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 NorthumberlandKilmarnock, 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

  • Aerial view of this well-kept home

  • 3' MLW pier with jet ski lift


Cralle Cove Residence


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.

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  • Driveway and Front View of the property

  • Looking out onto the pier and creek from the shore


Mariners Delight on Indian Creek


Indian Creek, Northumberland | Waterfront Neena Rodgers, Agent

Mariners Delight on Indian Creek, located just off the Chesapeake Bay has 5' MLW on a protected cove and is just outside Kilmarnock. Spacious custom home with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and wonderful open spaces.

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Tipers Circle Traditional


Tipers Creek, Northumberland | Waterfront David & Katie Horsley Dew, Agents

Tipers Circle Traditional is just off the Great Wicomico River and has 6' MLW at the boat house, heated pool, and gorgeous views inside and out! First Floor Master Suite, updated Kitchen and many more fabulous features.

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Mallard Bay Custom Home


Flyway Lake, Northumberland | Waterfront Jessica Bell, Agent

Mallard Bay Custom Home is located on a tranquil lake setting in Heathsville featuring an open floor plan, updated kitchen, first floor master, and great community amenities.

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  • Charming front view of the Church Street Cottage

  • Wonderfully updated kitchen


Church Street Cottage


Northumberland | Inland Hunter Law, Agent

Church Street Cottage is located in the town of Kilmarnock. Recently updated, this home offers an open floor plan with a large living area, new kitchen, master suite, guest bedroom & guest bathroom. There is an additional room that could easily be used as a bedroom or an office/study. The home offers hardwood floors, barn style doors, heat pump, new roof and updated windows.

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