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Ukrops, Farm Fresh, Bloom Look Out

Dropped by the New Harris Teeter at Quarterpath Shopping center on Wed. ( Along with half of Williamsburg it seemed ! ) The parking lots was filled to capacity.

It reminds me of an enlarged Ukrops.  The sale prices seemed on par with other sale prices. Salad Bar was $5.99 ( Ouch) Everything looked great and vast assortments of everything. Sorry for the poor picture quality but I only had my phone with me.

Time will tell if it stays popular. I would say that the Farm Fresh , Bloom , and Ukrops will definitely see a migration of customers. Especially from the folks on the east side of town ! Other stores at Quarterpath will open soon. Subway, Chinese Restaurant,etc. Wachovia and Towne Bank are already open.

Click here to see a current sales flier for you to compare prices.

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Charlotte Park in New Town in Williamsburg, VA now offers detached homes..

Charlotte Park is the newest neighborhood to be announced in New Town  in Williamsburg VA.
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01grayfeaturedThis is a first-of-its-kind neighborhood for New Town. All previous neighborhoods in New Town ( Abbey Commons, Savannah Square, Chelsea Green have been attached/ town home neighborhoods. Home designs offered for the  detached single-family homes  will evoke the charm and allure of South Carolina’s coastal Low-country. The designs feature deep porches, steep pitched roofs, wide overhangs and dormers  in the true Southern tradition. Interiors are spacious, well lighted with plenty of windows, and just perfect for living family-style with hardwood floors and high ceilings.

UPDATE December 2011 

Nine detached homes are completed with four currently under contract and being built in Charlotte Park. . In the last 12 months, ( WMLS)  34 homes have sold in New Town .  This includes sales in Abbey Commons, Savannah Green, Foundation Square Condos and Bennington on the Green Condos. Nine. homes, town homes and condos are currently under contract making New Town neighborhood one of the most active in the Williamsburg VA/ James City County real estate market. As of today there are 33 active listings in New Town.

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Charlotte Park, New Town’s one and only neighborhood of detached, single-family homes is a certified success  Before the model home has even opened, four homes are already under contract. What’s the secret to this success? It’s a concept of going back home, back to the neighborhood, back to the rocker on the front porch, back to good old low country living where lemonade is a beverage of choice, neighbors have names, and kids have a yard to play in. Goodbye, MacMansion. Hello, Home Sweet Home.

Charlotte Park is a neighborhood of single family homes on tree-lined streets, all with front porches, and many options and floor plans to select from. Each home will overlook a green space or park, while alleys allow access to the rear of the homes and to the two-car garages. The neighborhood swimming pool, a walking path away, should be completed soon. Interiors offer such upscale amenities such as hardwood floors, granite countertops, cascades of natural light from many windows, and high ceilings are a few of the many architect-inspired innovations to contribute to the ambiance.

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When completed, Charlotte Park will be a neighborhood of approximately 150 homes on tree-lined streets, all with front porches, and many options and floor plans to select from. Each home will overlook a green space or park, while alleys allow access to the rear of the homes their two-car garages. The neighborhood swimming pool, a walking path away, should be completed by summer 2012.

Interiors of the Charlotte Park homes offer such upscale amenities as hardwood floors, granite countertops, cascades of natural light from many windows, and high ceilings.

And the best amenity is that there’s absolutely no yard maintenance! Sell your lawn mower! What makes Charlotte Park so special and so in demand? The current homes under construction are designed by local architect Bob Magoon and the esteemed firm Allison Ramsey Architects, whose portfolio is an obvious call to action for more down home comfort and low maintenance. In the words of the architect, “We believe in making the spaces fit the family, rather than making the family fit into the spaces… in connecting indoors to the outdoors.”

Let’s take a tour. The Coosaw River Cottage offers  three or four bedrooms with a Master Suite on the first floor, an open and casual floor plan, an inviting front porch that longs for rocking chairs and swings, and an optional private screened rear porch are just a few of the many amenities that make The Coosaw a popular choice for young families as well as down-sizers.

Another home design is The Broad River Cottage. It has livability appeal galore with nine- or ten-foot ceilings, eight-foot deep porches, an open and very user-friendly floor plan, and a large rear deck perfect for entertaining.

This is a completely new style of home design for the Williamsburg area. It evokes a truly Southern essence, borrowed from the low country living of Virginia and North Carolina.

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Each of the  homes will overlook  green spaces or park with large shade trees. The garages will be accessed by back alleys so no ugly garage doors will have to be seen from the front.

Phase 1 of Charlotte Park will feature 22 home sites. The homes will range in size from 1,500 sq. ft. to 3,500 sq. ft., and will have walking trails connecting the neighborhood to everything New Town has to offer. As with all of the other homes in New Town all yards and green spaces are maintenance free. Feeing you from the drudgery of yard-work. As of November 2011 prices  are starting in the $330,000’s .

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New Town includes mixed-use development, traditional neighborhood design, and pedestrian friendly attributes, as it seeks to recreate the sociable traits of places built 70 to 100 years ago. With these traits in mind, New Town homes sit close to the street and incorporate front porches and balconies to encourage interaction among residents. The community includes homes, apartments, commercial and retail space, along with a small private school and several town green spaces.

New Town has fully embraced the idea of “new urbanism”, where neighborhoods are designed to be diverse, accessible, safe, and self-sustaining. Careful planning and development integrates residential, commercial and green space, enabling residents to live in a pedestrian setting, and live, work and play right within their own community.

Green parks, trails and open spaces surround the condos, apartments, and townhomes and soon to be built detached homes in New Town. Walking trails will allow residents plenty of places to jog, walk and bike.

Click here to search DETACHED HOMES FOR SALE IN NEW TOWN

Click here to Search all Town Homes, Condos, and detached homes for sale in New Town

read more about real estate in New Town here 

Aerial View of New Town

Aerial Photo of New Town , Williamsburg VA

Location map of New Town:

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john_circle-449-2 This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf.  John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of 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  comprehensive resources about living in Williamsburg and Hampton Roads, with the hopes of selling a house now and again.  You can reach him at 757.254.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com.

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Businesses are opening at Quarterpath Crossing Shopping Center

townebank williamsburg vaWachovia bank was first , now its Towne Banks turn.

TowneBank  has opened its third Williamsburg banking center at the new Quarterpath Crossing Shopping Center at the intersection of Route 199 and Quarterpath Road. 
The Kingsmill branch is the company’s 17th banking office.

H.E.A. Living   No. 1 Chinese , Lee Spa Nails  Swan Cleaners  and Kyrie Designs Apparel have all signed leases and should be opening soon,

The Sub sandwich market is expanding in Williamsburg . Subway is opening two stores in the near future. This one at Quarterpath Crossing as well as the recently announced one at High Street . Next to open will be the area’s first Harris Teeter grocery ( now open)  which is slated to open at the beginning of November.

Road development has begun for the adjacent  Quarterpath at Williamsburg mixed use project owned by Riverside Health System. Riverside’ s plans include Williamsburg Doctor’ s Hospital, an age restricted residential community with 300 homes, a 120 bed nursing home with a related 60 units of assisted living, and 97 acres to be developed into residential communities with 95 single family homes, 95 townhouses, and 465 condominium units.

Read more about Quarterpath in Williamsburg here

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twitter-follow-me- 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.

Wexford Hills-Neighborhood Spotlight

20080428131840314391000000-o_thumb[2][16][2] If you are looking for a lot with privacy and acreage in the Williamsburg, James City or York County Virginia area there are numerous subdivisions to choose from depending on your price range, amenities desired and the general location.

Wexford Hills, Skimino Landing, Liberty Ridge, Westport and The Retreat all offer 2+ acre lots on which to build.
Wexford Hills is conveniently located off exit 234/ Interstate 64 only minutes from Wal Mart, Home Depot, Lowes, Sentara Hospital, The YMCA, Restaurants and Colonial Williamsburg.

Search homes and lots for sale with acreage in the Williamsburg VA area

View a photo tour of Wexford Hills

 

20090403150427878670000000-o_thumb[16][2] Set on approximately 340 mostly wooded, scenic rolling acres it will contain 87 homes once complete. Although the original developer has sold all the original lots there are a few left for resale purchase. All lots are 3 acres plus with A1 agricultural zoning which would allow you to keep horses there. The majority of the lots are wooded. Public water is available at all lots and sewer is taken care of with septic systems. Lot sales in Wexford Hill commenced in the mid 1990’s and lot re-sales continue through today.

Neighbor to the right_thumb[5][2] All of the homes within the neighborhood were custom built. Styles consist of colonials, transitional and other styles. Home sizes range from 2600 square feet to 6200 square feet. You will find some homes that have been built with walk out basements and others with conventional crawl spaces.

Wexford Hills was developed for home owners who don’t want a high monthly cost home owner association The fees are currently $17 monthly. This covers the cost of maintaining the entrances to the neighborhood and as well as taking care of the association property within the development.

20090806190554908301000000-o_thumb[11][2] As of Oct 2009, homes prices range from the $400’s to $1,250,00. Lot prices start in the high $100’s. Email me for a current up to date sales report for Wexford Hills or any other community in Williamsburg or Hampton Roads, VA. Apparently home owners don’t want to leave Wexford Hills as there have only been 5 home sales in the last five years.

The assigned Williamsburg/ James City County schools for the 2010 school year are Stonehouse Elementary, Toano Middle and Warhill High School.

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york river state park_thumb[7][2] Just around the corner from Wexford Hills is York River State Park which offers a ramp to launch boats into the York River. Additionally the park offers more than 25 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback/ equestrian riding. The park has fishing spots for  fresh and saltwater fisherman,a playground , picnic shelters, and seasonal bike, boat, kayak and recreational equipment rentals.

Learn more about York River State Park here

 

Are you a Wexford Hills homeowner ? We welcome your comments about living in the neighborhood and what a great place it is too live. Please comment here.

If you are looking for acreage in Williamsburg or a build I would be happy to assist in your search. We have many preferred builders who I can match you up with if you give me an idea of the type of ‘Dream Home” you are looking to construct in Williamsburg. John@MrWilliamsburg.com

click here to Search homes and building lots for sale in Wexford Hills

Directions: To get to Wexford Hills take exit 234 from I 64 or  Rt 199 past Wal Mart to the end it turns into Newman Rd. go about 2.9 miles and turn left onto Beech Tree Ln and into Wexford Hills

James City County Demographics

Population – 63,135 (as of 2nd qtr 2009)
Median Income – $55,594 (2000)
Land Area – 141 square miles
Border Water -39 square miles
Total Area – 180 square miles
More demographics here

Streets located within Wexford Hills include Beech Tree Ln, Wrenfield Dr., New Wilkinson Way, Natures Way and Richpress Dr.

