• psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813

Where to Retire Magazine Announces 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the US

Where to Retire magazine reveals “The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States” in the national, bi-monthly magazine’s July/August issue, which hits newsstands on June 21, 2013. The list includes Colonial Heritage, a 55+ active adult -planned community located in Williamsburg, Virginia.Where to Retire magazine reveals “The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States” in the national, bi-monthly magazine’s July/August issue, which hits newsstands on June 21, 2013. The list includes Colonial Heritage, a 55+ active adult -planned community located in Williamsburg, Virginia.

The country’s 50 best master-planned communities selected by Where to Retire magazine highlight a resurgent era in active-adult and master-planned living – in demand now more than ever, with the boost in the economy and the continuing coming of age of baby boomers. The list is the only one of its kind, focusing on communities rather than locales and featuring first person testimonials by current residents..

“Time and again, the retirees interviewed for this story told us their neighborhoods give them opportunities to try different activities, connect with like-minded people and in the process, build brand-new lifestyles,” Northridge says. “For these retirees, their communities provide much more than comfortable, attractive housing; they also serve as a catalyst for residents to reinvent themselves.”

Nearly a year ago, Where to Retire editors began gathering and evaluating information on more than 100 communities across the nation.

Clubhouse rear viewThe selection contains communities in 17 states, including places beyond traditional retirement havens. The choice of neighborhoods runs the gamut in price, from those featuring manufactured homes starting in the $ 80,000s to developments where site-built, single-family homes begin in the mid-$ 400,000s. Just over half the developments are active-adult communities, where residents must meet minimum age requirements. The communities are not ranked, but rather profiled in alphabetical order by state. Also included are a two-page chart gives a snapshot of all 50 choices and a guide to their amenities.

This July/August issue marks the eighth biennial honor roll of America’s best master-planned communities compiled by Where to Retire. The magazine, launched in 1992, is published six times each year. Every issue profiles top retirement towns, both undiscovered and well-known, and master-planned communities that cater to retirees. Where to Retire can be found on various newsstands and at Barnes & Noble bookstores. A one-year subscription to Where to Retire is $18. For a magazine subscription or to purchase a back issue, visit WhereToRetire.com.

The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States

The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.

Arizona

Dolce Vita at Superstition Mountain

Sun City Festival by Del Webb

Robson Ranch Arizona Resort Community

Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch by Del Webb

CantaMia by Vitalia

Quail Creek Resort Community

SaddleBrooke Ranch Resort Community

Trilogy at Vistancia

Talking Rock Ranch

Arkansas

Forest Lakes Garden Homes

California

Sun City Shadow Hills by Del Webb

Trilogy at Monarch Dunes

Colorado

Heritage Todd Creek

Delaware

Heritage Shores

Florida

Town of Harmony

Terra Vista at the Villages of Citrus Hills

Lakewood Ranch

Lakes of Mount Dora

On Top of the World Communities

Stone Creek by Del Webb

Solivita by Vitalia

Valencia Lakes

Georgia

Soleil Laurel Canyon

Riverwood Plantation

Cresswind at Lake Lanier

Sun City Peachtree by Del Webb

The Georgia Club

Louisiana

Sugar Mill Pond

North Carolina

Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club

Jefferson Landing

Brunswick Forest

Carolina Colours

St. James Plantation

Anderson Creek Club

River Landing

Oregon

NorthWest Crossing

Pennsylvania

Penn National Golf Course Community

Traditions of America at Silver Spring

South Carolina

Woodside Plantation

Daniel Island Real Estate

Lakeside Crossing

Seasons at Prince Creek West

Tennessee

Black Creek Mountain

Fairfield Glade

Westhaven

Texas

Robson Ranch Texas Resort Community

Comanche Trace

Utah

Daybreak

Virginia
Colonial Heritage

Wyoming

The Powder Horn Golf Community

Read more about Colonial Heritage here

Read more about other 55+ active adult communities in Williamsburg and Hampton Roads Virginia here

Sneak Preview of new models at Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg VA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Search homes for sale in Colonial Heritage ( Note- the new models at Colonial Heritage will not appear in this list until sometime in March)

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Want a chance to tell your home’s story ? 

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

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

Lennar Ratings Improve

colonial heritage signGood news this week for a major homebuilder in the Williamsburg VA area: Moody’s Investors Service  raised the corporate ratings of the Miami-based homebuilder Lennar Corp.

Lennar has developed and is building homes in numerous Virginia communities for 55+ active adults. They include  Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg VA,    Lees Parke in- Fredericksburg, VA –,  and  Heritage Highlands in- Lovettsville, VA –

Moody’s rating outlook is positive, and reflects Lennar’s largely successful mitigation of the risks outlined by Moody’s at the time of its downgrades in 2008 and 2009 during an abysmal housing market that is now improving but still struggling.

Among other things, Lennar "improved its ability to generate net income even as the majority of its peers continued to rack up losses," Moody’s said in its upgrade report.

colonial heritage clubhouseStill, Moody’s said the ratings incorporate Lennar’s elevated debt leverage and the likelihood that cash flow from operations will continue being negative in fiscal 2012.

The ratings agency expects the homebuilder’s volumes to rise moderately this year. But Moody’s warns that if the spring selling season is a bust or if the economy shows signs of recession, the positive rating may disappear.

Lennar earned $30.3 million, or 16 cents a share, for the three months ended Nov. 30, 2011, down from $32 million, or 17 cents a share, a year earlier. It has been profitable for seven straight quarters.

Housing starts for the industry rose 1.5% in January, according to the Commerce Department data, to the highest level since October 2008.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, starts increased to 699,000 from 689,000 for December, which was revised upward by 32,000. January housing starts rose 9.9% from 636,000 a year earlier.

Learn more about Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg VA

Learn about other 55+ active adult communities in Williamsburg, Yorktown, VA Beach, Chesapeake and Suffolk VA.

 

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

Some retirement communities offering incentives to spur seniors to move

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read the rest if the story here

Want to sell?

Liz Moore offers these tips for seniors looking to sell:

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

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

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

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

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Or search any of the following areas of Hampton Roads VA

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The Settlement at Powhatan Creek in Williamsburg VA- Ryan Homes

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Ryan Homes, the largest home builder in the Richmond, Williamsburg, VA corridor is  building new homes at The Settlement at Powhatan Creek a  55+ Active Adult community in Williamsburg Virginia

The Settlement at Powhatan Creek is a spectacular active adult community designed for those 55 and better who wish to simplify their lives without giving up style, space and convenience. Excitingly new,  The Settlement does exactly that, combining maintenance-free living with elegant, innovative design in a variety of single-family and town homes.

Featured_ListingsThe maintenance-free lifestyle rewards residents with more free time to spend with family, friends and neighbors.If you purchase  a home at The Settlement at Powhatan Creek, you can sell your lawn mower, rake and outside ladder because you’re finished with most outside home maintenance chores. Instead, you’ll have time for year round swimming, water aerobics, working out, playing tennis, biking, walking and socializing – just steps from your door.

Ryan Homes’ Legacy Active Adult homes are the newest single-family homes in The Settlement at Powhatan Creek. Available in 3 models, all with first floor owner’s suites and 2-car garages, they offer up to 3 bedrooms and up to 3 full baths, and some plans include second floor lofts, Walk up attics, guest suites, or a fully finished basements. Each home is fully ENERGY STAR® Qualified for significant energy cost savings. Customization options include rear sunrooms, gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, hardwood and ceramic tile flooring, designer lighting and so much more.

