• 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

The Mews Town home community-Williamsburg VA

The definition of mews :
a. A group of buildings originally containing private stables, often converted into residential apartments.
b. A small street, alley, or courtyard on which such buildings stand

A fitting description for “The Mews” in Williamsburg, James City County, VA.

With the feel of a village in Europe ,The Mews in James City County offers a wide array of town home choices. From 2 bedrooms to 4 bedroom models. Square footage ranges from 1300+ to over 2000 square feet. A few models were built with basements.
mews111One of the most scenic points in the community of The Mews is the Lake. It’s observation pier is the perfect place to watch relax and enjoy the sunset or watch the ducks frolic in the fountain. There is a trail that meanders around the lake for those who want to walk the neighborhood.

Offering a clubhouse, pool and tennis , town homes in the Mews are perfect for second home buyers and families alike.

mews2222 The are approximately 111 town homes in the Mews, constructed  between 1987 and 1994 . The quarterly home owner fee in The Mews is $314 and covers all Yard Maintenance, Common Area Maintenance, Garbage removal Use of the  Pool, Clubhouse , Tennis and maintenance of those  facilities.

mewsclubhouse.jpegFrom the chart below you will see that  sale prices in 2008 ranged from$145,000 to $264,000. List prices as of today range from $223,000 to $269,000. The average days on market for town homes in the Mews in the last 12 months was 151 days.

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Current James City County/ Williamsburg Schools for The Mews are DJ Montague Elementary, James Blair Middle and Warhill High School

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Current Sales activity in The Mews (Statistics from WAAR WMLS)

Low, Average, Median, and High Comparisons
  Closed Active Overall
Low $145,000 $223,000 $145,000
Average $210,975 $239,071 $224,087
Median $217,500 $225,000 $224,000
High $264,000 $269,900 $269,900

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Williamsburg VA Real Estate “Free House in Colonial Williamsburg”

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 Anybody want a free house in Colonial Williamsburg ? Anybody want to be paid to take away a free house ?

The Billups House in Colonial Williamsburg VA pre-Second World War home on Armistead Avenue is available FREE to anyone who wants to provide a piece of land to house it.
And the developers who received City Council permission on Thursday to knock it down for a mixed commercial-residential development will pay the amount of money they’re going to fork over for demolition to the proud new owners.  Approximately $15,000
Since Thanksgiving two people have shown an interest in finding a new home for the 80-year-old home. But so far, no one has followed through.

If anybody is interested, call John Womeldorf 757 254 8136 or email John@MrWilliamsburg.com
The house at 203 Armistead Avenue was once the residence of Henry Billups, who rang the Wren Building bells at the College of William and Mary from the 1890s to the 1950s.
It and two commercial buildings on Prince George Street, including the former Mama Mia’s Pizza and Deli, will be demolished to make way for a 10,500-square-foot development.
The new project, designed by Magoon Architects for property owners Nick Saras and Steve Manos, will incorporate the architectural style of the block of Prince George Street closer to Colonial Williamsburg. It will have seven apartments on the second floor.

The hope is to create a strong corner, and that one day, the property in between (his planned development and North Boundary Street) will be remodeled and updated, in a mode consistent with the block.”

One after another, city council members lavished praise on the development in voting 5-0 to allow the project to The Billups House Williamsburg VAproceed.”In our own community, projects have basically stopped,” said Council Member Paul Freiling. “Here we have a property owner willing to invest what I think is a large amount of money in this development.
“There aren’t a lot of places and people that would be doing that right now.”
No one even rose in the public comments portion of the meeting to offer a defense of the lonely white house.
But it will stand at least until mid-April. Because of its age, Billups House found itself on Williamsburg’s list of historic structures, forcing the developers to appear before the Architectural Review Board as part of its rezoning application process.

In searching for a lot for this home there is one on South Boundary listed for $250,000. There maybe be others available as well. Please contact me for further information. I would think if they can move the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse we should be able to save and move this house !

 

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Williamsburg VA Real Estate Are there nice beaches near Williamsburg VA ?

John Womeldorf is Mr. Williamsburg, sharing his thoughts, real estate expertise, and “all things Williamsburg” in an effort to spread the word that Williamsburg, Virginia is the greatest place on earth to live!

We were in Williamsburg recently looking at homes for sale In driving around the Hampton Roads area we saw signs  for the Outer Banks.

Living very near the ocean now in MA. (a couple of blocks) and wanting to be close, we wondered if we moved to Williamsburg for retirement (which we are considering) where the nearest nice, un-built up ocean area is.

I know parts (I think) of the Outer Banks are still fairly quiet and not high-rise city – is that right? We’ve never been, but been to Bald Head Island, which we adored. That, however, isn’t suitable for a weekend trip, which we would hope to do often.

How far driving time to get to this part from Williamsburg?

 

It’s  about 2.5 hours to Duck a little further is Corolla and even Carova which is a beach community that only can be accessed by driving on the beach. Amazingly there are million dollar plus beach homes built in this area. The nearest store can be 8 miles down the beach !! Now that’s remote. As you drive down the beach you will sometimes see wild horses roaming free ( we have) 

 

Our personal favorite is Corolla. We go as often as we can. ( parents have a house there ) There are plans to build a bridge across the Currituck Sound which will shorten the drive to Corolla by about an hour !

Lots of different beaches in the Outer Banks depending on what you like. The further north or south you go the less commercial they are. Much further south there are Rodanthe, Waves, Hatteras ( almost 6 hours to Hatteras) and you can take the ferry to Ocracoke a neat little place to visit at the southern tip of the Outer Banks. No high rise buildings. simply beaches, some stores and a lot of protected wildlife areas..

 

Another much closer beach to consider visiting is Sandbridge in VA Beach, 70 miles from Williamsburg.Located 15 miles south of (and 180° opposite) the Resort Area, Sandbridge is a secluded beach hideaway of 5 miles of pristine sand dunes and dancing sea oats. It is a relaxing and peaceful community where you can truly slow down and unwind on your vacation. Beachside, the Atlantic never fails to entertain. And for those craving even more of the great outdoors, the marshes and open waters of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park make for great kayaking, hiking, and fishing  It’s basically all beach houses. At The very end of Sandbridge is Little Island Park

Sandbridge Little Island Park has always been a great place to take the family. It has a playground for the kids, a fishing pier for the anglers, and a wonderful covered picnic area. This year it gets even better with a packed calendar of FREE events designed to bring a little taste of the resort area entertainment to the laid back attitude of Sandbridge.

It is located in Sandbridge Beach at 3820 Sandpiper Road. Amenities include basketball courts, concessions, fishing pier, picnic shelters, playground equipment, restrooms, surfing/swimming, tennis courts and volleyball courts.

  Beyond that is False Cape State Park a 4300 acre park with 6 miles of undeveloped beach along the Atlantic Ocean. You can only get there by walking or biking.

Her is their website : http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/fal.shtml

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Williamsburg Virginia

Moving to/ Relocating/ Retiring in Historic Williamsburg, Virginia.With a rare combination of historic charm, fabulous entertainment and breathtaking natural beauty, Williamsburg is unlike any other city in America. Center stage for the birth of our nation, it forms a third of Virginia’s “Historic Triangle,” one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

 

But while Williamsburg’s celebrated history is an enormous draw, there’s so much more. This highly accessible city is just a short drive from Virginia’s capital city in Richmond, the major U.S. port of Newport News and popular oceanfront resort Virginia Beach. It also offers exclusive accommodations, fine dining, award-winning amusement parks, and exceptional shopping and golf. More than any other area in the country, Williamsburg offers the best of yesterday and today for an experience that truly has something for everyone.

Historical Importance

Of the many things for which Williamsburg is deservedly known, first and foremost is its rich history. The city’s story begins in 1633, when English colonists founded the settlement that was soon to be Williamsburg. The city went on to become a major political, cultural and social center throughout the colonial era. It soon became an academic center, too, with the founding of the College of William and Mary. The college, established in 1693, is one of the oldest in the country, second only to Harvard University. Williamsburg also served as Virginia’s state capital for a century, from 1699, when it was renamed in honor of William III, until Richmond was made capital in 1799.

Williamsburg’s continued relevance in the modern era was assured in 1926, when it attracted the attention of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Thanks to the billionaire philanthropist’s desire to restore and preserve the city to its colonial era appearance, Williamsburg is today a world-renowned living museum of America’s early history.

Accessibility

Williamsburg is highly accessible to a number of major Virginia cities. Richmond, the state’s capital and one of its largest cities, is just 50 miles and less than an hour’s drive away on I-64 West. Norfolk, a leading U.S. port and Virginia’s second-largest city, is just 55 miles and an hour’s drive away on I-64 East. Newport News is a half hour away along I-64 East, and major metropolitan area Northern Virginia is 150 miles and two and a half hours away via I-95 North.