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5395[4][2] This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf.  John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of 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 is officially up for sale

027289A On Monday the residents of  Kingsmill in Williamsburg, VA  learned that Busch Properties, Inc. has hired  commercial real estate broker  (CB Richard Ellis ,CBRE),  to explore options to sell the resort and spa.

Kingsmill Resort and Spa Executive Vice President Robin Carson wrote in an e-mail to Kingsmill Club members that Busch has hired CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), the largest commercial real estate broker in the U.S. The e-mail states CBRE is “a widely recognized leader in global real estate consulting.” CBRE’s Golf & Resort and Hospitality teams have been retained by Busch to provide sales transaction and assessment services, market the property and represent Kingsmill in negotiations, Carson wrote.

The sale includes almost all the resort’s operational assets. The conference center, three championship golf courses and the Bray Links, six restaurants, the spa and fitness center, the marina, 15 owned condominiums and management facilities of the resort property.What it excludes are the two dozen residential neighborhoods that formed the nucleus of greater Williamsburg’s first planned community.

Busch hopes to find a buyer who will enhance the resort’s long-term value and maintain Kingsmill’s assets. A timeline for the sale does not exist, and there is no guarantee a transaction will happen.

The broker CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) already handles dozens of properties in Hampton Roads.  

"We’re completing our underwriting now and should be out in the market within 45 days," said Doug Henkel with CBRE-Norfolk.    

"We’re very excited about this unique opportunity and think that Kingsmill will attract a lot of interest from the investment community," added Jeff Woolson with CBRE-San Diego.   

CBRE is currently marketing the following Golf properties:

The Bay Course at Kapalua Resort
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii ,Resort Golf Course, Resort Tennis Facility

Big Island Country Club
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Semi-Private Golf Club, Developable Land

Blackhawk Golf Club
Austin, Texas, Daily Fee Golf Course

The Golf Club at Castle Hills
Lewisville, Texas, Daily Fee Golf Course

Cathedral Canyon Golf & Tennis Club
Cathedral City, California, Daily Fee Golf Course, (27 Holes)

The Crosby
Rancho Santa Fe, California, Private Country Club, Developable Land

The Golden Bear Club at Keene’s Pointe
Windermere, Florida, Private Country Club

Grizzly Ranch
Portola, California, Semi-Private Golf Club, Developable Land

Hammock Creek Golf Club
Palm City, Florida, Semi-Private Golf Club

Mt. Woodson Golf Club
Ramona, California, Daily Fee Golf Course

Packsaddle Country Club
Kingsland, Texas, Daily Fee Golf Course, Developable Land

A copy of the letter sent to Kingmill Home Owners

September 28, 2009  

Dear Kingsmill Condominium Owner:

I am writing to share information about our long-term plan regarding the Kingsmill Resort & Spa.  Busch Properties, Inc., has hired commercial real estate broker CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) to explore options for a potential sale of the resort.

CBRE is the largest commercial real estate broker in the United States and a widely recognized leader in global real estate consulting.  The combination of their Golf & Resort and Hospitality teams have been retained to provide sales transaction and assessment services, market the property and represent Kingsmill in negotiations with potential buyers. 

As you know, Kingsmill is a world-class resort property renowned for its natural beauty, first-class facilities and unparalleled service.  We know each of you is interested in any transactions involving the property, and Kingsmill is confident CBRE’s expertise is unmatched in the industry in handling properties of this caliber.

We have just begun this process, but our intention is to sell the property if appropriate terms can be met. Our goal in this process is to find a buyer who will enhance long-term value and maintain the Kingsmill assets in accordance with a premier resort property while also recognizing the crucial role our employees play in making this resort so exceptional. 

The decision comes shortly after Michelob ULTRA announced it would not renew the Michelob ULTRA Open in 2010 to bring its LPGA strategy in line with its overall golf strategy.  Each of these decisions was made independently and both were difficult.

There is no set timeline by which a transaction must occur, or if one will be completed at all.  Any transaction will be highly dependent on the specific details about the long-term operation of the property.  We will communicate with you further when we have more definitive information to share.

Sincerely,

Robin Carson

Executive Vice President

Kingsmill’s LPGA tournament will not return

Associated Press 09/21/09 2:15 PM

kingsmill entrance_edited The LPGA Tour has lost one of its marquee events.

Anheuser-Busch announced Monday that it is not renewing its sponsorship of the popular Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsmill after seven years.

Anheuser-Busch vice president Dan McHugh said that the company has decided to spread its sponsorships over a wider range of professional golf events. He says it will continue working with the LPGA.

"We’re looking to give sort of a little bit more national scope," McHugh said. He said after a lengthy analysis after the May event here, the company wants to "create a footprint in more tournaments."

The LPGA has lost at least seven tournaments since 2007.

McHugh said Monday’s announcement will mean a Michelob presence at more events, and a continuing support of the LPGA Tour. McHugh added that the support would be with hospitality opportunities rather than a major sponsorship.

Anheuser-Busch owns the Kingsmill Resort and Spa, where the PGA Tour made a stop for 22 years before the LPGA took over seven years ago. McHugh said the decision-making process included considering the higher costs of being the owner and operator of a tournament.

Michelob Ultra also hopes to continue as the official beer of the tour, he said.

The news is expected to be taken especially hard by the players on the tour, who voted the event their favorite in 2007. Fans voted it their favorite event in 2008, said Eric Albrecht, vice president of marketing for the tour. He attended the press conference.

The players were notified of the news early Monday, Albrecht said.

"I think it’s a little bit the realities of the sports sponsorship landscape," he said, adding that the tour has "close to" 20 events confirmed for 2010. He said the tour is in discussions with nine other events and working with several potentially new event partners.

"As we move closer and closer to the 2010 schedule, we’re feeling better and better about that schedule," Albrecht said. "We feel good where was are in September. We’re optimistic but we’re also realistic knowing that our 2010 schedule may not be what it was a couple of years ago."

In 2007, the LPGA had 34 events on its schedule. It had just 27 this year, lost all three of its events in Hawaii, longtime sponsor Corning after 31 years and several others.

It has been a particularly difficult year for the women’s tour. A group of prominent players wrote a letter in July asking for the resignation of tour commissioner Carolyn Bivens after four years, saying the tour’s woes could not all be blamed on a weakened economy.

Bivens resigned the following week, and was replaced on an interim basis by Marsha Evans, a retired rear admiral in the Navy who also has led the American Red Cross and Girl Scouts of the USA. The tour has said it hopes to find a permanent replacement for Bivens by year’s end.

Albrecht said since the change the news has been encouraging, including the announcement last week that Rolex will sponsor this year’s final event, the LPGA Tour Championship.

The U.S. victory in the Solheim Cup against a team of European players drew positive attention to the tour, he said, and may help the tour land new sponsors.

"We’ve had a lot of companies begin to talk to us just since the Solheim Cup," he said.

For Kingsmill, which drew raves from players for the corps of 1,500 volunteers that made the week of tournament activities run so smoothly, it might not be the end of professional golf in Virginia, said Wayne Noe, the tournament director of the Michelob Ultra Open.

"Kingsmill will and has had some dialogue with the LPGA and would like to have further discussion about any opportunities for us moving forward," Noe said. "If there are opportunities that arise in the future, we’d like to be part of those discussions."

McHugh said the decision not to go forward was not finalized until last week, but if a sponsor arose willing to bring the LPGA back, the company would be "very receptive" to it.

High Street, Williamsburg VA Community Spotlight by Mr Williamsburg

Update 2011 
As of March 2011 they developer of High Street has rented all of the town homes that had been for sale. I would assume that when the market recovers they will be listed for sale again. Stay tuned for further updates or email John@MrWilliamsburg.com  for more info. Or click here to see if any town homes are for sale at High Street
The lowest priced units had been listed at $394k and were also available for a lease purchase at $1950 monthly.

The Shops at High Street in Williamsburg has announced another new  tenant, Quirks of Art.  Quirks of Artis a locally-owned craft and gift gallery featuring handcrafted works by contemporary American artisans.

Quirks of Art…where almost everything we sell is “passionately handmade” in America. We are so proud to represent such amazing and talented artists…there have probably been a thousand through the years! Unique handcrafted works from over 400 artisans from throughout the United States and Canada are on display.

Owner Jennifer Raines scours the country in search of new artists and thoughtfully handpicks each item. She notes that most pieces are handmade and many are one-of-a-kind. The store offers a wide selection of handmade jewelry, pottery, hand painted glass, Sticks furniture, local art, clothing, and features a Life is Good “Good Karma” store.

Virginia Company Bank  has broken ground on a new banking office in Williamsburg’s High Street development. The five year old bank currently has branches at Oyster Point in Newport News, Coliseum Central in Hampton, and New Town in Williamsburg. The Williamsburg office at New Town,  High Street this coming winter. (2011}

“We are looking forward to moving to our first free-standing location in Williamsburg,” said Bank President and CEO Mark Hanna. “High Street is a great development and a location we feel will allow us to better serve our existing clients, as well as attract new ones.”

Located on Richmond Road, the new banking office will be approximately 10,000 square feet in size and feature a traditional design. The second floor will include office space as well as meeting space that will be available to local civic organizations. A three-lane drive-thru will make on-the-go banking easy and convenient.

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Williamsburg City Planners approved a site plan for the new Kings Manor Apartments at High Street, which replaces the originally proposed condo complex. Planners okayed 230 apartments in two 60- foot-high buildings, replacing 330 condos originally proposed. The complex will also include a clubhouse, pool and 10 garage buildings.

Kings Manor will have use of 51 parking spaces in the commercial parking garage for High Street.

The residential section of High Street, approved in 2005, allows for 574 dwelling units. Of those, 191 rental apartments and 16 of 53 approved townhomes have been built. Only one of the town homes sold and the developer has rented the remaining ones until the real estate  market stabilizes.

Below is an older aerial view showing the area where the Kings Manor Condos were to be built.

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Update August 2009

While moving vans are a common sight throughout Williamsburg VA, they have been a very rare sight at High Street. The town homes at High Street have finally sold their first unit there. This moving van was spotted in early August of 2009.

