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Summer Contest

Categories: Articles | Posted: August 19, 2015

Inspired by last week’s blog post about outdoor activities in and around Napolitano Homes neighborhoods, we decided to run a Facebook contest which encouraged people to describe their favorite summer outdoor activity. We wanted to hear all of the reasons residents Love Where They Live, and find out what exactly makes Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Suffolk special. We posed the question to fans and Napolitano homeowners, and received numerous replies about family fun in Hampton Roads. Here are some of our favorites:


“Definitely swimming in our pool, beach combing and watching my husband and son surfing together is the best summer time activity for us.”
– Lynn Osborne, Jordan Hall in Chesapeake

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“Walking our dog Bentley around the Vineyards, along our beautiful creek no matter the season, rain or shine. Bentley thinks it is his big backyard! We call him ‘The Viceroy of the Vineyard’s'”
– Susan Hobbs Scott, Bennett’s Creek Square in Northern Suffolk


“Our favorite summer outdoor activity is to practice chipping and putting on our putting green in our beautiful backyard!! We love where we live!!!”
– Gina Adams, Creekside Estates in Moyock

“My condo in The Vineyards @ BCS is the perfect place for my walking routine, which I do almost every day. I can go twice around the development, up and down the sidewalk on Shoulders Hill Road, or even all the way to Bennetts Creek Park and back.”
– Kathy Mercer Delbridge, Bennett’s Creek Square in Northern Suffolk


“Love sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with my 7 year old. He has absolutely fallen in love with sailing and the beautiful waters that surround us.”
– Kevin Riley

Finally, the winner of our contest (and receiver of a Fitbit Charge) had these great things to say about her home and neighborhood in Jordan Hall, which is one of Napolitano Homes most recently finished new homes communities in Great Bridge, Chesapeake.

“Since May I have been running around the wonderful Jordan Hall neighborhood, training for my very first 5k! I have lost 19 lbs as an added bonus! We could not have picked a better neighborhood, we love our neighbors and we love our home!”
– Angie Williams, Jordan Hall in Great Bridge


Outdoor Activities Abound in Napolitano Homes Communities

Categories: Articles | Posted: August 12, 2015


Napolitano Homes takes special pride in building where you love to live. Not only are shopping choices, incredible schools, and renowned restaurants close to all of our new homes communities in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Suffolk, but each neighborhood is situated within or near myriad outdoor activities. Those who enjoy the active lifestyle can find something to love in ALL of our communities.

A couple in kayaks paddling on Lake Smith behind Sajo Farm Terry-Peterson building lots

In Virginia Beach, Sajo Farm is situated along the shores of Lake Lawson and Lake Smith, and it is adjacent to the Lake Lawson / Lake Smith Nature Preserve. A popular fishing destination, this 42 acre natural area has soft and hard surface trails for walking, running, and biking, a boat landing and kayak launches, and a playground and picnic shelter. Paths are accessible from the northwest corner of Sajo Farm, at the end of Paperwhite Lane. Within the community itself, there are many maintained sidewalks and pathways where residents are often seen pushing strollers or taking a jog. The lifestyle in Sajo Farm is truly centered around nature and the great outdoors.

Coming soon to Virginia Beach will be Point Chesapeake on the Bay, where residents will enjoy a beachfront lifestyle that consists of walks and run on the sand, swimming, and paddleboarding on Chesapeake Bay. These luxury mid rise condominiums will begin construction later this year.

Three Napolitano Homes new homes communities in Suffolk and Chesapeake are situated along the South Hampton Roads Trail: Bob White Landing, Bennett’s Creek Square (The Townes on the Square, The Nouveau Series, and The Cove), and Western Branch Reserve, which is coming later this fall. The SHRT is a proposed biking trail on an abandoned railway bed that will extend from the town of Suffolk all the way to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront once the project is completed. It will provide a safe path for bicyclists that is paved yet off of the main roads and away from traffic.

Fishing in Bob White LandingIn addition to biking, Northern Suffolk is known for its parks on Bennetts Creek, as well as its numerous boat launches and kayak drops. There is plenty of good fishing on Bennetts Creek as well!

