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The Villages @ West Neck in VA Beach, A 55+ Active Adult Community Spotlight

entranceThe Villages at West Neck is the first age 55 or better community that was built in Virginia Beach. There are eight villages that are built around an Arnold Palmer championship golf course, The Signature at West Neck. Six of the villages contain single family detached homes and two of the villages are composed of condos. All of the villages are completely built out ,with the exception of Rosecrest, which is still being built out by Chesapeake Homes. Upon completion  there will be 528 single family homes and 408 condo units with a total resident population of about 1600 people in the community.

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The  community is conveniently  located just off of West Neck Rd in the Princess Anne section of Virginia Beach near the city Municipal Center. Several things make the Villages at West Neck distinctive. The developer, Dick Foster of Baymark, had a vision for a senior community that evolved around beautiful grounds and golf course views that take advantage of showcasing the fourteen lakes on the course. Foster spared no expense in how the community is presented at the main entrance. The Signature Clubhouse, which is adjacent to the golf course, reflects this same grand building style. If you combine that with the 10,000+ knockout roses that bloom seven months per year and the 1600 annuals that are changed twice per year, the result is a showcase community. This pride of appearance carries over to the property owners in how well they maintain their homes and the grounds.

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Numerous builders have constructed homes at West Neck including McQ  Builders, Ashdon Homes, Affordable Homes, Monaco Homes, Lawson Homes and Deford Companies, Chesapeake Homes is currently building in the Rosecrest  neighborhood of West Neck

Chesapeake Homes offers a variety of detached new homes at  Rosecrest . When complete, over 112 cottage-styled homes with all-new, never-before-seen designs will grace the peaceful streets of Rosecrest. The spacious homes  feature two and three bedroom designs with the ever-popular “master down” floor plan which puts luxury living on the main level of one’s home for absolute comfort and convenience. Ten different models are offered ranging in size from 1600 to 3000 square feet . Prices start in the low $300’s

condos at west neckWordsworth Village Condominium is one of the Villages of West Neck.  It consists of 50 buildings with a total of 300 units. The condos offer expansive floor plans with 1,535 to over 1,900 square feet of living area, ergonomically designed gourmet kitchen with breakfast area, expansive 17’x14′ master bedroom with walk-in closet, and master bath with jetted tub and shower, spacious living room with fireplace, and some units also offer an elevator with direct access from the oversized double car garage to the 2nd floor living area.

Browningstone Villas are located within the active adult community of West Neck, and offers expansive floor plans with 1,535 to over 1,900 square feet of living area, Art Deco style, and an extra large double-car garage. Some units also offer an expansive 17’x14′ master bedroom, master bath with jetted tub and shower, spacious 15’x15′ living rooms with gas fireplace, ergonomically designed kitchens, and beautiful golf course, water, or wooded views.

FitnessThe Villages at West Neck has a  State-of-the Art Fitness Center for the use and enjoyment of all West Neck Residents. It  is located inside the Village Hall. This fabulous facility has small conference room, a library, social rooms, commercial grade kitchen, and a large event room.  clubhouse that includes a beautiful pool, fitness center and social rooms that host many events and activities.

Villages At West Neck  FAQ

Price Range $200s – High $300s

Home Types:Single Family
Attached . Detached & Condo

New /Resale: New and Resale Homes

Age Restriction: 55+

Construction Dates: 2005 – Present

Gated: Yes

HOA Fees

Condo $160 monthly + $50 HOA

Detached: $50 monthly

Home Sizes: About  1550 to 3000 square feet

Lot Sizes: .15 acre average.

Amenities: Pools, fitness center, clubhouse, golf

Schools: N/A

Property Tax Rate: $1.05 per $100 of assessed value. Taxes on a $300,000 home would be $3150 a year.

Home Styles: Transitional

The Signature at West Neck
combined the talents of Arnold Palmer and his design team with award winning developer Baymark Construction.  Together they have created a golf and landscaping masterpiece that is unmatched in the Tidewater area.The fabulous two-story, 20,000 square foot Clubhouse features a covered veranda and terrace with views of the golf course. The clubhouse offers Men’s and Ladies locker rooms and a fully stocked Pro Shop. The Signature Grille features a casual, full service bar and grill as well as an elegant dining room and is available for private parties,weddings and receptions.

Equal parts beauty and challenge this championship golf course features 13 lakes and several picturesque wetlands. It is accented by wooded and dramatically landscaped terrain and highlighted by yawning bunkers

The course features 7,280 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Designed by Arnold Palmer, the Signature golf course opened in 2001.  “We wanted to design a course where the average golfer can come out and spend a day with his family and have a good time enjoying the game of golf

Sure, we want to make it difficult enough where good players will be challenged, but our main focus is on the average golfer. We’re also careful to preserve the natural beauty of the place. We don’t look at it as taking away from the environment, but more like giving something back.” Arnold Palmer on his design philosophy at The Signature

golf courseThe Arnold Palmer Signature golf course is destined to become a timeless classic. It features expertly maintained Tifsport Bermuda tees and fairways and smooth A-4 bent grass greens.  The stone-walled bulkheads fronting the 11th and 18th greens are truly spectacular while beach bunkers offer a unique visual appeal and challenge.  Five sets of tees make the course fun for golfers of all skill levels.

