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!
This Transitional Style Home Features An Expansive Master Bedroom, Bathroom And Walk In Closet Suite. Including Separate Garden Tub And Shower With Double Vanity. New Laminate Hardwood Floors And Carpet Throughout The Home With Updated Bathrooms U...
1508 Duke Of Windsor Rd, Virginia Beach, VA - $2,895,000
Don't Miss This Magnificent Deep Waterfront Estate On A Private Peninsula Overlooking Linkhorn Bay. This Gorgeous Home Won National House Of The Year For Design By Gene Roebuck. The Long Private Paved Driveway Weaves Up To This 7,300 Sq Ft Resid...
Lakefront 4 Bedroom Beautifully Landscaped Corner Lot. Original Owners. Master Bedroom Features A Fireplace. The Family Room Features A Gas Fireplace. Almost Half An Acre Lot (21,483). Great Neck Schools.
1905 Thomas Bishop Ln, Virginia Beach, VA - $449,000
Charming Brick And Vinyl Sided Traditional Ranch. A Pure Delight For Someone Looking For A Well Maintained Home Close To Tennis Or For Their Children To Walk To Elementary And Middle School. Many Updates And Improvements Include Granite In Kitc...
You Must See This Stunning, Professional Complete Remodel Of This 1963 Ranch Home In Desirable Alanton. Now Consisting Of Over 3700 Sq Ft Of Living Space, This Home Provides The Open Concept Living, Dining, Entertaining And Kitchen Spaces You Wan...
Great Family Home That Is Move-in Ready In Sought-after Great Neck Neighborhood Considered By Many To Be The Best Area Of Virginia Beach Because Of Award Winning Schools, Close To Beaches, Shopping, Dining, Hospital, Doctors And Military Bases. Q...
Wonderful Home In Great Neck ! Offers : Nice Front Porch, 2 Living Areas, Large Dining Room, Spacious Kitchen, Large Deck, Room Over Garage That Can Be 4th Bedroom, Office Or Flex Room, Very Large Master Suite With Enough Room For Office Or Workou...
2200 N Wolfsnare Dr, Virginia Beach, VA - $399,900
Located Near The Heart Of Great Neck, This Well-maintained, Sprawling Brick Ranch Is A Gardener's, Entertainer's And Sun Lovers Dream-come-true! Situated On A Large .28 Acre Lot With An In-ground Pool And Sunroom, You Can Soak Up The Days Of Summe...
1005 Autumn Woods Ln, Virginia Beach, VA - $115,000
Beautiful Condo In The Heart Of Great Neck In The Great Neck Villas Community Has Cathedral Ceiling And Open Floor Plan. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Large Eat In Kitchen, European Balcony Overlooking The Pond And Fountain. Both The Great Room And The M...
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!