• 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

Neighborhood Pool opens in New Town

GREAT NEWS for New Town residents. The neighborhood pool in New Town pool has passed all inspections and is now open for regular use. The pool is a 25 meter six lane pool with a zero entry splash area for kids.

The New Town pool is open now through September 30, 2012, including Labor Day, except Tuesdays. Hours are 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday; noon-8pm Monday-Friday. The pool will be closed on Tuesdays. pool in new town

If you don’t already know, the pool is located in the Charlotte Park neighborhood at the intersection of Elizabeth Davis and Center Street.

Decisions about operating hours and dates for 2013 season have not yet been made. Stay tuned for further updates.

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Map location of the New Town Pool

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Pool Pass Info for New Town Pool

In order to use the pool, you will need to purchase a pool pass at the Town Management offices from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, until the pool closes for the season.  Passes must be purchased in advance. They are not available for purchase at the pool or on weekends.

Town Management Address:

4801 Courthouse St.,#128
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Town Management Phone Number: 757-565-6200

1. Passes are available only to owners of residential property in both the New Town Residential Association (NTRA) and the New Town Commercial Association (NTCA), and their authorized tenants.

2. Passes are NOT available to commercial property owners, and NOT available to guests or to unknown tenants or to people outside of New Town.

New Town is Williamsburg and James City Counties vibrant 365-acre community where people play, work and live. With more than 170 shops and restaurants to choose from, a host of service businesses and a charming main street.

Features Of New Town include:

A 64-acre Discovery Business Park perfect for linking new and existing businesses with the students, faculty and research-and-development power of The College of William & Mary.

Medical and Dental offices

Legal, Accounting, and other professional firms

Banks, Credit Unions, and other financial institutions

City & County Courthouse, US Post Office, and other government offices

A variety of walking and biking trails linking the entire community.

Parks and lots of inviting green space.

A nationally recognized pre-school in the community, close to home.

More than 300,000 square feet of shops, restaurants, entertainment, and more!

Open Air Main Street Shopping District

A 12 screen movie theater

More than a dozen restaurants from quick eating spots to the best fine dining in the region

Salons, fitness centers, day spas, and other personal services

Once complete the residential areas of New Town will comprise approximately 1,000 porch and traditional homes, garden apartments, town & carriage homes, condominiums, and live-work loft condos all designed within a street grid pattern to foster community interaction.

Housing choices in New Town include Charlotte Park ,New Town’s newest neighborhood of single family detached homes on tree-lined streets, all with front porches, and many options and floor plans to select from. Each home will overlook a green space or park, while alleys allow access to the rear of the homes and to the two-car detached garages. The neighborhood swimming pool is only a short walking path away. Home interiors offer such upscale amenities as  hardwood floors and granite countertops. Cascades of natural light from many windows, and high ceilings are a few of the many architect-inspired innovations that contribute to the ambiance.

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Condominium Choices in New Town include Bennington on the Park and Foundation Square as well as a small number of Condos Over the Green Leafe Café and  Center Street Restaurant.

Foundation Square’s condominiums,start in the $230’s with Exclusive underground parking included. Peace of mind with condo’s low maintenance and
controlled access. Single level living means no stairs and there is a dedicated generator provides power to elevators in case of a power outage.
Stand features at Foundation Square include granite counters, stainless appliances, tiled baths, custom solid adjustable shelving in the closets, private balconies- some with park views, elegant crown molding and so much more!

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The Bennington condominiums offer one-level living in the Heart of New Town. Amenities include a fully secured building with reserved and covered parking, elevator service to all floors, and private fitness facilities. The building has 40 upscale residences ranging in size from 950 sq. ft.(1 bedroom) to 1600 sq. ft.(3 bedroom); many of the condos have dens. The main level features a fitness workout facility & private storage. Every condominium has at least one patio/balcony, and more than half have stunning views of Sullivan Square Park.The upscale finished include  granite countertops in the kitchen, hardwood in the foyers, 12 inch tile in the bathrooms, and solid-core doors.

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Town Home Choices in New Town

The Townhomes at Abbey Commons offer 2 and 3 level designs, some featuring private courtyards, balconies, side porches, spacious kitchens and inviting formal areas.Some units offer first floor master bedrooms but the majority have second floor masters. A number of the town homes have finished rooms over the detached garages that make wonderful guest suites, man caves or artist studios

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Chelsea Green townhomes offer a combination of smart, thoughtfully planned residences. Choose from five innovative plans. The tri-level designs offer open, transitional living spaces with a long list of distinctive features. *Second-level kitchen and living area *First floor bonus space in select plans, ideal for your home office *Plentiful natural light throughout *Decks overlooking streetscape *Alley-loaded, two car garages.

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Savannah Square:These brownstone-inspired townhomes with wide open spaces for living and dining areas,offer 2 to 3 bedrooms, and optional third-floor ‘retreats.’ Add to these deluxe features oversized garages attached and tucked under. This is luxury townhome living!

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Read more about housing options in New Town here

 

bannerpsst … 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 areas of Virginia 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 the Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads area and  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.

Here you can search homes for sale , active adult communities, 55+ communities, condos and townhomes , foreclosures/ REOland, building lots, commercial property  in Williamsburg , Yorktown, New Kent, Gloucester, Poquoson as well as the surrounding areas of Hampton Roads, Virginia
You can reach John by phone at 757-254-8136 or email him atJohn@MrWilliamsburg.com

I look forward to serving your real estate needs!

