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 The barbed wire, guarded towers and 20- by 100-foot barracks have long since been replaced by brick ranch, colonial, and transitional homes as well as azalea bushes, crepe myrtles, and dogwood trees.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 July 24, 2021
12
Listed
18
Avg. DOM
$191.48
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$282,500
Med. List Price
12 Properties
Contingent
329 Thalia Station Ct Virginia Beach, VA 23452
$105,000
Subdivision: Thalia Station Condominiu
2
Beds
1
Baths
866
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
2
Days on Site
10391623
MLS
Cozy first floor unit offers two bedrooms and one full bath w/ covered porch. Great location is close interstate and Town Center. This lovely unit is ready for an update. Tenant is packing up, so...
Contingent
4200 Thalia Forest Ln Virginia Beach, VA 23452
$499,999
Subdivision: Thalia Acres
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,549
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
4
Days on Site
10390591
MLS
Terrific 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the sought after neighborhood of Thalia Acres. The floor plan is made for family gatherings and entertaining! Large, eat-in...
$495,000
Subdivision: Thalia Village
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,362
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
5
Days on Site
10391040
MLS
No description available...
$240,000
Subdivision: Thalia Wayside
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,758
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
6
Days on Site
10390670
MLS
One of the largest townhomes in Thalia Wayside, this end-unit also boasts a large, fully-fenced yard and double driveway. Half of the garage was converted into a bonus / flex room which could be...
$211,900
Subdivision: Thalia Gardens
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,084
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
10
Days on Site
10390002
MLS
Absolutely immaculate townhome where each unit is an end unit! All neutral decor with brand new vinyl plank flooring throughout first floor. New paint, updated bath & all new blinds. Large kitchen...
$330,000
Subdivision: Thalia Village
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,506
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
10
Days on Site
10390166
MLS
This lovely home boasts 3 master bedrooms! Master bedroom on first floor is also ideal for a guest suite. On the second floor you will find the kitchen equipped with SS appliances, breakfast bar,...
$179,900
Subdivision: Thalia Trace
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,000
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
10
Days on Site
10390316
MLS
Located near Town Center, this 2 Bedroom 2 bathroom townhouse features two master suites; One on the first floor and one on the second floor. The house was fully updated in 2015 including HVAC,...
$399,000
Subdivision: Thalia Acres
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,500
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
14
Days on Site
10389334
MLS
RARE FIND! HALF-ACRE IN SOUGHT-AFTER THALIA! Huge front yard and large private fenced back yard surrounded by honeysuckle bushes. Charming all brick ranch home in a quiet neighborhood near Town...
$185,000
Subdivision: Thalia Trace
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,000
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
31
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.
Contingent
472 Greencastle Ln Virginia Beach, VA 23452
$325,000
Subdivision: Thalia Manor
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,500
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
37
Days on Site
10384543
MLS
Beautifully updated brick ranch in Thalia Manor. Located just minutes from Town Center. You are near to shopping, restaurants, movies and the interstate. All wood shelving is custom and stays with...
$515,000
Subdivision: Thalia Gardens
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,894
Sq.Ft.
1956
Year Built
45
Days on Site
10383121
MLS
Countryside retreat, however in the city. Minutes to shopping, entertainment, hospitals & schools. Highly sought Thalia Gardens and home sits on a quiet dead end street. This pristine tucked away all...
Contingent
116 Thalia Trace Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23453
$185,000
Subdivision: Thalia Village
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,138
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
52
Days on Site
10381331
MLS
Beautiful townhouse close to Town Center, shopping and the beach. Almost new microwave, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer, all convey. New carpet upstairs and new laminate flooring downstairs. Roof...