Finally, the slower pace of Great Bridge and Hickory Chesapeake offers many options for outdoor activities. Just up the street from the new homes in Hanbury Manor and Viridian Reserve at Hickory is Bells Mill Park, a wetlands park with trails, picnic areas, and fantastic views of the Elizabeth River canal and the boats that are navigating its waters. For a truly wild outdoor experience, Chesapeake residents can take a short drive over to the Great Dismal Swamp. The refuge encompasses over 112,000 acres of environmentally and biologically important land within Virginia and North Carolina, and it is an exciting place for bird and wildlife watching, hikes, and more.

If you would like to learn more about owning a new home in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, or Suffolk AND enjoy an active/outdoorsy lifestyle, please contact Dylan Hawkins at 757-435-6936 or [email protected]

Upcoming New Communities

Categories: Announcements, New Homes Chesapeake, New Homes Suffolk VA, New Homes Virginia Beach | Posted: August 5, 2015

The second half of 2015 is going to be an exciting one for Napolitano Homes. Not only are we closing out two very popular neighborhoods in Bob White Landing and The Vineyards Nouveau Series, but we’re also working on three new communities to add to the Napolitano Homes list of new homes in Virginia Beach, Suffolk, and Chesapeake, VA.

Point Chesapeake on the Bay in Virginia Beach

One of the most exciting new upcoming projects is Point Chesapeake on the Bay. Formerly the Duck-In property at the eastern side of the Lesner Bridge, Point Chesapeake will be an exclusive condominium village community located where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Lynnhaven River. These Virginia Beach new homes will offer spectacular views over the water and renowned sunsets that paint the sky, and residents will enjoy easy access to the soft sands of the Chesapeake Bay. Also, the original gazebo will be preserved and renovated into the community’s clubhouse.

The Cove at Bennett's Creek Square

Next, The Cove is a much anticipated new phase that is coming to the already popular Bennett’s Creek Square neighborhood. This community in Northern Suffolk has consisted entirely of condominiums and townhomes to this point (The Nouveau Series and The Townes on the Square are currently selling, and the single floor living Signature Series has sold out), but Napolitano Homes has already begun moving dirt and developing the land in preparation The Cove’s single family homes. There will be several floorplans to choose from and build your new home in Suffolk, VA.

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Finally, Western Branch Reserve is the third community Napolitano Homes is developing in the second half of 2015. Located off of Bruce Road, there will be 71 homesites to choose from in order to build your dream new home in Chesapeake. Prices will be in the mid $300s, and floorplans will be the same lineup as the already popular Viridian Reserve at Hickory and Hanbury Manor in Great Bridge. Western Branch High School is right around the corner, shopping and conveniences are a street over on Taylor Road, and running/walking/biking trails surround all sides of the neighborhood including the Chesapeake Public Trail, the Gum Road Trail, and the Chesapeake Seaboard Coastline Trail, which extends from Suffolk, past Western Branch Reserve, and all the way to Virginia Beach!

If you have questions about these new homes or would like more information, please sign up on our Coming Soon page or call 757-435-6936!

Only 3 New Homes Remaining in Bob White Landing

Categories: Announcements, New Homes Suffolk VA | Posted: July 29, 2015

Your last chance to own a new Napolitano Home in Bob White Landing is here! This beautiful neighborhood in the Bennett’s Creek area of Northern Suffolk is nearing completion with only 3 opportunities remaining. Streets are fully lined with stately all brick homes, neighborhood children are playing at the community playgrounds and pool, and 3 new homes in Suffolk are waiting for the final 3 homeowners to join the community.

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The first is a Sorrento Ranch, a brand new floorplan for 2015. This particular Sorrento has amazing features including a Sunroom with double sided gas fireplace, gourmet Kitchen with granite countertops, a large Master Suite on its own wing with Dressing Room and custom cabinet, and an enormous Rec Room on the 2nd floor. Three Bedrooms and 2.5 Baths are downstairs, making it truly a single floor living home, and the Fourth bedroom and third full Bath are upstairs. Check out this animated walkthrough of a Sorrento model to see its beautiful flow!

The Sorrento Ranch
227 Purple Martin Lane
Suffolk, VA 23435
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 3,133 sq ft!