The developer has reduced  list prices almost $136,000  on some units . The new pricing starts at $394,500 and ranges to $569,500 for the Warwick, Westover and Wilton model town homes. Standard features include granite countertops, custom molding, marble floors and counters in the master bath and private enclosed courtyards with a detached two card garage behind it. Home owners in High Street will have access to a private clubhouse with fitness facility and a billiard room.

high street williamsburg One of the other residential components in High Street has flourished. Sterling Manor , the  apartments has reached full occupancy nearly three months ago.
Plans are still in the works for the Treyburn Manor and Kings Manor condos at High Street which should start construction in the near future

Commercial Update at High Street Williamsburg : Sept 2009

For months, the Virginia Beach-based Katsias Co. has been working hard to court prospective retail tenants to set up shop in High Street, the Williamsburg, VA shopping and residential complex.

movietavernhighstreet Construction is under way in High Street on the buildings and stores that will house Terra ,  a coffee shop, Kilwin’s Chocolate and Ice Cream store, in addition to Plaza Azteca, a Virginia based Mexican restaurant chain.
It is hoped that the stores will be open by the end of 2009.

This will be a welcomed relief for residents who have wondered for months if High Street would ever have more than a movie theater and a single fast-food restaurant.
highstreetfiveguys In March, Movie Tavern, a restaurant and first-run movie theater, and Five Guys Burger and Fries, a hamburger and hot dog fast-food restaurant, became High Street’s first tenants.
The leasing agent for High Street has indicated that three additional restaurants are close to signing leases to move onto High Street. There are also three retailers and a grocery store currently looking into moving locations into the development.

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highstreethomesforsaleThis 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.

Ford’s Colony HOA considering purchase of Realtec facilities

Ford’s Colony homeowners are hoping to save  $44,150 Per Year!

Two years ago the Ford’s Colony homeowners association began to consider other management companies for it’s $4.5 million management contract. In the fordscolonyaerialpast year it solicited proposals and narrowed the choice down to three companies: two from northern Virginia and Realtec. It was the first time in the 24-year history of Ford’s Colony that the association had considered an outside firm.  The Ford’s Colony’s board of directors voted to continue its relationship with Realtec and contract with the management arm to manage the Fords Colony Homeowner Association for five more years.

One by-product of the negotiations was the realization that Realtec owned the maintenance yard, maintenance  offices and the RV/ Boat Storage facility.

Over the past two months, The Ford’s Colony Homeowners Association finance committee has been making formal inquiries with numerous banks to explore financing the purchase of the Community Services Building and acreage.

After evaluating the offers a recommendation will be made to the Board of Directors to move forward with a purchase of facilities from Realtec.

The FCHOA is hoping to realize  a savings of $44,000 annually from the purchase.

The savings will come from a variety of avenues. The first savings will come from the land/ property being designated “common use” by James City County, and as such, no real estate taxes are assessed. Over the 25-year period, this savings is estimated at $136,100 or $5,444 annually. Next comes the fact that Fords Colony Homeowners are currently paying approximately $10,000 annually to Realtec for boat and RV storage. These fees would then be paid to the FCHOA if the sale is consummated.  Over a 25 year period, this income is expected to be about $262,815.  Then there is the issue of the interest on a purchase loan.  Over the course of the 25 years, the FCHOA would have federal and state tax savings of about $224,285 and $47,391 respectively.

The dollar savings is estimated at $275 per land owner over 25 years . The more impactful aspect of the purchase is the ability for the FCHOA to fix the costs of the facility into the future coupled with the ability for the FCHOA to be in control of its future.

The FCHOA will hold a special meeting for members on Sept 17th to discuss the proposal and options. Home and land owners can cast their votes online or on paper prior to or at the meeting.

Aerial View of Facilities in Fords Colony

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Read more about Ford’s Colony Williamsburg here

  john_circle-449-2This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf.  John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market.  His websites, www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  and   www.MrWilliamsburg.com, were created as a comprehensive resource about living in Williamsburg, with the hopes of selling a house now and again.  You can reach him at 757.254.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com.

Brickshire Golf Course in New Kent to be sold ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current special rates are below:

 

Initiation Fees

Monthly Fees

Single

$ 0

$156

Family

$ 0

$234

Corporate Membership for 6  Designees

$ 0

$624

     

 

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

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

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john_circle-merlot-2 This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf.  John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market.  His websites, www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  and   www.MrWilliamsburg.com, were created as a comprehensive resource about living in Williamsburg, with the hopes of selling a house now and again.  You can reach him at 757.254.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com.

Stonehouse Updates Williamsburg VA

GS Virginia, the new developer of Stonehouse has broken ground on the first community amenity, Laurel Grove Park. It has also given it a new name, “ Preservation at Stonehouse “
ClubHouseFront Scheduled to open in May of 2010, The park will include a courtyard garden, 4600 square foot pool, kiddie pool and  a playground and a multi-use field. The two-story, 4,700-square-foot clubhouse will feature meeting rooms and offices, a kitchen and fitness center.

stonehouseglen These amenities are the first improvements within the renewed Stonehouse plan.

Preservation at Stonehouse will contain 3600 homes of which up to 1200 will be attached townhomes & condos when completes. It will also include almost 3 million square feet of commercial space . ( wow) Build out is scheduled to take 20 years.

Plans for Preservation at Stonehouse include  a low-impact development learning center within the main recreational facility to teach residents how to keep their properties eco-friendly . Boat and RV storage facilities, numerous parks throughout the development some with canoe launches and playgrounds. a total of eleven playgrounds are proffered in the community. Many miles of multi use trails will traverse the entire community and eventually connect to bike trails outside of Preservation of Stonehouse.

Land was proffered by the developer for future elementary and middle schools as well as 4 softball fields and an 8 court tennis complex.

A marina is planned on the York River with a possible waterfront restaurant

Plans remain for the preservation of the Stone House historical site.

Stonehouse site plan

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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 historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market.  His websites, www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  and   www.MrWilliamsburg.com, were created as a comprehensive resource about living in Williamsburg, with the hopes of selling a house now and again.  You can reach him at 757.254.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com.

Another Ford’s Colony/ Realtec Foreclosure

Another property owned by Realtec/ Ford’s Colony has been advertised as a foreclosure sale. This property fronts on Centerville Rd and is adjacent to the Westport Community that is under development by Realtec.

The property is approximately 22 acres and is currently zoned A1. It lies outside of the PSA district so rezoning would be difficult although it could possibly be subdivided into 3 acre lots.

The sale is scheduled for August 27, 2009 at the James City County Courthouse.

Realtec paid $895,000 for the land in November of 2005.

A recent search of properties owned by Realtec/ Ford’s Colony revealed they own at least 92 different parcels. Their most recent purchase of land was the  parcel on News Rd which they paid $6,000,000 for in August 2007. This is where the controversial  Retirement Community “ Village at Ford’s Colony “ is to be built.

Aerial Map of Auctioned land

Email John@MrWilliamsburg.com for a current list of foreclosed and or short sale homes for sale in Williamsburg or Hampton Roads VA

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

Foreclosure looms for Realtec/ Fords Colony Developer has defaulted on loans in Williamsburg, VA

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Have you been on the fence about buying a lot in Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg, VA ? Well now may be the time to get off the fence. Citizens & Farmers Bank, one of the lenders to Realtec/ The developer of Ford’s Colony will be selling 36 lots at a foreclosure sale next week. The combined assessed value of these lots is over $6 million.

Realtec has defaulted on a loan which has triggered a Trustee’s sale of quite a few properties it owns within Ford’s Colony. The sale is scheduled to occur on August 20th, 2009 at the James City County Courthouse.

This follows another legal proceeding against Realtec and Rocky Mount, NC Ford’s Colony development which I wrote about here back in May of 2009.

The list if properties, thirty six in total includes the following properties:

116 Knob Hill, 104 Knob Hill and 100 Knob Hill 224 Ashford Manor, 220 Ashford Manor and 204 Ashford Manor 201, 220, 216 and 204 Brick Hampton 140, 136, 128, 124, 120, 112, 108 and 104 Freshwater Bay 116, 108, 115 and 104 Entry Hill 100 and 116 Eagles Cliffe 104 and 100 Edenbridge 124 James Bray Drive 204 Coxmoor 124 and 168 Nottinghamshire 219 Oakmere Park 209 Kilton Forest 205 Royal County Down 205 and 208 Tralee and 101 John Pott Drive.

Most likely if no reasonable individual bids are received the lender will foreclose on the entire lot portfolio. The lots would then be marketed individually after the sale to net the highest return for the lender.

The Terms of Sale are: Cash and settlement must occur within 30 days of sale. A bidders deposit of ten (10%) percent of the successful bid may be required.

This information was from a public sale notice posted in a local Williamsburg VA newspaper on August 7, 2009

Update August 20th, 2009
Although the sale brought many interested parties no lots were sold at the foreclosure auction on Thursday. Five people bid on properties but all were outbid by the lender.

The lender ( Citizens and Farmers bank)  offered a special on financing of 3.99 percent interest,with interest-only payments for the first 36 months.

Stay tuned for further details. You can sign up for email updates here to insure you have the latest news.

 

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

High Street to build more condos in Williamsburg

July 2009 -Roseland Property , the developer of High Street in Williamsburg is reinventing High Street.  So far 16 town homes have been built at High Street .  Of the initial 16 there is one town home under contract. Prices now start at $394k down from the initial price of $448k and range to  $594,500

 

Treyburn Manor Condos @ High Street ( Elevation)

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Roseland has submitted a proposal  to the City of Williamsburg Planning commission to rearrange the residential portion of High Street. Roseland announced some time ago that the number of townhouses at High Street would be reduced from 53 to 33. Replacing those townhouses will be an additional 108 condominium units on the south side of Treyburn Drive. That will also reduce the number of condo units in the proposed third phase of High Street along the north side of Treyburn by 88, so the total number of dwellings proposed for High Street remains constant at 574. Prices for the condos should run in the $200,000-$300,000’s.
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The residential section of High Street includes 574 dwelling units: 191 rental apartments ( Sterling Manor -construction completed); 53 townhouses (preliminary plat approved in August 2005 – 16 have been completed); and 330 condominiums (not yet under construction).

This proposal is for  approval for the Treyburn Manor Condominiums, which will replace 20 of the 53 existing townhouse lots.

