• 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

Gauthier Vineyard opens in New Kent

New Kent Virginia can now claim ownership to Virginia’s 248th winery. ( Who knew) with the recent opening of Gauthier Vineyard’s Winery.  

Gauthier Vineyard  is a family-owned working farm, equestrian center, vineyard and winery located in scenic New Kent County near the intersection of the Lafayette and Washington-Rochambeau trails to Yorktown. The owners, Mo and Sandi Gauthier, both retired Navy Captains, purchased the 110 acre “Fair Winds” farm in 2010. Like most ground in the county, the farm is rich in history. Local relic hunters have validated its service as a Civil War encampment for both Union and Confederate forces during the lengthy Peninsula Campaign.

Also on the farm is another family operation – Hensley Show Horses – a world class equestrian center complete with a barn full of champions.

 Gauthier Vineyard  is a family-owned working farm, equestrian center, vineyard and winery located in scenic New Kent County near the intersection of the Lafayette and Washington-Rochambeau trails to Yorktown.

The Gauthier’s built their state-of-the art equestrian center in 2011. The equestrian center offers boarding, training, lessons, clinics and competitive events.

The Gauthier’s original 3200 Norton and Viognier vines were planted by friends and family in the Spring of 2011, followed by construction of the tasting room and wine making facility in 2012-2013. In addition to their estate grapes, the Gauthier’s purchase Virginia grapes and lease vines in the foothills overlooking the Shenandoah Valley in partnership with Randy and Karen Phillips, founder-owners of Cave Ridge Vineyard. Randy, an award winning vintner, oversees the wine making operations for Gauthier Vineyard.

Mo and Sandi’s daughter, Aimee Stevenson, is Director of Sales and Marketing and manages tasting room operations. Aimee has many years of experience in the service industry, and we are thrilled to have her on the team.

With the opening of Gauthier Vineyard New Kent now has three wineries including

Virginia is well on its way to full ownership of the title Napa of the East Coast. The  Old Dominion is the fifth largest wine grape producer in the country, and has a long history dating back to winning Gold at the World’s Fair in Paris in 1889. Where once it was law for every well-bodied male to plant vines and grow grapes, winemaking has become the passion of a commonwealth of lovers.

More info here Gauthier Vineyard

Iimagef you are seeking other wineries nearby explore the Colonial Virginia Wine Trail which features four of Virginia’s best wineries all within a one hour drive of Williamsburg VA.  No matter where you start or finish your wine trail adventure, you are sure to enjoy great wines, great food and lots of fun along the way. Take the scenic drive along I-64 sampling wines from the Williamsburg Winery, Saude Creek Vineyards, New Kent Winery and James River Cellars, all within a day’s adventure.

29th Annual Classics on the Green New Kent, VA*

imageClassic Automotive Events of Virginia, Inc., in conjunction with the Central Virginia British Car Club (CVBCC) is pleased to announce its 29th annual Classics on the GreenSports and Classic Car Show and Wine Festival. The show and wine festival will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013, at the New Kent Winery, 8400 Old Church Road – just off Route I-64, Exit 211 – in New Kent, Virginia. The event opens to the public at 11:00 AM and will continue until 4:00 PM (rain or shine). The fun begins on Saturday, September 14th, with driving tours, sightseeing, shopping, and a dinner at the winery.
Last year’s event was a huge success with over 250 automobiles and motorcycles on the show field and many vendors offering unique food, goods, services, fine art and crafts. This year promises to be even more spectacular, with our second year on the new show field, several new vendors along with our vendors from past years, and many other activities for the family’s enjoyment. The Winery will feature a variety of exquisite Virginia wines from its own Winery and other Virginia Vineyards.
This year’s featured marque celebrates the heritage of Mercedes-Benz which will include a very special 50th anniversary display of the classic Pagoda SL. Attendees will also enjoy seeing a display commemorating the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Porsche 911
Please join us with your family and friends for the 29th Annual Classics on the Green. Advance purchase admission to the car show and wine festival is $25.00 (advance purchase will be available through the COTG website). Admission for the car show only is $10.00 for adults (children 12 and under are free). A portion of the proceeds from the car show are donated to charity. Our charity again this year is the Richmond Fisher House at the McGuire Veterans Medical Center.
Additional information and ticket purchases will be available through the COTG website: www.classicsonthegreen.com Information about the New Kent Winery can be found at www.newkentwinery.com

Virginia Derby @ Colonial Downs this weekend

The $500,000 Virginia Derby  is the richest and most important race on the Virginia racing calendar. In addition to being one of the largest social events in Virginia it also annually attracts the best 3-year-old turf horses, jockeys and trainers in the nation, including two champions and three Breeders’ Cup winners in just the last five years!
Parties start at 3 PM — Post time is 5 PM

The top three finishers from the June 1st Penn Mile will square off again and clash with seven other three year olds in Saturday’s $500,000 Virginia Derby  at Colonial Downs.

The $500,000 Virginia Derby  is the richest and most important race on the Virginia racing calendar. In addition to being one of the largest social events in Virginia it also annually attracts the best 3-year-old turf horses, jockeys and trainers in the nation, including two champions and three Breeders' Cup winners in just the last five years!

The first race on Saturday, July 13, 2013 is scheduled for 5:00 PM. The Derby has been carded as the seventh, and will go off at 8:12 PM.

Cost: See website for tickets and Party Zone options
Phone: (804) 966-7223
www.colonialdowns.com/grandslam/vaderby

Colonial Downs Racetrack

10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy, New Kent, VA (map)

Dogwood Classic to be held April 2013 @ Colonial Downs

imageSteeplechase horses will compete at Colonial Downs in New Kent and tailgaters will party on the country’s second largest dirt oval as Central Virginia’s new spring racing event will kick off with an early April date.

The first ever “Dogwood Classic” will be held the afternoon of Saturday April 6th, 2013. Colonial Downs will produce the new event and oversee all operational aspects. A number of National Steeplechase Association (NSA) races are expected to take place on the Secretariat turf course and tailgating will be available on the track’s 1 ¼ mile dirt track.