Prices  start in the $250’s for a detached Pisa model  ( Click here to be put on a  list for additional information)

 

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At this time there are multiple ranch home designs offered including the Brighton, Castleton, Brentwood and the Pisa as well as the Griffin Town home. New Designs should be unveiled in the coming months. Below are brief descriptions of the homes to be built by Ryan Homes at The Settlement at Powhatan Creek in Williamsburg VA

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE FINAL DETAILS ARE STILL IN THE WORKS
The Castleton-  1,989 sq.ft.  ( expandable)

From the upper $290’s

The Castleton is one of Ryan Homes’ newest and most versatile home-styles to be offered at The Settlement in Williamsburg VA. 
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Welcome home to the Castleton, where every amenity you want fits perfectly into the one-story living you desire. As you enter the Foyer, you’re greeted by beautiful glass French doors into the study and a graceful arched opening into the main living area. Through the arch is a separate Dining Room with optional tray ceiling, perfect for formal entertaining. Through another arch is the open Kitchen and Dinette, featuring a curved breakfast bar. The Kitchen is a cook’s dream with its ample counter and cabinet space and large pantry; don’t forget to upgrade to a separate cooktop and wall oven. Past the Dinette is a large Great Room. An optional fireplace is available in one of two different locations and brings additional light and warmth to the room. Add the optional Sunroom or Screened Porch and bring the outdoors in. Off the main living area, an arched ante space creates a private feel for the entrance to the Owner’s Suite. Highlighted by an optional tray ceiling, the Owner’s Bedroom features two huge walk-in closets and an Owner’s Bath with an oversized shower and double-bowl vanity. Or you can choose to upgrade to a separate soaking tub and shower in one of several alternate layouts. Don’t forget to add the optional Sitting Area, highlighted by another arch, to create a quiet retreat. Set apart from the common area by a arched hall off the Kitchen are two more bedrooms, each with large closets; a linen closet; full bath; and a convenient first floor Laundry Room with space for side-by-side machines and an optional laundry tub. Want even more room? Add the optional second floor, featuring an enormous Bonus Room and optional storage space, or choose another bedroom with walk-in closet and full bath. Regardless of the options you choose, the Castleton is available in elegant transitional and Cottage style elevations in a variety of stone, siding and brick.

 

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The Brentwood From the upper $280’s Square footage ranges from 1,730-3,900

Enter into the Foyer of the Brentwood and you’ll know you’ve entered a home of style and distinction. An elegant tray feature accents the 9’ ceiling, while graceful arches pull you into the living areas of the home. To the left are two spacious bedrooms and a full bath. To the right, a hall leads to a two car garage and a convenient and enormous 1st floor Laundry Room with storage shelves, room for side-by-side washer-dryer, and an optional laundry tub. Square footage ranges from 1,730-3,900.
Forward off of the Foyer is the main living area, spacious and filled with light from the vaulted ceiling and bank of windows on the rear wall of the Great Room. The Kitchen is open to the Great Room over an arched breakfast bar, and the dining Area is perfect for informal dinners at home. The optional Sunroom adds more room off the Great Room for entertaining. Don’t forget to add the optional Screened Porch for even more light and living area. There are plenty of options to make the home fit your lifestyle – choose a separate Dining Room with grand double arched entryway in lieu of a bedroom for more formal entertaining, or make it a Study featuring glass French doors and work from home. Add the extension to the house for an even larger Bedroom #2 with walk-in closet.
Set off from the main living area by a private arched entryway, the Owner’s Bedroom is a secluded retreat with an optional tray ceiling and enormous walk-in closet. The Owner’s Bath features a double-bowl vanity and separate shower and tub; or upgrade to the soaking tub for a spa-like experience. Don’t forget to add the optional Sitting Area to the bedroom, set off by columns. Want even more space? Add the optional Bonus Room upstairs; or make it into a Bonus Bedroom with walk-in closet and bath. The Brentwood features transitional and cottage elevations with brick, stone, and siding. No matter what options you choose, the Brentwood is a home that is sure to delight and inspire.

The Brighton – 1,716 sq.ft   (expandable to 2400 + square feet and up)
From the mid $290’s

Enjoy the advantages of one-story living in this lovely open ranch. This home features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a study.

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The kitchen, with breakfast bar and dining area, is open to the large vaulted great room. An open staircase from the great room can lead to an optional full basement. A second floor option can add a loft / bedroom combination or two additional guest bedrooms with an additional bath. The private owner’s suite with tray ceiling includes a walk-in closet and private bath with 5-foot shower and double vanities. This versatile floor plan can also be expanded with a rear sunroom..

View a Virtual Tour of the Brighton Model here

The Pisa – 1,406 sq.ft  (can be expanded) from the $250’s

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The Pisa features a split-bedroom plan. The Foyer features a large coat closet, with Bedrooms 2 and 3 to your left. Through the house is the Great Room with optional fireplace, open to the Dining Area and with a breakfast bar into the Kitchen. The upgrade Kitchen features an optional gourmet island and a hutch with glass doors. Add the Morning Room for more light and area for entertaining. The Owner’s Bath has a shower as standard, or get the upgraded shower with seat or tub. Add a 4’ extension to the Owner’s Bedroom for a larger walk-in closet and Owner’s Bath. With or without extension, an optional Sitting Area is available to expand the Owner’s Suite into a private retreat. The Pisa includes an Attic that can be just open finished space, or can include an optional bedroom and bath. An optional basement can also be finished with an optional bath. The Pisa has several traditional, classic elevations available.

View a Virtual Tour of the Pisa model here

UPDATE: Jan 2010

The attached town homes at The Settlement built by Ryan Homes will be the Griffin Model. Prices are still being finalized but should be in the lower $200’s ( call or email to be put on the waiting list) The first attached homes should be delivered around the  Sept/Oct 2011 time frame. Sales should commence on town homes beginning in April 2011.

The moment you see the Griffin, you will recognize it immediately as a Ryan villa home of elegance and functional style, with every amenity located on the first floor for the ultimate in convenience in one floor living.. As you enter the expansive foyer, you will see the intricate details immediately with the soaring 2-story ceiling and decorative column accenting the dining room. Through the dining room is the spacious great room with an incredible sloped ceiling. Choose the optional sunroom off of the great room to add light and drama to your new home. The conveniently designed kitchen features an island, plus spacious cabinet and counter space as well as a look-through into the dining room. The washer and dryer are conveniently located next to the dinette. The luxurious first-floor owner’s suite features a gigantic walk-in closet and dual vanity, and can be upgraded with an optional tray ceiling, delightful soaking tub and separate shower. Upstairs, there are two additional bedrooms, a loft, full bath and plenty of storage space. Complete your home with an enhanced lower level that can include an optional study and full bath. The Griffin includes three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a two-car garage.

+ All of the lawn and exterior maintenance is taken care of for you, each home is ENERGY STAR® Qualified to save money on energy costs, and each is backed by Ryan Homes’ 10-year warranty.

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See a virtual tour of the Griffin model here

 

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How do you pronounce "Powhatan?" What does it mean?
It’s pronounced "Pow-HAT-un." ("Pow" rhymes with "cow," and "HAT" rhymes with "cat.") Powhatan meant "waterfall" in the Virginia Algonquian language. It was originally the name of Chief Wahunsonacock’s home town (which was located near a waterfall.)

