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Living in Onancock, VA

The charming town of Onancock, Virginia, is one of the oldest settlements in the state, and it existed before the arrival of English explorers; the Native Americans who had settled here had named it Auwannakku, meaning "foggy place." Onancock is small and charismatic, and has a pull that compels you to make this town your home.

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Things to Do in Onancock

When you explore homes for sale in Onancock, Virginia, you will find most of the action takes place around the wharf. This is where residents of Onancock meet, stroll, cycle, or just watch boats in the harbor. Market Street is another favorite with tourists and locals—just a small excursion around the street will take you through four centuries in time, from when the town was first established in 1680 to magnificent 18th century Victorian homes and recent history through monuments built to honor victims of World War I and II.

For a town with a small population, Onancock, VA, boasts plenty of restaurants, the Roseland Theater is an historic movie theater built in 1950 with its own international film festival, and good shopping outlets for local arts. Living in Onancock is like living out your dream vacation in a delightful town that remains your own secret and away from the influence of tourists. To understand the Onancock community and personality, you can learn more about the town's outstanding history at the Ker Place or Eastern Shore Watermen's Museum.

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Housing in Onancock

Onancock real estate is made up of mainly single-family homes, but there are a few apartments and condos in the mix as well. Though Onancock is a developing town with new condos making an appearance in its real estate scene, the town's charming historic homes always have a market and play a role in giving the town its character.

Driving is the best commute option in Onancock; some residents also opt for carpooling to reach their place of business. Once you've settled in, you'll find it easy to just drive over to any destination and discover surprises along the way. Visit the well-preserved Roseland movie theater, or just head over to the market every second Friday to enjoy shopping till late dusk. Onancock, VA's, location in the Eastern Shore gives you easy access to Chincoteague just over 30 miles northeast, and Cape Charles, just under 40 miles to the south. Both these towns are beautiful, unique places to visit when you make Onancock, Virginia, your new home.


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What Locals Love

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  • On the second Thursday of each Month, Roseland Theatre shows an international film as part of their International Films Club.
  • A monthly book club allows residents to get together and discuss books based on a topic instead of a title.


Onancock Real Estate at a Glance

  • 13 Homes Sold*
  • 131 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $290,651 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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