Essex County Real Estate Search

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Comprising two hundred and eighty-six square miles, Essex County, Virginia, has a fabulous location in Northern Neck along the shores of the Rappahannock River. Home to roughly eleven thousand residents, Essex County is only one hundred miles from Washington D.C. and just forty-five miles from Richmond. Additionally, the county is only an hour’s drive from Fredericksburg or Williamsburg. Named after the English county of Essex, the county was established in 1692 and today encompasses a lot of rural pastoral beauty. That said, there is one large town in the county, the county seat Tappahannock.

Tappahannock is a well-established community that started as a seventeenth-century port settlement. Today, the town offers a lot of incredible amenities such as consumer services, lodging, dining, and shopping. Tappahannock is also home to Riverside Hospital, St. Margaret’s girls’ private school, a popular annual event called Riverfest, and a Historical Walking Tour that features numerous seventeenth-to-nineteenth-century buildings. Additionally, Hobbs Hole Golf Course is nearby. Other communities in Essex County include Miller’s Tavern, Dunnsville, Champlain, Center Cross, and Bowler’s Wharf. 

Beyond those charming communities, Essex County is also home to multiple bodies of water, including Piscataway Creek, Occupacia Creek, Mount Landing Creek, Hoskins Creek, and the crown jewel of Essex, the Rappahannock River. The Rappahannock River has miles of waterfront, as well as great fishing, boating, river cruises, lovely beaches, and Essex County vacation homes, as well as permanent residences. Real estate in Essex County also includes waterfront land and waterfront homes in a wide variety of ages, square footage, and architectural styles. The same variety can be found among the inland homes and homesites in Essex County. Moreover, there are many fabulous historic homes in Essex County, as well as farms and acreages. Whichever kinds of Essex County properties most interest you, we would love to assist you with your Essex County homes search so please connect with us as soon as you are able and we will gladly provide you with more detailed information about available properties in Essex County, Virginia, in Northern Neck.

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Newest Essex Homes for Sale

4 Beds 3 Baths 113325 MLS
An inviting two-story, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, located in the Hobbs Hole subdivision, this home has a beautiful view overlooking the pond and the 8th, 9th, and 18th holes at Hobbs Hole Golf Course. Exterior details include concrete driveway leading to an attached garage, covered front porch, and wooden deck on rear. The welcoming living room has cathedral ceilings with a gas log fireplace, and open arched pass-throughs into the eat-in kitchen, which includes stainless steel appliances, large pantry, and island with counter-seating. Beyond the kitchen sits a family room/sunroom with vaulted ceilings and panoramic views of the golf course and pond. A half bath and elegant dining room, featuring tray ceilings and hardwood floors, are both located just off the main foyer and living area. The first-floor primary bedroom has vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet, full bath with garden tub and shower. There is also an attached garage that leads into the home through a mudroom and laundry room combination. Upstairs offers three additional bedrooms and a full hall bath. Second and third bedrooms are spacious. Convenient to all of the amenities and recreation that Tappahannock has to offer, including multiple grocery stores, specialty shops, restaurants, an historic downtown with museum, library, and public park overlooking the Rappahannock River, a seasonal farmer's market, public boat ramp, marina, and hospital.

171 Mitchell's Lane, Tappahannock

4 Beds 3 Baths 113276 MLS
CHESAPEAKE BAY LUXURY! Just REDUCED! This 90-foot-frontage Rappahannock Riverfront Property offers a RARE combination of history, elegance, charm, & conveniences! The 1929-era charm is evident in its high ceilings, detailed crown molding, & beautiful hardwood floors. The house has been fully renovated, being readily regarded as one of TTown's premier homes. 4 huge BR's (w/ 1 more BR possible) & 3 full baths ensure plenty of space. 1 of the large BR's & combo baths is on the main level! The stunning river views from all bedrooms provide peacefulness & tranquility. The large, 0.6-acre lot offers plenty of space for outdoor entertaining & relaxation, punctuated with an ancient pecan tree, & a white picket fence. The dock with boat/ski lifts makes this property ideal for water sports. The estimated mean water level of 3-4 feet makes it an accessible option for boating, fishing, crabbing, & totally swimmable water (brackish water). The street side greets guests with a white stone circular driveway, extensive landscaping, (watered by sprinkler system), a grand, covered portico entrance, & slate roof, all making for a striking Property. The mile-wide view across the Rappahannock River (on what is known as The Northern Neck) is unobstructed due to the protected Rappahannock River Valley Wildlife Refuge, home to nearly extinct animals, bald eagles, herons, osprey, rabbits, etc.: this wildlife frequently makes interesting visits too! The small town is walkable to businesses or just for strolls. TTown, just abou 2 hours from DC, also has a nearby Hospital & So Much More to Love!

704 Water Lane, Tappahannock