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Top selling Neighborhoods in Williamsburg VA. 2014

Its always interesting to look back to see the top selling neighborhoods in Williamsburg VA.  The areas covered in the report below this includes the City of Williamsburg, James City County and Upper York County.   The numbers are from the Williamsburg Area Assoc of Realtors MLS. There could be some sales ( new construction, for sale by owners) that don’t show up in this report.

 

Ranking

Subdivision

# Listings Sold

1

Fords Colony

110

2

Kingsmill

102

3

New Town

51

4

Colonial Heritage

44

5

Powhatan Secondary

30

6

Braemar Creek

28

7

White Hall

27

8

Governors Land

25

9

Seasons Trace

24

10

Stonehouse

21

11

Villages of Westminster

20

12

Greensprings West

19

13

The Settlement at Powhatan Creek

19

14

Pointe @ Jamestown

17

15

Queens Lake

17

16

LaFontaine

16

17

Creekside Landing

14

18

Brandon Woods

13

19

Chickahominy Haven

13

20

Holly Hills

13

21

The Mews

13

22

Wellington

13

23

Monticello Woods

12

24

Scotts Pond

12

25

Skipwith Farms

12

26

Chisel Run

11

27

Longhill Station

11

28

Settlers Mill

11

29

Villages of Powhatan

11

30

Windsor Forest

10

31

James Terrace

9

32

Liberty Crossing

9

33

Longhill Gate

9

34

Mirror Lake Estate

9

35

Powhatan Crossing

9

36

The Midlands

9

37

Williamsburg Bluffs

9

38

Berkeleys Green

8

39

Claiborne

8

40

Fairways Villas

8

41

Springhill

8

42

Stonehouse Glen

8

43

Carver Gardens

7

44

Michelle Point

7

45

The Cottages at Stone Haven

7

46

Vineyard Height

7

47

Williamsburg Commons

7

48

Fenwick Hills

6

49

Kristiansand

6

50

Queenswood

6

51

Riverview Plantation

6

52

St. Georges Hun

6

53

Sterling Springs

6

54

The Oaks at Fenton Mill

6

55

Westgate

6

56

Williamsburg Village

6

57

Adams Hunt

5

58

Canterbury Hill

5

59

Ewell Hall

5

60

Greensprings Plantation

5

61

Grove

5

62

Indigo Park

5

63

Jamestown Hundred

5

64

Patriot Condominium

5

65

The Oaks

5

66

Wyndham Plantation

5

67

York Terrace

5

68

Brandywyne

4

69

Chancos Grant

4

70

Cypress Point

4

71

Fernbrook

4

72

First Colony

4

73

Fox Ridge

4

74

Governor’s Grove

4

75

Heritage Landing

4

 

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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 the Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads area and  his expertise in the local real estate market.

You can reach me by phone at 757-254-8136 or email  John@MrWilliamsburg.com

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Best,

John

Coming soon to Williamsburg VA Parkway Towns

Parkway Townes is the newest development within the City of Williamsburg.  Construction has started and sales will start soon. A total of thirty townhomes will offer up to 1800 square feet of living space and up to four bedrooms. Each of three floor plans offered has been designed to maximize both space and luxury. All of the townhomes are 3 levels and feature HardiePlank siding and garages. The town homes are similar to what is being built at White Hall in Toano VA and the Village at Candle Station in Norge.

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Homeowners at Parkway Townes will enjoy such touches as a hardwood foyer, granite countertops, upgraded cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a huge finished recreation room. All homes come with a garage. And, best of all,the exterior maintenance including trash removal, snow removal and roof replacements are taken care of for you.

Siteplan for Parkway Townes in the City of Williamsburg VA

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Hurry to join our VIP list before the first release of  homesites is fully reserved. Contact John Womeldorf John@MrWilliamsburg.com or 757 254 8136 to obtain more information on this exclusive opportunity or other new construction or resale homes in the Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads area of Virginia..

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Coming soon to Quarterpath at Williamsburg

HHHunt Homes is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Moore & Associates as the exclusive realty company for its Quarterpath townhome community, coming soon to Williamsburg. The realty company will provide comprehensive sales and marketing support for the mid-Atlantic region homebuilder’s newest multi-family offering.quarterpath at williamsburg va HH Hunt

 

“Our company is thrilled to be selected to represent HHHunt Homes in this project,” said Liz Moore, President of Liz Moore & Associates. “A combination of many factors makes this a unique housing opportunity in the local real estate market: HHHunt Homes’ innovatively planned townhomes; a highly desirable location in the City of Williamsburg; convenient access to I-64; and the pedestrian-friendly village plan for the community. We expect sales to be brisk.”

 

quarterpath at williamsburgSituated on 360 acres of picturesque, rolling terrain, Quarterpath will showcase two of HHHunt Homes’ architecturally distinct townhome designs, ranging in size from 1,867 to 1,981 square feet. Floorplans feature two or three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, gourmet kitchens, spacious family rooms, plenty of flexible space and attached two-car garages. A great selection of modern design options is available. Planned amenities include a resident clubhouse and a pool with sundeck.

Prices will start in the $270’s

 

Quarterpath is ideal for savvy buyers desiring a vibrant backdrop for exceptional townhome living. Homes are marked by the same architectural charm found in historic Virginia towns. Residents can enjoy less home maintenance, energy efficiency and more free time with family and friends.

Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Water Country are just a few of the exciting day-trip destinations just minutes from Quarterpath. Golf enthusiasts can challenge themselves at Golden Horseshoe Golf Course and Woods Golf Course. Foodies have an eclectic selection of local restaurants at which to dine. Also nearby are the Village Shops at Kingsmill, Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, The Market Place Shops and more.

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Residents have an abundance of local business, social and recreational opportunities: A local village green, scenic walking trails, a 22-acre pond, Quarterpath Park and Redoubt Park, top-notch medical facilities, the College of William & Mary, and art, cultural and historic venues.

 

“We are very pleased with our partnership with Liz Moore & Associates,” said Chelsea Sutton, marketing coordinator for HHHunt Homes’ Hampton Roads division. “The company understands our commitment to excellence in customer service, product, community and industry knowledge. We look forward to working with its highly skilled sales team.” 

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227 apartments proposed for Williamsburg’s Quarterpath Development

The Planning Commission will get its first look at a site plan for the beginning of residential development at Riverside’s Quarterpath at Williamsburg mixed use development, a 227-unit apartment complex housed in three four-story buildings.

The Aura at Quarterpath Apartments will sit on the north side of the "village green" of the development. South of the green will be developed as a commercial area.

Although Riverside can build, by right, more than 1,300 homes on the development, the soft real estate market following the 2008 recession has led them to move cautiously.built first because their was a time limit on the certificate of need that allowed for the hospital’s construction.

So far, no single family homes have been planned for the 272-acre development. Residential Streets will eventually branch off Battery Boulevard to the north.

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City Council approves changes for Quarterpath

The City Council of Williamsburg unanimously approved  Zoning and parking changes requested by Riverside Healthcare Association at their meeting on 9/13/2012. The developer asked for the changes to “facilitate the success of the Quarterpath Master Plan.”

The changes will allow additional by-right flexibility for developing Quarterpath at Williamsburg as a mixed-use development.

view-all-homes-for-sale-in-village at quarterpathTownhouses will now be allowed to locate closer to the sidewalk, with porches at the property line, and buildings will be able to be closer to alleyways. The zoning changes reduce front, back and side setbacks for town houses in the development from 15 feet to 5 feet, as well as revising  setbacks and height regulations.

Buildings up to 60 feet high can now be set back 100 feet from Route 60 East and Route 199 and Quarterpath Rd The previous regulations required a 200 foot setback.  Detached garages are now allowed as well.

The changes were proposed to facilitate several key elements essential in creating a Village Center, (like New Town) according to the application:

image81. Mixed-use buildings: Buildings with commercial spaces located on the ground floor, with residential usage located on the 2-3 floors above, will create the “Main Street” feeling at the Village Center.

2. Active streets: All of the streets in the Village Center are envisioned to be pedestrian-friendly and will encourage interaction between residents  workers, patrons, and visitors. Thus, the changes relating to the commercial street allow for the ground floor to open onto the sidewalk, while porches on residential streets will exit onto the sidewalk in many locations, and most importantly parking and garages will mainly be relegated to the rear.

3. Rear-loaded Townhomes: In order to achieve an active community with pedestrian-friendly streets, the proposed text changes allow the townhome fronts to face the main streets, while garages, utility connections, and trash will be located in rear alleys.

4. Shared Parking: Parking is a necessity for any successful development, however, it is not visually attractive and it consumes land. By having a shared parking arrangement, the minimum amount of land shall be consumed by parking.

The creation of the Economic Development Parking District  allows more flexibility in parking requirements, similar to what was done for the Midtown Parking District. On-street parking will be able to be counted toward meeting the parking requirements,

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Read more about housing available at Quarterpath here

 

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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 the Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads area and  his expertise in the local real estate market.

  I can help you access all the information you will need about choosing a neighborhood and buying a home in New Kent, Gloucester, Newport News, Hampton, York County, Smithfield, Williamsburg, Poquoson or the greater Hampton Roads area, including area information on schools, local government, shopping, activities for the children and more! Whether you have made a decision to relocate, retire or are just considering a move to Williamsburg or  Hampton Roads VA, let me help make your transition or PCS to the  area a smooth and enjoyable one!

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Wyndham Plantation Condos-Williamsburg VA Neighborhood Spotlight

entrance to wyndhamWyndham Plantation  is a lovely community of 100 townhome style brick front condos Conveniently located next to the Colonial National Historic Parkway within the city limits of  of Williamsburg.  Wyndham offers 2 & 3-bedroom condos with first floor master bedrooms, one car garages, cathedral ceilings, walk-in closets, gas fireplaces, and a huge walk-in attics.

It is an easy walk or drive to the College of William and Mary and Colonial Williamsburg.  Many consider it one of the best kept secrets in the Williamsburg, VA area.  All of the homes offer first floor living with master bedrooms on the first floor as well as living, dining, kitchen. All of the models offer additional  bedrooms on the second floor. Making for a nice guest suite for out of town guests. The soaring cathedral ceilings make them feel much more spacious than they are.  In addition to offering from 1670-2180 square feet of living space, quite a few of the homes offer  search homes in this neighborhood in hampton roads or williamsburgscenic wooded views and beautiful natural landscapes.

The builder (Lifestyle Homes ) offered three different models with  various elevations.The Catesby, Audubon and Bridges plans.  Most were built as triplexes with two end units and one interior unit in each building.

Note : Wyndham West is a townhome development across the street from Wyndham Plantation. Built and developed by Dick Ashe in  2007

 

Fast Facts Wyndham Plantation Condos

  • Neighborhood: Wyndham Plantation Condos in Williamsburg
  • Nearest Major Intersection: Parkway Drive and Colonial Parkway
  • Gated: No
  • Clubhouse: No
  • How Many Homes: Approximately 100 townhouse-style condominiums
  • Size Range: Townhome/ Villas in this neighborhood are between  1670-2180 square feet. ( Most are around 1900
  • Pedestrian-Friendly: Yes, very.
  • Nearest Grocery Store:  Farm Fresh, Harris Teeter. .
  • Favorite Neighborhood Feature: Less than a miles to Colonial Williamsburg, Low HOA fee,  Close to everything, cut across the railroad tracks to library, Colonial Williamsburg and more.
  • HOA fees  $200 monthly. HOA fees cover: All Yard Maintenance; Common Area Maintenance , Exterior Building  Maintenance;  Insurance
  • Lawn Maintenance: Included
  • Williamsburg/James City County Schools
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  •  High– Lafayette HS
  • Taxes: Average: $1510 annual  on a home valued at $265k ( a super low rate of $0.57 per $100 assessed value) one of the lowest in the area. (2013 Rate)
  • HOA Management : Chesapeake Bay Management (757) 706-3019 WWW.1CBM.COM
  • Directions: From I 64 take exit 238 Rt 143, bear to the right onto Capital Landing Rd,  continue 1.1 miles and turn left onto Parkway Dr, then a left on Zelkova and you are in Wyndham Plantation .view all homes for sale in this neighborhood

Best%20Places%20to%20Live Keep Looking –If you like the Wyndham Plantation Condos in Williamsburg  you might also like Brandywyne, Capital Landing Green,Claiborne, New Town,  Villages at Powhatan, Colonial Heritage, The Settlement, Foxfield Townhomes, Fairway Villas, Braemar Creek,  The Mews, Longhill Gate,Village at Quarterpath, The Oaks, Hilly Hills Carriage Homes or many others. Search neighborhood Spotlights here

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bannerpsst … 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 areas of Virginia or to sell your existing home. This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of the Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads area and  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. You can search homes for sale , active adult communities, 55+ communities, condos and townhomes , foreclosures/ REOland, building lots, commercial property  in Williamsburg , Yorktown, New Kent, Gloucester, Poquoson as well as the surrounding areas of Hampton Roads, Virginia You can reach John by phone at 757-254-8136 or email him atJohn@MrWilliamsburg.com I look forward to serving your real estate needs! Best, John

Views from around Wyndham Plantation in Williamsburg VA

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Top Selling Williamsburg Va Neighborhoods in 2011

Time for a little recap of 2011 for Williamsburg, Virginia  real estate. It’s always interesting to see which neighborhoods buyers were attracted to during their Williamsburg VA home search. Where were people buying homes in  Williamsburg/ James City County in 2011 ? Well, let’s find out.

Several new home neighborhoods in the area continued to sell well. Among them were Colonial Heritage, New Town, Greensprings West, Fenwick Hills, Village At Quarterpath, Burlington Woods, Liberty Crossing, The Village at Norge, Marywood, Stonehouse Glen, Braemar Creek, The Settlement at Powhatan Creek and the Villas at Five Forks. Of the 660 home sales on this list over 30% of them were new home sales.

Here are the Top Selling Williamsburg Va/ James City County Neighborhoods in 2011

* figures were complies from the (WAAR) Williamsburg Assoc of Realtors  WMLS and from local tax records.

