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Sneak Preview of new models at Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg VA

Lennar the developer and builder of the Colonial Heritage Active adult community of Williamsburg VA will soon be unveiling 11 exciting new models of detached homes.

Colonial Heritage is one of three active adult communities in the Williamsburg, Virginia area, and is the perfect place for adults 55 years of age and better. With an 18-hole Arthur Hills championship golf course, a 7,500 square foot athletic club, a 25,000 square foot clubhouse and dancing, walking, biking and swimming facilities.

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Introductory pricing for the new range of detached homes will start in the $250’s for a 1366 square foot model ( Belle Grove) and range up to $424,990 for a 2773 square foot Randolph model.  No attached homes will be built at this time.

Avon great roomThree series of models will be built including the Cottage Series, the Manor Series and the top end Plantation Series homes. As before all homes are built with slab foundations and the Manor and Plantation Series will also offer basement options.

A first for Lennar and Colonial Heritage is a new side entry garage model, the Avon pictured below. The 1800 sq. ft. home offers a huge great room area with an open kitchen dining area that lives like a much larger home. The 2 bedroom, 2 bath Manor Series Home is priced at 329,990 or $349,990 with an unfinished basement. Note the basement adds an additional 1800+ square feet to the home.  Avon model-Colonial Heritage, Williamsburg VA

The two largest models (Claremont and Randolph)  come standard with three car garages. The Berkeley can be built with an optional double deep 19 x 34 garage great for the home hobbyist or woodworker.

A variety of pre-construction incentives are being offered until April 15th , 2013 including a choice of :

  • a 12×20 brick paver patio with fire pit.
  • $10,000 in closing cost assistance.
  • Free deck
  • Finishing of a basement rec room with bath
  • Upgrades to Gold or Platinum Option package + Washer and Dryer
  • See below for details:

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If you would like a private pre-grand opening sneak preview contact me and I will set it up.

Want to see the full range of plans and elevations for the new models ?

Fill out the form here and we will send them pronto via email

We  will also make sure to keep you apprised of everything that’s happening at Colonial Heritage before anyone else knows…

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Read more about the Colonial Heritage Active Adult Community in Williamsburg VA here

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Search homes for sale in Active Adult Communities in Williamsburg VA here  ( Note- the new models at Colonial Heritage will not appear in this list until sometime in March)

Read about other active adult 55+ communities in Hampton Roads, New Kent here

 

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Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg VA too good to leave for this retired couple

Dick and Mary Sue Metrey’s traditionally-styled, open concept home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Colonial Heritage is up for sale. But that’s not because the couple want to leave the gated, 55+ active adults community; it’s because they want to stay.

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For Dick and Mary Sue, the gracious 3-bedroom, 2-bath home they built on Blakemore Terrace in Colonial Heritage was only a summer place; their primary residence was near Washington, DC. But after less than two years of living there part-time, the couple have decided to make Colonial Heritage their permanent home.

“There is such a sense of community here,” said Mary Sue, who is retired from working with the mentally disabled. “People are friendly and they’re interesting.” However, with a huge immediate family of 19 children and grandchildren who love to visit, the Metreys need more room than their 1,756 square foot “Aldrich” model can provide. The couple regretfully decided to sell their Blakemore Terrace home, but they are building a larger home in Colonial Heritage just down the street.

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Dick and Mary Sue were originally drawn to Colonial Heritage for the community’s sociable character. “About 15 years ago we bought a condo in Williamsburg,” explained Mary Sue. “But eventually we wanted more of a neighborhood experience than we got with the condo, so we started looking for another home in Williamsburg.” During their search, the couple toured Colonial Heritage with a representative of the developer, Lennar Corporation, and saw firsthand the community’s welcoming nature.

“As we were driving through the neighborhood, everyone stopped to talk with the Lennar rep,” said Mary Sue. “And they talked with us, too.”

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In 2010-11, the couple built their home at 6808 Blakemore Terrace. “It’s one of the biggest lots,” said Dick, an engineer retired from high-level positions with Naval research institutions. “Most are about 6,000 square feet and ours is 8,000 square feet. It’s also on the nicest cul-de-sac.”

Mary Sue likes the way the home is sited on the property. “There’s no house abutting the back of our home, so no one look into our great room from the back of the property,” she said. “And the front of the house doesn’t face anyone else’s door.” Colonial Heritage’s 170-acre, 18-hole Arthur Hills championship golf course sits only a few houses away.

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The Metreys built their single-level home for easy living. It has no steps, and includes user-friendly amenities such as lever handles on interior doors, a seat in the oversized master shower, and comfort height toilets and vanities. The open concept floor plan includes a spacious living/dining great room with a gas fireplace finished with a Colonial style mantel and a granite surround and hearth. Sliding doors lead from the great room’s dining area to the deck. The great room is also open to a chef’s kitchen that features both a breakfast bar and a breakfast nook, furniture grade Timberlake cabinetry with accent glass fronts, Corian countertops, and a gas cook top. Bringing in the groceries is a breeze: the kitchen connects to a convenient mudroom/laundry off the two-car garage.

masterAll rooms have 9 foot ceilings – perfect for Dick, who is 6’2” tall— and several feature crown molding. Most of the home is carpeted, but there is oak hardwood flooring in the kitchen and in the foyer, which receives natural light from glass transom and side lights framing the home’s six-panel entry door. “I love the foyer, the fact that you don’t walk in the house and right into the great room,” Mary Sue noted.

The home’s Lennar-appointed builder, Matt, impressed Mary Sue with his emphasis on solid construction and attention to details. “When we had our walk-through, Matt noticed things even we didn’t see,” she said. “They were very small things, but he fixed them all.” Matt’s desire to ensure everything in the house was just right, led the couple to request him as the builder of their next Colonial Heritage home.

rear viewThe yard is low maintenance. “Since we weren’t there to water all the time, we wanted to be sure the house still had nice grass,” Mary Sue said. “So we installed a very nice irrigation system.”

