When new developments are built, they are often located on farmland or within areas of relative wilderness outside of a town or city. While such areas are fabulous for facilitating the construction of new properties and on relatively inexpensive land, there may be drawbacks.
For example, a new homeowner may revel in the solitude of living further from the epicenter of the town or city, but may soon begin to dread the longer commute, not only for work, but also for activities of daily life, such as heading to the grocery or hardware store, medical appointments, restaurants, or cultural activities.
The community of East Beach, northeast of Norfolk, Virginia, on the shores of Chesapeake Bay, is a picture-perfect case for a new kind of urban development that folks are increasingly clamoring to join.
Built on the location of a once economically depressed urban area, East Beach is a master-planned community designed with people - their friendships and families - in mind. And all of this within a short distance from beautiful beaches, urban amenities, and the city of Norfolk.
Homes for Sale in East Beach, Norfolk
There is much to be said for newly built homes - none of the problems or maintenance issues of older homes, with all of the newest gadgets and luxury features. In East Beach, you get all of these perks and more.
The homes for sale in East Beach are recently built, and to the highest quality standards, but they also represent the best in vintage Atlantic coastal architectural styles.
Some of the styles on display here are:
Colonial Revival - Columns, wide porches, symmetrical facades, and exterior shutters. These homes hearken back to the Colonial estate homes of over a century ago.
Shingle - A characteristically American coastal style, this style of home makes extensive use of cut shingles, irregular and mixed roof lines, and various details suited to beach side life.
Victorian - Inspired by simple, rural living, with an aim at something more, the folksy-Victorian homes display frame-and-board construction, steep roof lines, and minimal ornamentation.
Arts & Crafts - Aiming for a simple, rustic authenticity, these homes often feature wide wrap-around porches, low pitched roofs, broad eaves, and stout, unadorned exteriors. Encompassing the American Craftsman aesthetic, you'll probably see some elements from this style as well, like square columns and eave supports.
Featured East Beach Property Listings:
4571 East Beach Dr, Norfolk, VA, 23518
6 Bed • 7 Bath • 5,497 Sf
This Extremely Spacious Home Was Built With Entertaining In Mind. Warm And Cozy Atmosphere Home, 7000 Sq Ft, Across From The East Beach Club House...
9728 Bay Point Dr, Norfolk, VA, 23518
6 Bed • 5 Bath • 4,201 Sf
Sailor's Delight! Stunning Waterfront Views From Every Room, Look Eye-to-eye With The Captain As Large Vessels Transit The Channel. Gourmet Kitchen...
9675 28th Bay St, Norfolk, VA, 23518
5 Bed • 6 Bath • 4,890 Sf
Welcome To One Of East Beach’s Grand Homes Located Only A Block From The Chesapeake Bay. Enjoy Water Views From The Second Floor Master Suite Balco...
The East Beach Community
As mentioned, what really sets East Beach apart is its thoughtful and community-oriented planning.
Streets are lined with flowerbeds and trees, and numerous parks run up and down between the houses, providing walkable spaces that are excellent for getting to East Ocean View Beach, or the marina.
The streets here in East Beach are so friendly and easily navigable, that golf carts are allowed to be driven on them - how fun!
And because this community was built in an already established area, all the amenities, luxuries, and necessities are close at hand. There's a Sports Bar and Cafe just on the western edge of East Beach, along with a 7-Eleven. And, just over Little Creek, you'll find even more places to eat and shop around the intersection of Shore Drive and Midway Road.
A 20-minute drive will land you in the heart of Norfolk, a compact city with all manner of cultural and entertainment options.
A Norfolk Real Estate Opportunity Like No Other
East Beach is truly an exceptional community - a perfect example of New Urbanism, where walkable community spaces set the tone for happy and healthy urban living.
The careful, designer planning here has preserved mature trees and open green spaces between a wide sandy beach, and a well-equipped marina, inviting you outdoors to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Chesapeake Bay.
Interested in seeing North End for yourself? Contact Chandler Realty today for more info on North End real estate, and other Virginia Beach communities.