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Governors Land Neighborhood Spotlight Williamsburg VA

gl10In Williamsburg, Virginia, the gold  standard for private country club communities has been set – Governor’s Land. Only seven short miles from Colonial Williamsburg and located where the Chickahominy and James rivers meet, it is private, on the waterfront, and truly a unique living experience. Tall stands of tree, shorelines, and wetlands distinguish the environment of this luxury residential community and offer leisure and recreational opportunities.

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Driving through the entrance to Governor’s Land shows you why people who  clicktosearchhomesforsalepreviously lived all over the country have chosen to make that area their home, or have bought real estate there for their vacation needs. The area is not a retirement community, nor is it a resort. It’s friendly, it’s relaxed, and it’s already home to interesting people with varied backgrounds and professions, as well as people of all ages. They have come together in Williamsburg, Virginia at Governor’s Land because they want to enjoy the  unique lifestyle offered there.Governorslandwilliamsburgva

No matter whether you like Federal, Colonial, or Georgian architectural styles, there is an exceptional array of all three in Governor’s Land, and the homes and available building sites within the borders of the community are surrounded by tidal marshlands, water, meadowland, mature forests, and the fairways of the golf course. Tennis, two areas for swimming, a yacht club, 18 holes of golf, a marina, more than ten miles of trails on which to bike or walk, a  Country Club owned by the members and overlooking the Chickahominy and James rivers, and exercise facilities are all available.

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Green space is a commitment for the community. Sixty percent of the more than 1,400 acres has been dedicated to it. There will only be 733 homes built so that residents won’t lose out on their ability to explore 200 acres of beach and wildlife sanctuary along with the miles of existing nature trails. The James and Chickahominy rivers give residents more than four miles of shoreline that they can walk along and admire the  beauty. If they want more physical activity than a stroll, Governor’s Land also offers a lot of amenities for them to enjoy.

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Golf – Tom Fazio, voted Golf Architect of the Year three times, designed the Governor’s Land course, which has twice received the ‘Top 10 course in Virginia’ ranking from Golf Digest. The Two Rivers Country Club golf course takes players through tidal marshlands and hardwood forests, along 1,000 yards of river frontage, and past crystalline lakes. There are clinics, tournaments, and programs of instructions year round. All abilities and ages are welcome, and Two Rivers is the only private community golf club that  Williamsburg, Virginia has to offer.

clubhousegovernorsland – As a social center, the clubhouse can’t be beat. Activities, gatherings, energy, and laughter are all in store for you there, and There are a lot of scheduled opportunities – as well as more informal ones – to enjoy. Some of these include Poker, Mah Jongg, Bridge, Pasta Night, Sundae Sunsets, speaker forums, and great dinners with seasonal fare in the River Room. If you have a boat up to 50  feet in length the marina in a protected private harbor is a safe place for it, and there is a well-maintained boat ramp for smaller, trailered boats.

The Clubhouse and Marina

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Beach– For those who just want a day to relax, have a party, or enjoy a cookout or picnic, the beauty of Governor’s Land’s crescent-shaped sand beach can be a perfect place. Located along the James River shoreline, there is privacy, picnic tables, a grill, an outdoor shower, and an electric power outlet. In addition, the area is easily accessible from the parking area via gentle paths. It’s also a great place for annual events like the Two Rivers Country Club’s Yacht Club Christmas Party, a boat parade, caroling, and a marshmallow roast. Santa on an offshore barge is always a hit.beachatgovernorsland_edited

When it comes to safety and security, the staff at Governor’s Land is dedicated. The area is not gated but security is around the clock through surveillance cameras at the property entrance, regular patrols of both common areas and residential neighborhoods, and house checks by request if owners are going to  be away from home.

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Only minutes from the downtown area of Williamsburg, Governor’s Land is close to restaurants, shops, medical facilities, and cultural activities. It is also served by three international airports within one-half to one hour – Norfolk, Richmond, and Williamsburg/Newport News.

