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The Ghent Neighborhood

Ghent: The HagueGhent is a fantastic area! There is always something happening here! On the South end, the Hague is a picturesque body of water with an arching land mass with high end homes lining the shore. The Hague also provides an unobstructed, beautiful view of the Chrysler Museum. Monticello Ave runs the length of the eastern side. The North end of the neighborhood has some interesting boundaries.  23rd street is listed on Google as the last street included in Ghent. There’s Jeff Robertson Park, Weyanoke Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary, Lambert’s Creek and the Mallory Country Club. Access to Interstate 264 is going to be straight down Brambleton Ave. Locals will know to turn right onto Waterside Drive which also heads right out to I264. Trying to head North to Interstate 64 or 564? Your best option is to head up Granby to one of the many entrances. Trying to get to Naval Station Norfolk? Head right on up Hampton Boulevard.

Button with Click here to see homes in this neighborhoodThe Weyanoke Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1979 when Audubon members noticed a Purple Gallinule on the land. This was such a super rare visitor to our area, the Norfolk and Southern Railroad gave the land to the Cape Henry Audubon Society. Many birds frequent the park because it’s neighbor, Lamberts Creek is a wonderful place for them to feed. Ghent is park-rich with Jeff Robertson Park, Westover Memorial Park, Graydon Park, Redgate Playground, Yellow Fever Park, Greenway Court Park, Medical Center Park, EVMS Greenspace,  Raleigh Avenue Playground, Riverside Park, Beechwood Park, Botetourt Gardens, Ghent Dog Park, Van Wyck Mews, and Olney Road Park. The residence of Ghent are serious about their parks!

Front of Fairgrounds Coffee in GhentAll of the coolest, hippest businesses are in the area. There’s several Starbucks of course. If you like independent coffeehouses, Fairgrounds coffee is on Colley Ave. Shopping is eclectic. Enjoy large grocery stores, Harris Teeter, Farm Fresh and Fresh Market.  Colley avenue has the Naro Cinema. They play a mix of independent films and oldies. The Ghent neighborhood has plenty to offer in the way of restaurants! There’s Chipotles, YNot, No Frill Bar & Grill, Noodles and Company, Kelly’s Tavern, IHOP, The Skinny Dip, Luna Maya, Papa John’s, Subway, 7-Eleven, Chanellos. Don’t forget about The Taphouse, Red Dog Saloon, Colley Cantina, Peck and Pour, Norfolk Coffee and Tea Company and Doumars! Doumars is a local landmark that has been around since 1904 known for its barbecue and ice cream cones!

Interested in health spots? You are in luck! There is One Life Fitness, Hot House Yoga, The Space Above Yoga Center, Meyer Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Applied Movements, The Yoga Room, The House of Muay Thai International, and Dumbbells Personal Training. Ghent feels like a little bit of a Northern Virginia lifestyle here in Norfolk!

The schools for the area are W.H. Taylor Elementary SchoolBlair Middle School, and Granby High School. Old Dominion University is quite close by. That opens up a bunch more opportunities for food and nightlife. Ghent is a popular neighborhood with alumni and professors!

Panorama of Ghent, Houses in Norfolk

At the time of this article, the median home in Ghent is $297,500 with the low end coming in at at $52,000 and the high end coming in at $900,000. So there’s a home for everyone in Ghent! Average days on market is 84 days, almost 3 months. It is very hard to nail down a type of home in Ghent. Square footage ranges from 500 sqft to over 9000 sqft. There are homes from the early 1800s to 2015. There are attached home and detached homes. There are homes from 1 bedroom to 7 bedrooms. My best advice is to take a look at Ghent and see if you like the area. Then we can find you something that meets your needs!

I would love to show you more about this neighborhood! I can get you in to see any of the homes for sale here. I can call the listing agent and schedule a showing for you. And I can help you negotiate your price and terms! If you would like more information, please fill out the form on the right and let’s get started!

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Chatham Hall Homes For Sale

Chatham Hall Homes For Sale
Chatham Hall Homes For Sale

Looking to move to the Chatham Hall area in Virginia Beach? Excellent! Here are the Chatham Hall homes for sale!

Chatham Hall is an wonderfully located neighborhood near Kempsville Road and Providence Road. The builder of the neighborhood definitely filled each lot with as much house as would fit. Shopping is nice. Many shops including department stores and grocery stores are a short walk away. Fairfield Shopping Center and  Providence Square Shopping Center are just North. Interstate 264 and Interstate 64 are both about 5 minutes away. Nearby neighborhoods are Fairfield, Bellamy and Indian Lakes. Homes in the area are in the Tallwood High School Zone.

