Oceanfront or Coastal in Tidewater Virginia | Area Info

Oceanfront or Coastal in Tidewater Virginia | Area Info

Find top rated Tidewater Virginia Oceanfront or Coastal for active adults considering retiring to Tidewater Virginia. Searching for Oceanfront or Coastal on is simple and easy. You will find many communities and homes to fulfill your retirement dreams. All retirement options are available including golf course living, new home communities, waterfront homes, condominiums, villas, manufactured home living and more. Your perfect place to retire is just a few clicks away.

Tidewater Virginia Oceanfront Communities

Oceanfront living may be the ideal retirement option for you if are looking to relax near soft sandy beaches, warm breezes, and of course, the ocean. Whether you are looking to retire on the East Coast, surrounded by the warm waters of the Atlantic, or the mountainous beaches of the Pacific, coastal living is where you go to sit back and relax! You will be retiring in complete peace whether you choose one of our more affordable 55+ communities or if you enjoy the finer things in life, look to our upscale listings. Our active adult communities range from California to The Carolinas and everything in between, offering top-notch amenities. offers premium luxury oceanfront 55+ communities, making your steps towards retirement easy and fun!

The Tidewater Region—the land where the rivers are affected by the ocean's tides—is the oldest settled area in the original 13 states. It has continued to be economically and militarily important throughout its history, to this day.

The first settlement was at Jamestown, and the remains of the original capital of British Virginia can still be seen. Nearby is the still-thriving town of Williamsburg, whose succession to capital status doomed Jamestown in 1699. Williamsburg itself was supplanted by Richmond, and fell into decline; but in 1923, oil millionaire John D. Rockefeller bankrolled the restoration of the sleepy town to its days of splendor—and now, Colonial Williamsburg is the most popular tourist attraction in the state.

Near Williamsburg is Yorktown, where Washington's defeat of Cornwallis' army in 1781 sealed America's independence.

At the mouth of the James River lies the enormous metropolitan area of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, which is the largest urban concentration in the state. Shipping and ship-building remain important industries here, just as they were in colonial days, and the U.S. maintains a military presence in the area that includes Naval Station Norfolk, the world's largest naval base.


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