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 The barbed wire, guarded towers and 20- by 100-foot barracks have long since been replaced by brick ranch, colonial, and transitional homes as well as azalea bushes, crepe myrtles, and dogwood trees.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 November 27, 2020
9
Listed
32
Avg. DOM
$155.62
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$254,900
Med. List Price
9 Properties
$106,000
Subdivision: Thalia Station Condominiu
2
Beds
1
Baths
866
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
1
Day on Site
10352062
MLS
Well-maintained gated condo community. First-floor unit with front door reserved parking and fenced-in patio. Charming home with an updated kitchen, open living room layout, full size utility room,...
$148,900
Subdivision: Thalia Village
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,138
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
15
Days on Site
10350342
MLS
INVESTOR PORTFOLIO FOR SALE! 8 PROPERTIES TOTAL, ALL RENTED, STEADY RENT. TO INCLUDE MLS #'S 10350388,10350387,10350336, 10350342,10350350,10350357,10350364, 1035373. SELLER WOULD LIKE TO SELL AS...
$224,900
Subdivision: Thalia Wayside
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,400
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
15
Days on Site
10350728
MLS
Great 3 bedroom 2.5 bath townhome close to Town Center in the heart of Virginia Beach. Large kitchen with all appliances. Family room with wood fireplace and is open to the dining room. Fenced...
$199,900
Subdivision: Thalia Wayside
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,192
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
16
Days on Site
10350401
MLS
This is the one! Recently renovated & centrally located in Virginia Beach. Close to shopping, restaurants, highways & military bases. This one owner home has been well cared for and is ready for its...
$390,000
Subdivision: Thalia Shores
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
2,135
Sq.Ft.
1952
Year Built
24
Days on Site
10349308
MLS
Spacious home in Thalia Shores with attached garage. Modern detached office located at back of property with electrical, cable, heating and cooling and covered porch provides ideal work at home...
$324,950
Subdivision: Thalia Village
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,124
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
26
Days on Site
10348868
MLS
Why wait to build? This home built in 2018 has it all, open floor concept living with 9 ft ceilings boasts gourmet kitchen with huge island for the entertainers delight. Cozy up by the gas fireplace...
$349,900
Subdivision: Thalia Shores
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,982
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
29
Days on Site
10347915
MLS
Custom built one-owner brick ranch on .41 acres in Thalia Shores offers spaciousness, storage and shows care given to this home over the years. Hardwood floors throughout, excluding baths, kitchen...
$254,900
Subdivision: Thalia Wayside
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,868
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
67
Days on Site
10342785
MLS
Amazing space in this end unit townhome in the convenient Thalia area. Pride of home ownership shows in every part of this home: newer flooring, new storm door, new sink, fridge, stove and custom...
$545,000
Subdivision: Thalia Gardens
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,200
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
100
Days on Site
10336827
MLS
BEAUTIFUL waterfront home on a .5 acre lot in sought after neighborhood. The HUGE (37x30) master suite includes LARGE walk-in closet, large full bathroom, as well as your own private balcony. Brand...