Search for homes buttonWe have a page with all the homes for sale in Chatham Hall. Click on this button to see everything currently listed there.  When you find a home you would like to see, please let me know! Call (757)589-1237 and I will arrange a showing! Or, on the property, complete the Find Out More form and click submit. I will get information to you right away!

The Castleton Neighborhood

Castleton Homes For Sale
Castleton Homes For Sale

Looking to move to the Castleton Area in Virginia Beach? Take a look! Here are the Castleton homes for sale!

Castleton is an affluent neighborhood south of London Bridge Road and NAS Oceana. The neighborhood is filled with luxury homes. The neighborhood is so very clean. You will see what we mean if you drive it’s neatly arranged streets. The homes are rather large 2-story properties. The oldest homes in the neighborhood were built in 1997. Plenty of the houses have pools. Many of the homes are waterfront along several small lakes. Shopping is quite amazing. Landstown Commons is a beautiful shopping center a short drive to the East with over 60 excellent stores. Nearby points of interest are Sentara Medical CenterVirginia Beach Sportsplex, Old Dominion University’s Virginia Beach Center, Virginia Beach’s Municipal CenterVirginia Beach National Golf Club, and the Virginia Beach Amphitheater. Nearby neighborhoods include Prince George Estates, Holland Pines and Ocean Lakes. Students in Castleton go to the Landstown school system in Virginia Beach.

Search for homes buttonWe have a page with all the homes for sale in Castleton. Click on this button to see everything currently listed there.  When you find a home you would like to see, please let me know! Call (757)589-1237 and I will arrange a showing! Or, on the property, complete the Find Out More form and click submit. I will get information to you right away!

The Chancellor Walk Condos Neighborhood

Chancellor Walk Homes For Sale
Chancellor Walk Homes For Sale

Looking to find a Chancellor Walk condo in Virginia Beach? What a great neighborhood! Here are the Chancellor Walk condos for sale!

Chancellor Walk is an extra nice set of condos North of Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. It’s actually within walking distance to the entire Sentara campus. The neighborhood is in between Deary Cove and First Colonial Road. Interstate 264 is right down the road. To the South is NAS Oceana. Shopping is everywhere. Just to the southeast is one of the most heavily populated shopping areas in Virginia Beach. And it is quite close to the beach! There is definitely plenty of family fun and nightlife in the area. Close neighborhoods are Alanton, Linkhorn and Linlier. Homes in the area are in the First Colonial high school zone.

Search for homes buttonWe have a page with all the homes for sale in Chancellor Walk. Click on this button to see everything currently listed there.  When you find a home you would like to see, please let me know! Call (757)589-1237 and I will arrange a showing! Or, on the property, complete the Find Out More form and click submit. I will get information to you right away!

The Charlestowne Neighborhood

Charlestowne Homes For Sale
Charlestowne Homes For Sale

Looking to move to the Charlestowne Area in Virginia Beach? Super area! There are a lot of nice homes here. Check out the Charlestowne homes for sale!

The area we are referring to as Charlestowne includes the neighborhoods, Charlestowne, Charlestowne Lakes, Charlestowne Lakes South and Charlestowne Woods. The area is near the Indian River entrance to Interstate 64. It sits right on Woods Corner.Charlestown Lakes Athletic Complex is here as well as Stumpy Lake Country Club. Shopping is amazing! Woods Corner Shopping Center is on the corner of Kempsville Road and Centerville Turnpike. The area is a short drive down Volvo Parkway away from Greenbrier Mall. Nearby neighborhoods include Alexandria, Brigadoon and Brandon. Students in this area attend Tallwood High School.

Search for homes buttonWe have a page with all the homes for sale in Charlestowne. Click on this button to see everything currently listed there.  When you find a home you would like to see, please let me know! Call (757)589-1237 and I will arrange a showing! Or, on the property, complete the Find Out More form and click submit. I will get information to you right away!

Larchmont Homes For Sale

LarchmontLarchmontRoad01.jpg 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!

ClickSeeButton.pngBluestone 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!ForemanField01.jpg
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. LarchmontWater01.jpgBe 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!

ODU01.jpgAt 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.

I would love to show you more about this neighborhood! I can get you in to see any of the homes for sale here. I can call the listing agent and schedule a showing for you. And I can help you negotiate your price and terms! If you would like more information, please fill out the form on the right and let’s get started!

The Ashville Park Neighborhood

Ashville Park Homes For Sale
Ashville Park Homes For Sale

Looking to move to the Ashville Park Area in Virginia Beach? Asheville Park is a great new neighborhood south of Oceana Naval Air Station.