Best,

John

Williamsburg VA Real Estate New Town

Map of New Town Williamsburg
Map of New Town Williamsburg

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 Grocery New Town Neighborhood Market

Note the exterior photos are not of the store in Williamsburg. What is a Wal Mart ‘ Neighborhood Market “Picture a Wal-Mart Supercenter minus everything but groceries. Now make it a lot smaller about 40,000 square feet instead of 185,000 square feet. Now add a few shelves of organic produce and other specialty foods. That’s the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, a new store that Wal Mart will open to compete directly with Farm Fresh, Bloom, Ukrops, Food Lion coming in Summer of 2009 to New Town Settlers Market Williamsburg VA. Right behind Trader Joe’s .

The stores are designed to be a quick in-and-out. The store will offer the low prices that shoppers expect of Wal-Mart but merchandised more like a Ukrops/ Farm Fresh

 

Wal-Mart opened its first Neighborhood Market in 1998 in its hometown of Bentonville, Ark. The retailer now has 118 nationwide, mostly in southern states such as Texas, Florida and Tennessee. The Williamsburg store will be the farthest north it has brought the concept on the East Coast.

Williamsburg VA Trader Joes

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Grocery Shopping Choices in the Williamsburg/ James City County Va area:

The Williamsburg area’s variety of food shopping options is growing . Having shopped at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods  when we lived in Annapolis Md we are eager to see the store the Trader Joe’s Store here in Williamsburg finally open on September 26, 2008. While there is a store in Newport News that is about a 20-30 minute trek down interstate 64. It will be nice to have one only minutes from our home. There is another Trader Joe’s opening in Richmond Va on Sept 26th as well.

Do you work at Colonial Williamsburg as a costumed interpreter and want to win a prize?

You’ll be expected at Trader Joe’s. The independent grocery opens on Monticello Avenue near New Town today at 9 a.m. with a traditional (for Trader Joe’s, that is) lei cutting by store Captain Dan Maize and First Mate Danny Owens. Regulars at the Trader Joe’s in Newport News will recognize these two guys, as they’ve both been at that store since it opened.

To honor Colonial Williamsburg, customers who dress in colonial-style outfits during opening weekend will receive prizes.

 A few of the Newport News crew will be on hand to keep customers happy, shelves stocked and questions answered.

The celebration won’t stop with the lei cutting. The store promises raffles, a variety of tasty samples and free stickers and balloons for the kids.

The 12,000-square-foot store – the same size as the one in Newport News – will be open daily from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Artwork at the store includes “local flair” that celebrates the rich history of the city, among them murals that feature the Governor’s Mansion, the Capitol, the Courthouse, Jamestown Settlement and the dock, the main sights of Colonial Williamsburg including a horse-drawn carriage taking tourists down Duke of Gloucester Street. One side of the store’s corridor features artwork from local elementary school students, which will rotate every month to feature new school art.

Another grocery store scheduled to open summer 2009 in New Town/ Settlers Market Williamsburg Va is a Wal Mart ” Neighborhood Market” . In addition there is a Harris Teeter Market being built across from the Kingsmill entrance on Rt 199 in the new Quarterpath Shopping Center.

The new Wal-Mart  Neighborhood Market is meant to appeal to a more upscale, health-conscious clientele. The two new choices come to a community that also has three Farm Fresh Stores,  the only two ( Richmond based) Ukrop’s stores in Hampton Roads,Two Food Lions Stores,  Fresh Market  and two ‘ Bloom’ stores that were converted from Food Lion Stores last year. The only two in the Peninsula area.

We always go there to find interesting food, Nationwide more and more shoppers are attracted to the eclectic, reasonably priced and healthy-lifestyle offerings at Trader Joe’s, giving the chain a strong cult following.

The Trader Joe’s chain has a unique position in the retail market. It doesn’t have a direct competitor because it is smaller and more specialized than a conventional store, but larger and more varied than a convenience store. Much of the store’s success is due to its private label brands, which take an interesting twist on familiar products such as macadamia nut popcorn, fresh pizza dough or a salsa making kit: fresh tomatoes, garlic cloves, a lime, a shallot and a jalapeno in one package. The stores also carry extensive selections of wine, liquor and beer at great prices.  Google ‘ Two Buck Chuck” to read an interesting story about their wine selling success.

They don’t offer everything which takes some getting used to. Produce and meat selection are minimal. It does have an unusual mix of organic and gourmet private label foods. While some other stores offer a  “one- stop-shopping” experience for essentials, Trader Joe’s stores requires that you make a special trip to purchase  imported cheeses, pita chips, frozen cheese enchiladas and inexpensive  bottles of Charles Shaw brand wine affectionately known in California as “two-buck Chuck.”

Although we don’t do the bulk of our shopping at Trader Joes’ we do have a list of about 15 to 20 things that we consistently buy there.

The chain was founded in 1958 in California by Joe Columbe  ,a Stanford business school graduate who started a small chain of convenience stores called Pronto Markets. Columbe changed the name of his stores to Trader Joe’s in 1967. The stores became mainstays in Southern California during the 1970s before expanding to other parts of the country. Aldi, a discount grocery chain based in Germany, bought Trader Joe’s in 1979 and has run the company since.

Coulombe’s goal was to create a gourmet store that would offer high quality food at reasonable prices. That balance was achieved by finding direct sources for products and selling them under company labels, a process that cuts out middlemen.

Trader Joe’s is  unusual in that 80 percent of the items in its store are private label, while most other retailers rely more on national brands made by outsiders.

The Hawaiian-themed decor and price labels that explain products give the stores a friendly vibe. Stores are also lined with chalkboard signs drawn by local artists. ”

Trader Joe’s offers  a wide selection or organic, gluten-free, vegetarian and imported products, as well as frozen prepared dishes. Samples are usually set out in the store.