Here’s my neighborhood guide to Bay Colony in Virginia Beach.

Bay Colony, Virginia Beach


Bay Colony is a secluded neighborhood in Virginia Beach.  It is hidden behind the historic Cavalier Hotel and Princess Anne Country Club, between 43rd and 59th Street along Atlantic Avenue.  The Bay Colony Civic League says
The 620 homes are an eclectic mix of older ranch style houses, stately colonials and elegant waterfront mansions. Although just blocks from the oceanfront, the neighborhood is quietly tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the summer crowds.
The beach is just a few blocks away,  First Landing State Park is a short bike ride away, and the streets gently wind their way through wooded lanes.  Many of the homes are waterfront, with views of Linkhorn Bay or Crystal Lake.


Bay Colony has a fascinating history that includes Spanish conquistadors, Chesapeake Indians, and eventually, rural settlements.  Read about its storied past here.

Homes for Sale

As of this writing, prices range from $400,000 brick homes all the way to $2,850,000 waterfront estates.  Want to see more?  Take a look below:


1308 Rolfe Lane, my new listing in Bay Colony

1308 Rolfe Lane, my new listing in Bay Colony

This neighborhood offers fast access to the Atlantic Ocean, the Virginia Beach Oceanfront resort, bike paths, summer concerts, the hiking trails at First Landing State Park, and Shore Drive entertainments.  It is a few blocks away from I-264, and an easy commute to Fort Story, NAS Oceana, and Little Creek Amphibious Base.


Virginia Beach resort shopping,  Shore Drive amusements, Hilltop boutiques, Lynnhaven or Pembroke malls are all closeby.

Neighboring Communities

…include Cavalier Park, Linkhorn, the North End, and Princess Anne Hills.
Want specific news about the Bay Colony community?  There is an active Bay Colony Civic League with loads of helpful information.


Bay Colony is convenient to several local installations.  NAS Oceana, Fort Story, Dam Neck Annex, and Camp Pendleton are all within a fifteen minute drive; Little Creek is about 20 minutes away and Norfolk NOB is about 30-40 minutes away.


Bay Colony is in the Cox High School District. Linkhorn Park Elementary School is closeby, and Virginia Beach Middle School is near the I-264 entrance at 22nd Street.  Local private schools like Cape Henry Collegiate, Norfolk Academy, or Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, are also options.


There are lots of waterfront properties in Bay Colony, and many of these offer deep water access to the Chesapeake Bay via Linkhorn Bay and Wolfsnare Creek.  It’s not uncommon for locals to travel by boat from their homes to local restaurants like Bubba’s, Dockside, or Chick’s Oyster Bar.

Market Conditions

Ask Me a Question about Bay Colony:

2016 is predicted to be a big year for real estate in Virginia Beach – don’t miss out!

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Looking to sell and not sure what your home is worth?  Thinking about buying but not sure about your earning power?  Contact me today for a complimentary marketing analysis of your home’s value, or to learn about the buying process.

Katie Zarpas

Luxury Homes Specialist
Certified Real Estate Negotiator
Accredited Buyers Representative
Certified Distress Property Expert
HRRA Circle of Excellence Gold Recipient

Long & Foster Real Estate and
Christies International Real Estate
800 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757-685-4400 cell
757-428-4600 office

by Katie Zarpas March 30, 2016 10 comments