If you’re looking for an intimate, upscale neighborhood within walking distance to Colonial Williamsburg and one-of-a-kind restaurants and boutiques, you’ll want to consider Port Anne. Port Anne is located in the heart of Williamsburg on College Creek with rolling hills and plenty of lush greenery. At Port Anne, you can swim in the pool, play tennis and enjoy parties in the clubhouse.
College Landing Park is right next door, with opportunities to launch canoes or kayaks and walk a boardwalk and observe marsh life. The Golden Horseshoe Golf Course is a short walk away. Williamsburg’s excellent library, many houses of worship and Matthew Whaley Elementary School also are close by.
In Port Anne, people are neighborly but not nosy, says Nancy Carter. “We’re not nosy but we do have a caring relationship,” Nancy says. “I know everybody on my cul-de-sac. It was wonderful coming from the city to the South where you have wonderful neighbors.”
An active social committee hosts events throughout the year. Past events have included 4th of July parades, a Kentucky Derby party, holiday dinners and more.
If you have a lot of company, you’ll also appreciate the guest rooms in the clubhouse, available for rent for $50 a night for Port Anne homeowners. Your guests can stay nearby but not underfoot. Plus, you don’t have to buy a house with guest rooms you’ll rarely use.
Port Anne includes 103 homes, constructed from 1988 through 2006, and nine home sites ready for building. Home prices vary, but average about $500,000 with home sizes from around 2,000 square feet up to nearly 4,000 square feet . Homeowner association dues are $100 a month. The neighborhood is a mix of retirees and working couples.
History of Port Anne
Virginia Governor Francis Nicholson designated College Creek as Princess Anne Port in 1699. This port was used primarily for tobacco and military supplies. The site of the former port is now College Landing Park, adjacent to Port Anne. Port Anne developer Gerald Divaris allowed a survey of the property before the first homes were built. Parts of the site dated to the 17th and 18th century and part dated to as early as 1,000 A.D. Artifacts are on display in the clubhouse.
|Top 10 Reasons to Like Living in Port Anne1. Walk to …Colonial Williamsburg where you can use your Good Neighbor Card and to the Farmer’s Market on Duke of Gloucester Street …Merchants Square with over 40 shops and restaurants… Matoaka Amphitheater for summer concerts…PBK Hall its performing arts series for to the Golden Horseshoe Golf Course…to College Creek Landing where you can launch a canoe or kayak2. Neighborhood pool, tennis courts and clubhouse
3. Less than a mile to the scenic Colonial Parkway
5. All homes are custom built
6. Some homes have basements
7. Intimate community with just 112 home sites
8. Active social scene with neighborhood parties and more
9. Low HOA fees—only $100 a month
10. Low City of Williamsburg taxes—only $2,700 annual on $500,000 home
|Fast Facts: Port Anne
Available home sites: a few
Homes built from: 1988-2006
Price range: $400s to $700s
Size: About 2.400 square feet to 3,800 square feet and up
Lot Sizes: .25 acre average.
Amenities: Pool, tennis courts, fitness center, clubhouse with guest rooms..
HOA Fees: $100 a month
HOA contact: 757.220.9255
Schools: Matthew Whaley Elementary, Berkeley Middle, Lafayette High
Property Tax Rate: 54 cents per $100 of assessed value. Taxes on a $500,000 home would be $2,700 a year.
Home Styles: Transitional, Colonials,
All homes were custom built by the area’s finest builders including : Joel Sheppard, Cleckley and others
Nearby Golf Options: Golden Horseshoe Golf Club
Nearby Fitness Options:: The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg with fitness center, tennis courts, pools, lockers and spa discounts Monday through Friday
Directions: From I- 64, Take Exit 242 to Route 199 west toward Williamsburg. Go through a traffic light. The entrance to Kingsmill will be on your left. The next traffic light will be South Henry Street/ Route 132. Turn right. Go past College Landing Park on your left. Take the next left onto William Way, the entrance to the Port Anne
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