Area Attractions

Historical Attractions

Colonial Williamsburg
America’s largest living history museum, with more than 300 acres of homes, stores and taverns restored to their colonial era appearance.

Historic Jamestown
The site of the first permanent English settlement in North America, in 1607. Garnered worldwide attention throughout 2007 for its year-round celebration of America’s 400th anniversary.

Historic Yorktown
An historic riverfront site on the York River. The scene of both the last battle of the American Revolution in October 1781 and a Civil War battle in 1862.

Berkeley Plantation
The most historic plantation on the James River and the birthplace of America’s ninth president, William Henry Harrison.

Sherwood Forest Plantation
Home of John Tyler, tenth president of the United States.

Shirley Plantation
Southern plantation owned and operated by the eleventh generation of the Hill-Carter family, eyewitnesses to centuries of American history.

Entertainment

Busch Gardens Europe
A European-themed park located in the heart of Williamsburg, voted the world’s “Most Beautiful Theme Park” for 17 consecutive years.

Water Country USA
Virginia’s largest water park, located just three miles west of Busch Gardens Europe.

Williamsburg Winery
Opened in 1985. Maker of the popular Governor’s White and John Adlum Chardonnay, named a 2005 “Best Buy” by “Wine Enthusiast” magazine.

Riverwalk Landing
A beautiful waterfront development with a mile-long pedestrian river walk as well as fine shopping, dining, touring and entertainment.

The Mariners’ Museum
One of the largest and most complete maritime history museums in the world. Houses an internationally renowned collection of 35,000 artifacts.

Golfing

Williamsburg enjoys a growing reputation as one of America’s premier golf destinations. The area offers more than a dozen courses designed by renowned names such as Arnold Palmer, Curtis Strange, Robert Trent Jones Sr., John LeFoy and Nicklaus Design Associates.

Courses include:

Outlet Shopping

The Williamsburg area has long been known as a destination for miles of high-quality, designer-name bargain shopping. Outlet malls include:

  • Patriot Plaza. Highway 60 and Richmond Road in Williamsburg
  • Prime Outlets. Richmond Road in Williamsburg
  • The Shops at Carolina. Richmond Road in Williamsburg
  • Williamsburg Outlet Mall. Richmond Road at Centerville in Lightfoot

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Is Williamsburg getting a Costco/ Sams Club ?

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| The Virginia Gazette   YORK – 29 acres between Williams­burg Ford and Great Wolf Lodge are in play for a 150,000-square-foot retail store.Planning documents indicate a single retail store along Rochambeau Drive and a 4,700-square-foot gas station with six pumps on 23 acres that are already zoned Economic Opportunity.

The documents filed this week indicate the store would be a wholesale retailer such as Sam’s Club, BJs or Costco. The proximity to Wal-Mart suggests Sam’s Club, although the traffic study used Costco as a model.

That would rub salt in the wound for James City County, which has resisted big-box stores but has to suffer their road traffic.

The business is projected to employ 200-300 employees at an average wage of $17 an hour and bring in around $125 million in sales worth millions to York County.

Property owner Alex Perkins said that because of a non-disclosure agreement he cannot reveal the retailer. He would retain ownership of six acres with the intention of selling them as out-parcels.

“We have not officially signed the contract but we have been given a nod by a major retailer,” he said.

The sale of the land is contingent on the approval of the special use permit and whether the site budget shakes out in favor of the retailer.

“The president of the company has given us the nod that they are going to move forward with it as long as all the budget numbers makes sense,” Perkins said.

Earlier this year the York supervisors denied an application to timber the property because no site plans had been filed.

Perkins said the application was not so much about timbering the land for profit as it was about getting the property ready for formal site preparations. With the new special use permit, the plans to timber the site are moot.

The property has a tributary stream along the southeastern property line, which feeds into the Waller Mill Reservoir. The area is within the county’s watershed management and protection area and a 200-foot buffer would be required along the stream.

The City of Williamsburg, which owns the reservoir, has fought any development near the watershed for fear of runoff contamination.

City manager Jack Tuttle said that he is concerned about the possibility of a gas station going in near the watershed.

