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55+ Active Adult Communities in Hampton Roads, VA

After a recent prospect came to town looking for a home in a 55+ community in Williamsburg I assumed as I always do that they would want to live here in Williamsburg, VA.  To my surprise they chose VA Beach over Williamsburg. ( A rare occurrence) It seems that they wanted to be closer to their kids who live in VA Beach so they purchased a home in West Neck a 55+ golf community in  Virginia Beach, Virginia .The West Neck community sits on a quiet 620 acres and features a beautiful 18 hole, 72-par, Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, designed by Arnold Palmer and Palmer Course Design Company, that presents holes ranging from 5,031 to 7,010 yards.  Eight distinct villages with a total of 930 homes comprise the West Neck  community.

To that I end I have compiled a list of most of the 55+ Active Adult communities in Hampton Roads. This includes the Chesapeake, Gloucester, Franklin, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Suffolk,  VA Beach, and Yorktown VA areas.

Chesapeake, VA -Eagle Pointe at Cahoon Plantation, One Ford Place, Legacy at Washington Arms, The Retreat At Greenbrier, Riverwalk, Monarch Walk, The Commons at Hunningdon, Sommerton

Gloucester , Va– Villas at Gloucester- Coming in 2010

Franklin, VA-Village at Woods End

Portsmouth, VA-Villas of River Pointe – Portsmouth

Smithfield, VA– Villas at Smithfield, Church Square

Suffolk, VA-The Seasons on Lake Meade

VA Beach, VA-Bay Village Condos, West Neck, Chelsea Place, Atlantic Shores

Williamsburg, VA-Colonial Heritage Gated Active Adult Community, Villas At Five Forks, The Settlement at Powhatan Creek

Yorktown, VA-Rainbrook Villas, Villas at Yorktown

Click here for the current map. I will continue to add new communities as they become available. If you know of any I missed please let me know

If you would like an email with prices and specifications for all homes , town homes, condos in 55+ communities in Williamsburg or Hampton Roads VA click here 

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5395 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 at 757.254.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com.

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Dunston Hall in Gloucester VA is open for business

gloucestervarealestatedunstonehall Dunston Hall in Gloucester VA is under construction once again.

A custom builder out of Urbanna, VA ( Butch Liverman) is putting the finishing touches on 14 homes that were left unfinished by the previous builder , Regent Enterprises.. The subdivision near the intersection of Rt 17 and Short Lane Road went into foreclosure after developer George Woodhouse failed to make payments last year to EVB. The subdivision is now owned by EVB ( Eastern VA Bank ) who is working with Liverman to get the houses ready for sale. EVB  is working on the homes first and will then tackle thedunstonhallva clubhouse and pool and possibly build more homes in Dunston Hall.

The outcome of the foreclosure sale in August of the remaining 46 lots, clubhouse and property will determine what EVB does next.

There have been a few recent sales in Dunston Hall. All have been at prices way below the assessed values.

Click here to search Homes for Sale in  Gloucester VA

Click here to search (REIN) all homes, town homes, condos and building lots for sale in Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth,Franklin, Sussex, Southhampton, Emporia, Greenville, Mathews, Suffolk, Surry, Smithfield, Newport News, Hampton , Poquoson, Gloucester or York County Virginia

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 the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market.  His websites, www.mrwilliamsburg.com, and www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  were created as a comprehensive resource about living in Williamsburg, with the hopes of selling a house now and again.  You can reach him at 757.236.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com

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Gloucester VA to get it’s own New Town/ Oyster Point ?

Planned for approximately 18 acres in the Hayes area of Gloucester County, VA, Coleman’s Crossing will offer a multiuse, master-planned community that has a mixture of commercial and residential properties. This new community is located on the west side of George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17), close to the intersection of Crewe Rd. and Route colemancrossingcommercial17. With 86 single-family, exterior and grounds maintenance-free townhomes and nearly 40,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, and office space, Coleman’s Crossing will bring a town center living, shopping, and service experience to the Gloucester area.

If built, the mixed-use development could be the first of its kind in Gloucester, VA.
Zandler Development Co. is the billing the community, dubbed Coleman’s Crossing, as a small-scale version of such nearby examples as Oyster Point’s City Center in Newport News and New Town in Williamsburg.

colemancrossingresidential The development will be located off Route 17 near Crewe Road.
If approved, it will feature two-story town houses — between 1,100- and 1,700-square-feet — that have two- or three-bedrooms and a garage.
Prices will vary, but they will generally sell between $160,000 and $219,000, according to paperwork filed with the county Planning Department.
Zandler will market the houses to retirees, single-professionals and small families. There will be no age restrictions.