So there you have it. Our 2011 Top Williamsburg VA neighborhoods. If we can be of assistance in your Williamsburg VA home search, don’t hesitate to contact me

click here if you Want to see the top selling neighborhoods in 2010 in Williamsburg and here if you want to look at 2009  top neighborhoods 

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Welcome to Mr Williamsburg’s blog where I write about Williamsburg VA real estate  trends, where to live, eat, play and how to buy or sell a house in Virginia. This part of the world is where I call home, it is a place I love and I hope that joy shows through!.

I  would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home.This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to  Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the  surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula.

On his website you can search homes for sale , 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

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Holly Hills Carriage Homes Cited For Beautification

EntranceThe City of Williamsburg’s Beautification Advisory Committee presented its 2011 Beautification Award to Holly Hills Carriage Homes, a City neighborhood located at the intersection of Route 199 and Brookwood Drive. Mayor Clyde Haulman presented the award at the Planning Commission meeting on September 14, 2011. Pam Legere accepted the award on behalf of Holly Hills Carriage Homes.

The Beautification Advisory Committee is a subcommittee of the Williamsburg search homes in this neighborhood in hampton roads or williamsburgPlanning Commission, and its purpose is to make recommendations to the Planning Commission on ways to improve the physical appearance of the City of Williamsburg. This is the tenth year of the award program, which began in early 2001 to recognize members of the community who have enhanced the beauty and aided in the environmental health of our community.

Located within the city limits of Williamsburg, VA. Holly Hills Carriage Homes is a quaint town home development located on the steps to historic Colonial Williamsburg, and offers 3 and 4 bedroom town homes with  either  1 or 2 car garages.

hollyhillstownhomeswilliamsburg_editedHome sizes in the community range from 2135 square feet to 3400 square feet. Some were offered with walk out basements. Most of the homes were built from 2000-2004 although a few were completed in 2007. All were built by local builder Atlantic Homes of Williamsburg, VA. Builder of many landmark communities throughout the area. For over 30 years they have been one of the largest and most admired home building companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. Atlantic Homes is currently building in the following communities: New Town, Stonehouse, Kensington Woods in Williamsburg and Church Square in Smithfield. They also build homes in the Richmond Va and Raleigh/ Durham areas  of North Carolina.

The home owner association fee is $270 per quarter ( 2010)  The fee covers all lawn maintenance and maintenance of the common areas. Due to its location within the  City of Williamsburg property tax rates are only .54 per $100. Taxes for 2010 are in the $2000-$2400 range annually for townhomes in Holly Hills..

hollyhillstownhomes_editedStandard features of the Carriage Homes in Holly Hills included 9-foot first-floor ceiling height, six-panel interior doors with lever handles, gas fireplace with logs and marble surround, security system with one keypad, all- brick siding and low-maintenance vinyl windows

An active social committee exists within the community. Some of the events slated through the year are: Wine & Cheese/TGIF Parties, Dining Out Events. Outdoor Potluck-Style Picnics, Reading Circle, Holly Hills Helping Hands (4-H)  Designed to assist one another during emergencies, Annual Christmas Crawl , Annual Thanksgiving Basket Project – Baskets are filled with food contributions from the entire neighborhood.  These items are collected and delivered  to the Williamsburg Fire and Police Departments to thank them for their service to the community and more…
Other clubs nearby include The Holly Hills Garden Club for homeowners who live in Holly Hills, Holly Hills Carriage Homes, Yorkshire, The Woods, Walnut Hills and other communities in the City of Williamsburg, Virginia The Holly Hills Garden Club was established to encourage and educate members in horticulture. Club members protect native plants and wildlife, cooperate with other organizations that foster civic beautification, study the art of floral arranging, and enjoy gardening.

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Williamsburg Bluffs- A York County Va Neighborhood Spotlight by “Mr Williamsburg”

entranceWilliamsburg, VA is a great place to call home. It’s full of character and culture and  its weather is mild.

All these things and more are reason enough to put down stakes in Williamsburg / James City County , but with so many wonderful neighborhoods to choose from it can be tough to decide what one is right for you. That’s why “Mr Williamsburg” writes these  Neighborhood Spotlight articles to introduce readers to the pros and cons of the area’s many unique locales. Today, we’re looking at the exciting Williamsburg Bluffs neighborhood.

By the way, many tech people tell me I should write short posts about area neighborhoods . Something around 450 words. I have found through the years that home buyers who are out of the area want to know as much possible about the neighborhood, the homes, the area and more. As a result these posts are a bit longer 1800+ words to be exact  So , sorry for my verbosity but I am trying to give you all the information I can !

019During my years of working in the Williamsburg/ Yorktown area real estate market, I have sold homes in most  of the area  neighborhoods.

Ever heard of the neighborhood,  Williamsburg Bluffs  ? Chances are, probably not. This small intimate neighborhood is located off RT 143 on the east side of Williamsburg VA near the intersections of Rt 199, I 64, and Rt 60. Nearby neighborhoods include Queens Lake, Creekside Landing, Kingsmill and other.

Williamsburg Bluffs is a sought after community in the area. It was developed from 1993-2004 .Today, there are 130 homes in the Williamsburg Bluffs neighborhood. In terms of style, Williamsburg Bluffs is filled with beautiful  colonial styled transitionals and ranch homes on lovely treed lots.  The lot sizes for single family homes range from approximately ..16-.33  acres with most averaging .20 of an acre in size. Most of the later  homes were built  by  Performance Contracting, Nicholson Homes built the majority of the earlier models.

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Why is  Williamsburg Bluffs so popular? It’s simple ~  its location in Williamsburg on the Northern  edge of York County , tight-knit community, pool, sports fields, picnic pavilion and tennis courts.

Williamsburg Bluffs Location

Williamsburg Bluffs is located approximately less than 10 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Water Country. It  is easily accessible to RT 199 and I-64 for a quick and easy commute to the peninsula, Newport News, Ft Eustis, Langley AFB, Cheatham Annex, USCG Training Center in  Yorktown and most points on the Peninsula.

 

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All of the following are only a few minutes away from the Williamsburg Bluffs Neighborhood:

Colonial Williamsburg
Governors Palace CarriageEmbark on a Revolutionary adventure! Become an active citizen of Williamsburg when you participate in Colonial Williamsburg’s new program, Revolutionary City™. Through a variety of dramatic events and street scenes, you’ll experience the everyday life of the city against the backdrop of momentous, world-changing events that occurred here between 1774 and 1781. The adventure continues when you explore the gardens, trade shops, homes, and government buildings throughout the Historic Area. Debate the issues of the day with the colorful, talented, and impassioned citizens of the restored capital of colonial Virginia.

Colonial Parkway

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PHOTO BY CLIFF DICKEY. COLONIAL PARKWAY. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT MIKE LITTERST, PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER, COLONIAL NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, PHONE 757-898-2409, FAX 757-898-6346, E-MAIL MIKE_LITTERST@NPS.GOVA mile away from Williamsburg Bluffs is one of the most scenic drives in the U.S. the Colonial Parkway. An integral part of Colonial National Historical Park this 24 mile scenic Colonial-style highway connects Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown. Its panoramic vistas, gently winding curves, through patches of Pine and Evergreen forest, constantly leaves you with an expectation as to what the next curve may bring forth.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

BuschgardensvaBusch Gardens newest ride is Mach Tower, which  lifts riders nearly 240 feet above Oktoberfest and drops them at breathtaking speeds. Summer, fall and winter are packed full of excitement with the return of IllumiNights: A Busch Gardens Encore, the 13th anniversary of Howl-O-Scream and Christmas Town: 

Water Country USA
Water Country in Williamsburg VAThe mid-Atlantic’s largest water park has added an epic new drop slide, Vanish Point.  The 75-foot drop slide will join the 43 acres of pools, children’s play areas, lazy rivers and water rides that make up Water Country USA.  The park also includes "Rock ‘n’ Roll Island," featuring nearly 600 square feet of body slides, a 700-foot lazy river and a 9,000-square-foot pool all set to a 1950s and ’60s surf theme.  For guests who want to relax, enjoy one of the park’s 1,500 free lounge chairs or rent one of the park’s 16 private cabanas.

Click here to see a map of area amenities and points of interest

Williamsburg Bluffs Makes The Grade!!!

Williamsburg Bluffs students are fortunate to attend  York County Schools . Students go to Magruder Elementary Queens Lake Middle School and Bruton High School

For parents desiring a private school option there are numerous options to choose from  including Walsingham Academy, Hampton Roads Academy, Williamsburg Christian, Providence Classical and more. Explore private school locations here

 Williamsburg Bluffs has an HOA that offers plenty of opportunities to participate: The HOA manages the pool, tennis courts, soccer field and the common areas in the neighborhood as well as and numerous  social events and picnics each year. The annual home owner association fee is $456. One of the lowest priced HOA communities with a pool.

Taxes
With a real estate tax of $0.6575  per $100 York County taxes are among the lowest in the Hampton Roads region. The annual taxes on a typical home in Coventry valued at $300,000 would equal  $1972.00 a year. To put that in perspective the annual taxes on the same value home in neighboring Newport News would be $3300.00 annually. A savings of $110.00 monthly.

What is for sale in Williamsburg Bluffs

 

see homes for sale in this neighborhoodPrices vary according to size, condition and age,.  Sold prices for the six home sales in the last 12 months in Williamsburg Bluffs ranged from  $209,900 for a 1554+ square foot  home to  $369,900k for a four bedroom , 2 bath, 3779 square foot home. This home listed and sold for the price.The average market time for the six home sales in Williamsburg Bluffs in the last 12 months was a VERY LOW 69days , although that doesn’t include the DOM ( days on market) of a home if it is re-listed after expiring.

 

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What is $375k ?

Why ,that’s the highest sale price recorded in Williamsburg Bluffs , Alex. Back in  2008 for a 3000 square foot home on Bluffs Circle

Nearby Golf Options: Williamsburg Country Club (private) Kingsmill, Golden Horseshoe, Deer Cove (@ Cheatham Annex), Deer Run

Nearby Fitness Options:: James City Recreation Center, Ironbound Gym YMCA

Nearby Boating Options: Jamestown Marina, Governors Land Marina, Chickahominy Riverfront Park

Closest Grocery Store: Farm Fresh , Harris Teeter Martins at Monticello Marketplace, Trader Joes, Fresh Market, Bloom, Commissary at Fort Eustis


Directions
: From the Peninsula take I- 64 West, Take Exit 243B, merge onto RT 143 West/ Merrimac Trail, go 1.6 miles and turn right onto Parchment Blvd which takes you into the Williamsburg Bluffs neighborhood.

Talk back: Are you a current or past  Williamsburg Bluffs  resident?  We’d love to hear about your experiences in the neighborhood. Please leave your comments below.

find the perfect neighborhood in williamsburg vaKeep looking: If you like Williamsburg Bluffs  you might also like , Felgate Woods, Creekside Landing ( higher priced) Country Club Acres, Cobble Creek, Queenswood, Kiln Creek, Coventry, Springhill, Pelegs Pointe, Pointe at Jamestown and others explore area neighborhoods here

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

 

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What is a Nosey Neighbor Update ?

Let’s be real. The real estate market is crazy right now and values are changing every day. As a homeowner we often want to know what homes are selling for whether it’s to satisfy your “nosey neighbor” curiosity or planning a move. 

I have an online tool that will give you ALL FOR SALE, PENDING, & SOLD homes in your neighborhood displayed in  mapped report with graphs, charts, etc.
It’s much more accurate than Zillow or other national sites & it uses real time MLS data. Plus, it’s private and secure – the only one who will see your information is me.

Fill out my “Nosey Neighbor Update” form to receive ongoing reports on your neighborhood.

 

Fast Facts: Williamsburg Bluffs

City/ County: York 

Zip Code: 23185

# Homes: 130

Homes built from: 1993-2004

Price range: $200s to mid $300’s

Home Size: About 1400 square feet to 3,700 square feet, median 2100

Lot Sizes: .16 to .33 acre .


HOA Fees:
$38 a month

Homeowner Association Website

Read the latest newsletter

Read bylaws, covenants etc..

Schools:Magruder Elementary,  Queens Lake Middle, Bruton High

Property Tax Rate: With a real estate tax of $0.6575 per $100 . The annual taxes on a typical home valued at $300,000 would equal  $1972.00 a year.

Home Styles: Transitional, Colonials, Two Story and some ranches.

Homes were primarily built by Performance Contracting and Nicholson Homes

 Community Demographics

Homes For Sale 
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The Way it was in 1999
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Who said real estate was a bad investment. 12 years ago (in 1999) this 3000 square foot new home in Williamsburg Bluffs sold for $156.500. Today that home would sell for approximately $320,000.

HOA Manager- Williamsburg Bluffs
Randy Kline
RKline@UnitedProperty.org
757 345 5383 x 486

Neighborhood Photo Tour-Williamsburg Bluffs

bluepsst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I  would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home.

This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the  surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula.

You can search homes for sale , active adult communities, 55+ communities,  condos and townhomes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent,  Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets here
You can reach John by phone at 757-254-8136 or email him at John@MrWilliamsburg.com

I look forward to serving your real estate needs!

Best,

John


Map and Directions to the Williamsburg Bluffs Neighborhood in York County , Williamsburg VA

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Site plan for Williamsburg Bluffs

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Neighborhoods With Pools in Williamsburg and Yorktown VA

imageI get a number of inquiries from prospective Williamsburg home buyers who ask what neighborhoods have pools. Surprisingly there was no list so I had to create one. Another surprise is that there are over 62 neighborhoods to choose from in the area with swimming pools.

if you must have a neighborhood with a pool.  The list at the bottom of this post is in alphabetical order. Its shows the type of housing available i.e., detached homes or condo/ townhomes along with the city or county. ( New Kent, James City Co, City of Williamsburg and York County)

A number of the neighborhood pools allow families to join even if they don’t live there. Windsor Forest, Kingwood, Kings point, First Colony, Queens Lake, Indigo Park and the Williamsburg Community Pool all welcome out of neighborhood families and renters to join both their pool and swim teams.

Other options include the City of Williamsburg’s Quarterpath pool, and the James City County Pools at Chickahominy Riverfront Park and Upper County Park.

Williamsburg West PoolFor our family, our neighborhood pool gets almost daily usage. Our kids go to swim practice five days a week and typically spend at least another 1-4 hours a day at the pool.

We have a  Friday night gathering where  where people just come and hang out at the pool  for the evening. Folks order pizza have it delivered and then stay at the pool until 10pm swimming, playing corn-hole, and chilling with friends and neighbors.

Competitive swimming is HUGE in the Williamsburg, VA and peninsula areas. The summer swim teams  are  part of the VPSU -Virginia Peninsula Swimming Union. There are divisions consisting of 19 teams from Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Upper Newport News with over 1000 swimmers competing.

If you want year round swim team options for youths WAC ( Williamsburg Aquatic Club) and Coast Guard Blue Dolphins are the teams to consider.

Both WAC and the  Coast Guard Blue Dolphins Swim Team offer a competitive USA Swimming programs for our local communities. These teams excel at local, state and national levels.

Here is the neighborhood list.

Neighborhoods with Pools City/County Type of Homes
Berkeley’s Green JCC Det
Braemar Creek JCC Att
Brandywyne WMBG Det
Brickshire NK Both
Burnt Bridge Run YC Att
Colonial Heritage  (55+) JCC Both
Coventry YC Both
Creekside Landing YC Det
Edgehill YC Det
Fairways Villas JCC Att
Fieldcrest JCC Det
Ford’s Colony JCC Both
Gables at York County YC Att
Governor’s Land JCC Det
Greater First Colony JCC Det
Greensprings Plantation JCC Det
Greensprings West JCC Det
Indigo Park JCC Det
Jamestown 1607 JCC Att
Kiln Creek YC Both
Kingsmill JCC Both
Kingspoint JCC Det
Kingswood JCC Det
LaFontaine Condos JCC Att
Lakes at Dare YC Det
Liberty Crossing  ( Proposed Pool) JCC Att
Liberty Ridge JCC Set
Longhill Gate JCC Att
Longhill Station JCC Det
Marlbank Cove YC Det
Meadowlake Farms YC Both
Monticello Woods JCC Det
New Town (Pool is Planned) JCC Both
Olde Port Cove YC Det
Patriots Landing NK Both
Port Anne WMBG Det
Powhatan Secondary JCC Both
Queens Lake YC Det
Rainbrook Villas YC Att
Running Man YC Det
Season’s Trace JCC Both
Settler’s Mill JCC Det
Stonehouse JCC Both
Stonehouse Glen (Preservation@ Stonehouse) JCC Det
The Mews JCC Att
The Settlement At Powhatan Creek (55+) JCC Both
Villages at Westminster JCC Det
Villas at Five Forks (55+) JCC Att
Villas at Shady Banks YC Att
Villas At Yorktown YC Att
Vineyards at Jockey’s Neck JCC Det
Wellington JCC Det
Westgate WMBG Att
White Hall ( Pool is Planned) JCC Both
Williamsburg Bluffs YC Det
Williamsburg Commons WMBG Att
Willow Lakes YC Att
Yorkshire Downs YC Both
Windsor Forest JCC Det

Abbreviations: JCC-James City County, WMBG=City of Williamsburg, NK=New Kent County, YC=York County
Det= Detached single family home, Att= Condo or townhome

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, Yorktown or the Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home.

This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the  surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula.

Explore neighborhoods in the Williamsburg VA area here

You can search homes for sale , active adult communities, 55+ communities,  condos and townhomes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent,  Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets.
You can reach John by phone at 757-254-8136 or email him at John@MrWilliamsburg.com

I look forward to serving your real estate needs !

Best,

John

Counselors Close , A Community Spotlight by “Mr Williamsburg”

EntranceWilliamsburg Va. attracts many who want to live the “Colonial Williamsburg” way of life.

Some have had children attend school at William and Mary and grown to enjoy the city from numerous visits others simply like living amongst history and after visiting many times throughout the years finally make a decision to move.

homeIf you’re looking for an intimate, upscale neighborhood within walking distance to Colonial Williamsburg and one-of-a-kind restaurants and boutiques, you’ll want to consider Counselors Close.

With it’s  authentic 18th century architecture and true “Colonial” features the “Village” of  Counselors Close is a  one of a kind ”colonial enclave” within the City Featured_Listingsof Williamsburg, only 3 blocks from Merchant’s Square and the W&M campus and one block to the law school.
The small , intimate “village” of Counselor’s Close  is composed of 56 properties. 47 of these are attached town homes, nine are detached. Homes here were built from 1982- 1990 by Williamsburg’s finest home builders.  Homes range in size from 1600- 3100 square feet with the average imagecoming in around 2000 square feet. 
Homes here have been very popular as both second homes and primary homes for folks who don’t want the hassle of maintaining a yard.

The majority of the homes offer second floor master bedrooms. I am only aware of a few that had first floor master bedrooms.

Most of the homes feature wood floors, and extensive custom millwork throughout including crown molding, chair rail and wainscoting. Numerous custom-designed and built-in cabinets and shelving also appear throughout most of the the homes.. 
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For the golf enthusiast  The Golden Horseshoe Golf Course is a short walk away. Williamsburg’s excellent library, many houses of worship and Matthew Whaley Elementary School also are close by.

Entrance to Counselors Close Williamsburg VA

Home prices vary, but range from $400-$500 thousand depending on size f, features and condition.. Home sizes in Counselors Close range from around 1600 square feet up to nearly 3100 square feet . Homeowner association dues are $161 a month and covers all lawn maintenance.  The neighborhood is a mix of retirees and working couples.

Top 8 Reasons to Like Living in Counselors Close

1. Walk toColonial Williamsburg where you can use your Good Neighbor Card and to the Farmer’s Market on Duke of Gloucester Street …Merchants Square with over 40 shops and restaurants… Matoaka Amphitheater for concerts…PBK Hall its performing arts series for to the Golden Horseshoe Golf Course…to College Creek Landing where you can launch a canoe or kayak

2. Closest thing to living in Colonial Williamsburg

3. Less than a mile to the scenic Colonial Parkway

4. Less than a mile to the Williamsburg Regional and the Swem Libraries

5. A short walk to McCormack-Nagelson Tennis Center

6. Intimate community with just 56 home sites

7. Low HOA fees—only $161 a month

8. Low City of Williamsburg taxes—only $2,160 annual on $400,000 home

Fast Facts: Counselors Close

Homes: 56

Type : 47 are townhomes, 9 are detached

Homes built from: 1982-1990

Price range: $400s to $500s

Size:  1600 to 3,100 square feet

Lot Sizes: .03 acre average.

Amenities: Park..

HOA Fees: $161 a month

Schools: Matthew Whaley Elementary, Berkeley Middle, Lafayette High

Property Tax Rate: 54 cents per $100 of assessed value. Taxes on a $400,000 home would be $2,160 a year.

Explore Community Demographics

Home Styles:  Colonial

Nearby Golf Options: Golden Horseshoe Golf Club

Nearby Fitness Options:: The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg with fitness center, tennis courts, pools, lockers and spa.

Directions:

From I- 64, Take Exit 242 to Route 199 west toward Williamsburg. Go 3.6 miles and turn right on South Henry St. after 1.6 miles turn left on South Boundary St then make the first left onto Counselors Way

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find the perfect neighborhood in williamsburg vaTalk back: Are you a current or past Counselors Close resident?  We’d love to hear about your experiences in the neighborhood. Please leave your comments below.

Keep looking: If you like Counselors Close, you might also like: Quarterpath Trace in Kingsmill. very similar look and overall feel. Other upscale town home or small yard communities include New Town, Charlotte ParkHolly Hills Carriage Homes, Brandywyne, Brandon Woods and others. You can explore many more Williamsburg and Hampton Roads VA neighborhoods here.

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

Want to get an idea of what your Counselors Close  home might sell 01graycmafor ? Want to discuss our “No Surprises” Program ? Fill out the form here

Do you live in Counselors Close and want to keep up with home prices in the neighborhood ?  Fill out my “Nosy Neighbor Update” and keep abreast of sales, list prices and more.

 

psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I am a Realtor & real estate consultant and would love to help you find a dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home.

Best,

John

search foreclosure deals in williamsburg vaThis 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 here

Port Anne- A Williamsburg VA Neighborhood Spotlight by “Mr Williamsburg”

EntranceIf you’re looking for an intimate, upscale neighborhood within walking distance to Colonial Williamsburg and one-of-a-kind restaurants and boutiques, you’ll want to consider Port Anne. Port Anne is located in the heart of Williamsburg on College Creek with rolling hills and plenty of lush greenery. At Port Anne, you can swim in the pool, play tennis and enjoy parties in the clubhouse.

college landing parkCollege Landing Park is right next door, with opportunities to launch canoes or kayaks and walk a boardwalk and observe marsh life. The Golden Horseshoe Golf Course is a short walk away. Williamsburg’s excellent library, many houses of worship and Matthew Whaley Elementary School also are close by.

01grayfeaturedIn Port Anne, people are neighborly but not nosy, says Nancy Carter. “We’re not nosy but we do have a caring relationship,” Nancy says. “I know everybody on my cul-de-sac. It was wonderful coming from the city to the South where you have wonderful neighbors.”

Street view Port Anne Williamsburg VAAn active social committee hosts events throughout the year. Past events have included 4th of July parades, a Kentucky Derby party, holiday dinners and more.

If you have a lot of company, you’ll also appreciate the guest rooms in the clubhouse, available for rent for $50 a night for Port Anne homeowners. Your guests can stay nearby but not underfoot. Plus, you don’t have to buy a house with guest rooms you’ll rarely use.

Port Anne includes 103 homes, constructed from 1988 through 2006, and nine home sites ready for building. Home prices vary, but average about $500,000 with home Home in Port Annesizes from around 2,000 square feet up to nearly 4,000 square feet . Homeowner association dues are $100 a month. The neighborhood is a mix of retirees and working couples.

History of Port Anne

Virginia Governor Francis Nicholson designated College Creek as Princess Anne Port in 1699. This port was used primarily for tobacco and military supplies. The site of the former port is now College Landing Park, adjacent to Port Anne. Port Anne developer Gerald Divaris allowed a survey of the property before the first homes were built. Parts of the site dated to the 17th and 18th century and part dated to as early as 1,000 A.D. Artifacts are on display in the clubhouse.

Top 10 Reasons to Like Living in Port Anne

1. Walk toColonial Williamsburg where you can use your Good Neighbor Card and to the Farmer’s Market on Duke of Gloucester Street …Merchants Square with over 40 shops and restaurants… Matoaka Amphitheater for summer concerts…PBK Hall its performing arts series for to the Golden Horseshoe Golf Course…to College Creek Landing where you can launch a canoe or kayak

2. Neighborhood pool, tennis courts and clubhouse

3. Less than a mile to the scenic Colonial Parkway

4. Just over one mile to the Williamsburg Regional and the Swem Libraries

5. All homes are custom built

6. Some homes have basements

7. Intimate community with just 112 home sites

8. Active social scene with neighborhood parties and more

9. Low HOA fees—only $100 a month

10. Low City of Williamsburg taxes—only $2,700 annual on $500,000 home

 

Fast Facts: Port Anne

Homes: 109

Available home sites: a few

Homes built from: 1988-2006

Price range: $400s to $700s

Size: About 2.400 square feet to 3,800 square feet and up

Lot Sizes: .25 acre average.

Amenities: Pool, tennis courts, fitness center, clubhouse with guest rooms..

HOA Fees: $100 a month

HOA contact: 757.220.9255

Schools: Matthew Whaley Elementary, Berkeley Middle, Lafayette High

Property Tax Rate: 54 cents per $100 of assessed value. Taxes on a $500,000 home would be $2,700 a year.

Home Styles: Transitional, Colonials,

All homes were custom built by the area’s finest builders including :  Joel Sheppard, Cleckley and others

Nearby Golf Options: Golden Horseshoe Golf Club

Nearby Fitness Options:: The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg with fitness center, tennis courts, pools, lockers and spa discounts Monday through Friday

Directions: From I- 64, Take Exit 242 to Route 199 west toward Williamsburg. Go through a traffic light. The entrance to Kingsmill will be on your left. The next traffic light will be South Henry Street/ Route 132. Turn right. Go past College Landing Park on your left. Take the next left onto William Way, the entrance to the Port Anne

Talk back: Are you a current or past Port Anne resident?  We’d love to hear about your experiences in the neighborhood. Please leave your comments below.

find the perfect neighborhood in williamsburg vaKeep looking: If you like Port Anne, you might also like: Holly Hills , Yorkshire,  Richmond Hills, Walnut Hills and others. All are close to shopping, restaurants:, Colonial Williamsburg, William and Mary and more..

Current homes for sale in Port Anne

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

01graycmaWant to get an idea of what your Port Anne home might sell for ? Want to discuss our “No Surprises” Program ? Fill out the form here

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Location Map for Port Anne, Williamsburg VA

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Ford’s Colony Open House Tour Oct 30, 31

Have you ever wanted to see homes for sale in Ford’s Colony but didn’t want to be bothered by a pesky real estate agent ? Well, next weekend is your chance.

You are cordially Invited to Fords Colony  Open House Tour being held on Saturday, October 30th, 2010 from 10-3pm and Sunday, October 31st, 2010  from 11-3pm.

Our company ( Liz Moore and Associates) will have fifteen homes on the tour.  Ford’s Colony is hosting many of their listings as well as other brokerages in Williamsburg. Our listings are priced from the high $300’s

 Ford's Colony Open House Tour

Come by and check out the many Liz Moore listings in Ford’s Colony and be entered in a drawing  to win a gift card to Opus 9 Restaurant

You need to enter Ford’s Colony through the John Pott gate off of Longhill Rd. You can pick up a map with directions to our listings at the guard house.

