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Old 02-12-2007, 07:46 AM
 
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We are planning to move to Williamsburg sometime this year. I would like some info on 2 unrelated issues: (1) Is there a mosquito problem in the area? If so, is it seasonal? (2) We are near retirement age. So far, based upon what we have seen and what our broker has been telling us, the only communities which seem to be attracting retirees are gated ones. We would prefer NOT to live in a gated community.

Does anyone know if there are any communities in JCC or York County which have a good number of retirees or are mixed by age.

Many thanks.

Denny
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:50 AM
 
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If it rains a lot them we have mosquitos if you are near any type of standing water. Last year we only seemed to have a problem for a few weeks. The county will spray and treat problem areas if needed.

There are quite a few neighborhoods aound Williamsburg that have a lot of retirees that are un gated. Give me an idea of the price range and type of home you are seeking and I will suggest a few.
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Old 02-12-2007, 04:29 PM
 
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as said, mosquitos bad around water. the County sprays and if you are diligent about emptying containers the problem is tolerable.

Many retirees in gated communities since that is where the amenities are. if you want to golf, play tennis and have activities the clubs offer them.

many retirees do not live in communities. depending on price you could be in queen's alke (in York cty) , windsor forest, upper end of JCC, powhatan secondary, or the city of williamsburg around the college including counselors close townhouses - these are about 300-50o, maybe less if you are willing to reno.

for less $$ other options available.

when you say williamsburg are you referring to the actual City of williamsburg only, or the surrounding areas that are generally considered "williamsburg" which includes the following (all have williamsburg mailing addresses) most of James City County, upper portion of York County, a small part of Charles City County and the entire City of williamsburg. Other mailing addresses in JCC include lightfoot, toano, lanexa and a few others.

depends on price, amenities you want, area you want to live in, age of home.
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Old 02-12-2007, 05:05 PM
 
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what areas have you seen and liked - that along with price would help.
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Old 02-12-2007, 07:31 PM
 
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Somebody told me that if you get three consecutive days of sub-freezing temperatures, it'll effectively kill most of the mosquito larva so the mosquito problem will be fairly light that year. I believe that Williamsburg has experienced these conditions this winter.
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:56 AM
 
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MR. WILLIAMSBURG. WILLIAMSBURGFAN & KCROSSLEY: Thank you.
Our price range would be 350k to 400K. We are actually looking OUTSIDE Williamsburg proper-mostly in JCC.

We were in Williamsburg last October in order to look around. We did look at a few homes in Powhatan Secondary. This is a very nice area,but seemed to be populated mostly by young families. The only place we looked at that seemed to have a substantial number of retirees was the Villages at Westminster.

We would prefer a newer home since, at our age, we do not want to get into the time and expense of modernizing an older home. Any help you can give is sincerely appreciated.

Denny
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:16 PM
 
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Cool video of landing at Williamsburg airport:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFOt52vyKj8
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:55 PM
 
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denny, I sent you a private message with a new home community you might be inyerested in. Check your private message box.
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:23 PM
 
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for 350-400 and new, maybe stonehouse. not a lot of retirees, but nothing will have many if not in a club community - the reason they are popular!!

Almost all neighborhoods in your price range will have lots of families and children, that is the price range they buy quickly.

nothing wrong with young families - you just don't seem to want them.

westminster has LOTS of school age kid. it is nice, OK location.

you can't buy in the city for 350, at least anything new or newly reno.

stonehouse, woods of williamsburg. look on www.realtor.com (broken link) if you see something interesting post the link and we can offer advise.
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:13 AM
 
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kcrossley: thanks for the info. Will follow up with my broker. Thanks to all the rest of you as well.

denny
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