The Treyburn Manor Condominiums will be a four story condominium building  There will be three floors of condominiums above the parking level, with 36 units per floor, for a total of 108 units. The anticipated dwelling unit breakdown is 49 one bedroom units, eight one-bedroom + den units, 42 two-bedroom units, and nine two bedroom + den units.

The construction of the Treyburn Manor Condominiums will reduce the number of condominiums that can be built on the south side of Kings Manor Drive from the originally proposed 330 units to no more than 242 units based on the 574 dwelling unit maximum for the property. The condominiums are proposed to be built in two phases. The first phase of 57 units will include the portion of the condominium building fronting on Kings Manor Drive and Manor Boulevard. The second phase will include the remainder of the building fronting on Kings Manor Drive and Shadow Lane, as well as the clubhouse and swimming pool at the northeast corner of Treyburn Drive and Kings Manor Drive.

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Colonial Heritage new model update Williamsburg VA

 

ch9 Colonial Heritage an active adult community in Williamsburg VA has begun building and selling seven brand new plans which will be ready for fall deliveries.

There are 5 new single family floor plans  and two duplex/ attached floor plans being built.

Basements will be available  on all of the single family homes, and they have broken ground on the first 5 inventory homes with basements on the golf course.

Prices on these homes start at  $345,990

Prices for the new models start at:

$230,990 for the Duplex and $289,990 for the single family homes

Basements,home-site premiums and upgrades are extra.

colonialheritagehomesforsaleThe  seven newly designed floor plans at Colonial Heritage  will include between 2-3 bedrooms and will range in size from 1400-2500 square feet. The new models are the •Abby/Aldrich Duplex •Boxwood •Foxglove •Christopher Wren •Patrick Henry and The Bayberry

 

You can find all of the new plans below:

Aldrich Town Home Floor plan

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Boxwood  Detached Floor Plan

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Foxglove Detached Floor Plan

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Patrick Henry Detached Model Floor Plan

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Hinckley to have longer visits to Kingsmill

Presidential assailant John W. Hinckley Jr. will be allowed to obtain a D.C. driver’s license and spend more time at his mother’s home in Kingsmill in Williamsburg Virginia under a ruling yesterday by a federal judge.

The decision is the latest in recent years expanding privileges for Hinckley, who has been held at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in D.C.  since he was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 shooting of President Ronald Reagan, his press secretary and two law enforcement officers. The psychiatric hospital is seeking to gradually increase Hinckley’s freedom so that doctors can evaluate whether he is nearing the point where he can be released and live independently with his mother in Williamsburg VA.

Friedman’s ruling was not a complete victory for Hinckley, however.

The judge refused to allow Hinckley to perform unsupervised volunteer work in the District, a hospital request opposed by prosecutors. In the District, Hinckley must remain supervised by a hospital staffer at all times.

Under yesterday’s ruling, Hinckley will be required to carry a GPS-enabled cell-phone so authorities and doctors can ensure that he is following his release restrictions.

The judge also ruled that Hinckley would not be granted more social privileges unless he successfully completes volunteer work during three straight visits to Williamsburg. The expanded privileges include increasing the amount of unaccompanied time in his mother’s subdivision and more free time for recreation and other activities.

Fords Colony Retains Realtec as HOA Manager

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Williamsburg, VA -The Ford’s Colony’s board of directors voted to continue its relationship with Realtec Monday, agreeing to contract with the management arm for five more years.

Two years ago the Ford’s Colony homeowners association began to consider other management companies for the $4.5 million management contract. In the past year it solicited proposals and narrowed the choice down to three companies: two from northern Virginia and Realtec. It was the first time in the 24-year history of Ford’s Colony that the association had considered an outside firm. Realtec’s development arm retains veto power over the vote, so if the association had chosen another vendor, Realtec could have struck down the decision. Association president James Taverna said the directors ultimately chose to remain with Realtec for the cost, the synergy and history of Ford’s Colony, and the risk of trouble during a transition to a new company. They also felt Realtec was best poised to handle future growth within the gated community.
fordscolonyaerial Realtec Community Services has also agreed to a lease-purchase option on the management facility, which was the management company’s leverage to renew. Under the new arrangement, the association can lease the management and maintenance facilities for $800,000 a year for five years.

With a $4.5 million annual budget, derived from $1,400 annual fees from each homeowner. Realtec  maintains 46 miles of private roads, and  manages the security, property maintenance, and recreation crews. They have 65 employees, and are responsible for the contractors, as well.

Also, because there was a perception that Drew Mulhare might have a conflict of interest because he is both general manager and president, which means he has responsibilities to both the developer and the board, the assistant general manager will now become general manager and Mulhare will remain president.

Mulhare said the new general manager will have more direct contact and communication with the association.

 

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Village at Quarterpath- Town Homes from The $200’s

DSCN5154_edited Construction crews are busy all along Quarterpath Rd in Williamsburg VA.

Thanks to a new builder from Richmond , VA , Royal Dominion Homes is now building Town -homes at Village at Quarterpath  within the city limits of Williamsburg at prices starting from $209,000.

The town homes offer First Floor Master Bedrooms,  3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, optional garages and much more. Square Footages range from 1496 Sq Feet +

The current HOA Homeowner Association Fees at The Village at Quarterpath are $ 85.00  monthly for town homes. This includes exterior lawn maintenance, common area maintenance and a scheduled roof replacement for the town homes.

New Floor Plans!!!! New Lots!!!!

 Two new floor plans are now available at Village at Quarterpath.. These will be built on the eight duplex lots overlooking the Village Green. The first is the Chesapeake- an outstanding new 1st floor master suite that features a family room with a cathedral ceiling and a second floor loft overlooking the family room. The Chesapeake also features an optional 2nd floor master suite with a luxury bath.
The York Grande has the same popular features as our York floor plan, only bigger. This plan’s footprint is 4 feet wider than our traditional York and boasts an enormous family room (16 x 25) and master bedroom suite (15 x 25). Total square footage comes in at 2,243- an incredible value starting at $239,990!!

There are three other models currently being built, the Madison, York and the Jefferson. Here are descriptions, floor plans and elevations for each :

The York Model at the Village at Quarterpath in Williamsburg, VA. At approximately 1,940 sq feet, this open design has a huge family room at 21 x 15 and master bedroom at 21 x 15 and includes a one car garage. Starting at $209,000, this limited time pricing is the best value in quality, custom homebuilding in Williamsburg.

The Madison Model : Move home and enjoy this amazing open, two level townhome featuring two or three bedrooms with two and half bathrooms. This versatile floor-plan features an oversized 18 x 20 living room that flows into a large 12 x 24 kitchens with a breakfast nook and island . Great for entertaining and meal time. Need more space. Add a sunroom or family room optional extensions to bolster the square footage to 1936, providing the second floor with some great options for the master bedroom.

Upstairs, relax in an owner’s suite with a soaring cathedral ceiling complemented by the large walk in closet. A luxury owner’s bath and sitting room create an inspiring retreat useful at the end of any long day. The second floor also boasts two spacious bedrooms and a full bath, along with a convenient second floor laundry room. Add extra storage space by adding an optional 8 x 20 attic. Exit the rear entry and discover either an optional 1 or 2 car detached garage providing additional storage and shelter creating a backyard retreat.

Approximate Square footage – 1936 sq ft.

 

Option 2 Floor Plan Madison, Other Plan options are available- Please Inquire

The Jefferson Model :Spacious Living awaits in this two level townhome with up to four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms! A front, covered porch greets family and visitors alike and delivers them into a beautiful open foyer and an incredible 2460 square feet of living space. The natural and open combination of the dining and kitchen area creates a fabulous flow, meant for memorable entertaining. Relaxation exudes from the first floor master bedroom, highlighted by a large walk-in closet and two-room master bath.

Walk upstairs and find space to choose from several different bedroom arrangements, designed to accommodate a multitude of needs. For those desiring a second floor master bedroom simply select the option for our large, dual walk in closets and a second luxury bath bedroom design. Exiting the rear entry, the space continues with a 1 or 2 car detached garage providing not only more storage but an auto shelter and a backyard for the perfect finish!

Approximate Square footage 2460 sq ft

Jefferson Floor Plans- Other Floor Plan options are available- Please inquire

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House plans are for illustrative purpose only, builder reserves the right to make changes without notice or obligation – architectural blueprints should be reviewed for further clarification of features. Some optional items are shown on the plans which are available at additional cost. Not all features are shown. Illustrations are believed to be correct at the time of publication.

 

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The Village at Quarterpath is sited on Williamsburg’s Quarterpath Road among some of the historic city’s most notable features: the Colonial Golf Club, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Nursery, Quarterpath Park, and a series of historical markers that are several centuries old. It is the goal of the developer of this newly planned residential area to maintain the site’s historic character while designing the best home sites the parcel would allow.

Village at Quarterpath is located within the city limit of Williamsburg and enjoys the lower tax rate of the city ( .54 per $100 ) as well as other benefits. It is located across the street from the Quarterpath Recreation center a 23-acre facility that includes three lighted softball fields; a 25-meter, 6- lane-Z-shaped outdoor swimming pool, Swimmers with a need for aquatic speed can shoot through two sliding tubes into 12-foot water. Kiddies have a pool all to themselves. Three all-weather tennis courts; playground equipment; and a picnic shelter complete the amenities.

QuarterpathpoolQuarterpath Park is also the site of the Quarterpath Recreation Center, a 35,000 square foot facility that offers an 18,000 sq. ft. double gymnasium, a 1,700 sq. ft. dance/aerobics room, two classrooms and a 1,900 sq. ft. multipurpose room. Various instructional classes, athletic programs for youth and adults, sports camps, and special events are held throughout the year at this facility.

A short walk away is  Redoubt Park
redoubtparkwilliamsburg This beautiful, wooded 22-acre park preserves and interprets two of the fourteen Civil War earthworks forts – or redoubts – which made up the Confederate’s Williamsburg Line in the Battle of Williamsburg. This engagement on May 5, 1862, resulted in more than 3800 Union and Confederate casualties and left the Union in control of the Virginia Peninsula. This inconclusive engagement left the Union in control of the Virginia Peninsula. These fortifications remain a stark tribute to those who served, defining America’s future.

Nearby Shopping will soon include : Quarterpath Crossing

Harris_Teeter_logo The service-oriented shopping center is scheduled to open in November 2009 — with “everything a neighborhood needs to support its daily lifestyle,”.
The centerpiece of the shopping center is a 52,610-square-foot Harris Teeter grocery store. Termed a Flagship Plus’ store. It’s the best store with the best amenities that Harris Teeter, which is already a nice upscale chain, puts out.”

