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, medical appointments, restaurants, or cultural activities.
Built on the location of a once economically depressed urban area, East Beach is a master-planned community designed for 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:
9705 Bay Point Dr, Norfolk, VA, 23518
5 Bed • 4 Bath • 4,124 Sf
Short Easy Walk To The Bay Inlet And Marinas. Located In A Quiet Golf Cart Friendly Neighborhood, This Wonderful 5 Bedroom, Three And A Half Bathro...
9555 29th Bay St, Norfolk, VA, 23518
3 Bed • 3 Bath • 2,117 Sf
Exquisite Three Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Master Down Home, Beautifully Maintained By Original Owners. Open Floor Plan With Generous Light Throughout. Sto...
9567 29th Bay St, Norfolk, VA, 23518
3 Bed • 3 Bath • 2,243 Sf
Lovely Well Kept Home With A First Floor Master Bedroom And 2 Additional Bedrooms On The Second Level. The Carriage House Apartment Adds An Additio...
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.