Reasons to play

Though in slight decline, this is still the best-conditioned and most amenity-laden of the area’s four upscale courses — the others being Heron Ridge, TPC Virginia Beach and Hell’s Point. Superior dining and clubhouse areas include oil paintings of course designer Arnold Palmer.

Garden party

Full of flowers (15,000 roses) and lush greenery rimming holes and cart paths, this is one of the most meticulously landscaped public courses in the region. Virginia Beach golf expert Jim Ducibella wrote that the name should be changed to “The Signature Botanical Gardens.”

King’s touch

Palmer worked on two Tidewater-area projects simultaneously, Signature at West Neck, and magnificent Bay Creek in Cape Charles, which opened in 2001. Most of Palmer’s designs in the region are private, including Fawn Lake (Spotsylvania), Dominion Valley (Haymarket), Woodmore (Mitchellville), Belmont (Ashburn) and Keswick (Charlottesville).


The magnificent homes that line some of the fairways at Signature are nice to look at, but many are too close to the course.

Toughest hole

No. 3, Par 4, 455 Yards

“Deadman’s Curve” is an L-shaped dogleg right, the No. 1 handicap hole on the course. Many shots on this hole have finished out-of-bounds as players try to cut yardage from the longest par?4 at Signature. As if that’s not enough, there’s a significant pond to carry off the tee and the hole usually plays into the wind.

Scary hole

No. 16, Par 4, 418 Yards

Appropriately named “Intimidation,” but this hole isn’t as tough as it looks, at least from the tee as an ample landing area awaits over water. The approach, however, with water running up the left side and behind the green, is demanding. The green is large and raised, but with no surrounding bunkers, off-target shots can tumble down the slopes and to a watery grave.

Signature hole

No. 11, Par 3, 155 Yards

Water figures prominently on all four par-3 holes at Signature. “Stonewall” is the shortest hole on the course, fronted by a retaining wall of boulders. It’s very tough when the pin is set up front with downhill putts toward the water.

And best of all, it’s right next door to your home at West Neck..

Visit the Signature at West Neck Golf Club – Click Here


Residents at Villages at West Neck will enjoy an active lifestyle. The community’s social clubs revolve around special interests—such as, travel, wine, or reading—and are a great way for residents to get to know their neighbors.
With its great location in the city of Virginia Beach residents will also find plenty to do outside of the community. The area has a wide variety of shopping, dining and recreational activities to interest any active adult. The VA Beach Oceanfront is less than 15 minutes away – Sandbridge Beach – less than 10 minutes away… NC Outer Banks – 1.5 hours away. Lots of shopping areas area nearby  (Lynnhaven Mall, Red Mill Commons and  McArthur Mall (Norfolk) .

Nearby VA beach, Norfolk, Newport News,  Yorktown and Williamsburg provide rich cultural attractions, including museums, performing arts centers, and much more. Between its prime location and the full array of amenities offered within the community, Villages at West Neck offers it’s residents an exciting, active adult lifestyle.

Sales Recap
The home values in West Neck have been affected by the economic downturn in the local housing market and there have been a few foreclosures.  However, construction has continued and standards within the community have not been negatively impacted. Over the past 12 months ( June 2010 –June 2011  period ), there have been  59 sales 15 homes are currently under contract .Recent sale prices have ranged from $190k for bank owned 1550 square foot condo to  $440k for a 2800 square foot all brick ranch located on the 14th fairway of The Signature at West Neck.  New home sales have been brisk.

Below you will find the recent sale statistics for West Neck :

These stats are for New Home Sales



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Directions: Directions 264 to exit 17A Independence Blvd toward Princess Anne, go to S. Independence take a left on Princess Anne Rd. Turn right on Nimmo Pkwy cross over N. Landing,1 mile turn right into community,

Location Map for Village at West Neck


find-the-perfect-neighborhood-in-wil[1]Keep looking: If you like West Neck,,  you might also like Eagle Pointe in Chesapeake: Colonial Heritage or The Settlement in Williamsburg Chelsea Place, Church Square in Smithfield, The Commons at Hunningdon Lakes , One Ford Place or The Retreat at Greenbrier .

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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, www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  and www.MrWilliamsburg.com  , were created as a comprehensive resource about living in Williamsburg and Hampton Roads, with the hopes of selling a house now and again. You can reach him by phone at 757 254 8136 or email John@MrWilliamsburg.com

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