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What are the HOTTEST Selling Neighborhoods in Williamsburg?

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 @ 11:05 AM

Based on sales activity (closed sales) for the past 12 months, this is a list of the hottest selling communities in Williamsburg: neighborhoods in Williamsburg

  1. Fords Colony - 146 sales
  2. Kingsmill - 106 sales
  3. White Hall - 46 sales
  4. Colonial Heritage - 43 sales
  5. New Town - 36 sales
  6. Braemar Creek - 27 sales
  7. Governors Land - 26 sales
  8. Queens Lake - 23 sales
  9. Stonehouse - 22 sales
  10. Greensprings West - 20 sales

Note:  this data is extracted from the Williamsburg MLS, and would not include private sales or new homes closings not reported in MLS.

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Tags: Home Sale Statistics & Trends, Fords Colony, New Town, Braemar Creek, Kingsmill, Stonehouse, Governors Land, Queens Lake, Greensprings West, White Hall, Colonial Heritage

Queens Lake Voted York County Neighborhood of the Year Twice!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 @ 10:45 AM

Queens Lake, a beautiful neighborhood on the east side of Williamsburg is totally in tune with nature and a short 5 minute drive to Colonial Williamsburg via the serene Colonial Parkway.  The community is bordered by the Parkway, Queens Creek, and New Quarter Park, a 545 acre facility owned by York county and available to area residents.Queens Lake

The main road of the development encircles Queens Lake, with streets and cul de sacs leading from that, and is a charming mixture of a variety of different home styles.  Many Queens Lake homes are along the water, lake, pond and creek.  Queens Lake abounds with dogwood, azaleas and daffodils blooming in the Spring and beautiful colors in the Fall.  Sparkling summer days and the occasional glistening snow make it a true paradise for nature lovers.

The Queens Lake Clubhouse, with a spectacular view of Queens Creek, is the hub of the community, with ample space to accommodate large parties; a variety of classes and social events are held there throughout the year, such as Christmas Brunch, ladies luncheons, seafood fests, etc.  The highlight of the year is Queens Lake Day in June, starting with a parade, race and breakfast and finishing up with a catered dinner and music around the pool in the evening.

Queens LakeQueens Lake features two swimming pools and four lighted tennis courts, a children’s playground and a ball field.  Membership levels vary, and you can learn more about this very special neighborhood at

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Tags: Queens Lake, York County, Williamsburg, Neighborhood Spotlight

Waterfront Homes For Sale in Queen's Lake

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 @ 02:35 PM

One of Williamsburg/York County’s favorite neighborhoods is Queens Lake, conveniently located just off the Colonial Parkway between Yorktown and Williamsburg.  Homes for sale in Queens Lake range from $275,000 to $675,000 as of this writing, ranging from just over 1800 square feet to over 6500 square for sale in Queens Lake

Fresh water 58 acre Queens Lake is over a mile long and accommodates hand powered or
electric small boats for fishing and recreation.  Princess Pond is an arm of the lake, and both bodies of water are private and restricted for the membership of the Queens Lake Community Association.

There are ramps for boat landings for the lake and also the creek.  Queens Lake marina on Queens Creek has 19 covered and 57 open boat slips, each with electric and water hook-up.  The marina’s location provides direct access to the York River and the Chesapeake Bay.  In addition to the docks, there is a charming gazebo where you can sit and enjoy the wetlands and the creek.

homes for sale in queens lakeProperties for sale in Queens Lake with vistas of the lake do come on the market from time to time.  They are often older properties that need updating (and in some cases, major remodeling), which offers the opportunity for some very affordable property with spectacular waterfront views.  Financing programs such as 203k loans afford buyers the ability to roll the remodeling expenses into the mortgage, which means that you can create your dream home at a very appealing interest rate.

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Tags: Queens Lake, York County, Williamsburg, Neighborhood Spotlight