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is a extra beautiful neighborhood which is very ODU-centric. The neighborhood starts on the North side of Old Dominion University and continues North between the Lafayette River and Hampton Blvd. The north end is capped by a body of water called Edgewater Haven which flows into the Lafayette River. Your fastest access to the interstate will be up Hampton Blvd to Terminal Blvd (turn right) which will take you to Interstate 564. About a city block away is Interstate 64 which leads North to Hampton or South to Chesapeake. If you are looking for a nice place to pull your boat up to, you are in luck! There are plenty of homes here on navigable water with a dock!
Bluestone Playground is on the South end. It’s a nice playground right next to Foreman Field. There’s plenty of room for running.
Slightly North of there is the imaginatively named Brick Field. It is a field surrounded by brick. There’s not much more there and it’s good for Frisbee throwing and similar activities. Further North is Virginia Park. It is wooded and has a bench and tended grass. Far to the North is Myrtle Park. Myrtle park has a nice small track to walk around. The track has a nice bridge over the South end of Edgewater Haven. So it has an excellent, relaxing beautiful view!
You’re in luck for dining! D’Egg is a treat! They serve excellent breakfast dishes from morning time to early afternoon. And nearby is Taste @ Norfolk, a chain cafe featuring gourmet sandwiches and salads. ODU, of course, attracts a bunch of businesses that you will be quite close to. There is Subway, Miller’s Neighborhood Market, which sells gas too, Gray’s Pharmacy, Del Vecchios Pizza, No. 7 Chinese Fast Food, Taco Bell, Duncan Donuts, and CVS. Be sure to check out Westside Produce and Provisions on Colley Ave. There are usually several food establishments on Colley that tend to change hands over time, so look to see what is there. And as usual, there are at least 3 or 4 7-Elevens nearby.
Tidewater Gymnastics Academy is across Hampton Blvd and will provide your kids with various health-activity instruction. A little bit South of there is CrossFit 757 which is obviously a crossfit gym.
Schools serving this neighborhood are Larchmont Elementary School, Blair Middle School and Maury High School!
At the time of this article, the median home in Larchmont is around $430,000, with the low end coming in around $170,000 and the high end coming in at around $1,450,000. That’s typical Norfolk with a wide variety of values. Average days on market for homes here in the last year was 70 which is healthy. Homes here wound up selling for 97% of the listing price, which is typical. Currently, there’s actually a home here for sale that was built in 1783. There are also several new construction homes available. A huge variety in year-built is another typical aspect of Norfolk neighborhoods.
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Property Details for 1711 Dylan DR, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Great waterfront home in central location. Updated exterior siding and windows. New carpet in den, new dishwasher. Built in shelves and pantry in kitchen. Separate dining area. 3 bedrooms and a spare room upstairs. Water view. Lots of decking.
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Waterfront Home With Deepwater Access, 3 Car Garage!
Property Details for 4204 Quailshire CT, Chesapeake, VA 23321
Beautiful WATERFRONT Home with open floor plan. 1st floor bedroom with huge walk-in closet & 1st floor full bath. Almost 2 acres of land. Great for camping, family reunions, social gatherings, fishing, cookouts & playing basketball & football. 75ft pier, built for a boat lift, floating dock & jetski lift. Equipment is not yet installed just the pier pilling. At times you will see beautiful flying wildlife. 33×33 ABOVE GROUND POOL. Fence & large gazebo, 3-CAR GARAGE, cul-de-sac, almost 190ft of waterfront, view of The Elizabeth River, with DEEP WATER access that runs into the James River. BREATHTAKING PANORAMIC RIVER VIEWS! SPACIOUS FAMILY ROOM with Fireplace, MASTER SUITE with SITTING ROOM & Fireplace, KITCHEN with CENTER ISLAND & breakfast nook, Black APPLIANCES & LARGE SUNROOM. Near local military bases. Being sold as is. A GREAT BUY, YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!!!
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Watefront Colonial on 4.9 Acres, With Pool!
Looking for a family estate? Want to find a home that you can build additional homes near for family members? Ever considered a Bed and Breakfast or Wedding Venue? If so this may be the home for you. It has so many possibilities. Plantation Style Colonial with quality craftsmanship. Big open Rooms, formal living room and dining room, Large den on back and a large recreation room. Relax on a screened porch or open sun deck off Master. In-ground pool, 2 car detached garage with attached pool house with a full bath. In-law Suite or Teenager Suite on the 3rd floor. Large kitchen with eat in area. Sits on a lot that backs to Stearns Creek tidal water with deep water access via the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River. Close to schools, shopping, dining and Restaurants. Private location with trees fronting street, private drive takes you to Circular Drive way with complete Privacy. Price includes home and the 3 sub-divided lots totaling 4.9 acres. Keep it all or sell off lots.
Choose finishings! New construction on the water. 2 master suites, cathedral ceilings, multiple decks overlooking water. Grandview Nature Preserve, beach access & boat/jet ski ramp down the street. 3 car garage w/storage. Pictures of inside are another property 1408 Lighthouse Rd. by builder.
Deep, deep water access at all times.126ft of water front with bulkhead w/walk way.14,000 lb boat lift, 6 ft of water. Low tide dock can hold 54′ boat. Prior approval for pool & large shed, New roof, 165 mile an hour hurricane windows. Powder coated metal trim. 2013 crawl space redone. 2 zone central air. 3 zone heat, new siding. 2 masters 1 up and 1 down. New deck original hardwood floors downstairs. Sunroom w/great water views. Huge lot, Best of all No flood zone! One of the most sought out areas in Virginia Beach. Sq ft per owner addition added.
Welcome to your Oasis as Palm trees line the front of your home! Custom built home by Charlie Anderson. This fabulous home is meant for entertaining! Whether it is by the pool, on your private dock, on your wave runners or boat, or around your fire pit, your family and guests will be constantly entertained. Head inside to a sprawling kitchen with open floor plan which includes: granite counters, high end appliances, wine cooler, custom cabinets and bar stools for 6 guests. Custom Media and game room has a real bar that will keep your guests entertained after a great meal. Huge downstairs master suite with huge master bath, upscale tile and jetted tub! The 5000 sq feet home allows plenty of room for extended family and guests. Boat ramp. Schedule your appointment Today!
Always wanted to live on the water? Fish from your own back yard? This is it! Well maintained 3 bed 2 bath brick ranch with water views from nearly every room. Grill & Relax on multi-level deck. Upgraded Custom Kitchen. New Roof! Attached Garage.