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  • psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This 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
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    • “Swilling the Planters with Bumbo:” Voting in the 18th Century
      Did you know some candidates for public office used food and alcohol to convince citizens to vote for them? It’s true! While that’s not directly the case today, there are many similarities between voting in the 18th century and voting in the 21st century. You know how voting works now. You drive to your polling station,...Read More »
    • Fallen Heroes Saluted at Capitol
      Col. Gary West, a retired Air Force fighter pilot, is a thousand miles into his “Patriot Honor Ride” from Lubec, Maine at the Canada border to mile marker zero in Key West. Trading in his F-16 for a bicycle, he’s making stops in 15 states and Washington, D.C. to raise money and support for Folds...Read More »
    • Animating History: A Research Fellow Explores New Ways to Tell Our Story
      It turns out that if you knock a hole in a wall, you can learn a lot about a building’s history. Well, we did that—punched a big ol’ square right in the middle of a bright red wall in the dining room of the Robert Carter House. This apparent act of architectural violence was in...Read More »
    • Back to School Shopping with Dad, 18th-Century Style
      All last evening, I sat in the bar at the Williamsburg Lodge, steeped in a dream of colonial times, while the rain beat upon the windows, and the wind roared. From time to time I dipped into my volume of stories of 18th-century Williamsburg, until my daughter interrupted with a recitation of the next day’s...Read More »
    • Another Successful “Pokémon GO Revolution” Brings Hundreds to the Historic Area!
      Lickitung, Scyther, Abra, Parasect, Jigglypuff, and yes—even, an Ivysaur! All spotted (and captured) in our Colonial Capital last night! Sound like I’m speaking a foreign language? Welcome to the virtual world of Pokémon GO. The 18th century and the 21 century melded last night during our second social meet-up which included a free historic walking...Read Mo […]
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Colonial Williamsburg VA Neighborhoods

I am planning to move to Williamsburg in the spring, but all the houses I see for sale are in subdivisions. I’m a history buff and I’d like to live where I can walk to Colonial Williamsburg, go to the farmer’s market on Sat, etc. I’ve seen beautiful houses near that area but never see them for sale.  There are numerous subdivisions within a short walk to Colonial Williamsburg and William ans Mary. Most of the homes were built from the late 1980’s and onward. The oldest homes sold that I can find a record of in the last 10 years were all built after 1900. You have to realize when Colonial Williamsburg was restored in the 1930’s.the town was in pretty bad shape. That was the reason  Rev. Goodwin wanted to save the town. He saw it disintegrating…

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation owns most if not all of the homes in the restored area. Two of the homes sold that were early 1900’s were owned by them.

There are a variety of newer neighborhoods within walking distance to the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg and William and Mary.  Port Anne, Holly, Walnut Hills, Yorkshire, Rich Neck Heights, Indian Springs, The Woods, Counselors Close, Richmond Hill are just a few of these neighborhoods.  Walnut Hills is the only one with older homes dating from the 1930’s and up. Prices will range from $500k to $1,800,000.   Although the homes are not older most are Colonials. Some more traditional than others with historic touches throughout.

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