Children would attend Abingdon Elementary School and Page Middle School

The Gloucester County Planning Commission is expected to discuss Coleman’s Crossing next month, after it receives reports about how the development would affect traffic and cultural resources.

The project is being designed by the award-winning architectural and engineering firms of Guernsey-Tingle Architects and AES Consulting Engineers. The homes will be built by Zandler Development Company which Barrack and Records co-own.

Patsy Hall is a local real estate broker and Owner of Patsy Hall Realty and has developed a number of communities in Gloucester County, including Ashdan Woods, a high end custom home neighborhood at Woods Cross Roads in Gloucester. Keith Barrack is a contractor that has been building custom homes in Gloucester for over ten years and is the owner of K.B. Custom Landscaping, Inc. in Middlesex. Charles Records is a Professional Engineer and served as the civil engineer, while working with AES Consulting Engineers, for Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg, the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News and has designed many communities within the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck area. All three of the developers live in Gloucester County.

Coleman’s Crossing would be a very unique, pedestrian friendly development within Gloucester County, similar to, but of a much smaller scale than Newtown in James City County and the City Center in Newport News. The project has more than double the open space and a much lower density than allowed and required by Gloucester County Ordinances. Hall, Barrack and Records envision their project as being a potential catalyst to redevelopment and revitalization efforts in the Hayes area of Gloucester. The property is currently zoned to allow single family homesites and a traditional office center development.

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Gloucester VA Real Estate “Timberneck Farm” Waterfront

Timberneck Farm a planned unit development proposal gets Gloucester Co. VA planners’ backing.
 
The Gloucester Planning Commission unanimously agreed last Thursday to recommend that the board of supervisors approve an application for Timberneck Farm  an 1000 acre development that will create a 49-lot planned gated community The rezoning application will now be sent to the board of supervisors, who will have until August 2009 to decide on approval.

A local resident , who grew up near the farm, was impressed with the “high tech, high-value development” planned for the site.

Another neighbor said that the proposed project is the next best thing to leaving the land as it is. “This is one of the most well planned subdivisions of property I’ve ever witnessed,”

During the commission’s discussion of the proposal, members generally agreed that the project is “a model development.”

“This is the first time I’ve seen a subdivision that actually preserved the goals of the comprehensive plan,” said Keith Belvin. “There’s some growth, but it’s within the capacity of the county.”

 The developer is proposing  primary residences of between 3,500 and 7,500 square feet per lot, but a maximum of two guest houses of up to 2,500 square feet each per lot. Other possible buildings mentioned by the developer would be detached garages, office, studio, tool sheds, workshops, storage shed, pump house, barns, stables, pens, tennis courts, pools, bath houses, gymnasiums, potting sheds, cabanas, gazebos, conservatories, pergolas, wells, etc.

 

Home prices are to average around $1 million. Timberneck Farm is bordered by Timberneck and Cedar Bush creeks. Most of the wooded lots will be water-view or waterfront. Piers will be allowed to be built on the waterfront lots while a community pier will be built for other lot owners. There maybe as many as 20 slips on the community pier along with an area for boat launching.

A protected easement in the interior of the community will continue to be farmed in winter wheat, corn and soybeans using a no-till method, Homes will encircle the property that will continue to be farmed, with other sections planted in pine forest.

The developer plans to give the Catlett Islands, which are the farthest points into the river, to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science for preservation and study, and to ensure they won’t be developed, he said.

It is estimated that lots would go from $400,000 to up to $1.5 million for a 14-acre parcel where Timberneck Hall sits near the confluence of Timberneck Creek and the York River.

Home prices should range from $800,000 to $1.2 million+

Equestrian trails and facilities are also going to be offered as part of the development.

Battle of The Hook Gloucester VA Reenactment

On October 18 – 19 2008, forces of the Crown, along with the forces of General Washington and his Allies will return to Gloucester, Virginia to commemorate the Battle of the Hook, and the American Revolution. The event is being sponsored by the County of Gloucester, VA. which has committed significant funds and personnel to sponsoring this event.

This historic battle will be brought to life by Revolutionary War reenactors and living historians on the property of the Inn at Warner Hall in Gloucester, VA. Recreated military units from across the country will encamp near the actual battlefields where the American Revolution was won after six long years of fighting. Participating in this event will be units from The Continental Line, The British Brigade and the Brigade of the American Revolution.