The name “Dogwood Classic” was obtained thru a contest and promoted by Cox Radio stations in Richmond. Of all potential names submitted, five were chosen by a panel and posted for on line voting. Dogwood Classic received 33% of the votes while Commonwealth Spring Classic was second with 20%. The next three in order were Colonial Downs Spring Fling, Kentland Races and Brick House Races.

“We want to kick off the inaugural Dogwood Classic with an immediate vibrancy,” said Colonial Downs President Ian Stewart. “We’re excited to offer this event at the beginning of the spring festival season when nice weather has arrived and everyone is ready to shake off winter and enjoy terrific racing in a great party atmosphere.”

More event details and tailgating information will be available in the coming days at dogwoodclassic.com and via facebook.

A  “launch party” is being planned for November 15th. For more information, call 804-966-7223.

Virginia Derby–July 21 @ Colonial Downs in New Kent

The $600,000 Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs in New Kent is the richest and most important race on the Virginia racing calendar. In addition to being one of the largest social events in Virginia it also annually attracts the best 3-year-old turf horses, jockeys and trainers in the nation, including two champions and three Breeders' Cup winners in just the last five years! The $600,000 Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs in New Kent is the richest and most important race on the Virginia racing calendar. In addition to being one of the largest social events in Virginia it also annually attracts the best 3-year-old turf horses, jockeys and trainers in the nation, including two champions and three Breeders’ Cup winners in just the last five years!

Like last year, there will be two party zones—the Xfinity Home Party Zone and Hoot on the Hill. In the Xfinity Home Party Zone, there are three levels of tickets ranging from the Trackside Party Zone ticket for $30 in advance ($40 at the gate) to the Trackside Party Zone Reserved Table for $200 (for four people

New this year for the Hoot on the Hill party zone are tailgating spots for $100. You and your friends can enjoy a true tailgating experience with this new option at Hoot on the Hill. Regular admission to Hoot on the Hill is $10 per person if you walk in from the parking lot. And as before, the Hoot on the Hill area is a BYOB area, so bring your coolers and all the refreshments you will need for the evening, as well as portable chairs and pop-up tents. There will also be betting stations, and two jumbotrons for better viewing of the races.

The 2012 Virginia Derby is on July 21 this year. Gates open at 4 p.m., and post time is 5 p.m.!

A Taste of New Kent

Tickets for the 2012 A Taste of New Kent Wine Festival are now available at the winery. Spend the day tasting wines from 14 wineries, plus enjoy live music, local arts and crafts vendors, carriage rides and a variety of foods! The date for this year’s festival is May 12, 2012. Tickets are $25 at the winery before May 12th or $35 at the gate on the day of the event. Online ticket sales will be available soon.

For more information, visit www.atasteofnewkent.com.

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THREE ROUNDS OF GOLF IN A DAY @ ROYAL NEW KENT

imageThe Solstice Survival is a 54-hole, one-day, individual net and gross stroke-play tournament at several of the region’s best courses. It is competitive golf from sunup to sundown, a day of patience and shadowed golfers perseverance, a day of endurance and elation. With a loyal following, the Solstice Survival sells out every year. You may play as a singleimage or up to a foursome. Download the PDF form and mail in or click the Sign Up Now button on the right to sign up online.

Royal New Kent and GolfStyles are pleased to bring this incredible event to the Richmond-Williamsburg area. The three events in the Washington-area are already sold out because the event, in its 19th year, is so popular.

Read the history of the Solstice Survival.

Read about Royal New Kent Golf here

Read more about nearby Brickshire here

$10 For Playing Golf At Stonehouse, Kiskiack, Brickshire, Royal New Kent, and The Crossings

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Find our more about the Stonehouse, Brickshire communities here

New Kent Winery Wins Top Award

October 2011-New Kent Winery’s 2009 Reserve Chardonnay has been awarded the 2011 Virginia Governor’s Cup for white wines, the top award given for wines grown in the state.

The Governor’s Cup was presented to New Kent Managing Partner Pete Johns and the winery’s winemaker, Tom Payette, by Gov. Bob McDonnell and First Lady Maureen McDonnell at ceremonies at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts where the winner was announced.

New Kent’s 2009 Chardonnay Reserve was judged best from among 162 wines entered from 52 wineries, representing all of the appellations in the Commonwealth. The 30th annual Virginia Governor’s Cup competition for white wines was sponsored by the Virginia Wineries Association.

“I am humbled and honored to accept this award and do so with great pride,” said Johns in accepting the award this week. “I acknowledge my partners in this winery, Boddie-Noell Enterprises, the wonderful New Kent Winery staff and our exceptional winemaker, Tom Payette. Tom’s expertise and magical touch has helped New Kent Winery establish itself as one of Virginia’s premier wineries.”

Johns and Payette have worked closely for more than eight years to establish vineyards for the Winery which opened publicly in 2008.

“What a huge honor to be recognized for our 2009 Chardonnay Reserve,” said Payette. “It’s a privilege to work with such fine people at New Kent Winery and I am blessed to be able to do what I love to do – making wine, especially this beautiful Chardonnay.”

Fermentation on the yeast lees in small premium American oak barrels makes this well rounded creamy Virginia Reserve Chardonnay unique among other wines.  Extremely youthful despite its vintage, New Kent Winery’s 2009 Reserve Chardonnay pairs beautifully with flavorful cheeses and all types of shellfish, veal, pork, poultry, seafood and cream sauce pasta dishes, according to Johns.

Captiva Four Seasons at New Kent VineyardsNew Kent Winery is part of a large Master Planned Community,  the New Kent Vineyards which includes the nearby upscale residential development Viniterra and the 55+ active adult community,  The Four Seasons at New Kent Vineyards

The Winery was constructed from historic materials, including pre-Civil War oversized handmade brick, reclaimed heart pine columns, beams and trusses and cypress logs that were under water for more than 150 years.

The Governor’s Cup for white wines was selected from seven Gold medalist wineries.  A panel of 26 judges from five states judged the wines, which represent all of the appellations in the Commonwealth. The Virginia red wines were judged earlier this year and announced at the Virginia Wine Expo in February.

For more information about the award, visit www.virginiawine.org.