The couple like that Colonial Heritage, which offers tennis and bocce courts, and an 8,500 square foot fitness center, is such an active community. “There are a lot of new retirees here, it seems most residents aren’t elderly,” said Mary Sue. “You see people walking, biking and jogging, and many walk their dogs.”

While Dick bikes and jogs, Mary Sue swims at the community’s indoor and outdoor pools. She also enjoys playing in a social bridge group. “There are so many clubs and activities here, the monthly calendar must be 20 pages long,” she said. In fact, the clubs at Colonial Heritage run the gamut from a William and Mary Sports Teams Support Club to groups focused on bluegrass music, travel, and history. Mary Sue pointed out that the community also has a service oriented organization, the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation, which provides support to residents who are caregivers.

colonial heritage clubhouseThe couple especially loves the 25,000 square-foot Colonial style clubhouse, which includes both a fine dining restaurant and a casual grille. “We’ve been to New Year’s Eve parties at the clubhouse, and we’ve brought our families there for holiday dinners,” Mary Sue said. “Wednesday nights are half-price burgers at the club and everyone loves that.”

The Metreys frequently take advantage of cultural and social activities that Colonial Williamsburg—only five miles from Colonial Heritage—has to offer. “There are so many lectures there, ranging from wine making to barrel making,” noted Mary Sue. She added that some of her neighbors share such interests. “At Colonial Heritage there are people from all over the country, and with different backgrounds. We’ve met a lot of people there who are teachers, nurses, doctors, engineers…who seem to be interested in the same things we are.”

ch pool (2)Although they are excited to be moving to Colonial Heritage full-time, the couple will miss their home on Blakemore Way, which Mary Sue described as “so gently used that there are some closet shelves we’ve never even used.”

“We’ve had a neighborhood Christmas gathering there,” Mary Sue noted. “And we have loved having our grandchildren visit us there. One of our grandchildren said he likes this house better than our big house [outside Washington] with the pool!”

“We were charter members of this cul-de-sac,” Mary Sue added. “And even though we were only there part-time, we made a lot of good friends.”

Why the stories? Because these aren’t just houses, they’re homes.

Mr. Williamsburg knows that when you’re looking for a new place, you’re searching for more than just four walls plus amenities, you’re looking for that welcoming refuge we call home That’s why we go beyond the standard “4 bedrooms, 3 baths on large lot” statistics, to share how others have lived in this house, to reveal the home’s unique personality, to help you decide whether this is a place where your family could thrive.

Likewise, we realize that you’re seeking not simply a development within a particular zip code, but also an opportunity to become part of a community. That’s why we share our sellers’ experiences as members of that neighborhood.

We trust these stories will assist you in finding your way home.

Want a chance to tell your home’s story ? 

Want to see this home or others in Colonial Heritage or Williamsburg VA ?

Contact Mr Williamsburg/ John Womeldorf by phone 757 254 8136 or email John@MrWilliamsburg.com

Social Security Announces 3.6 Percent Benefit Increase for 2012

Cost-of-Living Adjustment is First Since 2009

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 60 million Americans will increase 3.6 percent in 2012, the Social Security Administration announced today.

The increase will be 3.6%, or about $516 year for the average recipient.. Cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) will begin in January 2012. 

Some other changes that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages.  Based on that increase, the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to $110,100 from $106,800.  Of the estimated 161 million workers who will pay Social Security taxes in 2012, about 10 million will pay higher taxes as a result of the increase in the taxable maximum.

Information about Medicare changes for 2012, when announced, will be available at www.Medicare.gov.  For some beneficiaries, their Social Security increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums. That’s because Part B premiums are also tied to inflation.  Many people’s premiums will rise, although Medicare has not announced what the raises will be. One prediction is that Part B premiums will rise by about 1/3rd, or from about $96 a month to $110 (for individuals with incomes below $85,000 and had their premiums deducted from SS prior to Dec. 2009 – other participants pay slightly more). So if the average benefit goes up $43 a month, the Part B premium would take $14 of that increase.

To read more, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/cola.

Some retirement communities offering incentives to spur seniors to move

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Keith Hansen decided it was time to move. He wasn’t going to let the bottoming real estate market, the recession or the stock market’s ups and downs stop him. So the 78-year-old Newport News resident put his home of 45 years up for sale and moved to Warwick Forest.

"It was priced to sell," Hansen said. "But I still got enough out of it to move here."

Not all seniors are that fortunate. The real estate slowdown and recession have hindered their plans, and as a result some retirement communities are rolling back prices and offering specials to help seniors to move.

The Chesapeake, a continuing care retirement community in Newport News, is advertising that it has reduced rates to 2006 levels.

"Real estate prices are dropping 10, 20 percent," said Gail Billups, director of marketing and development. "So we made an adjustment in our pricing, to reflect what has happened in the real estate market."

"We have seen over the last few years that folks are little more reluctant to sell their house," Billups said. "Seniors that would be interested in making a move to The Chesapeake are saying, ‘Well, I can’t get what I could have gotten for my house, or what my neighbor got for their house. The value of my house went down.’ Seniors do look at their proceeds from their house as the source of being able to make that move into a retirement community."

Read the rest if the story here

Want to sell?

Liz Moore offers these tips for seniors looking to sell:

•Make cosmetic changes, such as pulling down wallpaper and painting in neutral colors.

•Update kitchens and bathrooms. Buyers are looking for stainless steel appliances. Consider replacing kitchen counters and bathroom tile if color schemes are outdated.

•Consider replacing carpet, even if it’s in perfect condition, if it’s an outdated color scheme or pattern.

A complimentary market analysis will advise sellers what updates they should consider to make their house more attractive.

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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.

Amenities:
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

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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.

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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).

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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

Lifestyle

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

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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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If you have any questions and/or would like to view homes for sale  in West Neck  or other communities in Hampton Roads or Williamsburg  I am here to help. Contact me at 757.254.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com

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John

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

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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The Settlement at Powhatan Creek a 55+ Active Adult Community in Williamsburg, VA

 

DSCN0502 When you move into The Settlement at Powhatan Creek, you can sell your lawn mower, rake and outside ladder because you’re finished with most home maintenance chores. Instead, you’ll have time for year round swimming, water aerobics, working out, playing tennis, biking, walking and socializing – just steps from your door.