We invite you to take a walk back in time to a pivotal moment in the history of Gloucester County, Virginia and indeed the United States of America.

Many are familiar with the Siege of Yorktown, Virginia but few are aware of the struggle to control Gloucester, VA and the battle that took place in

Gloucester County, Virginia. This engagement, known as the Battle of the Hook, and the other actions in Gloucester , VAwithout a doubt contributed to the

Allies’ victory at Yorktown.

The primary objectives of Victory at Gloucester, Virginia – The Battle of the Hook

are these:

* Educate – We invite you to learn from the re-enactors about the life and times of the people, both men and women, who helped

make this country a reality. Learn from a student a fresh perspective on what it means to be an American today. Learn from an actor

about the personal feelings of people who sacrificed much for their cause. Learn from an historian and an archeologist about the legacy

of Gloucester County, VA.

* Commemorate – We invite you to join in commemorating the lives and deeds of all the men and women, soldier and citizen alike,

regardless of country or color of uniform, who with sacrifice, bravery, and honor strived to fulfill their duty on that day of October 3, 1781.

* Celebrate – We invite you to pause and reflect on what binds us together. Let us celebrate the inheritance left to us by those who

fought so hard for liberty. Let us celebrate that all the combatants on that field in 1781 are today strong allies.

 

We have worked hard to make sure your day with us is all of the above and fun too! Now, get out there and meet the people, watch the

demonstrations, ask questions, enjoy the food, rest a while in the shade of trees that date back to the era, and HAVE A FUN DAY.

The Battle of the Hook Steering Committee

You find more info here or here

Affordable Housing proposed in Williamsburg Virginia

AS a REALTOR in Williamsburg VA I have always been frustrated at the lack of new homes available under $200,000. Yes the market has increased the inventory but currently the least expensive detached homes are priced at $240,000 those are located in Michelle Point a new development in the growing western part of James City County in Toano. Currently the least expensive new town homes/ condos are located at Pocahontas Square a Health E Communities development in lower James City County off of Rt 60 east of Busch Gardens Townhomes there start in the $190’s .You can also buy a condo or town home in Liberty Crosssing in Norge ( RYAN Homes ), Braemar Creek, Warhill Green or Williamsburg Village at Norge. Prices for these range from $209,000 to $227,000. The RYAN Townhomes are currently the least expensive three bedroom new town home available in Williamsburg/ James City County. Most of the builders are offering some sort of closing assistance. Be sure to use a buyer’s agent to represent you with any of the new home builders. It won’t cost you anything for them to represent you. I have successfully negotiated great deals with most of the new home builders in the Williamsburg VA area. 

Henderson INC DBA Candle Development has submitted plans to build workforce and affordable homes behind the  Candle Factory Shops in Norge. They are proposing to construct thirty percent of the 175 homes as either workforce or affordable. The affordable homes are projected to be priced at less than $160,000. Wile the workforces homes should be priced around $190,000.

Most of the developers in James City County have claimed that affordable or workforce housing is simply too expensive to construct.

Bill Strack of Henderson is attempting to prove them wrong. Knowing that affordable housing is a key factor in attracting and keeping people coming to the greater Williamsburg/ James City County area of Virginia.

Henderson a longtime builder/ developer  ( 50 + years) in the Williamsburg area is sacrificing profits to make the project work. Having been in business for over 50 years

The company is hoping that by offering a large quantity of affordable housing the county will be more likely to approve the project.

As part of the revised plan Henderson has increased the buffers surrounding the development, and implemented green building design principles and other improvements. 

Plans call for  33 detached patio homes and 142 will be attached patio homes. They will be arranged in small, single-floor groups around open-air patios. This design which is very common throughout California, Arizona and the West, has the advantages of being less dense without stacking homes on top of one another. They’re also less labor-intensive as yards are shared with common area maintenance. One-floor living with no stairs also makes them more appealing to active adults.

Also in the works are an 80,000-square-foot assisted living facility next door, for 96 seniors being jointly developed and managed by Crosswalk Church. Planned also are a  mix of retail and office space. Details for that are still in the works.

I am very familiar with Henderson’s recent residential development.  Their Patriots Walk development has to be one of the nicest new home developments in the area. Located in Gloucester VA you would be amazed at the quality of the homes and development especially give that it has a starting price of under $260,000. Huge 3/4 acre wooded lots, open floor plans, and much more

Read more about Patriots Walk in Gloucester Va by clicking here

I applaud Henderson for trying to solve a longstanding problem in the county. They definitely have my vote to move forward on this proposed project !