Who were some famous Powhatan Indians?
The most important Powhatan Indian was Chief Powhatan. His real name was Wahunsonacock. "Chief Powhatan" was his title as the leader of the Powhatan Confederacy. Chief Powhatan was actually more like a European king than a traditional Algonquian chief. In most Algonquian tribes, village chiefs came together in councils to make important decisions, and all the chiefs had to agree to take an action.
The most famous Powhatan Indian was Chief Powhatan’s daughter Pocahontas. A lot of stories told about Pocahontas are not true. Pocahontas was only eleven years old when she met John Smith, and they did not have a romance. The story about Pocahontas saving his life may not be true either. But Pocahontas really did marry another English colonist, John Rolfe. It was the most famous interracial marriage of the time. Pocahontas was only 21 when she died, but many people are descended from her son Thomas.

search homes for sale at the settlement williamsburg vaThe Settlement at Powhatan Creek is one of three 55+ active adult communities in the Williamsburg/  James City County area of Virginia. ( Colonial Heritage and The Villas at Five Forks are the others)  Set on 225 wooded acres bordered by Powhatan Creek. This planned active-adult community for people ages 55+  will feature 400 custom detached and attached  homes once complete.

Savor the advantages of brand-new construction and quality craftsmanship, the pleasure of a well-designed, maintenance-free home, and the tranquility of beautiful woodland surroundings.

A pedestrian-friendly walking community, The Settlement at Powhatan Creek in Williamsburg is located just minutes away from shopping centers, delectable dining venues, museums, the renowned College of William and Mary and the living history of Colonial Williamsburg.  Less than 5 minutes away are  2 major department stores,( Target, Belk,) a major food store,( Martins) several pharmacies, a full-service gas station, multiple banks, eateries, Office Depot, Pet Smart, Pier One , novelty stores, and service establishments such as video rental and parcel mailing. , next to the stunning array of shops and restaurants in New Town, .New Town is 365-acres of shopping, restaurants, entertainment, offices and homes located at the intersection of Ironbound Road and Monticello Avenue, just off Route 199 and adjacent to The College of William and Mary.  In New Town, you’ll find an extensive outdoor shopping mall with local stores and national chains, fine restaurants and quick eating, a 12-screen movie theater, medical and dental practices, banks and financial services, salons, gyms, the Courthouse and Post Office as well as offices for many of the area’s leading professional firms

Add to this the Mid-County Park complex–complete with “Kidsburg” playground, walking trails, tennis and lighted athletic fields. Around the corner is the 55-mile biking and walking Capital Trail starting at Jamestown and eventually ending in Richmond, VA.

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Over 70% of the 225 acre  site is dedicated green space and preserved woodland marsh. Many of the custom homes sites in The Settlement at Powhatan Creek are located on lots backing to pristine preserved areas.

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

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

Pool at the settlement williamsburg va Exterior home care,( even roof replacement when needed) lawn care, irrigation system maintenance and full use of the Residents’ Club

Fees at The Settlement range from $175-$250 monthly. $250 for detached homes.

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

Read about the Wayne Harbin and Marque Homes At The Settlement

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The Settlement Siteplan

SITE PLAN FOR THE SETTLEMENT AT POWHATAN CREEK

Neighborhood Amenities at The Settlement

  • Gated Residential Community with Keypad and Security Cameras
  • Two Thirds of the Community Acreage will be Natural Green space
  • Exterior Home and Grounds Maintenance Included in Low Monthly Fee ($250 per month detached homes, $175 per month attached homes)
  • Natural Walking Trails
  • Gazebo, Benches and Pond
  • Nature Overlook
  • Birding Opportunities

Why should you live at The Settlement in Williamsburg VA ?

There are many things that set The Settlement at Powhatan Creek apart from other Active Adult communities:

clubhouse at the settlementRESIDENTS’ CLUB

The focal point of the community is a multi -million dollar Residents’ Club which features indoor and outdoor pools, spa, tennis court, fitness and aerobics rooms, ballroom, spaces for cards, crafts and hobbies, a billiards game room, and a catering kitchen for residents’ use. The full-time activities director oversees club operations, organizes neighborhood clubs and interest groups, schedules educational and instructional classes, and plans trips and events.

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The Settlement is affiliated with the Williamsburg National Golf Club, less than a mile away. The club has two championship 18-hole courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Clark.  Williamsburg National courses are consistently ranked as two of the top courses you can play in Virginia.  Residents of the Settlement are offered special membership incentives, including an initiation fee of only $4,000. Note: You do not have to be a member to play Williamsburg National. Check their website for current specials.

 
CARE-FREE LIVING

The Settlement provides exterior maintenance of your home and grounds–standard. This sets them apart from most other communities. Monthly fees include roof replacement, exterior home care, lawn care, irrigation system maintenance and full use of the Residents’ Club.

 
LOW TAXES

The Settlement at Powhatan Creek is located in James City County, Virginia which has one of the lowest real estate taxes around.  Real estate taxes are only $0.77 per hundred dollars of assessed value. Annual taxes on a $300,000 home, would be  $2,310 ( YES, THAT’S CORRECT) Two Thousand Three Hundred and Ten Dollars Annual taxes.

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Location Map of The Settlement

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Read what Homeowners at The Settlement are saying

“The location of The Settlement is great for a quick lunch or a quick trip to the store,” says Dick Yenni, who moved here  from nearby Season’s Trace with his wife, Liz. “We looked at several communities in the Williamsburg area and didn’t find as many of the features we desired until we looked at The Settlement.”

Perry and Nancy Stone, the second homeowners to move in, like the leisure lifestyle at The Settlement at Powhatan Creek. “We have no yard work – that’s one of the major things,” Nancy Stone says. The Stones also appreciate the convenient location. “It’s only five minutes farther down the road to Governor’s Land where we lived before, but it seems like we’re a lot closer in. It feels closer to everything.” “My husband uses the workout room and I swim laps,” Nancy Stone says. “When the weather is nice, we have met at the clubhouse with some neighbors for some wine.” Yenni, a retired NASA research pilot, likes to keep active and work out – and the club offers plenty of options. “They have an indoor and an outdoor pool,” he says. “The indoor pool is good for swimming laps. The clubhouse has a well equipped exercise room with all the machines.”

Sisters Nancy and Rosemary Nevin had always loved visiting Williamsburg and were thrilled to be able to move here. “We found a house plan that had two master bedroom suites,” Nancy Nevin says. “Once we got inside the model, we saw the inside was even better than the outside. We also have a guest bedroom and bathroom, a sunroom in the back, a kitchen/dining room and a library off the living room. We also had an elevator put in.” The Nevins had high praise for Harbin, who worked to make sure that Rosemary Nevin could access the house under construction even as she was recovering from knee surgery. “They went out of their way to be helpful,” Nancy Nevin says. “One worker even built a ramp so she could get into the house to see everything. Working with the Harbin group was fabulous.” The Nevins are still settling in, but are already enjoying the amenities at The Settlement. “I’ve never lived in a place that has both an indoor and an outdoor pool, let alone an exercise room that has the equipment this one does,” Nancy Nevin says. “I also like the whole area because you can walk without worrying. We’re extremely happy here

Photos from around The Settlement

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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 Wine and Food Festival

Wine-Logo-sm The first annual Williamsburg Wine and Food Festival is coming to Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg VA on May 22 and 23, 2010. And if you enjoy fine wine, gourmet food and incredible entertainment then you are not going to want to miss this special event.

Christopher Cross, whose five Grammy and Academy awards include the hit "Sailing," will perform

Cross, whose other hits include "Ride Like The Wind", "Arthur’s Theme" from the Dudley Moore comedy "Arthur", and "Think of Laura" is one of two solo artists to win all “Big Four” Grammy Awards for Record, Song, Album and New Artist in the same year.
Concert tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at williamsburgwineandfoodfestival.com or at Colonial Heritage.

The festival runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 23. Food and wine demonstrations will be presented throughout the two-day event, and attendees can view art and purchase boutique items from clothing to jewelry.
The $25 pre-order general admission per person includes food and wine tasting. A two- day general admission is $40. Admission day of is $30 or $50 for two days

More than 30 Virginia wineries and 10 gourmet food vendors have been selected to participate in this two-day extravaganza. Food and wine demonstrations will be presented throughout the weekend, and we are pleased to announce that Kevin Zraly, best selling author of Windows On The World Complete Wine Course and one of the world’s leading wine educators will conduct his signature wine appreciation seminar.

