Only a hour east of Richmond and two and a half hours from downtown Washington, DC, the town of Urbanna continues to be a destination for folks looking for that nostalgic, small-town charm.

The town, which is sited on a half square mile on the Rappahannock River and a short boat ride from the majestic Chesapeake Bay, started out during the Colonial Period as a shipping port for tobacco on its way to England. In fact, the town’s visitors center was originally built in 1766 as a tobacco warehouse.

Today, much of the town’s original character remains intact and several of the town’s Colonial era buildings remain in use.

Locals and visitors alike enjoy the local fare (including the critically-acclaimed “Something Different“), many of which offer delectable seafood options. Just down the river, the Merroir offers a waterfront fine-dining experience drawing visitors near and far.

Urbanna hosts the very popular Oyster Festival every November. The festival features parades, arts, crafts, all things oyster, craft brews, wine, and more.

Urbanna remains to be a destination for vacationers and retirees alike who seek an “off the beaten path” destination offering food, shopping, boating, fishing, and that small-town atmosphere.

Come see why the Washingtonian named Urbanna as one of its eight places “Where to Buy the Perfect Getaway House Near Washington.”

Featured Property: Luxury Waterfront Living Near Urbanna
Looking for a waterfront getaway just minutes from town? This custom-built rancher on one acre features nearly 150′ of frontage on LaGrange Creek and ample space for entertainment and relaxation. 95′ pier with boat lift with 3.5-4′ MLW depth offers quick entry to the Rappahannock River, just 15 minutes from the Chesapeake Bay via boat.

Cool off in the 18’x42′ in-ground pool and enjoy your summer evenings in the large screened-in porch overlooking the water. The interior features hardwood & ceramic tile floors, 9′ ceilings, extensive crown molding, gas fireplace, & built-in bookcases. The open kitchen offers stainless-steel appliances (including Jenn-Air gas range with indoor grill & downdraft), new Corian countertops, tile back-splash, recessed lighting, walk-in pantry, and a granite breakfast bar that seats up to eight.

The master bedroom features a bay window with views of the creek. The bonus room features a private balcony overlooking the creek.

The oversized two-car garage with work-space offers plenty of room for your cars and projects and the walk-in attic provides ample storage space.

Home warranty included. Ask about the boats!