Brickshire

Discover one of Virginia’s premier golf course communities nestled among the rolling hills of the Virginia countryside in New Kent County, VA.  Brickshire is centrally located less than 30 minutes from both Richmond and Williamsburg. Brickshire is a master-planned community with a championship golf course, world-class amenities, 1200 acres of rolling hills and woodlands, and meticulously crafted new and resale homes.

New Kent County, Virginia is one of the oldest and most charming counties in the Commonwealth, with an English history dating back 400 years. New Kent’s roads, leading from Richmond to Williamsburg and Hampton Roads, are among the oldest in America. They have been traveled by not only the Colonial Patriots but the American, French and British Revolutionary and Confederate and Union Civil War armies as well as the U.S. troops for all subsequent wars.

Brickshire, in the heart of historic Virginia, began development in 2003. It is now home to more than 600 families, who enjoy all the beauty and serenity of the country with the added benefits of being within thirty minutes of two metropolitan areas and an active community association lifestyle. At build-out, the neighborhoods of Brickshire will be home to approximately 1,100 families of varying sizes and ages.

Nine distinct neighborhoods make up the community along with a variety of amenities including over three miles of bike trails, a community pool and clubhouse, an activities center with a gym, a card room, and meeting room, tennis courts, a ball field, and a playground. The Association maintains these amenities along with each neighborhood entrance and the landscaping throughout the community. The Golf Club at Brickshire is owned and operated privately though residents benefit from the views afforded by the course layout and optional membership.

Residents enjoy a variety of activities in the neighborhood planned by the various committees and community groups. The Social Committee hosts member socials at the Owners’ Clubhouse, plans outings such as a riverboat cruise and dinner theater excursion, as well as an annual progressive dinner, Angel Tree and Food Drive, and more. The active Children’s Committee plans family friendly events for all ages including the Spring Frolic, Parent’s Night Out, Summer Carnival, and other fun activities. Other clubs and activities include the Art Group, Bunco, Ladies’ Mah Jong, Chess Club, Pickleball, Knitting and Needlework, Bridge and Euchre.

When David and Joanne Gerdner decided to relocate this summer to central Virginia from Ridgewood, N.J., a suburb of New York City, they had a fairly large range of choices to consider. They looked at homes on the market in Richmond, and they looked in Williamsburg, as well. Then they chose a five-bedroom, 3,400-square-foot house in the Brickshire community, which is located off North Courthouse Road in New Kent County, almost exactly halfway between the two cities.
“The location was important because it’s close to work, shopping and restaurants” in both cities, David Gerdner said. The 700-acre development’s extensive amenities played a key role in the Gerdner’s decision, too.
Designed around the Brickshire Golf Club, the master-planned community offers tennis courts, a swimming pool, and an activity field, as well as two stocked ponds, a 24-hour exercise facility and an owner clubhouse with a caterer-friendly kitchen. In addition, the community has 3 miles of paved walking trails.
The membership fee for the homeowners association covers access to all amenities except the golf course.
The development recently upgraded the clubhouse and activity center, and it continues to add new amenities, as well. It’s currently in the planning stages to add an outdoor pavilion with a bar and seating for social events.
That’s not the only construction the subdivision is seeing. The first house in Brickshire was built in 2001, and the majority of its approximately 650 houses were built between 2003 and 2008. The Brickshire community will have approximately 1,100 houses when it’s built out.
Because most of the existing homes were custom-built, the architectural styles range widely. Transitional homes with first-floor master suites are popular, but the development also has examples of Cape, Ranch and Colonial Revival.

Home sizes range from 1,800 to 7,000 square feet. Home builders active in Brickshire have included LifeStyle Home Builders, Emerson Builders Inc., McMahon Homes Inc., Bel Arbor Builders Inc., E. Wayne Norman Inc., Southern Traditions LLC, JA Custom Builders LLC and Ray A. Williams Custom Homes.
Patio homes in the no-exterior-maintenance section of the development range from the upper $200,000s to the low $300,000s, and houses in the rest of the community range from $300,000 to $1 million.
Brickshire’s location and its amenities are among its top attractions for homebuyers, but it also offers something a little harder to quantify: a sense of community.
“People here are very friendly,” Vozel said. “When you walk in Brickshire, people wave. I wasn’t used to that in New Jersey.”
The Gerdners are still unpacking, and they haven’t had a chance to sample the amenities or attend the community’s many social events. (An outing next month offers residents a chance to take a boat tour of the James River, for example.) But they’ve already taken note of the neighborhood’s friendly “spirit of community,” Gerdner said.

