Benefits of Living on the Virginia Eastern Shore

 

Why live on the Virginia Eastern Shore?

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First and foremost, it's a great quality place to live! It has hundreds of miles of shoreline, ocean resorts, farmland, forests, modest cities and small historic towns. rural townThe Eastern Shore is a fairly wide peninsula between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean and beach scenehas been "discovered" by retirees and now, most of the traditional downtowns are revitalized with quality specialty shops and restaurants.

The Eastern Shore is still largely a rural place and yet has many amazing and wonderful places to visit:

  • Chesapeake Arboretum - On the grounds of the farmhouse that serves as the Arboretum with theme gardens.
  • Old Cape Henry Lighthouse - Guards the entry into the Chesapeake Bay, near the spot where in 1607 Captain Newport raised a cross to offer thanks for their safe crossing of the Atlantic.
  • The Chesapeake Planetarium - The first planetarium constructed in Virginia by a public school system.
  • Barrier Islands Center - Buildings showcase the culture, history, community, and ecology of Virginia's Barrier Islands and the peoples who made them their home: Native Americans, farmers, watermen, hunting and fishing guides, storekeepers, hoteliers, and the Lighthouse and Lifesaving Service among others.beach scene2


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  • Spider's Explorer - Sail with Captain Spider and explore the waterways of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands.