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The Best Brunch Spots In Virginia - Richmond and Hampton Made the List!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 @ 02:53 PM

Pavilion_cafe_breakfast.jpgVirginia.org recently published a list of the 13 best brunch spots in Virginia.  The list contains spots known for quality food, service, atmosphere...and maybe most importantly, quality cocktails!  Restaurants from Northern Virginia down to Virginia Beach are known to be crowd pleasers, and a few are even located in our backyard!

Venture Kitchen & Bar—Hampton

Sunday 10am-2pm

At Venture Kitchen & Bar, brunch is serious business. Not only does the restaurant have a regular brunch menu that is reliably tasty, but they also have a rotating menu that changes every week so that you can try something new. When it comes to Sunday brunch cocktails, you’ll find some “old faithfuls” like mimosas, but there are many intriguing options as well, like the French 75 and the Queen’s Cousin.

Local Favorites: Fried Eggs Benedict, Orange Blossom Cocktail, Corned Beef Hash

Millie’s Diner—Richmond

Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 9am-3pm

This popular Richmond spot has been around for over 25 years, but their tasty brunch menu never gets old. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, Richmond residents flock to Millie’s Diner for one of the best brunches in the city. Although the wait can sometimes be over an hour to get in, the food is more than worth it. Plus, the bartender will fix you up with mimosas or Bloody Marys that will make the time seem to fly by.

Local Favorites: Devil’s Mess, Huevos Rancheros

The Jefferson Hotel—Richmond

Sunday 10:30am-1:30pm

If you’re planning on eating brunch at The Jefferson Hotel, make sure you are ready to “tuck in”, as they say. Sunday Champagne Brunch at this historic Richmond location has seemingly endless tables of some of the finest food imaginable, including a platter of smoked salmon and a full seafood raw bar, an impressive ham carved to order, an omelet station manned by several chefs, a lavish dessert display, and so much more (Including bottomless mimosas and coffee!). We could go on and on about this brunch, but you need to experience it yourself to understand why every Richmonder will recommend The Jefferson as a must-visit brunch destination.

 Local Favorites: Raw Seafood Bar, Omelet Station

Next time you find yourself asking, "where should we eat brunch", consider one of these local favorites!

Great restaurants...just another reason why we Love Where We Live!!!

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Hallsley, Chesterfield

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 @ 02:31 PM

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Hallsley, located in Chesterfield County, offers luxury amenities that are unparalleled by any other community. The Residents Club offers amenities for the whole family to enjoy, as well as a year-round calendar of events.

The Clubhouse itself features an outdoor Cabana bar, as well as covered decks and porches that provide numerous areas for entertainment. Hallsley has received countless awards, including being named the 2017 Best Master Planned Community by the National Association of Home Builders.

Are you looking for homes for sale in Hallsley?  You can live the resort lifestyle in your own backyard! Hallsley’s community pool is unmatched due to its beach-like zero entry, waterslide, waterspouts, lap lanes, and adult area. Hallsey also has their own community swim team, named the The Hallsley High Tides! 

I73A9961.jpgHallsley features outdoor recreation opportunities for all age groups and members of the family. Not only are there activities at the Clubhouse like Bocce Ball and Pickle Ball, but the high-end tennis and volleyball courts provide a space for athletic development and friendly competition. For the children, there is a spectacular treehouse playground that allows them to use their  imagination and spend time outdoors, as well a zipline that  provides them adventure and the opportunity to try new activities.  

Central Virigina’s moderate climate allows many of the Hallsley amenities to be accessible for most of the year. Family and friends living in Hallsley can socialize and fish at the stocked catch-and-release fishing pond, or run, walk, or bike on the miles of trails through the community. Hallsley also provides amenities for the furry, four-legged members of the family! Central Bark dog park is a well-maintained and secure place to bring dogs to socialize and burn off energy. Hallsley has numerous parks spread throughout the community so no matter where you live, nature is close by.

Are you looking for homes for sale in Hallsley?  Living in Hallsley is an experience unmatched by any other community!  For more information, click here to download our Hallsley neighborhood guide.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Kiln Creek, Newport News & York County

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Jul 07, 2017 @ 02:59 PM

kiln creek sign-1.jpgKiln Creek is a marvelous cluster of thirty-one complementary neighborhoods stretching from Jefferson Avenue in Newport News into York County along Victory Boulevard. Homes range from one-bedroom condominiums to single family homes in excess of 3,000 square feet.

