It all began more than five decades ago. In 1957, when Jim and Pat Carter opened a real estate firm in White Stone, the Northern Neck was only a couple of dozen years removed from when steamboats came calling, moving people and cargo in the time-honored, centuries-old way – by water.
The Carters moved into a landmark building on the main corner in town. Just a mile away, the Robert O. Norris Bridge, a two-mile span across the Rappahannock River, also opened, replacing the old ferry. This made the lower Northern Neck more accessible by road, but still the deeply historic peninsula remained a land apart. It developed slowly as a destination locale. Few detoured from major highways simply to pass through, but
those who did were likely to return.
Jim and Pat were in love with the charm and beauty of the Northern Neck – its beaches and deep-water harbors, its broad rivers and meandering creeks, its forests, fields and fine homes. They respected the history of the Northern Neck, the birthplace of George Washington, James Monroe and Robert E. Lee, as well as Jim’s forebear, Robert “King” Carter, who shaped our country’s history. Together they explored every country road of this peninsula, which is dotted with finely preserved homes and estates from all of our nation’s eras. They even restored one of the area’s earliest homes Muskettoe Pointe Farm for their ever-growing family.
Long known as a premier real estate brokerage firm in the Chesapeake Bay region, Jim & Pat Carter Real Estate Inc. is deep on experience and well positioned to show the finest homes, estates and properties in this special region, and to help match them with your desires. Please visit and share our tradition.