Villas at Five Forks
4307 Creek View East, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
Cozy and Leafy, 55+ Community of Villas at Five Forks in Historic Williamsburg Features Attractive Town Homes, a Lovely Clubhouse and a Park-Like Setting
Williamsburg, located in southeastern Virginia, is famous for Colonial Williamsburg, the renowned living history museum that draws hundreds of thousands of annual visitors. Less well known, and much less visited by tourists, are the prim residential areas to the west of Colonial Williamsburg. Here, where the streets are canopied, peaceful and safe, Villas at Five Forks makes its home.
This cozy 55+ town home community has just 90 residences, and with its park-like setting and pretty homes, it has an understated, welcoming ambiance. Villas at Five Forks started in 2008 and wrapped up in 2013. Lanes are tree-lined and have sidewalks. Grassy areas are nicely landscaped with short trees and bushes. Homes are one story with four units per building (a new triplex building is now open, too). Sizes range from approximately 1,720 square feet to 2,200 square feet, and each home has two to three bedrooms and two to two and a half baths. All homes have a glass sunroom with a vaulted ceiling.
The quad buildings have pitched roofs, and exteriors are white or light-colored vinyl with red brick or faux stone. Entryways are recessed, and all garages are large enough for two cars.
Prices begin in the mid-$300,000s. The HOA is about $455 per month. Please verify this with a Realtor as prices may change.
The grounds are dotted with ponds here and there, and the well-appointed clubhouse sits at the west end of the community. It is where residents gather for morning coffee, an afternoon workout in the fitness center or a swim in the outdoor heated pool.
Williamsburg is home to preppy College of William and Mary, as well as the Williamsburg Winery, the Williamsburg Botanical Garden and Busch Gardens. The Williamsburg Regional Library is a gem, with concerts, workshops and lectures.
The city has at least 20 public and private golf courses, and Golf Digest has named the area one of the top 50 golf destinations in the world. Other outdoor recreational opportunities include camping and hiking in the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains and boating on the James and York Rivers.
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the are 30s and 40s. On average, Williamsburg receives about 6 inches of snow and nearly 50 inches of rain each year.
No homes are currently for sale, but visit tinyurl.com/y9gdlw9t to see recently sold homes. Ask the Realtor to let you know when homes come up for sale if you are interested in this community.
Jamestown was founded in 1607, and both the American Revolution and the Civil War surrender sites are in Virginia. The state, nicknamed the Mother of Presidents, has given birth to eight U.S. presidents and has the longest continually operating state legislature in the Western hemisphere.
Points of interest include the home of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, as well as Williamsburg, a restored Colonial town popular with tourists. Booker T. Washington's birthplace, Arlington House, and the Blue Ridge National Parkway are worth a visit, too.
Why are HOA Fees So High in 55+ Communities?
HOA fees (homeowner association fees) come in a wide range, and each 55+ community has a different set of guidelines for determining its HOA fees. Generally, the more amenities, the higher the fee. And often older communities have higher fees because as a development ages, maintenance costs increase. Most communities have bylaws stating how high HOA fees can be raised each year. When looking for a 55+ community, always ask about the fees. How much are they? What do they cover? How many increases have there been in the last 10 years? If the developer or sales staff will not tell you, visit on a Saturday when people are out and about and ask a resident or two about the HOA fees.
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