If you don’t want to be bothered by any agents in the homes simply tell them you are already working with an agent. ( Mr Williamsburg if you like)

Click here to find out more about Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg, VA

Map to Fords Colony Entrance  is below.

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Williamsburg Golf Specials at Ford’s Colony

Become a V.I.P. Golfer at Ford’s Colony

VIP Golf at Fords ColonyWant to experience the 3 championship golf courses as a Ford’s Colony V.I.P. Guest? Enter your e-mail address on this page  to join the  V.I.P. Golfer e-mail list.*

As a V.I.P. golfer, you will receive:
  1. Monthly discount golf green and cart fees. For September, our VIP special golf rate is $55, our Twilight Rate (Tee Times after 1 P.M.) is $40, and our Super Twilight Rate (Tee Times after 4 P.M.) is $25.
  2. Ford’s Colony Country Club Golf specials and invitations including events such as our Demo Days, sales on golf clubs, shoes, and attire, special pricing on private lessons, and information on group golf outings.

Don’t miss these great opportunities. Enter your e-mail address and your printable V.I.P. Guest Rate Pass card will be e-mailed to you.

Present the pass card in the Pro Shop to receive your special monthly V.I.P. Rate! Please call our Pro Shop at (757) 258-4130 to schedule your tee time.

Be sure to check your inbox at the beginning of each month for that month’s special golf rate.

Offer expires 09/30/10.

*Twilight Rate applies to tee times after 1 p.m.
**Super Twilight Rate applies to tee times after 4 p.m.

Find out more about Ford’s Colony here

Trial Membership offer to Ford’s Colony Country Club In Williamsburg VA

FC Country Club• No up-front initiation fee
• Reduced monthly dues in all golfing categories
• Trial period commences immediately and extends
through November 30, 2010.
• Access to the Members’ Grille and all Club
Social & Dining activities

 

 

Read more about Ford’s Colony here

Ford’s Colony “ A Williamsburg VA Neighborhood Spotlight by Mr Williamsburg”

fords colonyFor more than two decades, Ford’s Colony Williamsburg has set the standard for gracious private community living, having been voted the Number One master–planned community in America.

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

view all homes for sale in this neighborhoodYou’ll be delighted to discover how economical the good life can be at Ford’s Colony. While our mild four season climate will go easy on your heating bills, you’ll find that Virginia’s gentle climate for taxation will go easy on your finances. You see, Virginia’s cost of living compares most favorably to America as a whole. "Kiplinger’s Personal Finance" ranks Virginia as having the 7th lowest taxes in the country.

.History buffs enjoy the benefits of the Historic Triangle: Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown with free access to all local residents. Interested in higher learning? Residents over the age of 60 may audit classes for free at the second oldest college in America, William & Mary. If you enjoy volunteering your time, our residents are involved with virtually every volunteer organization in our area.

Best of all, you can get involved right in your own back yard. The Ford’s Colony activities committee, directed by the homeowners, provides residents the opportunity to meet their neighbors and participate in a wide variety of activities. Currently, there are over 60+ organized activities with more being added all the time.

There is a full range of lifestyle options including custom homes set along one of the community’s three superb golf courses, lake view settings and gorgeous nature preserve locations. The custom homes in Ford’s Colony are rich in architectural tradition, with designs reflecting the Greek revival, Georgian, Federal and Colonial styles.

search homes in this neighborhood in hampton roads or williamsburgFord’s Colony  residents, who come from across the country and around the world with diverse backgrounds, experiences and careers, all agree: Ford’s Colony is a wonderful place to live. Currently, about 5,000 residents call Ford’s Colony home, living in nearly 2,500 homes and townhouses. By the time the community is completely established, it will number more than 7,000 residents in 3,250 homes, condominiums and townhouses. Ford’s Colony is a gated community, designed and built along landscaped roads that meander in and around three golf courses and a landscape of ponds, wetlands and forests.

St AndrewsAlthough many of it’s residents are retired, it is  not a retirement community; nearly half of the residents work, either full or part time. There are young families with children, many of whom attend elementary school adjacent to the community, and high school just down the road. The middle school and a new community college are a few miles away and the College of William & Mary is within a ten-minute drive.

 

Who is the typical Ford’s Colony Buyer ?

Surveys have found that the average demographics of the buyer have changed little for more than 30 years in planned communities featuring golf. The average buyer is 54 years old, married, affluent, and successful in a working career.

The average buyer will move to Ford’s Colony in six to seven years, and is generally not affected by swings in the economy in deciding when to purchase, when to retire from the current job, and when to move to Ford’s Colony. This targeted market continues to grow in numbers. The first wave of baby boomers turns 60 this year. The largest wave of retirees, with a span of 15 years (2025), has yet to reach the average retirement period of 62-67 years.

Based on surveys of new residents conducted by Ford’s Colony Security, the number of families with school-age children has tracked steadily at about 10%. Most of the rest are retired, semi-retired, or empty nesters.

Ford’s Colony is situated in the Historic Triangle, comprised of Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown; the beautiful Colonial Parkway connects all three. We are also surrounded by a wide range of entertainment, arts and cultural venues, fantastic shopping and great dining. The City of Newport News is a half hour away; Richmond, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach are about an hour away; and Washington, D.C. is less than a three-hour drive. To the west, there is Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge Mountains. No wonder we think we are right in the center of everything!

gate houseThe community has activities that suit every taste. Residents participate in over forty association-sponsored clubs and activities; enjoy two community pools, hard and clay tennis courts, a nature trail, walking and bicycle paths as well as the Ford’s Colony Country Club. Our citizens also take civic responsibilities seriously. Many of our residents are active volunteers, both inside our gates and with organizations across the Historic Triangle.

Ford’s Colony is incorporated under the laws of Virginia to promote common interests of its members and to provide for the management, maintenance, and care of common property.  A Board comprised of seven Directors manages the Association. Directors are elected to the board each February for two-year terms. The Board employs a management company that provides and directs all personnel required to properly maintain and operate the Association and its numerous facilities.

 

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

Ford’s Colony at Williamsburg is a two-time winner of the Community Association of the Year award from the central Virginia chapter of the Community Associations Institute and has also received a National Community Association of the Year award. In 2000, the Homeowners’ Association was inducted into the Community Association Hall of Fame.

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Housing Options

Ford’s Colony offers virtually every housing option ( Detached homes, Town homes condos and maintenance free detached  homes) as well as a long list of amenities, including 14 tennis courts, two swimming pools, soccer fields, 15 miles of walking trails and 38 ponds stocked with bass and other fish.

Dining

Ford Colony’s Dining Room restaurant has earned a Mobil 5 Diamond designation; two other restaurants are available to country club members as well. The 54 holes of Dan Maples golf includes a new golf academy featuring the latest in high-tech instructional equipment.

History

NotSellingIt has been over 20 years since Ford’s Colony sprang from the creative mind of Dick Ford, a former Arthur Andersen executive and native of the Bronx, NY, who migrated south in the ‘70s and envisioned that others of his generation, and their children, would do the same. After cutting his teeth in such communities as Keowee Key in South Carolina and Sapphire Valley and Coastal Falls in North Carolina, Ford saw the potential for a large property in Williamsburg that already featured a nine-hole golf course. He bought the land in the early 1980s and opened Ford’s Colony in 1985.

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Sale prices of detached single-family homes in Fords Colony ranged from $325k –$1 million + in the last 12 months.  There are currently 122 homes for sale with prices ranging from $359k to almost $3 million   . See a current list of homes for sale here

The average days on market for homes that sold is 166 days although if we look at relisted, cancelled and withdrawn that number would go way up.

 

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Lot prices in Ford’s Colony currently range  from $50k- $699k. Sale prices in the last 12 months ranged from $65k- $270k and averaged .88% of list price. .

 

Click here to search all currently available building lots in Ford’s Colony ( 138 as of 2012)

 

Security

Ford’s Colony is a gated community with access to the residential areas being permitted through manned and electronic gates. The main security gate is manned 24 hours a day. Overall, there are seven resident entrances conveniently located around the property. Residents are issued electronic gate cards that will open all unmanned gates.
view all homes for sale in this neighborhoodThe Ford’s Colony security staff patrols the community 24 hours a day and they also manage a house check program which is very popular with residents. Owners who are out of town can request that their home be put on "house check" which will ensure that a security officer does daily walk arounds of their home during their absence.
The Ford’s Colony security staff is professionally trained to assist local fire and EMS departments with any emergencies that may arise within the community. The majority of the officers are CPR certified and have been responsible for saving the lives of several residents

 

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Location

The community of Ford’s Colony is well situated, just five minutes from I-64, less than 10 minutes from a hospital and the center of Colonial Williamsburg, and less than 10 minutes from the Prime Outlets, one of the largest outlets  in the US. Larger malls are about 20 minutes away in ( Newport News) as well as a regional airport . Train service is available with the nearby Amtrak  station in Williamsburg. The pristine beaches of  VA Beach, The Outer Banks of NC , The Blue Ridge Mountains, Washington DC are within an hour to 2.5 hours way.

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

Clubs at Ford’s Colony

Here is just a sampling of the many social clubs at Ford’s Colony From A-Z .

Afternoon Artists, Aging In Place/Special Services, Bid Whist, Bowling, Boy Scouts, BYOB, Caring Neighbors, CERT, Chess Club, Colony Auto Enthusiasts, Colony Kids, Colony Wine & Cheese, Colony Wine & Dine,
Computer Club, Craft Club, Dance Club, Dinner Etcetera, Duplicate Bridge, Fit for Life, Fly Fishing, Friends and Neighbors, Garden Club, Golf Around, Hospitality, Mah Jongg, Model Railroad Club, Monday Morning Bridge, Newcomers, Photography Club, Pilates Interest Group, Pinochle, Solitaires, Special Events, Swim Team, Tai Chi, Tennis Club, Theater Club, Trailblazers, Travel Club, W&M Fan Club, Woodworkers Club

You can read more about the clubs in the Ford’s Colony newsletter “Talk of The Colony”

 

Are you thinking of building or buying in Ford’s Colony ? Would you like to read the HOA rules & guidelines for building ? Send me an email and I will forward a copy.  John@MrWilliamsburg.com

 


GOLF AT FORD”S COLONY

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

The Dan Maples designed Courses at Ford’s Colony include:

Blackheath

Blackheath Course at Fords ColonyThe most picturesque golf course at Ford’s Colony. It presents many challenges to golfers of all abilities with water coming into play on 13 holes, a total of 9 doglegs and bunkers guarding every green. There are many elevations changes and the prevailing winds are usually howling, making this course play a lot longer than the 6,621 yards stated on the scorecard.

Blue Heron

club_golf_04A favorite to Ford’s Colony members, this continuous 18 consists of long and challenging par 3’s, fair and forthright par 4’s and intimidating par 5’s. Blue Heron provides some room for error off of the tee, but makes up for it by having 17 out of 18 greens guarded by bunkers. Many of these holes are carved out of dense wetlands, which provide not only a unique golf course setting, but a home to many different species of birds, fish and other aquatic life.

Fords-Colony Marsh Course-Hole-1_editedThe Marsh Hawk golf course was an instant classic when it opened in 1985. The traditional tree-lined fairways, undulating greens and the best finishing holes around, create a complete journey through the property. A par 72, measuring 6,650 yards from the back tees, Marsh Hawk’s greatest defense are narrow fairways and strategically placed bunkers. The real beauty of this golf course lies within the contour of the holes around natural lakes and elevation changes that can delude your depth perception.

Marsh Hawk has played host to the 1998 and 1999 Virginia State Opens, Monday qualifying for the 2005, 2006 and 2007 Nationwide Tour’s Henrico County Open and the Monday qualifier for the PGA Tour’s Michelob Championship for 12 years straight.

A variety of Membership options are available. Whether you’re an avid golfer that wants to play as much as possible, a casual golfer that maybe only has time to play on the weekends, someone that wants to learn the game or even someone with no interest in the game at all, Ford’s Colony Country Club has a membership for you.

 

Update May 2011

Affiniti Golf Partners, LLC has announced the addition of Ford’s Colony Country Club to its portfolio of managed golf courses. This represents the fifteenth club in its portfolio of managed clubs. Ford’s Colony is located in Williamsburg, Virginia and is made up of three 18-hole golf courses – Marsh Hawk, Blackheath, and Blue Heron, all Dan Maple’s designs.

Today the club has 897 members and is available for resort play on a limited basis. Ford’s Colony just emerged from bankruptcy, largely due to the recession and the lack of real estate sales. Substantial improvements will be made to return the club to its former condition and elite status within the Williamsburg area.

Affiniti intends to improve the golf courses, the members’ experience, and the financial performance of the club prior to marketing the club for sale. “We are very pleased to add such a beautiful, well known club to Affiniti’s portfolio,” said Steve Willy, a Founding Partner of Affiniti Golf Partners. “All of us have heard about Ford’s Colony for years and it’s an honor to have the opportunity to work with this great club. We know we can make a big difference for all concerned.” Affiniti currently owns or manages golf properties in Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Bahamas.

Here is a brief overview of the types of memberships available:

  • Full Golf Membership – provides unlimited play and access to a complete Social events calendar.
  • Executive Membership – designed for working individuals and their families who are under the age of 55. This membership carries the same privileges as a Full Golf Membership.
  • Corporate Membership – Entertain your clients, vendors, employees and other business associates year-round.
  • Associate Golf – provides limited golf play but has full Social privileges.
  • Social Membership – allows the member and their family the use of the Member’s Grille Room and all the other social benefits of the Full Golf Member. This membership is for the non-golfing member.

 Homes: New and resale  custom homes are available, with prices ranging from the low $300’s to $1,500,000+.

searchlotsandlandforsaleBuilding Lots:

For those choosing to build, home sites are available that range from a quarter-acre to over an acre offering golf course, nature preserve, or water views. Prices range from $60,000 to $1.25 million. SEARCH LOTS FOR SALE HERE

Condos: 

The  Eaglescliffe condominiums are Ford’s Colony’s first condominium project designed to fill a demand for care-free residential living.When complete it will consist of  84 Condominium units in 7 buildings; the first building consisting of 12 units is complete.

