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Kingmill Neighborhood Spotlight Williamsburg VA

kingsmillentrance1 Located near historic Colonial Williamsburg, on the banks of the James River, Kingsmill on the James is one of Williamsburg Va’s original master planned golf communities. Set on 2,900 acres, Kingsmill offers a variety of exclusive neighborhoods set against a backdrop of green hills and forests.

Kingsmill Resort & Spa is Virginia’s largest golf resort, boasting 63 holes of   world-class golf on 2,900 acres along the historic James River. The Kingsmill community  offers it’s residents a gated community with 24 hour security, tennis, a full-service marina, six restaurants and lounges, outdoor pools, tennis, playgrounds,walking trails and much more


Golf:      
Consistently ranked among the best by the nation’s foremost golf publications, Kingsmill’s immaculate courses define the resort as the region’s premier golf destination. Arnold Palmer, Pete Dye, Curtis Strange, Tom Clark. An incredible group of legendary course designers have all brought their considerable skills to bear to create the three layouts that constitute the Kingsmill golf experience.

The three Golf courses in Kingsmill are: the River Course, the Plantation Course and the Woods course. The 6,853-yard , par-71 Pete Dye-designed River Course has hosted the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill. The terrain flaunts hills, elevated greens, thick woods and water all around.

Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay’s 6,543-yard Plantation layout is more wide open  and less demanding of pinpoint accuracy
than its sibling. It has water coming into play on eight holes. It is marked by historical landmarks from a 1736 plantation.

Curtis Strange, the Kingsmill Touring PGA Pro, designed the Woods Course, Kingsmill’s newest addition. It has been honored by Golf Magazine as a “Top Ten New Course You Can Play. “Its deep ravines, fairway bunkers and elevated greens offer a challenge.

Finally, there is a nine-hole Bray Links course directly behind the resort.

 Dining: Six restaurants on site ranging from resort fine dining to casual family fare

Tennis: The Kingsmill Tennis Club offers 15 tennis courts, including six Hydro Courts,™ with two courts lighted for evening play. A newly renovated player’s lounge and locker facilities are also provided.

Marina: Full-service marina includes 90 permanent slips with 15 transient boat slips, dockside fueling, a marina store and a Marina Bar & Grille. Rentals for kayaks, paddle boats, and jon boats; fishing and charter tours available.

The resort is located 35 miles upriver from the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel and off channel marker #40 on the James River . It’s just a short cruise from the Intracoastal Waterway  and the Chesapeake Bay . The marina offers  concrete floating docks, increased slip size, water and power connections, dockside fuel service and harbor shop.

Fitness: Equipped with both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, the Sports Club also features racquetball courts, Cybex and Kaiser circuit training equipment, state-of-the-art cardiovascular stations and an aerobics studio. A sauna, steam room, whirlpool, massage therapy and convenient babysitting services round out the membership.

Recreation: Fishing & canoeing in spring-fed ponds, Biking & hiking trails, Outdoor pools.

Spa: Full service spa offers a comprehensive array of restorative services, including massages, body and skin treatments, and specialized nail and hair treatments.

Social clubs for residents: include a Watercolor Art Group , Needle Arts ,Boy  Scouts, Cub Scouts ,Children’s Playgroup ,  Girl Scouts Sea Scouts ,Garden Club, Bible Study, Women’s Social Club , Men’s Golf Association, Ladies’ Golf Association ,Tennis Association, Sharks Swim Team, Yacht Club and more.

Location: Kingsmill is located less than three miles from the College of William and Mary and the historic streets of Colonial Williamsburg- where dining, shopping, theme parks and history tours offer a variety of family entertainment.

Building Lots For Sale:  A few choice lots are now available in the new Spencers Grant neighborhood. The latest residential offering in Kingsmill. This  development of 38 homesites  is heavily wooded for privacy and views of conservation area and river. Priced from $200,000. There wil occasionally be resale lots under $200k. Click here to view all currently available building lots in Kingsmill for sale

Heavily wooded home sites, custom built and custom designed homes, all utilities underground. This community preserves green spaces (40 percent of the property will remain untouched) and archeologically significant areas.

Mid-Rise Condominiums/Villas For Sale: On the James River, resales prices  from $700,000’s. The River Bluffs condominiums are sited 80 feet above the banks of the James River, the condominiums offer panoramic views of the river and surrounding landscape.