The Settlement at Powhatan Creek is one of three 55+ communities in the James City County area of Virginia. Set on 225 wooded acres bordered by Powhatan Creek. This planned active-adult community for people ages 55+  will feature 400 custom detached and attached  homes once complete.

Ryan Homes is building townhomes and detached homes in The Settlement priced from $239k read more about that here

DSCN0507  It is one of the most conveniently located communities in the entire county. Close to the Monticello Corridor, it is virtually a 3-5 minute drive, at best, to a major department store,( Target) a major food store,( Ukrops) several pharmacies, a full-service gas station, two major bank/lending institutions, eateries, novelty stores, and service establishments such as video rental and parcel mailing. Add to this the Mid-County Park complex–complete with “Kidburg” playground, walking trails, and lighted athletic fields– and it’s easy to see that The Settlement is a wonderful place to live.

DSCN0514 The Settlement at Powhatan Creek features a luxury clubhouse with amenities such as an indoor/outdoor pool, aerobics studio & fitness room. A grand ballroom, billiards lounge, card room and space for arts and crafts are planned.
Over 70% of the 225 acre  site is dedicated green space and preserved woodland marsh. Many of the custom homes sites in The Settlement at Powhatan Creek are located on lots backing to pristine preserved areas. 

DSCN0512  Around the corner are the 55-mile biking and walking Capital Trail starting at Jamestown and eventually ending in Richmond, VA. Restaurants, recreation, movies and shopping abound within a few miles of our community.

When you’re ready to relax, there’s a clubroom with a billiard table, comfy chairs, a fireplace and, of course, a large screen television, indoor and outdoor pools.  Other attractive community features are a 10- to 12-person spa, a fountain in the outdoor pool for added beauty, a ballroom for special events, smaller meeting rooms for crafts and other activities, a fishing pond, and a thesettlementranchhomewilliamsburgsecurity gate. Two-thirds of the community will remain dedicated green space. Like to walk, run or bike?  You’ll appreciate using the sidewalks along the tree-lined streets. In addition, James City County will be constructing a multi-use trail from The Settlement that will connect to the Capital Trail that will eventually link Williamsburg and Richmond. an indoor and outdoor pools.

A  full-time activities director will oversee club operations, organizes neighborhood clubs and interest groups, schedules educational and instructional classes, and plans trips and events.

 settlement3 Two of the area’s premier custom builders, Wayne Harbin Builder Inc. and Marque Homes by CR McClellon, build these brick and Hardiplank custom homes and townhomes with first-floor living. Prices currently start at $329,000 with most homes in the low $400s. Sizes start at 1,700 square feet and range up to 3,500 square feet, with most homes being 2,100 to 2,400 square feet.. You can choose and customize among a variety of floor plans, all with attached one- or two-car garages. Other standard features include Andersen windows, 30-year architectural shingles and custom trim packages. A wide variety of options are available too – including granite countertops and conditioned crawl spaces. .

All of the homes provide first floor 20081003014727742480000000-o living with first floor master suites and convenient main living areas with spacious floor plans and attached garages. If you desire more living area, two story homes are available with elevator options for those challenged by physical limitations.  Recently unveiled at The Settlement are new cottage / ranch home plans with prices starting in the $300’s.

thesettlementoutdoorpool Monthly fees include  exterior home care,( even roof replacement when needed) lawn care, irrigation system maintenance, full use of the Residents’ Club as well as providing a secure community. Homeowner Fees at The Settlement range from $175-$250 monthly. 

GOLF- Within a short drive are 15 championship golf courses, each offering a set of unique challenges to match every golfer’s desires.

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SITE PLAN FOR THE SETTLEMENT AT POWHATAN CREEK

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Location Map of The Settlement

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“New World Discovery Package”. 
The Settlement is now offering overnight housing to potential buyers in two of their beautifully furnished models to
let them experience the “lifestyle” of the community .
 You are cordially invite you to come stay a night or two in one of our gorgeously appointed townhomes at The Settlement at Powhatan Creek. This allows you to experience what it would be like to live in this beautiful community while you preview our model homes and home sites. You will enjoy full access to our 15,000 sq. ft. Resident’s Club which boasts an indoor lap pool, sauna, outdoor pool, workout center, billiards/movie room and bikes that you can enjoy during your stay.

This package is available for $99 for one night or $149 for two which includes all taxes and fees. This offer is only good for a limited call or email for additional information.

 

Read what Homeowners at The Settlement are saying
“The location of The Settlement is great for a quick lunch or a quick trip to the store,” says Dick Yenni, who moved here about six weeks ago from Season’s Trace with his wife, Liz. “We looked at several communities in the Williamsburg area and didn’t find as many of the features we desired until we looked at The Settlement.”
Perry and Nancy Stone, the second homeowners to move in, like the leisure lifestyle at The Settlement at Powhatan Creek. “We have no yard work – that’s one of the major things,” Nancy Stone says. The Stones also appreciate the convenient location. “It’s only five minutes farther down the road to Governor’s Land where we lived before, but it seems like we’re a lot closer in. It feels closer to everything.” “My husband uses the workout room and I swim laps,” Nancy Stone says. “When the weather is nice, we have met at the clubhouse with some neighbors for some wine.” Yenni, a retired NASA research pilot, likes to keep active and work out – and the club offers plenty of options. “They have an indoor and an outdoor pool,” he says. “The indoor pool is good for swimming laps. The clubhouse has a well equipped exercise room with all the machines.”
Sisters Nancy and Rosemary Nevin had always loved visiting Williamsburg and were thrilled to be able to move here. “We found a house plan that had two master bedroom suites,” Nancy Nevin says. “Once we got inside the model, we saw the inside was even better than the outside. We also have a guest bedroom and bathroom, a sunroom in the back, a kitchen/dining room and a library off the living room. We also had an elevator put in.” The Nevins had high praise for Harbin, who worked to make sure that Rosemary Nevin could access the house under construction even as she was recovering from knee surgery. “They went out of their way to be helpful,” Nancy Nevin says. “One worker even built a ramp so she could get into the house to see everything. Working with the Harbin group was fabulous.” The Nevins are still settling in, but are already enjoying the amenities at The Settlement. “I’ve never lived in a place that has both an indoor and an outdoor pool, let alone an exercise room that has the equipment this one does,” Nancy Nevin says. “I also like the whole area because you can walk without worrying. We’re extremely happy here.