The list of expected  tenants includes at least two restaurants, a salon and a dry cleaner, among others. The developer is in discussions  with several national restaurant chains at this time. TowneBank and Wachovia will open branches in two of four outbuildings. Quarterpath Crossing’s location is across Route 199 from the main entrance to Kingsmill on the James.

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Another  nearby project will be Quarterpath at Williamsburg —Riverside  Health System plans to build a 120-bed nursing home at Quarterpath at Williamsburg, a 350-acre mixed-use development at the intersection of state Route 199 and U.S. 60. Plans for the project include 1,374 dwellings (including single-family homes, town houses and condos) 200,000 square feet of medical office space, 202,000 square feet of offices space and 400,000 square of “destination” retail use. Riverside has now received  state approval to build Doctors Hospital of Williamsburg, a 40-bed hospital .
The new street through Quarterpath Crossing will wind through the woods past a nursing home, assisted living, medical office park and retail and residential areas. The street will connect with Route 60 near the 7-Eleven.  The residential neighborhood will feature a second street running from Battery Boulevard back to Quarterpath Road, intersecting just below the redoubts near Route 60.

Riverside had been trying for about eight years to get into the hospital business in the Williamsburg area, and twice its application to build a new hospital has been denied.

Construction will start once the necessary city approvals are in place. Construction of the newly approved hospital won’t begin until 2010. The two-story hospital will be designed to accommodate expansion in case it’s needed in the future. The hospital includes an intensive-care unit and two operating rooms.

Items found at the site included ceramic bowls, jugs, glass beads, wine glasses, pewter utensils, brass straight pins and clothing buckles,many of which had been imported from Europe.  Also found was a silver coin that featured Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England,which was made between 1649 and 1660 while England was not run by a monarchy

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UPDATE OCTOBER 2010
Road construction off Pocahontas Trail marks the beginning of Doctors Hospital. It also illustrates how the recession has changed the shape of Riverside’s mixed-use development.  Clearing has begun for Battery Blvd. which will eventually  intersect Quarterpath Road. They are building the road to the first intersection, which will be Commonwealth Avenue.
.As a result of a slow housing market, the hospital will be built first. An accompanying nursing home has now been scrapped. Initially the hospital was situated at the center of the planned development, closer to Quarterpath Road. It has now been moved  toward the front of the site [Pocahontas] so they can build less infrastructure to reach the hospital.
The preliminary plat calls for 1,374 residences .Those units include 95 single- family homes, 397 “senior adult attached dwellings” and 882 condos and townhouses. Plans for 202,000 square feet of offices and 400,000 square feet for a shopping center remain dormant.
UPDATE May 2010
The nursing home has been scrapped next to Doctors Hospital of Williamsburg.
Bill Downey, executive vice president of Riverside Health System, blamed the recession. “We’ve seen a decline in use rates of nursing homes,” he said this week.
Just last month, City Council sweetened the pot for Riverside by easing infrastructure requirements and granting a break on all city taxes except real estate for the medical components.
Tracey Dowling, administrative director for real estate services, said Riverside has obtained a permit from VDOT for the hospital access road to enter where the old Whiting Funeral Home was located on Pocahontas Trail.The hope is to get remaining permits approved by this summer to begin work on the road by the fall, in time for groundbreaking.
Civil War enthusiasts have complained that the mixed-use and medical campus will destroy remnants of the site of the 1862 Battle of Williamsburg. Last week the battlefield was declared “at-risk” by the Civil War Preservation Trust.
Diana LoVecchio, Riverside’s vice president of construction management and shared services, said she hopes to have construction on the hospital under way in early 2011.
Downey doesn’t think the recession has diminished the need for a second hospital. She acknowledged that the growth once projected in greater Williamsburg has cooled with the recession but asserted that a second hospital is still viable.
“Population growth has slowed, but everything we’re seeing in Williamsburg, James City and upper York County is that it will continue to grow even if it’s at a slower rate,” he said.
Downey also pointed out that part of Riverside’s intent with Doctors Hospital was to target the growing senior citizen population. “That [growth] continues unabated,” he said.

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Michelob ULTRA Open @ Kingsmill

20090210204338414963000000-o The  LPGA‘s Michelob Ultra Open,  will be held May 4-10 at Kingsmill on the James in Williamsburg, VA.

The event which was the top LPGA event of the 2008 season, was won last year by Annika Sorenstam. This year’s edition offers more than  $2,200,000.00 million in prize money and a winner’s check of $330,000. With one of the highest purses of all tournaments on the LPGA Tour it always attracts a very competitive field.

The Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill is an annual golf tournament, originating in 2003, for professional female golfers which takes place every May on the LPGA Tour. The final round is traditionally played on Mother’s Day

It is a 4-day, 72-hole tournament is played on the 6,306 yard River Course at Kingsmill.

Find out more about the event here: http://www.michelobultraopen.com/

Read about Kingsmill Real Estate here : https://williamsburgsrealestate.com/2009/02/23/williamsburg-va-real-estate-kingsmill/
 
Both Golf World and Travel + Leisure GOLF magazine awarded Kingsmill Resort & Spa top honors for having some of the best golf courses and golfing opportunities in the country.  This recognition comes just days after GOLF Magazine honored Kingsmill as one of the country’s top 25 golf schools.  Golf World’s 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards placed Kingsmill among the top 10 Resort Courses in the country.  The recognition was based on criteria ranging from the quality of the courses to the accommodations and practice facilities.  “We’re honored by the survey results, and we think it proves Kingsmill is a golfer’s paradise,” said Wayne Nooe, vice president of golf operations at the resort. 

Williamsburg, VA Golf-Colonial Heritage

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

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

 

CLICK HERE FOR A COURSE MAP

DAILY RATES:

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

To book your tee time call the Golf Shop at 757.645.2030

 

 

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

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

Patriot

Non-Resident Annual Golf Membership

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

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

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Resident Annual Golf Membership

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

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

Resident Annual Cart Plan

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

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

 

Comments from Golfers at Colonial Heritage:

2008  Best kept secret in Williamsburg!!

-Beautiful, well-maintained, chess game.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Queens Lake Community Spotlight Williamsburg VA- By Mr Williamsburg

Queens Lake is a wonderful, established waterfront residential community located in the York County part of Williamsburg, Virginia . Bordered by Queens Creek to the North and West, and the Colonial Parkway to the South.  Its Eastern border is York Counties New Quarter Park, a 545-acre county park renovated in 2005. Most of the homes were built from the late 1950’s until the lates 1970’s. There are a few that have been built since 2000 on the few remaining lots left in Queens Lake in Williamsburg VA.

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The Queens Lake Community offer a host of amenities to it’s queenslakeviewvolunteer members . They include  a  fresh water lake stretching for more than a mile, perfect for boating (electric motors only) and filled with large mouth bass, bream and other fish  A Marina on Queens Creek with  navigable access to the York River and the Chesapeake Bay. Two swimming pools   ( one boasts a six lane, zero degree entry facility equipped with diving board, jets and fountains. Another pool (for adults) and bathhouse complete the facility. The pool complex has a stunning view of the  community marina and Queen Creek. Three tennis courts.  A Playing field with queenslakemarinasoftball diamond. Volleyball Court (sand-filled ) Playground,  Clubhouse (sized to accommodate large major social gatherings with a  large function room and a fully-appointed kitchen for preparing and warming foods. Coffee makers, freezers and refrigerators are provided as well.

Homes Sales Statistics for Queens Lake, Williamsburg, VA- April 2009:
There are 12 homes currently for sale in Queens Lake. The prices for currently listed homes in Queens Lake range from $299,900 to $980,000. Sold home prices in Queens Lake averaged $409,778 in the last 12 months and ranged from $265,000 to $625,000. There is 1 under contract at this time. The average days on market  time for the homes that sol din Queens Lake was an amazingly low 72 days.

Testimonials from Queens Lake Residents

When my husband and I moved to Williamsburg over nine years ago, we chose the Queens Lake community because of the beautiful neighborhood and the amazing Art Magnet Programs at Waller Mill Elementary, Queens Lake Middle, and Bruton HighOur daughter is only 8, but she has participated in every artistic endeavor while in preschool at Williamsburg Parents C0-OP, and kindergarten at Magruder Elementary. Now that she has entered the Art Magnet Program at Waller Mill, she is excelling like never before. She is reading at a seventh-grade level, and has just won second place in the Art Reflections contest for Visual Arts and can’t wait to submit three new projects next year for Visual Arts, Photography & Literature. She is over the moon about being part of the up com ing production of “Something Froggy Going On.” Robyn is counting down the days until she is old enough to try out for the school plays with Mrs. DiFiore, eager to create a new piece of artwork every time she steps into Mrs. Koob’s art class, and loves how Mrs. Barlow gets all the kids moving and dancing to the Wii game “Just Dance.” The Art Magnet Program at Waller Mill is the only thing that gets my daughter up in the morning, eager to get to school, excited about what she will create. 

The land bordering Queens Creek in York County Williamsburg VA is characterized by ravines; creeks; mature, mostly deciduous, woodland; and wetlands. It is easy to imagine the Powhatan Tribe hunting and fishing in queenslakepoolthis region and watching the European Colonists rowing their boats up and down the creek to Capitol Landing to access the new town of Williamsburg.  It has witnessed defining moments in American History, being close to the route that Washington took on his march to Yorktown in 1782, and being at the end of the defensive line that Confederate General Magruder constructed in 1862 to queenslakeplaygroundoppose Union General McClellan in the Civil War.  The remains of confederate trenches can still be seen in New Quarter Park and numerous artifacts (arrowheads, military buttons, and musket balls) have been found to bear witness to all of this history.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, there were a number of small holdings scattered throughout the region.  The foundations of a house can be seen close to Queens Creek in New Quarter Park, there was a farmhouse on the bluff that now overlooks the marina, old brick chimneys were found in the Montague Circle area, and there was a farm house on what is now Cambridge Lane.  The land is not well suited for farming, however, and it must have been difficult to queensceekvieweke out a living and also pay property taxes.  The Government took over much of the land along the south shore of the York River, including what is now Camp  Peary, New Quarter Park, Cheatham Annex and the Naval Weapons Station.  Between 1925 and 1929, the Chesapeake Corporation, a timbering and paper mill operation based at West Point, purchased three tracts of land south of Queens Creek, known as the Roberts tract, the Hubbard tract, and the Holcomb tract , totaling 814 acres.  In 1927-28 it built the dam across the stream emptying into Queens Creek.  This created a 58 acre lake, that it called Lake Chesapeake. It stocked the lake with bream, bass, and crappie and used the entire property as a hunting and fishing preserve for its executives.  The existing farm house near the dam served as a lodge and was maintained by a caretaker.  In the early 1930s, the Federal Park Service built the Colonial parkway as a reconstruction project after the great depression.  This cut off some of the property but provided  access to the road to the dam.

