Stonehouse Neighborhood Spotlight

Nestled among rolling hills, a contiguous golf course, and acres of woods, Stonehouse at Mill Pond offers a wide variety of homes, home sites, and architectural styles to meet the needs of young professionals, growing families, and empty-nesters alike.

Stonehouse at Mill Pond is located in the heart of Virginia’s Tidewater region. Tranquil living can be yours just a short drive from vibrant cities where you’ll find historic attractions like Colonial Williamsburg, cultural events, recreation and sports venues, entertainment, beaches and fabulous shopping, not to mention excellent schools, renowned universities, and state-of-the-art healthcare. The community offers unparalleled scenic beauty with its hilly terrain, gorgeous wooded green-spaces, abundant mountain laurel, white fences, and impeccably maintained landscaping.

Life at Stonehouse is always varied and always exceptional. Enjoy both the privacy and the sense of community that comes from living in one of the 11 unique neighborhoods. Join one of the numerous social, sport, or creative clubs. Walking, running, biking and kayaking are among the popular pastimes of many residents.

With miles of natural trails, a fitness facility, tennis courts, two pools, picnic pavilions, community garden, and more, whether it’s a passion or a budding interest, there’s bound to be an outlet for you to enjoy.

Located in James City County, Stonehouse at Mill Pond is within minutes of Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown; a short drive to Richmond, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach; and a few hours from Virginia Wine Country, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, or Washington, D.C.

Both new and resale homes are available in Stonehouse New homes currently start in the $300,000’s to $600,000’s, with resale home prices starting under $300,000.

Golfers… you will find that Stonehouse offers one of the best golf values in the area!  Although not mandatory for homeowners at Stonehouse a membership is quite reasonable. Details here

Check out the Tradition Golf website for further information.

More than just golf.

Sure, many of the residents of Stonehouse are here for the golf, but many more choose Stonehouse at Mill Pond for the numerous amenities and activities.

The Residents’ Center is the ideal location to schedule your next event. The Center includes a fully-equipped kitchen, a perfect blend of casual dining and seating, a flat-screen television, two fireplaces, and, with its ceiling-to-floor dividers, up to three separate rooms in which to hold events. It’s easy to host that social gathering, business meeting, birthday party, or baby shower. And with access to outdoor seating, a fire pit, grill, and adjacent pool, the Center offers opportunities for year-round celebrations.

The Fitness Facility, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, is the perfect place to get in that daily workout. The treadmills, elliptical machines, functional trainers, and more are flanked by strategically located TVs so you can tune in while you tone up.

The boat dock on Mill Pond offers residents with smaller boats or kayaks pond access for quiet paddling and beautiful backdrops. Enjoy tennis courts, children’s playground, soccer field, walking paths, and much more.

And that’s not all!

Stonehouse at Mill Pond is more than a serene location with first-rate amenities; it’s a vibrant, dynamic community.

The mild weather is a year-round invitation for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the miles of walking and jogging trails nestled amongst the flora, fauna, and majestic pines.

Beat the heat at the inviting pools for recreational or fitness swimming and hours of friendly family fun.

The social clubs and activities are as diverse as the residents. Join your neighbors at community-sponsored picnics, concerts, meet and greets, and more. Let your creativity bloom with the Garden Club or improve your flexibility with yoga or water aerobics.

Whether it’s bridge or bowling, kayaking or cards, Stonehouse at Mill Pond offers dozens of activities for your enjoyment!

If you are interested in building a custom home, there are building lots available to custom build your dream home in Stonehouse.

The Stonehouse community consists of many different neighborhoods. They include Summerfield, Leatherleaf, Laurel Ridge, Orchard Hill, Overlook, Bent Tree, Hollow Oak, Hillcrest, Richardson’s Mill, Lisburn and Walnut Creek.

There are maintenance-free attached and detached villas built on the Golf Course in the Orchard Hill Section.

All homes built in Stonehouse conform to guidelines ensuring high building standards that help protect the value of your home.

Nearly half of Stonehouse’s 5,700 acres will remain undeveloped with many miles devoted to hiking and biking trails. One can also fish or canoe at Mill Pond, and play tennis or swim at the Sports Center.Homeowners can enjoy the Residents’ Center with swimming, tennis, playground, fitness center, gourmet kitchen, and built-in barbecue; Richardson’s Mill Pond Park with canoe storage, boat dock, picnic facilities; miles of walking trails; RV/boat storage; a community garden and soccer field.

Nearest Airports are Richmond International Airport, 35 minutes. and Newport News International Airport, 35 minutes.

The monthly home owner fee in Stonehouse is $106. It covers all common Area Maintenance ( entrances, playgrounds, park areas ),  Use of the  Pool, Clubhouse, Playground, Tennis and maintenance of those facilities

Stonehouse Homeowner Comments:

We’ve made so many great friends here, and not just residents with kids.  Whether it is folks at the gym, volunteers at our swim meets, or those we meet at the various events that our great social committee puts on, it’s great meeting and becoming friends with new people all the time. Jeff and Maria Sullivan

April & Michael Guminsky knew they wanted to build a family home in Stonehouse as soon as they drove in. “We looked at a lot of places before we found where we wanted to build,” said April. “Then we drove into Stonehouse and found the most beautiful development we had ever seen. The crepe myrtles were breathtaking. We knew we wanted to live there.”