 

About Wayne Harbin Builders:
Founded in 1985, Wayne Harbin Builder, Inc. has earned a solid reputation and the number of awards for building quality homes has increased with every new home they build. As the sole Southern Living Custom Builder Program builder  on the Peninsula and in the Williamsburg VA area, they have grown in their ability to produce classic Southern designs and contemporary living arrangements. You can see Harbin homes in the Williamsburg area in Wellington subdivision, Greensprings West, the Oaks at Fenton Mills in Upper York County, The Settlement at Powhatan Creek, a 55+ community of low maintenance homes, the Westmoreland neighborhood and in Port Warwick, in the Newport News area and in Gloucester in the Robinson’s Springs and Ashe Farms neighborhoods. They will be building condos in Poquoson Va  at Village Park of Poquoson.

About Roger McLellon:

Roger McLellon/ Marque Homes and his team of designers, construction technicians and master craftsmen have fulfilled the promise of exceptional homes for families throughout the Peninsula and Williamsburg areas of Virginia since 1984.
While each custom-built home is unique, all share a common McLellon philosophy – customer satisfaction. From the drawing board to the day of move-in, Roger McLellon is never far away, always standing by to address any client concerns or questions. Through extensive coordination and interaction, each client is made an active part of the homebuilding team, a critical element in a fulfilling homebuilding process.

Marque Homes is currently building homes in the following communities in the Williamsburg, Poquoson and York County areas of Virginia. Taylor Farms, The Lakes at Poquoson, Wellington, The Woods on Mansion Road, and Powhatan Secondary

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.

Williamsburg, VA Golf-Colonial Heritage

chclubhouse1 The Colonial Heritage Golf Course  designed by well known golf course architect Arthur Hills opened in late fall 2006.  The course features large greens and several deep ravines. Holes to remember are the par four 8th and par five 14th. Both are distinctly different and leave little room for errant shots!

The 18-hole 6,920 yard, par-72 championship golf course offers golfers 5 sets of tees to choose from and incorporates the natural rolling terrain, glistening lakes and undulating fairways.
5thholecolonialheritageSet amid the historical backdrop of Williamsburg, Colonial Heritage Club offers visitors and residents an inviting location for championship golf, fine dining and entertaining as well as an unparalleled site for hosting weddings and special events.

 

CLICK HERE FOR A COURSE MAP

DAILY RATES:

  Jan-Mar & Nov-Dec   April-Oct
Weekday (Monday – Thursday) $50 $55
Weekend (Friday – Sunday) $55 $60
Twilight (Daily) $35 $35
**All above listed green fee rates include golf car rental.

To book your tee time call the Golf Shop at 757.645.2030

 

 

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Become a Member of the Colonial Heritage Club and enjoy special golf and amenity privileges at this exclusive Williamsburg golf resort.

Patriot

Non-Resident Annual Golf Membership

  • Unlimited Green Fees
  • Unlimited Range Balls & Use of Practice Facility
  • Handicap Service
  • Cart Fees Only $15 (18-hole) or $10 (9-hole)
  • Charging Privileges (with signed application)

Individual: $2,000
Individual & Spouse: $3,000

Founders

Resident Annual Golf Membership

  • Unlimited Green Fees
  • Unlimited Range Balls & Use of Practice Facility
  • Handicap Service
  • Cart Fees Only $15 (18-hole) or $10 (9-hole)
  • Full Golf and F&B Amenity Privileges

One Time Initiation Fee: $1,000
Individual: $160 month
Individual & Spouse: $250 month

Resident Annual Cart Plan

Individual: $1,200
Individual & Spouse: $1,650

To inquire about Membership opportunities please email or call the Golf Shop at 757.645.2030

 

Comments from Golfers at Colonial Heritage:

2008  Best kept secret in Williamsburg!!

-Beautiful, well-maintained, chess game.

Yardage book is a must. Luckily, they handed me one when I paid.
Study the book carefully and decide your strategy all the way to the green BEFORE you put your tee in the ground!
This is not a “grip it and rip it” course. On several holes, you really need to weigh risk/ reward before you pull out the driver. Many people complain about this course being too hard– but it is not at all, if you THINK first!

Best thing about it…. it’s empty! I played last weekend (Labor Day). Saturday I played 9 holes, teed off around 5:30. Sunday I played 18, starting around 4. I did not see another person on the course. No Exaggeration!

If you want a beautiful chess game of a golf course all to yourself, you gotta try this place!

(I debated quite a bit about sharing my secret, but its too good not to share. Plus, I’d hate for them to close because of lack of business, it’s obvious they put a lot of money into the maintenance. So, PLEASE don’t come when I’m there… I like it empty.)

 2008- We were a female and a new male golfer, and we played this challenging – gorgeous! – course in July, ‘08 in 106 degree weather. It was a fantastic golf course/experience, and we will be sure to recommend the course to all our friends. In fact, we’d even consider moving to the community – just to have more access to the course. It is spectacular!

ProShop personnel were friendly and helpful, and there was a valuable booklet available for purchase that gave excellent descriptions of each hole – and was available for only $1.00!!!

Final comment – don’t be intimidated. It’s a challenging course, but it’s well within the reach of players who are aware of their own capabilities and willing to let better players play-thru and enjoy their own game.

2008- Beautiful and deceptive, some will say too tricky, and I will guarantee it kicks your butt by ten strokes more than you usually shoot. Too many blind shots make it imperative to have a map of the hole or caddy neither of which are provided. (You do get a pin placement map but that is it). My heart hurts to see such a beautiful course falling to recession with a skeleton staff, no on course attendants, and a cloud of doom on the faces of the few remaining workers.

