• 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

York & James City County ranked in top 10 healthiest in VA

(March 2013) The fourth annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, released  by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, indicates that Fairfax County has the healthiest residents in Virginia

According to the 2013 Rankings, the six healthiest localities in Virginia, starting with most healthy, are Fairfax County, followed by Loudoun, Arlington, Albemarle , York and James City counties.

The County Health Rankings ranks the overall health of nearly every locality in all 50 states, using a standard method to measure how healthy people are and how long they live. Localities’ health were ranked on two sets of measures: health outcomes (length and quality of life); and weighted health factors [health behaviors (30%), access to and quality of clinical care (20%), social and economic factors (40%), and the physical environment (10%).]

“Public health and the health care community play an important role in leading the way to sustaining healthy communities,” said State Health Commissioner Cynthia C. Romero, MD, FAAFP. “But so much of what influences good health happens outside of the physician’s office. What we eat, the safety of our communities, how much family and social support we have and our level of education and understanding all influence our health and well-being.”

New this year, the 2013 Rankings includes data on access to dental care and drinking water safety in its evaluation of clinical care and physical environment.

“It takes the combined efforts of businesses, health care providers, government, consumers, local health departments and community leaders to create a healthier Commonwealth,” said Dr. Romero. “Using the Rankings & Roadmaps, together we can find ways and create opportunities to help Virginians live longer, healthier lives.”

To learn more about the Rankings, visit www.countyhealthrankings.org.

Read the rankings for Virginia here

Go Ape’s Williamsburg Treetop Adventure Course opens to public on April 7, 2012

James City County Residents Will Receive a 10 Percent Discount –

imageGo Ape, a highly interactive treetop adventure course, swings into action with the grand opening of its newest location on April 7th at Freedom Park in Williamsburg, VA.  Go Ape offers Williamsburg area residents and visitors a unique outdoor experience that allows them to live life adventurously and experience the park like never before, from 40 feet up in the trees, hanging by a wire. 

The eco-educational outdoor experience will provide visitors with 2-3 hours of outdoor fun and exercise while they navigate more than 37 obstacles situated in the treetops of Freedom Park.  The course spans seven acres and features five ziplines, one of which is 600 feet long, two Tarzan swings, and a series of rope ladders, bridges, swings, and trapezes.

At Go Ape, participants are equipped with harnesses, pulleys and carabineers and receive a 30-minute training session before they are turned loose into the forest canopy.  Catering to all skill levels, Go Ape is ideal for friend and family outings, corporate team building, birthday parties, date nights, bachelor/bachelorette parties, school groups, scout events, and church groups – basically anyone who is looking for a fun and exciting activity that gets them into nature.

Founded in the U.K. in 2002, Go Ape has developed 30 courses and more than 2.7 million people have taken part in the experience.  Go Ape launched its first U.S. course in May 2010 in Rock Creek Regional Park in Rockville, MD.  Since then, more than 30,000 people have visited the course to monkey around in the trees. Go Ape brings the same thrill and adventure to its second U.S. location in Williamsburg, VA.

WHEN and where

Grand Opening on Saturday, April 7th, 2012

For directions, visit: http://goape.com/sites/freedom-park

Freedom Park

5537 Centerville Road

Williamsburg, Virginia

23188

Book Reservations

To book treetime for opening weekend and beyond, go to www.goape.com or call 888-520-7322

The cost is $35 (10-17 yrs old) $55 (adults)

James City County Residents will receive a 10% discount.  To receive discount, use one of

these codes: JCCTEN or JCC010

New Triathlon Coming to Williamsburg

Revolution3 Triathlon is excited to announce a new race in Williamsburg, Virginia. On June 23, 2013, Revolution3 will hold a Half and Olympic Distance race steps away from historic Colonial Williamsburg. Pro and age group athletes are invited to compete in both distances. For the Professional athletes, cash prizes and series points will be awarded.

imageThe half distance consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run, while the Olympic distance consists of a .9 mile swim, 28 mile bike and a 6.2 mile run. The swim will take place in the James River, near the historic Jamestown Island. Athletes will then transition to the bike portion of the race, an out and back course that meanders through the quaint countryside of James City County and finishes on the campus of the College of William and Mary. The course is mostly flat, with a few rolling hills to keep you honest. From there, the run course loops around the City of Williamsburg and back through the college campus. Like the bike course, the run is mostly flat, with a few hills scattered throughout. Athletes will finish in heart of William and Mary and just steps away from some of the most historic sites within the United States.

Continue reading

American Family Fitness Now Open In Williamsburg

AFF Williamsburg is open !

Their new 26,000 square foot fitness center is located on Main Street in New Town.  Call or stop by for more information: (757) 258-3111.

AFF is also hiring for many positions, including Front Desk Staff, PT, Kidzone, and more!  Complete the online application or print and return as instructed.

image

New Gym to open in New Town

american family fitness williamsburg Well, the rumors are true  American Family Fitness ( of Richmond VA) is expanding to Williamsburg, where the company is opening a 23,000-square-foot gym in New Town

Brian Evans, AFF  chief executive, said he had been in discussions for at least a year, but then rents dropped and he went ahead and signed.

This is the chain’s first foray into Hampton Roads. AFF has a gym in Fredericksburg and seven gyms around the  Richmond VA area.

They expect to hire 40 employees to staff the Williamsburg VA location..

Learn more about American Family Fitness here

Read more about New Town here

New Fitness Facilities coming to New Town

New health and fitness facilities are continuing to open or explore opening in the New Town area of Williamsburg, VA all catering to an increasingly fragmented health/sports market.

TPMG ( Dr Potter, Dr Carr, etc)  is opening a combined Physical Therapy and Fitness location on Discovery Park Blvd near Harbour Coffee. (More details to follow) 
American Family Fitness out of Richmond has confirmed that they are seeking a location in  New Town . A rumor was circulating that they would take over Old Navy’s spot but that isn’t confirmed yet.

AFF’s  most recently opened location in Short Pump is a 90,000-sf club  which is slightly less than two enclosed football fields. It was the company’s seventh location.They cater – as the name suggests – to the suburban family crowd.

Richmond Fitness Inc. operates seven American Family Fitness locations throughout Fredericksburg and Central Virginia with approximately 110,000 members. American Family Fitness was ranked the 30th largest revenue producing for-profit health club in North America in 2007, according to Club Industry magazine and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. American Family Fitness facilities are located in the Richmond/Petersburg area in Mechanicsville, Southside, Northside, Colonial Heights, the West End and Swift Creek near Brandermill and in Fredericksburg. For more information, visit www.amfamfit.com

The timing may not seem great, with consumers pulling back, but gym operators say their businesses are some of the last ones consumers cut when pinching pennies.