• 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

Williamsburg VA Real Estate- Longhill Gate Spotlight

longhill gate 001 Set on 44 picturesque acres just a few minutes west of Colonial Williamsburg is the community of Longhill Gate. All homes are attached town homes.  There are one level , two level and even some three level attached homes to choose from with Longhill Gate. The 3rd floors are typically  basements on the few homes that have them.  Some of the homes offer attached garages. Sizes of the Longhill Gate attached  homes range from 1100 square feet to 2800 square feet and from 2-4 bedrooms. John Grier ,Jay Carter and Gordon Berryman are some  of the Williamsburg VA builders who built homes in Longhill Gate.

longhill gate 009 Surrounded by a wooded buffer/ greenbelt. You will feel as if you are in a state park when living in Longhill Gate in Williamsburg. Directly across the street from Longhill Gate is the Warhill Park/ WISC ( Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex. Down the street is Freedom Park.

Amenities for home owners include walking trails, pool, tennis court and a playground.

longhill gate 013 HOA ( Home Owner Association ) Fees in Longhill Gate are $96 monthly which covers yard maintenance, use of the pool, tennis courts and playground and maintenance and management of those and trash service. Note: Longhill Gate homes are not condos. These are attached town homes where you own your yard and dwelling.

Homes in Longhill Gate were built from 1988 – 2003.

Williamsburg/ James City County School Zones are :

DJ Montague Elementary, Toano Middle School and Lafayette School.

See School Statistics for these schools here

See a few more photos of the homes and amenities at Longhill Gate in Williamsburg/ James City County VA

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Sale prices in the last 12 months in Longhill Gate  ranged from$235,000 to $320,000. List prices as of today range from $1999,900 to $335,000. The average days on market for  homes in Longhill Gate in the last 12 months was 120 days . The average price per square foot on homes sold in Longhill Gate in the last 12 months was $152.00 . 3 homes sold in Longhill Gate in the last 12 months. 5 are currently for sale.  (Statistics from WAAR WMLS)

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Location map of Longhill Gate Community

Longhill Station Neighborhood, Williamsburg VA Real Estate

jamescitycountylonghillstation_edited Longhill Station is a neighborhood in the middle part of James City County. Like a lot of the neighborhoods it has a Williamsburg VA mailing address although it it not in the City of Williamsburg. Longhill Station offers  a wide range of resale homes . Current home prices currently start in high $200,000’s to $300,000’s.

The Longhill Station community  offers it’s residents  a swimming pool for summertime enjoyment. An active homeowner association has many  social events  throughout the year.

resalehomeinlonghillstation Detached homes in Longhill Station offer a wide array of architectural styles  and  home choices. From 3 bedrooms to 5 bedroom models. Square footage’s range from 1500+ to over 2400 square feet. The builder for Longhill Station was Atlantic Homes of Williamsburg, VA. Builder of many landmark communities throughout the are. For over 30 years they have been one of the largest and most admired home building companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. Atlantic Home is building in the following communities: New Town, Stonehouse, Kensington Woods in Williamsburg and Church Squarelonghillstationneighborhood_edited in Smithfield. They also build homes in the Richmond Va and Raleigh/ Durham areas  of North Carolina.

Most of the homes in Longhill Station are two story models. Most of these have all the bedrooms on the second floor. There were a few ranches built as well as a few two story homes that had first floor master bedrooms. The community was started in the late 1990’s and completed around 2003.

poollonghillstation Located on approximately 97 acres, approximately 175 homes have been built in the neighborhood.  The parcel of land where it is located was originally known as the Wallace Estate Parcel . It contains a 35 foot wooded conservation buffer around most of the perimeter of the neighborhood which give lots of privacy to the backyards and the community.

The neighborhood as a mandatory home owner association.  The annual home longhillstationranchhome_edited owner fee in Longhill Station   is $330 . It covers all common Area Maintenance ,  Use of the  Pool  and maintenance of  facilities.

Home sale prices in the last 12 months ranged from$265,000 to $305,000. List prices as of today range from $285,000 to $324,900 average days on market for  homes sold in Longhill Station in the last 12 months was  81 days . The average price per square foot on homes was $145.53 . 6 homes sold in the last 12 months. 7 are currently for sale.Current Sales  and sold activity in Longhill Station Statistics are from WAAR ( Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors/ WMLS)

Current Williamsburg/ James City County Schools for The Longhill Station  Community are Norge Elementary, James Blair Middle and Warhill High School
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Williamsburg VA Real Estate Windsor Forest Neighborhood

 entrancewindsorforest A Master Planned Community ,Windsor Forest  offers  a wide range of custom built resale homes. It is located in James City County area of Williamsburg,  Virginia.

