Discover one of Virginia’s premier golf course communities nestled among the rolling hills of the Virginia countryside in New Kent County,VA. Brickshire is centrally located less than 30 minutes from both Richmond and Williamsburg .Brickshire is a master planned community with a championship golf course, world-class amenities, 1200 acres of rolling hills and woodlands and meticulously crafted new and resale homes.
New Kent County, Virginia is one of the oldest and most charming counties in the Commonwealth, with an English history dating back 400 years. New Kent’s roads, leading from Richmond to Williamsburg and Hampton Roads, are among the oldest in America. They have been traveled by not only the Colonial Patriots, but the American, French and British Revolutionary and Confederate and Union Civil War armies as well as the U.S. troops for all subsequent wars.
When David and Joanne Gerdner decided to relocate this summer to central Virginia from Ridgewood, N.J., a suburb of New York City, they had a fairly large range of choices to consider. They looked at homes on the market in Richmond, and they looked in Williamsburg, as well. Then they chose a five-bedroom, 3,400-square-foot house in the Brickshire community, which is located off North Courthouse Road in New Kent County, almost exactly halfway between the two cities.
“The location was important because it’s close to work, shopping and restaurants” in both cities, David Gerdner said. The 700-acre development’s extensive amenities played a key role in the Gerdner’s decision, too.
Designed around the Brickshire Golf Club, the master-planned community offers tennis courts, a swimming pool and an activity field, as well as two stocked ponds, a 24-hour exercise facility and an owners clubhouse with a caterer-friendly kitchen. In addition, the community has 3 miles of paved walking trails.
The membership fee for the homeowners association covers access to all amenities except the golf course.
The development recently upgraded the clubhouse and activity center, and it continues to add new amenities, as well. It’s currently in the planning stages to add an outdoor pavilion with a bar and seating for social events.
“We’re waiting for plans from the landscape architect,” said Leo Vozel, president of the Brickshire Community Association and a Brickshire resident since 2007. “The plan is to have it done by Memorial Day next year.”
That’s not the only construction the subdivision is seeing. The first house in Brickshire was built in 2001, and the majority of its approximately 650 houses were built between 2003 and 2008. The Brickshire community will have approximately 1,100 houses when it’s built out.
Because most of the existing homes were custom-built, the architectural styles range widely. Transitional homes with first-floor master suites are popular, but the development also has examples of Cape, Ranch and Colonial Revival.
Home sizes range from 1,800 to 7,000 square feet. Home builders active in Brickshire have included LifeStyle Home Builders, Emerson Builders Inc., McMahon Homes Inc. , Bel Arbor Builders Inc, E. Wayne Norman Inc., Southern Traditions LLC, JA Custom Builders LLC and Ray A. Williams Custom Homes.
Patio homes in the no-exterior-maintenance section of the development range from the upper $200,000s to the low $300,000s, and houses in the rest of community range from $300,000 to $1 million.
Brickshire’s location and its amenities are among its top attractions for homebuyers, but it also offers something that’s a little harder to quantify: a sense of community.
“People here are very friendly,” Vozel said. “When you walk in Brickshire, people wave. I wasn’t used to that in New Jersey.”
The Gerdners are still unpacking, and they haven’t had a chance to sample the amenities or attend the community’s many social events. (An outing next month offers residents a chance to take a boat tour of the James River, for example.) But they’ve already taken note of the neighborhood’s friendly “spirit of community,” Gerdner said.
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Brickshire, a Golf Community.
The centerpiece of the Brickshire community is a championship level, signature golf course. Designed by Curtis Strange, the course with its open fairways and resort styling offers dramatic views of the community, and accommodates all levels of play. The Golf Club at Brickshire provides a fair test for golfers of all skill levels with five sets of tees. Yardages extend from 5151 to a strenuous 7291, putting every part of your game to the test. With uphill and downhill shots, uneven lies, wetlands, and water, no two holes are even remotely alike.
Fairways are wide and generally forgiving. Several fairways have a decided tilt, so the black and white aiming posts should be well heeded.
Four sensational emulation holes, 14 Curtis Strange originals, and fast, well- tended greens make The Golf Club at Brickshire a top rate golfing experience.
