Kingspoint is a quiet neighborhood nestled on College Creek and Halfway Creek in Williamsburg, Virginia. ( James City County) Homeowners who join as members enjoy a pool, playground, new clubhouse, and newly landscaped grounds, as well as tennis courts and a dock. Conveniently located right off the Colonial National Historic Parkway and Rt 199 only a stone’s throw from Colonial Williamsburg and William & Mary.
Kingspoint is known for a friendly non-mandatory association with great amenities. Many homeowners have stayed in the neighborhood, moving as the needs of their life have changed…upsizing, downsizing…water, no water, etc.
The private pier & boat launch are great community assets. When combined with the clubhouse, homeowners can experience all of the joys of waterfront living without the cost. There are also tennis courts and a large playground.
Lots in Kingspoint range in size from .5 to over an acre. Set on 272 acres there are approximately 224 homes in the community. Home were built starting in 1965 – the late 1980s. The majority were built in the late ’60s and 70’s. Home sizes range from 1600 square to 5000 square feet.
The clubhouse and deck enjoy spectacular views of College Creek. If you are into kayaking you can follow College Creek all the way to the James River.
Kingspoint Club, Inc. is owned and supported by its members who are residents of Kingspoint neighborhood. It’s a voluntary organization. About 70% of Kingspoint residents are club members.
Kingspoint Club manages the pool, tennis courts, dock, and recently renovated clubhouse. The Club is run by a volunteer board of about 7 or 8 neighbors which oversees everything from planning Halloween parties to managing club finances (and everything in between).
The club is a voluntary organization owned and supported by its members. While membership is optional for residents, use of the facility is reserved only for members and their guests. Homeowners in Kingspoint can become a member of the club by purchasing stock or transferring stock from the prior homeowner.
Resident Members (Kingspoint Homeowners)
These recreational facilities are the focal point for the neighborhood, and while optional, most residents are members. Each property is entitled to one share of stock and has one vote at club meetings. If the current owner is a member in good standing (current on dues payments), the stock can be transferred to a buyer for a $50 transfer fee. If not, the new owner can purchase stock for $1000. Annual dues are $500, and there is a separate annual pool user fee of $185 (single), $200 (couple), or $280 (family).
Membership privileges include use of the clubhouse, pool, and dock and launch, and use of the Clubhouse for private functions (with reasonable rental fee). It also includes an open invitation to all club sponsored social events and classes.
CLUBHOUSE. Built in 2008, this inviting facility with a deck overlooking College Creek offers many opportunities for neighborhood club and member events as well as rental possibilities for non-resident club and social gatherings. It
also hosts art classes and weekly bridge-playing. An informal “Little Dolphins” play group meets on a regular basis.
A non-resident member has access to the pool for one summer, plus access to the dock and the ability to rent the clubhouse for one year from date of payment. Membership info
POOL. One of the largest community pools in the area which boasts a new bathhouse, a separate baby pool, and a medium height diving board. Water aerobics are offered free to members in season.
BOAT DOCK. Extending into College Creek, this provides scenic and fishing opportunities, and a launch site for canoes and kayaks.
Kingspoint Neighborhood Association:
This primarily cares for the entrance and street signs and produces the annual neighborhood directory. It is also voluntary, and fees are requested on an as-needed basis, generally $25 every several years.
Social Groups/Small Groups:
• Women’s Club
• Garden Club
• Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program
• Book Club
• Pinterest Small Group
• Other groups, such as biking and beer-making, as interest dictates.
Architectural Review Board:
Restrictions regarding new construction or additions and renovations are governed by a set of covenants established by the original developer. The Architectural Review Committee authorizes exterior changes or new construction.
Visit kpwilliamsburg.org for more details.
DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM. Kingspoint is a member of the Virginia Peninsula Swim Union (VPSU), a summer swimming league which provides youth under 19 the opportunity to learn about competitive swimming, sportsmanship, and being part of a team in a fun, healthy environment. The Kingspoint Dolphins is one of the oldest neighborhood swim clubs in Williamsburg and have been a focal point for families, both resident and non-resident, for generations. The choice of morning or evening practice times accommodates busy schedules. Although not the biggest team in town, they have a lot of spirit and a lot of fun. Swimmers get a lot of personal attention from coaches. Parents enjoy a laid back swim team experience with a dedication to excellence. For information about joining the Dolphins, please click here.
What’s For Sale in Kingspoint:
Recent Kingspoint History– From the Kingspoint Neighborhood website
In the early 20th Century, Brooks Lumber Company donated the land where Kingspoint was constructed to the Williamsburg Community Hospital. The Williamsburg Community Hospital sold 365 acres to the Kingspoint Corporation in 1962. The Kingspoint Corporation included Jack Baker, a prominent local attorney, and his business partners Jim and John Marion and Norfolk attorney Robert F. Boyd. These men formed the original Kingspoint Corporation who developed our neighborhood.
