Norfolk’s rich history and period architecture helped to inspire East Beach’s designers.The Ocean View area, where East Beach is now, was a resort destination at the turn of the century, with grand hotels on the Chesapeake Bay. Carnivals and amusement parks were later added. But over the years, the area fell into disrepair. When city officials decided to revitalize this bayfront community, East Beach was the result that returned the area to its former glory.
East Beach is a community of well-crafted homes in the tradition of Atlantic Coastal villages. With gracious front porches, the Bay Front Club, nearby deep-water marinas, and pedestrian-scaled streets that lead to the Chesapeake Bay.
This community is part of the “New Urbanism” movement, so despite the fact that it is a new development it resembles an older neighborhood, when life – and everything about it – was simpler.
“Here, life returns to a simpler time. A time when pedestrians were part of the landscape, and cars were not. A time when housing styles were diverse and interesting, neighborhood streets were smaller, sidewalks were everywhere, neighborhood shopping was within walking distance, and massive expanses of concrete and asphalt were nowhere to be found. ”
The description was borrowed from East Beach’s community website.