The Queens Lake Development Corporation

In 1950, the Chesapeake Corporation decided to sell off its preserve and it put t he sale in the hands of Richard C. Benschoten, a local “Land and Estate” Broker.  Mr. Benschoten, an avid fisherman himself, saw the potential of the land around the lake for home sites so he interested four other businessmen in going in with him on purchasing part of the Chesapeake property.  They incorporated the Queens Lake Development Company on March 14, 1952, purchased 636 acres, including the lake for a total of $75,000 and renamed the lake “Queens Lake.”  After cutting and selling pines and selected hardwoods to recoup half their investment, the Company platted some of the area that was suitable for development with the help of Vincent McManus, a surveyor and vice mayor of Williamsburg; provided for basic road access, electricity, and water; and set about selling the lots. Queens Lake was not developed all at one time, but rather in sections.  As lots were sold in one section, a new section would be opened.  The first section that was developed included the property fronting the west side of the lake. This was followed by the creek front lots near the dam.  Two Williamsburg families and the President of William and Mary, who wanted an “out of town” home, were the first property owners.  There are 19 sections (some being divided into subsections). By the time the Development Company dissolved in 1987, there were 547 lots. Potable water was a problem because the region lies on a thick layer of impervious clay so wells to tap into the water table had to be over 400 ft deep; thus, a contract was negotiated with the Sydnor Pump and Well Company of Richmond to drill two community wells, construct pump houses (adjacent to 210 West Queens Drive and 112 Montague Circle) and lay pipe to serve each lot. Since sewage was not available, each lot had to accommodate a septic field.


In 1961, Mr. Benschoten’s real estate and insurance business partner, Jim Carter, and two bankers bought out one of the owners’ interest in the Queens Lake Development Company.  Shortly afterwards the Company purchased property at the end of East Queens Drive, and what was to become Sherwood and Allendale. Recognizing the value of waterfront lots, it hired Henry Branscome to build the dam to form Princess Pond.

Map of Queens Lake, Williamsburg, VA

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Naming some of the roads after characters and places in the Robin Hood legend was the idea of Stanley Abbott, Superintendent of the Colonial National Historical Park who had been hired to help plan the roads and lots in 1961.  At that time he also laid out a master plan for the recreation area. The National Park Service owned a road called the North Collector Road that paralleled the Parkway.  In 1963 Mr. Abbott, arranged for the Park Service to make the collection road open to all public traffic, pending assumption of maintenance by the Virginia Department of Highways.  That road was officially named Lakeshead Drive.

In the early part of the1960’s, over the objection of the Company and Queens Lake residents, Interstate Highway 64 was constructed through part of the property, leaving 33 acres cut off from the southwest corner.  In 1965, the company sold the 21 acres of this portion west of West Queens Drive to York County for the construction of Queens Lake Middle School.  As part of this deal, the County agreed to negotiate with the City of Williamsburg to provide water to the Queens Lake Development, connecting to the water pipes already installed by Sydnor. The wells were subsequently blocked off and the pump houses demolished.

When Dick Benschoten died in 1965, Jim Carter was hired by the Company to manage the development of Queens Lake.

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From the beginning, Mr. Benschoten had in mind a community with the lake and other recreational amenities being available to all residents and eventually to be managed by the residents.  Accordingly, the “Queens Lake Club” was incorporated on July 7, 1952 with the charter “To regulate and perpetuate the use of facilities provided by the Queens Lake Development Corporation ….”  This was apparently modeled on a similar arrangement at “Smoke Rise,” a residential community in New Jersey.  Mr. Benschoten became president and remained so until his death in 1965. The sales contract for purchase of a lot from the Company required that the new owner must be accepted as a member of the Queens Lake Club. Resident dues were set at $10 per annum.  Standing committees for membership, building, finance and lake were established.  At a special meeting of the Queens Lake Development Company on June 29, 1953, it agreed to deed the lake and surrounding land up to 2 feet above the high water mark to the Queens Lake Club, Inc.  Shares of stock were issued to the partners of the Company on the basis of available acreage, with a share being issued to each new property owner as it was subtracted from the holdings of the partners. In this way, ownership of the assets of the club gradually transferred to the residents. In 1960 the Company deeded 11 acres of land on the east side of the dam to the Club and contributed $60,000 for recreational purposes including the construction of a swimming pool, two tennis courts, dock, and bathhouse.  The first swimming pool was opened in 1961.  Fees for its use were set at $50 per family.

In 1966, membership dues were $12 per year. Swimming fees were $65 for resident and $75 for non-resident families. In 1968, 200 families lived in the community and 143 lots remained to be sold.  Jim Carter negotiated the purchase of the 54 acre Holloway tract (Bowstring, Shoreham, Cambridge, and Holloway) for $3,000 per acre. Because half the tract was still in open fields, Carter planted hundreds of pine seedlings to provide an eventual wooded cover in keeping with the rest of the neighborhood.  There was some resistance to including residents of this area in the Queens Lake Club, partly because of perceived overcrowding of the existing swimming pool.  The Development Company offered to provide 30% of the cost of constructing a second pool in return for admitting this tract into the community and the members of the Queens Lake Club agreed.

In February 1969, Major General Briard Johnson was elected the first president of the Club who was not a principal of the Development Corporation. He was a strong proponent of the philosophy that individual amenities of the club (Pool, tennis courts, marina) should “pay for themselves.”  The initiation fee was raised to $160 for new lot purchasers. Swimming fees were $75 for resident and $110 for non-resident families. The second pool opened on May 30, 1969.  The By-Laws were revised to provide for one share of stock for initiation fees paid. All previous stock was cancelled and a new issuance of stock certificates was made.

Over the years the Queens Lake Club maintained the two pools and bathhouse, expanded the original two tennis courts to four, enlarged the marina from a landing on the creek to the present configuration of outside and covered slips as well as a launching ramp, and in 1980 constructed a clubhouse. In 2001, the original pool overlooking the creek was demolished and a new six-lane pool was constructed.

One of the original standing committees was the “Building Committee” which was to ensure that construction and subsequent modification of houses conformed to certain standards.  As an example, minimum living space areas were established for single and multiple story houses.  Conformance to the standards was enforced under threat of loss of privileges.  Over time, new construction dwindled, and the Building Committee ceased to exist as a standing committee.  The By-Laws provide for the appointment of a Building Committee if an occasion demands it.

Jim Carter sold the last lot owned by the Queens Lake Development Company in 1985 and he vacated his seat on the Queens Lake Club Board of Directors in 1986. The Queens Lake Development Company was dissolved on September 1, 1987.

Since the early 1960’s, one Saturday each year has been set aside as “Queens Lake Day.” Since the bicentennial in 1976 it has been held close to the 4th of July. Typically, there is breakfast in the clubhouse and the festivities are started by a parade along East Queens Drive to the recreation area led by the County Sheriff and followed by fire and ladder trucks, sirens blaring.  Most years there is a theme, and the marchers and bicyclists dress accordingly.  Scouts raise the flag and the QLCA President makes a welcoming speech. The rest of the day is devoted to sports events, friendly competitions, and children’s games.  In the evening there is a community picnic around the pool and dancing to a live combo.

A periodic newsletter providing updates on community activities and issues of concern to residents has been published since the early 1970’s. In addition, the club house has been used for hundreds of community functions, social events, and educational activities.

Schools for Queens Lake , Williamsburg, VA
Magruder Elementary or Waller Mill Magnet
Queens Lake Middle
Bruton High School
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psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I  would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This 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 , foreclosures55+ active adult communities,   condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent,  Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton,  Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth  Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry,  Va Beach, Yorktown  and York County Virginia

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

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

It’s Inventory Sale Time at Colonial Heritage!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$379,000

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more about Colonial Heritage here

 

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Williamsburg VA Town Home Builder Specials/ Discounts

Liberty Crossing , Williamsburg VA-Spring  Specials– Save Thousands!

DSCN9890_thumb25Roxbury Model with Basement—$229,590 (2,081 sq ft)  Three bedroom, two and half bath, brick front, garage townhome with walkout basement and two foot extension to house. Includes Maple kitchen cabinets, GE appliance package, owners bath with Jacuzzi soaking tub, 10 x 12 deck and a 549 sq ft finished walkout basement!! FHA 30 yr fixed rate (3.5% down, 4.5% rate) monthly payment includes principal & interest, property taxes and insurance= $1,418 per/month **
Roxbury Model Homesite O-A- $219,990 (1,798 sq ft)  Three bedroom, two and half bath, one car garage townhome, brick front, end unit town home with eight foot extension to back of house. Includes Maple kitchen cabinets, GE appliance package, Luxury owners bath with Jacuzzi soaking tub. FHA 30 yr fixed rate (3.5% down, 4.5% rate) monthly payment includes principal & interest, property taxes and insurance= $1,360 per/month **
DSCN9883_thumb9Aldersgate Model  Homesite Y-D- $254,500 (2,234 sq ft) Three bedroom, three and half bath, garage townhome, brick front, end unit with first and second floor sunroom and rec room. Beautiful wooded lot, includes Cherry kitchen cabinets, Granite countertops, GE stainless appliance package, Luxury owners bath with Jacuzzi soaking tub. FHA 30 yr fixed rate (3.5% down, 4.5% rate) monthly payment includes principal & interest, property taxes and insurance= $1,568 per/month **
 

Set on 45 acres in the Lightfoot corridor of WilliamsbDSCN9881_thumb14urg/ James City County is the Liberty Crossing town home community built by Ryan Homes. Prices currently start in the low $200’s

Conveniently located only minutes from shopping, restaurants ,Route 199, Interstate 64, Sentara Hospital, Colonial Williamsburg and much more.

Liberty Crossing is a  master planned community that  offers it’s residents a swimming pool, clubhouse and  walking trails that wind thru the woods and around a lake.  Construction is currently underway. Over half of the homes are complete.