Select home sites are still available in Governor’s Land, and the Governor’s Land at Two Rivers Homeowner’s Association fee is $635 every three months. There are different membership options available for those who live in Governor’s Land and for residents of Williamsburg. eMail John@MrWilliamsburg.com for details on membership info .

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List prices for homes in Governor’s Land today range from  $529,000 and $8,900,000. The price range for homes sold in the last 12 months was $625,000 to $1,125,000.

Within the past year, the average time on the market was 117 days, and the average price per square foot was $157.00. There are currently 14 homes for sale, and 15 have sold within the last 12 months. James City County Public Schools for Governors Land include Matoaka Elementary, James Blair Middle School, and Jamestown High School.

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Nearby private schools include Walsingham Academy, Williamsburg Christian Academy, Providence Classical, Williamsburg Montessori ,and  Hampton Roads Academy

I would be happy to arrange tours and interviews with the administration of any of the schools referenced above. Send me an email to arrange.

Get in touch today for more information about the beauty, serenity, and quality of Governor’s Land. Email or call  John@MrWilliamsburg.com for a personal tour of this community.

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Williamsburg VA- Golf Specials

Williamsburg National

Winter Residents Golf Special
( for people who live in the areas from Richmond VA to Virginia Beach VA)

$30 Green Fee and Cart
(any day through the end of February 2009)

Not valid with any other promotions and tee times may be made 3 days in advance . . . see you at the National!
3700 Centerville Rd. • Williamsburg, VA , 23188

Phone:  757-258-9642

At Williamsburg National Golf Course you can play two different 18 hole courses the Nicklaus designed Jamestown Course and the new Yorktown Course designed by Tom Clark. Both courses offer their own “great beauty” and “noble challenges” as today’s visitors enjoy golfing at the award-winning Williamsburg National Golf Club.

Note if you would like to live on or near the Williamsburg National Golf Course there are numerous communities adjacent to it.

Click here to search detached homes in the Greensprings West and Greensprings Plantation neighborhood. There are numerous golf course frontage homes available within both neighborhoods. Both offer swimming pools and tennis courts to their residents. Prices start in the $300’s.

Click here If you prefer a no maintenance home Braemar Creek offers town home style condos surrounded by the Williamsburg National Golf Course. This community offers a swimming pool, clubhouse, playground and tennis courts for it’s residents . Homes at Braemar Creek start in the low $200’s .

Would you rather build your own dream home on the Williamsburg National Golf Course. Click here to search all available building lots in Greensprings West . As of today there are still golf course frontage lots available..

Braemar Creek Condos A Williamsburg VA Community Spotlight by “Mr Williamsburg”

Braemar Creek at Greensprings Plantation

Surrounded by the Williamsburg National Golf Course Braemar Creek at Greensprings Plantation is an innovatively designed town home style condominium community located just minutes from New Town and Monticello Marketplace in James City County Williamsburg VA. A 2½ acre lake, and and a 200 acre nature preserve are close by as well
Braemar Creek at Greensprings Plantation will be comprised of two separate collections of homes. One, two, and three bedrooms, sun rooms, media rooms, downstairs bedrooms and garages are just some of the features showcased in the twelve models that are available at Braemar Creek.

The Woodlands Collection areattractively priced starting under $200k. 6 different models are available with floor plans to suit most anyone. One floor and two floor models are available.

The newest addition to the community of Braemar Creek is the The Linkside Collection . These luxury, maintenance-free condominium community feature two and three bedrooms homes all with  with garages, some with sun rooms and screened patios. These attached condominium homes attractively priced in the mid 200’s.5 different floor plans are available with with both one and two level designs. Braemar Creek Amenities include:  A huge 3500 square foot clubhouse that contains an extensive Workout Room, Lounge, a Full Scale Kitchen, Game Area with Big Screen Tv and Fireplace, Huge Porch That Overlooks the 30×60′ Pool , Playground, Tennis Courts

Plantation Group, LLC,  is the Williamsburg area member of The Bush Companies, a closely held group of companies affiliated through overlapping ownership and common management. Formed in 1990 to serve as the developer and builder of the Powhatan Plantation and Greensprings Plantation resort properties, the Company took its name based upon its involvement with interval ownership resorts having “Plantation” in their names. Today, four interval ownership resort properties in the Williamsburg area have Plantation Group, LLC as their land developer and builder.