The condos range from 1,700 to over 2,100 square feet. Priced between the high Eaglescliffe Condos$300’s to the $500’s.

Centrally located only a short walk from the Country Club  Eaglescliffe Condominiums will include the same rich design traditions and luxury living features found throughout the community, including all brick exteriors.

Each unit offers an open kitchen, flexible guest suite that is easily converted to a bedroom or office, luxury master bath, balcony, and a view of the community from every room.

Townhomes: The Links:

The Links is a private neighborhood of custom designed town homes which gently wind around the eighth hole of the  Ford’s Colony championship golf course and the edges of a gorgeous lake.

The mystique of a colonial village, the comforts of today and some of the best golf on the East Coast just outside your door. That is St. Andrew’s Village at Ford’s Colony. Situated on 54 gently rolling wooded acres in the heart of the community, St. Andrews Village is conveniently located to all the amenities Ford’s Colony has to offer. The award winning Country Club is within walking distance of your front door.

Designed by award winning architect, Peter Hand, town homes at The Links feature authentic colonial exteriors with clapboards, dormer windows, charming gas-like lanterns and cove molding. There are individual entrances with 18th century style brick walks, brick terraces and landscaped courtyards.

The Links town homes are available in a variety of floor plans which range from 1,300 to 2,200 square feet in size, and are available in one story, one story with a loft, and two story models. All have the warm, pleasant charm found in Colonial Williamsburg. Prices begin in the mid $200’s for resale town homes.

Note : While Town homes at the Links offer designated assigned parking spaces they do not have garages.

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Neighborhoods at Ford’s Colony Williamsburg :

 

Eaglescliffe

Your approach to Eaglescliffe takes you around a stately Belvedere and then through an unobtrusive security entrance. The elegance of this neighborhood becomes apparent as you drive along tree lined streets fronting heavily wooded lots, perfectly placed on top of a high bluff with breath taking views of lake and golf fairways.

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Magnificent golf and water views, intimate proximity to all that the Country Club has to offer, and unmatched exclusivity all make Eaglescliffe special. These properties are available for those among you that will only settle for the very best location on which to build your dream home.Only a premier location such as Eaglescliffe could do justice to magnificently designed homes. Situated adjacent to the award winning Ford’s Colony Country Club and future spa, you are within an easy stroll to all the club offers.

Knob Hill is one of the newest areas of Ford’s Colony . Located  off Ford’s Colony Drive near the Country Club consisting of nine, one to one and a half acre single family lots. Each home site has a view of either Marsh Hawk golf hole #17 and a golf pond or Marsh Hawk golf hole #18..

 St. Andrews Village
Offering the mystique of a colonial village, the comforts of today and some of the best golf on the East Coast just outside your door is St. Andrew’s Village at Ford’s Colony. Situated on 54 gently rolling wooded acres in the heart of the community, St. Andrews Village is conveniently located to all the amenities Ford’s Colony has to offer. The award winning Country Club is within walking distance of your front door.

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Designed by Architect Peter Hand, FAIA, St. Andrews Village initially featured 12 different floor plans ranging from 1,735 to 3,600 square feet. Each has been modeled after a traditional Williamsburg design. All floor plans include garages and pre-planned landscaping designed by master land planner Lewis Clarke. Prices for resale homes begin in the $300’s There are still lots available within St Andrews Village that will allow you to purchase and build your own custom village home.

St. Andrews Village was unveiled in July of 1988 as a planned Colonial "courtyard home" community, and the completion of the four model homes has been a major element in the success of St. Andrews Village.

Upon it’s unveiling St. Andrews Village at Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg was selected for one of only six design awards at the eighth annual American Society of Interior Design awards celebration of the Atlanta Historical Society. The interiors of the four model courtyard homes of St. Andrews Village were designed by the Atlanta firm of Hand, Crain and Jones, Inc.

In presenting the award, the jury of noted New York ASID judges praised The St. Andrews interiors for adhering to authentic Colonial proportions and detailing, while also being creative in appeal to a diverse public market.

Interior designer Wrenda Crain accepted the award and credited the developers of Ford’s Colony for the insight to pursue elaborate millwork, authentic detailing and custom built-in cabinetry as standard building amenities.

Highland Hill

Nestled between the 5th hole of the Blackheath Course and the 13th hole of the Marsh Hawk Course, Highland Hills is one of the premier addresses within Ford’s original41Colony. Situated next to a pond with a spraying fountain, residents and their guests enter the neighborhood through a brick entrance that leads them over brick pavers down a street lined with roll top curb & gutter and ornamental flowering trees and shrubs. Ranging from 3/4 – 1 acre virtually all 15 home sites have a view of golf and or water

South Turnberry 

South Turnberry sits on 22 gently rolling acres of Virginia land, scattered with 56 natural home sites and embellished by an inviting golf course. From the grand bricked entrance,  to the streetscapes of flowering trees and shrubs to offer seasonal color throughout the year and the avenues complemented by roll top curbs and gutters  everything in Turnberry is designed to combine the elegance of the past with the luxury of today. 

The homes within Turnberry offer designs inspired by the appealing classical and colonial architecture of centuries past. These home plans complement the neighborhood, while maintaining all the charm of a colonial village.

Western Gailes

Western GailesWestern Gailes is 125 gently rolling acres of Virginia woods and pleasant ponds scattered with 141 natural home sites. The distinction of a Western Gailes address is evident the moment you or your guests arrive at the entrance with its impressive brick and wrought-iron boundary walls. Some homes in Western Gailes overlook Western Gailes preserve property, a quiet pool of water or shelter among the maples, oaks and pines.

MacGregor Downs

Tucked among the Blackheath and Marsh Hawk golf courses, the interior home sites of MacGregor Downs surround the 3rd hole of the Blackheath Course. The home sites on the perimeter of this neighborhood overlook six different ponds, five holes of the Blackheath course, and six holes of the Marsh Hawk course. Residents and their guests enter the neighborhood through a brick entrance that leads them over brick pavers down a street lined with roll top curb & gutter and ornamental flowering trees and shrubs. Ranging from 1/3 to 1 acre these 71 home sites offer some of the most spectacular views in Ford’s Colony

Villages of Killarney

The Villages of Killarney is bordered by four of the country’s best golf holes and is situated on 29 gently rolling acres of Virginia hardwoods. Nestled among holes 5,6,7, & 8 of the acclaimed Blackheath Course at Ford’s Colony, 65 natural home sites offer convenient access to all the community’s amenities. Nearly three fourths of the home sites overlook the golf course and/or a pleasing golf course pond.

 Westbury Park

newsletterLocated adjacent to the second Ford’s Colony recreation center, Westbury Park is an active family’s dream neighborhood. Imagine having your own swimming pool, tennis courts, and recreation building conveniently located just outside your front door.  Nestled on a ridge overlooking the recreation park, all 12 home sites are just a short stroll from the wildlife preserve and the Chisel Run Pond which is excellent for fishing and nature watching. Home sites here range in size from 1/3 – 3/4 acre

Brigadoon

Nestled in the heart of the Edinburgh loop, Brigadoon is the sister neighborhood to Waterford Downs. Named for a Scottish paradise, more than half these 62 home sites offer views of water and or holes 8,9, and 10 on the Blue Golf Course. Residents and their guests enter the neighborhood through a brick entrance that leads them over brick pavers down streets lined with landscaping, streetscaping, and roll top curb & gutter. Home sites range from 1/3 – 8/10 of an acre.

 

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North Turnberry

North Turnberry is 14 gently rolling acres of Virginia woods and pleasant ponds scattered with 12 estate home sites and embellished by an inviting golf course.

Chisel Run is perfectly situated within Ford’s Colony to offer residents a diversity of natural beauty and superb amenities. This intimate neighborhood of distinctive, traditional homes is surrounded by lush woodlands, wildlife preserve, and a pond that is excellent for fishing and nature watching. And Ford’s Colony’s second recreation center ( Westbury Park) is located just a short walk down the fitness trail. These 156 home sites range in size from 1/3 – 1/2 acre.

Southport at Ford’s Colony

Enter Southport over a hand laid brick entrance, through magnificent double iron gates, reminiscent of those grand plantations along historic Route 5. This neighborhood includes 68 acre home sites nestled in Virginia hardwoods

nottingham place entranceNottingham Place is the latest and most unique gated neighborhood within the 3,000-acre, award-winning, master-planned community called Ford’s Colony at Williamsburg. Each of the 72 home sites in the neighborhood will feature classic residential architecture most of which is based on home plans, designed exclusively for Southern Living©

Living in this gated community is Worry Free & Low Maintenance. Think of another way to spend your time because you won’t be doing yard work! Fees include pool, security, trash pickup, lawn mowing, edging, trimming, fertilizing, weed control, mulching, irrigation maintenance, snow & leaf removal.

Nottingham Place takes “The Good Life” to a whole new level…because here, the good life is maintenance free! In this luxurious “community within the community,” you never cut grass. You never trim hedges. You never fix the gutters or paint the windows. You just relax and enjoy your beautiful home and spacious yard. And Ford’s Colony does the rest.

nottingham place fords colonyWithin the gates of Nottingham Place, you find homes of unparalleled luxury designed by some the nation’s finest architects. Rich in architectural tradition, with all the extras you expect.

The designs capture the stunning look and feel of colonial living complimented by every modern convenience and amenity you desire. Like every neighborhood in Ford’s Colony, Nottingham Place devotes itself to excellence and settles for nothing short of perfection.

72 home sites offer you a maintenance free lifestyle where everyday feels like a vacation!

Nottingham Place  delivers one of the most precious commodities of all – time. This maintenance-free lifestyle affords residents the opportunity to participate in and enjoy golf, tennis, swimming, hiking, or club activities rather than being occupied with maintenance chores around the exterior of their home."

Homes in  Nottingham Place range in size from 1,733 to over 3,400 Square feet.  Nottingham Place offers residents  24/7 card-gate security access and is located in the eastern section of Ford’s Colony.

Note: Nottingham Place was the site of the The 2004 PHBA Parade of Homes held here in Spring 2004.

Westport  ON HOLD Call or email for updates

Westport  is the development planned across from the Manchester Gate on Centerville Road. It will contain 102 Single family residences on 3 to 5 acre lots on it’s  430 acre tract.  Owners of lots in Westport are part of the Fords Colony Homeowner Association as well as a sub-association to be known as Westport Neighborhood Association.

At this time legal issues are being worked out between the lender and James City County regarding the development-stay tuned for future updates.

Westport is unlike anything else Ford’s Colony has to offer. No where else can you find this much privacy in a master planned community.

Westport’s planned  amenities are to include a beautiful boardwalk winding through Cyprus trees along side Gordon’s Creek for kayaking and fishing and green space, a small floating dock affording access to Gordon Creek, outdoor areas for games such as shuffle board and croquet, a BBQ patio area and an indoor meeting and activities building.

Westport residents were to become Social Members of the Fords Colony Country Club  and the Spa.( although this may change) The recreational facilities will be open to all Ford’s Colony residents and all Ford’s Colony facilities will be open to the residents of Westport.

Read an update about Westport here

 

The Village at Ford’s Colony  CANCELLED

The Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), The Village, will build on and continue the Ford’s Colony lifestyle along with providing comprehensive life care needs of an aging population. The Village, located on 180 acres, will feature: Town Homes , Garden Apartments ,Apartments and Single Family Homes

The Village will provide all the services and amenities desired by an older, active population as they continue to age and live well

Work Force Housing  CANCELLED

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

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Fast Facts

Total homes in Fords Colony as of  July 2012:

Single family homes: 2238
Townhomes: 80
Eaglescliffe condos: 12

There are currently 31 homes under construction and an additional 12 condos in Eaglescliffe under construction.

Homes built from 1979- Present Day

Size of homes :1600-9000 Square Feet  ( Avg: 3250)

Lot Sizes : .15 acre to 1 Acre + ( Avg .45 acre)

Total Acreage: 3000 +

HOA Fees @ Ford’s Colony 2012:

All Neighborhoods ( except those listed below) $127 Monthly ( covers use and maintenance of pools, tennis, clubhouse, walking trails, gated security, road maintenance.)

The Links Town Homes $360 Average ( depends on the square footage) this includes exterior and lawn maintenance.

Detached homes in Nottingham Place: $127 + $250 = $377 monthly Fees include all of the items above +  trash pickup, lawn mowing, edging, trimming, fertilizing, weed control, mulching, irrigation maintenance, snow & leaf removal.

Eaglescliffe Condos: $620 monthly

Eaglescliffe Detached Homes & Knob Hill  $`152 monthly

Note Golf / Country Club membership is optional and not required of residents

Williamsburg James City County Schools for 2011-2012

DJ Montague Elementary
Hornsby Middle School
Lafayette High School

Comments from Ford’s Colony Homeowners

We live in Ford’s Colony. I’ve seen a huge shift in demographics since we moved here. We were kind of an anomaly in the community when we first purchased. Everyone around us was retired and the average age at newcomer gatherings seemed to be well over 70. Our block now is filled with a lovely mixture of young families, retirees, DINKS, and recent empty nesters.

As I run through the community I see the same shift. Teenagers, retirees, moms pushing carriages… the full gamut. I think it can only be good news for the community – it feels very alive and much more neighborly
P. Walsh

where to retire magazineFORD’S COLONY NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S 100 BEST COMMUNITIES BY WHERE TO RETIRE

The editors of Where to Retire magazine have selected Ford’s Colony as one of "America’s 100 best master-planned communities," Ford’s Colony has been a fixture on the top 100 list since Where to Retire began the rankings in 1999.

"What’s meaningful about the Where to Retire ranking is the magazine doesn’t just grade communities by how they look on paper. Instead, editors interview residents to see if they’ve found the lifestyle they were searching for.

