Oceana Naval Air Station - Virginia Beach
Oceana Naval Air Station is located in the City of Virginia Beach, VA, just south of Norfolk. Oceana is a master jet base home to 17 strike fighter squadrons. The base serves as a training location for the flight squadrons, and it is the largest base of its kind in the world. The land was purchased in 1940 and has grown to include nearly 6,820 acres within Virginia Beach. The base continues to grow, as the Navy looks at adding additional squadrons at the base. Oceana will most likely increase in size and capacity in the future, including its presence within Virginia Beach.
Homes Near Oceana
Virginia Beach is a city with a high residential turnover and a growing population, which offers homebuyers many advantages. Whether you are buying or selling there are many homes on the market and many homebuyers looking to find the home of their dreams. The City has 65% owner occupied housing, 27% rentals and a vacancy rate of 9%. In 2009 Virginia Beach has had an average sales price of $270,463 with the median sales price at $239,095. If you are looking for a home near Oceana and the surrounding cities of Virginia Beach and Norfolk or the greater Hampton Roads area get in touch with a real estate expert from the Simon Homes team. If you are stationed at Oceana and are looking for Town homes, Single-Family Homes or Condos get in touch with a Simon Homes team member today. Simon Homes specializes in assisting military families stationed at Oceana in finding a home that fits their needs.
Schools near Oceana
Virginia Beach, the largest city in Virginia offers many different educational options for its residents including 55 elementary schools, 15 middle schools and 16 high schools throughout the City. The city of Virginia Beach is also an area that is well served by private education as well. There are 90 preschool and kindergarten facilities and over 60 private primary and secondary schools with Catholic, Christian, and Independent private schools represented amongst them. Schools closest to Oceana include: White Oak Elementary (Grades K-5), Larkspur Middle (Grades 6-8), and Green Run High (Grades 9-12).
New Homes and New Construction Near Oceana
Located around Oceana is a mixture of housing options. New housing developments include North Shore at Ridgely Manor and Sajo Farm. North Shore at Ridgely Manor is an upscale community that offers over 100 acres of custom homes. This exclusive community is found on the waterfront along the shores of Lake Smith. Sajo Farm has homes ranging from the mid $300's to the low $500's. A distinct community on the shores of Lake Lawson, Sajo Farm offers a great location in close proximity to both Town Center and the Interstate. For military families stationed at Oceana, Sajo Farm is a convenient choice. If you are looking for a new construction home near Oceana and the surrounding cities of Virginia Beach and Norfolk or the greater Hampton Roads area give us a call and talk to one of our real estate agents about locating a lot near Oceana and choosing and model and floorplan that will fit your family's needs.
Living in Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach contains 4 miles of beaches, with a 3-mile long oceanfront boardwalk, a number of state parks, and many other historic sites. From nightlife to family entertainment Virginia Beach has a number of attractions for area residents. Highlights of local attractions include Mount Trashmore, the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Henry, and the Thouroughgood House. While nearby Norfolk offers additional sites including the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Virginia Zoological Park, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Children's Museum of Virginia, Battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin and Nauticus. The area around Little Creek's offers a very mild four-season climate. The area has an average annual high temperature in the 60's and average annual low in the 50's. This climate provides a perfect setting for the many outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Hampton Roads.