Proceeds from the Williamsburg Wine and Food Festival will be donated to the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation. The Colonial Heritage Community Foundation is a new non-profit organization that supports family caregivers, promotes active aging and strengthens the community through the enrichment of quality of life for all residents of Colonial Heritage and the greater Williamsburg area.

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Read more about Colonial Heritage Active Adult 55+ community here

Boomers 55+ Housing Wish List

In the course of my job as a real estate agent in the area I work with quite a few 55+ baby Boomers looking to move or considering a move to the area.  Most seem to have similar requests in what they are looking for in a home.

NAHB and Metlife surveyed them to confirm their true desires. Except for the the median price they expect to pay ( $189,426 ) which is way off the Williamsburg median price. Most of the other finding ring true.

So  what are baby boomers looking for in the real estate market? And what are they actually willing to pay for? 

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55+ Active Adult Communities in Hampton Roads, VA

After a recent prospect came to town looking for a home in a 55+ community in Williamsburg I assumed as I always do that they would want to live here in Williamsburg, VA.  To my surprise they chose VA Beach over Williamsburg. ( A rare occurrence) It seems that they wanted to be closer to their kids who live in VA Beach so they purchased a home in West Neck a 55+ golf community in  Virginia Beach, Virginia .The West Neck community sits on a quiet 620 acres and features a beautiful 18 hole, 72-par, Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, designed by Arnold Palmer and Palmer Course Design Company, that presents holes ranging from 5,031 to 7,010 yards.  Eight distinct villages with a total of 930 homes comprise the West Neck  community.

To that I end I have compiled a list of most of the 55+ Active Adult communities in Hampton Roads. This includes the Chesapeake, Gloucester, Franklin, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Suffolk,  VA Beach, and Yorktown VA areas.

Chesapeake, VA -Eagle Pointe at Cahoon Plantation, One Ford Place, Legacy at Washington Arms, The Retreat At Greenbrier, Riverwalk, Monarch Walk, The Commons at Hunningdon, Sommerton

Gloucester , Va– Villas at Gloucester- Coming in 2010

Franklin, VA-Village at Woods End

Portsmouth, VA-Villas of River Pointe – Portsmouth

Smithfield, VA– Villas at Smithfield, Church Square

Suffolk, VA-The Seasons on Lake Meade

VA Beach, VA-Bay Village Condos, West Neck, Chelsea Place, Atlantic Shores

Williamsburg, VA-Colonial Heritage Gated Active Adult Community, Villas At Five Forks, The Settlement at Powhatan Creek

Yorktown, VA-Rainbrook Villas, Villas at Yorktown

Click here for the current map. I will continue to add new communities as they become available. If you know of any I missed please let me know

If you would like an email with prices and specifications for all homes , town homes, condos in 55+ communities in Williamsburg or Hampton Roads VA click here 

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5395 This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf.  John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market.  His websites, www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  and   www.MrWilliamsburg.com, were created as a comprehensive resource about living in Williamsburg and Hampton Roads, with the hopes of selling a house now and again.  You can reach him at 757.254.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SITE PLAN FOR THE SETTLEMENT AT POWHATAN CREEK

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Location Map of The Settlement

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

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

 

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

 

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

About Roger McLellon:

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

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

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

Villas at Five Forks in Williamsburg, VA

3original The Villas at Five Forks is a quaint village of just 90 homes offering the finest in upscale condominium living. The award winning homes are designed to offer residents quality, single story living with a variety of condominium services. There are four models available that offer two or three bedrooms. All feature a two car garage as well as a garden patio or veranda. Pricing  starts in the low $290’s.

 

villasatfiveforks Within the neighborhood will be  a heated pool and community center with a fitness room. Services provided with home ownership include lawn mowing, fertilization and weed control, landscape maintenance, snow removal ( if it ever snows) and exterior building maintenance.

Located in the heart of the Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown it is right down the road from New Town and within walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants, shops ,banks, etc. The James and Chickahominy rivers are close by as is the award winning Williamsburg National Golf Course.

villasfiveforkswilliamsburg This upscale community will offer a quaint , village atmosphere with tree lined streets, green spaces with colorful flowers, sidewalks,park benches, lush green lawns and walking trail.

 

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Home Models available at the Villas at Five Forks include :

The Canterbury

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Canterbury Details: Single Story, 1860 SF living area, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Den, Veranda, Two Pantry Closets, Laundry Room, Storage Room, Optional Garden Patio, Attached 2-car garage, Vaulted Ceilings in living room.

And the Abbey

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Abbey Details: Single Story, 1720 Square feet, 2 Master Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Veranda, Two Pantry Closets, Laundry Room, Storage Room, Attached 2-car garage, Vaulted Ceilings in living room.

 

Site plan for The Villas at Five  Forks

 

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Location Map of The Villas at Five Forks in Williamsburg, VA

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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!

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

It’s Inventory Sale Time at Colonial Heritage!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$379,000

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

chpoolwilliamsburg $375,000

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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      Colonial Heritage Williamsburg Virginia 55+ Active Adult Community

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

       

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

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

       

       

       


       Comments from Golfers at Colonial Heritage:

       2008  Best secret in Williamsburg!!

      -Beautiful, well-maintained, chess game.

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

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

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

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

       2008
       

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

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

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

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

       

       

      New Town Williamsburg VA

      Explore New Town in Williamsburg VA

      What is so special about New Town in Williamsburg VA? Theatres. Great restaurants. Gift shops, bookstores, and healthcare facilities all located within walking distance from your home. A bustling town center, retail stores and office space also serve this community of new homes and businesses.

      New Town embraces the idea of “new urbanism”, where neighborhoods are designed to be diverse, accessible, safe, and self-sustaining. Careful planning and development integrate 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 spacious lofts, apartments, and town homes in New Town. Condos are available in New Town both in Bennington and in the newly opened Foundation Square. Prices start in the $200’s and range to over $450k.  Town Homes are still readily available in New Town both new and resale. All have garages either attached or detached. 2, 3, 4 bedroom town homes are available with prices starting in the mid $250’s . Abbey Commons, Chelsea Green and Savannah Square are some of the neighborhoods found within New Town.  Detached homes are soon to be available in New Town . Pricing is yet to be determined. If you would like to be the first to know about these homes email John@MrWilliamsburg.com  or call me at 757 254 8136 .Open acreage and trails provide ample room for walking, biking and other types of outdoor recreation. Commerce thrives in the Discovery Business Park, a setting designed to foster research and development ventures with the nearby College of William and Mary. New retail, dining and service businesses continue to join the bustling business district of New Town.

      Sitting on the front porch with a glass of cold lemonade. Strolling along spacious sidewalks and stopping to chat with neighbors. Walking to the ice cream parlor…or even walking to work! These things are what made traditional neighborhoods so endearing and enduring, imparting a lasting sense of community. New Town in Williamsburg VA offers residents the best of both worlds, combining an old-fashioned neighborhood feeling with the latest in amenities, technology, and commerce.

      Would you like to explore the real estate possibilities in New Town further ? Click here to search all condos town homes and detached homes for sale in New town, Williamsburg VA

      Click here to search housing possibilities in all other communities in the Williamsburg, James City County, York County, New Kent County, areas of Virginia

      Williamsburg VA Active Adult Communities Villas at Five Forks

       

        Villas At Five Forks

       

       

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

       

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

      All of the plans are one floor living

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

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

      Williamsburg VA Condos and Town homes

      Question: We are interested in exploring housing options in Williamsburg, Va . We would like to be as close to the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg VA as possible. However, when I search for information on downtown living there, I only come up with communities that seem to reside out the town of Williamsburg. Are their any condo or town-home neighborhoods or communities closer into town near the college of William and Mary ? If you could give some general information on what options exist? Thank you in advance.