LibertyCrossing095_edited_thumb2When complete it will have approximately 185 town homes. Two models are offered at Liberty Crossing. The Aldersgate is one of the models offered. It can be built in multiple configurations featuring up to 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. The  main level includes open living and dining room and a large kitchen with eating area. The master  bedroom features a cathedral ceiling, large walk-in closet and private bath. Lower level features a recreation room or additional bedroom and a 1-car garage. Numerous options are available to customize it to your exact desires. Click the link below to view an Aldersgate Floor plan

LibertyCrossing 089_edited The other model offered at Liberty Crossing is the Roxbury. The Roxbury offers a flexible floor plan which allows you to entertain or relax with ease. The first floor features a kitchen which is open to the Great Room and Dining Room. The upper level offers an open staircase, two or three spacious bedrooms, a laundry area and two full bathrooms. Optional choices allow you to personalize the home by extending the living space with the addition of a morning room or full house extension. The upstairs can be built with either 2 or 3 bedrooms, including an owner’s suite with a large walk-in closet. A one car garage is standard. you can view a Roxbury floor plan by clicking the link below.

Williamsburg/James City County Schools for Liberty Crossing community are:

Norge Elementary, Toano Middle School, Warhill High School

You can explore  School information  here

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Location map of Liberty Crossing in Williamsburg, VA

 

 

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**Limited time only. Financing based on a 30 Year Conventional loan, with an interest rate of 4.50%,  and 3.5% down payment. Monthly payment assumes the base sales price of the community which includes principal, interest, estimated taxes, insurance and estimated tax savings based on a 28% income tax rate. We recommend that you consult a Certified Public Accountant regarding your specific tax situation and details. Monthly payment does not include homeowner’s association dues. The borrower is paying 0.125 discount point(s). A 1% origination fee is paid by the buyer. Mortgage insurance is included in these examples because the LTV is 95%. Qualifying and rates on loan programs may vary based on credit criteria, final amount of down payment, and are subject to current market pricing. APR may vary depending on rate and final loan program. Certain restrictions may apply. Rates effective 4/14/2009 and subject to change without notice. Prices, offers and financing are subject to change without notice. Inquire for details. NVR Mortgage Finance, Inc. is licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission as mortgage lender and broker, MLB-391

Williamsburg VA Condos Claiborne Community

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Built by Franciscus Homes from 2002-2004 . The Claiborne Condo community offers town home style condos located in the City of Williamsburg, VA. There are numerous floor plans available including ground floor models, second floor models and two story models. Square footages range from 1400 to 1,700 square feet of living area.  Almost all are two bedroom models. There were first floor master bedrooms offered in some of the floor plans along with one car garages although not all models had them.

Claiborne Condos are conveniently located off of Richmond Rd close to the  claiborneclubhouse_edited Prime Outlets ,restaurants, shopping, and Colonial Williamsburg.

If you tour the condo communities in Williamsburg VA you will notice a certain similarity in quite a few. The reason being Franciscus Homes built most of them including; Claiborne, Bristol Commons, Fairway Villas, Braemar Creek and la Fontaine.

Note :Although these are condos from the exterior they look like town homes.

claibornecondowilliamsburg A townhouse is like a house in that the owner owns both the structure and the land on which it sits; but it is not free-standing, so “the land on which it sits” is limited to the front and back yards. Town homes are connected to one another in a row, and are usually one,two or three stories tall. It is important to note that townhouse refers to the type of house and not to the type of ownership.  The ownership responsibility in a townhouse (townhome) is the same as for a house; however, there may be differing circumstances from development to development, city to city or state to state regarding who owns the outside walls, roof, etc. of the structure which must be verified with local authorities.

claiborneentrance_edited Like townhouses, condominiums are attached to one another. If you own a condo, you do not own the land surrounding your living space. A condo owner owns only the unit itself, which is taxed as an individual entity, and sometimes a percentage of the common areas of the community.  It is important to note that condominium (condo) refers only to type of ownership and is NOT a type of house.

Claiborne offers it’s residents a beautiful clubhouse with outdoor terrace and walking trails throughout the community. There are approximately  120 homes in the community.

claiborne_edited The monthly condo/home owner fee in Claiborne  is $165 . It covers all common Area Maintenance ( entrances, Clubhouse , all exterior home maintenance , all exterior lawn maintenance and some insurance.
Claiborne Condos make excellent second home options in Williamsburg with their all inclusive maintenance .

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  From the chart below you will see that  sale prices in the last 12  months ranged from$189,999 to $229,900. List prices as of today range from $198k  to $245k. The average days on market for sold  homes in Claiborne in the last 12 months was 154 days although the current active listings in Claiborne have an average DOM of 241 days . Only 3 homes sold in Claiborne  in the last 12 months. 8 are currently for sale. Current Sales activity in Claiborne (Statistics from Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors  (WAAR) WMLS)

Current Williamsburg/ James City County Schools for The Claiborne Community are Norge Elementary, James Blair Middle and Jamestown High School
See School Statistics for these schools here

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Location Map of Claiborne Community in Williamsburg, VA

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Announcing New Town Homes in the City of Williamsburg for under $200k

The Village at Quarterpath has announced a new plan for the future of this wonderful new home community located in the City of Williamsburg.   The community will be 119 homes  with mostly attached single family duplexes and townhomes at around $200,000 to $250,000.    The new prices combined with, the low real estate tax ( .54 per $100 ) and low HOA fee will make for an affordable  monthly payment as well as a fantastic location.   The Village at Quarterpath is within walking distance to Colonial Williamsburg, the College of William & Mary, and Merchant’s Square.  The Williamsburg Recreation Center is across the street.  

Construction should start soon on the new Town Homes priced at under $200,000. The NEW BUILDER is proposing to build an almost 1500 square foot, 1 car garage town home for under $200,000. Garages will be rear entry accessed from the alley.

Further details will be forthcoming . If you would like additional information send an email to John@MrWilliamsburg.com

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A mix of town home and duplexes will be carefully positioned along quiet, neighbor-friendly streets at The Village at Quarterpath. The majority of homes will feature rear-loading garage convenience with private rear-access roads resulting in quiet thoroughfares throughout the community.  A large village green is located at the entrance to the community and is designed to invite homeowners for neighborhood gatherings and activities. 
The space is perfect for weekend relaxation, community events and quiet reflection.  An inviting Gazebo highlights the area.

  Across the street is Quarterpath Park  . A 23-acre facility that includes three lighted softball fields; a 25-meter, 6- lane, z-shaped outdoor swimming pool; three all-weather tennis courts; playground equipment; and a picnic shelter that will accommodate approximately 75 people. The  Quarterpath Recreation Center, a 35,000 square foot facility offers an 18,000 sq. ft. double gymnasium, a 1,700 sq. ft. dance/aerobics room, two classrooms and a 1,900 sq. ft. multipurpose room. Various instructional classes, athletic programs for youth and adults, sports camps, and special events are held throughout the year at this facility.

A short walk away is  Redoubt Park, located on Quarterpath Road,  dedicated on May 5, 2007 to celebrate the 145th Anniversary of the Battle of Williamsburg.

Please let me know if you are planning a trip to the area and would like to explore Quarterpath or any other home/ community in the area. I would be happy to assist in suggesting / reserving lodging for you.

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What are the top selling neighborhoods in Williamsburg, VA ?

A lot of people ask me “ Where do come up with all the information and articles you post ?”

Well, most are questions posed to me by clients I work with in the course of doing business  as a Realtor in the Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads, VA area.

Today’s question: What are the top selling neighborhoods./ subdivisions/ communities in the area ?  The following list is compiled with statistics from the Williamsburg MLS ( WAAR/ WMLS). It  only includes stats from the City of Williamsburg, James City County and York County.  Some new homes sales and for sale by owner home sales aren’t included. I know the Liberty Crossing town home community would be in the top 20 for instance.
If you would like to have this report for any area in Hampton Roads, VA. send an email to John@MrWilliamsburg.com
I ran this report today April 3, 2009 . It applies to the last 12 months of sales.

And the winners are :

 

Fords Colony 66
Kingsmill 60
New Town 32
Braemar Creek 31
Stonehouse 25
Greensprings West 20
Governors Land 15
Creekside Landing 14
Villages of Westminster 14
Powhatan Secondary 13
Scotts Pond 13
Seasons Trace 13
Jamestown Hundred 12
Wellington 12
Chisel Run 11
Colonial Heritage 11
Vineyard Height 11
Fenwick Hills 10
Holly Hills 10
Williamsburg Commons 10
Windsor Forest 10
Berkeleys Green 9
Queens Lake 9
The Mews 9
Fairways Villas 8
Lake Powell For 8
Pointe @ Jamestown 8
Powhatan Woods 8

 

If you would like a PDF version of the entire list of sales stats for Williamsburg VA neighborhoods send an email to John@MrWilliamsburg.com

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Governors Land Neighborhood Spotlight Williamsburg VA

gl10In Williamsburg, Virginia, the gold  standard for private country club communities has been set – Governor’s Land. Only seven short miles from Colonial Williamsburg and located where the Chickahominy and James rivers meet, it is private, on the waterfront, and truly a unique living experience. Tall stands of tree, shorelines, and wetlands distinguish the environment of this luxury residential community and offer leisure and recreational opportunities.

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Driving through the entrance to Governor’s Land shows you why people who  clicktosearchhomesforsalepreviously lived all over the country have chosen to make that area their home, or have bought real estate there for their vacation needs. The area is not a retirement community, nor is it a resort. It’s friendly, it’s relaxed, and it’s already home to interesting people with varied backgrounds and professions, as well as people of all ages. They have come together in Williamsburg, Virginia at Governor’s Land because they want to enjoy the  unique lifestyle offered there.Governorslandwilliamsburgva

No matter whether you like Federal, Colonial, or Georgian architectural styles, there is an exceptional array of all three in Governor’s Land, and the homes and available building sites within the borders of the community are surrounded by tidal marshlands, water, meadowland, mature forests, and the fairways of the golf course. Tennis, two areas for swimming, a yacht club, 18 holes of golf, a marina, more than ten miles of trails on which to bike or walk, a  Country Club owned by the members and overlooking the Chickahominy and James rivers, and exercise facilities are all available.

