Princess Anne, Virginia
|— Unincorporated community —|
|Independent city||Virginia Beach|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||23456 23453|
|GNIS feature ID|
Princess Anne is a community located in the independent city of Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA at the junction of Princess Anne Road and North Landing Road near the West Neck River. The community is the site to the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, where most of the major city, state, and federal offices are located, including the federal courthouse, jail, and city hall. Prior to the consolidation of Virginia Beach and Princess Anne County in 1963, this community served as the county seat and was sometimes referred to as Princess Anne Courthouse. The old courthouse dates to the 17th century. Traffic is a major concern for the area as the Municipal Center is a major employment center that is only accessible by two-lane roads. In recent years, the community has seen a large increase in the construction of large homes in the area.
This section of the city was rural for quite some time, with a few middle to upper middle class neighborhoods that began popping up in the late 1970s and the 1980s. The area has seen a recent skyrocket in suburban business and residential neighborhoods, becoming increasingly affluent and private. Since the early 2000s (decade), large, upscale single family homes have been developed in new neighborhoods extending to London Bridge Road, General Booth, Sandbridge Road, and the area known as Red Mill.
Neighborhoods that are in the general area consist of those on Holland Road and London Bridge Road near Kellam, including newer, more extravagant neighborhoods that peaked in popularity in the early-to-mid-2000s (decade), but declined in popularity when the economy went down, as well as more classic, conservative homes that were built when the community was getting started in the late-1970s. Neighborhoods in the area include: Castleton, Christopher Farms, Courthouse Estates, Holland Oaks, Holland Woods, Indian River Plantation, Lago Mar, Lake Placid, Pine Ridge, Princess Anne Woods, Red Mill Farms, Rolling Wood, Strawbridge and others.
The area boasts an exceptional crime rate, as well as access to some of the best schools in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools system, including Kellam. Its enviable location, in close vicinity to Pungo, the Virginia Beach oceanfront, as well as the affluent coastal community, Sandbridge makes it even more of a draw for business and new residents. It is primarily conservative politically.
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