      Answer: This is a question I am asked quite often. It’s surprising how many people dream about moving to Williamsburg Va. Some have had children attend school at William and Mary and grown to enjoy the city from numerous visits other simply like living amongst history and after visiting many time throughout the years finally make a decision to move. Some have been second home buyers who will test the waters before committing to full time living her in Williamsburg. The tax rate at .54 per $100 is one of the lowest rate around the area. It is almost half the rate of neighboring cities on the peninsula. I’m not sure what your price range is but the closest townhome/condos Would be Counselors Close neighborhood It has a very traditional Williamsburg Look and feel but is priced in the $500k + range.There are a few condo developments about 1 mile from the Colonial area of Williamsburg The Woodland off of Jamestown Rd, The Oaks off of South Henry near rt 199 both sell in the $250k + price range. There is Wyndham and Wyndham Plantation near Colonial Parkway off Capital Landing Rd that sells for the $300k-$400k price range. A little further away is Brandywyne a community of detached upscale homes with small yards. All yard maintenance is included in the homeowner fees at Brandywyne. Bristol Commons is another condo community in the city located near the new High Street Development. Prices there start in the low $200,000 for two bedroom condos. Further out still on the Bypass but still within the city limits of Williamsburg are Claiborne and Westgate Condos. Both start in the low $200,000 for two bedroom condos. The Village at Quarterpath is  a brand new community about 1/2 a mile from the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg. Both attached townhomes and detached homes. Prices for townhomes in Quarter Path start at $280,000 for two bedroom townhomes. Detached homes anywhere  close ( walking distance) to the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg ares going to be more expensive than townhomes/ condos a few miles away in James City County. You may want to consider New Town. Condos there start in the $230k price range for one bedrooms or $255,000+ for two bedroom condos. Bennington and Foundation Square are the two condo developments in New Town. Both offer elevators. Foundation Square has underground parking, BEnnington offers assigned carports for parking. Townhomes in New Town range from around $300,000 to $500,000. Square footage in these townhomes range from 1600 to over 3000. New Town is only 3-4 miles from the Colonial Area of Williamsburg has almost all of the conveniences you would need to live. Grocery Store ( Trader Joes just opened), Restaurants ( at last count there were 19+ places to eat in New Town) , Banks, Medical offices, Movie theater, Barnes & Noble and many more shops. Bus service is available to other areas of Williamsburg VA
      High Street is a brand new development just being developed in the City of Williamsburg on Bypass Rd about 2 miles from the Restored area of CW. It will feature Townhomes with starting prices in the high $400’s. It will be another planned community ( like New Town) but on a smaller scale, featuring shops , restaurants,movie theater. If you want to consider condos a little farther from the center of town there are numerous communities with prices starting in the low $200,000’s. It only takes a few hours to tour all of the developments in the area .Please contact  me if you would like to take a brief tour and see all of the available options for housing in Williamsburg VA.

      I will post a few photos of each condo and town home neighborhood in Williamsburg, Virginia so that you can get a feel for each area/ neighborhood.

      Williamsburg Symphonia Encore Affairs

      Encore Affairs!

      Welcome to the third season of Encore Affairs – a series of posh parties, openings of opulent collections and delightful dining to benefit The Williamsburg Symphonia in Williamsburg , VA. Generously hosted by enthusiastic League members and friends in their beautiful homes or private venues, these events sell out fast.

      In fact, five of the Encore Affairs events have already sold out! Don’t be disappointed. Call 564-7494 or 229-0640 for more information.

      Click here to download a printable Encore Affairs Reservation Form.

      Brilliant art and sculpture, a rustic picnic on “The Rivah,” and a half-mile of model train tracks for HO gauge engines and cars that chug through 1830s-era villages and landscapes . . . all these and many other visual and culinary treats await you when you reserve your place at an Encore Affair. Whether you’re a new or a long-time resident, you’re sure to find an “affair” you won’t want to miss. Join your friends or make new acquaintances at one or more venues for this fundraiser that is the talk of the town. A portion of each admission cost is tax deductible.

      Affair #1: Picnic on “The Rivah”Sat., September 20, 2008, 1:00-4:00 p.m., at the Cruikshank home on Wilton Creek, Hartfield, Va., for 65 guests, $50 each. Watch artists at work, painting the spectacular scenery.

      Affair #2: Brunch Among the LeavesSunday, October 12, 2008, 12 noon, at the home of Jean Leavengood in Kingsmill, for 20 guests, $50 each. Guests will sit on the deck beside a cozy outdoor fireplace; Bloody Marys, Mimosas and a gourmet brunch will be served. A tour of this elegant home to view the eclectic art collection is an added feature. SOLD OUT!

      Affair #3: Wine & Fondue PartySaturday, October 18, 2008, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Epstein home in Kingsmill, for 50 guests, $40 each.

      Affair #4: On Track . . . With Fine Art & RailroadsSaturday, November 1, 2008, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the home of Bob and Ann Louise Mann in Ford’s Colony, for 35 guests, $35 each. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

      Affair #5: Art, Wine, Bugattis & Mediterranean CuisineSaturday, November 22, 2008, 6:00-8:30 p.m., at the home of Gulay and Clyde Berryman in Colonial Heritage, for 35 guests, $50 each. SOLD OUT!

      Affair #6: Hearts & Flowers CocktailsSaturday, February 14, 2009, 5:30-7:00 p.m., at the home of Mott and Diane Robertson in Kingsmill, for 35 guests, $35 each. A strolling violinist will provide the music, and Diane will make petite bouquets for all the Sweethearts (ladies) present.

      Affair #7: A Chef’s KitchenTuesday March 3, 2009, 6:30-9:30 p.m., presented by Chef John Gonzales, in the heart of Williamsburg, for 25 guests, $80 each. A special guest may make an appearance. SOLD OUT!

      Affair #8: Who’s Afraid of Opera?Sunday, March 29, 2009, 5:30-8:00 p.m., at the home of Paul & Marge Tongue in Ford’s Colony, for 40 guests, $50 each. Opera Talk with Lynda Sharrett will be accompanied by Merry Food & Drink.

      Affair #9: A Feast of Peacocks at the Muscarelle Museum of ArtFriday, April 24, 2009, 7:00-9:00 p.m. for 32 guests, $50 each. This elegant event coincides with the museum’s Tiffany exhibit. SOLD OUT!

      Affair #10: German May Day Garden PartyFriday, May 1, 2009, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the home of Ian & Diane Carr in Holly Hills, for 40 guests, $50 each. An accordion player in German attire will serenade the party-goers.

      Affair #11: LPGA PartySaturday, May 9, 2009, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., (during the Michelob Ultra Golf Tournament), at the home of Ray & Anne Liss Flanders in Kingsmill, for 30 guests, $40 each. From a prime viewing spot, overlooking the tricky 8th green of the magnificent River Course, you can watch the best of the professional lady golfers make (or miss) their putts. SOLD OUT!

      The Williamsburg Symphonia League extends its heartfelt thanks to all the Encore Affairs hosts and volunteers for their gracious hospitality and kind generosity.

      Find out more about the Williamsburg Symphonia here

      Corporate partners and donors provide essential funding for The Williamsburg Symphonia. They are gratefully acknowledged below. Please patronize and thank these public-spirited friends of Williamsburg’s own professional chamber orchestra:

      Corporate Sponsors of the Williamsburg Symphonia:

      Season Underwriters :

      WBach 107.9 Williamsburg’s Classical Station

      Stephen Shonka / Family Retirement Planning and Wealth Management.