Other local area credits of the Company and its principals include development of the 1,402-acre Greensprings Plantation community in James City County In addition to Foundation Square in New Town, the Company is also under contract for the construction of two major office buildings within New Town’s Discovery Park.

Primarily a luxury multi-family residential development organization, The Bush Companies market extends from Baltimore to Lexington Kentucky. Recent credits in the region include “414 Water Street,” a 30-story Inner Harbor condominium in Baltimore that is under construction and nearly sold out and “The Residences at Station Square,” a 309-unit condominium in the final stages of delivery to purchasers located just two blocks from the Clarendon Metro station in Arlington, Virginia.

Plantation Group, LLC and its principals take pride in delivering their customers residences with innovative designs and standard luxury features that provide an exceptional value at a very competitive price.

Click here to Search all town home condo homes for sale at Braemar Creek both new and resale 

As of 11/24/2008 there were 28 condos for sale in Braemar Creek. Prices ranged from $202,000 to $319,900. Sizes ranged from 1192 to almost 2000 square feet of living space. In the last 12 months there were 38 sales in Braemar Creek . The majority of these were new. 6 are currently under contract.  All salesa figures are from the Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors MLS ( WAAR)


Kingsmill Golf Williamsburg VA

    Kingsmill’s River Course is 30 years old and is the best known of the three – the other two are the Plantation and the Woods.  The men’s tees play to a mild 6,325 yards with a rating of 70.9 and slope of 133. This course is home ot the annual Michelob ULTRA OPEN LPGA Tournement.
 
    The River course is not tough but it is thoroughly enjoyable. Pete Dye ( course designer) tucks plenty of bunkers close to the greens, dearly penalizing any offline strikes.  However, the greens are more than amply sized, 46 yards deep on a few of them, including the finisher which features nasty narrow traps along the entire left side and an even nastier one, because it is small and deep, at front right.  From the men’s tees, #18 is not long (362 yards) but the drive, over water and two traps 180 and 212 out on the left, must be perfect to have a straight-in approach to a narrow entryway to the green.

    If there is signature hole on the River course, it is #17, the only hole that plays along the James River.  The green is enormous, a full 50 yards deep and guarded on the right side by a small bunker front right and a longer one beyond it that runs the rest of the length of the green.  The only bailout area is short and left, but hit too long on that side and you will find yourself in gnarly grass with a downhill lie from a steep bank.  On the card, the 17th is the easiest hole on the course, but choose the wrong club and bogey is likely.

    The Plantation is an Arnold Palmer design that plays to 6,430 yards from the tips, with a rating of 71.6 and slope of 127.  It is considered the least challenging or interesting of the three courses.  The Woods course, a Tom Clark/Curtis Strange design, is the only layout at Kingsmill without homes in sight.  It features a parkland style with some deep ravines and a quirk or two; for example, one double green features a sand bunker at its core.  As for degree of difficulty, The Woods’ ratings and slopes at the tips and men’s tees fit between the Plantation and River Courses.

    There is one more course at Kingsmill, a nine-holer that Golf Digest once called, “The most opulent pitch and putt in the country…”    The Bray Links is a short course wedged between the resort’s conference center and the James River.  It has the best views of the river of any of the courses and is typically in excellent condition, with bent grass greens and Bermuda rough that is tended  regularly by the same keepers of the other courses.  It is a great place to hone your short game.

 
For further information about golf course homes,  real estate , homes, communities, developments, neighborhoods or building lots in Williamsburg, James City, New Kent, Gloucester or York County Virginia  contact:John Womeldorf/ REALTOR

Liz Moore & Associates 757 254 8136

John@MrWilliamsburg.com  email

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