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Gloucester is a diverse county, with lovely waterfront, rural farmlands, and all the conveniences you need along the Route 17 corridor.  It covers 288 square miles, with 70 square miles of water.  The current population is approximately 36,000.  Located on the Chesapeake Bay, Gloucester has five rivers – the North, Ware, Severn, York, and Piankatank.  These wonderful waterways offer terrific fishing, boating, kayaking, and are home to many vacation cottages as well as prestigious estates.

Founded in 1651 in the Virginia Colony, Gloucester was named for Henry Stuart, Duke of Gloucester.  Its history can be traced to pre-Colonial times, when it was the home to many Native American tribes, including the Powhatans. Farming was essential to the Colonial economy, and many 17th and 18th century plantations have been lovingly preserved.  Historic sites include Dr. Walter Reed’s birthplace, Ware and Abingdon Churches, and the Colonial Court Circle.

Known as the daffodil capital of the world, Gloucester farmers grow and ship massive numbers of the spring flower, with the Daffodil Festival being held at the height of daffodil season.  Another local festival is the annual Guinea Jubilee held each September, which honors the county’s watermen and seafood industry.

Gloucester’s close proximity to the Hampton Roads area makes it a desirable community for those who commute to jobs in the city.  The public school system includes five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school.  Health care is readily available at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, as well as many medical offices and urgent care locations.

There are great shopping opportunities in Gloucester, from well-known retail stores to one-of-a-kind antique and gift shops.  Main Street is a treasure trove of unique shops, and restaurants offer everything from fine dining to ethnic specialties.

“The land of the life worth living”… an appropriate motto for Gloucester County.

Areas in Gloucester: Gloucester Courthouse, Gloucester Point, Hayes, Dutton, Woods Cross Roads, Bena, Achilles, Bellamy, Belroi, Clay Bank, Glass, Glenns, Harcum, Severn, Ware Neck, White Marsh

Bodies of Water: Chesapeake Bay, Piankatank River, Severn River, York River, Ware River, North River, Aberdeen Creek, Back Creek, Cedar Bush Creek, Dancing Creek, Ferry Creek, Timberneck Creek, Sarah Creek, Vaughan Creek

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Coastal Cool on the Piankatank

$314,000

Piankatank River, Gloucester | Waterfront Diana Wolfson, Agent

Coastal Cool on the Piankatank River is the perfect place for your weekend getaway! With wide river views, the property has its own pier with boat lift, and there's a community boat ramp.

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Burke’s Pond Ranch

$300,500

Burkes Pond, Gloucester | Waterfront , Agent

Enjoy the serenity of this privately located home fronting on Burke's Mill Pond. The home is meticulously kept and offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen with new cabinets and granite counters, spacious living room with gas fireplace, dining room, and pool with surrounding deck.

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  • Gorgeous aerial view of the stunning Piankatank River contemporary home

  • Expansive aerial view of the pristine Piankatank River

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Piankatank River Contemporary

$849,950

Piankatank River, Gloucester | Waterfront Neena Rodgers, Agent

Designed for entertaining inside and out with panoramic views on the Piankatank River with expansive decking, screen porch and custom, elegant four bedroom home overlooking the Piankatank Golf Course.

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  • What a lovely setting on a peninsula with water on 3 sides

  • Just a short boat ride from Back Creek to historic North River

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Quailfield

$999,500

Back Creek, Gloucester | Waterfront Neena Rodgers & Bernadette La Casse, Agents

Quailfield has so much to offer! Glistening water views on a 7 acre peninsula and just a few seconds by boat to the historic North River! This wonderful one level home has a great flow from room to room with a huge kitchen, the perfect gathering place for friends and family. There are 2 large central wood burning fireplaces, gorgeous hardwood floors, high ceilings, crown moldings, plus completely updated bathrooms and kitchen. In addition to the 4277 sq. ft. main home is a 1200 sq. ft. guest/caretakers house with a large eat-in kitchen, bedroom/sitting room and a full bathroom. For the discerning buyer, this property is a bargain, offering everything for full-time living or weekend escapes!  The Old World charm of the home carries over to the lovely gardens, fenced pastures, and scenic driveway creating a feeling of a real waterfront country estate, yet this prize Ware Neck location is only 10 minutes to charming Gloucester Court House. The Court House area boasts restaurants, retail shopping, Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot and Starbucks, all just minutes from Quailfield. Nearby airports in Williamsburg/Newport News, Richmond and Norfolk make traveling easy as well.  

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