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Next, we have a Waterford home currently being built with the popular transitional elevation. This new home has an open floorplan, gourmet Kitchen, 1 Bedroom down with full Bath, and a huge Master Suite with dressing room. The homesite is in a very desirable location as it backs up to the woods and offers plenty of natural privacy.
The Waterford
406 Quaker Ridge Court
Suffolk, VA 23435
5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 3,033 sq ft

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Finally, the beloved Waterford sales model is now for sale. Professionally decorated and luxuriously upgraded, this Waterford comes with hardwood floors throughout first floor, beautiful granite countertops in the Kitchen, a Master Suite with Dressing Room, and includes all of the ceiling fans and window treatments.
The Waterford Sales Model
218 Purple Martin Lane
Suffolk, VA 23435
4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 3,033 sq ft

If you are interested in any of these three new homes, please contact Sheri Duke and Marshall Miller at [email protected]!

Customize Your Dream Home in Hanbury Manor

Categories: Home of the Month, New Homes Chesapeake | Posted: July 14, 2015


Your new home awaits! Build from the ground up on a large 10,000 sq ft+ homesite in Great Bridge, customize an inventory home, or move in quickly to a spec home. The choice is yours in Hanbury Manor!

The first of two inventory homes is a Waterford model, which is currently waiting for its new homeowners to select flooring, kitchen countertops, faucets, and more. While the cabinets and light fixtures have already been professionally selected by Napolitano Homes, you’ll get a significant head start on the build time of this home by purchasing a “Level A” home, but still have the option to personalize to your wants and needs. It’s a perfect option for anyone who wants to customize but doesn’t have 5-6 months (normal build time) to go from contract to closing!

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1115 Madison Lynn Way
The Waterford
5 Bedroom 3 Full Baths
Choose flooring and more to complete this home and make it yours!

Another inventory new home in Hanbury Manor currently being built is a Belmont model. This “Level B” home, commonly knows as a spec home in the new homes industry, is being built to completion. When finished, it will be a perfect opportunity for new home buyers who have their bags and boxes packed and are ready to move right in. Rest assured, Napolitano Homes has made some incredible choices for this new home that will delight any new home buyer. The Belmont is a Craftsman elevation with tapered columns and stately stone bases on the front porch. The interior first floor is covered with luxurious 5″ hickory hardwood in the Foyer, Dining Room, Kitchen, and downstairs Bath, and the Kitchen will have incredible granite countertops to tie it all together.

New Belmont Craftsman Optional copy
1120 Madison Lynn Way
The Belmont
4 Bedroom 3 Full Baths
Private Study on first floor, hardwood flooring

Hanbury Manor is a brand new Great Bridge neighborhood, located just off of 168 on Hanbury Road West. Choose from EIGHT different floorplans, including 2 ranches, and 2 different homes that have Master Down options.

LARGE 10,000 square foot minimum homesites, renowned Great Bridge Schools, and much more make Hanbury Manor an ideal choice for building your new dream home!

Napolitano Homes – Hanbury Manor
Single family homes in Great Bridge starting in the mid $300s
1101 Madison Lynn Way
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Call or text Tara Strauser of Rose & Womble Realty
(757) 718-6322

Home “Sweet” Home – A New Home Buyer’s Journal, Part 1

Categories: Articles, Home Sweet Home, Homebuying | Posted: July 9, 2015

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Eric and Jordan Sweet are currently building their dream home in Viridian Reserve at Hickory. The Sweets instantaneously fell in love with this Napolitano Homes new home community in Chesapeake, VA, and they wanted to chronicle their experience with several journal entries that describe the excitement and events that come with the new home building process. The first entry is their search process, and the reasons they chose Napolitano Homes as their new home builder!


Where do we begin?

We scoured Zillow for months in search of our first ever “perfect home”. We found several builders and neighborhoods we liked and from there toured many models only to find so many fell short of our expectations. There were nice communities and designs offered, but none had that, “A HA..THIS WAS MADE FOR US” feeling.

So our search continued…

There were times thru the process where we felt close to a buying decision only to find out there were many list pages of extra cost options not included with the home we were considering. That made the decorated model home we favored instantly loose its WOW factor. We were disappointed and back to square one a few times over.

Our “A HA” moment!

