Land of the life worth living. That’s what they say about Gloucester on the Middle Peninsula, but the reality is, it’s a true statement for the entire region. The Middle Peninsula is made up of Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex Counties and by geographic definition includes our neighboring counties of King and Queen and Essex.

There is a relaxing, laid-back feel to the entire region and its location surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay’s rivers and creeks means that leisure activities are usually centered around being outdoors. Marinas and public launch sites are scattered throughout the region for everyone to enjoy the water. The Main Streets of Gloucester and Mathews feature many local shops and restaurants unique to this region.

In addition to its small town feel, the Middle Peninsula offers easy access to larger cities:

  • an easy 90 minute drive to Richmond or Norfolk
  • depending on where you are, a 25 to 45 minute drive to Williamsburg
  • just under three hours to Washington DC.

To learn more about life on the Middle Peninsula, visit the following web sites:

Riverside Health System
A regional leader in providing health care since 1915, Riverside Health System seeks to deliver care and services - as a team - by putting patients and residents at the center of all operations. Riverside delivers a variety of health care services and programs in the areas of prevention, acute care, aging-related services, rehabilitation, ambulatory care, diagnostic care, education, and home care. Riverside Health System operates five acute care hospitals, a behavioral health facility, and the largest freestanding physical rehabilitation hospital in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its extensive Medical Group includes more than 540 providers. Ambulatory centers bring diagnostic services, physical therapy, day surgery and other services to neighborhoods served by Riverside. The company employs approximately 9,500 team members in offices throughout Eastern Virginia.