I live in Brickshire and shop locally if I don't want to go anywhere else. 10 minutes to Providence Forge Food Lion, Rite- Aide, post office, hardware, doctors, dentist, restaurants, etc. If headed west, exit 195 on 64 is White Oak Village, (20 minutes) to Pennys, Target, Martins, Sams, Lowes, PetSmart, OfficeMax, many smaller stores and restaurants. Or take 295 to Mechanicsville and all the stores you want including Walmart (20 min). Or go East toward Williamsburg. 15 minutes to FarmFresh in Lightfoot, 20 minutes to Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, 25 minutes to outlets and 30 minutes to NewTown.
And if you really do not want to drive 10 minutes, the hit the PIT Stop on 155 for necessities.
I really think the peace and beauty of this area more then make up for any driving time!