyberk out of Washington, DC. The community holds the traditional values of development offering an array of amenities to residents all within walking distance making the community very pedestrian friendly. The architecture of East Beach will blend both traditional southeastern exteriors of homes with the amenities that today's lifestyles are interested in having in their homes. The community of East Beach has been scheduled for 7 phases with completion just around the corner in 2012.
The location is ideal with beach access to the Chesapeake Bay and within close proximity to downtown Norfolk and the surrounding Hampton Roads communities. East Beach is only 10 minutes from Norfolk International Airport and about 15 minutes to the nearest hospital. Keeping with the traditional neighborhood plan the community will have restaurants, entertainment and other mixed-use spaces all within walking distance. East Beach will also feature such amenities as a community clubhouse, pool, fitness center, as well as multiple parks and playgrounds.
East Beach is planned to hold nearly 700 new residences within the 100 acre planned community. The prices of the homes range from mid-$200,000's to over $1,000,000 with multiple housing options available to new homebuyers. The community also has lots for sale with a price range from $40,000 to over $400,000 making it an ideal place to plan your new home. The community of East Beach currently has nearly 80% of its homes and planned homes still for sale to potential buyers, making this the time to find your new home in the East Beach community. Over 300 of the homes in East Beach will be offered as single-family detached homes, town homes and cottages. The additional housing units will be located in larger residential buildings, flats and condominiums. Many of these additional units will be located in the community center with a variety of mixed uses including shops, offices and other businesses on the lower floors.
Within a historic City such as Norfolk, which was founded in 1682, East Beach brings a fresh look with the historic and traditional character to blend with the City. The City of Norfolk has nearly 234,000 residents and is the 2nd largest City in Virginia bringing residents of East Beach a small town charm with the attractions and comforts of an large City within a short distance. Being located near the Chesapeake Bay, the average yearly high temperatures in the 60's and average lows in the 50's.
Norfolk offers many attractions for new families to East Beach including the battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin, Nauticus (a National Maritime Center), Chrysler Museum, Norfolk Botanical Gardens, the Virginia Zoological Park, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and a number of nightlife and dining opportunities within its vibrant downtown. For homebuyers looking at East Beach, they will be amazed at the amenities of the community and the City of Norfolk, and will soon recognize East Beach as one of the premier communities in Hampton Roads.