Northumberland County lies on the Chesapeake Bay and is just across the Potomac River from Maryland. The abundance of waterways, laid-back lifestyle, and temperate climate have made it one of Virginia’s leading retirement and vacation communities. Northumberland comprises 286 square miles, with 94 square miles of water, and a population of approximately 12,400. Northumberland is home to some charming towns. The town of Reedville is rich in maritime history and home to the Chesapeake Bay Menhaden Fleet. There is abundant shopping and dining in the town of Kilmarnock, which stretches from the edge of Northumberland into Lancaster County. Located just outside of Kilmarnock in Northumberland County is Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club with an 18-hole golf course, social activities, yacht club, indoor/outdoor tennis and more (membership required). Northumberland’s greatest asset is its waterfront, with miles of bay and river frontage, fishing charters and tournaments, cruises to Tangier, and ideal areas for water sports, kayaking, and taking in the sights and sounds of nature.
At the time of English settlement around 1635, the area was inhabited by the Native American Wicomico and Chickacoan tribes. In 1648, this “Mother County of the Northern Neck” was organized and named after County Northumberland, England. The county seat is Heathsville, with its historic district, Colonial-era Hughlett’s Tavern. For some delightful places to visit, check out Good Luck Cellars and Ditchley Cider Works.
Come to Northumberland… a great place to visit, a great place to call home.
Areas in Northumberland: Kilmarnock, Burgess, Callao, Heathsville, Lottsburg, Reedville, Wicomico Church
Bodies of Water: Chesapeake Bay, Ingram Bay, Potomac River, Great Wicomico River, Cockrell Creek, Dividing Creek, Indian Creek, Mill Creek, Tipers Creek
Northumberland | Inland David & Katie Horsley Dew, Agents
Courthouse Ranch is a completely remodeled, four bedroom home! All brick, one floor living with an acre of land. Looking for a starter home, retirement, or simply downsizing? This is perfect. Would make a great rental too!
Balls Creek, Northumberland | Waterfront David & Katie Horsley Dew, Agents
Heron Point, an exceptional custom estate with 10,000 sq. ft. main residence, 2300 sq. ft. Guest House, Pool, boat house, all located on a private 6+ acre parcel.
Cockrell Creek, Northumberland | Waterfront Hunter Law, Agent
Cockrell Creek Ranch is a lovely 2040 Sq. Ft. home featuring 145' of waterfront on Cockrell Creek with expansive water views & a large Boathouse. Just a short boat ride to the Chesapeake Bay & no flood insurance required!
Great Wicomico River, Northumberland | Waterfront Andrea Holt, Agent
Heron Court Custom Home is a like-new waterfront home on Bush Mill Stream where it meets the Great Wicomico River. Built in 2005 on close to 3 acres with an in-ground swimming pool and pier with boat lift.
Hack Creek, Northumberland | Waterfront Neena Rodgers & Sandra Lent, Agents
Windsong is an exceptional home on a +2 acre point fronting on Hack Creek off the Potomac River. Masterfully designed to capture views from all rooms, the home features open living spaces, gourmet kitchen, sunroom, screened porch, & MORE!
Coan River, Northumberland | Waterfront David & Katie Horsley Dew, Agents
Point of View has it all! 7' MLW at pier with multiple lifts, sand beach with a fire pit, awesome entertaining decks and outdoor kitchen, plus a stunning interior with 4 bedrooms and basement. A Must See!
Coan River, Northumberland | Waterfront Bobby Wheeler, Agent
Cralle Cove Residence....What a view! Coan River frontage just a short run to the Potomac River. 3' MLW pier with power and water, plus a jet ski lift. Lovingly maintained brick home with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, fireplace, screened porch, and oversized garage with storage.
Great Wicomico River, Northumberland | Waterfront, Land Diana Wolfson, Agent
Mallard Bay Lot is a beautiful 1.4 acre lot high above the Great Wicomico River and is ready for you to build your new home! Located in Mallard Bay Subdivision