York County, VA Real Estate and Community Information
York County is on the Virginia Peninsula. Yorktown is the county seat and the largest city in the county. People who are interested in York County real estate can purchase houses or condos. Those who want large houses on large lots will find five-bedroom houses on more than an acre of land. Many York County VA homes for sale are houses with three or four bedrooms. Houses and condos with two bedrooms may suit people who want smaller homes. Some houses in Yorktown are on the waterfront. People interested in historic homes can ask Charlotte Turner a York County real estate agent about homes that were built in the early 20th century.
Virginia was separated into counties in 1634. Charles River County was one of the new counties. This county's name was changed to York County in 1643. The village of Yorktown was founded in 1691. It has been the county seat of York County since that time. Yorktown was a busy tobacco port by the middle of the 18th century, and the town prospered. Americans won a major battle at Yorktown in 1781 during the Revolutionary War. Yorktown was almost destroyed during the battle. A fire in 1814 and a Civil War battle did more damage to the city. Some Yorktown buildings from the 18th century are still standing, and others have been reconstructed. More information about York County's history is available at http://www.historictriangle.com/ .
Parks and Recreation
People who enjoy sports may be interested in York County properties near parks. Kiln Creek Park in Yorktown has a baseball field, a soccer field and basketball courts. Families with children will enjoy the playgrounds and picnic areas here. There are softball fields at Chisman Creek Park in Yorktown. Wolf Trap Park in Yorktown has soccer fields. Athletic fields at the York County Sports Complex are available for rent. Owners of York County homes can learn more about parks in the area at http://www.yorkcounty.gov.
Attractions and Activities
A York County Realtor can help prospective homeowners find homes near attractions that interest them. Historic attractions in Yorktown include the Moore House and the Nelson House. Negotiations at the Moore House led to the surrender of the British at Yorktown in 1781. The Nelson House was the home of Thomas Nelson. Nelson signed the Declaration of Independence and served as governor of Virginia. People can learn about York County's history at the York County Historical Museum and the Watermen's Museum. More information about attractions in Yorktown is available at http://visityorktown.org. Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown has specialty shops and restaurants along the York River. More information is available at http://www.riverwalklanding.com.
York County home buyers can attend annual events such as Yorktown Day, the Independence Day Celebration and the Yorktown Christmas Tree Lighting. Yorktown Day commemorates the victory over the British at Yorktown in 1781. More information about area events is available at http://visityorktown.org/ and under the Events tab at http://visityorktown.org.