Here in Hampton Roads, the air is cooling down and the nights are shorter. Yet even though we’re well into October you can still walk the sandy shores of the Chesapeake Bay in your bare feet and enjoy a leisurely or brisk walk around Mt. Trashmore Park. The autumn season displays Southeastern Virginia at its best, and provides the perfect time to shop around for a home if you are new to the area.
Highlights of the Fall Season in Virginia
Whether looking for a place to live in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, or in the Upper Peninsula in Newport News and Williamsburg, you’ll find autumn brings a mix of color and tradition to the region. Living close to the Historic Triangle gives you access to holiday events in Colonial Williamsburg, and a month-long Hall-o-Scream celebration at Busch Gardens.
As October is designated Virginia Wine Month to accommodate the release of new vintages, new residents to Hampton Roads will want to visit the Williamsburg Winery for a guided tour and tasting and take in regularly scheduled musical and dinner events on the property. October also marks the annual Town Point Wine Festival, held in downtown Norfolk. Dozens of wineries from around the state offer samples of their latest red, whites, and dessert wines, all of which pair very well with the beautiful view along the Elizabeth River.
One good thing to remember as the weather cools in Virginia Beach, too, is that traffic in the Oceanfront lets up significantly. While the beach remains a strong tourist destination year round, there aren’t as many visitors in Fall and Winter, so you are able to enjoy the shops and cafes along Atlantic Avenue and take in various holiday and themed events at the small parks near the water. The Holiday Lights at the Beach celebration, which kicks off in the later part of the season, is certainly a sight to see!
For house hunting in Hampton Roads, fall is an excellent time to see the area in full color. Come visit us and experience this exhilarating season.