The Kingspoint Corporation purchased an additional tract of land to give the neighborhood access to South England Street in Williamsburg and to the Colonial Parkway.
They drew a comprehensive plan, dividing the community into eight main sections around 22 streets, one of which they named, “Archer’s Hope.” Kingspoint was subdivided into 230 lots. They used the area’s topography to their advantage, placing streets along the various ridges and allowing properties to back onto ravines and ponds to provide each lot with maximum privacy. The developers sold the lots in stages, developing their holding sequentially from the access road off of South England Street, across the Colonial Parkway towards College Creek. Of the original 365 acres in the hospital tract, approximately 1/6 is wetlands or marsh.
The original developers wrote a series of covenants, limiting use of the lots they sold. These covenants follow the deed of each property to subsequent owners. They began selling lots in Kingspoint in 1964. Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Durham purchased the first lot on Glenwood Drive on June 30, 1964 and moved into their new home by Christmas of that year. They sold that home to Dr. Dan Brown and built a new home on Crestwood Drive in 1966. Mrs. Jean Durham and her son, I. D. IV, still live in their home on Crestwood Drive. Dr. Brown still lives in his home on Glenwood Drive.
More neighbors quickly followed. The second lot sold, on Kingspoint Drive, was purchased by Mr. Roy Eller. Mr. Baker built a home for himself on Wakerobin Road. Mr. Boyd purchased the lot at 117 Northpoint Drive for himself and his children, but never constructed homes on the lot. It remains in its original condition, fronting College Creek beside the Kingspoint Clubhouse property. Kingspoint was a community with inhabited homes by early 1965.
The Kingspoint Corporation’s sales office was located at 119 Northpoint Drive. They built a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a dock on this beautiful waterfront property.
When most of the neighborhood lots had been sold, the Kingspoint Corporation turned their lot over to the neighborhood and created the Kingspoint Club, Inc. to manage the recreational facilities. The Kingspoint Club, Inc. replaced the Corporation’s sales building with a new clubhouse in 2009, and added outdoor restrooms in an expanded pump house in 2013.
All Kingspoint property owners are eligible to purchase stock in the non-profit corporation which manages the recreational property. Owners then pay annual dues and user fees in order to use the facilities on this property. The Kingspoint Community also organized a Women’s Club and a Garden Club by the early 1970s.
The entire area was forested at the time when the neighborhood was built, and a minimal number of trees were removed for roads and homes. Native species of holly, oak, beech, maple, poplar, pine, gum, paw paw, Magnolia, bay, mountain laurel and other beautiful trees grow along the ridges and ravines of our neighborhood. Kingspoint remains a beautiful, forested community, although many large trees have fallen in storms since around 2000, changing once shady areas into sunnier ones. Many residents maintain and enjoy the native shrubs and trees already growing in their yards.
The Durhams, Browns, and other pioneer neighbors organized the Kingspoint Community Association in 1965 and drafted that organization’s first set of by-laws. They hoped to work together to improve life in Kingspoint for everyone, and to facilitate cooperation and communication with the Kingspoint Corporation.
The Community Association’s by-laws were revised in the 1970s, and again in 1999, at which time the name changed to the Kingspoint Neighborhood Association. The Kingspoint Neighborhood Association has never been a formal HOA. It remains a voluntary association of neighbors, open to all neighborhood residents who pay modest dues, whether they own their homes or rent them. It is not incorporated, and so has no authority to enforce the covenants attached to lots sold by the Kingspoint Corporation. That legal authority falls to the Kingspoint Club, Inc. and to the Architectural Review Committee appointed by the Club.
The Kingspoint Neighborhood Association prints a current directory of neighbors each year, maintains our distinctive street signs, maintains the neighborhood entrance area, and advocates on behalf of the community when events require coordinated action to protect our neighborhood. Members have welcomed new neighbors over the years.
Volunteers, organized by the Association Board, have helped neighbors clean up after major storms. The Board has worked to prevent the construction of nearby cell phone towers, helped block the runway expansion to allow jets at the Williamsburg airport, and has worked with the Board of Supervisors to block further development of a narrow strip of land between Kingspoint and Route 199. The Kingspoint Neighborhood Association continues its quiet work for the benefit of all neighbors in Kingspoint.
Williamsburg/ James City County VA Schools for Kingspoint:
Five Minutes: from the Colonial Williamsburg historic area and the College of William and Mary, one of the top ranked
public institutions of higher education in the country which provides educational and cultural opportunities for residents.
Ten Minutes: from historic Jamestown, Busch Gardens, and Water Country.
Convenient: to historic Yorktown, the Prime Outlet Mall and a wide assortment of shopping and dining opportunities.
Immediate access: to both the Colonial Parkway and Route 199 providing easy driving to I-64 both east (Hampton, Norfolk and
the beaches) and west (Richmond, I-95, and Washington, D.C.).
Location Map of Kingspoint