Commonwealth Green homes under construction in Yorktown

After some delays, residential condos are under construction at the 50-acre Commonwealth Green mixed-use development near Kiln Creek in York County. The first three buildings with six condos are underway with the goal of having move-ins by June, said John Olivieri, president of 4th Generation Home Builders in Virginia Beach. Construction began in mid-November and […]

Suburban Lifestyle With Flair- Grayson Hill/ Libbie Mill West End Richmond VA

If the prospect of suburban living in western Henrico County appeals to you, here are two unique neighborhoods with a distinct flair. These West End townhomes and condos offer units that range from cozy chic to grand luxury. Whether you’re interested in Midtown or the far West End, you’ll find neighborhoods to suit your lifestyle […]

Farm-centric development in Hanover adds a builder

An area homebuilder behind a new residential development that blends farming with suburban living has enlisted the help of a local peer to help get the project going. StyleCraft Homes has joined fellow Henrico County-based builder Cornerstone Homes on its Chickahominy Falls project, a 180-acre, 400-home “agri-community” that Cornerstone is developing in Hanover County through […]

Rocketts Landing development straddling Richmond, Henrico in full swing again

Rocketts Landing, a mixed-use, high-density development, is back on track with construction in full swing. The first units in a 156-unit apartment building on the Henrico side are scheduled to be finished in April. Across the street, the first of 28 town houses in various stages of development by HHHunt Homes, is sold and occupied. […]

Meet Patti & George homeowners in Villas at Ashlake in Midlothian VA

There are a lot of reasons that people are coming to the Villas at Ashlake. For Patti and her husband, George , it was all about the floor plans! “Over the last two or three years, every time there was an article in the paper about a new active adult community, we explored it,” says Patti. […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Windsor Forest, Williamsburg, VA

For a family-friendly community with a convenient central location, excellent schools, active social calendar and a competition-sized swimming pool, look no further than James City County/  Williamsburg’s Windsor Forest. Case in point: current Windsor Forest resident Heather Moore, who first drove through the neighborhood with her husband over a decade ago. “We had completely scoped […]

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 […]