November 15, 2019

About

Welcome to the Larkspur Neighborhood

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

The Larkspur neighborhood is a beautiful, friendly neighborhood with single family homes, centrally and conveniently located in Virginia Beach, with easy access to I-264 and other main roads.

We are within walking distance of the public Kempsville Greens Golf Course, Mount Trashmore Park, and the Kempsville Recreation Center. We are also very close to the vibrant Virginia Beach Town Center District which includes the Sandler Center as well as a number of other business and entertainment activities.

Since the 1960’s Larkspur has been a close knit community of almost 800 homes with an active civic league and neighborhood pool. The neighborhood features large lots, many mature and beautiful trees, increasing property values, and a desirable school district. Many residents find that Larkspur fills their needs in a residential area and become truly long term residents.

Larkspur does not have a Homeowners Association and the attendant fees and overhead. We do however have a Civic League with a very modest annual membership fee, and we hope that you will join. The fee is currently only $20.00 for the entire household, and covers our minimal costs. Our association board is comprised of 100% volunteers. There is no paid staff. Committees include Membership/hospitality, Newsletter, Website, Programs, and Garden club. We have a community watch program. Additionally we have a Yard of the Month program and this last year instituted a Holiday recognition of “tastefully spectacular” displays. We are open to and actively solicit other ideas to help build and maintain our Larkspur community.

We maintain this neighborhood website, a NextDoor site, and a Facebook page. We publish a periodic newsletter, a neighborhood directory, and hold General Membership Meetings three times per year, usually the third Wednesday of January, April, and September.

Some of our prior accomplishments of the Larkspur Civic League:

  1. Preventing the use of Edwin Drive as a feeder to an onramp to I-264.
  2. Preventing the extension of Hoylake Rd to Baxter road.
  3. Halting the construction of the Department of Human Services on Independence Blvd.
  4. Halting the sale and redevelopment of Kempsville Greens Municipal Golf Course.
  5. When the streets of Larkspur repeatedly flooded after almost any rain, it was the Civic League (not individual phone calls and letters) that got the City to act to clear and repair neglected drains and improve drainage provided along the Dominion Power Right of Way.

We sincerely hope you will join the Civic League, attend our annual social, and participate in meetings and other activities, and consider joining the Larkspur Swim & Racket Club (pool). Regardless however, welcome to the neighborhood.