Brickshire, a Golf Community.
The centerpiece of the  Brickshire community is a championship-level, signature golf course. Designed by Curtis Strange, the course with its open fairways and resort styling offers dramatic views of the community and accommodates all levels of play. The Golf Club at Brickshire provides a fair test for golfers of all skill levels with five sets of tees.  Yardages extend from 5151 to a strenuous 7291, putting every part of your game to the test. With uphill and downhill shots, uneven lies, wetlands, and water,  no two holes are even remotely alike.
Fairways are wide and generally forgiving.  Several fairways have a decided tilt, so the black and white aiming posts should be well-heeded.

Four sensational emulation holes, 14 Curtis Strange originals, and fast, well-tended greens make The Golf Club at Brickshire a top rate golfing experience.

Brickshire homesites offer a sense of privacy and quiet not available in most new home communities today, yet everyday conveniences like shopping, restaurants, business parks and restaurants are just a short drive away.

Within 90 minutes of Brickshire are Virginia Beach, the Blue Ridge mountains and numerous historical landmarks.

Amenities for homeowners include the 18-hole Curtis Strange Signature Golf Course (semi-private, Golf Clubhouse with Pro Shop, Snack Bar, and Restaurant, and Owner’s Social Clubhouse complete with brick fireplace, working kitchen and a wrap-around porch with views of the golf course. The clubhouse is home to a fully-equipped fitness center that is available to all homeowners, A Swimming Pool, a Tennis Center and a Playground complex that offers a variety of swings, slides, and climbing apparatus. Adjacent to the playground is the sports field and a covered pavilion with picnic tables.  Equestrian Center Access and Riding Trails and RV/ Boat/ Trailer storage complete the facilities. Read a recent Brickshire newsletter here

Home homeowner fees at Brickshire are $83 monthly- 2019

Brickshire offers miles of paved walking and biking trails throughout more than 1200 acres of preserved woodlands and lush countryside, connecting individual neighborhoods and amenities. Wind your way through scenic wooded areas and along tree-lined boulevards enjoying nature at its best. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, healthy jog, stimulating bike ride, or a brisk walk with man’s best friend… no matter if you are a novice or expert you will find the right terrain to fit your endurance level.

Maintenance Free Villa Homes at Brickshire

Bel Green at Brickshire is a tranquil golf course and amenity community that was created for people who have better things to do than cut grass. The villa homes, located on and off of the golf course, offer spacious Open Floor plans, first-floor primary bedroom Suites, Two-car Garages, and relaxing Outdoor Living Areas. You’ll feel like you are getting away from it all… but you still let someone else take care of the yard work and exterior of your house. So relax and enjoy more free time to swim, golf, tennis, and socialize in Bel Green at Brickshire’s beautiful resort-like setting.

From each of the homes in Bel Green you can walk to Brickshire Golf Course, the pool tennis courts, exercise facility, clubhouse; golf course; restaurant, and walking/biking trails.

Bel Green at Brickshire was created for people who have better things to do than cut grass. So take off for the beach. Head for the mountains. Spend quality time with family and friends. Or stay home and just pretend you’re on vacation. Let someone else take care of the yard and exterior of your home while you relax and enjoy the luxury of a truly maintenance-free lifestyle.

Located in a rolling golf course setting in New Kent County, Virginia, Bel Green offers the best of the cultural possibilities and amenities of nearby Richmond and Williamsburg.

Bel Green is located in the Brickshire planned community just 20 miles from both Williamsburg and Richmond off Interstate 64 (Exit 214), on State Road 155. From I-64 (travel east from Richmond, and west from Williamsburg), take exit #214 (New Kent/Providence Forge). Turn south on Route 155 and travel for ¼ mile. Turn left into Bel Green. Current HOA fees are approximately $235 monthly.

The Bel Green HOA fee of $225.00 a month covers the following Items:
The Exterior of the home is painted every (8) eight years, last painted in 2015, the next scheduled painting will be 2023. The exterior of the home is power washed every (4) four years, next scheduled power wash will be
2019. The lawn is cut weekly and maintained. Trash removal. Community-shared Propane, billed through Virginia Natural Gas Company -monthly utility billing).  Gutters are cleaned Annually. Grounds are mulched Annually (Front and side yard). Window cleaning outside only, Roof repairs and siding – According to HOA Regulations and By-laws Regulations.
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Other nearby Golf Courses include the award-winning and challenging Traditions at Royal New KentA Reese Jones course, Viniterra Country Club at New Kent Vineyards is only a few miles away from Brickshire and the Brookwoods Golf Club  an established and popular daily play course.

Schools Website : www.newkentschools.org

Schools for Brickshire are :

New Kent Elementary
New Kent Middle School
New Kent High School

At the entrance to Brickshire lies Colonial Downs, one of America’s newest and finest horse facilities. It features Thoroughbred horse racing and is the home the Virginia Derby and Colonial Turf Cup, the Patriot Invitational Trot and the Virginia Harness Day of Champions

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