Thalia


Hidden behind the hustle of busy shopping plazas and fast food restaurants on Virginia Beach Boulevard is the tranquil community of Thalia. Virginia Beach Boulevard, that hectic thoroughfare located less than a block from the neighborhood's entrance, does not affect Thalia's peaceful ambiance or the habitat of the many Canada geese, mallards, herons, and swans that have made the subdivision their home.

A single brick column with black iron accents and a small stand of oak trees greets visitors at the Thalia Road entrance.  The second brick column was demolished in 2008 to accommodate an expansion of the adjacent furniture store.  Bricks from the demolished column were donated to Thalia Garden Club whose members have decorated them to sell as neighborhood mementos.  The area, which contains nearly 850 households and boasts its own man-made island, is rich in history and legend. During World War II, the land housed German prisoners of war in Camp Ashby. The structure housing the current Willis Furniture, which was built in 1937 as a tuberculosis hospital, became part of the POW camp in 1942. The barbed wire, guarded towers and 20- by 100-foot barracks have long since been replaced by brick ranch, colonial, and transitional homes as well as azalea bushes, crepe myrtles, and dogwood trees.  A few of the incarcerated German prisoners continue to correspond with local Thalia historians and write of the kindness extended to them by local residents during the prisoners’ short stay at the local camp.

A bit of history remains at the end of Thalia Road.  Steinhilber's Thalia Acres Inn, one of Virginia Beach's venerable dining traditions, was opened in 1939 by Robert and Marion Steinhilber on the foundation of the burned-out Lynnhaven Golf and Country Club clubhouse. Members of the Steinhilber family have continued to oversee the riverfront restaurant since Robert's death in 1986.  Area legends tout that Blackbeard may have sailed the nearby branches of the Lynnhaven River, but no one has yet been successful in finding any treasure that he left behind.  Other stories include maps of an airstrip and horse racing tracks along with a house rumored to have been home to a Norfolk madam who wanted to escape the Norfolk city hubbub to live in the more subdued Thalia neighborhood.

Thalia Civic League, a feature of the community since 1953, meets regularly to listen to speakers and discuss ways to improve and preserve the treasured character of the community. Thalia Garden Club also is active in planting the neighborhood's flowers, using seasonal themes, and promoting community projects.

Thalia is a quiet, peaceful, private community, yet it is situated a short 15-minute drive from the beach and only five minutes from the expanded Town Center. Thalia represents the best in family living from active community sports leagues for youngsters to various church and educational events for the entire family.

 Community Information:

Zip Code: 23452

Elementary School:  Thalia Elementary

Middle School:  Princess Anne Middle School

High School:  Princess Anne High School

Neighborhood Pool: Little Neck Swim and Racquet Club

Civic League: Thalia Civic League

Cities Plans for the Future:   Strategic Growth Plan 

Homes for Sale in Thalia - Virginia Beach October 25, 2021
7
Listed
25
Avg. DOM
$196.11
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$234,900
Med. List Price
7 Properties
$259,900
Subdivision: Thalia Village
3
Beds
1
Baths
816
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
1
Day on Site
10408105
MLS
Absolutely Gorgeous Home, with a bright and Airy Feel! Featuring Many Updates
Throughout! Brand New Roof, Brand New Water Heater, Brand New Beautifully Renovated
Kitchen and Bath, Brand New...
$299,900
Subdivision: Thalia Village
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,654
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
4
Days on Site
10407910
MLS
Freshly painted townhome that brings so much NEW to you! New laminate floors in common areas, New carpet in bedrooms, New lighting, New granite vanities in bathrooms, New LVT in bathrooms, New...
Contingent
228 Thalia Trace Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23452
$191,500
Subdivision: Thalia Trace
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,100
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
11
Days on Site
10406955
MLS
BEAUTIFUL LAYOUT OPEN VAULTED VEILING FAMILY ROOM WITH SKYLIGHTS, PRIVATE FENCED YARD WITH DECK, NEAR SHOPPING & INTERSTATE,15 MINUTES TO OCEANFRONT-DOWN TOWN NORFOLK AND BASES
Contingent
4140 Rundel Ln Virginia Beach, VA 23452
$298,000
Subdivision: Thalia Manor
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,660
Sq.Ft.
1957
Year Built
12
Days on Site
10406293
MLS
Located near Town Center in VA Beach in gorgeous THALIA MANOR. This Split Level has a downstairs efficiency suite with a small kitchenette and full bath. Stainless appliances and 3 bedrooms up....
Contingent
3968 Roebling Ln Virginia Beach, VA 23452
$234,900
Subdivision: Thalia Wayside
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,350
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
13
Days on Site
10406239
MLS
This updated and beautiful Virginia Beach property will make a great starter home for some special family. It's located down from the vibrant Town Center area, is a sought after end unit, has 3...
Contingent
150 Greendale Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23452
$182,500
Subdivision: Thalia Trace
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,138
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
14
Days on Site
10406057
MLS
Perfect 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath 1138sqft townhouse is ready for it's new owner. This home has several recent updates within the last month to include entire home freshly painted, new carpet, new...
$185,000
Subdivision: Thalia Trace
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,000
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
124
Days on Site
10386497
MLS
Cozy 3 bedroom Townhome conveniently located in Virginia Beach. This home has 2 full bathrooms, lots of natural light throughout, cathedral ceilings and skylights.