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Neighborhood Profile - Lakewood (Not Shadow Lawn), Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Neighborhood Profile -

Lakewood (Not Shadow Lawn), Virginia Beach, VA 23451


Lakewood is in the heart of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. You can find Lakewood between Virginia Beach Blvd. to the North and Norfolk Ave to the South and it’s connected to a “sister” neighborhood of Pinewood to the South East. Lake Holly is to the East and Parks Ave is to the West. Some people mistake in calling this area “Shadow Lawn” but long time locals who live there will correct you proudly in calling it “Lakewood”.

Lakewood is a hodge-podge of dwellings of every type. Dwellings consist of 1920’s- 1940’s beach cottages and bungalows to the modern “Virginia Beach Style No-Fee” Duplex Condo’s. From small apartment complexes, duplexes and single family homes, it is all here and it’s only Blocks to the Beach! Home owners here are very proud and eccentric it shows in their landscaping, bright paint colors, tiki, parrothead, and surfer motifs galore. Homeowners and Renters tend to be active lifestyle people of all ages. Bring your Beach Cruiser Bike! That’s the main mode of transportation ¾’s of the year.

Lakewood homes are close to all conveniences with quick access to 264 Expressway. Close proximity to over 50 top notch restaurants, including Terrapin, Mahi-Mah’s , Catch-31, Burton’sAldo’s, Beach Pub, and the list goes on and on and on.

You can get to downtown Norfolk, Town Center Virginia Beach, Farm Bureau LIVE Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach Municipal Center, Virginia Beach Sportsplex, Virginia Aquarium, First Landing State Park, and Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment in only minutes. For Military, you are close to USN Oceana Master Jet Base, Dam Neck Annex and Fort Story. Yes, the “Sound of Freedom” fly over head regularly, but do what the locals do, pause for the “Shadow Lawn Beverage Break” and take a sip of your favorite beverage. Then continue your conversation. The F-18 Super Hornet pilot flying overhead just might be your neighbor. Thank them later for keeping us all safe.

The Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and the First Colonial Road medical corridor for all your medical needs are close by as well.

Shopping needs are about four miles in any direction, including Farm Fresh, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, PLUS Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods and the massive Hilltop Shopping Centers.

Did I mention GOLFING? Owl Creek, Redwing, Princess Anne Country Club and Cavalier Country Club are just miles away.

Local churches include: Pentecostal, Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, Synagogue, etc. all are in the Oceanfront area, some have been established close to 100 years at their present locations.

Virginia Beach has some of the highest quality of living for a city of its size and this is reflected in the award winning school system. Schools for Lakewood include WT Cooke Elementary (in the heart of Lakewood for over 100 years), the very NEW Virginia Beach Middle School and First Colonial High School.

Lakewood has a diverse mix of residents; retirees, families with kids, professionals, singles, and empty-nesters. Lakewood in Virginia Beach, Virginia has something for everyone.



Bart Folta

December 2011 


Exit Realty Professionals

900 Laskin Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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