York County stretches 27 miles from Williamsburg to Hampton and covers 106 square miles. The county is 20 minutes from the Port of Hampton Roads and less than one hour from Richmond and Virginia Beach. With more than 200 miles of coastline along the York River and the Chesapeake Bay, waterfront property is abundant. The County is surrounded by James City County, the Cities of Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, and Poquoson. Located in the heart of the Virginia Peninsula, York County is one of the fastest growing areas in Virginia. Two-thirds of the nation's population and three-quarters of the nation's manufacturing activities are within 500 miles of York County.
More than 40% of the County's land is earmarked for federal use with installations such as the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Training Center, the Colonial National Historical Park, the U.S. Naval Weapons Station, Cheatham Annex, and Camp Peary.