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TOP 10 LOCAL HALLOWEEN EVENTS In Hampton Roads Williamsburg , Richmond VA. and beyond for 2011

Here are a few Spooky Places to Freak You Out in the Hampton Roads, Williamsburg, New Kent, Gloucester and Richmond VA areas during the 2011 Halloween Season.

Experience thrills at  haunted houses, graveyards and enchanted woods. Please send me an email if I missed any….

Williamsburg – Sep 24-Oct 31 – Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg is imagethe ideal place to be scared silly. Great new haunted houses like Dead Line offer a modern spin on some classic scares. Howl-O-Scream fans suffering from coulrophobia take note that the evil clowns are back and have taken over Festa Italia in Fear Fair and Grin and Scare It. Finally, Fiends is back in the Festhaus by popular demand. Gasparich and his creative team have breathed new life into Busch Gardens’ classic show that debuted during the first Howl-O-Scream in 1999. It is always “Code Pink” in Dr. Weirdstein’s laboratory, and the good doctor is once again feverishly working on his latest and greatest invention.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg begins Sept. 23 and continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 30, 2011.

ToanoPumpkinville! – Your family can pick their own pumpkins from our patch, or choose from our large selection in the yard. There are lots of free activities: the hayride runs the perimeter of the field, try the corn maze, or toss bean bags and rings! We have a large selection of pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, flowers, wooden cut-outs, arts and crafts and fall decorations. Bundles of cornstalks and bales of straw also available for purchase.

Williamsburg-  SPOOKY HAYRIDE THROUGH THE WOODS –October 20-22 and October 27-29, 2011

Join us for this hour long spooky hayride through the woods of the York River State Park. Discover some of its haunted past through storytelling and costumed interpreters. Don’t worry, you can pretend that you are not scared, but no one will really believe you.
Thursday, Oct 20 & 27, 2011 only one hayride. Fridays & Saturdays additional rides will be scheduled at 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Not suitable for children under 3. Reservations required. Fee: $4/person, $8/family, $25/group. For more information about these or other programs, please call the park office at (757)566-3036 or visit our website

Charles City – Oct 14 & 21, 2011 – Berkeley Plantation Autumn Sunset and Spirits Tour – Come early to explore the beautiful October gardens at Berkeley. Meet your costumed guide at the Gazebo on the West Lawn. Relax and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, magnificent panoramic views of sky, field and James River as sunset falls. At twilight marvel at Berkeley’s amazing history as your guide leads you through a candlelight tour of the elegant 1726 mansion. Reservations are required. $

Charles City – Sep 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 21, 28, 29, 2011 – James River Plantation Progressive Ghost and Spirit Tour – In Williamsburg’s James River Plantation Country you will experience an evening of spirited tale telling with "Tours-by-the-Owners" while visiting Piney Grove, Ashland, Ladysmith and Duck Church. You will hear the Legend of Rippons Run, visit the Harwood graveyard, and hear of the Beechwood Tragedy. The evening concludes with hot cider and homemade cookies!

Chesapeake –October 20-22 & 27-29, 2011  Ghost Train at Northwest River Park – Ride the terrifying train and see the haunts and ghouls of the haunted woods of Northwest River Park. Tickets go on sale, at all community centers, and Northwest River Park, or register online at http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/parks on September 18. (Reservations required) Tickets will be available, however limited, at Northwest River Park during train times on a space available basis. Train times to be announced. $

Chesapeake- October 1,7,8,14,15,20,21,22,26,27,28,29,30 & 31, 2011 Spooky Acres Haunted House  Come celebrate 15 years of haunting with the March of Dimes annual Spooky Acres Haunted. Young and old alike are sure to have a frighteningly good scare or two at Spooky Acres!

Chesapeake
– 10am-7pm Friday and Saturday now through October 29th  Corn Maze at Bergey’s Breadbasket – The 5-acre maze is a fun and educational activity for your whole family. We also have hay rides and games, and you won’t be able to pass by our family-run bakery without stopping for a treat!

Charles City – Oct 22-31, 2011 – Ghostly Tales and a Graveyard Trail – Celebrate the bewitching spirit of Halloween with ghostly stories of “Aunt Pratt,” the legendary ghost of Shirley Plantation and the eleven generations of the same family to live at Shirley. From October 23-31, 2011, guided house tours will include the tales of “Aunt Pratt” as featured in Haunted Plantations of Virginia by Beth Brown and Ghosts of Virginia, by L. B. Taylor. Make sure you take a tour of the Great House at Shirley before the cemetery walk so you can see the portrait of Aunt Pratt. Aunt Pratt became so famous for her strange behavior that in the 1974 she was featured in a newspaper cartoon among several other publications.

Charles City  Renwood Fields  Bring your family, church group, company employees,image senior citizens or student field trip for “kernels of fun” in our seasonal Amazing Maze Maize. Admission includes courtyard activities, guided tractor ride, farm museum and picnic area. CLOSED ON SUNDAYS. September: Open from 10 am til dusk on Saturdays only. Weekdays by appt. only Oct 2 & 9  open from 10am until dusk.
SPECIAL MOONLIGHT MAZES!!!! One of our most popular! Moonlight maze dates are:
Oct 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29.
Bring your own flashlights!

 Haunted Trail at Beaverdam Park –  October 21, 2011, October 22, 2011

  This night of fright is held on the Nature Trail at Beaverdam Park. Volunteers turn the woods into a very noisy and scary place! Open to all ages, however youth ages 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. $5 – adults & youth 13 or over; $3 – youth 12 and under. Not recommended for children under 8 years old.

Gloucester Green Hand Farm Park – Green Hand Farm Park boasts a GIANT 4+ acre Corn Maze & a smaller one for younger children 🙂 A 3+ acre Pumpkin Patch where any size is only $5.00! Fun Activities for children of all ages! Hayrides, campfires w/a group, Friday & Saturday ‘Flash Light’ Nights – go through the maze in the dark!