Windsor Forest offers  it’s residents ( who join the association)  a swimming pool, tennis courts, Basketball Court, Soccer Fields, playground and a beautiful clubhouse. An active homeowner association has many  social events throughout the year.

wfhomeswilliamsburgva5_edited Detached homes offered in Windsor Forest in Williamsburg, James City County offer a wide array of architectural styles  and  home choices. From 3 bedrooms to 5+ bedroom models. Square footages ranges from 2000+ to over 5000 square feet.

The idyllic setting is one of the major amenities that attracts home buyers to the Windsor Forest Neighborhood just off Longhill Rd near Lafayette High School. poolwindsorforest The natural wooded setting and the protective greenbelts and scenic easements surrounding the neighborhood are also part of the drawing card.

Leaving Windsor Forest in its natural state was the  idea and hope of local developer  Robert S. Hornsby for the 321 acre tract of land he started developing in 1971. He purchased the land from Frank and Lester Bozarth, and put in roads, street lights, and lots all designed to leave as many trees as possible to protect the privacy of the residents.

wfclubhouse Currently there are seven homes for sale in Windsor Forest in James City County, Williamsburg VA. The prices range from $279,900 to $495,000

In the last 12 months there were ten homes sold in Windsor Forest. Sold prices ranged from $308,000 to $469,000.

The average days on market for a Windsor Forest home in the last 12 months was 73 days.

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Located on approximately 400 acres, Around 340 homes have been built so far.

wfhomeswilliamsburgva8 Home construction in Windsor Forest started in the 1970’s and continued on until the mid 2000’s . The annual home owner Assoc dues are  $175 . It covers all common Area Maintenance ( entrances, playgrounds, park areas , clubhouse, basketball courts and tennis courts) Pool Memberships are optional .

From the chart below you will see that  sale prices in 2008 ranged from $308,000 to $469,000 . List prices as of today range from $259,900 to $495,000. The average days on market for  homes in Windsor Forest in the last 12 months was 88 days . The average price per square foot on homes sold in Windsor Forest in the last 12 months was $149.14 . 10 homes sold in Windsor Forest  in the last 12 months. 6 homes are currently for sale.

Current Williamsburg/ James City County Schools for Windsor Forest Neighborhood are J. Blayton  Elementary, Lois Hornsby Middle and Lafayette High School

You can explore the Windsor Forest Homeowner Association Website here

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Current Sales activity in Windsor Forest (Statistics from WAAR WMLS) as of Feb 21, 2009 for the previous 12 months

 
         
         
Low, Average, Median, and High Comparisons
  Closed Active Overall
Low $308,000 $259,900 $259,900
Average $372,986 $357,267 $367,091
Median $364,000 $359,450 $364,000
High $469,000 $495,000 $495,000
       
         
         

Location Map of The Windsor Forest  Community in Williamsburg, VA

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Holly Hills Neighborhood Williamsburg Virginia

Holly Hills is a community of single family residences located within the city of Williamsburg, Virginia in the heart of the Historic Triangle. Within walking distance to Colonial Williamsburg, Merchants Square, and the campus of William and Mary. 

Some of this information was derived from the Holly Hills Homeowner Association website which can be found here http://hollyhillshoa.org/Home/tabid/2268/Default.aspx

There are a total of approximately 150 homes in the Holly Hills neighborhood.  

Holly Hills has a Neighbor Awareness For Neighbor (NAFN) group that ensures that new residents are familiar with what the Association and area have to offer and makes sure that all new comers feel welcome to participate in any activity that interests them.  This group also ensures appropriate Emergency Response whether the emergency is a family crisis or a broader area threat such as storm damage.  The NAFN group is organized on an area basis within the community with qualified trained people to assist in protecting our neighbors and property. 

This is a community which cares for one another but also respects the privacy of our neighbors.  

History

The history of Williamsburg is well known to all of you but the history of the area now known as Holly Hills is also full of interest.  We are grateful to Anne Geddy Cross for providing much of this information in an article in the Williamsburg Gazette a few years ago. 

Holly Hills is located on part of what was the Rich Neck Plantation patented in 1635 by George Menefie and was acquired by Richard Kemp, Secretary of the Colony, who built a house near what is now Yorkshire Drive that passes through Holly Hills.  Richard Kemp died in 1650 and his wife, Elizabeth, married Sir Thomas Lunsford for whom one of the streets in Holly Hills is named. Sir Thomas was a notorious supporter of King Charles but unlike Charles he managed to keep his head by leaving for the Colony.  One of his claims to notoriety is his record shortness of tenure as lieutenant of the Tower of London; four day.  Elizabeth was Sir Thomas’ third wife and he died in 1653 to be buried in a Williamsburg graveyard.  Around 1665 the property passed to Thomas Ludwell, Secretary of the Colony, who renovated and enlarged the buildings.  The property stayed in the Ludwell family until 1808. 