Condos For Sale: River’s Edge Luxury Villas located right on the James River; priced from $950,000s. River’s Edge is comprised of 3,000 to 3,900-square-foot, custom-designed, deluxe townhomes overlooking the James River. The foundation of every room is the view; and you don’t have just one view, you have many, including vistas stretching out from the kitchen, the den, the living room, even the office and especially the master suite.

The interiors feature hand-crafted, hardwood millwork, built-in bookcases, ceramic tile, marble, fixtures and appliances. River’s Edge owners can have as much detail as they desire. The only limitation is the moving of the structural walls. Residents also have a private auto court, leading to a two-car garage, plus a front porch, and a secluded, brick and stone textured terrace.

Resort condominiums consist of cluster one, two, and three bedroom villas. Featuring outdoor terraces overlooking the James River, Wareham’s pond, one of the golf courses, and tennis club. Prices range from $200,000 to $700,000. These are the only properties in Kingsmill that can be rented by their owners on a weekly basis.

Courtyard/Villas/  Patio Homes Single-family detached homes on smaller lots for minimal grounds upkeep, adjacent to the golf course. Low profile single story residences with private patios or decks designed for minimum maintenance and a carefree lifestyle. From $300,000 to $500,000.   Most feature views of golf fairways and other natural scenery.

Townhomes For Sale: Offering maintenance-free living, most feature first floor master bedrooms on the main level, screened porches and large deck areas. Priced from $225,000 to $1.3 million. This includes the communities of Winster Fax, Archers Mead, Littletown Quarter, Burwells Green, Harrops Glen , Warehams Point and some of Quarterpath Trace

Homes For Sale: Resale homes are available in Kingsmill with prices ranging from $300,000’s to $2 million . Search them here

Williamsburg/ JCC Schools for Kingsmill are James River Elementary, James Blair Middle, Jamestown High School.

Nearest Airports:  (PHF)Newport News/Williamsburg, 20 minutes; (ORF) Norfolk International, 45 minutes; (RIC) Richmond International, 45 minutes.

History

Steeped in a tradition of gracious Southern hospitality, Kingsmill heralds a rich history dating back to Colonial America. The bucolic land located along the banks of the mighty James River was considered as a permanent base by the first Englishmen on May 12,

1607. They decided to settle at Jamestown the next day. Located in the heart of Virginia ‘s Historic Triangle, it should come as no surprise that the land now known as Kingsmill featured a bustling plantation from 1619 through the 1800s.

Kingsmill Plantation, the home of Col. Lewis Burwell, was built in the mid-1730s and consisted of a mansion, outbuildings, garden, and 1,400 acres. The house burned in 1843. Only the office and the kitchen still stand; they are among the earliest brick dependencies in Virginia. Burwell, the naval officer (colonial customs inspector) for the upper James River, built his inspection station here at Burwell’s Landing, which included a tavern, storehouse, warehouse, and ferry house. In Nov. 1775, American riflemen skirmished nearby with British naval vessels; later, the Americans built two earthen forts here that the British captured in 1781.

Richard Kingsmill, who was granted one of the first land grants by the Virginia Company, initially purchased the land that Kingsmill Plantation was located. In the mid-1730s, colonial customs inspector and British Colonel Lewis Burwell III purchased 1,400 acres of Kingsmill’s original plot, and constructed a plantation with several other structures. The headquarters of his inspection station (Burwell’s Landing) was also located on the property along the James River, which included a tavern, warehouse, and ferry.

Kingsmill Plantation saw action in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. As Patriot forces began to assemble near Williamsburg in the fall of 1775, the Colonial Governor of Virginia Lord Dunmore ordered that British ships patrol the James River to stop potential ferry crossings of these rebels. On Sunday, November 5th, militiamen from Chesterfield County began to assemble near Williamsburg with intentions to embark upon Norfolk. The British vessel the Kingfisher patrolled the river with three other supporting tenders, but failed in stopping a thousands Colonial militiamen from crossing the river. Despite this, the Kingfisher exchanged fire with a Colonial vessel at Burwell’s Ferry without any decisive action. At the end of the War in 1781, French forces under the Marquis de Lafayette utilized Burwell’s Landing as they docked and moved inland from there. Later that year in January, Colonial General Thomas Nelson and his militia foiled Benedict Arnold’s plan to land at Burwell’s Ferry.

