• 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

Ford’s Colony Community Spotlight- Williamsburg, VA

fordscolonywilliamsburgva Ford’s Colony is a gated golf community located in Williamsburg /James City County , Virginia. Offering  three 18-hole golf courses all designed by Dan Maples, that weave throughout  the community giving golfers a challenging place to test their game.  Ford’s Colony features two swimming pools, tennis courts, walking trails, and a clubhouse. Residents can enjoy an active lifestyle without leaving their neighborhood! Homes in this community range in price from $295K to $2.5 million.

Recently voted the number one master planned community in the United States, Ford’s Colony in historic Williamsburg, Virginia is a relaxed and graciousfcgc community offering a variety of home styles and amenities.
The hub of activity in the center of this 3,000-acre community is the Country Club, complete with award winning dining, meeting rooms, and a full-service Golf Pro shop. The Dining Room in the Country Club has repeatedly received the AAA Five Diamond award.

Within Fords Colony there are 200 acres  dedicated to a wildlife preserve . A newly completed nature trail meanders through the woods and includes a bird watching tower. In addition there are over  14 miles of paved fitness trails for walking, jogging  or biking.

fordscolonyhomes Located in  Virginia’s Historic Triangle, the area offers a easy access to a variety of attractions such as Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Busch Gardens, and much more..

Golf Digest awarded The golf course at Fords Colony it’s highest award for course design. A state-of-the-art Golf Learning Center provides access to video swing analysis, a golf fitness room, dynamic club fitting, a short-game practicefordscolonyhomes4 area, and six indoor practice tees featuring True Strike surfaces.

Two separate   facilities within Fords Colony offer  both clay and asphalt tennis  courts, a junior Olympic pool and kid’s pool; full service clubhouse.

Building Lots: Home-sites range from a quarter-acre to over 5 acres offering golf course, nature preserve, or lake views. Prices range from $75,000 to $1.25 million.

Condos: Eaglescliffe :New construction of 84-unit, four-story residential condos ranging from 1,700 to over 2,100 square feet. Priced between $458,500 and $634,000.

Townhomes: resale  priced from $300,000.

fordscolonyhomes2 Homes: New and resale  custom homes feature Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival, or Georgian architecture. Resale and new construction homes  are available, with prices ranging from the low $300’s to $1,500,000+.

This 3,000 acre gated golf community will delight you with a superior selection of home styles and neighborhoods, a complete range of country club amenities, the privacy you desire and the Ford’s Colony reputation for excellence in everything they do.

Watch a brief photo tour of Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg VA

There is a full range of lifestyle options including custom homes set along one of the community’s three superb golf courses, lake view settings and gorgeous nature preserve locations.

fordscolonyhomeseaglescliff The new Eaglescliffe condominiums offer  maintenance–free living located in the heart of the community. Located  across from the Country Club clubhouse. It will, when completed, have 84 Condominium units in 7 buildings; the first building consisting of 12 units is complete.

Ford’s Colony provides residents access to the finest country club amenities with a focus on golf. Enjoy 54 holes of highly rated and challenging golf on the Dan Maples designed courses, a complete practice facility and outstanding dining at the clubhouse.

Knob Hill is one of the newest areas of Ford’s Colony . Located   off Ford’s Colony Drive near the Country Club consisting of nine, one to one and a half acre single family residence lots priced from $300,000 to $600,000. Knob Hill
has a sub-association, Eaglescliffe-Knob Hill Neighborhood it’s residents are  Social Members of the Fords Colony Country Club will be members of
the Spa when it is completed. They are also entitled to use all of the amenities of Ford’s Colony

Westport is the development being constructed across from the Manchester Gate on Centerville Road. It will contain 102 Single family residences on 3 to 5 acre lots on it’s  430 acre tract.  Owners of lots in Westport are part of the Fords Colony Homeowner Association as well as a sub-association to be
known as Westport Neighborhood Association.
The amenities planned include parks, a small floating dock affording access to Gordon Creek, outdoor areas for games such as shuffle board and croquet, a BBQ patio area and an indoor meeting and activities building. In addition the residents will be Social Members of the Fords Colony Country Club  and the Spa. The recreational facilities will be open to all Ford’s Colony residents and all Ford’s Colony facilities will be open to the residents of Westport.

