Fords Colony newsletter March 2018

 Folks considering a move to Fords Colony in Williamsburg VA should read the latest issue of the “Talk of The Colony for March 2018″

Talk of the Colony is the monthly magazine for Fords Colony property owners. It contains articles from their Board, committees and neighbors on Colony-specific and general interest issues. Potential homeowners can learn more about the Ford’s Colony lifestyle, from clubs and activities to volunteerism and the vibrant local area.

You will also find a brief description of 60+ clubs and activities available to Fords Colony residents. Joining a Club at Ford’s Colony provides a great way to meet new people and is part of what makes the neighborhood a very special place to live. These are not simply amenities provided by the management. They are the heart and soul of Ford’s Colony. The residents founded them, manage them, and fill the membership rosters.

Other articles in the March 2018 edition include a review of the newly re-opened Indian Fields Taven in Charles City- take a short drive down Route 5 toward Richmond and you will find an old friend, Indian Fields Tavern. Peter Weller, an Oregonian, along with executive chef Alex Collins, have refurbished and reopened this fabulous farmhouse and once again made it a must stop on the Virginia Capital Trail.

A post about what its like to live in Williamsburg and how The  showcased Williamsburg VA among the top 30 small towns from a list of 100 most popular places to retire based on reader input. The list featured towns smaller than 100,000, some of which are adjacent to or part of larger metro areas. profiles towns and retirement communities where, according to President John Brady, “Baby Boomers go to find their best place to retire.”

Ford’s Colony is an award-winning multi-generational community of over 5400 residents in more than 2500 homes. It is situated on 3,200 acres in Virginia’s Historic Triangle, comprised of Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. With nearby Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean beaches to the east and the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains to the west, Ford’s Colony is surrounded by a wide range of outdoor activities, entertainment, arts and cultural venues, good shopping and great dining.

Ford’s Colony is a gated community, designed and built along landscaped roads that meander in and around a landscape of ponds, wetlands and woodlands. The community has activities to suit residents of all ages who come from across the country and around the world with diverse backgrounds, experiences and careers. Ford’s Colony offers two community pools, hard and clay tennis courts, a nature trail, walking and bicycle paths, as well as the Ford’s Colony Country Club with three golf courses. Many of our residents are active volunteers, both inside our gates and with organizations across the Historic Triangle.

Download the March 2018 Talk of the Colony here

Read more about Fords Colony here

Psst, I’m a real estate agent.

This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of the Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads area and his expertise helping buyers and sellers in the local real estate market.

If you are a homeowner searching for someone innovative to sell your home I would love to share my thoughts on marketing. You can read some of the stories I have written about the homes I have sold here.

Additionally, I have helped hundreds of folks find their dream home/ community and would love to help you find yours in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, VA Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Isle of Wight Poquoson as well as Richmond. You can explore other area neighborhoods here

You can reach me by phone at 757-254-8136 or email

I look forward to serving your real estate needs!




About mrwilliamsburg

I love Williamsburg !
Being “Mr. Williamsburg” and starting my web site in 2004 has been a great way for me to help people looking for homes for sale, communities and an “insider knowledge.” of the area.
Turned out I was onto something. Because I offer in-depth information and up-to-the-minute blogging, even international clients have found me. One couple, moving back to the States from France, told me that a post I wrote blog about grocery shopping in Williamsburg convinced them that Williamsburg was the place to be, and that I was the best source by far that they found on the web.
I’m happy to say that I hear similar comments from many of my clients looking for homes throughout Williamsburg and Hampton Roads.
I grew up in Virginia Beach, Va, After attending college, I worked at a number of positions including manager of a land development and construction company and business manager of a cut flower business that we grew in sales from $300,000 to $15 million (we were supplier to Whole Foods and one of the first cut flower suppliers to Costco).
In 2004, it seemed like a good time to simplify my life. I moved my family from Annapolis to Williamsburg. I went into real estate with Liz Moore and Associates, and was one of the initial agents when Liz opened her Williamsburg branch.
My sons Zach and Josh attend Lafayette High School and Hornsby Middle School and are crazy about sports and the outdoors.
I feel lucky to be living the dream, and saving two to four hours by not driving on the DC beltway every day. So, I can now spend my time with family while concentrating on learning — and sharing — information about living in Williamsburg.
In real estate, no two people or transactions are the same. Everything’s a challenge, and I’m rewarded every time in close a transaction and have the opportunity to see the smiles on clients’ faces.
Please email or call me for assistance with any real estate questions about the area or 757 254 8136