Ford’s Colony was so highly regarded by Where to Retire that it was one of only four communities singled out by the magazine in the introductory story that accompanied the rankings; it referred to Ford’s Colony as "a well-established family-owned community with acclaimed golf courses and dining." Within the rankings, the editors noted Ford’s Colony’s classic home designs and the fact that half of the community’s 3,000 acres have been preserved as green space, in addition to lauding the country club amenities.

Where to Retire also noted the availability of maintenance-free living at Nottingham Place, Ford’s Colony’s newest neighborhood.

Country Club Bankruptcy Completed
Despite a 20-year track record, three golf courses and over 2000 + homes completed , the Ford’s Colony Country Club in Williamsburg, VA, has filed for bankruptcy protection.  The announcement that the club had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is seeking to reorganize is a stark reminder to anyone in the market for a golf club membership — ask to see the club’s financial statements, especially the amount held in reserve.

Residents in Ford’s Colony, which was one of the earliest golf communities in the historic Williamsburg area, are not directly affected by the golf club’s problems.  However, if the club does not successfully re-organize or gains a reputation for poor playing conditions, residents are likely to feel the effects in their home values.

 

Scenes from Around Ford’s Colony
Blackheath Course at Fords Colony
 
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Social Clubs in Ford’s Colony Below is just a sampling of the many social clubs and activities within the community

Ahoy Mates – Sailing Club

Every Wednesday and Sunday at 3pm (2pm in the winter) we sail our “POND BOATS,” weather permitting. The pond is called Chisel Run where there is a waterfall and wooden bridge. It’s on Williamsburg West Drive near the exit to Longhill Road. Bring your radio controlled sailboat, or come to observe. See what it is all about. If you would like to build your own boat, members have much expertise to help you.

Auto Enthusiasts

This is a group of more than 40 Ford’s Colony residents whose common interest is cars!  From pre-war classics to British and Italian sports cars, collectible cars from the 50′s and 60′s, exotics, contemporary sports cars and European sedans . . every interest is represented.  Some members own them and others just enjoy them.

They meet monthly for conversation, to hear speakers, watch movies and demonstrations and to learn more about what is going on in the world that has an impact on each of us and our cars – today and tomorrow.  We participate in car shows, rallies, parties, parades, visits to shops and collections. . . . all related to our interest in cars.

If you are interested in cars this is the club to join.  In a recent Club survey, one member said "This is a very active, creative membership.  Unlike any car club I’ve seen."

Bid Whist

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

Monday Morning Bridge

Players meet each Monday morning at the Swim & Tennis Club from 9:30a.m. till noon. There are four progressions of six hands each of party bridge. There are usually between seven and ten tables.

Duplicate Bridge

The Duplicate Bridge group meets every Wednesday at noon at the Swim & Tennis Club. This is a very friendly, easy to play in duplicate bridge group. It is not necessary to come with a partner—just show up and the director will always find a partner for you.

Bowling

More than 165 men and women participate in a league comprised of two divisions. The American Division bowls on Monday afternoons and the National Division bowls on Tuesday afternoons.The season is from late October through the end of March with an awards banquet in April.

Fit For Life & Aerobics

Fit for Life is an exercise program of movements that will help improve flexibility and circulation to all parts of the body. It will also increase awareness of how your own particular body functions. Fit for Life is for men and women of all ages, no matter what the level of physical fitness. As the body ages, exercise becomes more critical to keep it strong and flexible.

Caring Neighbors

"Caring Neighbors” of Ford’s Colony was formed to: Act as a source of information on local services available for: health care – ER, extended and therapy, in home services– nursing, cleaning and meals, equipment rental – wheel chairs, crutches, walkers, etc.

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

Set up lists of items owned by residents who are willing to lend items to others having a short-term need – for themselves or visitors.

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

Computer Club

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

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

Craft Club

The craft club supports numerous charities in the area. Members meet weekly enjoying the camaraderie of the group while honing their own craft skills and learning new techniques from others. Frequently, members work on charitable projects, such as quilting, knitting, crocheting and making items for special occasions throughout the year for nursing homes and other community groups. Often, club members offer to teach special skills, like decorative painting, beading, watercolor, basket making, sewing and specialty needlework to other members.

Dinner Etcetera

Participation involves getting together on a quarterly basis at different homes for dinner to meet new friends and share a pleasant evening. You may attend once or as often as you would like.

Garden Club

With about 150 members participating at regular scheduled meetings from September through June, the club makes arrangements for guest speakers, demonstrations, tours and special events. The club is proud to have the largest membership in the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs. Discussions concerning indoor/outdoor planting, flower arranging and related activities are highlighted.

Golfaround

A group of Ford’s Colony golfers interested in playing area courses…and meeting new people. Once a month, from March thru October, golfers play a different area club. At the beginning of the year a schedule is e-mailed to all members. Play is typically on the 2nd or 3rd Thursday of each month. There are no fees or meetings for this club.

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

Hospitality

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

Members distribute a welcome package, which includes maps, discount coupons, health information and other promotional materials. Hosts and hostesses try to answer any questions newcomers may have concerning Ford’s Colony and the Williamsburg area while they make new residents feel welcome and comfortable in our community.

Newcomers

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

Pinochle

The Pinochle Club monthly and plays partnership Pinochle, single deck alternating partners after four hands of play.

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

Model Railroad Club

If you are interested in trains then you may want to participate in the Model Railroad Club. It does not matter if you have a sophisticated train layout or your train is still in the boxes, this group covers a broad range of model railroading interests.

Fly Fishing Club

This group welcomes beginners as well as seasoned anglers. Fish stories are the order of business, as is the planning of group outings, both in– and out-of-state. No dues.

Solitaires

The “Solitaires” is a group in Ford’s Colony which includes any single people living here. It is a great way to meet other singles, make friends, and enjoy activities together. We meet once a month for a dinner, day trip, game night, etc.

Tennis Club

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

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

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

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

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a gentle exercise routine that can be learned by anyone at any time.  It involves a series of slow, graceful movements combined with concentrated breath control and is known to improve strength, balance, flexibility, reduce stress and lower blood pressure.  The club meets on Wednesdays at the S&T Club at 4:30 PM.  The first hour is devoted to the introduction and review of basic forms and gentle Tai Chi exercise.  After the first hour, we take a break and then go on to more advanced work for anyone who wishes to remain.

Theater Club

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

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

Friends & Neighbors Club

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

Trailblazers

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

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

Trailblazers, officially approved as an Activities Committee Club in August 1999, grew from those volunteers who participated in building the Nature Trail. There are now over 110 members. The Club’s mission is to maintain and enhance the Ford’s Colony Nature Trail; to provide opportunities for trail recreation, environmental education and interpretation; and to protect endangered species. .

Travel Club

Over 500 Ford’s Colony residents participate in activities of the Travel Club. The Club conducts trips of interest to its membership, including dinner theaters, concerts and plays and visits to local historical sites. These include both day and overnight trips. Upcoming events are listed each month in the Talk of the Colony. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except during the summer.
At meetings members share travel information and experiences through slides, videos, and discussions.

William & Mary Fan Club

The W & M Fan Club arranges for Ford’s Colony residents to purchase season tickets for football games at reduced prices. Before each game, fan Club members gather for a tailgate party adjacent to the William & Mary Hall parking lot…. A great way to meet new people. Fan Club members are assigned seats in the same area, so we have our own cheering section. Each year, in the spring, we have a “kick-off meeting” at the Swim & Tennis Club to meet the coaches, hear their comments about the prospects for the upcoming year and take orders for season tickets. !

Wine & Dine

Wine & Dine groups have been organized for the enjoyment of the entire Ford’s Colony community. A Wine & Dine group is generally composed of 16-18 people. Each month, one person or couple host hor d’oeuvers and wine for an hour at their home, after which the group goes to dinner at a restaurant chosen by the host couple. The groups are organized each January, giving all the opportunity to meet and socialize with a wide variety of neighbors.

Youth Activities

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

 

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A KINGSMILL ELECTION – INTEGRITY IS AT STAKE

The following is an editorial written by Don Tortorice  a resident of Kingsmill and a professor at the William & Mary Law School.  He was given the Walter Williams Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching and Devotion to Law by the law school’s graduating class of 2009.

This year, there is a crucial election of two of four KCSA resident directors to the Kingsmill homeowners’ association board.  We have an opportunity to elect two members who can truly give voice to the concerns of Kingsmill residents. 

For more than thirty years, Busch Properties has directed the operation and expenses of what is supposed to be our homeowner association.  However, KCSA has never had its own employees.  Rather, the KCSA employees have been Busch employees, paid and directed by Busch Properties.

For more than thirty years, Busch has provided administrative and maintenance services to KCSA under an oral, cost-plus contract under which Busch guaranteed to itself a profit.  Last year, for the first time, the board decided to have a written contract for KCSA services and appointed the four resident-elected directors to negotiate a contract for those services.  Did they did go to the national market for competing bids?  No, they did not. They did something any responsible business person would find incredible.  They negotiated with and came to an agreement with one party – Busch Properties.  And, in concluding the agreement, the committee of resident-elected directors, even though they were acting as fiduciaries over the $4 Million budget of KCSA, conducted every one of its meetings in secrecy.

The tragedy of current governance by the KCSA board is not simply that it continues to be dominated by Busch Properties appointees, but that the directors who were elected by Kingsmill residents have been quietly and consistently complicit with the Busch majority, notwithstanding that:

  • Busch owns fewer than 5% of the lots in Kingsmill

  • Busch contributes no money to the KCSA budget because the covenants written by Busch exempt its lots from KCSA assessment

  • KCSA spends hundreds of thousands of homeowners’ dollars in landscaping and irrigation to create a beautiful environment in which Busch sells those lots

  • The KCSA board has responded to persons dissenting from their policies by threatening letters from their lawyer – delivered by the Kingsmill police.

Although they sit as fiduciaries, the KCSA board, through its legal counsel, has refused resident requests for fundamental information, such as: a list of KCSA employees; a list of KCSA members and addresses; material invoices from Busch Properties to KCSA; a schedule of KCSA assets; copies of minutes of the KCSA contingency planning committee; and invoices for legal services paid by KCSA.

We need desperately to have resident directors with substance and integrity to represent truly the interests of Kingsmill residents.  I recommend that you cast your vote for the following persons who I believe have substance and integrity to stand up for Kingsmill.  They are Richard Gould and John Niland.

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Holly Hills Carriage Homes Neighborhood Spotlight

Holly Hills Carriage homes williamsburg Located within the city limits of Williamsburg, VA. Holly Hills Carriage Homes is a quaint town home development located on the steps to historic Colonial Williamsburg, and offers 3 and 4 bedroom town homes with  either  1 or 2 car garages.

Home sizes in the community range from 2135 square feet to 3400 square feet. Some were offered with walk out basements. Most of the homes were built from 2000-2004 although a few were completed in 2007. All were built by local builder Atlantic Homes of Williamsburg, VA. Builder of many landmark communities throughout the area. For over 30 years they have been one of the largest and most admired home building companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. Atlantic Homes is currently building in the following communities: New Town, searchfeaturedhomesbutton-1Stonehouse, Kensington Woods in Williamsburg and Church Square in Smithfield. They also build homes in the Richmond Va and Raleigh/ Durham areas  of North Carolina.

The home owner association fee is $270 per quarter ( 2010)  The fee covers all lawn maintenance and maintenance of the common areas. Due to its location within the  City of Williamsburg property tax rates are only .54 per $100. Taxes for 2010 are in the $2000-$2400 range annually for townhomes in Holly Hills..

hollyhillstownhomes_editedStandard features of the Carriage Homes in Holly Hills included 9-foot first-floor ceiling height, six-panel interior doors with lever handles, gas fireplace with logs and marble surround, security system with one keypad, all- brick siding and low-maintenance vinyl windows

An active social committee exists within the community. Some of the events slated through the year are: Wine & Cheese/TGIF Parties, Dining Out Events. Outdoor Potluck-Style Picnics, Reading Circle, Holly Hills Helping Hands (4-H)  Designed to assist one another during emergencies, Annual Christmas Crawl , Annual Thanksgiving Basket Project – Baskets are filled with food contributions from the entire neighborhood.  These items are collected and delivered  to the Williamsburg Fire and Police Departments to thank them for their service to the community and more…
EntranceOther clubs nearby include The Holly Hills Garden Club for homeowners who live in Holly Hills, Holly Hills Carriage Homes, Yorkshire, The Woods, Walnut Hills and other communities in the City of Williamsburg, Virginia The Holly Hills Garden Club was established to encourage and educate members in horticulture. Club members protect native plants and wildlife, cooperate with other organizations that foster civic beautification, study the art of floral arranging, and enjoy gardening.

Holly Hills Carriage Homes Home Owners Association Website

 

If you’d like to be notified when a property in Holly Hills, or any other similar  community becomes available, please email John@MrWilliamsburg.com

As of August 2010-There are 3 active listings currently in Holly Hills Carriage Homes priced from $339,000 to $389,000

There were 2 sales in the last 12 months( 8/2010)  in Holly Hills Carriage Homes with prices ranging from $380,000 to $389,900.

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5395This 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 listing or selling a house now and again.  You can reach him at 757.254.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com.

Xanterra closes on purchase of Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg

20090828182150319518000000-oEffective August 1, 2010, Xanterra Parks & Resorts, owned by Denver-based Anschutz Company, has purchased and assumed management of Kingsmill Resort. Xanterra purchased the resort from Busch Properties, Inc. (BPI).

Located in Williamsburg, Va., Kingsmill Resort includes 422 rooms; six restaurants; a 17,000-square-foot conference center; full-service spa and fitness center; marina; and 15-court tennis center. The resort is also widely known for its three award-winning championship golf courses and its executive nine-hole course.

Xanterra is the largest concessioner with the National Park Service and a leader in the hospitality industry, managing resorts, lodges, restaurants, gift shops, tours and activities in national parks, state parks and destination resorts. The 027289Acompany also is a leader in environmental stewardship, and its programs and accomplishments have resulted in numerous prestigious awards from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, American Hotel & Motel Association and many other governmental agencies, tourism entities and environmental organizations.

