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      The William Lightfoot House stands on the south side of Duke of Gloucester Street, across the street from the Ludwell-Paradise House. This part of the Duke of Gloucester Street was less commercially attractive in the 18th century than the east end since it was farther away from the Capitol. The lots were not subdivided, so ... Continue Reading »
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      Williamsburg is a town with a legacy of producing patriotic fervor. From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, her streets have been paced by young men brimming with passion for the country they dream of creating. One such young man marched under the mantle of a singular moniker: Decimus et Ultimus Barziza. Born with ... Continue Reading »
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      By Ben Swenson The summer’s winding down, but there’s still time for kid stuff. Here are five ideas that will let you and your children steal some fun in the Revolutionary City before school starts. The Benjamin Powell House and the James Geddy House The Revolutionary City is full of sights to behold: a mob of citizens gathering ... Continue Reading »
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Colonial Williamsburg VA Neighborhoods

I am planning to move to Williamsburg in the spring, but all the houses I see for sale are in subdivisions. I’m a history buff and I’d like to live where I can walk to Colonial Williamsburg, go to the farmer’s market on Sat, etc. I’ve seen beautiful houses near that area but never see them for sale.  There are numerous subdivisions within a short walk to Colonial Williamsburg and William ans Mary. Most of the homes were built from the late 1980’s and onward. The oldest homes sold that I can find a record of in the last 10 years were all built after 1900. You have to realize when Colonial Williamsburg was restored in the 1930’s.the town was in pretty bad shape. That was the reason  Rev. Goodwin wanted to save the town. He saw it disintegrating…

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation owns most if not all of the homes in the restored area. Two of the homes sold that were early 1900’s were owned by them.

There are a variety of newer neighborhoods within walking distance to the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg and William and Mary.  Port Anne, Holly, Walnut Hills, Yorkshire, Rich Neck Heights, Indian Springs, The Woods, Counselors Close, Richmond Hill are just a few of these neighborhoods.  Walnut Hills is the only one with older homes dating from the 1930’s and up. Prices will range from $500k to $1,800,000.   Although the homes are not older most are Colonials. Some more traditional than others with historic touches throughout.

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