Our vision is to develop Timberneck Farm as a preservation development blending the historical, agricultural, recreational, ecological, marine and wildlife resources into a low-density community that will replicate rural farm life on the Virginia Middle Peninsula by surrounding active farmland with architecturally controlled waterfront and waterview homesites.
Located in Gloucester County on the northern banks of the York river, Timberneck encompasses 644± acres within 10 minutes of historic Yorktown and 30 minutes from Williamsburg via the Colonial parkway. Gloucester County’s history actually dates from just after the 1607 settlement of Jamestown when settlers explored the Virginia Peninsula and crossed the York into what is now the county. Chief Powhatan’s fortress was located very near Timberneck Farm and more likely than not he frequently traversed the land. Gloucester Point, just a short boat ride down river and just across the river from Yorktown, is the site of the “Second Surrender” by General Charles Lord Cornwallis to General George Washington in 1781.
Timberneck Farm’s development encompasses the spirit of the Gloucester’s current motto of “The land of the life worth living” and as proclaimed by Captain John Smith “Heaven and Earth never framed a better place for man’s habitation”. Rising quickly above and overlooking more than 400 acres of perpetually protected islands and marshland adjacent to the York and Poplar Creek known as the Catlett Islands, the highland of Timberneck Farm is bounded on the east by Timberneck Creek. Located around the perimeter of the highland outside of the rural farm road on naturally created points and banks are a limited number of wooded waterview and waterfront homesites, as well as open and wooded walking trails and observation decks overseeing portions of the Catlett Islands and beautiful sunsets.
The broad expanse of the York River shapes the very identity of Timberneck Farm. The York and its tributaries bound the Farm on three sides, providing a spectacular yet profoundly peaceful backdrop for a limited number of waterfront and waterview homesites.
One of America’s most historic waterways, the York today is an ecological jewel that is home to a rich collection of wildlife living in hundreds of acres of perpetually protected islands and marshlands adjacent to the property.
The development plan of Timberneck Farm embraces its waterfront through careful and respectful planning. A private boat landing will exit on Timberneck Creek, providing easy passage to the York River. In addition, many of the homesites are eligible for private boat docks, providing residents with their own access to this great American river.
Timberneck Farm presents a rare opportunity to live amidst the preserved and protected lands adjacent to Virginia’s York River. Residents enjoy both the responsibility and the privilege of securing a place within the stunning riverscape and farmland of the historic peninsula.