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Map of Fords Colony

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Every owner of a unit (residence or lot) in Ford’s Colony is a member of the FCHOA. Some owners are also members of a sub-association (e.g., The Links, Nottingham Place Neighborhood Association). These sub-associations exist for various reasons, including maintenance of the exterior of the residence and yard, maintenance of the common elements of the subdivision, and contractual arrangements. They have a separate Board of Directors and may have a different Management Agent. Except for those specific
provisions included in the Supplemental Declaration and Bylaws for that subdivision, all of the Covenants, Bylaws, and rules/resolutions of the FCHOA, also known as the Master Association, apply to the members of a sub-association.

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 post was 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 , foreclosures55+ 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 @  757-254-8136


Ahoy Mates – Sailing Club
Every Wednesday and Sunday at 3pm (2pm in the winter) we sail our “POND BOATS,” weather permitting. The pond is called Chisel Run where there is a waterfall and wooden bridge. It’s on Williamsburg West Drive near the exit to Longhill Road. Bring your radio controlled sailboat, or come to observe. See what it is all about. If you would like to build your own boat, members have much expertise to help you.
Auto Enthusiasts
This is a group of more than 40 Ford’s Colony residents whose common interest is cars!  From pre-war classics to British and Italian sports cars, collectible cars from the 50’s and 60’s, exotics, contemporary sports cars and European sedans . . every interest is represented.  Some members own them and others just enjoy them.
We meet monthly for conversation, to hear speakers, watch movies and demonstrations and to learn more about what is going on in the world that has an impact on each of us and our cars – today and tomorrow.  We participate in car shows, rallies, parties, parades, visits to shops and collections. . . . all related to our interest in cars.
If you are interested in cars this is the club to join.  In a recent Club survey, one member said “This is a very active, creative membership.  Unlike any car club I’ve seen.”
Bid Whist

Bid Whist Players meet every second Thursday of the month at the Swim & Tennis Club

Monday Morning Bridge
Players meet each Monday morning at the Swim & Tennis Club from 9:30a.m. till noon. There are four progressions of six hands each of party bridge. There are usually between seven and ten tables. Players alternate volunteering as host/hostess. If you wish to play, please call the hostess for the week listed in the Talk of the Colony, or the Bridge chair.
Duplicate Bridge
The Duplicate Bridge group meets every Wednesday at noon at the Swim & Tennis Club. This is a very friendly, easy to play in duplicate bridge group. It is not necessary to come with a partner—just show up and the director will always find a partner for you. For those who already belong to the ACBL, this is a sanctioned group, so you can earn master points while having fun and meeting many of your Ford’s Colony neighbors.
More than 165 men and women participate in a league comprised of two divisions. The American Division bowls on Monday afternoons and the National Division bowls on Tuesday afternoons. Substitutes bowl whenever needed. The league bowls at the Williamsburg Bowl Lanes at Old Towne Road. The season is from late October through the end of March with an awards banquet in April.
Fit For Life & Aerobics
Fit for Life is an exercise program of movements that will help improve flexibility and circulation to all parts of the body. It will also increase awareness of how your own particular body functions. Fit for Life is for men and women of all ages, no matter what the level of physical fitness. As the body ages, exercise becomes more critical to keep it strong and flexible.
Caring Neighbors
“Caring Neighbors” of Ford’s Colony was formed to:

Act as a source of information on local services available for: health care – ER, extended and therapy, in home services– nursing, cleaning and meals, equipment rental – wheel chairs, crutches, walkers, etc.

Help to organize and provide limited assistance to residents in times of temporary health problems, medical emergencies, or death in the family with respect to: transportation, visitation, a meal, if needed.

Set up lists of items owned by residents who are willing to lend items to others having a short-term need – for themselves or visitors. Items include: medical aids, rollaway beds or cots, baby/toddler equipment (gates, high chairs, strollers, playpens, toys, bikes, etc.)

Caring Neighbors continues to help our friends and neighbors in every way possible to provide that extra bit of “TLC” that each of us needs from time to time. Please remember that we are standing by—ready and willing to help.

