One popular segment of the Virginia Beach city is the area of Chesapeake Beach. It’s more commonly called by the locals as Chic’s or Chick’s Beach. This strip of sandy beaches along the Chesapeake Bay is on the east and west sides of the 23 mile long Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in Virginia Beach. This bridge tunnel connects Virginia Beach to Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
At the Bay, beach-goers will enjoy a gentler wave beach day and a laid-back vibe. At the end of the day, an evening stroll under the Bridge Tunnel at Sunset can’t be beat.
With history dating back to the early 1900’s, this local’s favorite stretch of beach continues to be filled with recreational activities. You can find anything from cottages, condominiums, townhouses, duplexes, apartments, and single-family homes.
In addition to the scenery, shops, restaurants and recreational activities, this area boasts highly sought after public schools.
On either side of the Chick’s Beach community are the pristine and peaceful Baylake Pines and Baylake Beach neighborhoods. Also close by is the Thoroughgood Neighborhood and Church Point Neighborhood. Two other popular Virginia Beach communities.
Shore Drive is the main roadway that outlines Chic’s Beach and leads directly to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront or Virginia Beach Outlet Mall and then Norfolk, VA. Shore Drive is a location of many biking, hiking, and jogging trails at First Landing State Park as well as shopping and dining spots.
The Little Creek Naval Base lines the west side of the Chic’s Beach community.
Approximately 25 minutes from the Norfolk Naval Base, 20 minutes from NAS Oceana/Dam Neck Base, 12 -15 minutes to Virginia Beach Town Center, 10-15 minute commute to the highway.
Popular landmarks: Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, First Landing State Park, King Neptune Statue, Thoroughgood House, Ferry Plantation House.
Where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll find homes with the original cape cod style to newer contemporary style single family homes.
Residents can be seen on their bikes or golf carts enjoying the beautiful landscape and winding streets. Most homes provide spacious ½ acre or more lot sizes with private driveways, which is hard to come by so close to the beach.
The neighborhood is close to the ocean but slightly set away from the liveliness of the Virginia Beach oceanfront boardwalk area and newly designed ViBe Creative District. Weekly and monthly events like the Old Beach Farmer’s Market and Second Saturdays give a taste of the town and bring entertainment and community art projects you can be a part of.
Driving down Shore Drive will lead you to one end of the Great Neck area or go further down to Chic’s Beach and then Little Creek Base and Norfolk, VA.
Approximately 30 minutes from the Norfolk Naval Base, 20 minutes from Little Creek Base, 10 minutes from NAS Oceana/Dam Neck Base, 15-20 minutes from Town Center, 10 minutes from the beginning of Highway 264.
Popular landmarks: Cape Henry Lighthouse, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Cavalier Hotel, First Landing Cross, Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightment, Princess Anne Country Club, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.
Eclectic neighborhood at the south end of the Virginia Beach oceanfront area. Shadowlawn is close to restaurants and hotels but nestled far enough away to create an amazing oceanfront community. Short bike ride away is all the oceanfront has to offer. Beach living at it’s finest!
Oceanfront perks but cozy neighborhood feel. Virginia Beach Middle School and First Colonial High School. Neighborhoods near Shadowlawn include Croatan, Bay Colony.
Close to the entrance of highway for easy commuting. 30 minutes from Norfolk, 20 minutes from Town Center.
Popular landmarks: Virginia Beach Boardwalk, King Neptune Statue, Virginia Beach Fishing Pier, Grommet Island Park, Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Beach Convention Center.
Alanton and Baycliff are set in the larger Great Neck corridor of Virginia Beach. Located on a large peninsula of land that juts out into the Lynnhaven River, waterfront properties can be found as well as more affordable single family homes along the center of the neighborhood.
These neighborhoods have such incredible character, their residents do not want to ever leave. Mature trees and landscaping as well as windy roads are sure to bring you a sense of calm. They have primarily single family residences with a wide range of architectural styles.
Family focused for all ages with a community pool, incredible schools, and laid back lifestyle.
