Neighborhood Sneak Peak – Marlbank Farm & Marlbank Cove

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MarlbankMarlbank Farm and Marlbank Cove are both family-oriented neighborhoods that collectively make up the Marlbank Recreation Association (MRA).  Located on the north end of York County, MRA borders Wormley Creek (a finger of the York River).  The term “marlbank” refers to the layer of marl (a conglomerate of mud, shells, and clay) that lies below the soil surface along the York River that was used as a construction material by early settlers.  The neighborhood development in Marlbank Farm began in the late 1940’s after the land served as a Plantation for many years.  The remains of a mill dam can still be found today in the woods between Marlbank Cove and Old Wormley Creek Drive.  Marlbank Cove subdivision began in 1985 and occupies part of the original plantation area.

Homes in Marlbank Farm and Marlbank Cove are zoned for the highly desirable York School District.

Marlbank Farm and Marlbank Cove have a voluntary homeowner’s association.  Membership offers it’s residents a number of amenities including a community pool, playground, tennis courts, and ball field.  Many homeowners also participate in association activities including TGIF @ the Pool, Turkey Toad Trot, Oyster Roast, Hootnanny, Easter Egg Hunt, Memorial Day Picnic, Labor Day Picnic, swim meets, and tennis tournaments.

See for yourself – Marlbank Farm & Marlbank Cove!

Hampton Roads Real-e-statement is written by Alyssa Godwin, a Realtor with Liz Moore and Associates. For questions regarding buying or selling contact Alyssa at 757-329-6161 or You can also find Alyssa on Facebook or on the web at