New Kent Exit 211 on I 64 – Fridays and Saturdays, Oct 1-30, 2011 – Because truth is far scarier than reality, Journey Haunted Trails offers three terrifying trails for you to experience, plus an all new Journey to the Past Gross Museum that contains the grossest things found in the ancient pages of Scripture, spilled out on display, for the first time for all to see!

Newport News – Oct 22,2011 – Night of the Living Museum at the Virginia Living Museum – Enjoy non-scary Halloween fun for families with children ages 12 and under. See live animal shows featuring Halloween critters. Meet the Pumpkin Lady, Storytelling Witch, Spider Lady and Magic Wizard. Dig for ancient shark teeth. Visit the enchanted lagoon, pirate cove, and magical waterfall. Take a nighttime hike. Hunt for aliens in the planetarium ($2+ adm.). Creepy crafts and Halloween games.

Portsmouth – Oct 29, 2011 –  MUSEUM MADNESS: Calling all Ghosts, Goblins, Princesses and Superheroes!
Enjoy a haunting day of Halloween fun at the Portsmouth Museums, including frightfully fun Arts and Crafts, Face Painting, and Wizardry! Ships, Spooks & Seas!
Enjoy a wide variety of Halloween themed crafts and activities at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum! Listen to scary stories, and at Discovery Cove, build a ghost ship, make a pirate flag or a porthole monster! The Frightship Portsmouth!
The Lightship Portsmouth will be transformed into a haunted vessel, the "Frightship." Inside, meet ghosts of sailors and pirates past. Note: The ship will be completely transformed by creative lighting and lots of spooky decorations, both inside and outside the ship!

Be sure to stay for the Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat in Olde Towne Portsmouth October 29, 2011, Saturday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This event is held exclusively for all children up to age 12, on the Saturday before Halloween.

imageOlde Towne Ghost Walk Oct 29, 2011

Take a guided walking tour past the haunted houses and mysterious creaking mansions of Olde Towne.Guides take spectators on a walk past haunted houses and mansions of Olde Towne, a 20-square block, 500 building area on the National Register of Historic Places.At each house on the tour, actors in appropriate costume will retell the legends of ghostly visitations and things that go bump in the night. Cameras are welcome. Houses are private properties and not open to the public. admission. For information please call 757-393-2346

Richmond VA Blood Lake Oct 14-31, 2011

Blood Lake is moving to Windy Hill Sports Complex at 16500 Midlothian Turnpike.   Our devious cast of terrifying characters stalk their prey like the voracious timber wolf stalks sheep. Beware the plethora of tricks and traps for the unwary traveler on this path of doom, for the breeze that blows on Windy Hill this October carries a chill like no other. Blood Lake at Windy Hill is an outdoor haunted trail attraction. If you love being scared or watching your friends scream in terror, then you don’t want to miss this year’s trail.

Richmond VA Scream Forest  Sept 30-Oct 31, 2011
Dare to experience Scream Forest. We put you out in the woods…on foot, with nothing between you and the creatures of the night…where no one cares if you scream! Escape from the forest and find the Bedlam House- a haunted house full of surprises.

Richmond VA Creepy Hollow Hayride
Creepy Hollow Hayride located in Richmond, Virginia returns with it’s tractor drawn haunted hayride. Creepy Hollow Hayride is filled with spooky scenery, amazing illusions & scary surprises. It’s a unique experience designed to entertain you every turn.

VA Beach NightMare Mansion

Located on the resort strip of Virginia Beach. Walk at your own pace through the narrow hallways. Enter at your own risk!

imageVirginia Beach – Sept 30- Oct 31 ,2011Haunted Hunt Club Farm & Halloween Fest – Come for the Haunted Hayride, Village of the Dead & Field of Screams. Grab some friends and come on out to the farm for an evening of good old Halloween fun. $

Midnight Manor Haunted Attraction,  Friday and Saturday from October 8 to October 29, 2011. At Midnight Manor Haunted Attraction, a trio of ghoul-infested haunts inspires nightmares in covens of two or six with Hollywood-style and 3-D special effects. The gnarled beckon of a skeletal grim reaper lures in brave souls and paleontology majors to the Midnight Manor castle, where they tread cautiously through supernatural frights, including a bloodthirsty mummy and desecrated gravesite. Cobwebs lace the lairs of a vengeful pharaoh while a slaughtered skeleton drips blood behind bars. Then thrill seekers hightail it to the Trail of Terror, where they face off against the woodsy demons and overworked lumberjacks that dwell in the forest’s foreboding darkness. Finally, the Maniac Maze breathes life into horror stories as murderous clowns sneak up on unsuspecting wanderers ogling 3-D effects and devouring on-site snacks.

If I missed any in the area please add them in the comments field. Let me and the readers know what you thought of these attractions. Share in the comments below or on my Facebook Page.

 

TRICK-OR-TREAT HOURS Hampton Roads VA

Trick-or-treating hours for each city are as follows:

  • Norfolk, until 8 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach, dusk to 8 p.m.
  • Portsmouth, dusk to 8 p.m.
  • Chesapeake, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Suffolk, until  8 p.m.
  • Hampton, dusk to 8 p.m.
  • Newport News, until 8 p.m.

 

Central Virginia

Richmond – Thursday-Saturday through Oct 29 – Capital Creepers EERIE NIGHTS Ghost Tours of Richmond – There are no cheery guides to greet you here, instead we offer you our "Ghoul Guides," a group of the walking dead doomed to haunt the streets of Richmond and tell you all about its tragic past. We mesh haunt gore with history. Our tours are for mature audiences, but families are welcome! Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. $
Richmond – Thursday-Saturday through Nov 5 – A fascinating exploration of Richmond’s oldest and most haunted neighborhood – that’s Haunts of Richmond Ghost Tours. Hear tales of trauma and tragedy at or near the sites where paranormal activity has been reported. $
Doswell ( Near Richmond)- Weekends Sept 30 through Oct 30 – Halloween HAUNT at Kings Dominion – Beginning September 30, as dusk settles over cheery grounds of Kings Dominion, the atmos-fear will change as shrieks and screams signal that Haunt is coming to life. Families and children may enjoy Halloween fun during daylight hours with age-appropriate, non-scary activities!