Computer Club

Mission: To improve our members’ knowledge, skills, and enjoyment of personal computers through information presentations, discussion, learning, and sharing of common interests.

Focus: Software applications, tools & techniques, computer security, operating systems, performance, the Internet, networking, multimedia, digital photography, computer accessories, and emerging technologies.

Craft Club
The craft club supports numerous charities in the area. Members meet weekly enjoying the camaraderie of the group while honing their own craft skills and learning new techniques from others. Frequently, members work on charitable projects, such as quilting, knitting, crocheting and making items for special occasions throughout the year for nursing homes and other community groups. Often, club members offer to teach special skills, like decorative painting, beading, watercolor, basket making, sewing and specialty needlework to other members.
Dinner Etcetera
Membership is open to all residents. Participation involves getting together on a quarterly basis at different homes for dinner to meet new friends and share a pleasant evening. You may attend once or as often as you would like. When you see an announcement in the Talk of the Colony, just call and sign up. We have a dinner in the autumn, late winter and mid-spring. The club has a final get-together in early summer. Attendance varies for each function..
Garden Club
With about 150 members participating at regular scheduled meetings from September through June, the club makes arrangements for guest speakers, demonstrations, tours and special events. The club is proud to have the largest membership in the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs. Discussions concerning indoor/outdoor planting, flower arranging and related activities are highlighted.
A group of Ford’s Colony golfers interested in playing area courses…and meeting new people. Once a month, from March thru October, golfers play a different area club. At the beginning of the year a schedule is e-mailed to all members. Play is typically on the 2nd or 3rd Thursday of each month. There are no fees or meetings for this club.

There are currently 120+ members and we are averaging about eight(8) foursomes each event. Members include golfers who both belong to many of the area courses as well as those who don’t belong to any club.!

Members of this committee extend a warm welcome to new Ford’s Colony residents. This greeting is also offered to property owners in transit and living in Williamsburg.

Members distribute a welcome package, which includes maps, discount coupons, health information and other promotional materials. Hosts and hostesses try to answer any questions newcomers may have concerning Ford’s Colony and the Williamsburg area while they make new residents feel welcome and comfortable in our community. New volunteers are always welcome and needed. Call the chair to offer your time and talents as a host or hostess to welcome new residents.

The purpose of Newcomers Club is to provide a means for newcomers to Ford’s Colony, both singles and couples, to get acquainted on a informal basis and learn about the many activities offered in and around the community. Each month, newcomers sponsors numerous activities designed to expand your group of friends and knowledge of the area.

The Newcomers meeting, listed in the Talk of the Colony, is usually held on the 3rd Friday of each month at 6:45pm at the Swim & Tennis Club. This is a time to socialize and sign-up for activities that are planned throughout the month and to hear an entertaining guest speaker. In December and June, special potluck dinner meetings provide a special festive atmosphere.


The Pinochle Club meets once a month on the fourth Friday. We meet at the Swim & Tennis club at 7:30pm. We play partnership Pinochle, single deck alternating partners after four hands of play.

The rules of play are available for anyone interested in joining. We are a group of players who relax and have fun with the game. Dues are $5 for the year.

Swim Team

The Swim Team is open to all residents children, age 5 to 18, and all swimming abilities. Practices start after Memorial Day, after school, Monday—Friday. Once school breaks, practice switches to mornings by age groups. Our meets are competitive but our mission is fitness, stroke technique, community spirit, goal setting in a fun and friendly environment. Team membership has ranged from 90 –125 children. A coach and assistant coaches provide the proper attention and training for all levels. The season consists of six dual meets and a championship meet in June and July.