Just about 15 minutes from Chic’s Beach/Bay and the Virginia Beach Oceanfront areas to enjoy Virginia Beach’s best shopping and dining spots. 10 minutes from large Hilltop shopping centers, 15 minutes from Lynnhaven Mall.
Hidden behind the hustle and bustle of Virginia Beach Blvd is the peaceful community of Thalia. It’s one of the neighborhoods in the Little Neck area of Virginia Beach.
This neighborhood represents the best in family living from active community sports leagues to various church and educational events for the entire family.
In the back of this neighborhood is a local favorite, Steinhilber’s, that opened in 1939 and continues to provide a distinguished dining experience that is nestled along the Lynnhaven River and serve the best in seafood.
The Rosemont Rd highway exit allows for easy access for commuting. A tranquil and private community situated just 15 minutes away from the Oceanfront and only 5 minutes away from the popular Town Center area of Virginia Beach.
Town Center is a group of offices, hotels, stores, and restaurants in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Built and revitalized approximately 5 years ago, the Town Center area has high rise apartments, townhomes, and many single family neighborhoods surrounding it. It has it all from big chain restaurants to little boutique shops.
Centrally located in Virginia Beach and architecturally pleasing.
There's always something to do at Town Center. They have a year-round events schedule featuring outdoor concerts, restaurant week, and wine and beer festivals.
The Town Center of Virginia Beach is the thriving heart of Virginia Beach's Central Business District.
Approximately 30 minutes from Norfolk Naval Base, 15 minutes from Little Creek Base, 20 minutes from NAS Oceana/Dam Neck Base. Has its own highway exit for easy commuting. 25 minutes from the VB Oceanfront.
Another central area of Virginia Beach is the historical Kempsville area. It encompasses a lot of neighborhoods that have been around a long time as well as newly constructed communities. There are many shops and restaurants to visit and a variety of home price points.
Kempsville was once an independent town, but it was consolidated with Virginia Beach in 1963. Nestled near the intersection of Interstates 264 and 64, the Kempsville community is close to commerce, hospitals, and universities, as well as being less than 12 miles from the beach in Virginia Beach.
Those living in Kempsville enjoy recreation at Mt. Trashmore, a nearby 165-acre park with picnic shelters, outdoor fitness stations, and playgrounds. They also enjoy living so closely to Town Center, a short drive to the Virginia Beach Amphitheater, and many other Virginia Beach amenities. Convenient shopping, wonderful dining and easy access to the 264 and 64 interstates.
30 minutes from Norfolk Naval Station, 25 minutes from Little Creek Base, 25 minutes from NAS Oceana/Dam Neck Base.
Popular Landmarks: Mt. Trashmore, Town Center.
Red Mill is a great, quiet area with many neighborhoods located near excellent schools. Family oriented and kids would play outside with other neighborhood kids. A short walk to several neighborhood community playgrounds.
Conveniently located (less than 10 minute drive from door to sand) to both Sandbridge and Ocean Front beaches. Close to Oceana and Dam Neck bases.
Located a short drive south of the Oceanfront District, Sandbridge is a more secluded beach hideaway of pristine sand dunes and a relaxing and peaceful community. Take a bike ride to the south-end of Sandbridge and find your self at the Wildlife refuge. There are full time residents here as well as vacation-seekers.
Enjoy living a little detached from the rest of the city but still enjoy the many amenities of Virginia Beach. The beaches at Sandbridge are a locals’ secret. Sandbridge Beaches stretch five miles along the Atlantic Ocean.
Just a few minutes outside of Sandbridge, is the 23,000 acres of farmland known to Virginia Beach locals as Pungo. A drive through this the agricultural community will show you serenity and countryside charm while also still being within the Virginia Beach city limits. Along the winding country roads you can stop at any of the area’s roadside stands or pick your own bushel of fresh berries, produce, or even a bouquet of wildflowers.
More acreage per home for sure and a slower paced lifestyle are enjoyed by all residents.
About 20 minutes from the Interstate, 40 minutes from the Norfolk Airport.
Popular landmarks: Sandridge Little Island Fishing Pier, Back Bay National Wildlife Preserve.