1127 Settlers Landing Drive, Tappahannock
Essex County Homes for Sale
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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