North Virginia Beach
Croatan Beach is three quarters of a mile long and stretches from Rudee Inlet to Camp Pendleton. With 2 designated surfing areas (one at the north beginning at Rudee Inlet and one at the south at Camp Pendleton), it has long been a favorite of local surfers. Lifeguard services are now available for swimmers and surfers alike, and are situated along the entire beach front. This expanded coverage is due in part through an ATV vehicle donated by the residents of Croatan.
Because of the popularity of the beach, the City now operates a 500+ car parking lot year round at Camp Pendleton. To the immediate south of Croatan Beach, adjacent to the Municipal Parking Lot are two secure military bases - Camp Pendleton and the Dam Neck Amphibious Base.
Shadowlawn is located at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, and you often see people in this area walking or riding their bikes. It is in close proximity to many fabulous restaurants, bars, and the beach. There is a large variety of properties for sale in this area including small beach houses, condos, and luxury homes. Shadowlawn is the perfect place for beach lovers, foodies, and those who love to explore outdoors. It is a very popular neighborhood, and the locals are a close knit community.
One of the seven original boroughs created with the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia was formed in 1963. It is located in the North Central portion of the city.
This area was originally located at the mouth of the Lynnhaven Bay inlet. The name has changed over time. First known as Henry Towne, later Lynn Haven, Pleasure House Point, Bayville, and Chesapeake Beach.
The now, Borough of Lynnhaven is home to Lynnhaven Mall and its related shopping and dining options. Major employers within the area include Stihl and Naval Air Station Oceana and once included Lillian Vernon and the corporate headquarters of Home Quarters Warehouse, and Lynnhaven Marine the largest Watercraft Dealer in Virginia.
Kempsville real estate features many condominiums and row homes, and many feature off-street parking. Single-family homes are definitely available in Kempsville as well, though not quite as common. Property values are reasonable here, and the town is a good choice for people looking for convenient shopping and quick access to the Hampton Roads Beltway and Norfolk Virginia Beach Expressway.
Things to do:
- Mt. Trashmore Park was once a part of a landfill now boasts plenty of green space for the kids to run around. The park offers picnic shelters, volleyball courts, a skate park, outdoor fitness stations, fishing (a state license is required) and a playground.
- The new Kempsville Recreation Center opened in June 2017 and is an 87,116 square foot state-of-the-art facility.
- Nightlife is always in high gear, thanks to a variety of bars, pool halls and pubs available in town.
- For a fun day out of town, the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center is only a quick 15 minute drive away while Virginia Beach and all the resort town has to offer is only 6 miles away.
- Adam Keeling House
- Adam Thoroughgood House
- Atlantic Fun Park
- Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum
- Cape Henry Light
- Cape Henry Memorial
- Ferry Plantation House
- Francis Land House
- Lynnhaven House
- Military Aviation Museum
- Motor World
- Norwegian Lady Statues
- Ocean Breeze Water Park
- Old Coast Guard Station Museum
- Tidewater Arboretum
- Upper Wolfsnare
- Virginia Aquarium
- Virginia Beach Oceanfront
- Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art