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Isn’t it time you had a home at the beach?

01 Jan

Sipping your morning coffee, reading the paper while enjoying the relaxing scent of the sea just steps away, is the ultimate way to start any day. The complexity of doing so is simply the distance one must travel to feel this exhilarating experience for even a weekend.

The solution is traveling only 55 minutes from La Guardia or Newark to Virginia Beach, Virginia, a unique resort city on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and the majestic Chesapeake Bay. If you chose to drive, it is approximately 6 hours and most of that highway is Route 13 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with little traffic compared to Route 95. So close, you could visit weekly!

 After breakfast on the deck, prepare to shop at some of the finest and unique boutiques, all just one mile from the ocean. If you plan to entertain tonight, there are a host of fine gourmet grocery stores and butcher shops. If an evening out is your agenda, consider The Sandler Center for Performing Arts, The Contemporary Museum of Art, The Harrison Opera House,  The Chrysler Museum and many very fine dining establishments .Even selecting the Williamsburg Inn for dinner is only 45 minutes away.

Having my early childhood roots in New York, I relocated to Virginia Beach  with my parents, who became avid developers of real estate in this market.  I cherish those special childhood memories swimming and boating every day. Spending most of my career traveling all over the country, I often considered moving, but always came back to the simple conclusion that there is not a city in this country that offers the ocean and the bay and yet is so close to New York and Washington.

Just last weekend, I had the pleasure of entertaining a young couple now living in New York during her medical residency.  We spent several hours on my waterfront deck. I watched their faces transform as the overwhelming fragrance of the sea swept into their souls and relaxed all their cares away. We were patiently awaiting the sunset that soon hovered over the lights of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel stretching 17 miles across the bay. The white lights are affectionately referred to as “the string of pearls”. It makes an evening magical!

 

A city for all seasons, you will certainly enjoy the festivals here 8 months of the year. Temperatures are moderate year round so almost any sport such as golf and tennis are available and comfortable at least 40 weeks a year.   

When you decide that Virginia Beach might just have met your criteria for a second home, you will be astonished at the very reasonable prices for real estate by the seashore.