Brickshire home sites offer a sense of privacy and quiet not available in most new home communities today, yet everyday conveniences like shopping, restaurants, business parks and restaurants are just a short drive away.
Within 90 minutes of Brickshire are Virginia Beach, the Blue Ridge mountains and numerous historical landmarks.
Amenities for home owners include the 18-Hole Curtis Strange Signature Golf Course (semi-private) , Golf Clubhouse with Pro Shop, Snack Bar and Restaurant , Owner’s Social Clubhouse complete with brick fireplace, working kitchen and wrap-around porch with views of the golf course. The clubhouse is home to a fully-equipped fitness center that is available to all homeowners, A Swimming Pool , Tennis Center and a Playground complex that offers a variety of swings, slides, and climbing apparatus. Adjacent to the playground is the sports field and a covered pavilion with picnic tables. Equestrian Center Access and Riding Trails and RV/ Boat/ Trailer storage complete the facilities.
Home home owner fees at Brickshire are $560 annually
Brickshire offers miles of paved walking and biking trails throughout more than 1200 acres of preserved woodlands and lush countryside, connecting individual neighborhoods and amenities. Wind your way through scenic wooded areas and along tree-lined boulevards enjoying nature at its best. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, healthy jog, stimulating bike ride, or a brisk walk with man’s best friend… no mater if you are a novice or expert you will find the right terrain to fit your endurance level.
Bel Green at Brickshire is a tranquil golf course and amenity community that was created for people who have better things to do than cut grass. The villa homes, located on and off of the golf course, offer spacious Open Floor plans, first floor Master Suites, Two car Garages, and relaxing Outdoor Living Areas. You’ll feel like you are getting away from it all… but you still let someone else take care of the yard work and exterior of your house. So relax and enjoy more free time to swim, golf, tennis, and socialize in Bel Green at Brickshire’s beautiful resort like setting.
From each of the homes in Bel Green you can walk to Brickshire Golf Course, the pool tennis courts, exercise facility, clubhouse; golf course; restaurant, walking/biking trails.
Bel Green at Brickshire was created for people who have better things to do than cut grass. So take off for the beach. Head for the mountains. Spend quality time with family and friends. Or stay home and just pretend you’re on vacation. Let someone else take care of the yard and exterior of your home while you relax and enjoy the luxury of a truly maintenance-free lifestyle.
Located in a rolling golf course setting in New Kent County, Virginia, Bel Green offers the best of the cultural possibilities and amenities of nearby Richmond and Williamsburg.
Bel Green is located in the Brickshire planned community just 20 miles from both Williamsburg and Richmond off Interstate 64 (Exit 214), on State Road 155. From I-64 (travel east from Richmond, and west from Williamsburg), take exit #214 (New Kent/Providence Forge). Turn south on Route 155 and travel for ¼ mile. Turn left into Bel Green . Current HOA fees are approx $205 monthly
Call or text John Womeldorf for further information or to schedule a showing appointment 757 254 8136 or email me John @MrWilliamsburg.com
Other nearby Golf Courses include: the award-winning and challenging Traditions at Royal New Kent. A Reese Jones course, Viniterra Country Club at New Kent Vineyards is under construction only a few miles away from Brickshire. It will be ready for limited play in 2009 and the Brookwoods Golf Club an established and popular daily play course.
Schools Website : www.newkentschools.org
Schools for Brickshire are :
New Kent Elementary, New Kent Middle School, New Kent High School
At the entrance to Brickshire lies Colonial Downs, one of America’s newest and finest horse facilities.It features Thoroughbred horse racing and is the home the Virginia Derby and Colonial Turf Cup, the Patriot Invitational Trot and the
Location Map for Brickshire in New Kent, VA
From the chart below you can see that in the last 12 months in Brickshire the prices for detached home in Brickshire ranged from $271,000 to $595,000. The price range for home currently listed for sale in the WAAR/ WMLS range from $329,950 to $1,250,000. There were 31 homes sold in Brickshire in the last 12 months. 68 homes are currently listed for sale and 10 are under contract. The average price per square foot for sold homes in Brickshire in the last 12 months was $131.54
NOTE: There were a few distress sales of unfinished builder homes in the last 12 months. This accounts for the extremely low prices noted in the sold home category.