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Old 09-06-2018, 05:59 PM
 
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What did you like about Winchester? I was there last spring and unless I missed something, I wasn't impressed. I mean other than the small downtown area, I don't know what else is there to Winchester. I found it to be really run down and not much happening there. But I just went to the downtown and close to the downtown area. If I decided to move west I would chose Middleburg, that is if I'll be able to afford it. The other option would be to stay in Reston, which wouldn't be bad either. Although with the real estate prices going up, even if I'll pay off my house by the time I'll retire, I would still pay significant real estate taxes.
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Old 03-28-2021, 10:06 AM
 
Location: LaPlata, MD
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We are retired and living in the Southern Maryland area and are thinking of moving to Williamsburg. Our preferences are neighborhoods where single family homes are not packed in tightly and amenities that include: biking, indoor/outdoor pools, tennis courts, close proximity to local shopping, theater and resturants. Our tastes do include 55+communities or neighborhoods that include the aforementioned amenities. Our price range tops out at $400K to include: Single level, 2-3 bedroom, 2.5 bathan a two-car garage. A front porch and deck is also preferable. Looking forward to hearing your assorted comments.

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Old 03-29-2021, 06:36 AM
 
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We are retired and living in the Southern Maryland area and are thinking of moving to Williamsburg. Our preferences are neighborhoods where single family homes are not packed in tightly and amenities that include: biking, indoor/outdoor pools, tennis courts, close proximity to local shopping, theater and resturants. Our tastes do include 55+communities or neighborhoods that include the aforementioned amenities. Our price range tops out at $400K to include: Single level, 2-3 bedroom, 2.5 bathan a two-car garage. A front porch and deck is also preferable. Looking forward to hearing your assorted comments.
We are renting in Williamsburg now. We looked at purchasing a home. Right now, Williamsburg real estate market is hot. Demand is higher than its been in over twenty years. We saw a cute cape which needed a good deal of work (it smelled of mildew and I left with a headache) for $399,000. It was sold with 36 hours with multiple offers over asking price. Homes are being sold over appraised value and without home inspections.

55+ communities are more affordable and have less demand down here.

When I sold our Westchester home, I thought I could buy two properties - one in Williamsburg and one in Maine. Both locations have hot real estate markets. As a result, I am adjusting my plans - for now, at least.
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Old 03-29-2021, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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......55+ communities are more affordable and have less demand down here......
Colonial Heritage has all the amenities the previous poster was asking for. There are several existing homes for sale and Lennar is building new models. The poster would have to judge for themselves whether the homes are too crowded together. However, there was one house on a corner lot that seemed to have plenty of space around it.
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Old 03-29-2021, 09:17 AM
 
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Colonial Heritage has all the amenities the previous poster was asking for. There are several existing homes for sale and Lennar is building new models. The poster would have to judge for themselves whether the homes are too crowded together. However, there was one house on a corner lot that seemed to have plenty of space around it.
I've heard a lot of good things about Colonial Heritage. It's more reasonable to boot!
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Old 03-29-2021, 03:28 PM
 
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This thread is old so I hope the OP has found what she wanted. For Tarwolf, another 55+ community we looked at years ago when we were looking at the area is The Settlement at Powhatan Creek. I remember I liked it better than Colonial Heritage. We’ve ended up in Fredericksburg so have no idea if that neighborhood is built out or what’s happening now but it’s another option. Go to the sub folder for that area and look for a poster named Mr. Williamsburg. He has a lot of info on the area.
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Old 03-30-2021, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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...... For Tarwolf, another 55+ community we looked at years ago when we were looking at the area is The Settlement at Powhatan Creek. I remember I liked it better than Colonial Heritage. .....
The Settlement at Powhatan Creek also seems attractive to me. It is smaller, planned for 400 homes, but it has nice amenities including an indoor pool and gym.

There is one resale townhouse for sale currently, and two builders are offering new homes. This is according to 55places.com .
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