New Kent : Virginia


What It Is Like to Retire in New Kent

New Kent is a small town and the county seat of New Kent County, Virginia, with a population of approximately 500 residents. The area is becoming popular with retirees with the average age to be about 50 years, and offers outdoor recreation, vineyards and historical sites. It is located about 30 miles east of Richmond, and 30 miles north of Williamsburg, which allows for enjoying many cultural and entertainment venues. Photo of a View along New Kent Highway courtesy of Wikipedia and Mojo Hand, photo of New Kent County Courthouse courtesy of Wikipedia and Nyttend, photo of the former New Kent County High School was built in 1930, and is associated with the 1968 Supreme Court case in which the court defined what the standards of Brown v. Board of Education were in the desegregation cases and ushered in the era of integration, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/

Where to Retire in New Kent and Home Prices

New Kent is a small but rapidly growing area with many new housing developments. Zillow reports the median home value to be $311,388 in mid-2021.

What Is Special about New Kent

New Kent is a small town in a pretty area on the Virgina Peninsula and is close to both Richmond and Williamsburg. There are vineyards, golf courses and a race track.

What Is Not Special about New Kent

It is chilly during the winter months with the average temperature in the 40's. The town is small and made up of several housing developments, it is not considered walkable community.

Who Will Like Retirement in New Kent

Those looking for a small retirement town not far from a large city (Richmond) may enjoy living here. There are historical sites and a historical society, a library, Bay Transit bus service, and easy access to Richmond International Airport.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Retail, tourism, professional services and manufacturing all add to the economy of New Kent.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 40 degrees, and July's average is 80 degrees. New Kent averages about 10" of snow each winter.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

New Kent has several restaurants, wineries, and vineyards in the area. Cumberland Landing and Cumberland Plantation are located here along with historic homes and battlefields in the area.


The crime rate is low.

Medical Facilities

There are all types of medical facilities in Richmond.


New Kent does have an airport for private planes, rentals, and flying lessons; Richmond International Airport about 30 minutes away; Bay Transit offers bus service.

Valuable Links

Welcome to New Kent

Kent County


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