2008- Gorgeous course! Local knowledge a huge plus. Greens like pool table tops, yet very fair.

2007 – wow, what a beautiful course! very challenging. must hit fairways to score well. excellent!

Williamsburg, VA Real Estate- Builder Specials- Colonial Heritage, 55+ Active Adult Gated Golf Community

It’s Inventory Sale Time at Colonial Heritage!

Over the last few months Colonial Heritage has been selling off their remaining chclubhousebackinventory in anticipation of opening a new model park this summer. All Homes Must Go!

Be one of the few that get an opportunity to purchase one of the discounted remaining inventory homes. 

As part of a special promotion, they are offering the 2009 Precedent Pi2 Electric Golf C ar by Club Car with any inventory home purchase that can settle/close before the end of May, 2009 .  These new Golf Carts will have the Ambassador Club Pineapple emblem that is the new Colonial Heritage Logo.  All golf carts will be a special cream color to stand out as an example of the pride of homeownership  at Colonial Heritage .

If owning a golf cart is not something you find appealing, perhaps 6 months ch7 free mortgage   would be a better offer for you to help you ease the stress of selling your home and not being saddled with 2 mortgages.  This guarantees two things, you get to pick the home of your dreams and you do not have to move twice.  If you choose this incentive you can be mortgage free on a home until January 2010.

The list of homes available was 32 at the beginning of the year, and now we are down to the last 14 The homes  available as of today are:

Oakleaf I -  1900 sq foot Rancher on the 6th Green of the Colonial Heritage Golf Course.  Was $344,990 NOW $285,000

ch1 Oakleaf II – 4 Bedrooms 3 full baths on the 11th fairway of the Colonial Heritage Golf Course.  Was $373,990 NOW $299,000

Tigerlilly I   on homesite 2211 – beautiful woods/golf/pond view.  Was $449,990 NOW $379,000

Tigerlilly I on homesite  1548 – lovely rancher on the 18th fairway of the Colonial Heritage Golf Course overlooking the clubhouse.  Was $462,490 NOW

$379,000

Lakemont I on homesite 3107 – 2400 SQ ft rancher on the 10th Fairway of the Colonial Heritage Golf Course with a water view.  Was $487,990 NOW

chpoolwilliamsburg $375,000

Lakemont II on homesite 3106 – 3000 sq ft on the 10th fairway with a water view.  Was $514,990 NOW  $399,000

(Three) Turnberry II Villa/ Attached Town Homes -2967 sq ft end  Was $346,990  NOW $295,000 to $297,000

(Three)  Aspen II villa/ Attached Town Homes – 2204 sq ft. 3 bed/3 full baths.  Was $316,990 NOW $250,00 – $255,000

These homes are priced to sell!  Please take time to come in to preview these properties before they are all gone!  Please let me know if you would like floor plans or site plans sent to you.

To schedule  an appointment to see any of these homes or other homes/ communities  in Williamsburg , VA email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or call 757 254 8136

Read more about Colonial Heritage here

 

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Williamsburg, VA Real Estate Colonial Heritage A 55+ Active Adult Community

        Encompassing an area of approxchclubhouse1imately  1500 acres Colonial Heritage offers it’s homeowners a secure community with 24 hour manned gated entry. The Golf Course is a semiprivate club. Golf memberships are available to homeowners, but are not required to use club facilities.

        Central to the Colonial Heritage community is the superb championship  golf course designed by the colonialheritagepool1renowned designer, Arthur Hills. The course winds its way through the neighborhoods of Colonial Heritage, with a practice putting green, driving range and pro shop on-site. The 18-hole “Colonial” course at the Colonial Heritage Golf Club facility in Williamsburg, Virginia features 6,889 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The  chpoolwilliamsburgColonial Heritage golf course opened in 2006. Western Golf Properties, LLC manages this facility, with Tim Johnson as the General Manager

        Many say that the grand clubhouse is, indeed, the star attraction of Colonial Heritage The magnificent Clubhouse is designed to emulate the grand Colonial-style of a Virginia plantation. Guests arriving at the facility enter the building under the vaulted Porte Cochere colonialheritagegolfvaand arrive in the grand lobby with its multiple seating areas and open columned arcade that culminate in a central domed area. The plan is open and views extend in many directions: through the rich mahogany lounge with its beamed ceiling into the  restaurant, or through a series of arches framing the hallway. The lower level is reached by the grand staircase that gently curves to the floor below and provides one of many accesses to the expansive lawn area. Beyond the grand hallway are large covered decks and balustrade railing, providing a comfortable resting place to view thecolonialheritage7 lush expansive putting green and views of the golf course and community. 
        Encompassing approximately 25,000 square feet the clubhouse hosts the complete range of social and recreational spaces, grand ballroom, fine and casual dining, a relaxing lounge, card and billiard rooms, a library with computer stations, a woodworking shop and an arts and crafts room.

        ch1Without exception, residents at Colonial Heritage enjoy an active social calendar and enjoy being able to choose from a range of planned events, as well as classes, workshops and outings. With on-staff social and activities director who puts together a year-round schedule of events. Residents can be as active or as relaxed as they like.

        Colonial Heritage does, in fact, offer an incredible schedule of events, including dinner dances, arts and crafts and a number of other special-ch4interest workshops, social and cultural outings and a many other kinds of activities.Some of the Social clubs at Colonial Heritage include : A William and Mary Sport Team Support Club, Cribbage Club, Bridge Club, Marathon Bridge Club, Bocce Club, Billiards Club, Pickleball Club, Mah Jongg, Poker Club, Line Dancing, Round Dancing, Square Dancing, Knitting Group, Quilting Group, Woodworking Club, Book Club, Library Club, Dining Club, Singles Group,  Drama Club, Travel Club, Bluegrass Country Music, History Club, Photography Club,Housed in a separate facility adjacent to the outdoor pool is the 8500 attachedcolonial heritage square foot  fitness center. Equipped with state of the art workout equipment, it also houses an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and workout classroom. The Fitness Center is fitness professionals. In addition, there is a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, four (4) tennis courts, two (2) Bocce Courts,Tennis: Four hard tennis  courts. Fitness classes offered include, Aerobics, Aquacise, Body Sculpting, Yoga, and Personal Training.

        Colonialheritagedining Tennis is also a popular amenity at Colonial Heritage . Facilities include a number of lighted courts. Tennis buffs can enjoy an exciting array of planned clinics and tournaments

        Nearby Williamsburg offers a wide spectrum of dining and retail options, including several major shopping malls, arts and crafts centers, antiques dealers and outlet shops located minutes away from Colonial Heritage. 
        Virginia’s Historic Triangle region is one of the nation’s top destinations for historical tourism, with the fascinating colonial settlements of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown joined by the 23-mile Colonial Parkway. In addition to Colonial Williamsburg and other well-preserved ch2 pre-Revolutionary settlements, residents have easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the scenic Virginia wine country and to fishing and boating on Chesapeake Bay and the James and York rivers. Colonial Heritage is less than an hour from Richmond, Virginia’s vibrant capital city, about 60 miles from Virginia Beach and 150 miles from Washington, D.C.

        Health Care: The Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center located a few minutes from the development offers a 24-bed emergency room along with a wide range of modern medical services.

        The homes at Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg have been designed to be “active adult friendly” in that they are built with maintenance-free one level  living in mind, with floor plans configured for easy living. Colonial Heritage  also offers main level living with award-winning single family designs ranging  from the $200’s to the $500’s

        Home choices at Colonial Heritage include detached single-family homes, villas and carriage/ town homes.

        Read the latest Colonial Heritage Newsletter below

        Click here to explore the Colonial Heritage Golf Course


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        Watch this video of Williamsburg and Colonial Heritage produced by Lennar the developers of the community

      Close out deals on New Homes in Hampton Roads Virginia

      Year End Closeout! Every Day is Different! 
      HURRY, only 1 deal per day on standing inventory homes will be accepted! 
       Don’t let the deals pass you by on this schedule of amazing incentives at Chesapeake Homes that will change every day! These incentives are designed to help you own the home of your dreams! 

       

      Want more information on any new home deal closeout pricing in Hampton Roads/ Tidewater Virginia  ?

      Contact John Womeldorf/ Realtor/ New Homes Specialist

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      Colonial Heritage Williamsburg Virginia 55+ Active Adult Community

      Finely crafted  homes combined with a amazing $18 million amenity package make Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg Virginia one of Virginia’s premier golf communities for active adults age 55 and better.Colonial Heritage features an impressive selection of traditionally styled luxury homes, carriage homes and villas surrounding a magnificent 170 + acre Arthur Hills golf course, with a spacious clubhouse, a deluxe athletic club, indoor and outdoor pools and a community-oriented activities program that will help make your social life as full as you like.The low-maintenance homes have been carefully designed for gracious single-level living, incorporating spacious ground-floor master suites and open and airy floor plans that are perfect for entertaining.  Some of the homes incorporate basements.The property is located only minutes away from Colonial Williamsburg and the many other cultural and historical attractions of eastern Virginia’s tidewater region, offering buyers an unsurpassed lifestyle that blends city conveniences with small-town charm, low real estate taxes and truly beautiful surroundings. Standard features on the new homes at Colonial Heritage include: Merillat Furniture Finished Cabinetry,Granite Countertop with Stainless Steel Sink,GE® Gourmet Kitchen w/Multi Cycle Dishwasher, side by side Stainbless Refrigerator w/Icemaker and Waterline, Gas Cooktop, Wall Oven (per plan) and Microwave , 13 Seer Carrier® Air Conditioning w/Digital Thermostat, Carrier® High Efficiency Gas Furnance, OSB Exterior Sheething, 80 Gallon Electric Hot Water Heater,  36” Fireplace—Gas Direct Vent with Remote control, Structured Wiring Package, Seagull® Lighting Package and Recess Lighting, Ceiling Fan in Every Bedroom, Sunroom, and Family Room, Professional Paint Package, Colonial Trim Package, Hardwood Flooring (per plan), Ceramic Tile Floors in all Baths, Laundry, & Sunroom (per plan), Convenient Laundry Room with Laundry Tub (per plan),  Variety of Exterior Elevations and Coordinated Color Schemes, Low Maintenance Exterior, Certainteed Landmark 25 year Fiberglass Roof Shingles, Double Pane insulated Low-E Glass Windows, Raised Panel Garage Door w/Automatic Openers and Remote Control

       

      Colonial Heritage Info:
       
       

       

      The 18-hole “Colonial” course at the Colonial Heritage Golf Club facility in Williamsburg, Virginia features 6,889 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Designed by Arthur Hills, ASGCA, the Colonial golf course opened in 2006. Western Golf Properties, LLC manages this facility, with Tim Johnson as the General Manager.

      Acreage: 1500 acres
      Gatehouse: The development features gated entry with 24-hour staffing.
      Club Structure: Colonial Heritage is a semiprivate club. Golf memberships are available to homeowners, but are not required to use club facilities.
      Golf: The centerpiece of the community is a superb championship golf course designed by the renowned Arthur Hills. The course winds its way through the neighborhoods of Colonial Heritage, with a practice putting green, driving range and pro shop on-site.
      Clubhouse: The focal point of recreational, social and cultural activities within the community is an exquisite 25,000-square-foot clubhouse with a grand ballroom, fine and casual dining, a relaxing lounge, card and billiard rooms, a library with computer stations, a woodworking shop and an arts and crafts room.The Fitness Center, which is equipped with state of the art workout equipment, also houses an indoor swimming pool and workout classroom. The Fitness Center is staffed by caring professionals. In addition, there is a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, four (4) tennis courts, two (2) Bocce Courts, and the beautiful 18 hole championship golf course right outside your door that provides Colonial Heritage residents an enviable lifestyle here that is anything but retiring.
      Tennis: Four hard tennis courts
      Fitness:  The Fitness Center, which is equipped with state of the art workout equipment, also houses an indoor swimming pool and workout classroom. The Fitness Center is staffed by caring professionals. In addition, there is a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, four (4) tennis courts, two (2) Bocce Courts, and the beautiful 18 hole championship golf course right outside your door that provides Colonial Heritage residents an enviable lifestyle here that is anything but retiring. Fitness classes offered include, Aerobics, Aquacise, Body Sculpting, Yoga, and Personal Training
      Recreation: Additional recreational facilities include tennis courts, manicured green space for lawn sports and miles of hiking and biking trails, with a full-time recreation director on staff to organize a full calendar of community events and activities.
      Swimming: Private recreational facilities include an outdoor pool with an expansive terrace and a heated indoor pool and whirlpool.
      Dining and Shopping: The Williamsburg area harbors a wide spectrum of dining and retail options, including several major shopping malls, arts and crafts centers, antiques dealers and outlet shops located minutes away from Colonial Heritage. The clubhouse offers a choice of casual and fine dining, while area restaurants range from fast food chains to gourmet restaurants, many specializing in nouvelle and traditional American fare.
      Area Attractions: Virginia’s Historic Triangle region is one of the nation’s top destinations for historical tourism, with the fascinating colonial settlements of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown joined by the 23-mile Colonial Parkway. In addition to Colonial Williamsburg and other well-preserved pre-Revolutionary settlements, residents have easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the scenic Virginia wine country and to fishing and boating on Chesapeake Bay and the James and York rivers. Colonial Heritage is less than an hour from Richmond, Virginia’s vibrant capital city, about 60 miles from Virginia Beach and 150 miles from Washington, D.C.
      Health Care: The Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center located a few minutes from the development offers a 24-bed emergency room along with a wide range of modern medical services.
      Homes: Buyers can choose from a selection of quality single-family homes, villas and carriage homes with prices ranging from the mid $200’s to $500’s both new and resale homes are available. 

       

       

       


       Comments from Golfers at Colonial Heritage:

       2008  Best secret in Williamsburg!!

      -Beautiful, well-maintained, chess game.

      Yardage book is a must. Luckily, they handed me one when I paid.
      Study the book carefully and decide your strategy all the way to the green BEFORE you put your tee in the ground!
      This is not a “grip it and rip it” course. On several holes, you really need to weigh risk/ reward before you pull out the driver. Many people complain about this course being too hard– but it is not at all, if you THINK first!

      Best thing about it…. it’s empty! I played last weekend (Labor Day). Saturday I played 9 holes, teed off around 5:30. Sunday I played 18, starting around 4. I did not see another person on the course. No Exaggeration!

      If you want a beautiful chess game of a golf course all to yourself, you gotta try this place!

      (I debated quite a bit about sharing my secret, but its too good not to share. Plus, I’d hate for them to close because of lack of business, it’s obvious they put a lot of money into the maintenance. So, PLEASE don’t come when I’m there… I like it empty.)

       2008
       

      We were a female and a new male golfer, and we played this challenging – gorgeous! – course in July, ’08 in 106 degree weather. It was a fantastic golf course/experience, and we will be sure to recommend the course to all our friends. In fact, we’d even consider moving to the community – just to have more access to the course. It is spectacular!

      ProShop personnel were friendly and helpful, and there was a valuable booklet available for purchase that gave excellent descriptions of each hole – and was available for only $1.00!!!

      Final comment – don’t be intimidated. It’s a challenging course, but it’s well within the reach of players who are aware of their own capabilities and willing to let better players play-thru and enjoy their own game.

      2008
      Beautiful and deceptive, some will say too tricky, and I will guarantee it kicks your butt by ten strokes more than you usually shoot. Too many blind shots make it imperative to have a map of the hole or caddy neither of which are provided. (You do get a pin placement map but that is it). My heart hurts to see such a beautiful course falling to recession with a skeleton staff, no on course attendants, and a cloud of doom on the faces of the few remaining workers.
      2008
      Gorgeous course! Local knowledge a huge plus. Greens like pool table tops, yet very fair.
      2007
      wow, what a beautiful course! very challenging. must hit fairways to score well. excellent!
       
      Some of the Social clubs at Colonial Heritage include : A William and Mary Sport Team Support Club, Cribbage Club, Bridge Club, Marathon Bridge Club, Bocce Club, Billiards Club, Pickleball Club, Mah Jongg, Poker Club, Line Dancing, Round Dancing, Square Dancing, Knitting Group, Quilting Group, Woodworking Club, Book Club, Library Club, Dining Club, Singles Group,  Drama Club, Travel Club, Bluegrass Country Music, History Club, Photography Club,

       

       

      VA Beach Golf Course Neighborhoods/ Communities

       
      The Signature at West Neck Golf Course

      The 18-hole “Signature” course at the The Signature At Westneck facility in Virginia Beach, Virginia 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. Thomas Stevenson, PGA manages the course as the Director of Golf.

      “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

      With a fabulous two-story, 24,000 square foot clubhouse  designed by the renowned architects of Chapman, Coyle, Chapman it 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 and receptions.

      Reserve a Tee Time At The Signature at West Neck

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      Centrally located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, West Neck is one of the first age-qualified communities (55 years and better) in the area. Residents are able to escape to their very own retreat right here in the community, perhaps on the golf course or beside one of the sparkling blue water lakes. Walk along one of the many trails passing through the natural parks West Neck in VA Beach Va is full of the experiences that make life both rewarding and relaxing.

      When complete, over 112 cottage-styled homes with all-new designs will grace the peaceful streets of Rosecrest at West Neck in Virginia Beach VA. The spacious homes will 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. Homes in Rosecrest start in the $300’s 

      In The Grove at West Neck secluded 10,000 square foot lots are nestled along the beautiful West Neck golf course, offering the last few lots with tastefully styled single family homes for a select few.

      Four models are available with brick facades, ten foot ceilings, generous storage space and creative, stylish floor plans available in single-level-living. Each three bedroom, two bathroom home boasts over 2,000 square feet of quality constructed living space with options and upgrades available to tailor your home to your exact desires and specifications. Homes at The Grove start in the $400,000’s

      Williamsburg VA Active Adult Communities Villas at Five Forks

       

        Villas At Five Forks

       

       

      The Villas at Five Forks is Williamsburg Virginia’s newest 55 plus active adult community. Two home plans are currently offers at the Villas. The first is the The Abby at approx 1720 sq feet this home offers two bedrooms Canterburyand two baths. A two car garage is standard as well as  a patio or veranda. Villa homes are designed with grace, style and quality in mind. Standard appointments include a Mohawk ceramic tile entry, Fireside gas log fireplace, Merrillat’s beautiful crafted cabinetry, a fully-equipped kitchen with appliances by Kenmore, Moen lever faucets in kitchen and baths,raised panel doors, cathedral ceilings, walk in closets, breakfast bar, pantry, , gas heat, 13 seer furnace, and much more. Quality and value go hand-in-hand in our finely crafted homes with prices starting at $296,000

       

      The other plan current offered at the Villas at Five Forks in Williamsburg VA is the Canterbury. Square footage is approx 1860. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2 car garage. Standard features include all of those offered with the Abey. Prices for the Abbey plan start around $310,000

      All of the plans are one floor living

       

      Gracious and spacious floor plans featured in Villa ranches incorporate all the elements you love about home but with a twist – everyday living and entertaining is simpler and easier. No more stairs !

       

      Homeowners living in the Villas at Five Forks in Williamsburg Va have all of the following included in their homeowner association fees:

       

      EntranceWater, Sewer, Trash Removal, Landscape maintenance, grass  mowing and edging, lawn fertilization and weed control, flower planting in select areas, common area lighting, exterior building maintenance, street, driveway maintenance and repair, operation of the heated swimming pool and community center, and some property insurance.

       

      The current monthly fees range fom $218 to $236 monthly depending on the size of the home.

       

       The community clubhouse and pool is currently under construction. Opening is slated for next  year. The clubhouse will feature a full kitchen for parties, heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and much more.

      Call or email John@MrWilliamsburg.com for more information or a private tour of this or any community in Williamsburg VA

      Hampton Roads Real Estate New Home Promotions Free Water, Gas , Electricity for Five Years

      Local home builder in Hampton Roads Virginia offers an amazing promotion. ( THIS IS NOT A GIMMICK )  If you buy a home from them in any of their participating home communities in VA Beach, Suffolk, or Portsmouth VA The builder will pay ALL OF YOU UTILITY BILLS FOR FIVE YEARS. YES YOU HEARD THAT CORRECTLY . BUILDER WILL PAY YOUR ELECTRIC , GAS AND WATER BILLS FOR THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF HOME OWNERSHIP !

      Of course there are limitations and restrictions.

      This offer may not be combined with any other incentive including closing cost assistance. This offer is contingent upon the use the builder’s  preferred lender, Tidewater Mortgage. This offer is only good for single family homes in the following communities in Hampton Roads/ Tidewater VA :

      New Port at Victory in Portsmouth, VA,  (  a traditional neighborhood design that provides its residents with a variety of classic home styles in a lifestyle-oriented, new-home community. It is designed to give residents a sense of home in an up-and-coming area.) 

       Rosecrest  at West Neck ,Centrally located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, it is one of the first age-qualified active adult communities (55 years and better) in the area offering homes with first floor living priced from the high $300,000’s.

      Highland Green,  The neighborhood features three distinctive models and a close proximity to Bennett’s Creek Park, new schools, new shopping, in Suffolk , Virginia Homes start in the high $200,000’s .

       

      Graystone Reserve  conveniently located in Suffolk Virginia . Graystone  Reserve  features playgrounds, walking trails and picnic areas scattered among large, wooded home sites. Offering seven innovative floor plans. Homes at Graystone currently start in the $300,000’s

      Parkside,  Complete with a clubhouse, pool, cabana building, playground, picnic area, lakes, walking trails, and gazebos, don’t miss your chance to be a part of this exciting community. The clubhouse features a fitness center, great room and fully operational kitchen, creating the ultimate place to get together with family and friends or escape to take time for yourself Whether you’re looking for the exciting, the peaceful, or the innocent side of life, Parkside at Bennett’s Creek is the place for you. This community is centrally located between the flourishing downtown of Suffolk and Newport News and the booming downtown of Norfolk. Only minutes away is the new Harbour View Station Town Center, consisting of retail shops, offices, restaurants, and the 16-screen Grande Cinemas. Up-coming, right down the street will be the Bennett’s Creek Shopping Center, new school, and library. 

      Nichols Park 3-story, Condominiums Prices from the high $200,000’s located in Va Beach VA at Lexington.  The community ( Lexington ) offers Natural lakes, plenty of wooded space, walking trails, and a secluded pool and cabana surrounded by woods and privacy.

       

      Bluegrass Park. Condominiums at Lexington in Virginia Beach Va. Models range in size from 2100 sq feet to 2245 square feet. Prices start in the high $200,000’s for these 3 level condos.

       

       

       

      This offer expires November 1, 2008 and is not retroactive..

      Williamsburg VA Real Estate -The Settlement at Powhatan Creek 55+ community

      The Settlement at Powhatan Creek is an active adult (55 and older)community featuring an innovative master-planned design and overflowing with amenities, including an activity-focused clubhouse. This community will feature low maintenance exteriors, with a maintenance package included in the homeowner’s association fees. This may include landscaping, exterior trim and caulking or cleaning. Home exteriors will be mostly brick with composite cement siding accents. Each home features one level living with a master suite on the first floor. Homes will include a second floor with bedrooms and bathrooms for guest rooms, offices or recreational activities. It will be just east of Monticello Woods off of Monticello. The location near Monticello Marketplace, public parks and Route 199 is popular for its convenience. The varied topography of the area near Powhatan Creek and the abundance of greenspace will make this a desirable location to live. Mixed styles of housing will be included in The Settlement for a variety of floor plans and living styles. More information about this community will be published as it becomes available. Site construction has begun as of November 2005.

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        This informational update provided by Mr Williamsburg.com/ John Womeldorf . A local Realtor assisting home buyers and sellers in the Hampton Roads and Williamsburg areas of Virginia.

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