“We are pleased to complete the purchase of Kingsmill Resort, and we eagerly look forward to managing such a prestigious property,” said Xanterra President and CEO, Andrew Todd. “This resort complements our existing portfolio of lodges and resorts, and we look forward to continuing the resort’s commitment to excellent service and exceptional product quality.”

Todd added that Xanterra has no immediate plans for major changes to the resort property or staffing. The company will work closely with the resort’s constituent groups including ownership, employees, membership and the property’s homeowner associations as future plans are developed.This sale does not impact BPI’s realty or residential operations or its role with the Kingsmill Community Services Association.

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This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf.  John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market.  His websites, www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  and   www.MrWilliamsburg.com, were created as a comprehensive resource about living in Williamsburg and Hampton Roads, with the hopes of selling a house now and again.  You can reach him at 757.254.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com.

Kingsmill Resort has been Sold ! Williamsburg VA

Kingsmill Williamsburg VAA resort management firm owned by Colorado billionaire Philip Anschutz has reached a deal to purchase Kingsmill Resort & Spa, Busch Properties Inc. announced Monday.

The sale, expected to close by next month, adds the prominent Williamsburg-area golf resort to Anschutz’s sprawling portfolio, which ranges from Regal Cinemas to the Los Angeles Lakers. Anschutz is the world’s 123rd-richest person with an estimated $6 billion of wealth, according to Forbes’ latest listing of the world’s billionaires.

With a fortune built on energy, he later invested in transportation, telecommunications, real estate, entertainment and sports.

027289AAside from a minority stake in the Lakers, he has become the patron of U.S. professional soccer, helping co-found Major League Soccer, owning at least two MLS teams and bringing English star David Beckham to play for his Los Angeles Galaxy. He also owns the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings.

Through Anschutz Entertainment Group, he also owns venues where these teams and others play, including the Staples Center in Los Angeles. AEG also is a live concert promoter and backed Michael Jackson’s stillborn comeback.

In 2008, his Denver-based holding company, the Anschutz Company, bought Xanterra Parks & Resorts Inc., which is primarily known for operating concessions in national parks such as the Grand Canyon.

Xanterra is now acquiring Kingsmill.

kingsmill18tholerivercourseKingsmill is among the non-core assets that Belgian brewer InBev announced it planned to sell after purchasing Anheuser-Busch in 2008. Busch Properties had been marketing the resort since September.

In October, the company sold Busch Entertainment Corp. and its 10 amusement parks, including Busch Gardens and Water Country USA near Williamsburg. The theme park company was purchased by private equity firm Blackstone Group for $2.7 billion in a deal announced in October.

"Our goal has been to find a buyer that will enhance the long-term value of the resort and maintain the Kingsmill assets as a premier resort property," Michael Taylor, president of Busch Properties, said in a news release. "Xanterra is widely recognized as an industry leader in park and resort hospitality, and we look forward to the company continuing the long-kingsmil lsports clubstanding commitment to quality, service and stewardship that distinguishes Kingsmill."

InBev plans to keep Anheuser-Busch’s 12 breweries, including one in Williamsburg. That location employs about 870 people and, according to the company website, produces 297.6 million gallons of beer and malt liquor a year.

 

Xanterra is the largest concessioner with the National Park Service and a leader in the hospitality industry, managing resorts, lodges, restaurants, gift shops, tours and activities in national parks, state parks and destination resorts.  The company also is a leader in environmental stewardship, and its programs and accomplishments have resulted in numerous prestigious awards from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, American Hotel & Motel Association and many other governmental agencies, tourism entities and environmental organizations.

kingsmill_resort"Since first announcing our intent to sell Kingsmill, our goal has been to find a buyer that will enhance the long-term value of the resort and maintain the Kingsmill assets as a premier resort property," said Michael Taylor, president of Busch Properties, Inc.  "After a lengthy and thorough search process, I am pleased to announce we have far exceeded those expectations in a buyer that is the perfect fit for this exceptional property.  Xanterra is widely recognized as an industry leader in park and resort hospitality, and we look forward to the company continuing the longstanding commitment to quality, service and stewardship that distinguishes Kingsmill."

When the sale is final, Xanterra will have bought a 422-room resort, six restaurants, a 16,991-square-foot conference center, a full-service spa and fitness center, marina and 15 tennis courts. Also part of the deal are the resort’s best known features — its three championship golf courses.

The golf courses have hosted 29 PGA and LPGA tour events, and until 2009 hosted the Michelob Championship women’s golf tournament. The $330,000 tournament ended its 22-season run when Anheuser-Busch pulled its sponsorship in September 2009.

The Kingsmill Resort golf courses have been recognized repeatedly by top golf publications and other entities, with the River Course, being named one of the "Top 10 Golf Courses in Virginia."  The Plantation Course was named one of the "Top 10 Best Courses for Women" by Golf for Women Magazine, and the Woods Course was named one of "America’s Best Resort Courses."

"Kingsmill is one of the country’s premier resorts, and we are very excited to acquire such a high-caliber resort that complements our existing portfolio of properties and is consistent with the expansion of our company," said Andrew Todd, Xanterra president and CEO.  "We greatly respect Busch Properties’ longstanding commitment of excellence to the resort and the surrounding community, and we will build on that tradition. We place great value in the employees, condominium owners, members and the resort’s other tremendous assets and look forward to being part of this prestigious property."

"Our evaluation of the resort began with the hiring of commercial real estate broker CB Richard Ellis last September to explore a potential sale, and as we reach the culmination of this process we are very excited about the future of the resort and the community," Taylor said.

Busch will still manage the development and realty operations of the residential area. At a Board of Directors meeting last month, Kingsmill Community Services Association President Robin Carson announced Busch planned to end its management as of Dec. 31

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Kingsmill Resort Sale Imminent…..

kingsmill williamsburg virginia A highly placed source has told the Virginia Gazette that the sale of Kingsmill Resort is expected to be completed by the end of next month.
The buyer remains a mystery. Kingsmill general manager Robin Carson did not return a reporter’s inquiry seeking confirmation. A spokesman sent a statement attributed to Busch Properties president Michael Taylor declining to “discuss rumor or speculation with regard to such transactions.” 
A new potential suitor has emerged: Blackstone Group, which last year bought Busch Entertainment.
In April, other sources identified four potential buyers as a bid deadline passed. They were topped by the giant homebuilder Toll Brothers. Some people anticipated an announcement last month at a KCSA ( Kingsmill Community Services Association) meeting. Carson has been hinting at parcel gatherings that a sale is near.

UPDATE:  June 18, 2010
Doug Henkel, an executive vice president with CB Richard Ellis, confirmed that Kingsmill is "under a letter of intent," meaning a buyer has made an offer. Hinkle would not say how much was offered or who or what company had made it, citing a policy of not commenting on pending sales.

Read more about this story on the VA Gazette website

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Pool and Clubhouse opening at Preservation at Stonehouse

Have you seen what’s new at Stonehouse ? Henderson Inc.has been working like crazy to get first amenity open for the 2010 swim season

Preservation at Storehouse’s first amenity, Laurel Grove Park. The park will include a cottage clubhouse, complete with a gathering area, fitness center, and wrap-a-round porch. Outside there will be a lap pool, kiddie pool,  a multi-use field and a playground for all Preservation residents to enjoy. 

Cause for celebration for Stonehouse Glen homeowners who have been without a pool and clubhouse for awhile !

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Here is a map of the 5700 acre community that stretches all the way to the York River.

 

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This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf.  John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market.  His websites, www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  and   www.MrWilliamsburg.com, were created as a comprehensive resource about living in Williamsburg and Hampton Roads, with the hopes of selling a house now and again. 

You can reach him at 757.254.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com.

Fords Colony Open House this weekend in Williamsburg VA

 
You are cordially Invited to Fords Colony Parade of Homes, Saturday, April 17th and Sunday, April 18th, 2010.

Would you like to see homes in Ford’s Colony without a pesky real estate agent taking you around ?

Well, now’s your chance. This Saturday and Sunday quite a few of the homes in Ford’s Colony that are for sale will be open for viewing.

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Our company ( Liz Moore and Associates) will have twenty one homes open on Saturday from 10-3 and Sunday from 11-3. Ford’s Colony is hosting many of their listings as well as other brokerages in town. Our listings are priced from the $399,900 to $1,000,000 +

To top it off if you visit four of the Liz Moore listings you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card to Opus 9 Restaurant in New Town.

You need to enter Fords Colony through the John Pott gate off of Longhill Rd. You can pick up a map with directions to our listings at the guard house.

You can click this link for a list of homes listed by Liz Moore and Associates that will be on the tour.

If you don’t want to be bothered by any agents in the homes simply tell them you are already working with an agent.

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Map to Fords Colony Entrance  is below.

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Fords Colony Country Club Williamsburg Files For Bankruptcy

Update October 28, 2010

On Thursday, October 28, 2010, the Creditors Committee, Prudential and Ford’s Colony Country Club (FCCC)  participated in judicial mediation. The purpose of the mediation was to resolve the various matters in dispute among the parties. As most of you know, the Creditors Committee’s has focused on the:

1. Possibility of some return to unsecured creditors, most of whom are members or former members.

2. Objective that the Country Club which emerges from this process is well run and financially sound.

After many hours Thursday, it appears than an agreement has been reached capable Ford's colony country clubof achieving both results.

Counsels for each party are scheduled to provide a status report to the court on November 4. The objective is to move as quickly as possible to work out the details of the framework resulting from the mediation. Once the final terms of the agreement have been reached, they will be circulated to you as well. In the interim, we wanted the membership to know that FCCC bankruptcy once again appears to be moving forward.

UPDATE September 2010
Ford’s Colony Country Club is entering into judicial mediation following a bankruptcy court hearing last week. The club, major creditor Prudential, and a committee formed to represent lesser creditors have all filed a number of pleadings about when or if the club can emerge from bankruptcy. At a hearing in Norfolk VA Bankruptcy Court, a judge suggested mediation to reach a compromise, and all sides agreed.

Agreement is expected in early November. The requirement for a reorganization plan has also been been extended. The creditors committee has filed a motion asking permission to retain a golf consultant to review the club’s finances.

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Fords-Colony-Hole-17_editedDevelopers of golf communities that are well established and with all amenities in place have fared pretty well amidst the carnage of the last few years.  Despite a 20-year track record, three golf courses and plenty of built homes, the Ford’s Colony Country Club in Williamsburg, VA, is in enough trouble to seek court protection. 

The announcement that the club had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is seeking to reorganize is a stark reminder to anyone in the market for a golf club membership — ask to see the club’s financial statements, especially the amount held in reserve

Update August 2010

Ford’s Colony Country Club is seeking a two month extension on the reorganization plan, but Prudential , the main creditor is objecting.
The bulk of the debt is owed to the lender Prudential on an $18 million note issued in 2007. Another $8 million is owed to insiders or affiliates, $400,000 in unsecured debt and $335,000 in equipment leases. About $400,000 was obligated immediately to members through refund agreements, with a potential obligation of up to $4 million. The club. The club has to sort creditors into a number of classes and then develop plans for each class, seeking approval from the creditors themselves for the plans. 
Fords-Colony-Hole-17A Bankruptcy Court judge will make the final decision on how to handle the various classes of debts. The club continues to work with Prudential, although the bank did not want to delay the plans further and recently filed a motion to let them collect, according to a blast e-mail to members. “Prudential informed us at the outset… that they would pursue this,” wrote general manager Steve Dreybus. A portion of what is owed Prudential is unsecured debt, putting that last in line to get paid along with the member refunds. Dreybus said that talks are ongoing with both Prudential and a creditor committee that was formed to represent unsecured creditors. The debt classifications are scheduled to be reviewed in court next month and the club has until Sept. 30 to file its final reorganization plan.

April 2010
Ford’s Colony Country Club filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday, with debts of at least $10 million.
A confluence of negative factors drove the club into Chapter 11 (see box).
The filing will restructure the club’s debt by spreading it out and allowing the club to shed much of it. A top executive said the club will continue to operate and the bankruptcy will not affect homeowners in the gated community.
The company lists assets worth somewhere between $10 million and $50 million. It lists its debt within the same range, according to paperwork filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The bulk of the debt is owed to Prudential on a $18 million note issued in 2007 When the club first filed for Chapter 11 protection, Richard Ford explained that new memberships were down, tied to the crash in the real estate market. Discretionary spending among existing members also declined, as had tournaments and special events.

He said memberships will continue to be honored, planned events and tee times will continue, and the 100 or so employees will keep clocking in.
Within 30 days, management will have to submit a long-term financial plan to the court. “We regard this opportunity as a new beginning for the club, its members and employees,” Ford said.
The filing notes that the club’s cash flow or profit has been down in the past year because of the crash in the real estate market and subsequent membership sales.
In late 2008 and early 2009, the club fell behind to Prudential by several payments but negotiated through the end of the year. In December, the company fell behind again. This time Prudential was unwilling to defer payments and moved to have a receiver appointed.
Ultimately the company hopes to “emerge from bankruptcy with a healthier golf club operation,” according to the filing.
Homeowner association president Jim Taverna said Friday that the news wasn’t totally unanticipated. The board knew the club was struggling and had been trying to increase exposure through non-member resident tournaments and the like.
“The HOA is trying to take a pro-active stance in working with the club in helping improve their financial performance, [but] there has been no HOA money put into the club,” he emphasized.
Resident concern isn’t directly centered on financial entanglement, Taverna said. “We’re concerned about the perception in the greater community and the impact on the values of the houses in Ford’s Colony,” he said. “Our concern would be how this would be presented by a real estate agent to a prospective buyer.”

Taverna said that there is little concern that the club will ultimately prove so unsuccessful that the courses will be converted to housing. HOA members have researched the issue and found that zoning and other land use designations are close to airtight.
While more golf courses are closing than opening, Realtec’s Drew Mulhare said that many courses, like Ford’s Colony’s, are integrated into residential communities, reliant on real estate sales and development. In this case, the developer arm, Realtec, subsidizes the country club when business is down in the winter. Real estate sales also fuel the club’s growth.
Asked if golf is losing its primacy long-term or whether the area is overbuilt in courses, Mulhare said, “It’s way too early to answer those questions, because the golf business is not an isolated situation that can be analyzed like that.”