For more information and details about HAUNT, please visit www.haunt.kingsdominion.com. Please keep in mind that HAUNT is a PG-13 event; it is not intended for young children.

HOWL-O-FEST! Kings Dominion

Every Saturday and Sunday beginning October 1, visit the Not-So-Scary Monsters, say hello to Patch the Pumpkin, hear Stories of the Seas, and join in the Howl-O-Fest Scavenger Hunt! Don’t forget to paint your very own pumpkin to take home! Your family can also meet the PEANUTS while they are in their favorite costumes at the PEANUTS Meet and Treats!

This year there are more activities for kids than ever before! Most activities are on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm. Click HERE for more spooktacular daytime activities for the little ones!

Chester – Oct 21-22 – Things that Go Bump in the Night – Experience an evening of spellbinding accounts and legendary tales as storytellers relive old English legends and folklore. Join us by the fireside and listen to European stories early Colonists told as they recounted tales from their homeland. Capture the essence of what a Colonist felt between 1607-1622 in a strange new land surrounded by danger, darkness and uncertain peril. $
Gordonsville – Oct 21-22 – The Exchange Hotel Ghost Walk – A fun tour of the Hotel and don’t come alone because you’ll need a hand to squeeze when someone from the Civil War comes to visit an old friend at the hospital on the top floor! Hope to see you there they will be waiting! $
Richmond – Oct 23 – Goblins and Gourds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden – Fun in the Children’s Garden featuring a pumpkin and harvest theme. $

 

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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, 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 KentPoquoson, 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

Classics On The Green At The New Kent Winery This Sunday

For the second year, New Kent Winery and the Club at Viniterra will host the Classics on the Green Wine Festival and European Auto Show. Set among the picturesque vineyards and rolling hills of the Viniterra golf course, the festival will take place this Sunday, September 18th, from 11am to 4pm.

With nearly 300 vehicles on display, Classics on the Green will showcase the cars of Austin-Healey, Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and many more. This year’s event will also feature for the first time a unique display of vintage racing cars. Presented by the Central Virginia British Car Club in conjunction with Classic Automotive Events of Virginia, Inc., this event will highlight the beauty of these extraordinary classic motor vehicles. 

In addition to the automobile show, New Kent Winery will host a wine festival, complete with wine selections from its own winery as well as other local vineyards. Classics on the Green will also feature food and live music throughout the day, hot air balloon rides, vendors offering unique goods and services, and luxury car test drives. 
 
Tickets to the Wine Festival and Car Show are $25 in advance and $35 the day of the show. Tickets to the Car Show only are $10, and children under 12 are free. Purchase your tickets using cash or check at the New Kent Winery, or with credit card at www.classicsonthegreen.com

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Half-Off a Winery Tour and Tasting for 2 at New Kent Winery

Hidden away just off Interstate 64 in New Kent Va  is the perfect destination for a late summer, early fall day trip: New Kent Winery. With today’s Daily Deal, you’ll receive a winery tour and tasting for two people for the small sum of $8 – a 50% savings off the regular cost.

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Planting the first vines in 2001, the founders of New Kent Winery started realizing their dream of opening a winery in New Kent County. While the vines were maturing to proper age, the founders planned a 17,000 square foot winery, built from materials reclaimed from buildings well over a century old and equipped with state-of-the-art wine making equipment from around the world. The winery itself, designed by Williamsburg architect John Hopke, has been modeled to reflect an earlier time when wine-making was common in the New Kent region.
Unique, warm and inviting, The Tasting Room is the centerpiece of the New Kent Winery. It is there that you’ll sample an exciting variety of wines from your own complimentary etched wine glass. Taste the delicate intricacies of their award-winning Chardonnay Reserve and Meritage; the easily-drinkable Vidal Blanc and White Merlot; and the White Norton, a rose fashioned from grapes native to Virginia. (A note: not all wines may be available at the time of your visit.)
Bring a picnic and relax out in the picnic area, or on the lounging porch, with a bottle of your favorite wine. Only a short drive away, New Kent Winery is ready to welcome you and your friends. Your visit will be relaxing, informative, and enjoyable.

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Homerama Returns to Richmond VA/ New Kent after 16 years

EntranceHomerama has returned to Richmond VA after 16-year hiatus.

The resurrected event event end this Sunday October 3, 2010.

Six homes are showcased at Patriots Landing, a East West Communities development in New Kent County, VA.

 

 

SCHEDULE

Sep 18 – Oct 3 at Patriots Landing, New Kent County
12-9 pm daily, open to the public, gates close at 7 pm sharp. $10 Cash Admission Fee, Children 12 & under free.

EVERYDAY experience…
The Home Idea Center
– unique product displays for you and your home!

Homemades by Suzanne at Homearama – homemade lunches,
delicious snacks, drinks & ice cream from one of Richmond’s favorites.

Hometown Hero Day, October 2, 12-9 pm — Sponsored by Dominion Virginia Power.
Half price tickets for police, fire, active & retired military, first responders.

A handful of local builders are participating  at Patriots Landing including Main Street Homes, Lifestyle Builders and Developers, Ryan Homes, Southern Traditions, Youngblood Properties and Colonial Homecrafters.

Chesterfield County-based Main Street Homes is building a 3,000-square-foot home at Homearama that will be priced around $390,000.

The homes that will be showcased at Homearama are smaller than the first phase of construction a few years ago.

The six homes are all under construction, and the goal is to have them sold by the time Homearama comes around.

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lake at Patriots Landing East West Partners started the Patriots Landing development in 2007, just before the home market hit a deep freeze. The first phase of that project included all high-end lake front homes.

In the three years since, East West has sold about 100 homes at Patriots landing, about one sixth of the planned capacity at the 254-acre site.

You really can have it all at Patriots Landing—an outstanding community of new homes, custom waterfront homes and wooded lots that blend an incredible array of homes and unique recreational opportunities with cherished privacy and a true sense of connection to neighbors in a style reminiscent of a traditional Richmond home community.

Patriots Landing Pool Patriots Landing is  Conveniently located in New Kent County, off of Interstate 64, just east of Interstate 295 near Quinton and Bottoms Bridge, this New Kent planned community allows you to enjoy an easy, toll-free drive to work, shopping, dining and more in Richmond or Williamsburg.

