Located in the northwestern section of the city, Lake Smith Terrace, Haygood Point, and Governor Square are situated on the edge of Lake Smith and Lake Lawson, not far from the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. The three communities are comprised of more than 900 single-family homes and elegant townhouses with a diverse mix of young families and long-time residents.
These three adjoining neighborhoods are well-known as being among the most desirable areas in North Virginia Beach; homes here are sought after for their large treed lots, quiet streets, and friendly neighbors. Lake Smith Terrace was founded in the 1960’s, with Haygood Point and Governor Square following in the 1970’s and 80’s. The neighborhoods are composed of many attractive brick homes as well as luxurious waterfront residences. The Haygood Point neighborhood park offers quiet and relaxing space, including a native plants garden and a "pollination station," along with a playground area and basketball court; the park is the site of numerous Civic-League-sponsored activities throughout the year.
Within minutes of highways, beaches, shopping, recreation, and the Virginia Beach Town Center, it’s easy to see why Lake Smith Terrace, Haygood Point, and Governor Square are high points of neighborhood life in the resort city.
Want to see more background information on the birth of the Haygood Point neighborhood? Click here
(Thanks to Civic League VP Sam Hribal for finding the article.)
The three neighborhoods are served by the following public schools:
• Pembroke Meadows Elementary (Haygood Point)
• Thoroughgood Elementary (Lake Smith Terrace and Governor Square)
• Old Donation School for the Gifted & Talented (Elementary and Middle School)
The Virginia Beach City Public Schools system offers high school students the opportunity to participate in the Academy and Advanced Academics Program. The following educational settings represent an exciting expansion of curricular options for interested students across the city: