Located in eastern Virginia, New Kent County is part of the Greater Richmond Region.
Founded in 1654 by settlers who arrived from Kent Island in Maryland, the county boasts some of oldest roads in the United States, famed for their roles in the Revolutionary and Civil War eras.
New Kent County is also notable in American history as the birthplace of Martha Washington and Letitia Christian Tyler, two of the nation’s First Ladies. In fact, St. Peter’s Church in Talleysville – the church where George and Martha Washington were wed – still holds services to this day.
Located 35 miles east of Richmond, approximately 30 to 45 minutes by car, New Kent County is accessible via Interstate 64. It ranked among the 100 fastest- growing counties in America during the early 2000s, and today, it has a population of more than 20,000.
Real estate in New Kent County
New Kent County comprises several unincorporated communities, including the county seat, New Kent, which is officially classified as a census-designated place. Other communities where you can find a home include:
- Baltimore Crossroads
- Bottoms Bridge
- Patriot’s Landing
- Providence Forge
- White House
New Kent County boasts charming and peaceful suburban neighborhoods that are ideal for Greater Richmond area professionals with growing families. The housing stock features large and stately single-family homes built on sprawling lots. Expect 3 to 5 bedrooms and at least 3,000 square feet of living space in these gorgeous properties. Traditional Craftsman is the most prevalent architectural style in the county.
Sought-after neighborhoods in New Kent County include The Colonies, a river- facing community in Lanexa, and the Viniterra, a gated community in New Kent’s wine country.
Attractions and activities in New Kent County
- The New Kent Winery at Dombroski Vineyards
- The Club at Viniterra
- Cumberland Marsh Natural Preserve
Want a taste of Virginia wine? There is no better place to try one than this family-owned vineyard and winery. Built out of reclaimed historic building materials from the area, the New Kent Winery is open for wine tastings, as well as for tours of the thriving vineyards in this picturesque 17,000-square- foot estate.
Featuring an 18-hole championship course designed by Rees Jones, this award-winning golf course makes excellent use of New Kent’s natural landscapes and elevation changes.
An ideal outdoor destination for nature lovers, this preserve covers a 1,193- acre expanse of freshwater tidal marshland. The marsh is hailed as the site of the greatest biological diversity along the Pamunkey River. For sight-seers, this means plenty of sightings of majestic birds like nesting bald eagles and great blue herons, as well as various other freshwater wildlife species.
If you are in the market for an excellent home and neighborhood in the Greater Richmond and Central Virginia areas, New Kent County is a great place to start looking. Reach out to the state’s fastest-growing independent real estate firms, Shaheen, Ruth, Martin, & Fonville Real Estate, and you’ll be in good hands throughout your journey. Contact the team at 804-288-1400 or send an email to Info@SRMFRE.com to set an appointment.