The community of Patriots Landing is anchored by a Resident’s Club and pool complex on a lake—providing centralized gathering places and a variety of outlets for fun. The clubhouse has soaring two-story ceilings, fireplace, seating areas and game tables, small kitchen, offices and a meeting room. The club will host events and functions all year round for residents of all ages.

The outdoor living space features wrap-around covered porches on all four sides, a bocce court, year-round putting green, fire pit, and a pool complex with zero entry feature.

“We built the club on our best site…..right on Lake Washington, so everyone in the community could enjoy the beautiful views and tranquility of the lake,” said Chris Corrada, project manager of Patriots Landing. “The club overlooks our fishing dock and the paved walking trails that wind throughout the community.”

An activities director keeps the community activities calendar packed with events for everyone

Patriots Landing was thoughtfully designed to ensure  privacy, while offering countless opportunities to connect with other neighbors in this New Kent home community. The quiet, winding streets are surrounded by forests in one of the oldest counties of Virginia.

The neighborhood amenities also include:

  • Boating and fishing in four pristine lakes
  • Miles of trails and sidewalks
  • Neighborhood parks
  • A bocce court, putting green, playground, and more
  • Over 80 acres of undeveloped open space and woods
  • 36 acres of water in  four community lakes
  • The 18-Hole Brookwoods Golf Course is adjacent to the community
  • Nearby grocery store is accessible by neighborhood trails.

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DIRECTIONS / Map 

Directions from Richmond: I-64 East to Bottom’s Bridge (Exit 205). Bear right off exit ramp and turn left onto Rt. 60. Go 1/2 mile, past the townhomes and Bloom grocery, to the Main Entrance into Patriots Landing (your third left turn).

Directions from Williamsburg: I-64 West to Bottom’s Bridge (Exit 205). Go left off exit and turn left onto Rt. 60. Go 1/2 mile, past the townhomes and Bloom grocery, to the Main Entrance into Patriots Landing (your third left turn).

 

About the Developer
East West Communities has been developing award-winning communities and resorts in seven states across America for over 35 years.

The first community developed by them in 1976 was Brandermill home to 4,400 families and  named the “Best Planned Community in America” in 1977 by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine and the National Association of Homebuilders.

East West expanded into the Hampton Roads region of Virginia with the Gatling Pointe community near Smithfield, The Riverfront in Suffolk,  Eagle Harbor  and Founders Pointe, both in Isle of Wight County, Riverwatch which borders the Piankatank River in Gloucester, Virginia and the latest community Liberty Ridge, in Williamsburg VA

 

Photos from the neighborhood

 
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Brickshire Golf Club is sold

Traditional Golf Properties closed it’s purchase of  The Golf Club at Brickshire in Providence Forge, Virginia on Thursday . The course is located between Williamsburg and Richmond, VA.
brickshiregolf The sale included three North Carolina golf courses from Bluegreen Golf — The Golf Club of Chapel Ridge in Pittsboro, The Preserve at Jordan Lake in Chapel Hill and Carolina National Golf Club in Bolivia.
Traditional Golf Properties will begin operating these courses, which are open to the public and offer membership programs.
That boosts the company’s portfolio to 11 mid-Atlantic golf courses.
Brickshire will become part of Traditional’s multi-course membership program that includes Stonehouse in Toano and Kiskiack in Williamsburg.

For membership info contact : Jerry Morelli   757-566-1138   jmorelli@traditionalclubs.com

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Brickshire Golf Course in New Kent to be sold ?

brickshiregolf According to recent post on Richmond Biz Sense. There are is talk on the street that The Golf Club at Brickshire in , a public/private golf course in New Kent County, VA, might be sold to another chain of golf courses.

The current owner, Blue Green Golf, might be in the process of selling the course to Traditional Golf Properties, which owns four other courses around Richmond and Williamsburg, including Royal New Kent, Stonehouse, Kiskiack , The Crossings and Broad Bay in VA Beach.

Neither Blue Green Golf or Traditional Golf Properties  officials would  comment on the issue.

However, an employee at the Brickshire club said that he and other employees had received paperwork about how payroll would transition to the new owner.

It’s unclear how a possible deal might affect members or patrons who pay greens fees.
Construction on Brickshire, which was designed by Curtis Strange, started in 1999.

Traditional Golf Properties lets members of any of its courses play at any other area golf course they own.  Their current special offers include Unlimited greens fees at Royal New Kent, Stonehouse, Kiskiack & The Crossings Golf Clubs.

Current special rates are below:

 

Initiation Fees

Monthly Fees

Single

$ 0

$156

Family

$ 0

$234

Corporate Membership for 6  Designees

$ 0

$624

     

 

Membership also includes : Preferred Member tee time blocks , Discounted cart fees , Reduced Guest of Member Fees, Complimentary range balls ,Club Charging privileges , No annual assessments ,No annual food and beverage minimums  and Special Member Only events

For membership info contact : Jerry Morelli   757-566-1138   jmorelli@traditionalclubs.com

Read more about the Brickshire community here

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john_circle-merlot-2 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.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  and   www.MrWilliamsburg.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 757.254.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com.

$95,000 Discount on new home in New Kent

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I normally don’t write blog posts about home listings. The price and value of this home made me break that rule. Priced at $80 a square foot ,this new home is located in The Arbors at New Kent Vineyards in Historic New Kent County, VA.

This Cresswell model is built on a beautiful cul-de-sac home-site. The spacious  floor-plan offers large open formal rooms and a gorgeous kitchen that is great for entertaining. The second floor features  and additional master bedroom and two additional large bedrooms with a bonus room. The 5 total bedrooms and 4.5 baths offer the space your family needs. Plus, enjoy movies in the media room of the finished basement.  The beautiful conservatory features floor to ceiling windows to bring nature inside.  Also features a 3- car garage!