      Seasons Sponsors :

      Bay Rivers Group Wealth Advisors

      Davenport Group

      Merril Lynch

      Scott and Stringfellow

      John Hancock

      Old Point National Bank

      TowneBank

      Suntrust

      Williamsburg Landing

      WindsorMeade of Williamsburg

      C & F Bank


       

      Williamsburg Virginia Real Estate

      Search the Williamsburg, Virginia MLS (Multiple Listing Service) for current property for sale listings HERE!

      Contact Mr Williamsburg.com/ John Womeldorf – Realtor(r) by phone at 757 254 8136  and by email at John@MrWilliamsburg.com
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      Williamsburg, Virginia is a community of approximately 70,000 people, located in James City County, Virginia. It is also considered to be part of the Hampton Roads/ Tidewater metropolitan area.

       

      The following types of housing are readily available in and around Williamsburg, VA :

      • Single Family Homes from $100,000 to $4,000,000
      • Historic homes from $100,000 to $1,500,000
      • New construction homes from $205,000 to $3,000,000
      • Townhouses & Townhouses from $150,000 to $600,000
      • Patio homes from $275,000 to $500,000
      • Suburban condos & condominiums from $150,000 to $500,000
      • City condos & condominiums from $200,000 to $600,000
      • Duplex & multi-unit housing from $100,000 to $1,500,000
      • Improved lots from $100,000 to $2,0000,000
      • Unimproved lots from $100,000 to $500,000
      • Estates homes & property from $100,000 to $4,500,000
      • Raw land from $100,000 to $25,000,000
      • Farmlets from $100,000 to $2,500,000
      • Farms & agricultural from $100,000 to $ 5,000,000
      • Hunting & recreation property from $100,000 to $500,000
      • Oceanfront property from $800,000 to $4,500,000
      • Waterfront property from $300,000 to $4,500,000
      • Lakefront property from $500,000 to $4,500,000
      • Riverfront property from $300,000 to $4,500,000 from $100,000 to $500,000
      • Resort property from $200,000 to $4,500,000
      • Golf homes & property from $260,000 to $4,500,000
      • Investment and rental property from $100,000 to $3,500,000
      • Commercial from $90,000 to $50,000,000
      • Foreclosed from $100,000 to $1,500,000
      • Speculative from $100,000 to $4,500,000

      In 2007, there were approximately 1300 real estate and property transactions in the Williamsburg, Virginia area. 

      Local neighborhoods and subdivisions in Williamsburg/ James City County/ York County/ New Kent County areas of Virginia include :

      Berkley’s Green, Braemar Creek Condos, Brandywyne,  Brickshire,Burlington Woods,  Claiborne Condos, Colonial Heritage,  Creekside Landing, Cromwell Ridge, Farms at New Kent,   Fairway Villas, Felgate Woods, Fords Colony, Foundation Square, Fenwick Hills, Fernbrook, Fieldcrest,First Colony,Fox Ridge, Governors Land, Governors Grove at Five Forks, Freedom Woods,  Graylin Woods, Greensprings Plantation, Greensprings West, Governor Land,  Heritage Landing, High Street, Holy Hills, Jamestown Hundred, Kensington Woods,  Kingsmill,  Kingspoint, Kingswood, Kristiansand, LaFontaine Condos, Lake Powell, Landfall at Jamestown, Liberty Crossing, Longhill Gate, Longhill Station, Longhill Woods, Mallard Hill, Michelle Pont,  Monticello Woods, Mulberry Place,New Town, Patriots Colony, Patriots Landing, Pelegs Point, Penniman East, Penniman Woods, Piney Creek, Pocahontas Square, Pointe at Jamestowne, Port Anne, Powhatan Secondary, Powhatan Place, Powhatan Plantation, Powhatan Woods,  Priorslee, Queens Creek, Queens Farm, Queens Lake, Queenswood, Raintree, Richmond Hill, Riverview Plantation, Rolling Woods, Royal Grant, Scotts Pond, Seasons Trace, Settlers Market,  Settlers Mill,  Shores of York, Skiffes Creek, Skimino Landing, Skimino Hills,  Skipwith Farms, Springhill, St. Georges Hundred, Stonehouse, Stonehouse Glen, The Farms of New Kent,The Meadows, The Mews, The Oaks at Fenton Mill, The Woodlands, The Woods, The Retreat, The Settlement at Powhatan Creek, The Vineyards, Village at Quarterpath, Villages at Powhatan, Villages at Westminster, Villas at Five Forks, Vinniterra,Walnut Hills, Waterford,  Warhill Green, Wellington, Westgate,  Wexford Hills, Whitehall, Williamsburg West, Windmill Point, Vineyard Heights,  Westmoreland, Westport,  Westray Downs, Williamsburg Bluffs, Williamsburg Commons, Williamsburg Village at Norge, Windsor Forest, Wyndham , Yorkshire, Yorktown            

       

       

       

      • Local zip codes in this community include: 23185, 23188, 23168, 23141.

       

       

      Public and private school systems serving families in the area include James City County/ Williamsburg Schools, York County Schools, New Kent Schools. Travelers and commuters in this area are served by train, with the Amtrak Williamsburg station, highway by Interstate 64, exits 234- 247 interchanges.

      The community was founded in the early 1700’s with an economy driven by the government contracting, Tourism, William and Mary, Anheuser Busch industries. Local events and activities include many local cultural events and organizations based near and around Williamsburg.

      Exceptional recreational opportunities in and around the region include golfing, kayaking, hiking, equestrian, biking, mountain biking, cycling, boating. Other notable features of the area are a vibrant growing suburban community with a well-educated, active population.

       


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      The Mr Williamsburg team provides service to both buyers and sellers of real property, and provides property rental management services and does represent renters.

      Mr Williamsburg.com maintains a focus on Military, Relocation, Golfers and Retirees looking to move to the Williamsburg Virginia area.

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      Williamsburg VA Real Estate New Town

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      New Urbanism is the core design philosophy of New Town, Williamsburg, VA. This international movement seeks to create a more sustainable building approach by balancing homes, jobs, and the preservation of meaningful open spaces on a more human scale. No big boxes, no mega-malls, just what we need for great living, where we need it.

      The CNU’s Charter of the New Urbanism says:

      We advocate the restructuring of public policy and development practices to support the following principles: neighborhoods should be diverse in use and population; communities should be designed for the pedestrian and transit as well as the car; cities and towns should be shaped by physically defined and universally accessible public spaces and community institutions; urban places should be framed by architecture and landscape design that celebrate local history, climate, ecology, and building practice.

      Founded nearly thirty years ago by forward thinking planners and architects, New Urbanism has found national and international successes and is no longer considered Utopian theory about how we can live.

      In the last two decades, amazing places like Seaside and Celebration, Florida,Stapleton Colorado, Kentlands, Maryland, and Harbor Town, Tennessee, have seen the return of not only community, but of sustainable value. Kids are safely outdoors more, neighbors know each other better, everyone cares more about the community in which they live.

      What’s more, these communities are showing that higher densities with meaningful green spaces create a lasting value, both financially and socially.

      New Urbanism seeks to provide transportation alternatives while creating positive places. By reducing automobile dependence and providing mobility choices, places like New Town, Williamsburg, VA can reduce the cost of living and the cost of commuting at the same time.

      I encourage you to learn more about the New Urbanism by visiting the Congress for the New Urbanism at www.cnu.org.

      New Town, Williamsburg, VA business districts are like nothing you may have experienced in a suburban setting.

      Shops, entertainment, and a vibrant office environment work together in perfect synergy to satisfy the daily needs of residents while providing unparalleled choice to those who visit.