The neighborhood is near Heron Ridge Golf Club and Sandbridge Road. This is a very very nice neighborhood, but you will have quite a commute to an interstate. However, you will have quick access to Fentress Airfield. Shopping is fantastic! At nearby Red Mill Commons there are tons of restaurants. There are several banks, fast food establishments, clothing stores, a Walmart, and several specialty stores. Ashville Park is near Red Mill, Pungo and Blackwater. This area goes to Kellam High School. Here are the Ashville Park homes for sale!

Search for homes buttonWe have a page with all the homes for sale in Ashville Park. Click on this button to see everything currently listed there.  When you find a home you would like to see, please let me know! Call (757)589-1237 and I will arrange a showing! Or, on the property, complete the Find Out More form and click submit. I will get information to you right away!

The Chesopeian Colony Neighborhood

Chesopeian Colony Homes For Sale
Chesopeian Colony Homes For Sale

Looking to move to the Chesopeian Colony neighborhood in Virginia Beach? This is a premium location! Here are the Chesopeian Colony homes for sale!

Chesopeian Colony is a very desirable neighborhood located North of Virginia Beach Blvd at Lynnhaven Parkway. It is surrounded on 3 sides by tributaries of the Lynnhaven Bay. It has once entrance on Lynnhaven Parkway. Most of the homes were built in the late 50s to the 70s, although several new homes exist. For the most part, they are around 2000 square feet or more. The new homes are considerably larger. Many premium waterfront homes line the shore! Nearby shopping is fantastic! Several shops are located extremely close, but Lynnhaven Mall is a very short drive to the South.Interstate 264 is less than a minute away. Waterfront properties will enjoy a straight shot North through Lesner Bridge to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean via boat. Nearby neighborhood include London Bridge, Point Of Woods and Princess Anne Plaza. The area is served by Cox High School.

Search for homes buttonWe have a page with all the homes for sale in Chesopeian Colony. Click on this button to see everything currently listed there.  When you find a home you would like to see, please let me know! Call (757)589-1237 and I will arrange a showing! Or, on the property, complete the Find Out More form and click submit. I will get information to you right away!

The Chesterfield Station Neighborhood

Chesterfield Station Homes For Sale
Chesterfield Station Homes For Sale

Looking for houses in the Chesterfield Station area in Virginia Beach? We can help! Here are the Chesterfield Station homes for sale!

Welcome to Chesterfield Station! What a great affordable way to get into the Hilltop area! This is a series of condos near Laskin Road and First Colonial Road. The whole neighborhood was built in the mid eighties. Insterstate 264 is about 1 minute away. Hilltop Shopping Center is right across the street. There are plenty of excellent dining establishments close by. There is a fair amount of nightlife in the area. neighborhoods in the area are Oceana Village, Oceana Gardens and Peppertree Condominiums. Condos in this area are in the First Colonial School Zone.

Search for homes buttonWe have a page with all the homes for sale in Chesterfield Station. Click on this button to see everything currently listed there.  When you find a home you would like to see, please let me know! Call (757)589-1237 and I will arrange a showing! Or, on the property, complete the Find Out More form and click submit. I will get information to you right away!

Social Medias Crucial For Selling Home Quickly And For More Money!

Selling your Virginia Beach Property for more money
Selling your Virginia Beach Property for more money

Hey there! Once again, I am Tom Taylor with VirginiaBeachResidence.com. I’m a Realtor® with Exit Realty Central. I wanted to let you know what we do, here, at Exit Realty Central, to put your house all over the Internet, because 92% of people are looking online for their next home!

We put your property on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Stumble Upon, Craigslist, and several blogs. We are getting as many buyers interested in your property as possible. That gives you a choice of offers with varying offer amounts (The Money). It lets us get you better terms and conditions. Believe us, that is important. It lets us get your property in a shorter amount of time. You’re paying that mortgage. That’s money down the drain, especially if you’re not going to be in the home while you’re selling it. We want to go ahead and get rid of that mortgage because that is going to save you thousands of dollars.

Real Estate Virtual Tours
Real Estate Virtual Tours

Regular agents all put your home in the Multiple Listing service. They put a sign up. The put it on Realtor.Com and Zillow and Trulia. Give me a call if you would like to see how I differentiate myself when selling your home. Come take a look! We have some very cool and effective ways to get you a bunch of buyers! We have eListings. We have virtual tours that are really nice. I go over and above when creating a virtual tour for your property. I am accomplished at taking pictures that frame your house in the best light.

Please call me at (757)589-1237 and let me show you why we get more buyers for you, which translates into more money in your pocket and a quicker sale, to help you get on to your next step, whatever that may be!