Where is the Eastern Shore?
Virginia’s Eastern Shore is on a 70 mile long peninsula that stretches from the Maryland state line to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel--- which connects us to Virginia Beach. 

Distances to Cape Charles (which is near the southern tip of the lower peninsula):

Norfolk, VA : 45 miles

Richmond, VA : 125 miles

Baltimore, MD : 210 miles

Washington D.C. : 220 miles

Philadelphia, PA. : 220 miles

New York, NY : 330 miles

There are two airports that are easily accessible---one in Salisbury, MD and Norfolk International. There is also a non-commercial airport in Accomac capable of landing private jets.

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What about taxes?
Compared to most places taxes are very low. Real estate taxes are approximately 80% of assessed value.

Northampton County Local Tax Rates
Real Estate Tax---$.83 
Personal Property Tax---$4.10
Approved by the Board of Supervisors in 2016 (subject to change)
Tax $ amount per $100

Tangible Personal Property   $3.90
Business Personal Property   $4.10
Farm Machinery   $1.43
Boats      $0.99
Aircraft   $3.90
Heavy Construction     
Solar Installations         $0.49

Real Estate   $0.83
Mobile Homes   $0.83


Accomack County Local Tax Rates

Real estate tax---$0.49
Personal property tax--$3.63
Tax $ amount per $100

Accomack County is divided into districts. Each district assesses a different personal property and real estate tax. Because the County is revamping the way they assess the taxes, please check directly with Accomack County for individual district information.
A few of the larger towns like Cape Charles and Onancock have town taxes but much of the shore is unincorporated.


Is the Eastern Shore a good place for dogs?

Yep. See Mabel having a good time.