Quality of Life

Shopping Centers

York River Crossing - is a 161,351 square foot shopping center located on U. S Route 17 (George Washington Memorial Highway in Gloucester. The center provides a cluster of retail shops, restaurants and cinemas with easy access and connectivity to surrounding communities.

Gloucester Village on Main - quaint, historic, and the center for government and retail activity. The village is the epicenter for business and day to day activity. Numerous one-of-a-kind businesses can be seen throughout Main Street from the rare antique shops to specialty women’s shops, wine and cheese, jewelry, fabulous dining options and more.

Fox Mill Centre - a newly developed shopping center with national and local retailers. Fox mill is located in the center of Gloucester on U. S Route 17 (George Washington Memorial Highway). The latest phase of the center’s development will include additional retail and restaurants with a completion date slated for late 2016.

Health Care

  • Home to Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters Pediatric Center
  • Home to Riverside Cancer Care Center
  • Home to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
  • Home to Sentara Medical Arts

Regional facilities include Riverside Regional Hospital, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of the King’s daughters, John Hopkins University and the Hampton Proton Therapy Cancer Center.

Recreation

Gloucester is the kind of place you just feel good coming home to. Surrounded by nature, informed by history, and perfectly livable, Gloucester is a great place for families. The local schools are award winning. The local economy is strong. The Chesapeake Bay, local parks, marinas and other public and private facilities offer a wide range of recreational activities.

Gloucester County is defined by hundreds of miles of Chesapeake Bay shoreline, offering many recreational opportunities. Boating, sailing, fishing, kayaking and competitive rowing are all actively pursued.

The county encompasses vast options for rural style living and offers diversions from the cultural to the agricultural. Music, theater and the arts are all represented, as well as farmers markets, horseback riding, gardening, Virginia Homes week, and oyster farming.

Parks

Eight County parks offer residents and visitors many options for all ages including:

  • Beach at Gloucester Point
  • Freshwater and saltwater fishing
  • Hiking and riding trails
  • Picnicking
  • Skateboarding
  • Sports fields

A wide range of festivals and events are held throughout the year including the Daffodil Festival every spring.

Beaverdam Kayaking