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Sustainable Coastal Development Offered in Virginia

Ocean Land Trust, Inc., is offering property for home building in The Waverly, a new Earth-friendly, sustainable alternative to the more traditional high-impact coastal developments, in Machipongo, along Virginia’s scenic Chesapeake Bay shoreline. The 23 separate land parcels, ranging from three to 22 acres, are especially well suited for family compounds, organic farms and horses.

The land is on high ground, well protected from coastal storms and flooding, has rich fertile farming soils and an aquifer with abundant pure water. Amenities include paved roads, utilities, common areas, private beach, community boat dock and launch ramp. Wineries, food co-ops, organic farms and several miles of riding trails are all located nearby.

The property provides an “ideal warm growing climate with the Gulf Stream just offshore,” says Ben Benson of Ocean Land Trust. He added that The Waverly is ideal for people that want to “enjoy their land for vacations now (as camping and RVs are allowed) and then retirement later.”

Parcel costs: $60,000 to $98,000. Location: 10359 Church Neck Rd. For more information, call 757-442-2171, email [email protected] or visit