Princess Anne, Virginia

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Princess Anne
Unincorporated community
Building 10, a courthouse, Virginia Beach Municipal Center
Building 10, a courthouse, Virginia Beach Municipal Center
Princess Anne is located in Virginia
Princess Anne
Princess Anne
Location within the state of Virginia
Coordinates: 36°45′6″N 76°3′11″W / 36.75167°N 76.05306°W / 36.75167; -76.05306Coordinates: 36°45′6″N 76°3′11″W / 36.75167°N 76.05306°W / 36.75167; -76.05306
Country United States
State Virginia
Independent city Virginia Beach
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 23456 23453
Area code(s) 757

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. The area is home or has been home to such people as Missy Elliott, Timbaland, as well as others.

Like much of the Southeastern United States,the Princess Anne area of Virginia Beach has a subtropical climate, characterized by short, relatively mild winters and long, hot and humid summers. Daytime high temperatures in July average around 90°F (32°C) and in January, daytime temperatures average around 52°F (11°C). Primarily because of its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and location south of the Chesapeake Bay, temperatures are more moderate than those inland, with winters being warmer and averaging only 3 inches of snow per year. Annually, Princess Anne residents can expect about 54 inches of rain.[1]

A wide variety of plants flourish here and can be seen growing throughout the area, including Camellias, Oleanders, Azaleas and Gardenias. Trees include Sabal, Pindo, and Windmill palms, live oak, crepe myrtles, and various magnolia, cherry blossom and fig trees. Loblolly pine, wax myrtle, sweetgum and many other indigenous plants are prevalent as well. Several areas in Princess Anne such as Courthouse and Lago Mar are well established and there are plants in bloom throughout the year.

Climate data for Princess Anne, Virginia Beach, VA (1997-2014)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 79
(26)
82
(28)
88
(31)
94
(34)
95
(35)
103
(39)
104
(40)
102
(39)
96
(36)
96
(36)
86
(30)
82
(28)
104
(40)
Average high °F (°C) 52
(11)
54
(12)
62
(17)
71
(22)
79
(26)
86
(30)
89
(32)
88
(31)
82
(28)
72
(22)
63
(17)
55
(13)
71.1
(21.8)
Average low °F (°C) 36
(2)
38
(3)
43
(6)
52
(11)
61
(16)
69
(21)
74
(23)
73
(23)
68
(20)
57
(14)
47
(8)
40
(4)
54.8
(12.6)
Record low °F (°C) 13
(−11)
18
(−8)
22
(−6)
33
(1)
42
(6)
51
(11)
60
(16)
60
(16)
52
(11)
41
(5)
29
(−2)
17
(−8)
13
(−11)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.39
(86.106)
3.29
(83.566)
3.5
(88.90)
4.06
(103.124)
4.28
(108.712)
4.93
(125.222)
6.42
(163.068)
6.21
(157.734)
5.79
(147.066)
4.32
(109.728)
3.68
(93.472)
4.1
(104.14)
53.97
(1,370.838)
Snowfall inches (mm) 2.06
(52.324)
0.46
(11.684)
0.09
(2.286)
0.0138
(0.35)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0.85
(21.59)
3.4738
(88.234)
Source: http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KVAVIRGI68 Princess Anne Weather

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virginia Beach Weather". Weather Underground. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 

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