New Feature: Search by Neighborhood in York County, VA
Year after year, Yorktown,Virginia remains a highly sought-after spot to purchase Hampton Roads real estate. According to a recent Money Magazine article, York County was ranked among the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America because of its “…stable economy, a highly ranked school system, low crime rates, and an abundance of recreational/social activities…”. When beginning your search for a home in this area, it’s important to understand the make-up of Yorktown. York County, Virginia is comprised of two major sections, Southern York and Northern (Upper)York. Most of the county will have a Yorktown mailing address, though there are several sections that fall under this portion of the county. Examples would be Tabb, Grafton, Seaford and Lackey. Homes and businesses in Upper York actually have a Williamsburg mailing address. Yet, they still falls under York County in terms of jurisdiction,schools, taxes, and services.
With property taxes remaining low at approx. .$66 per $100/assessed, purchasing real estate in York County Virginia is understandably desirable. In S. York County, there are numerous neighborhoods to choose from. Woods of Tabb is an established community w/ well-cared for homes,lawns and offers a 5 minute commute to both NASA & Langley AFB. In fact, 410 Coach Hovis Dr. in Woods of Tabb is currently for sale & ready for its new owners. Another charming York County community is Running Man. With a wide-array of home sizes/styles, larger lots, a community pool and multiple entrances off major York County roads, Running Man has much to offer York County buyers. From homes for first-time buyers to retirees and everything in between, Coventry is an obvious choice. This established community has townhouses, various sizes of single family homes, and duplexes w/ garages. Coventry owners enjoy endless walking paths, lakes, ponds, multiple swimming pools/tennis courts/playgrounds, a clubhouse, an active swim team and even Coventry ES right inside it. Multiple entrances, a quick commute to area bases, and two interstate exits right by it, Coventry has much to offer its residents. Connecting to Coventry is Tabb Lakes, another charming neighborhood w/ detached homes. Tabb Lakes residents can even purchase a Coventry Pool membership. If a buyers prefers newer/larger upscale homes, The Greenlands would be an excellent neighborhood to explore. A library and newer YMCA are conveniently located at the entrance of The Greenlands. Lakeside Forrest also offers great homes and easy access to the newer York County Sports Complex. For a charming mix of townhouses and detached homes, Willow Lakes is a York County neighborhood to visit. Another established York County neighborhood is Edgehill. This community offers a variety of homes w/ spacious lots, an easy commute to the US Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown,a great pool & swim team and is within walking distance of Yorktown ES. York County buyers looking for affordable new construction have many options such as Magnolia Park and Riverwalk Townes. Each of these communities are just around the corner from Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, an expanding base that’s preparing to welcome an influx of Marines and their families. For those that prefer to be closer to the Williamsburg area, Upper York County has several neighborhoods as well. Queens Lake has been a popular community for years; it even has lakefront homes w/ stunning views. Much of it lays within a bird sanctuary and is easily accessible from the Colonial Parkway. The Queen’s Lake Marina sits right on Queen’s Creek and feeds into the York River for added boating options. Right down the street from Queen’s Lake is Creekside Landing, a newer neighborhood w/ great York County homes for sale. Creekside Landing has desirable floor plans, pool, clubhouse, multiple playgrounds, and a community pier along Queen’s Creek for fishing and canoeing. Williamsburg Bluffs also offers terrific home choices, amenities and easy interstate access. Plus,it’s just around the corner from Cheatham Annex, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. Needless to say, there is plenty of selection when it comes to finding a nice neighborhood in York County
There are many public schools in York County to include 10 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and 3 high schools. York MS was recently remodeled. The Peninsula Academy, Grace Episcopal Day Care, and Little Log Cabin Child Care are just some examples of York County day cares/pre-schools.
Granted, people that live in York County appreciate a plethora of quality housing and schools. However, it’s the many activities, amenities and history that further enrich the York County lifestyle. Even if you don’t own waterfront property in York County,boating and fishing are popular past times there. Many York County marinas provide both wet slip and dry dock choices. Some examples would be Queen’s Lake Marina, Dare Marina, and Wormley Creek Marina. Short-term docking is also available at Riverwalk Landing, undoubtedly the “hot spot” of York County Located on the York River, Riverwalk Landing in the historical Yorktown district offers something for everyone. Locals enjoy small, clean beaches for swimming, several restaurants/pubs for dining, souvenir and specialty shops as well as the always-packed Ben & Jerry’s. Fish from the pier or along the shore, sun up to sun down. Take a pirate cruise on Yorktown’s own schooner, Serenity that docked at Riverwalk Landing. Rent bikes or Segways so you can ride along the waterfront or adjoining Colonial Parkway. Buy fresh local seafood and produce during one of the many Yorktown Market Days. History enthusiast will appreciate the many museums such as the Yorktown Victory Center, Waterman’s Museum and Cornwallis Cave. Catch the trolley and further explore Yorktown and the battlefields, the spot where the British troops surrendered to Gen. George Washington in Oct. of 1781. Historical Yorktown and Riverwalk Landing are even a great place to visit in the winter, especially during the holiday season. During the first Saturday in December, Santa joins the town at the annual tree lighting ceremony. From there, everyone lights candles and follows the Fife and Drum Corp as they march all the way down to Riverwalk Landing. The finale includes watching the Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade, sipping on hot apple cider and watching the kids rolling down the the grassy hills or playing in the sand.
Needless to say, York County, Virginia is a desirable place to buy your dream home!