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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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Colonial Heritage - Perfect for Active Adults 55+

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 @ 02:59 PM

Colonial Heritage, located in Williamsburg, Virginia, is much more than a unique collection ofcolonial heritagebeautifully designed low maintenance homes in a wonderful golf course Community. It is the perfect place for active adults 55 years of age and better. The beautiful and elegant Heritage Clubhouse is the focal point of community recreational, social and cultural activities. Hobby and special interest clubs will meet here. The range of offerings centered around this magnificent 25,000 square foot facility surpasses those of most resorts.

You can enjoy:

  • Grand Ballroom
  • Fine & Casual Dining
  • A Relaxing Lounge
  • Card Room
  • Billiard Room
  • Library with Computer Stations
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Arts & Crafts Room
  • Lawn Sports
  • Tennis Courts

Colonial Heritage features a 24 hour manned gated entrance and an 18-Hole Championship golf course, designed by world-renowned designer Arthur Hills, that winds its way through the neighborhoods. There is also a pro shop and a full practice facility including putting green and driving range. The 7,500 square foot fitness center is highlighted by indoor and outdoor pools, and a special aerobics room.

 

Homes in Colonial Heritage range in price from $223,000 to $445,000 and are 1,402 - 4,504 square feet in size. 

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Our Own Judy Schwartz Featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch on Living in Brickshire

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Oct 29, 2015 @ 04:01 PM

Located in Historic New Kent County, set half way between Williamsburg and Richmond, is one of the area’s best kept secrets.  Brickshire is a golf community offering the amenities todays home buyers want, with price points ranging from the upper $200’s for villa style homes and smaller semi-custom homes to well over $1,000,000 for large custom homes.

With a 30 minute drive from central Williamsburg and Richmond, you will find the peaceful golf community, set among the pines and 2 golf courses: Royal New Kent is at the front of the subdivision and homes are built all around Brickshire’s golf course.

Brickshire also offers miles of walking trails through the woods and by the ponds and are well used by residents.  Kings Pond also is stocked and has a fountain, providing the sound of water to everyone nearby.  Further along Kentland Trail is the recreation area offering a playground, sports field, covered picnic area and horseshoe pit, as well as a basketball backboard.

Judy Schwartz, Brickshire expert and agent in our Williamsburg office, was recently interviewed by the Richmond Times Dispatch on what life is like in Brickshire.  Click below to download the full article.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Merrimac Shores in Hampton, Virginia

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Sep 01, 2015 @ 03:13 PM

Merrimac Shores is a well established waterfront community in Hampton, Virginia with phenomenal water views, gorgeous tree-lined streets, an adjacent marina and charming homes of varied architecture including cape cod, victorian, tudor and colonial homes. Rich in history,homes for sale in Merrimac Shores Merrimac Shores is named in honor of the first Confederate ironclad, U.S.S. Merrimac, which battled the union fleet at Hampton Roads in 1862.

Homes in Merrimac Shores range in price from  $239,900 to $976,000 and are 2,088 to 4,815 square feet in size.  

The Homeowners Association is optional, and the fee is $35 per year. The marina carries an extra fee. Just minutes from downtown Hampton, Langley AFB, I-64 and the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, Merrimac Shores is conveniently located to everything Hampton, Virginia has to offer.

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