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Holly Hills Carriage Homes Cited For Beautification

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Like what you are reading ? Want to receive updates by email in the future ? Sign up here  banner 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 , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities,   condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New KentPoquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton,  Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth  Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry,  Va Beach, Yorktown  and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @  757-254-8136

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Williamsburg Bluffs Location

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

 

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

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

Colonial Parkway

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

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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

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

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

Williamsburg Bluffs Makes The Grade!!!

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

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

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

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

What is for sale in Williamsburg Bluffs

 

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

 

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What is $375k ?

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

 

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What is a Nosey Neighbor Update ?

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

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

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

 

Fast Facts: Williamsburg Bluffs

City/ County: York 

Zip Code: 23185

# Homes: 130

Homes built from: 1993-2004

Price range: $200s to mid $300’s

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

Lot Sizes: .16 to .33 acre .


HOA Fees:
$38 a month

Homeowner Association Website

Read the latest newsletter

Read bylaws, covenants etc..

Schools:Magruder Elementary,  Queens Lake Middle, Bruton High

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

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

Homes were primarily built by Performance Contracting and Nicholson Homes

 Community Demographics

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

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

Neighborhood Photo Tour-Williamsburg Bluffs

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

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

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

I look forward to serving your real estate needs!

Best,

John


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

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Site plan for Williamsburg Bluffs

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Neighborhoods With Pools in Williamsburg and Yorktown VA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here is the neighborhood list.

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

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

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

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

Explore neighborhoods in the Williamsburg VA area here

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

I look forward to serving your real estate needs !

Best,

John

Counselors Close , A Community Spotlight by “Mr Williamsburg”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top 8 Reasons to Like Living in Counselors Close

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

2. Closest thing to living in Colonial Williamsburg

3. Less than a mile to the scenic Colonial Parkway

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

5. A short walk to McCormack-Nagelson Tennis Center

6. Intimate community with just 56 home sites

7. Low HOA fees—only $161 a month

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

Fast Facts: Counselors Close

Homes: 56

Type : 47 are townhomes, 9 are detached

Homes built from: 1982-1990

Price range: $400s to $500s

Size:  1600 to 3,100 square feet

Lot Sizes: .03 acre average.

Amenities: Park..

HOA Fees: $161 a month

Schools: Matthew Whaley Elementary, Berkeley Middle, Lafayette High

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

Explore Community Demographics

Home Styles:  Colonial

Nearby Golf Options: Golden Horseshoe Golf Club

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

Directions:

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

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

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

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

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Best,

John

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History of Port Anne

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

Top 10 Reasons to Like Living in Port Anne

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

2. Neighborhood pool, tennis courts and clubhouse

3. Less than a mile to the scenic Colonial Parkway

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

5. All homes are custom built

6. Some homes have basements

7. Intimate community with just 112 home sites

8. Active social scene with neighborhood parties and more

9. Low HOA fees—only $100 a month

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

 

Fast Facts: Port Anne

Homes: 109

Available home sites: a few

Homes built from: 1988-2006

Price range: $400s to $700s

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

Lot Sizes: .25 acre average.

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

HOA Fees: $100 a month

HOA contact: 757.220.9255

Schools: Matthew Whaley Elementary, Berkeley Middle, Lafayette High

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

Home Styles: Transitional, Colonials,

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

Nearby Golf Options: Golden Horseshoe Golf Club

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

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

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

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

Current homes for sale in Port Anne

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

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Location Map for Port Anne, Williamsburg VA

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Ford’s Colony Open House Tour Oct 30, 31

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

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

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

 Ford's Colony Open House Tour

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

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

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

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

Map to Fords Colony Entrance  is below.

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Williamsburg Golf Specials at Ford’s Colony

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offer expires 09/30/10.

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

Find out more about Ford’s Colony here