      It’s another way that New Town, Williamsburg, VA raises the bar on complete living, meeting all of the needs of the community, businesses and residents alike.

      Forget what you know about shopping in suburbia. You won’t find the endless sea of strip malls and parking lots in New Town, Williamsburg, VA.  What you will find is a return of what has long been missing from our daily lives…what you want, where you want it.

       At New Town you can drop off the kids to their dance class, walk to the corner for coffee, get some other errands done, without ever getting in the car.

      What’s even better is that you can do it all in walking distance from your home.

      The retail is aimed at the needs of those that live here, and is located with a keen eye on convenience. Whether it’s a salon, the groceries, or the gym, all will are thoughtfully available in a way that makes life easier for you.

      What could be a better commute than no commute at all?

      In New Town, Williamsburg, VA, the distance barriers are being broken down down for all types of business environments, and the office is no exception. Who said offices should be separate from the places that we live and play. Big and smaller companies alike  have space walkable to dozens of restaurants, shops and services. No more rushing the lunch hour. 

      The only drawback to living and working ion New Town ? No more calling in late because of a back up on I-64!

      In most suburban communities, taking a walk means putting your health in jeopardy because you are sharing roads that are built to move cars, not pedestrians.  New Town, Williamsburg, VA  turns this notion on end, recognizing that one of the best sustainable practices is providing the opportunity to walk and bike to most daily needs.New Town, Williamsburg, VA  encourages walking by creating beautiful environments to walk through, making it an easy decision to leave the car in the garage more often.

      Design details like narrow streets and wide sidewalks  ensure that the streets of New Town, Williamsburg, VA are inviting to the pedestrian, making a sensible choice of what was once not an option in the suburbs.

      Neighborhood Parks

      In  New Town, Williamsburg, VA everyone has the chance to experience wonderful outdoor settings within easy walking distance from their homes. No matter where you are in New Town, Williamsburg, VA  there are plazas, greens and courtyards. You will surely find your personal favorite among the dozens of neighborhood parks.

      In New Town the streets are interconnected with  each other and provides over four miles of continuous trails through over three hundred acres of park system. 

      Roads/ Transportation

      Roads. There have always been too few to handle the traffic of the suburbs. The fact is, there will never be enough roads if cars are the only way to get around.

      Bicycles have easy routes to all corners of the community, allowing for more than recreational rides. Expect to see more people shopping and going to work by bike as they recognize the ease of getting out of the fast lane in New Town, Williamsburg, VA

       Community buses provide chances for residents to conveniently travel to Colonial Williamsburg and other parts of James City County without having to drive and park. 

      There is an Amtrak Station within a few miles in Williamsburg which  provides a link to Downtown Richmond, Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City and beyond.

      Most importantly, New Town is proving that businesses and homes can exist in close proximity enabling people to live in a truly walkable distance from nearly all of their daily needs. At  New Town, Williamsburg, VA  the choice of how you travel is back in your hands. 

      Diversity

       New Town, Williamsburg, VA is a place for all people. It is that simple. Gone is the notion that you have to have kids, or have to be an “active adult” or other category of lifestyle. A wide  variety of styles of housing, providing equal opportunities for living by those of vastly different means.

      The American Dream of today is different than that of decades ago. Today, we want something more than anything else…our time.  New Town, Williamsburg, VA gives people more of their day to make choices that are meaningful to them.

      Lifestyle

      In New Town, Williamsburg, VA residents will not have to fight traffic on their way home from work or venture far from their front door to pick up a loaf of bread. Social, leisure, and entertainment opportunities are equally accessible and convenient.

      Housing choices are plentiful in New Town. Mid Rise Condos are available in both Bennington on the Park and Foundation Square, Town homes are available in Abbey Commons, Savannah Square and Chelsea Green,  prices range from the low $200’s for condos to around $500k for the largest town homes .Floor plans range in size from 1200 to over 3000 square feet.  Detached homes will be available in the future. Prices and plans have yet to be announced. There are also town home style apartments for rent available at Oxford of New Town

      Dining

      As of today I counted 20 different places to eat in New Town. There should be a place for everyone’s taste. It includes : Art Cafe 26, Barnes and Noble, Bonefish Grill, Buon Amici, California,Tortilla, Center Street Grill, Cheeburger Cheeburger, CoCo Chocolatier, Great Harvest Bread Co, Green Leafe New Town, Harbour Coffee , Ichiban ( chinese cuisine), Maggie Moos Ice Cream, New Town Coffee and Tea, Opus 9 Steakhouse, Panera, Quiznos, Thai Pot and The Corner Pocket ( a billiard parlor as well as restaraunt)

      As a local REALTOR working in New Town I would be happy to assist you in finding a home there.  Click this link to search all real estate ,homes, condos town homes ,new and resale  currently for sale in New Town/ James City County Williamsburg VA

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      Williamsburg Va Real Estate/ The Settlement at Powhatan Creek

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      New Ranch homes are now being built at The Settlement at Powhatan Creek, Williamsburg Va’s newest 55+ Active adult community Prices NEW RANCH PLANS STARTING AT $362,000. Homes sizes range from 1700 to 3200 square feet. In addition to ranch homes two story homes are available both attached ( town homes ) and deatched  with  one level living in these homes the master suite, kitchen and living area are all on the first floor. The second floors include  additional bedrooms and baths for guests , and rooms for offices or recreational activities. Most floor plans can accommodate a residential elevator as an option.
      The Settlement at Powhatan Creek features an innovative master-planned design overflowing with amenities, including an activity-focused residents’ club. Set on 225 wooded acres in the Powhatan Creek watershed of James City County. The varied topography of the area near Powhatan Creek and the abundance of greenspace will make this a desirable location to live. This planned active-adult community for people ages 55+ features 400 custom homes and is located in the heart of Williamsburg’s Monticello area, New Town; close to extensive shopping, movei theaters, golf, grocery stores, restaraunts, business and the historic areas.

      The centerpiece of The Settlement at Powhatan Creek is The Residence Club scheduled to open this September. The 15,0000 square-foot  private club house features an indoor and outdoor pool, aerobics studio, fitness room, as well as billiards lounge with fireplace, and a grand ballroom complete with catering kitchen.  Card rooms and spaces for arts and crafts are planned as well.

       Over 70% of the site is dedicated green space and preserved woodland marsh. Many of the custom homes sites in The Settlement at Powhatan Creek are located on lots backing to pristine preserved areas.

      All of the homes in The Settlement at Powhatan Creek feature low-maintenance exteriors with a maintenance package included in the Home Owners Association fees.

      Homes are  built by Marque Homes (  PHBA Builder of the Year 1998, 2002, 2006 ) and Wayne Harbin  (award-winning Southern Living custom builder) synonymous with QUALITY offer first-floor living with additional bedrooms upstairs. Other options, such as media rooms, lofts, bonus rooms, 10′ ceilings, large custom molding, and other ammenities, will be available. 
       

      Call for directions or to make an appointment to view the models in the Settlement at Powhattan Creek, Colonial Heritage, The Villas at Five Forks or any other community in the Williamsburg Va area.

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      Moving/Retiring to Willamsburg VA For young and old alike !

      I wanted to share an excellent post by by Andrew Petkofsky for Virginia Business. I have added a few links to direct you to areas of information.

      Ken Carr retired to Williamsburg because he didn’t want to get away from it all. As a sales and marketing executive in the fashion industry, he had enjoyed a fast-paced career and was looking for a gentler climate than his home in the Chicago suburbs.

      But nice weather and recreational options were only part of it: Carr also hoped for opportunities to keep busy and take on new challenges. “You spend your life working, as many of us have, five or six days a week with the pulse of business,” he says. “To just have that stop, psychologically, I didn’t find that it was all that appealing.”

