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Homearama returns to Norfolk’s East Beach neighborhood

While plans are underway for the May 2012 Homerama at Culpepper Landing in Chesapeake , it’s back to the beach – Norfolk’s East Beach community that is – for the TBA ( Tidewater Builders Association)  Fall Homearama 2012 showcase of fully furnished and landscaped homes.

The event, set for Oct.13-28, 2012 will mark an unprecedented third time Homearama has visited the award-winning coastal community known for its porches, bay front greens, linear parks, winding, pedestrian friendly streets and sidewalks and other elements of a traditional neighborhood development. Up to 25 lots are available for builders interested in participating, including several bay front lots.

street viewThe first streetscape in the neighborhood was created for Homearama 2004, after the city of Norfolk and the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority cleared the blighted area. East Beach is a public-private initiative that includes the city of Norfolk, the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority and East Beach Co. LLC.
Six years later, with more than 250 families making it home, the community was host to Homearama 2010, featuring nine homes, plus condominiums at The Villas at East Beach.
TBA President Sam Cohen built in the 2004 event and also plans to build a Homearama home this fall. “East Beach has so many attractive characteristics going for it that it has become the address to have in Norfolk,” said Cohen. “Not only was it designed to be one of the premier walking communities on the East Coast, it features amazing attention to detail on the exterior of each one of these houses, the bayfront club where one of the best lots on the site was preserved for the residents to enjoy, and of course, the Chesapeake Bay as your backyard.”

view all homes for sale in this neighborhoodThe Homearama site represents the next to last phase of purely residential development being planned in the neighborhood, which is designed as a mixed-use community with commercial amenities in the mix, according to Bart Frye, managing partner for East Beach Company, LLC.

“We were very pleased with the success of the 2010 Homearama and we welcome the opportunity to showcase the bay front district of East Beach,” said Frye. “We also hope to feature scattered coastal style homes throughout the neighborhood to give potential buyers a chance to see a variety of products available in East Beach.”

East Beach is situated on 100 acres along the Chesapeake Bay. The master plan for this $500 million development includes a minimum of 700 residences, neighborhood restaurants, boutique shops, a Bay Front Club, unique parks and public places, as well as business offices.

 

Directions

Directions to East Beach: East Beach is located in Norfolk off of Shore Drive.

From downtown Norfolk and Portsmouth
Take Interstate 264 East.Exit on Interstate 64 West, toward Richmond.
Take the next exit, US Route 13 North, toward the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
Turn left on Diamond Springs Road; Turn left on Shore Drive (US Route 60 West)
After crossing bridge over Little Creek, East Beach will be on the right.

From Richmond, Newport News, and Hampton – Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel
Take Interstate 64 East through the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel
Take the US-60/4th View St. exit – Exit 273 toward Ocean View
Turn left onto US-60/4th View St.
Turn right onto W. Ocean View Ave/US 60/VA168
Turn Slight right onto US-60 E/W. Ocean View Ave
Stay straight to go onto US-60/ W. Ocean View Ave. Continue to follow US-60
East Beach will be on the left.

From the Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Take Shore Drive (US Route 60 West)
After crossing the bridge over Little Creek, East Beach will be on the right.

East beach Norfolk Va location

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