Many battles in the Civil War were also fought in the vicinity of Kingsmill Plantation. Union General George B. McClellan’s Peninsular Campaign engulfed the plantation, as an army of 120,000 men landed and moved inland through the area with the task of reaching Richmond. Several Confederate defensive lines also ran through the property such as the Warwick Line, and the Williamsburg Line. On May 6th of 1865, the Battle of Williamsburg was fought here where the Confederates lost 1,682 men and the Union lost 2,283.

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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 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 , foreclosures55+ 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 @  757-254-8136

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Stonehouse “A Toano /Williamsburg Va Neighborhood Spotlight”

20080918220815160266000000-o Located on 5700 wooded acres in the Virginia countryside in Toano near Williamsburg,VA  Stonehouse is built around the acclaimed "Legends Golf Course." 

The community offers unparalleled scenic beauty with its hilly terrain, gorgeous wooded green-spaces, abundant mountain laurel, white fences, and impeccably maintained landscaping.

Stonehouse is a Master Planned Golf Community  offering a wide range of custom built homes. Both  new and resale homes are available. Located in the western part stonehouse1of  James City County/Williamsburg,  Virginia. New homes currently start in the $300,000’s to $600,000’s, with resale home prices starting under $300,000. Stonehouse  offers golf course, waterfront, and  wooded lots starting in the high $70,000’s

Situated just 15 miles from Colonial Williamsburg in an area of great natural beauty of virgin hardwoods, mountain laurels and old-growth hollies. It’s a land where white-tail deer and wild turkey roam freely among the forests that provide the backdrop for this spectacular community.

stonehousegolf1 Golfers… you will find that Stonehouse offers one of  the best golf values in the area!  Although not mandatory for homeowners at Stonehouse a membership includes playing privileges at 5 different golf courses in the region including  Stonehouse, Kiskiak, Royal New Kent, Brickshire, and The Crossings. All for just $245/month for a family membership.

  Check out the Tradition Golf website for further information.

clubhousestonehouse1 If you are interested in building a custom home, there are building lots available to custom build your dream home in Stonehouse.

The Stonehouse community consists of many different neighborhoods. They include:  Summerfield, Leatherleaf, Laurel Ridge, Orchard Hill, Overlook, Bent Tree, Hollow Oak, Hillcrest, Richardson’s Mill, Lisburn and Walnut Creek.

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There are maintenance-free attached and detached villas built on the Golf Course in the Orchard Hill Section.
All homes built in Stonehouse conform to guidelines ensuring high building standards that help protect the value of your home.

Golf at Stonehouse:

Located just outside Williamsburg, Virginia, Stonehouse is laid over wild, tumbling hills near the York River in the Tidewater Region. When it opened in 1996, The Tradition Golf Club at Stonehouse was named "Best New Upscale golfclubstonehousePublic Course in the Nation" and one of the "Top New Ten You Can Play" by  golf Magazine.

Designed by Mike Strantz, the 18-hole, par 72, Legends of Stonehouse course was completed  in 1996. Greens cling to steep bluffs and ridges before dropping down to natural streams. Dramatic elevation changes, deep ravines, and tree-lined fairways mark this layout. Legends has slopes of 140 degrees and a course rating of 75.0 from the blue markers, measuring 6,963 yards.stonehousetoano

The course was declared on of the "Top Ten You Can Play" by Golf Magazine; the 31st "Best Modern Course" by Golf and Travel, and was ranked No. 4 in Virginia by Golf Digest. Golf Digest also named the Legends of Stonehouse the "Best New Upscale Course" in the U.S.

Nearly half of StoneHouse’s 5,700 acres will remain undeveloped with many miles devoted to hiking and biking trails. One can also fish or canoe at Mill Pond, and play tennis or swim at the Sports Center.

lakestonehouseHomeowners can enjoy the Residents’ Center with swimming, tennis, playground, fitness center, gourmet kitchen, and built in barbecue; Richardson’s Mill Pond Park with canoe storage, boat dock, picnic facilities; miles of walking trails; RV/boat storage; community garden and soccer field.

Nearest Airports are: Richmond International Airport, 35 minutes.
and Newport News International Airport, 35 minutes.

