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& Middle Peninsula Real Estate

The office of Bay River Realty is located in Callao, VA, which is centrally located in Virginia’s historic Northern Neck Region. The Northern Neck is made up of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland Counties. Essex County is not technically part of the Northern Neck, but is located on the southern side of the Rappahannock River, and just a short drive from most areas of “the Neck.” The Northern Neck is surrounded by water on three sides. To the north is the Potomac River, to the east is the Chesapeake Bay, and to the south is the Rappahannock River. Each one of these major bodies of water has smaller rivers and creeks that feed into them. There are hundreds of miles of shoreline around the Northern Neck and just about every type and size of waterfront property you can imagine is offered for sale. Here you can enjoy freshwater and saltwater fishing, boating (sailing, power-boating, kayaking, or canoeing), crabbing, water-sports, and duck hunting. If the water lifestyle doesn’t excite you, don’t worry, there is also a fine selection of inland and country homes as well as homes in one of our small towns, farms, and undeveloped tracts of land. Deer and turkey hunting are also popular to this area.

Westmoreland County is the birthplace of President George Washington and General Robert E. Lee. There are dozens of other historical attractions throughout the region as well. Life in the Northern Neck is relaxing and peaceful. Here you won’t experience the hectic pace of life offered in the big cities. We have a few stoplights, an occasional siren from an emergency vehicle, and even a small town argument or two, but overall, life in the Northern Neck is very satisfying. The air smells fresh and the sounds of nature are soothing to the soul. If we get an itch to visit the “big city”, there are several to pick from which are two hours or less from “the Neck.” Richmond, VA, Fredericksburg, VA, Washington, D.C., Virginia Beach, and Norfolk are about one to two hours away (unless you hit one of the major traffic jams on I-95 or I-64!) High speed internet, local shopping, and fast delivery of online orders remove most needs of having to go into the city. We have great restaurants that rival the big town eateries. Our medical facilities are pretty good as well, and provide great service for most day-to-day medical needs. Several of the nation’s top-rated doctors and hospitals are within an hour or two….and some of these doctors have second or full-time homes here as well.

Take a couple of days to come visit Virginia’s Northern Neck. See what so many have discovered and find out why others left the city for the slower pace of life offered here. Who knows... you next visit may just turn into your next home!

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