One of the most important aspects of purchasing a newly constructed home is choosing the neighborhood. If you’re looking to up-size from your current home to a larger home, Suffolk is a place you should consider. You'll enjoy the small town, country charm, paired with big city amenities and activities, and you'll understand why, "It's a good time to be in Suffolk!"
If you’re wondering what makes Suffolk special, it’s a great place for military retirees to start their second career, because it’s home to major tech industry players including Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center.
According to Livability.com, "The median income in Suffolk, VA is $65,499 and the median home value is $235,300, which should give you a pretty good idea of its affordability." It's also a great place to retire to. In fact, 16 percent of Suffolk residents are military retirees, so you'll be in good company.
Now is the time to look at making a move to Suffolk. According to Zillow, the market temperature there is hot, even if the weather temperatures aren't! “Suffolk home values have gone up 8.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.1% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Suffolk is $126, which is lower than the Virginia Beach Metro average of $137.”
One example of a Suffolk community to check out is conveniently located less than a quarter mile off Highway 58, the homes of The Estates At Pitchkettle Farms. The community is located 5 minutes from Historic Downtown Suffolk, featuring new shops, hotels and restaurants, plus Suffolk's Cultural Arts Center and Constant's Wharf & Marina. There’s plenty to do here, which adds to the vacation-feel to the community. Enjoy fresh, local produce from the weekly Suffolk Farmer's Market at the Pavilion and check out the Suffolk Peanut Festival every October for more local food and fun!2018 marks the 41st anniversary of this beloved Virginia premier festival.
Everything you need is just minutes away! Nearby amenities include Sentara Obici Hospital, the YMCA, Nansemond River Golf Club, nine fishing stations, a tennis complex, and Meade Park. You can launch your boat at nearby Bennetts Creek Park or spend the day at Chuckatuck's Lone Star Lakes, a 1,063 acre wilderness park with 11 interconnected lakes for freshwater fishing, nature trails for hiking, picnic areas, a 4-mile horse trail for horseback riding, an archery field, and a large field for flying remote control airplanes.
Something to check out in this flourishing community is The Plaid Turnip. Known for its Southern-leaning menu and local art, The Plaid Turnip is located just 10 minutes east, on Main Street.
If smoked or grilled items are more your idea of restaurant fare, Mason’s Grill & Smokehouse is just minutes northeast of Pitchkettle Farms. Mason’s signature wing sauces and unique BBQ sauces, named after Suffolk villages, complement their various menu items.
Once you’re ready for your newly constructed home, and to get more information about new housing in Hampton Roads, contact Jimmy Reece, Director of New Homes & Development, at 757-572-4640 or JimmyReece@treg.com.