Where We Live: Townhouse living in New Town-James City County

When James City County broke ground for the New Town development off Monticello Avenue back in the early 2000s, it had a vision of a creating a pedestrian-friendly urban community that would attract homebuyers seeking something other than a suburban, gated neighborhood.

That’s exactly what drew Mike Turkovich to his three-story townhouse in New Town in 2007.

Having traveled the country for his previous job, he was inspired by the look and feel of the row houses in Washington, D.C.

“I loved the look of the row houses, and in Williamsburg, this is as close as you can get,” said Mike. “I specifically picked this unit with red brick, white trim, and black shutters because of that. I also really like that it’s close to everything, and we can walk[to] places.”

New Town’s “new urbanism” model blends residential neighborhoods with retail stores, restaurants, offices and boutiques.

When Mike moved into the neighborhood, there were only about 30 homes and a couple of restaurants, he said. Now, there are many restaurants to choose from and many more homeowners.

Mike shares the townhouse with his partner Derek Bramble.

“I’ve lived in Buckroe, Norfolk, York County, and [New Town] is one of the nicest neighborhoods on the Peninsula as far as stuff to do, and it’s got a tinge of that city living with the vertical living and the shops and the movie theater,” said Derek. “I mean, Williamsburg is beautiful everywhere, but this is the most desirable neighborhood for us.”

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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/ Richmond VA 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

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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