.Click here to read a first-person account of someone who lives in Stonehouse

Click here to read some FAQ about Stonehouse

Williamsburg/ James City County Schools for The Stonehouse Community are Stonehouse Elementary, Toano Middle and Warhill High School

The closest  Hospital is the Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center located at 100 Sentara Circle (across from Home Depot on Mooretown Road). Many services are available there such as outpatient surgery, an imaging center, lab services, etc

Interested in learning more about building, buying, or selling in Stonehouse at Mill Pond?  The documents and links below will help you get started.

.Click here to Search all homes for sale in Stonehouse and Stonehouse Glen

Click here to search Building Lots for sale in Stonehouse, Toano Va

 

Location Map of Stonehouse Community in Toano near Williamsburg, VA

UPDATE: I have had numerous people ask what’s happening in Stonehouse so here is the latest news I have.

JAN 2018 -Construction/ land clearing is moving forward on a 97-acre parcel called section 3 in Stonehouse. This is a proposed residential development consisting of 97 townhomes and 151 single-family units in the Stonehouse Planned Unit Development.

Stonehouse was planned in 1999 as a community of about 4,400 homes to go along with more than 3.3 million square feet of commercial and office uses. Since then, 700 or so homes have been built at the site, off Route 30 near the New Kent County line.

The Stonehouse development is divided them into 12 tracts and 4 neighborhoods. Neighborhood 1 will have traditional style single family custom homes similar to those found in the original neighborhood. Neighborhood 2 will have higher density homes (townhomes and something called “narrow single family” which must be similar to “zero lot line”). Neighborhood 3 will have lower density “estate” homes. Neighborhood 4 extends to the York River. There are some cliff areas that will be river view condos. There will also be single family homes, open space recreational space, and a marina.
They are planning a community similar to a large community in Cary, North Carolina called Amberly. The Stonehouse project has a 15-20 year estimated completion timeframe.

A large parcel (170 acres) is being proposed as an education site for a new elementary school and middle school. Total residential units will be approximately 4400, and that makes it the largest community in our area.
This developer is NOT a builder. They will put the infrastructure together and then sell off the lots in phases to builders. Similar to what was done in Stonehouse Glen where they sold lots to Ryan Homes.

FAST FACTS

Community: Stonehouse/ Stonehouse Glen

Location: Off exit 227 in Toano, about 25 minutes west of Colonial Williamsburg,

Number of Homes: 1100 built out of 4400 building lots.

Lots for New Construction: Yes Click here to search

Public Schools: Stonehouse, Toano Middle School, and Warhill High School.

Click here to email realtor John Womeldorf about arranging a tour or interview with the administration of any of these schools.

Nearby Private Schools: Walsingham AcademyWilliamsburg Christian Academy, Providence ClassicalWilliamsburg MontessoriHampton Roads Academy

Homes Styles: Transitionals

Home Sizes: 1900-4500 sq feet

Date Homes Built: 2000- Today

Lot sizes: .20 to an acre. .56 Avg.

HOA: The Stonehouse Association fee is $120 monthly. Stonehouse Glen is $97 monthly. Parts of Orchard Hill in Stonehouse have a higher fee but include lawn maintenance. ($266 monthly)

Home Prices: From the mid $200’s to $1 million plus

Property Tax Rate: .84 per $100 of value . ( Taxes on a home valued at $300k would be $2520 annually)

Public Transportation: Stonehouse is within 30 to 90 minutes of three international airports: Norfolk, Richmond, and Williamsburg/Newport News. Amtrak has a station here in Williamsburg with direct service to the northeast corridor. Richmond, DC, NYC and beyond.

NEIGHBORHOOD AMENITIES


· Award-winning Golf Course

· Clubhouse

· 24-hour Security Patrols and Camera Surveillance

· Exercise Facility

· Pools

· Tennis Courts

· Tot Lot

· Walking Trails

· Planned Social Activities

*Lake with canoe/ kayak launch/ pier

Interested in learning more about building, buying, or selling in Stonehouse at Mill Pond? The documents and links below will help you get started.

Still Looking? If Stonehouse doesn’t appeal you might want to explore Brickshire, Patriots Landing or Vinniterra in New Kent. In Williamsburg/ James City / York County Fords Colony, Greensprings West/ Plantation, Kingsmill, Governors Land, Creekside Landing are a few alternatives. You can read more about them here

Psst, I’m a local 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 reach me by phone at 757-254-8136 or email  John@MrWilliamsburg.com

I look forward to serving your real estate needs!

Best,

 

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
John@MrWilliamsburg.com or 757 254 8136