All are situated in the context of natural beauty and ample amenities: four miles of walking trail, an 18-hole golf course with pro shop, restaurant/grill, conference rooms, a hotel, saltwater swimming pool, tennis courts, a lake view.jpgclubhouse, recreation center, and fitness center. On the York County side of the neighborhood, there are more tennis courts, a community pool, and an adjacent public park. The neighborhood is meticulously maintained.

Living in Kiln Creek, you’ll be within minutes of three major shopping centers, the Newport News- Williamsburg airport, historic Yorktown, Fort Eustis, Langley AFB, Cheatham Annex, USCG Training Center, Williamsburg and most other points on the Peninsula.

For more information, click here to download our Kiln Creek neighborhood guide.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Braemar Creek, Williamsburg

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 @ 12:03 PM

braemar creek sign.jpgNestled amongst 9 holes of Williamsburg National golf course, a 200 acre nature preserve, and a 21/2 acre lake, this condominium community offers a picturesque setting. Just a few minutes from Monticello Marketplace and New Town, Braemar Creek’s location boasts the best of both peaceful living and convenience.

golf view 2.jpgResidents may also take advantage of the nearby recreational trails, beaches, parks, and beautiful Jamestown Island. The community is comprised of townhouse style condominiums with innovative designs. The Woodlands collection features one and two bedroom homes while the Linkside collection offers two and three bedroom homes all with garages and some with screened porches and patios. Amenities include an amazing clubhouse with workout room, full kitchen, game area, and vaulted ceilings. A large porch overlooks the 30 x 60’ pool and tennis courts. Don’t miss the adjacent playground with picnic tables and grill.

For more information, click here to download our Braemar Creek neighborhood guide.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Hampton Park, Chesterfield

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 @ 11:25 AM

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Hampton Park masters outdoor living while located in the heart of convenient Chesterfield County. Enjoy all the benefits of living 20 miles from downtown Richmond and the dining and entertainment selections in the suburbs, but you can step out your front door to miles of walking trails and outdoor amenities.

Hampton Park is centered around families, with Winterpock Elementary School and Swift Creek Middle School located within the community, and high schoolers attending the nearby Cosby High School. Chesterfield County Public Schools are nationally ranked and recognized, and living in Hampton Park allows students access to a premiere education.

I73A0654-Edit.jpgHampton Park has countless amenities for residents to enjoy and take advantage of. With two water parks, separate biking and walking trails, a putt-putt golf course, Celebration Park, and more, Hampton Park is the ideal community for those who love activity. Residents can host festivals or parties by renting out the Hampton Park pavilion, as well. In the summertime, residents can relax poolside at the luxurious swimming complex, including two pools, water slides, a kids area, and lap lanes. Not only are the facilities impeccably maintained, they allow Hampton Park residents a luxurious place to relax.

One of the major benefits of Hampton Park living is the emphasis on local business and community development. The Swift Creek YMCA is located within Hampton Park, which provides easy access to healthy lifestyles and recreation for the whole family. Celebration Park in Hampton Park also provides a great outdoor place for the family. On the Hampton Park website, the community features resident-owned businesses. This sense of dedication to local business allows Hampton Park residents to support each other and grow their companies. This mentality creates a family atmosphere among residents unlike other communities in the area.

Hampton Park is every child’s dream neighborhood! Not only is it filled with families and kids of all ages, Hampton Park places an emphasis on activities for the whole family. The Funhouse is a space unique to Hampton Park, and allows dedicated areas for children and their parents to come, play, and live like kids! This space includes playgrounds, putt putt, soccer fields, and more. Every summer, Hampton Park hosts a Summer Sports Camp, where kids can spend the day, be outside, learn a new sport, or develop their skills in one they already play! Kids can also be involved by swimming for the community swim team, the Hampton Park Hammerheads! This is a great way for kids to spend time with their friends, be outside, and stay active!

For more information, click below to download our Hampton Park neighborhood guide.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Brandermill, Chesterfield

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 @ 02:30 PM

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Brandermill is a master planned community located in Chesterfield County along the shores of the Swift Creek Reservior. Located a convenient 18 miles from downtown Richmond, Brandermill is every nature-lovers dream retreat.

Brandermill provides outdoor activities for individuals of all ages, including playgrounds, walking/ biking trails, swimming pools, and waterfront recreation. Because of Brandermill’s strategic location, residents have easy access to dining, entertainment, and the benefits of downtown, while maintaining their nature-driven lifestyle.

I73A8779.jpgBrandermill is home to numerous clubs and organizations that thrive in this community. Some of these are the Neighborhood Residents Council, the Brandermill Rotary Club, the Brandermill Sailing Club, the Brandermill Women’s Club, the Brandermill Swim Team, and several others. These give residents an opportunity to not only connect within their community, but to use their skills, time, and efforts to better Chesterfield County and beyond.