Exterior2As soon as we walked in the Napolitano “Riley” model home at Viridian Reserve in Hickory, Chesapeake we knew it was the home for us! We fell in love with the spacious feeling the tall ceilings provided and how extremely open the floor plan was. It had a gorgeous, unobstructed view from front to back. We also loved the option for a bedroom downstairs because it gave our guest more freedom and privacy when visiting. They would have the entire first floor to themselves to wake and have breakfast on the screen porch, without waking us, if they wished.   We loved the size of the master bedroom and bathroom. It is so open and airy with the high ceilings and big windows.

Kitchen and Family RoomTara Strauser, builder’s agent, greeted us and showed us around. The Riley is her favorite model too so she was very thorough at explaining all that was included and optional from the start. We were relieved to hear her tell us more that was included than not. Tara had worked with Napolitano Homes a long time and knew the builders quality, plans and features well. It was such a wonderful experience to deal with someone who did not feel like a sales person but rather a helpful friend, there to guide us thru the process.

Please follow along as the Sweets continue their journey. There is much to learn about the contract process, selections, pre construction meeting, building process, closing, and beyond!

Floorplans with Endless Possibilities

Categories: Articles, New Homes Chesapeake | Posted: June 30, 2015

At Napolitano Homes, we strive to offer as many options and selections as possible with our homes. With a library of flooring, fixtures, countertops, cabinets, colors, and siding choices, our buyers can personalize their new home exactly how they want it, and make the space uniquely theirs. Our choices range from contemporary to traditional, and they always come from the most trusted brands and vendors.

An example of how different each floor plan can be is perfectly represented in three different Belmont models we built in Viridian Reserve at Hickory. Specifically, we’ll look at each of their kitchens. So many selections are made here, and the kitchen sets the style tone as a focal point in the home with its permanent fixtures.

In the first Belmont, new homeowners chose a light color palette with painted linen cabinets and sleek brushed nickel faucet, cabinet pulls, and lighting fixtures. The white cabinets are contrasted very nicely with with a dark hand scraped hardwood floor that runs seamlessly between the kitchen and the Family Room.

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Next, the buyers of this Belmont chose to go a more traditional route with dark mocha cabinets, dark hand scraped hardwood floors, and rubbed bronze fixtures throughout. There is a nice contrast with gray and white granite countertops. Another difference with this floorplan is it’s actually a mirrored version of the previous, which is one more way to customize floorplans!

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Finally, the new homeowners in this Belmont found a way to beautifully combine traditional with modern elements. Honey-colored shaker style cabinets and oak flooring go perfectly with stainless steel appliances, brushed nickel fixtures, and a gorgeous mosaic backsplash. Furthermore, they chose to create a separate space between the kitchen by opting for carpet in the Family Room, which gives the room a more cozy and casual feel.

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Can you believe these 3 new homes in Hickory, Chesapeake are the same floorplan? While having the same layout, each new homeowner made such excellent choices that draw attention to different elements throughout the Kitchen. The same can be said throughout the rest of the homes, due to Napolitano Homes’ extensive collection of choices.

If you are interested in building your dream home in Chesapeake, Suffolk, or Virginia Beach, please contact Dylan Hawkins at 757-435-6936 or Live Chat now to get immediate answers!

Twilight Open House at Bennett’s Creek Square

Categories: Announcements, Events, New Homes Suffolk VA | Posted: June 16, 2015

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Bennett’s Creek Square, located in Northern Suffolk, is having a special Twilight Open House this Wednesday, June 15th from 5 to 7pm. These extended hours are a perfect time after work to tour the newly listed Atwood and Laurent sales models in the Nouveau Series. Also, enjoy food and refreshments, and enter to win fabulous gifts and door prizes!

Bennett’s Creek Square
949D Vineyard Place
Suffolk, VA 23435

The professionally decorated sales models in The Vineyards Nouveau Series are NOW FOR SALE! Blown out with options and upgrades, these two homes are definite crowd pleasers. Both are incredible deals for new homes in Northern Suffolk! The Atwood, which has TWO Master Suites and over 1,500 square feet of living space, is just $210,375. An efficient use of space on the first floor gives you an open Family Room, a Dining Room, a Kitchen peninsula with seating, and spacious Kitchen and Pantry. Also downstairs is a powder room, and access to a private patio that is perfect for outdoor entertainment this summer and fall. The Laurent model has 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, and 1,735 square feet, and it is just $235,000. The first floor Bedroom can also be used as a private study or office. The floorplan from the Entry to Family Room and Dining Room is impressively open, warm, and inviting. The large Kitchen at the rear of the home has plenty of storage for even the most demanding of chefs, and it has sliding door access to a private patio with woods and water views.

