Charlestowne Neighborhood

City of Virginia Beach

Charlestowne East, Charlestowne Woods, and Lakes of Charlestowne

Our civic league is a voluntary organization whose official goals are to work together for changes and improvements such as neighborhood safety, beautification, and social activities.

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  • Charlestowne East Park
  • Entry point landscapes
  • Neighborhood clean-ups
  • Historic preservation


  • Development projects
  • Housing
  • Statehood
  • Traffic & parking

Social Events

  • Holiday Celebration & Santa Parade
  • National Night Out
  • The greater community yard sale
  • Spring Picnic

Virginia Beach, Virginia

|| Kempsville District

Charlestowne is a Hampton Roads neighborhood, in Virginia Beach situated on the west side of Virginia Beach near Chesapeake, and bordered by Kempsville Road, Centerville Turnpike, and Lynnhaven Parkway. It is conveniently located adjacent to Woods Corner Shopping Center, three miles from Interstate-64, and about four miles from Greenbrier Mall. Several conveniently located restaurants are nearby as well, some within walking distance. The beach is about a 20-minute drive away, and the U.S. military bases are 20-30 minutes.

The children attend Centerville Elementary, Brandon Middle School, and Tallwood High School. Each of these schools are SOL accredited.  Tallwood High School is the home of the Global Studies and World Languages Academy. It is currently ranked #1560 nationally and #39 in Virginia by U.S. News and World Reports earning Tallwood a silver medal.


Total homes
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Built in the early
1900 'S
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Community Civic League Highlights

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Here is the place to find information about our specific community, all made possible by the Charlestowne Civic League.
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Santa in the Park Holiday Celebration at Charlestowne East Park

Holiday Celebration SAT. Dec. 9 3-5pm Charlestowne East Park Santa will be at the park from 3-5 pm for photos with the kids. Hot chocolate, cider & snacks are provided. Guests are asked to bring individually wrapped snacks to share and canned goods to be donated to the Food Bank. Photos with Santa, hot chocolate, cider & treats from 3-5. Special guests will be VBPD & VBFD have been invited. The Santa Parade will leave the

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Traffic Calming

Introduction Charlestowne has been enrolled in the city’s traffic calming program since 2018, and we are in Phase 2, Selective Enforcement. Traffic Engineering has been collecting data on Beaufain to determine whether the lines added for bike and parking lanes have encouraged folks to slow down. Traffic Engineering has presented their findings at our general meetings. Speeding and traffic issues are continuing to cause problems in our neighborhood, especially along Beaufain Blvd. The speed limit is

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Newsletter Update

CACL will be publishing paper newsletters once per year, in November. Throughout the year, we may also send out electronic newsletters. To receive our FREE e-newsletter, you are required to subscribe with your email address. Sign up via our website home page, Your information will NOT be used for advertising or spam, and you can unsubscribe at any time.  

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Charlestowne Area Civic League Needs YOU!

Our civic league is an all-volunteer organization. We need residents willing to help us organize and run our events! Our annual officer and board of director election will occur next Tuesday, Nov. 15, at our general meeting (7 PM, at Tallwood High School). CACL sponsors activities like the Holiday Celebration and Santa Parade, Spring Picnic, National Night Out, Neighborhood Yard Sale, and Neighborhood Cleanup. CACL volunteers also coordinate landscaping maintenance at neighborhood entrances and serve as

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Little Free Library at Charlestowne East Park

A Little Free Library has been installed at Charlestowne East Park.  A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange.  It is supported by neighbors  sharing their favorite books with their community. Anyone may contribute or take books. The more the merrier! If you take a book (or two) from a Library, you do not need to return that exact book. However, in order to keep the Little Library full of good

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An Offical Civic League in Virginia Beach

The Charlestowne Area Civic League is a group of volunteers that promotes community  pride and spirit by organizing community events,  encouraging the sharing of information by publishing a newsletter and website, and beautifying the neighborhood by maintaining the seasonal plantings around our community signs.




- Holiday Celebration and Santa Parade
- National Night Out
- Neighborhood Watch
- Neighborhood Newsletter
- Neighborhood Cleanup Days
- Neighborhood Picnic
- Lost Pet Advertisement
- Community Yard Sale
- Seasonal Plantings around community signs


The purpose of the Civic League is to enhance the quality of life and to promote a cohesive community of residents and institutions & government.


Permanently protect parks from development and encourage public enjoyment of them as well as use them for the benefit of the entire community.


Please help us preserve this special place we all love.

To sustain our volunteer goals, the Charlestowne Area Civic League needs your financial support.

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