Price Reduced to $474,990!*

 

If you would like to schedule a time to view this home:

Email John Womeldorf  John@MrWilliamsburg.com or call (757) 254-8136

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• The Arbors at New Kent Vineyards will feature a Pool, Winding Walking Trails & a State-of-the-Art Clubhouse • Within minutes of New Kent Winery, World-Class Golf & a Polo Field ,• Low New Kent Taxes, • Perfectly Centered between Richmond & Williamsburg off of I-64

You can read more about The Arbors at New Kent Vineyards here

New Kent VA Real Estate Update- Arbors at New Kent

newkentvineyardsva New Kent Vineyards in New Kent, VA has reached an important milestone—They now have families who can say “we live at New Kent Vineyards.”

The people who have moved into The Arbors are the vanguard of several thousand residents who will call this community home as some 2,500 homes in multiple neighborhoods are completed in the coming years.

newkentvineyardAlready these new residents can boast to friends and relatives about the Winery, the vineyards, the polo field and the nearly completed Rees Jones golf course within their community. In due course, they’ll also enjoy shopping at the Farmers’ Market, Town Village and major retail centers planned for New Kent Vineyards.
When The Arbors neighborhood is completed, it will have a total of 450 single-family homes plus a neighborhood clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts,
playing fields, ponds, trails, abundant open space and other ArborsAtNewKentVineyardsrecreational amenities.

  The first builder at The Arbors, Ryan Homes, has recently opened
one of its Smithfield home designs as a model home for the neighborhood and is building a number of new homes already under contract by the next new residents. The company is offering home buyers a choice of more than ten different home designs at The Arbors, including homes that offer first-floor owner’s suites and even some that offer one-level living.

Springbrook Starting in the low-to-mid $200s, the homes at The Arbors will range up to 4,000 square feet in size with as many as five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a three-car garage. These homes come with standard features along with custom options to personalize each of the the available home designs.

Call or email for further information or to setup an appointment with the builder.

757 254 8136  John@MrWilliamsburg.com

Location Map of New Kent Vineyards

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New Kent Vineyards

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About Viniterra: 

On the surface it might seem as if Viniterra is somewhat of a contradiction. On one hand, you have what is arguably the most serene and pastoral settings for a community anywhere in Virginia, then on the other hand a community that seems to buzz with activity. Thanks to planned amenities including a Rees Jones Championship Golf Course, a full-service clubhouse with swimming and tennis,

viniterra golf course the New Kent Vineyards Town Village with its gourmet and boutique shopping, as well as, the state-of-the art New Kent Vineyards Equestrian Center, this pleasant dichotomy of tranquility and activity will be perfect complements to each other.

The Club at Viniterra will be nestled within the stunning community of New Kent Vineyards.  This historic setting among the grapevine-laden hills offers a casual yet sophisticated lifestyle.  With an old world winery, a Rees Jones Championship Golf Course, Fitness and Aquatic Center and a planned 14,000 square foot Clubhouse, life here is good.

saerch homes for sale in ViniterraThe Club at Viniterra will become the finest Rees Jones Design 18-hole golf course in the area.  Future Viniterra amenities will include Clubhouse, pro shop, teaching studio, tennis facilities, a swim and wellness center, restaurant and café.

Viniterra Members, their families and guests will enjoy these amenities of the Club:

18-hole Championship Rees Jones Designed Golf Course
The golf course at the Club will be the focal point of the Club and the Community. This course will be designed with tee placements that will be a challenge to the low-handicapper while creating an enjoyable golfing experience for all levels of players.

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Golf Practice Facilities

An outstanding practice facility including teaching studio, a driving range, a practice chipping area and a practice putting green.

Main Clubhouse
The main clubhouse will feature a casual grille, formal dining room, banquet/meeting rooms along with a traditional golf pro shop, locker rooms, golf car and club storage.

VINNITERRA PLAT

Aquatic and Fitness Center
A fitness center including the latest in weights and cardiovascular equipment as well as bright and spacious aerobic rooms. The Aquatic and Fitness Center will also feature a snack bar servicing the needs of the fitness, tennis and aquatic participants.

Tennis Facilities
The tennis facilities include six lighted Har-Tru courts where Member play, guest play, league play, clinics and private lessons will be available with a tennis professional. The Tennis Pro Shop will also satisfy the equipment and merchandise needs of the tennis players.

Community Amenities
The Terrace, a neighborhood lawn, will feature community events such as socials and seasonal outdoor events. A planned boutique inn. An Equestrian Center with polo fields, boarding facilities, carriage trails. A Village Center that will offer boutique shopping, a gourmet deli and wine shop and future plans include a walk-in urgent care medical clinic for residents. A Club Concierge service to offer home delivery from any of the local shops and restaurants. And of course the winery and vineyard.Springbrook

New homes are now available at ” The Arbors at New Kent Vineyards” And The New 55+ active Adult Community ,  Four Seasons At New Kent Vineyards More info here

Another up and coming community  located within New Kent Vineyards  is  The Arbors at New Kent Vineyards. When complete  the community will include a clubhouse, pool and walking trails.  Prices there start in the low $200’s and range to $50ok +

Cresswell Ryan Homes’ artfully designed homes combine classical architectural features with modern amenities including between three to five bedrooms, two and a half to four bathrooms,  two or three-car garages, and between 2,000 and 4,400 square feet of luxurious living. Stunning hardwood floors in the foyer, 42” kitchen cabinets, crown molding, ceramic tile in the sumptuous owner’s bathroom, and sodded and irrigated front and side lawns are just some of the included features. Personalize your home with a morning room,  a third level addition and an endless list of other options.

Call or email John Womeldorf for further information on homes in this community or other communities in the New Kent or Williamsburg VA areas

John@MrWilliamsburg.com            757 254 8136

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Virginia Golf Course Map Directory

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New Kent Va Real Estate-Brickshire

brickshireaerialDiscover one of Virginia’s premier golf course communities nestled among the rolling hills of the Virginia countryside in New Kent County,VA.  Brickshire is centrally located less than 30 minutes from both Richmond and Williamsburg .Brickshire  is a master planned community  with a championship golf course, world-class amenities, 1200 acres of rolling hills and woodlands and  meticulously crafted new and resale homes.

