Mathews Village Homes For Sale
Mathews Village lies in the heart of Mathews County, cradled between Mobjack Bay and the Piankatank River on the Middle Peninsula. The area’s vast shoreline and access to surrounding waterways provides seemingly endless recreational activities for locals and visitors alike.
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Mathews Village is a historic maritime community dotted with 18th-and-19th-century buildings. Along with these charming antebellum homes, churches, and structures, there is also a wonderful assortment of specialty shops and restaurants located along Main Street and Mathews Courthouse Square. One of the most popular restaurants in the area is The White Dog Bistro. The gourmet restaurant has a received a number of accolades from Virginia Living Magazine, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, TripAdvisor and more!
Art is abundant throughout the Chesapeake Bay region, and Mathews Village is no exception. There are a number of art galleries and studios where visitors can purchase something to display in their own homes or simply admire the local craftsmanship. If you can’t seem to get your fill of Mathews, be sure to add Mathews Market Days to your calendar. The annual two-day event is held on the historic Courthouse Green every September. The festival first began in 1975 and has grown to house dozens of food, art, and craft vendors, as well as a number of home good participants. Mathews Market Days also features a Run/Walk sponsored by the YMCA, a car show, and even a pet parade.
The Mathews Visitor center is located inside one of the most popular stores along Main Street — Sibley’s General Store. Sibley’s vast collection of gifts and hand-crafted goods are brought in from over 50 local artisans, and the store also displays several historical and educational exhibits. Lastly, there is also a thriving Farmers Market held every Saturday from April to October on the Courthouse Green. There are numerous local vendors selling seasonal fruits and vegetables, handcrafted arts and crafts, native plants, and baked goods. The Mathews Farmers Market also has a special events calendar featuring live music, cooking demonstrations by local chefs, family-friendly activities, and contests.
Mathews has had a rich and colorful history since its first settlements dating back to the 17th century. The area was at one time recognized as the Chesapeake Bay’s shipbuilding center and had since continued to evolve and blossom into the “Pearl of the Chesapeake.” The area provides a quaint and charming life full of boating, fishing, sailing and simply relaxing.