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Retiring. Golfing. The Good Life in Williamsburg

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Braemar Creek at Greensprings Plantation is a condominium community in a beautiful lake and golf course setting.  A number of the buildings line holes on Williamsburg National’s newest course, the Yorktown.  The course is a traditional design by Tom Clark with no gimmicks.  The Jamestown course is an award winning Jack Nicklaus group design.  It was named “One of the 10 best courses you can play in Virginia” by Golf Digest Magazine.  Prices start in the low $200’s and amenities include a clubhouse featuring a workout room, kitchen, lounge, huge porch overlooking the pool.  They also offer tennis courts and playground.

A bad day of golf - Rolf Kramer Real Estate Agent

Brickshire may just be the perfect blend of relaxing countryside living, exciting recreational and cultural opportunities all in one location.  Located midway between Richmond and Williamsburg, the Curtis Strange signature golf course is “player friendly” and contains replicas of some of his favorite holes from around the world.  The community covers 1,135 acres of rolling hills and woodlands.  Amenities include an owner’s clubhouse, swimming complex, tennis courts, fitness center, two nature trails, and walking trails.  Developer’s lots have sold out.  However, resale home sites are available and start around $100,000.  The Sanctuary offers builder spec homes starting in the mid $300’s.  The Preserve and Kings Pond neighborhoods feature custom homes starting in the $500’s.  Luxury patio homes featured in the BelGreen section start in the $300’s.

Ford’s Colony was voted the Number One Master Plan in Continental U.S. by the American Resort Development Association.  A golf and country club lifestyle awaits you within its gates.  Three Dan Maples designed golf courses were built with an appreciation for all levels of play.  You will find homes rich in architectural tradition.  Styles include Colonial, Greek Revival, Georgian, and Federal providing every modern convenience and amenity you desire.  If your preference is low maintenance living, the courtyard homes located on the golf course start at $499,000. Luxury town homes begin at $300,000. Or, if you prefer, select a homesite and build the home of your dreams. Choose from homesites on the golf course, next to the wildlife preserve, overlooking a lake or nestled in a wooded setting. Homesites range from 1/4-acre to over an acre in size and are priced from $125,000 to $1,250,000.  Resale homes start at $345,000 for a single family attached home to spectacular homes over $2 million.

Colonial Heritage is “THE” destination for active adults 55+ years of age and better.  Enjoy life to the fullest in an ideally located community with great amenities combined with small town charm and city conveniences all creating an unsurpassed lifestyle.  At Colonial Heritage, you will enjoy the comfortable pace of small town living enhanced with a wealth of recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities.  This 695-acre, 1500 homesite, 24-hour manned gated community with miles of walking and biking paths, world class amenities and affordable living for an active adult lifestyle is a place you will call home. Amenities include a 25,000 square foot Heritage Club featuring casual dining, ballroom with stage, cards and billiards, woodworking, arts & crafts, and library with computer stations.  The 8,500 square feet Athletic Club features a  heated indoor pool with a spa, an outdoor pool with expansive terrace, state of the art fitness center, golf pro shop, and snack bar.  For the tennis enthusiast there are outdoor tennis courts. Colonial Heritage is home to an Arthur Hills designed 18-hole Championship Golf Course with a putting green and driving range.  Golfers are invited to hone their skills at the sprawling practice range and short game facility. The driving range offers golfers the luxury of natural grass tee boxes to enrich your learning and practice experience. Sharpen your short game proficiency at the large arched chipping green which features two bunkers and putting green.

Governor’s Land At Two Rivers is described as, a warm and welcoming community where interesting people of all ages, professions and backgrounds come together to enjoy a unique lifestyle.  Located along a pristine stretch of unspoiled waterfront along the shores of the James and Chickahominy Rivers.  Governor’s Land is a luxury residential community offering all of the advantages of country club living.  The Tom Fazio designed, Two Rivers Golf Course is the only private community golf club in Williamsburg.  The community boasts a premier marina nestled in a protected private harbor providing a safe haven or boats up to 50-feet in length.  Easy boat ramp access to the beautiful James River will lead you to adventures on the Chickahominy River and the Chesapeake Bay.  Homes start in the high $500’s up to well over $2 million.  Land is available starting in the high $160’s going as high as $1.5 million.  Once you experienced a sunset from the terrace of the clubhouse, you won’t settle for anything less.

Greensprings Plantation is a wooded subdivision of 175 homes on lots that are larger than the average size found in subdivisions around Williamsburg.  Some of the properties back to Williamsburg National’s Jamestown golf course.  The community amenities include a clubhouse, pool, playground and tennis courts.  Home prices start in the mid $400’s.
Greensprings West is a 365 home master planned community wrapped around Williamsburg National’s Yorktown golf course.  The Tom Clark design is a 7,000 yard championship course of traditional design with no gimmicks.  The subdivision has an active HOA (home owners association) and offers a clubhouse, pool, tennis, lakes and community events.  Resale home prices start in the high $300’s.  Homesites are available starting in the mid $130’s to the mid $230’s with 14 builders to choose from.
Kingsmill on the James is a gated community located on the banks of the James River near historic Williamsburg.  Golf until your heart is content on a trio of 18-hole golf courses and a 9-hole par 3 course.  The community’s crown jewel is The River Course the site of the Michelob Ultra Open, an LPGA Tour event.  While it is exciting to play these prestigious golf courses, having one right outside your back door is priceless.  The community offers a variety of exclusive neighborhoods including resale resort condominiums ($170,000-$500,000), resale single family homes ($350,000-$3.5 million), resale patio homes adjacent to golf course ($400,000-$550,000), new homes (starting at $600,000), luxury riverfront townhomes ($775,000-$1.5 million), and River Bluffs luxury condominiums ($775,000-$1.5 million).  If boating is your passion, check out the marina.

Stonehouse/Stonehouse Glen is located just minutes west of Williamsburg.  It’s close proximity to I-64 gives it easy access to Richmond and Newport News.  This planned community is surrounded by the prestegious Tradition Golf Club at Stonehouse winding over 6,962 yards of steep forested hills, wide plateaus, and abrupt ravines.  Gentle rolling hills and wooded lots showcase beautiful homes.  The Orchard Hill neighborhood features smaller lots with single family homes ranging from the mid to upper $300’s.  Other neighborhoods feature mid-level and custom homes from the high $300’s to near $1 million.  Neighborhood amenitites include a clubhouse, tennis, playground, pool, RV parking and neighborhood garden.  Stonehouse Glen is a new phase being developed featuring new home construction with base prices from the high $300’s to the mid $520’s.  Future plans include a clubhouse and pool.

rolf kramer, real estate, Williamsburg, VARolf Kramer, REALTOR®, ABR, SRES, e-PRO 757-564-4455 Licensed in Virginia with Liz Moore and Associates, 5350 Discovery Park Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23188 Williamsburg has become a Mecca for retirees over the past dozen years because of its history, charm, vacation amenities, proximity to major cities and airports, and affordable cost of living. Check out for information about the Williamsburg community, lifestyles available, and search for homes for sale.


Author: retiringinwilliamsburgrolfkramer

Licensed in Virginia with Liz Moore and Associates, 5350 Discovery Park Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23188 Williamsburg has become a Mecca for retirees over the past dozen years because of its history, charm, vacation amenities, proximity to major cities and airports, and affordable cost of living. Check out for information about the Williamsburg community, lifestyles available, and search for homes for sale.

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