Great Neck - Virginia Beach Neighborhoods
Great Neck is a peninsula right in the middle of the northern half of Virginia Beach. If your budget is over about $400,000 Great Neck will be a strong candidate for your choice of neighborhoods in Virginia Beach. The schools are very strong and the commute is short to the Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic beaches, the highway, and Whole Foods (or Kroger, Farm Fresh, or any of the seemingly endless supply of restaurants and bars).
Lots of restaurants in Great Neck
While very similar to Little Neck in size (the peninsula next door), Great Neck is different in that Great Neck Road provides access from the I-264 straight up to Shore Drive. Little Neck is also a fantastic place to live, but there is no bridge at the top like in Great Neck. It takes about 10 minutes to drive from The Hilltop Shopping Center at the bottom of Great Neck to Shore Drive and the beaches at the top. You will find grocery stores at the top, middle, and bottom of Great Neck. There’s a hospital, Cox and First Colonial High Schools, Cape Henry Collegiate, the Great Neck Recreation Center, a YMCA, a Whole Foods (think I mentioned that already, but it’s worth repeating), Trader Joes, Fresh Market, Total Wine, Petsmart, Target, and a ton of unique eateries. Some of my favorites include Havanas, The Coastal Grill, Burtons, Cobalt Grille, and O’Yummy Sushi! There are many others. I really can’t stress enough how many great restaurants there are within about 5 minutes from the center of Great Neck.
Great Neck Neighborhoods
Great Neck sounds busy, right? Only if you want it to be. Like a great floor plan, there are neighborhoods, like rooms, tucked away off the main traffic area. Alanton, Brighton on the Bay, Laurel Cove, The Reserve, Broad Bay Point Greens, Chelsea, etc. All of them great neighborhoods. Great Neck is full of established neighborhoods and mature trees, similar to Little Neck. There is so much waterfront property here that nearly every neighborhood has some. You may not live in a two million dollar home, but there is a good chance that you’ll find one within walking distance.
Great Neck, Great People
Who lives in Great Neck? Everybody. But this is the high rent district of Virginia Beach. The entry level for many of the neighborhoods is above $500,000. You can find more affordable homes, but it is likely they will need some work. As a result, you won’t find many young first time home buyers in Great Neck. However, neighborhoods like Alanton are teaming with kids. If you drive the streets of Great Neck in the late afternoon, you have to dodge the strollers, bikers and joggers. The neighborhood parks and pools are social gathering places. The residents are well educated. Great Neck is where you will find one of the highest concentration of great neighborhoods and high wage earners in Virginia Beach.
Check out the pictures above and the homes for sale below to give you a better idea of whether or not Great Neck is right for you. As always, you won’t know for sure until you do your research, pick up your phone to call me, and come to visit and go house hunting!
Great Neck, Virginia Beach Home Search
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The northeast portion of the city is what Virginia Beach is all about. If you live in Virginia Beach long enough, it is likely that you will end up in one of theseneighborhoods. The homes are pricier, there is no question about that, but you get a lot for your money.
Stability – This area is completely developed. There are no open fields so there is nowhere for a developer to come in and build 100’s of new homes.
Oceanfront – The Atlantic Ocean is across the street, in your backyard if you’re lucky.
Chesapeake Bay – All along Shore Drive you have homes close to the bay and Seashore State Park.
Lynnhaven River, Broad Bay, Linkhorn Bay – There is so much waterfront property here that nearly every neighborhood has some. You may not live in a two million dollar home, but there is a good chance that you’ll find one within walking distance.
Boating – If you live on the water, great! You can dock your boat in your backyard. If not, many neighborhoods have boat ramps and you can always rent a spot at the Boatel or Marina shores. It’s affordable and very convenient.
Great Schools – Cox and First Colonial are the best high schools in VirginiaBeach. Cape Henry is a highly regarded private school right next door to First Colonial.
Centrally located – There are tons of restaurants and shopping areas, recreation centers and beaches, great schools and great neighborhoods.
Making the decision on where to live can be overwhelming. While you can look at homes for sale online, you can’t get the feel of a neighborhood until you actually experience it. I’m more than happy to spend a day with you house hunting and touring the best neighborhoods in Virginia Beach. It’s a lot more fun than searching online and you might find exactly what you are looking for!