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  • psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813
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    • Riders Up! Horse Racing in Williamsburg
      By Bill Sullivan George Washington lost four pounds playing the ponies as a 27-year old freshman legislator in Williamsburg in 1759. He wasn’t alone. Horse racing and gambling were favorite pastimes in colonial Virginia. Large crowds turned out from Virginia’s earliest years to find out who had the fastest horse—and to bet on the outcome.
    • Spirituals Communicate More Than Just Words and Music
      By Karen Gonzalez In colonial times, spirituals and religious folk songs did more than carry musical messages of faith and hope. For those who were enslaved, they were also a way to communicate. “One of the challenges that many African-Americans faced was learning which cultural expressions were acceptable by their slave owners and which were not,” ... Conti […]
    • Preparing to Raise the Market House Frame.
      The Market House timber frame is now complete, as we prepare for frame raising day early next week. Each timber has been fit into its respective place in the frame to test the joinery, and then numbered with Roman numerals, a system of “marriage marks”, to reposition that timber in the very same place once the ... Continue Reading »
    • An Actor’s Life: Theater in the 18th Century
      By Karen Gonzalez In the 18th-century, theater thrived in Williamsburg – so much so that it took three venues to accommodate the demand. Theater manager David Douglass built and furnished the third theater in Williamsburg in 1760 in the traditional English fashion of the time. Located just a few steps from the House of Burgesses, Douglass deduced ... Continu […]
    • From the Garden: Dainty Delights
      It has long been customary in Williamsburg to overplant our tulip beds in the fall with species of small, hardy flowering plants that will withstand the rigors of winter to bloom in the spring; first under the tulips and then, when the tulips are exhausted, to succeed them in a glorious ground cover of color.
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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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