Brandermill offers numerous unique amenities that helped the community receive the “Best Planned Community in America” award by Better Homes & Gardens magazine only four years after the first residents moved in. Some of these amenities include swimming pools, trails, Heritage Farms Garden, The Green Market, the Clubhouse which residents may rent for events, the Marina filled with endless activities, unique pavilions and playgrounds for the family, a secured RV and boat storage area, and even “Resident Only” parking spaces. Residents of Brandermill are offered several more amenities, which contributes to the positive atmosphere for those who live here.

For more information, download our Brandermill neighborhood guide.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Coventry, Yorktown

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Jun 07, 2017 @ 03:59 PM

26.jpgNestled on 320 acres in a curve of the Big Bethel Reservoir in Yorktown, Virginia, Coventry is composed of nine distinct neighborhoods. Homes range from 1,200 sq.-ft. townhomes to 3,100 sq.-ft. single family homes. All are situated in the context of natural beauty and ample amenities: six lakes, running and biking
trails, two large recreational facilities, sports fields, playgrounds, an Olympic-size swimming pool, tennis courts and clubhouse.

22.jpgCoventry is part of the excellent York County school district. Coventry Elementary and Grafton Middle School both earned a nine out of ten from greatschools.org, and Grafton High School earned an eight. There are also fantastic private schools in the area, including Hampton Roads Academy.

Living in Coventry, you’ll be within minutes of historic Yorktown, Newport News, Fort Eustis, Langley AFB, Cheatham Annex, USCG Training Center, Williamsburg and most other points on the Peninsula.  

For more information, click here to download our Coventry neighborhood guide.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Woodlake, Midlothian

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, May 24, 2017 @ 02:11 PM

I73A0928.jpgHave you ever dreamed of life on a lake? The Woodlake Community in Midlothian, VA is a suburban neighborhood located close to the city of Richmond. While it is nearby popular dining and entertainment options, Woodlake maintains the serene lifestyle that accompanies lake-front living. Woodlake is home to over 7,000 residents, and provides quick access to local schools, playgrounds, trails, and activities for the entire family.

The Woodlake Community Association is a board tasked with maintaining the community and providing programming to engage residents.

I73A0850-1.jpgWoodlake features unparalleled amenities and facilities for its residents that distinguish the community above others in the area. Not only are there recreational spaces always available for use, Woodlake residents can rent or reserve different facilities throughout the community. The Woodlake Community Clubhouse is located at the Swim & Racquet Complex, and the clubhouse, patio, and pool can all be rented for events. The Woodlake Community Association also facilitates a boat rental program where individuals can rent out paddleboards, canoes, kayaks and more. Another unique feature of the boat rental program is their famous Pontoon boat rentals that hold up to 14 adults. This program is exclusive to Woodlake residents and can be reserved for anytime during the day or evening. No other community in the area provides such an extensive list of recreational options, rental facilities, water activities, and more.

East West Legacy Park is one of the finest locations within the Woodlake community. It boasts some of the best views of the lake, and offers a pavilion with picnic tables perfect for any gathering! The Pavilion itself can be reserved but is otherwise open to community members to relax, enjoy the views, and spend time with loved ones. East West Legacy Park is one of many facilities and amenities that make Woodlake an incredible community to live in.  

For more information, click here to download our Woodlake neighborhood guide.

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It's Back...The Liz Moore Summer Open House Extravaganza!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, May 23, 2017 @ 02:10 PM

Calling all house hunters!  Visit a Liz Moore open house between May 26th and August 26th, 2017 and you'll be entered into a drawing to win some amazing prizes.  

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House hunters can register for the drawing at every Liz Moore open house.  The more you visit, the better your chances are of winning!
 
Click below for a list of open houses and to view complete contest rules.
 
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Mark Twain and the Magnificent Mystery House

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, May 16, 2017 @ 02:24 PM

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Last week, Liz Moore & AssociatesTim Parker and Cyril Petrop hosted 65 members of the Williamsburg Symphony League and their guests for an Encore Affair to benefit the symphony.

The event was hosted at 160 John Browning in Kingsmill, a spectacular, one of a kind home overlooking Wareham’s Pond.

Mark Twain (an actual descendant of Samuel Clemons) regaled the sold out audience with tales of life and adventures on the river, while they enjoyed a wine bar and light h’ors doeuvres on the screened porch.

Rumor has it that Twain is interested in the house due to its unique architecture and perch high atop the pond, so if you’re interested in seeing it for yourself, you had better hurry!

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