Robert F. T. Cole purchased Rich Neck from the estate of William Edloe and his brother Lucius Edloe in 1846..  William Edloe’s widow, Elizabeth Travis Edloe had married Robert Cole’s father, Jesse Cole in 1842. Both had been widowed.  Jesse Cole died in 1845.  Robert Cole inherited his father’s home in Williamsburg now called “The Taliaferro-Cole House” and then purchased Rich Neck.   Cole died in 1887 and his son, Henry Denison Cole, inherited his property.  In 1951 “Den” Cole’s widow, Caroline Lane Cole, sold part of the Rich Neck property to the Sisters of Mercy to build Walsingham Academy. 

In 1940 Mrs. Cole gave her niece, Carrie Cole, who had been raised by the Coles, and her husband, Vernon M Geddy, Sr. a piece of land at Rich Neck on which to build  a new home . They called it “Holly Hill” for the many large hollies in the front yard.  Mr. Geddy, an attorney, was the first Executive Vice President of Colonial Williamsburg.  He was a descendent of James and Ann Geddy, a silversmith in 18th century Williamsburg.

Mrs. Geddy inherited the rest of the Rich Neck farm in 1952 when her aunt died.  During her lifetime Mrs. Geddy sold part of Rich Neck, including what is now Walnut Hills, Village Green, Rich Neck Heights and the shopping center at the corner of Jamestown Rd. and Rt. 199.  When Route 199 was built, it cut off some of the property, which later became part of Williamsburg Landing. 

Mrs. Geddy told many wonderful stories about driving her horse and buggy “out to the farm” as a youngster. After Mrs. Geddy’s death in 1987 her daughter and son sold part of Rich Neck to a developer who called his new development “Holly Hills” after Mrs. Geddy’s house.  The remaining acreage along College Creek was purchased by the City of Williamsburg. Vernon M. Geddy, III and his family still own his grandparents’ home “Holly Hill”.

You can find more interesting information on the archaeological research of the Rich Neck Plantation.

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As of 11/25/2008 there were 3 homes  for sale in Holly Hills in the City of Williamsburg VA. Prices ranged from $549,000 to $849,900. Sizes ranged from 2398 to 3294 square feet of living space. In the last 24 months there were 16 home sale in Holy Hills . the sold home prices ranged from $565,000 for a 2952 sq foot home to $1,2000,000 for a 5138 square foot home. the average sales price per square foot was $215.54.  1 home is currently under contract, this home was listed at $1,490,000,000.  All sales  figures are supplied from the Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors MLS ( WAAR)

If you’re searching for a home in Holly Hills or any other neighborhood in the city of Williamsburg, VA, we’re bound to have one that’s just right for you. Whether you area searching for new construction, new homes, condos or waterfront homes, we have homes for sale in all areas of Williamsburg, VA.

If your live out of the area and are looking to purchase real estate in Holly Hills, Williamsburg, VA, contact our Mr Williamsburg and we’ll make your move a smooth one. Our one-stop shopping for mortgages, title insurance, and settlement services is conveniently located  nearby at our office in New Town, Williamsburg VA.

If you’re a buyer or seller who’s looking for help with home repairs, home improvements, or home maintenance, our concierge can recommend only the most tested, proven, and thoroughly professional people to help you repair, improve, or maintain your home, no matter where it is in  Williamsburg, VA.

When you’re ready to buy, sell, or invest in real estate, Mr Williamsburg and He’ll get you moving!

Here is a photo galley of a few photos taken in the Holly Hills neighborhood in Williamsburg VA

The Woods Neighborhood of Williamsburg VA

The Woods a small neighborhood in the city of Williamsburg VA. Only six homes have sold there since 2005. there is currently only one home listed in the Woods, a 5200 square foot colonial on almost an acre. The current listed price is 1,449,000. The Woods is located off of Jamestown Rd. Just south of Holly Hills and Yorkshire neighborhoods. Very close to Walsingham Academy, William and Mary and Colonial Williamsburg.

Home sale prices ranged from a low of $398,000 in May of 2005 to $742,200 in April of 2007. The most recent closed transaction in the Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors MLS ( WAAR)  The average home sales price in The Woods, Williamsburg, VA since 2005 is $640,440

Summary of Closed Listings  in The Woods Williamsburg Since 2005

Address

List Price

DOM

Sold Date

Sold Price

Total Adjustments

Adjusted Price

 

100 Woodmere Drive, Williamsburg VA

$398,000

64

05/17/2005

$398,000

$398,000

 

107 Woodmere Dr, Williamsburg VA

$740,000

88

10/31/2005

$722,000

$722,000

 

106 Woodmere Dr, Williamsburg VA

$685,000

73

09/16/2005

$685,000

$685,000

 

133 Woodmere Dr, Williamsburg VA

$698,000

66

01/13/2006

$655,000

$655,000

 

131 Woodmere Dr, Williamsburg VA

$729,000

32

04/13/2007

$742,200

$742,200

 Here are pictures of a few homes in The Woods neighborhood of Williamsburg, VA 

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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.