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Green space is a commitment for the community. Sixty percent of the more than 1,400 acres has been dedicated to it. There will only be 733 homes built so that residents won’t lose out on their ability to explore 200 acres of beach and wildlife sanctuary along with the miles of existing nature trails. The James and Chickahominy rivers give residents more than four miles of shoreline that they can walk along and admire the  beauty. If they want more physical activity than a stroll, Governor’s Land also offers a lot of amenities for them to enjoy.

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Golf – Tom Fazio, voted Golf Architect of the Year three times, designed the Governor’s Land course, which has twice received the ‘Top 10 course in Virginia’ ranking from Golf Digest. The Two Rivers Country Club golf course takes players through tidal marshlands and hardwood forests, along 1,000 yards of river frontage, and past crystalline lakes. There are clinics, tournaments, and programs of instructions year round. All abilities and ages are welcome, and Two Rivers is the only private community golf club that  Williamsburg, Virginia has to offer.

clubhousegovernorsland – As a social center, the clubhouse can’t be beat. Activities, gatherings, energy, and laughter are all in store for you there, and There are a lot of scheduled opportunities – as well as more informal ones – to enjoy. Some of these include Poker, Mah Jongg, Bridge, Pasta Night, Sundae Sunsets, speaker forums, and great dinners with seasonal fare in the River Room. If you have a boat up to 50  feet in length the marina in a protected private harbor is a safe place for it, and there is a well-maintained boat ramp for smaller, trailered boats.

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Beach– For those who just want a day to relax, have a party, or enjoy a cookout or picnic, the beauty of Governor’s Land’s crescent-shaped sand beach can be a perfect place. Located along the James River shoreline, there is privacy, picnic tables, a grill, an outdoor shower, and an electric power outlet. In addition, the area is easily accessible from the parking area via gentle paths. It’s also a great place for annual events like the Two Rivers Country Club’s Yacht Club Christmas Party, a boat parade, caroling, and a marshmallow roast. Santa on an offshore barge is always a hit.beachatgovernorsland_edited

When it comes to safety and security, the staff at Governor’s Land is dedicated. The area is not gated but security is around the clock through surveillance cameras at the property entrance, regular patrols of both common areas and residential neighborhoods, and house checks by request if owners are going to  be away from home.

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Only minutes from the downtown area of Williamsburg, Governor’s Land is close to restaurants, shops, medical facilities, and cultural activities. It is also served by three international airports within one-half to one hour – Norfolk, Richmond, and Williamsburg/Newport News.

Select home sites are still available in Governor’s Land, and the Governor’s Land at Two Rivers Homeowner’s Association fee is $635 every three months. There are different membership options available for those who live in Governor’s Land and for residents of Williamsburg. eMail John@MrWilliamsburg.com for details on membership info .

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List prices for homes in Governor’s Land today range from  $529,000 and $8,900,000. The price range for homes sold in the last 12 months was $625,000 to $1,125,000.

Within the past year, the average time on the market was 117 days, and the average price per square foot was $157.00. There are currently 14 homes for sale, and 15 have sold within the last 12 months. James City County Public Schools for Governors Land include Matoaka Elementary, James Blair Middle School, and Jamestown High School.

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Nearby private schools include Walsingham Academy, Williamsburg Christian Academy, Providence Classical, Williamsburg Montessori ,and  Hampton Roads Academy

I would be happy to arrange tours and interviews with the administration of any of the schools referenced above. Send me an email to arrange.

Get in touch today for more information about the beauty, serenity, and quality of Governor’s Land. Email or call  John@MrWilliamsburg.com for a personal tour of this community.

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Colonial Heritage Proposes Affordable Housing for families with children ?

Excerpts From an article in the VA Gazette By Cortney Langley
It seems that Colonial Heritage, a 55+ active adult community in James City County is trying to rezone 220 acres of the development in order to build workforce/ affordable housing.

In 2004 when the housing market was hot, the age-restricted community rezoned the land for 50 upscale homes on 3-acre lots. That never happened.

Last year Colonial Heritage applied to include the parcel in the Primary Service Area for water and sewerage. That still hangs in the balance. Kaufman & Canoles attorney Greg Davis, who represents Colonial Heritage, said that members of the Comp Plan Steering Committee seemed amenable to trading off well and septic systems in favor of water and sewers, but they were concerned what could be built there by-right. “So we left that meeting and decided to file a zoning application,” Davis said.
This time, the application calls for at least 50 workforce townhouses on 64 acres. Senior planner Jason Purse said another 85 acres would be set aside in a conservation easement, and the remaining 70 acres would roll into the existing Colonial Heritage.
The total housing units cap of 2,000  would not change. Workforce housing is suddenly fashionable because of a glut of high-end homes. “We think [workforce housing] makes it much more attractive to the county,” Davis said, noting that the clustering would allow for open vistas and green-space, while the site on Jolly Pond Road is near the new ninth elementary and fourth middle schools. Planning staff is going through its first review of the workforce housing, Purse said. It is not expected to reach the Planning Commission or Board of Supervisors for months.

If approved, the Colonial Heritage workforce housing could create a headache for Williamsburg/ James City County  Schools. The ninth elementary is intended to ease overcrowding at other schools. Workforce housing typically produces more children than upscale and retirement developments, and this project wasn’t factored into the latest enrollment projections. The fourth middle school is expected to open as James Blair Middle closes for conversion into central office, shifting its students west. Capital funding for Blair may not be included when James City County releases its proposed budget next week. Williamsburg city manager Jack Tuttle hinted that was likely when the city budget was released. If so, the school division may be forced to press James Blair Middle School back into service

Williamsburg Va Real Estate- Liberty Crossing Spotlight

originalCATFKBYL Set on 45 acres in the Lightfoot corridor of Williamsburg/ James City County is the Liberty Crossing town home community built by Ryan Homes. Prices currently start in the low $200’s

Conveniently located only minutes from shopping, restaurants ,Rt 199, LibertyCrossing 095_editedInterstate 64, Sentara Hospital, Colonial Williamsburg and much more.

Liberty Crossing is a  master planned community that  offers it’s residents a swimming pool, clubhouse and  walking trails that wind thru the woods and around a lake.  Construction is currently underway. Over half of the town homes are complete.

When complete it will have approximately 185 town homes. Two models are offered at Liberty Crossing. The new Fairmont is the latest addition to the model line-up at Liberty Crossing.

The Fairmont features a ground level entry and one-car garage. This innovative three-level townhome features three main-level floorplans so you can personalize your new home to fit your lifestyle. The most popular floorplan features a unique middle dining room set off from the living room by an optiFairmontonal decorative column and a dinette. The convenient kitchen features a pantry and can be upgraded with an island. Or choose a formal dining room, well-appointed kitchen with a built-in pantry and a generous living room. If you prefer, choose the over-sized eat-in country kitchen and upgrade it with an island. If you need more space, add the optional morning room or sunroom to any of the three floor-plans. You have more choices on the upper level – your owner’s suite with an oversized second bedroom, or two additional bedrooms. Customize the owner’s suite with an optional luxury sitting area, spacious walk-in closet, cathedral ceiling and elegant bath with soaking tub and separate shower. Complete your home with an optional finished lower level featuring a recreation room and optional study for working at home or quiet moments.

  DSCN9890The other model offered at Liberty Crossing is the Roxbury. The Roxbury offers a flexible floor plan which allows you to entertain or relax with ease. The first floor features a kitchen which is open to the Great Room and Dining Room. The upper level offers an open staircase, two or three spacious bedrooms, a laundry area and two full bathrooms. Optional choices allow you to personalize the home by extending the living space with the addition of a morning room or full house extension. The upstairs can be built with either 2 or 3 bedrooms, including an owner’s suite with a large walk-in closet. A one car garage is standard. you can view a Roxbury floor plan by clicking the link below.

DSCN9883The Aldersgate model has been discontinued  It was offered  be built in multiple configurations featuring up to 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. The  main level includes open living and dining room and a large kitchen with eating area. The master  bedroom features a cathedral ceiling, large walk-in closet and private bath. Lower level features a recreation room or additional bedroom and a 1-car garage. Numerous options are available to customize it to your exact desires. Click the link below to view an Aldersgate Floor plan 

Williamsburg/James City County Schools for Liberty Crossing community are:

Norge Elementary, Toano Middle School, Warhill High School

You can explore  School information  here

A few pictures from the Liberty Crossing neighborhood.

 

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Williamsburg VA Real Estate- Longhill Gate Spotlight

longhill gate 001 Set on 44 picturesque acres just a few minutes west of Colonial Williamsburg is the community of Longhill Gate. All homes are attached town homes.  There are one level , two level and even some three level attached homes to choose from with Longhill Gate. The 3rd floors are typically  basements on the few homes that have them.  Some of the homes offer attached garages. Sizes of the Longhill Gate attached  homes range from 1100 square feet to 2800 square feet and from 2-4 bedrooms. John Grier ,Jay Carter and Gordon Berryman are some  of the Williamsburg VA builders who built homes in Longhill Gate.

longhill gate 009 Surrounded by a wooded buffer/ greenbelt. You will feel as if you are in a state park when living in Longhill Gate in Williamsburg. Directly across the street from Longhill Gate is the Warhill Park/ WISC ( Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex. Down the street is Freedom Park.

Amenities for home owners include walking trails, pool, tennis court and a playground.

longhill gate 013 HOA ( Home Owner Association ) Fees in Longhill Gate are $96 monthly which covers yard maintenance, use of the pool, tennis courts and playground and maintenance and management of those and trash service. Note: Longhill Gate homes are not condos. These are attached town homes where you own your yard and dwelling.

Homes in Longhill Gate were built from 1988 – 2003.

Williamsburg/ James City County School Zones are :

DJ Montague Elementary, Toano Middle School and Lafayette School.

See School Statistics for these schools here

See a few more photos of the homes and amenities at Longhill Gate in Williamsburg/ James City County VA

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Sale prices in the last 12 months in Longhill Gate  ranged from$235,000 to $320,000. List prices as of today range from $1999,900 to $335,000. The average days on market for  homes in Longhill Gate in the last 12 months was 120 days . The average price per square foot on homes sold in Longhill Gate in the last 12 months was $152.00 . 3 homes sold in Longhill Gate in the last 12 months. 5 are currently for sale.  (Statistics from WAAR WMLS)

Longhill Gate- Only homesearch Williamsburg VA Area/ WAAR/ WMLS homesearch Southside/ Peninsula Hampton Roads/ REIN homesearch
 
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        Read the latest Colonial Heritage Newsletter below

        Click here to explore the Colonial Heritage Golf Course


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