      When Carr moved with his wife, Nancy, to the gated community of Ford’s Colony in 1999, he immediately occupied himself building a retirement house. Someone asked if he would sell it, so he built another.

      Then he became increasingly involved sharing his business experience with those just starting out. Carr connects with business clients through the Service Corps of Retired Executives, a national program coordinated locally through the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance. “It’s a great way to use the expertise that you have,” says Carr, who is 65. “It’s also an incredible opportunity for businesses or organizations to get people who are very accomplished to assist them — the kind of team that quite frankly they couldn’t go out and hire.”

      In fact, so many former executives and high-ranking military officers have retired to Williamsburg that a number of other organizations, including the College of William & Mary and its Mason School of Business have created local programs to harness their expertise.

      The post-career challenges are not reserved solely for former captains of industry. Other retirees in the area take classes in a large continuing education program, teach in the same program and even help operate a professional chamber orchestra in Williamsburg. “We wind up with some very bright early retirees who still want to make contributions,” says Keith Taylor, director of James City County’s office of economic development.

      The Williamsburg area (including James City County and upper York County) has become a retirement mecca. Money magazine named the region one of the country’s best places to retire. The magazine cited attributes such as the area’s history, culture, green space and access to health care and airports.
      The area’s growing reputation among retirees has been helped by a constellation of attractions including the Colonial Williamsburg living history museum, the College of William & Mary, award-winning golf courses, a handful of prestigious gated communities, close access to tidal rivers and the ocean, and a location only three hours away from Washington, D.C.

      As the retirement-age population grows, older residents are redefining the options available for their golden years and, in the process, reshaping the community. Kingsmill on the James, opened in the 1970s as the region’s first gated community, now has the company of several other retiree-friendly residential areas protected by gates or private security forces. These include Ford’s Colony and The Governor’s Land at Two Rivers.

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       Two recent arrivals, Colonial Heritage and The Settlement at Powhattan Creek in James City, requires that residents be 55 or older.

      A boom in mixed-used developments also appeals to the preferences of an older population. These projects group shopping, restaurants and low-maintenance residences such as condos and town houses in one location. “Folks are looking more and more at access to retail and entertainment within walking distance of their homes,” says James R. Golden, associate vice president for economic development at William & Mary. “The retirement community is sort of a leader in this.”

      Golden helped promote the development of New Town, a mixed-use community just outside Williamsburg. Now a second, similar development, High Street, is under construction in the city. Riverside Health System also has proposed a mixed-use community, Quarterpath at Williamsburg, which would include a hospital, a nursing home and housing. State approval has not yet been granted for the hospital, which would be the Williamsburg area’s second.

      Community leaders see the retirement boom as a largely positive economic force that may create jobs for younger folks in areas such as health care, retail and other services. The officials point out that many of those retiring to Williamsburg from other areas, especially the Northeast, are well-heeled professionals and business executives who have chosen to end their careers while still in their 50s. “When you develop a vibrant retirement community … they will pay for services that they want and appreciate, and that will open up opportunities for people that want to fill those needs,” says Richard Schreiber, president and CEO of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance.

      One side effect of becoming a retirement mecca is that land and housing prices in the region have risen to levels beyond the means of many workers in service jobs. “It’s sort of creat­ing a greater shortage of affordable housing,” says Rick Hanson, James City’s director of housing and community development. “A lot of people that work in James City do find the housing costs prohibitive, and they will commute in.”

      The cost of housing can also be a problem for some retirees who spent their working years in the community. But local governments are trying to solve the problem. Hanson’s office recently assembled a parcel for development of low-rent senior housing in cooperation with a local nonprofit organization. He says the county also has commissioned a consultant to analyze housing needs and report this fall.

      Numbers help tell the story of Williamsburg’s growing popularity as a place to retire. William & Mary and the Center for Excellence in Aging and Geriatric Health, a local organization created to promote the health of older people, reported in 2003 that the 60-and-older population in Williamsburg, James City and upper York grew more than 65 percent, from 5,688 to 10,686, between 1990 and 2000. The 60-and-over population in Virginia as a whole grew 17.1 percent in the same period. Growth in the same group nationwide was 9.4 percent, according to the study, which was based on U.S. Census figures. During this same period, the area’s overall population grew about 27 percent, from 54,980 to 69,763.

      Pete Williamson says he retired in Williamsburg partly because the city and its surroundings seem just as full of families and younger people as folks of his generation. Even his affluent Governor’s Land neighborhood seems to be attracting a good number of families, he says. “We have a community with a mix of young and old with school kids and retirees,” Williamson says. “We’re not some retirement community out in the middle of nowhere where you have to drive a half hour just to go to a grocery store.”

      Williamson was living in Wilton, Conn., and working as an IBM program manager when he retired in 1994 at the age of 54. A volunteer job with an ambulance corps became full-time work before he and his wife moved to Williamsburg in 1998.

      Now 67, Williamson co-leads a 40- to-60-mile bicycle ride for the local bike club ( Williamsburg Area Bicyclists) once or twice a week. He also serves on the board of his neighborhood’s homeowners association and does computer work as a member of a charity tennis group that raised about $45,000 last year for a local hospice.

      It’s hard to pinpoint the exact size of the region’s retirement community because there’s no set age for retirement. Louis Rossiter, a former Virginia secretary of health and human resources who’s now director of community health service research for the Center for Excellence in Aging and Geriatric Health, says Williamsburg may serve as a model in developing programs that can be adopted elsewhere.

      Thinking ahead is important, says Rossiter, because an older population brings potential problems along with benefits. “When the retirees move here, they’re in good health. Then they age in place,” he says. “Who will take care of them as they become more frail?”

      The Center for Excellence is a consortium of colleges, hospitals and health agencies that conducts sponsored research into such subjects as Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis, and studies ways to improve access to medical care. More significant for local retirees, the center also offers geriatric services not generally available in the community, such as memory assessment and driving evaluation.

      For high-ranking military retirees, Williamsburg offers something beyond resort communities and golf courses: easy access to Washington. “Lot’s of people continue some kind of consulting but don’t want to live in D.C. — they’ve had that experience,” says William & Mary’s Golden, himself a retired Army brigadier general.

      Local organizations increasingly are coming up with ways to capture the interests of these retirees and take advantage of their skills. The Mason School of Business at William & Mary, for example, enlists 90 retirees in its Executive Partners program as mentors for students and faculty and as consultants to companies looking for advice. “The joke is they come, play golf six months and get bored,” says Jonathan Palmer, the school’s associate dean. “We engage them at a very high and active level.”

      In addition to mentoring others, Williamsburg retirees are interested in learning something new. William & Mary’s Christopher Wren Association, an education program for retirees, attracted more than 1,400 students last semester to more than 60 classes. Retirees served as faculty for many of the classes.

      The Chamber & Tourism Alliance last year began a Community Leadership Service in which 16 retirees who moved to the community recently took a crash course about the region, its governmental structure and inner workings. Participants now are creating a database of retired people with skills that could benefit local nonprofit organizations, says Schreiber, the chamber president.

      Leading the database project is Joan Peterson, who was recruited because she chaired the education committee of the Williamsburg Symphonia, a professional chamber orchestra. Peterson moved to Williamsburg from Massachusetts when her husband took early retirement from Hewlett-Packard. She had been director of summer programs for a private school. Now a bit more than four years later, her husband is commuting regularly to consulting jobs in Minneapolis and Seattle, and she is immersed in a project she hopes will benefit nonprofits and retirees. “I absolutely love Williamsburg,” says Peterson. “I would have a hard time coming up with things I don’t like about it. Except maybe for the rapid growth. Everyone wants to be the last one in, I guess.”

       

       

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

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

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