Model Railroad Club
If you are interested in trains then you may want to participate in the Model Railroad Club. It does not matter if you have a sophisticated train layout or your train is still in the boxes, this group covers a broad range of model railroading interests. The Club usually meets at 7pm on the fourth Thursday every month at the Swim & Tennis Club.
Fly Fishing Club
Meetings are the third Tuesday every month at 7pm at the Swim & Tennis Club, with exceptions in July, August & December. This group welcomes beginners as well as seasoned anglers. Fish stories are the order of business, as is the planning of group outings, both in– and out-of-state. No dues.
The “Solitaires” is a group in Ford’s Colony which includes any single people living here. It is a great way to meet other singles, make friends, and enjoy activities together. We meet once a month for a dinner, day trip, game night, etc. The monthly event is announced in the Talk of the Colony. Planning meetings are held every other month. Come join us for some great get-together!
Tennis Club

The purpose of the Tennis Club is to encourage and facilitate tennis activities among Ford’s Colony residents of all ages and abilities.

Tennis is a healthful, recreational activity that can be engaged in by individuals throughout their lifetime. Playing tennis develops fitness, fosters competitive spirit and promotes friendships.

Daily leagues are promoted for men and women’s doubles play for Club members throughout the year by preparation of schedules using the Club’s specialty software.

The Tennis Club sponsors social mixed doubles Round Robin play followed by dinner for its members at least twice a year.

The Tennis Club encourages and promotes junior tennis by facilitating lessons and play activity in the summer months.

The Tennis Club also serves as an advocate for tennis matters for all residents, as well as members of the Club, through its contributions to the monthly newsletter, its participation in the Activities Committee and by maintaining a relationship with the Ford’s Colony Property Owner Management.

The Tennis Club web site is located at: www.geocities.com/fordscolonytennis.

Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a gentle exercise routine that can be learned by anyone at any time.  It involves a series of slow, graceful movements combined with concentrated breath control and is known to improve strength, balance, flexibility, reduce stress and lower blood pressure.

No particular equipment or special clothing  is required.  Wear whatever is comfortable for you.

If you are curious about Tai Chi, you are welcome to visit any time and participate in a class.  There is no pressure to join the Tai Chi club until you have some knowledge of what we do.  We meet on Wednesdays at the S&T Club at 4:30 PM.  The first hour is devoted to the introduction and review of basic forms and gentle Tai Chi exercise.  After the first hour, we take a break and then go on to more advanced work for anyone who wishes to remain.

Our instructor is a local Tai Chi expert, known throughout the Williamsburg community for his easy going teaching style and outgoing personality.  We divide the year into 2 semesters ie. September thru December and January thru May.

Theater Club
The Ford’s Colony Theater Club is composed of amateur actors, singers, musicians and stage hands living here in Ford’s Colony.

The Theater Club provides periodic entertainment in instrumental, vocal, dance, dramatic and comedy presentations for all Ford’s Colony residents and guests; traditionally there is no admission fee except for the major production of the year. Performers may be club members or guest talent, although members are encouraged to develop their own productions. Group rates are also arranged for local plays.

This group has a great deal of fun and heartily welcomes anyone interested.

Friends & Neighbors Club
Club meetings feature entertaining speakers followed by a social hour. Meeting old friends, making new ones and seeing our neighbors is what Friends and Neighbors is all about. Every third meeting will be a completely social meeting designed to increase your enjoyment in living in Ford’s Colony.

We are the Colony’s fastest growing club because our members want to have fun, learn about new things and meet old and new friends. Please join us at 7PM on the first Friday of each month and see how much fun you can have.

A nature trail within Ford’s Colony was first proposed in the early 90’s by interested residents to allow them to hike in remote areas of the “Colony” while conserving and enjoying its natural resources. Several potential sites were identified, with the wetlands/green space running from John Pott and Edinburgh to Westbury Park being selected as most suitable. In the late 90’s intensified interest led to including proposals for building a nature trail and a bird observation station in the 2001 Long Range Plan.

Resident enthusiasm for these projects led to dozens of volunteers completing the planning and construction phase. They blazed the trail; built bridges, walkways, bulletin boards, benches and bike racks; spread wood chips; and placed signs identifying trees, bushes, vines and wild flowers. Generous companies donated telephone poles, railroad ties and treated lumber. A proffer to James City County, in the area of environmental support, lead Realtec to provide manpower and financial assistance for construction. The Ford’s Colony Homeowners Association now supports maintenance and enhancement activities on these community assets.

