Toano Homes and Real Estate

Toano, a small town in James City County located northwest of Williamsburg, was established in the late 19th century at the former site of Burnt Ordinary, which was named in the 18th century for a roadside tavern that had burned down. The word Toano comes from a Native American word meaning "high ground". Historically, Toano was an important railroad stop along the Peninsula Extension of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O). Today, Toano remains a quaint town nestled in the western portion of James City County.

Buying a Home in Toano

With its wide-open countryside spaces and convenient suburban areas, Toano offers buyers many options. A national business news source, Bizjournals, 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 Toano, 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 Toano. If you're considering buying your next home soon, 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.

Living in Toano

Toano is close to major Historic Triangle attractions such as Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, as well as Colonial Heritage Golf Club, York River State Park, The Traditions Golf Club at Stonehouse, and the Sentara Williamsburg Hospital. Smaller attractions at Lakewood Trails and Go-Karts Plus are also located nearby.

James City County and its associated towns remain important areas of growth and economic development in Virginia. With an increasing population and a generous endowment of skilled labor, the County attracts not only new businesses and entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of an ideal mid-Atlantic location, but successful retirees also flock to Toano and the other towns in James City County seeking the mild seasonal climate and the abundance of cultural events, economic opportunities and historic activities offered.

With its highly developed tourist industry, mild, comfortable climate, and high ranking intellectual and educational facilities including the nearby College of William and Mary, NASA, Jefferson Laboratory, and numerous defense contractors, James city County maintains a favorable reputation and the highest concentration of scientists and engineers per capita in the nation. The city of Toano and the greater James City County area will remain not only a national historic treasure but a premier location for continued opportunity and prosperity.