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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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Jeanne Drive Residence

$279,000

Gloucester | Inland Neena Rodgers & McKann Payne, Agents

Meticulously maintained home with open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, bonus room, new deck with pergola, and fenced back yard. Convenient to Gloucester restaurants and shopping.

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  • Ample front yard is nicely landscaped

  • Living room addition has cathedral ceiling

Reduced

Harcum Road Sanctuary

$475,000

Gloucester | Inland Bernadette La Casse, Agent

This private sanctuary on Harcum Road is just minutes from Gloucester, Mathews, or Middlesex! The 1.5 acre property includes a spacious four bedroom home with attached in-law suite, an ultimate "man cave" oversized garage, above ground pool, barn and storage sheds. Deep Point public boat ramp on the Piankatank River is only a mile away.

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  • Lovely plantation-style home with quality construction

  • Several majestic oaks adorn the property

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Waverley Lane Residence

$660,000

North River, Gloucester | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse & Rosemary Griffith, Agents

Waverley Lane Residence is for the discerning waterfront buyer . . . 3' MLW pier on the North River with quick Mobjack Bay access and over 3 acres in an area of historic estates. Plantation-style home with quality construction, attention to detail, and exceptional finishes.

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  • Windows on the water for glorious views!

  • Aerial view across the North River

Pending

Ware Neck Lighthouse

$875,000

North River, Gloucester | Waterfront Neena Rodgers, Agent

Ware Neck Lighthouse is a newly constructed, custom built home located on the North River looking out to wide views of Mobjack Bay. Featuring post and beam construction, the home is built on a galvanized steel piling foundation and designed to withstand any weather it may encounter. Truly a one-of-a-kind home, definitely a "must see"!

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  • Good overview of the property and note its proximity to the Piankatank River

  • Front view of the home and circular driveway.

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Dancing Creek Residence

$898,000

Dancing Creek, Gloucester | Waterfront Neena Rodgers & Hunter Sledd, Agents

Wonderful Southern Living design makes this a great year-round or vacation home. Private 12 acre point with 1500' on Dancing Creek just off the Piankatank River, 5-6' MLW pier, boat lift, Gunite pool, detached garage with guest suite.

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