Trailblazers, officially approved as an Activities Committee Club in August 1999, grew from those volunteers who participated in building the Nature Trail. There are now over 110 members. The Club’s mission is to maintain and enhance the Ford’s Colony Nature Trail; to provide opportunities for trail recreation, environmental education and interpretation; and to protect endangered species. Monthly meetings, open to all, feature wildlife biologists, forestry experts, bird enthusiasts, horticulturists, and environmentalists. Club members also share their expertise, lead trips to other trails in the area, and continue to supply the workforce to maintain and enhance our trail.

Travel Club
Over 500 Ford’s Colony residents participate in activities of the Travel Club. The Club conducts trips of interest to its membership, including dinner theaters, concerts and plays and visits to local historical sites. These include both day and overnight trips. Upcoming events are listed each month in the Talk of the Colony. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except during the summer.
At meetings members share travel information and experiences through slides, videos, and discussions. Meetings are held at the Swim & Tennis Club, beginning with a social gathering at 7:00pm. All residents are welcome.
William & Mary Fan Club
The W & M Fan Club arranges for Ford’s Colony residents to purchase season tickets for football games at reduced prices. Before each game, fan Club members gather for a tailgate party adjacent to the William & Mary Hall parking lot…. A great way to meet new people. Fan Club members are assigned seats in the same area, so we have our own cheering section. Each year, in the spring, we have a “kick-off meeting” at the Swim & Tennis Club to meet the coaches, hear their comments about the prospects for the upcoming year and take orders for season tickets. This is the Club’s only meeting for the year. No dues are required and you don’t have to be an alumni to join. What a great organization!
Wine & Dine
Wine & Dine groups have been organized for the enjoyment of the entire Ford’s Colony community. A Wine & Dine group is generally composed of 16-18 people. Each month, one person or couple host hor d’oeuvers and wine for an hour at their home, after which the group goes to dinner at a restaurant chosen by the host couple. The groups are organized each January, giving all the opportunity to meet and socialize with a wide variety of neighbors.

Each Fall there are announcements in the Talk of the Colony about whom to call to get included. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this great opportunity to meet and mingle with neighbors with whom you might not otherwise have contact since our community has grown so large.

If anyone would like to be included during “off season”, just check with the Activities Committee Chairperson indicated in the Talk of the Colony.

Youth Activities
The Youth Activities committee is made up of a small group of parents in Ford’s Colony. Our group holds fundraisers (the Chili Cook-off, the Adult Halloween costume party and Luau) to help raise funds for Children’s events. We also plan and organize events for the children. We have previously run the Children’s Christmas party, Fourth of July parade, Halloween party and Easter brunch.
We also work with the Swim Team board on the End of Summer/ Back to School party and the adult Luau.

We are always looking for new parents in the community who would like to help with adult socials and children’s events.

There are no dues to be a part of this committee, just donating your time is all we ask.


The plan for the facility includes 646 independent living units (ILU), 118 assisted living beds (AL) and 180 skilled nursing beds (SN) in a fee-for-services, corporately owned facility, the construction of which will be in at least four phases. .Under state law construction on each phase cannot commence until at least 50% of that phase is pre-reserved.
The ILUs will range in size between 950 to 1600 sq. ft. flats and 1800 to 2200 sq. ft. cottages. Residents of the CCRC will not be members of the FCHOA

Work Force Housing
Realtec has  submitted a conceptual plan to JCC. The Developer reports that JCC does not have an ordinance that addresses the practical needs of a Work Force Housing community plan (JCC has recently sponsored a task force to address this issue (Realtec is a member).) R-4 zoning with 240-250 units was discussed to provide density and design flexibility for an economic scale for units priced 50% at $160,000-$200,000 and 50% at
$200,000 to $350,000.

Comments from Fords Colony Residents:
we live in Ford’s Colony. I’ve seen a huge shift in demographics since we moved here. We were kind of an anomaly in the community when we first purchased. Everyone around us was retired and the average age at newcomer gatherings seemed to be well over 70. Our block now is filled with a lovely mixture of young families, retirees, DINKS, and recent empty nesters. As I run through the community I see the same shift. Teenagers, retirees, moms pushing carriages… the full gamut. I think it can only be good news for the community – it feels very alive and much more neighborly

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