Piney Creek Estates Neighborhood Spotlight by Mr Williamsburg
Comprised primarily of custom homes built by local Williamsburg VA builders Joel S. Sheppard and Ronald Curtis, Piney Creek Estates is of one of only a few newer subdivisions within the City limits of Williamsburg Virginia.
Why bother paying high HOA fees when you can live in the City of Williamsburg within the beautiful hidden gem of Piney Creek Estates for just $84 a quarter! Living in the City has its perks – one of them being the lowest tax rate in our area. Others include FREE trash service, FREE leaf collection during the months of November and December using a street vacuum system ! $10 Good Neighbor passes to Colonial Williamsburg.
Developed by Joel Sheppard and partners in the 1990’s Piney Creek offers the feel of other upscale communities in the area like Kingsmill, Fords Colony, Greensprings Plantation and others. Features of Piney Creek Estates neighborhood include a gas lamppost in each front lawn, curbed roads throughout, exposed aggregate walkways and driveways, underground utilities & wooded homesites. The architectural styles mirror those you will find in Fords Colony, Kingsmill, Holly Hills and other neighborhoods. Front elevations are predominantly brick. Home sizes in the neighborhood range from 2200-3600 sq feet with the median being around 2500 square feet. Quite a few of the homes are one level with a bonus room over the garage.
History : Despite criticism from the adjacent Skipwith Farm neighborhood residents, the Williamsburg City Council unanimously approved the 107-home Piney Creek Estates subdivision in 1991. Skipwith Farms residents had said the proposed entrance road, Waltz Farm Drive, which runs from Richmond Road to what is now Pocahontas Drive, would create safety problems for Patrick Henry Drive residents who live near where the two roads will intersect. Sales were brisk with homes being built some of the finest builders in the area including Joel Sheppard Custom Builder, Ronald T. Curtis Custom Builder, C.R. McLellon , Darrell Rutherford Builders, Distinguished Homes, R.A. Staples Contracting Co. and Skalak Building Co. Most of these builders built homes in Kingsmill, Fords Colony, Greensprings , Governors Land and other upper end neighborhoods. Lot sizes in Piney Creek range from a quarter of an acre to a third of an acre and the community is surrounded by a wooded greenspace buffer on three sides.
This picturesque neighborhood enchants many with it’s mature landscape, plants, and trees as far a the eye can see. We almost forgot to mention the wildlife…deer and other woodland creatures tend to be frequently seen. This neighborhood is close to good shopping but feels like you are miles and miles away!
Piney Creek residents can enjoy the nearby James City County Recreation Center less than a mile away. The center offers fitness classes and aerobics programs as well as swimming and water fitness classes. Rec Center amenities include 2 racquetball courts, 2 whirlpools ,a 25 meter by 25 yard swimming pool with zero depth entry and wheelchair accessibility, Indoor suspended track, Arts and crafts area with potters wheels and kilns, Dance aerobic room, Fitness area with free weights and circuits of Cybex and Nautilus equipment, as well as cardiovascular equipment with broadcast vision theater, Game area with air hockey, pool table, table tennis, and foosball, Gymnasium with 2 full basketball courts, Multipurpose meeting rooms, Parent supervised play area, Saunas in the locker rooms, Senior area with game table and lounge seating. Child care for facility users is available Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at no charge to Access Passholders. This service is for children ages 3 months to 11 years old. Rec Center fees are here
What’s the community like?
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Still Looking ? If you are considering a move to Piney Creek Estates you might also want to explore :
Fords Colony, Powhatan Secondary, Settlers Mill, Fieldcrest, First Colony, Greensprings West,
Greensprings Plantation, Holly Hills, Port Anne, Kingsmill, Stonehouse and others here
Fast Facts: Piney Creek Estates
# of Homes: 107
Available home sites: No
Homes built from: 1990’s-2010
Price range: $300’s-400’s
Size Range: 2200-3200 sq feet
HOA Fees: $28 monthly
Williamsburg James City County Schools:
Mathew Whaley Elementary, Berkeley Middle, Warhill High
Property Tax Rate: $0.57/$100 assessed value .
Taxes on a $400,000 home would be $2280.00 a year.
Age Restricted: NO
Location: 3.5 miles from Colonial Williamsburg where the Chickahominy
and James rivers meet
Home Styles: Transitional- Primarily one level ranches.
Builders: Ronald T. Curtis Custom Builder Inc.,
Joel Sheppard Custom Builder Inc., C.R. McLellon Contracting Co.,
Darrell Rutherford Builders, Distinguished Homes, Multi-Tech Builders,
R.A. Staples Contracting Co. and Larry Skalak Building Co
Nearby Grocery Stores: ALDI, Harris Teeter, Food Lion,
Wal Mart, Trader Joes, Fresh Market
Public Transportation: Piney Creek Estates is within 30 to 90 minutes
of three international airports: Norfolk, Richmond, and Williamsburg/Newport News.
There is an Amtrak station in Williamsburg.
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 in the local real estate market.
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