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


Courthouse Ranch


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!

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Heron Point


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.

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Heron Court Custom Home


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.

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  • 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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