“We want to watch development in the watershed,” Tuttle said. “We’re certainly concerned about any hazardous materials that could leak into the reservoir.”

The application is scheduled to go before the Planning Commission next month.

Retiring in Williamsburg Virginia

Va Gazette Karen Queen

When they began looking for a place to retire, Jack and Grace Kalberer of Potomac, Md., wanted water, culture, a change of seasons, mild winters and good medical care.Kalberer, a doctor, retired at 61 after 31 years at the National Institutes of Health. He was an associate director coordinating disease prevention in the office of the director. Mrs. Kalberer was 51 then and ready to retire from teaching high school biology. They moved to Williamsburg in 1998.

Like many who retire to Williamsburg, they had vacationed in the area for a number of years. But it wasn’t their first choice in the beginning. They also had considered Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Florida, California, Wilmington, N.C. and Charleston, S.C.

“I happened to notice Governor’s Land advertised in the Wall Street Journal,” Kalberer says. “We were on our way down to Wilmington and Charleston and decided to stop here.”

When they stopped, Governor’s Land was one house existing, one under construction and lots of promises. A little more than five years later, they bought a lot and built a house in the community.

“We are taking advantage of some of the cultural things,” Kalberer says. “We like the outdoor life and attractions in Governor’s Land – tennis, boating. We’re learning golf. It’s a beautiful canoeing area. The birding here is phenomenal. We see great white herons, blue herons, ospreys, eagles, king fishers and everything else imaginable.”

As they get involved in the community, they are impressed by the people they meet. “The level of people who have been attracted to Williamsburg is pretty remarkable … four star generals, CEOs,” he says. “But they tend to be pretty low key regardless of the type of life they have led.” The marina at Governor’s Land was an added attraction. A final consideration that wasn’t in their original specs was quality dining. People don’t often think of eating out until they move somewhere and there’s nowhere to eat except fast food, he says. “That’s a plus around here – there are good restaurants at all levels. That wasn’t in our equation but it should have been.”

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New Communities in Williambsburg Va. ” Quarterpath”

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Here is information about the additional development nearby; From The Daily Press

Plans for a massive housing, commercial business and health care project on a choice parcel of city land will be evaluated today by Williamsburg planning commissioners.

Riverside Healthcare Association’s pitch to build a mixed-use development called Quarterpath at Williamsburg offers some specific details for the first time, with the submission of a preliminary plan.

The roughly 360-acre site, the city’s largest undeveloped tract under single ownership, would be accessed primarily from Quarterpath Road and Route 60, according to the conceptual master plan to be discussed today.

Riverside officials have proposed building the subdivision in six phases, with work on the intersection of Quarterpath Road and Battery Boulevard as the first step. The next two phases would build a nursing facility, then the medical campus.

Last month, the health care group said it would pursue — for the third time — state permission to build a hospital on the site. In March 2007, the state denied a proposal for a $76 million, 43-bed hospital.

These preliminary plans are to give city staff, planning commissioners, City Council members and the public a chance to comment while the project is still in its early stages.

The city is also expected to discuss environmental issues, given that the majority of the site sits in Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas and will have to meet water quality standards.

Also, no designated bike lanes are proposed for interior streets, but staff has proposed the developers add them on Battery Boulevard and Redoubt Road.

The city’s Site Plan Review Committee supported approval of the preliminary plans during its March 19 meeting. City planning staff has recommended the Planning Commission send the plans to the City Council for approval. But staff has said it wants more information on environmental and traffic impact before any development plans are approved. Pending a request for the Virginia Department of Transportation to transfer land around Quarterpath Road to the city, construction could begin within the next few months at the road’s intersection with Route 199.

For more information on the plans, visit www.ci.williamsburg.va.us/dept/planning/agendas.htm, click on “Agenda – 04/16/08 ” and click on “PCR #08-010.”

The Planning Commission meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. today in the Stryker Building on North Boundary Street.

Quarterpath at Williamsburg by the numbers*

• 95 single-family houses

• 120 beds in nursing home

• 397 senior adult attached homes

• 882 condominium and town house units

• 200,000 square feet of medical offices

• 202,000 square feet of offices

• 400,000 square feet for shopping center

 

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Your New Home in Williamsburg

Mark,

Just thought I would post a few pictures so you can enjoy the home prior to moving here in July. They will enlarge if you click on them.. Here is a short video clip driving up to the house. You can pretend you are driving home !

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VR,

John

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