Stonehouse is an active community. Neighborhood clubs include book club, Bunco, bike club, swim club, bowling league, canasta, bridge, garden club, yoga, mahjongg, painting group, quilting, sip and savor, sit and stitch, water aerobics, fine arts, ladies lunch group, wine and dine,  and more.There are a variety of social clubs available  for homeowners/ residents of Stonehouse .

stonhousegolfcourseAn active homeowner association has many  social events throughout the year.

Most homes were built starting around the year  2000. The monthly home owner fee in Stonehouse  is $106 . It covers all common Area Maintenance ( entrances, playgrounds, park areas ),  Use of the  Pool, Clubhouse , Playground, Tennis and maintenance of those  facilities.

From the chart below you will see that  sale prices in 2008 ranged from$297,000 to $850000. List prices as of today rstonehousetoanorealestateange from $312,000 to $889,000. The average days on market for  homes in Stonehouse in the last 12 months was 163 days . The average price per square foot on homes sold in Stonehouse in the last 12 months was $150.00 . 28 homes sold in Stonehouse  in the last 12 months. 32 are currently for sale.

Click here to read a first person account of someone who lives in Stonehouse

Click here to read some FAQ about Stonehouse

Current Williamsburg/ James City County Schools for The Stonehouse  Community are Stonehouse Elementary, Toano Middle and Warhill High School

The closest  Hospital is the Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center located at 100 Sentara Circle (across from Home Depot on Mooretown Road). Many services are  available there such as outpatient surgery, an imaging center, lab services, etc.

See School Statistics for these schools here

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Current Sales activity in Stonehouse (Statistics from WAAR WMLS)

Status # Listings   Sold Volume   List Price Sold Price   Est. Fin. SqFt List Price Per Est. Fin. SqFt Sold Price Per Est. Fin. SqFt Days On Market
Active 32   0 Low
Avg
High
312,825
511,233
889,000
0
0
0
  2,000
3,470
6,200
93.80
150.56
194.51
0.00
0.00
0.00
2
162
1,027
Pending 6   0 Low
Avg
High
329,990
474,988
699,950
0
0
0
  2,531
3,216
4,780
120.71
147.35
176.60
0.00
0.00
0.00
9
112
274
Closed 28   12,226,997 Low
Avg
High
299,900
454,072
995,000
297,000
436,678
850,000
  2,100
2,977
5,473
93.57
154.83
209.05
89.59
149.86
205.91
5
163
705
             
 
 
 
 
 
       

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Dream Catchers
Located around the corner from Stonehouse is a most worthy cause! Dream Catchers provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons to special needs children and adults. These lessons help improve fine motor skills, self-esteem and confidence… and are just plain fun!

UPDATE: I have  have had numerous people ask what’s happening in Stonehouse so here is the latest new I have :

A company called GS Stonehouse Green Land Sub LLC paid more than $76 million to finish developing the Stonehouse area.
Stonehouse was planned in 1999 as a community of about 4,400 homes to go along with more than 3.3 million square feet of commercial and office uses. Since then, 700 or so homes have been built at the site, off Route 30 near the New Kent County line.
Stonehouse Green Land will aim to build the rest.
Basically, they have taken 80 parcels that they refer to as "Land Bays" and divided them into 12 tracts and 4 neighborhoods. Neighborhood 1 will have traditional style single family custom homes similar to those found in the original neighborhood. Neighborhood 2 will have higher density homes (townhomes and something called "narrow single family" which  must be similar to "zero lot line"). Neighborhood 3 will have lower density "estate" homes. Neighborhood 4 extends to the river. There are some cliff areas that will be river view condos. There will also be single family homes, open space recreational space and a marina.
They are planning a community similar to their large community in Cary, North Carolina called Amberly . The Stonehouse project has a 15-20 year estimated completion timeframe.
The zoning changes will not increase the total number of residential units. Some of the property previously zoned as commercial will become residential. A large parcel (170 acres) is being proposed as an education site for a new elementary school and middle school. Total residential units will be approximately 4400, and that make it  the largest community in our area.
This developer is NOT a builder. They will put the infrastructure together and then sell off the lots in phases to builders. The two Stonehouse Glen sections (where Ryan Homes is located) are not associated with this developer.