Hilton Village: An enduring sense of place in Newport News for 100 years

Established in 1918, Hilton Village, in Newport News, Virginia, was the first public housing project built in the United States. Spurred on by Newport News Shipbuilding President Homer Ferguson, it was created to house shipyard workers during World War I. The village was the city’s first planned community and its first National Register of Historic Places […]

Martin’s Grant: A prime location and a no-maintenance plan attract Richmond empty nesters

Martin’s Grant- A Richmond VA “Active Adult” Community Spotlight  Each generation has its own approach to the business of living. Today’s 20-somethings, for example, are a decidedly urban bunch, with a pronounced interest in lofts, craft beer and artisanal food. Many of their boomer parents, on the other hand, have stuck to suburban living, and it […]

Ford’s Colony Then and Now 30 years in

The 30th anniversary and the planned celebration of Ford’s Colony Day is next month, here is a timely review of the origins of the community which appeared in the most recent Talk of The Colony newsletter Early American history surrounds the area that we now call home. The establishment of the Jamestown Colony (about five […]