 

Gloucester Va Real Estate Patriots Walk Update

Built by Patriot Builders a local company with over 60 years experience in home building. Patriots Walk in Gloucester VA offers 9 different home models to choose from. With sizes ranging from 1700 to 2900 Square feet  Both one & two story homes are available. Wooded lots range in size from approximately 3/4 – 1 acre. . Introductory pricing starts at $255,000.00… . Low Gloucester VA real estate taxes are only .57 per $100.
 
All of the following are standard features in the new homes at Patriots Walk in Gloucester VA  ( Specifications are subject to change)
 

 Interior Features : Electric Hot Water Heater, Wall to Wall Carpeting, 6 lb. Re-bond Carpet Padding, Hardwood Flooring in Entries, Staircase Painted Spindles & Stained Handrails

 (Per model), Builder Select / Designer Lighting Package , Ventilated Shelving in all Closets, Decorative Interior Doors, Smooth Sheetrock , Pre-wired for (2) Telephone and (2) Cable Outlets, Electrically Operated Smoke Detectors w/Battery Backup, Pre-wire & Switch for Over Head Light and Ceiling Fan in Master Bedroom,  (some models)  and All Bedrooms (fans not included), Overhead light fixture in all Bedrooms , Choice of 4 colors of tile for master bath surround, Choice of Nickel or Brass Fixtures and Hardware. 

Exterior Features : 2 Car Garage Sheet rocked, Pre-wired for Garage Door Opener, Rear Exterior Door(s), Wood Railing on Front Entries of Selected Models

Two Exterior Water Faucets, Two Exterior Weatherproof Electrical Outlets, Underground Utilities, Crawl Space, Protective Overhang on Front & Rear, Maintenance Free Foam core Insulated  Fiberglass Garage Door, Maintenance Free 50-Year Warranty Dutch lap Vinyl     Siding – Choice of panels – Double 4 – Traditional /       Double 4.5 Dutch lap Weather Resistant – Hail Resistant – Fade Resistant , Maintenance Free Aluminum Wrap Trim,  Choice of  Maintenance Free Raised Panel  Or Louvered Shutters , Seamless Aluminum Gutters & Downspouts .

Choice of Exterior Front Door Color or    Coordinated Paint or Factory Baked on Finished Color of Shutters.  Aggregate Driveway and Sidewalk, Professionally Landscaped Yards. 

Sod front and sides only and 2 zone irrigation system.  (Up to 3000 Sq Ft) 9 shrubs included , 25 Year Self Sealing Shingles, Builder Exterior Wrap

 Kitchen & Bath Features: Choice of Laminate Counter Top in Kitchen, Energy Star Dishwasher, Self Clean Smooth Top Electric Range, Stainless Steel Double Kitchen Sink, Microwave Range Hood (Vented to Outside), Upgraded Crafted  Cabinets , Ice Maker Hookup, Master Bath – Decorative Jetted Tub or Tub/Shower Combos (per floor plan) Powder Room with Oval Mirror (Varies per Model), Bathroom Exhaust Fans Vented to outside,  Cultured Marble Tops on Vanities, Choice of Double Bowl Vanity or Double Vanity Top    With One Single Bowl & Knee Space Area in Master  Bathrooms (per floor plan) Tempered Glass Window in Baths – Size  vary per Bath of Select Model (Master Bath Only)

Earth Friendly Feature include: Energy Efficient Insulation Package, Batted and Blown, Energy Efficient  Heat &  Water Heater , Central Air Condition-SEER 13 ,R-38 Insulated Ceilings (Blown) R-19 Insulated Floors (Batted), R-13 Insulated Exterior Walls (Paper Backed), Polyseal Infiltration Barrier in crawl space, Steel Clad Exterior Doors with Dead Bolts, Double Pane (single hung) Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows & Screens

 Select Builder Features : One Year Builder Warranty, Framing Inspection, Pre-Settlement Walk-Through Inspection, 2×8 Pressure Treated Sills & 2×10 Pressure Treated Girders

7/16” OSB All Exterior Walls, ¾” TNG Advantech Flooring w/50 Year Warranty, Engineered Sub Floor System (Second Story Only), Deck 12X12 Salt Treated Wood (Not on all models)

Continuous Foundation Footing under All Piers, House Wrap, Mailbox on Wooden Post with House Numbers

*Items Subject to Change

9/11/2008

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