Smithfield

Smithfield

Smithfield VA Real Estate

Smithfield is an incorporated town in Isle of Wight County.  With a population of around 7,000 and a land-area of only 10 square miles, Smithfield offers residents a small-town atmosphere, a good school system, affordable housing, a historic downtown, and a new state-of-the-art community/conference center.  Smithfield has many of the charms associated with Hampton Roads communities, including 18th & 19th Century architecture, a revitalized historic downtown, and all the character of a former colonial seaport.

First colonized in 1634, Smithfield and surrounding Isle of Wight County are as old as Virginia itself and saw action during the Revolutionary War and Civil War, mainly because of their proximity to the James River. In 2004, the Town of Smithfield was one of 20 communities in the United States that was designated a Preserve America Community. The Preserve America initiative is a new White House effort to encourage and support community efforts for the preservation and enjoyment of America's priceless cultural and natural heritage.  Smithfield's Historic District boasts over 70 buildings of exceptional architectural importance, including residences of the Colonial, Federal, and Victorian periods. Although Smithfield is near the bigger cities of Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, prospective home buyers are attracted to Smithfield for its more rural small-town feel, natural beauty, and exceptional quality of life.

Smithfield History

The town, incorporated in 1921, is most famous for the curing and production of the Smithfield ham. The Virginia General Assembly passed a statute defining Smithfield ham by law in 1926.  Today, Smithfield Foods, based in Smithfield, is a Fortune 500 Company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer.

Smithfield Schools

There are nine schools in the Isle of Wight county public school system, only one of which (Westside Elementary) is actually located within Smithfield.  Several festivals and parades are held throughout the year in the downtown area.  There are several antique shops and other unique specialty shops along Main Street.  Smithfield is also home to many romantic bed & breakfasts. The town recently completed a decade long $2 million public improvement project downtown. 

Smithfield Real Estate

Smithfield's Historic District boasts over 70 buildings of exceptional architectural importance, including residences of the Colonial, Federal, and Victorian periods. Although Smithfield is near the bigger cities of Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, prospective home buyers are attracted to Smithfield for its more rural small-town feel, natural beauty, and exceptional quality of life.

Contact Information

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The Butler Team
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4000 Virginia Beach Blvd. Ste 164
Virginia Beach VA 23452
757-237-2751
Fax: 757-233-1552

The Butler Team, ABR, CRS, GRI

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Office: 757-237-2751      Fax: 757-233-1552