If you’d like to learn more or schedule a tour of these homes, contact Diana Jordan today at 757-284-1845. Hurry, before the Nouveau Series sells out completely!

Pre Grand Opening Prices in Hanbury Manor!

Categories: Announcements, Homebuying, New Homes Chesapeake | Posted: June 9, 2015


Construction may still be underway on the Hanbury Manor sales model, but several excited new homeowners have already purchased their dream homes in the newest Napolitano Homes neighborhood in Great Bridge at special Pre Grand Opening Prices. Located just off of 168 on Hanbury Road West, Hanbury Manor opened with 9 available homesites in Phase 1 priced from the $360s. Buyers can choose from NINE different floorplans, including 2 ranches, and three different homes that have Master Down options. There is definitely something for everyone!

LARGE 10,000 square foot minimum homesites, renowned Great Bridge Schools (Great Bridge Intermediate and High Schools are less than 1/4 mile away), incredible floorplan options, and much more make Hanbury Manor an ideal choice!

The Great Bridge area of Chesapeake, Virginia is well known for its rural, relaxed, country feel that is well removed from the hustle and bustle of city traffic and headaches, yet is still conveniently located to an abundance of shopping, food, and entertainment. Hanbury Village is a half mile away, which consists of a Harris Teeter, a Walgreens, and several restaurants. There aren’t enough days in the week to check out all of the restaurants and shops along Battlefield Boulevard, including many national chains as well as local favorites such as Lockside Bar and Grill on the Elizabeth River.

With the way this new neighborhood is moving, Pre Grand Opening Prices will certainly not last long. So schedule a tour today by calling Tara Strauser at 757-718-6322, and take advantage of being one of the first to call Hanbury Manor “home sweet home.”

Napolitano Homes – Hanbury Manor
Single family homes in Great Bridge starting in the mid $300s
1101 Madison Lynn Way
Chesapeake, VA 23322
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The Townes on the Square Enters Phase 2

Categories: Announcements, New Homes Suffolk VA | Posted: May 27, 2015



The Townes on the Square, a picturesque luxury townhomes division of the Bennett’s Creek Square neighborhood in Northern Suffolk, is entering its next and final phase. The popular Tuscany and Sonoma floorplans in The Townes are a hit with new home buyers, especially those looking for maintenance free living, plenty of room for indoor and outdoor entertaining, and a laid back lifestyle that only the Bennett’s Creek area can offer.

Phase 2 brings an exciting addition to both floorplans, where now both the Tuscany and Sonoma offer Two Car Garages and Two Car parking pads, making The Townes one of the few townhomes in the area to offer such abundant space for new homeowners. Everything else remains the same, including Master Bedroom Down options, enormous Kitchens with gourmet islands, large patios, and eye-catching curb appeal. The Townes are also still part of Napolitano Homes EnergySense program, where each new home is loaded with energy and money saving features, including tankless water heaters!

The Tuscany First Floor with Two Car Garage:


The Sonoma First Floor with Two Car Garage:


IMG_2173_1 copyHomeowners at The Townes on the Square at Bennett’s Creek Square enjoy a community clubhouse and can stay active with its pool, gym, and walking paths. Many also enjoy “The Square,” which is a huge centralized park that has walking paths, plenty of green space for sports or soaking up the sun, professional landscaping, and a gazebo. The community is also close to multiple parks in the Suffolk area including Bennett’s Creek Park which has a boat launch and a fishing pier, multiple sports fields, and children’s play areas. Bennett’s Creek Square is also centrally located to shopping centers, Creekside Elementary School, Sentara at BelleHarbour and Bon Secours Harbour View hospital facilities, and shopping and entertainment in the Harbour View area.

The Townes start at $261,950, and have 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, and 1,926 square feet. To learn more about new homes in Bennett’s Creek Square in Suffolk, please contact Diana Jordan at 757-284-1845 and schedule your viewing today!

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