It’s been a busy October with three sales or listings in the Windsor Forest neighborhood this month. All of which are pictured below.
For a family-friendly community with a convenient central location, excellent schools, active social calendar, and a competition-sized swimming pool, look no further than James City County/ Williamsburg’s Windsor Forest.
Case in point: current Windsor Forest resident Heather Moore, who first drove through the neighborhood with her husband over a decade ago.
“We had completely scoped out tons of neighborhoods and we happened to drive through on a night of a swim meet,” Heather said. “We could hear the hustle and bustle of it. There were so many people out walking their dogs. It was clearly a really active, friendly community. We felt very much that that would be a great place to have kids.”
Now a resident of thirteen years, Heather says her hunch was right.
The 321-acre neighborhood, located off Longhill Road between Centerville Road and Route 199, was developed by Robert Hornsby in the early 1970s. Hornsby designed the lots to leave as many trees as possible for privacy, while a wooded greenbelt buffer surrounds the neighborhood.
“Windsor Forest was a little ahead of its time,” said realtor John Womeldorf, who lives in the neighborhood. “The developer would sell lots to the best builders of the day, who were also building in neighborhoods like Kingsmill, Fords Colony and First Colony and others. ”
John notes that everything in the neighborhood was custom built, so no two houses look the same to this day.
“There’s a really broad array of looks,” John said. “The homes are mostly two-story Colonials, but there are some transitional and contemporary homes throughout, on larger lots ranging between half an acre to an acre.”
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