100 Fords Colony Drive, Williamsburg,
Large, Beautiful All Ages Community of Ford's Colony Appeals to Baby Boomers with its Stately Homes and Understated Elegance
Colony is an elegant all ages community in southeastern Virginia's
beautiful Williamsburg. Construction started in 1987 and
continues today. With more than 2,500 single family homes, town homes and
condominiums spread across 3,000 acres, Ford's Colony impresses with
its size, design and wide range of amenities. Although it is not
age-restricted, it appeals to baby boomers and retirees.
The landscape is densely wooded, dotted with wetlands and ponds,
and the community is divided into at least twenty understated, named
neighborhoods, each with its own character. Manicured lanes
meander throughout the development, and many homes sit on cul de
sacs. Most of the resale residences were custom built, and new
buyers are encouraged to hire builders from the community's list of
The condominiums, located in
the Eaglescliffe neighborhood, are located in seven brick buildings
and range in size from approximately 1,700 square feet to 2,100
square feet. The town homes, which are only resales,
range in size from 1,300 square feet to 2,200 square feet.
The majority of the single family homes are large, with up to
5,000 square feet, and they are stately with architectural styles
that include Federal, Colonial, Greek Revival and Georgian.
Not all homes, though, are so imposing. The community
has some completely charming cottages for sale,
If planning to built a new home in Ford's
Colony, management advises that the process may take up to 18
months. Prices start in the mid-$200,000s and top out at
around $2 million. Please check with the community to
verify these prices as they may change.
Amenities include the Ford's Colony Country Club, 14 tennis
courts, miles of nature trails, two swimming pools, a 200-acre
nature preserve, RV storage and boat storage. Outside
of community gates, the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean beaches
are to the east and the breathtaking Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains
are to the west, ensuring that outdoor adventure is never far away.
Ford's Colony has won numerous awards, including being named the
"Number One Master Plan in Continental U.S." (American Resort Development
Association), "One of Top 20 Places to Semi-Retire" (Golf
Magazine) and "One of the Top 50 Golf Communities" (Luxury Golf Homes).
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center has 145 beds and is accredited by the Joint Commission. It is ward-winning for patient safety and specializes in heart care, nephrology, minimally invasive surgery, cancer care and orthopedics.
Summers in this region are hot and humid with temperatures in the 80s and 90s. Winters are relatively mild with temperatures
in the 30s and 40s. The area receives about six inches of snow and nearly fifty inches of rain annually. On the comfort index, a combination of humidity and temperature, Williamsburg ranks below the national average.
Visit www.fordscolony.com for more information.
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