New Kent County, Virginia is  one of the oldest and most charming counties in brickshiregolfthe Commonwealth, with an English history dating back 400 years. New Kent’s roads, leading from Richmond to Williamsburg and Hampton Roads, are among the oldest in America. They have been traveled by not only the Colonial Patriots, but the American, French and British Revolutionary and Confederate and Union Civil War armies as well as the U.S. troops for all subsequent wars.

Watch a video tour of Brickshire

 

Brickshire, a Golf Community.
The centerpiece of the  Brickshire community is a championship level, signature golf course. Designed by Curtis Strange, the course with its open brickshireclubhouse fairways and  resort styling offers dramatic views of the community, and accommodates all levels of play. The Golf Club at Brickshire provides a fair test for golfers of all skill levels with five sets of tees.  Yardages extend from 5151 to a strenuous 7291, putting every part of your game to the test. With uphill and downhill shots, uneven lies, wetlands, and water,  no two holes are even remotely alike. poolatbrickshire
Fairways are wide and generally forgiving.  Several fairways have a decided tilt, so the black and white aiming posts should be well heeded.

Four sensational emulation holes, 14 Curtis Strange originals, and fast, well- tended greens make The Golf Club at Brickshire a top rate golfing experience.

Brickshire home sites offer a sense of privacy and quiet not available in most newhomebrickshirenew home communities today, yet everyday conveniences like shopping, restaurants, business parks and restaurants are just a short drive away.

Within 90 minutes of Brickshire are Virginia Beach, the Blue Ridge  mountains and numerous historical landmarks.

Amenities for home owners include the 18-Hole Curtis Strange Signature Golf Course (semi-private) , Golf Clubhouse with Pro Shop, Snack Bar and Restaurant , Owner’s Social Clubhouse complete with brick fireplace, working kitchen and wrap-around porch with views of the golf course. The clubhouse isbrickshirehomes home to a fully-equipped fitness center that is available to all homeowners, A Swimming Pool , Tennis Center and a Playground complex that offers a variety of swings, slides, and climbing apparatus. Adjacent to the playground is the sports field and a covered pavilion with picnic tables.  Equestrian Center Access and Riding Trails and RV/ Boat/ Trailer storage complete the facilities.
Home home owner fees at Brickshire are $560 annually

Brickshire offers miles of paved walking and biking trails throughout more than 1200 acres of brickshiretrails preserved woodlands and lush countryside, connecting individual neighborhoods and amenities. Wind your way through scenic wooded areas and along tree-lined boulevards enjoying nature at its best. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, healthy jog, stimulating bike ride, or a brisk walk with man’s best friend… no mater if you are a novice or expert you will find the right terrain to fit your endurance level.

Other nearby Golf Courses include: the award-winning and challenging Traditions at Royal New KentA Reese Jones course, Viniterra Country Club at New Kent Vineyards is under construction only a few miles away from Brickshire. It will be ready for limited play in 2009 and the Brookwoods Golf Club  an established and popular daily play course.

Schools Website : www.newkentschools.org

Schools for Brickshire are :
New Kent Elementary, New Kent Middle School, New Kent High School

At the entrance to Brickshire lies   Colonial Downs, one of America’s newest and Colonial_Downs finest horse facilities.It features  Thoroughbred horse racing and is the home the Virginia Derby and Colonial Turf Cup, the Patriot Invitational Trot and the

Virginia Harness Day of Champions

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Location Map for Brickshire in New Kent, VA

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From the chart below you can see that in the last 12 months in Brickshire the prices for detached home in Brickshire ranged from $271,000 to $595,000. The price range for home currently listed for sale in the WAAR/ WMLS range from $329,950 to $1,250,000.  There were 31 homes sold in Brickshire in the last 12 months. 68 homes are currently listed for sale and 10 are under contract. The average price per square foot for sold homes in Brickshire in the last 12 months was $131.54

NOTE: There were a few distress sales of unfinished builder homes in the last 12 months. This accounts for the extremely low prices noted in the sold home category.

Low, Average, Median, and High Comparisons
  Closed Pending Active Overall
Low $271,000 $329,950 $329,900 $271,000
Average $383,861 $479,865 $496,323 $462,828
Median $383,500 $384,475 $454,900 $409,500
High $595,000 $880,000 $1,250,000 $1,250,000
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Colonial Williamsburg, VA – Video of Colonial Williamsburg & Golden Horseshoe Golf

Vodpod videos no longer available.  

Here is is short five minute video From Golfweek and GolfTV that will give you a feel for both Colonial Williamsburg and the multiple award winning Golden Horseshoe Golf Course.

 

Where is Waldo and is he reading Mr Williamsburg’s Blog ?

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Apparently real estate in the Williamsburg and Hampton Roads  areas is of interest to readers worldwide. The picture at left was from early Saturday morning on March 14,2009. I have noticed more and more readers from all over the world perusing this blog.
As you can see on this day there were readers from Copenhagen Denmark, Calcutta, India, France, Salzburg, Austria and Khabarovsk, Russia along with many more from the U.S..

If you have any questions about the area, communities, neighborhoods,  golf, cultural activities, museums,recreation, homes for sale, sales statistics, financing a home, kids activities, shopping, opening a business, waterfront ,schools, condos, town homes,neighborhoods, living in or selling a home in Williamsburg or Hampton Roads VA please drop me an email at John@MrWilliamsburg.com  I am happy to answer any and all that I can. If I don’t have the answer I will know where to send you to for a response.

 

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The government is handing out money… but there’s a deadline !

$8000 Tax Credit

By now, you’ve heard about the new Tax Credit passed by Congress for first-time Hampton Roads and Williamsburg VA home buyers.

But did you also know…

  • You must purchase and close on your new home by December 1, 2009
  • The credit also applies to those who have not owned a home in the past 3 years
  • This credit does not have to be repaid
  • If you wait too long, you may lose this opportunity!

A record 844,000 prospective homebuyers visited the National Association of Home Builders’ FederalHousingTaxCredit.com Web site in February to learn about the new $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers that was enacted last month as part of the landmark $787 billion economic stimulus package.
Find out more at  www.FederalHousingTaxCredit.com

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