Residents in Ford’s Colony, which was one of the earliest golf communities in the historic Williamsburg area, are not directly affected by the golf club’s problems.  However, if the club does not successfully re-organize or gains a reputation for poor playing conditions, residents are likely to feel the effects in their home values.

Read more about Ford’s Colony Williamsburg here

 

From Letter sent to Ford’s Colony Home Owners:

“The economy, real estate and golf business continue to suffer. The general economy affected our members’ spending priorities, as well as tournament and special event business and the club’s ability to finance monthly cash flows. Our real estate business is a prime driver of economic activity at the club in terms of new membership initiation fees and dues. Considerable revenues are derived from visiting marketing guests enjoying the golf and restaurant to get a sense of the community. [Noting the delay or collapse of the retirement community and Westport developments] Realtec had to withdraw its 23-year financial support of the club in 2008 due to the lack of those land sales. As you know, Realtec also forfeited ownership of certain real estate parcels due to its inability to refinance real estate assets in this economy. The wet and colder weather of 2009 and 2010 severely impacted golf revenues. Golf revenues are mostly straight to the bottom line.” —

Richard Ford

 

5395This 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.

More Woes for Fords Colony Developer Realtec

fords colony williamsburg         Residents of Ford’s Colony in Rocky Mount North Carolina are on edge after the upscale community’s golf course recently shut down and a section of the community was taken over by the lender BB&T bank.

The golf course closed in January and was taken over by C&F Bank, the lender for the golf course. The course likely will reopen soon after the bank hires a golf management company to run the course. Early indications are the course will be handed over to a golf management company (Sources indicate it might be Traditional Golf Properties of Toano, VA). 

Traditional Golf Properties seems to be on a buying spree having recently  purchased The Golf Club at Brickshire in Providence Forge VA as well as three North Carolina golf courses from Bluegreen Golf — The Golf Club of Chapel Ridge in Pittsboro, The Preserve at Jordan Lake in Pittsboro and Carolina National Golf Club in Bolivia. Those purchases boosted the company’s portfolio to 11 mid-Atlantic golf courses.

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Greensprings West now offering new homes from the $330’s

 

Greensprings westBuilding a new home in Greensprings West in Williamsburg/ James City County has just gotten a lot more affordable. While current developer prices on lots in Greensprings West range from $135k to $253k  You can now build a new Ryan Home on one of these lots at prices starting in the low $300,000’s ( complete home and lot ) . The least expensive new home available in Greensprings West prior to this announcement is a 2624 square foot ranch priced at $529,950.

Greensprings West Aerial View Greensprings West is a planned community located on the grounds of the old Green Spring Plantation in historic Williamsburg. Built around the award-winning Jamestown Course at Williamsburg National Golf Club. Located  5 minutes away from shopping, dining, and historic Colonial Williamsburg means that this location can’t be beat!

 

UPDATE  Oct 2011
Special pricing announced in the last five lots available

Springbrook:    $349,990 (crawl)    $399,990 (basement finished)

Belford:              $354,990 (crawl)    $384,990 (basement finished)

Victoria Falls:   $369,990 (crawl)   $399,990 (basement finished)

Sumner:            $389,990 (crawl)   $419,990 (basement finished)

Avalon:               $399,990 (crawl)   $429,990 (basement finished)

Waverly:           $404,990 (crawl)   $434,990 (basement finished)

The final thirty home-sites in Greensprings West  will be offered at these prices. I would assume that at the prices offered sales will be swift. A limited number of golf course frontage lots will also be available.
The option list for any of these homes is vast offering purchasers the opportunity to customize their “dream home” to their hearts content.

 

Greensprings West Neighborhood FAQ at a Glance
Number of homes: 354 ( when complete)
Schools:Williamsburg/ James City County
Elementary:Matoaka
Middle:
High: Jamestown
Sold Home Price range last 12 months: $400k-$626k
Current Sale Prices: $330k-$1,100,000
Homeowner Assoc Fee: $67 Monthly
Amenities: Pool, Clubhouse, Playground, Tennis, Golf, Trails
Tax Rate: .77 per $100
Homes Built from 2000-Present
Lot Sizes: .30-.50 acre approx

Read more about Greensprings West here

Search Greensprings West Homes for Sale These new homes are not in this list yet…

 

Current Ryan Homes model Availability at Greensprings West in Williamsburg/ James City County VA

 Victoria Falls @ Ryan HomesVictoria Falls: Upper $330’s
The Victoria Falls caters to today’s active lifestyles while maintaining a timeless elegance. Enter the Victoria Falls and you’re greeted by an impressive two-story Foyer with cascading waterfall stairs, featuring an unobstructed view of the Family Room and rear yard. The generous Kitchen features an island and large pantry – add the Morning Room and optional Gourmet Island to create a cook’s paradise. The Laundry Room can be expanded to accommodate hobbies, projects and storage. Add the optional Home Office to the main level so you can work at home. Upstairs, the Victoria Falls continues to shine. Through the double-door entry is a large Owner’s Suite with optional tray ceiling, featuring dual closets and a double bowl vanity. Upgrade to the Luxury Owner’s Bath for a 6’ tub and shower with seat. The Victoria Falls comes standard with 4 bedrooms. The Victoria Falls offers Colonial, Georgian, and other traditional and transitional elevations, several with porches. There is an option for a finished basement with optional medial room and bath.

March 2010 Pricing: Crawl Space: $339,990 Unfinished Basement: $369,990
Square footage: 2,472-4,134 sq. Ft

Fairchild Ryan HomesFairchild: $350’s
An outstanding floor plan featuring four bedrooms, two and one-half baths and large formal rooms with columns. The front split staircase is a focal point as you enter the home. The spacious kitchen with large island opens to the sunken family room.The upstairs owner’s suite is an oasis with two walk-in closets, separate tub and shower and an optional sitting area available. Second floor laundry room standard, a finished third floor, basement and morning room available. Two-car garage included, a three-car garage optional.

 
March 2010 Prices: Crawl Space: $354,990 Unfinished Basement: $389,990 Square Footage Ranges from : 2,835-4,876 sq. ft.

avalon Avalon Upper $360’s
The Avalon is one of Ryan Homes most creative 4-bedroom floor-plans. As you enter the soaring, two-story foyer, you can turn into the spacious formal living and dining rooms, each featuring standard 9′ ceilings, or go straight ahead into the dramatic, two-story family room. The kitchen is a cook’s paradise with its spacious walk-in pantry and island. The included first floor study can become an optional fifth bedroom if you wish. Upstairs, the owner’s suite includes a huge walk-in closet, soaking tub, separate shower and dual vanities. You can customize your Avalon by making the family room one story and adding a sitting area with columns to the owner’s suite. With this option, the second bedroom has a private bath and the fourth bedroom is oversized. You can also add a finished third level or basement if you desire additional living space. 

March 2010 Pricing: Crawl Space: $369,990 Unfinished Basement: $399,990 Square Footages Range from : 3,070-6,455 sq. ft

springbrookryanhomes The Springbrook ranch translates the convenience of ranch living into grand style and elegance. As you enter the foyer, you have a dramatic view of the spacious light-filled great room. The formal dining room or optional private study, perfect for a home office or library, is to the right. The gourmet eat-in kitchen features a pantry, abundant cabinet and counter space and a breakfast bar overlooking the great room. Add additional light and space with an optional morning room. The luxurious owner’s suite is privately tucked away and features two walk-in closets, dual vanities and a shower. Further enhance your haven with an optional tray ceiling, oversized walk-in closet, soaking tub and separate shower. For added convenience, the laundry room is located just across from the owner’s suite. The second bedroom, featuring a cathedral ceiling, shares a full bath with the third bedroom. The Springbrook also features a two-car garage and an optional basement. Side loading garage is an option

March 2010 Pricing :Crawl Space: $329,990 Unfinished Basement: $364,990 Square Footages Range from : 2,020-4,636 sq. ft.

Feb 2010: Current builder incentives: $8,000 towards closing costs

Site plan showing available lots in Greensprings West    

site plan Greensprings West

Map Location of Greensprings West New Homes in Williamsburg/ James City County VA

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Ryan Homes is currently the largest home builder in our region. Homes are available in the following new home communities: Stonehouse Glen,Burlington Woods, White Hall, Fenwick Hills, Liberty Crossing, Oakmont Villas at Kentland ( Brickshire) Arbors at New Kent Vineyards, Patriots Landing, ( New Kent) , Riverwalk Townes ( Yorktown) + many more in the Richmond VA area and a new community opening soon in Newport News VA.. Within these communities they offer single-family homes and  townhomes.

Ryan homes started in in 1948 as a small, family-run business in Pittsburgh and  has evolved into one of the top 10 builders in the U.S. Over the years they have built over 300,000 homes in the past 60 years  They are currently building homes  homes in 18 metropolitan areas in 11 eastern states including:New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

 

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.

Are you considering a move to the Williamsburg, New Kent, Yorktown or Hampton Roads VA. area ?

If  you would take a minute to tell me a little more about your home search, I would be happy to  assist you.

· Do you have particular areas that interest you most?

· Where do you live now?

· Do you have a home to sell? Is it currently on the market?

· What specifically are you looking for in terms of a home & community?

  Do you want a new home or a resale home ?

· What timeframe suits you best?

· What is your target price?  What is your target monthly payment?

Send an email to John@MrWilliamsburg.com and I will respond as soon as I can.

Another Realtec / Fords Colony Foreclosure

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         After foreclosing on number of developer Realtec owned lots in Fords Colony Williamsburg  C&F Bank has now taken over the Golf Course at Ford’s Colony Rocky Mount, NC.

The clubhouse is closed with a sign in the window announcing  “Closed Until Further Notice.”

The community’s sales office is closed and its phone number has been disconnected.

C&F Bank was the lender for the course, which likely will reopen in the near future after the bank hires a golf management company to run the course.

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Richmond Hill Williamsburg VA Neighborhood Spotlight

Richmond Hill Williamsburg Richmond Hill was envisioned as a pocket community of urban homes that maintained in-town convenience while providing the grace and elegance of manor living.  The design premise was drawn along the classic Federal style found in the cities of Richmond, ( Monument Ave. )  Alexandria and Georgetown.  The intent was to reproduce the richness of detail and pleasing scale of this style of architecture while keeping the building facades, landscaping, sidewalks, fences and exterior lighting both appropriate and compatible. Only 12 homes make up this small community in the City of Williamsburg.

richmond hill williamsburg va  The location off of South Henry Street just past the W&M Law School gives residents proximity to the College of William and Mary, Colonial Williamsburg , Three Golf Courses, indoor tennis plus the shopping and dining of nearby Merchants Square in Colonial Williamsburg.  Sales are rare in this coveted neighborhood.

As of Jan 2011 there were one home for sale in Richmond Hill. Only one home sold last year in Richmond Hill for $750k.

Home owners in Richmond Hill can throw away their lawn mowers and other lawn equipment since the home owner association take care of the lawns..

(2011) Current HOA fees are $2100 annually 

 Search Homes for Sale in Richmond Hill-Williamsburg VA

Williamsburg/ James City County Schools for Richmond Hill:
Elementary:Mathew Whaley
Middle: Berkeley
High: Jamestown

You can search all currently available homes in  Williamsburg VA here

williamsburg richmond hill Do you live or did you live in Richmond Hill ? Please post your thoughts on the neighborhood below in comments.

Are you searching for a home in the City of Williamsburg ? You might want to explore Holly Hills or Port Anne two other nearby neighborhoods.

Be sure to read my other Williamsburg VA neighborhood spotlights here

Have a question about a Williamsburg Home or Neighborhood ? Send me an email John@MrWilliamsburg.com

 

Map Location of Richmond Hill in Williamsburg VA

Aerial View of Richmond Hill

The Coves Williamsburg VA Neighborhood Spotlight

the coves williamsburgDeveloped in the mid-1960s as a residential community by the Savage and Cocke families, the original neighborhood consisted of 24 lots ranging in size from three-quarter to one-and-three- quarter acres.  The location off of South Henry Street just past the W&M Law School gives residents proximity to the College of William and Mary, Colonial Williamsburg , Three Golf Courses, indoor tennis plus the shopping and dining of nearby Merchants Square in Colonial Williamsburg. Most of the homes are sited in a wooded landscape.  Many The Coves Williamsburg VAoriginal homeowners still reside in the houses they built nearly 40 years ago. A testament to the communities desirability. 
Most of the homes in The Coves are masterpieces, custom designed and meticulously maintained by the owners.  Sales are rare in this coveted neighborhood.

As of Feb 2010 there were two homes for sale in The Coves ranging from the mid $400’s to almost a million. Only one home sold last year in The Coves for the low $400’s.

James City County Schools for The Coves:
Elementary:Mathew Whaley
Middle: Berkeley
High: Jamestown

You can search all currently available homes in The Coves, Williamsburg VA here

Do you live or did you live in The Coves ? Please post your thoughts on the neighborhood below in comments.

Be sure to read my other Williamsburg VA neighborhood spotlights here

Have a question about a Williamsburg Home or Neighborhood ? Send me an email John@MrWilliamsburg.com

Click the link to view a location map of The Coves Williamsburg VA Neighborhood

The Ice Cream, Mexican Restaurant and Sub Wars are on.

KilwinsUPDATE KILWINS IS NOW CLOSED
Soon, you’ll have another ice cream store to choose from in Williamsburg, VA This one specializes in chocolate. Kilwins  is scheduled to open in High Street next weekend. If you have a sweet tooth, you probably already know about Kilwin’s. The family-owned shop features homemade ice cream, candy and confections. If you’re looking for a quick indulgence  stop in for an ice cream cone, homemade fudge and a full line of handmade chocolates all made fresh in the store.

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