JCC supervisors address residents at Town Hall Meeting

James City County Board of Supervisors members Jim Icenhour (Jamestown district) and Michael Hipple (Powhatan) recently appeared at Ford’s Colony’s Town Hall Meeting to brief residents on the “State of the County.”

The supervisors are invited each spring to speak on and address audience questions regarding county budgets, taxes, education, development, transportation, security and other subjects of local interest.

Icenhour, a Ford’s Colony resident, detailed the board’s achievements over the past year, including the adoption of the county’s 2045 Comprehensive Plan. Other accomplishments he noted included redistricting to balance the surge in Stonehouse-area growth and the decision to add pre-K space to existing buildings to reduce overcrowding in elementary schools.

Hipple lauded the pending county arrival of the communications company Shentel, from Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, which will bring customers the option of fiber optic cable and a new choice for phone, TV and internet services.

The supervisors’ comments and the entire meeting can be viewed at this YouTube link.

Tight supply continued in 1st quarter

Ford’s Colony Homes sold Jan-March 2022

Statistics for the first quarter of 2022 show 27 closed home sales in Ford’s Colony — at an average sold-to-list price of 101.5 percent. Last year during the first quarter, 30 sales closed at a 98.3 percent sold-to-list price.

  • The average sold price was $681,594. That is dramatically greater than the average of $619,417 for the first quarter last year.
  • Average days on the market — 25 (29 1st Q 2021)
  • Average price per square foot — $194 ($166 1st Q 2021)
  • Average month’s supply of inventory — 0.6

At the end of March, there were only seven active listings in Ford’s Colony. Clearly, it remains a great time to sell your home if you are considering a move.

Nature trail reopens with new entrance

Ford’s Colony has announced the new entrance to the nature trail is now open off of Westbury Hills.

The old entrance near the pond was subject to flood damage and had to be permanently closed. The crosswalk from the leisure trail on Williamsburg West to Westbury Hills makes the new route, which is well-marked, more accessible.

It also is expected to reduce maintenance costs for the nature trail.

Reserve your Garden Club poinsettia

Please support the Ford’s Colony’s Garden Club, which has launched its annual poinsettia sale to benefit an array of philanthropic initiatives.

Over the last decade, the sale has raised more than $60,000 for scholarships and grants to Nature Camp and to support other projects. The red or white poinsettias, wrapped in green foil pots, will be ready for pick-up at the Swim & Tennis Club on Dec. 7 from 1-3 p.m.

The deadline to order your poinsettias is Nov. 19. Please use this order form, and thank you for supporting the Garden Club’s good work.

Ford’s Colony offers flu shots

For the convenience of Ford’s Colony residents, flu shots will be available on Monday, Nov. 15 at the Swim and Tennis Club from 1-4 p.m.

A pharmacist will administer shots in the Magnolia Room of the club. Those interested in receiving a shot are asked to RSVP before Nov. 12 to communityservices@fchoa.net or Jenny Holland at jholland@fchoa.net. Please note whether you are over age 65 so the correct supply of shots will be on hand.

Also, please fill out this form and bring it with you to your appointment.

Enjoy amazing water views throughout 128 Oak Hollow

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128 Oak Hollow

3 Bedroom | 2.2 Bath | 6,391 square feet

Offered at $873,000

Click here to take the Matterport tour.

This distinctive Ford’s Colony home features serene and welcoming water views throughout its gorgeous living spaces.

Elegance is on display here, from the spacious kitchen, family room, formal dining room, first-floor primary bedroom, screened porch and beyond.

Additional attractive features include a three-car garage, abundant walk-in storage, a lower-level workshop/hobby room, plus a second craft room or studio, two cedar closets and a well.

Click here for more information and photos of this amazing Ford’s Colony home.

First half numbers show strong sold-to-list results

Through the first half of 2021, all closed home sales in Ford’s Colony averaged just shy of 100 percent across the board.

Statistics show 105 closed sales in Ford’s Colony through June — with an average sold price of 99.2 percent of original list price.

Here are the numbers from the first half of the year:

Closed Sales  – 105

Active Listings as of June 30 – 21

Average Month’s Supply of Inventory – 1.3

Average Sold Price – $629,892

Average Sold to OLP –99.2%

Average Price per square ft – $170

Average Days on Market for Sold Homes – 29

Welcome to Williamsburg!

Please help me congratulate Robin and Bill Richardson on the purchase of their new Ford’s Colony home.🏡 It was an absolute pleasure working with you both, and I wish you much happiness in Ford’s Colony. A special thank you to McKim Beale of Towne Bank Mortgage for helping get this transaction to the closing table!

Please contact me if you are thinking of selling or buying a home in Ford’s Colony or elsewhere in the Williamsburg area. 757-503-1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com

Ford’s Colony helps House of Mercy


Ford’s Colony will hold its spring food and diaper drive — to benefit Williamsburg House of Mercy — Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ford’s Colony swim and tennis club.

Critically needed food items and infant/toddler diapers can be dropped off in the contact-free, drive-through lanes that will be set up in the club’s parking lot. Place the items in the rear of your vehicle and masked and gloved volunteers will remove them.

The WilliamsburgHouseofMercy.org website has a list of the most-needed food supplies such as peanut butter, canned meats, fish and fruit, and fruit juice. Cash donations may also be made on the website, and checks payable to the Williamsburg House of Mercy (note: food pantry) may be mailed to the charity’s headquarters at 10 Harrison Ave., Williamsburg, 23185.

NEW price for gorgeous, golf-front views

117 Concord

3 Bed | 3.1 Bath | 4,801 Sq. Ft. | Now priced at $775,000

Take the Matterport 3D tour!

Enjoy gorgeous golf views of the No. 7 green of the Blue Heron course right from your breakfast table!

This carefully designed home with a unique floor plan is highlighted by spacious rooms, quality finishes and beautiful views. It boasts a fabulous kitchen updated with newer appliances, granite and a large pantry — and includes a sunroom/ keeping room that offers tons of natural light, built-ins and more great views.

The first-floor primary bedroom features a recently renovated en suite bath. Upstairs are two large guest bedrooms plus and an office/exercise room that share a full hall bath.

Great additional features include rare antique heart pine and chestnut floors.

Call or text Deelyn at 757-503-1999 – or email to deelyn@lizmoore.com — to arrange your tour of this beautiful Ford’s Colony home.

Meet the FCHOA board candidates online

The Ford’s Colony HOA has announced that residents can “Meet the Candidates” for the 2021 board of directors in a moderated, pre-recorded webcast that will be posted on fchoa.org in early January.

Residents may learn about the five candidates’ views, vision and hear their introductory statements on the election page here. They may also submit questions for the candidates to the nominating committee by Dec. 29 at this email address.

The unabridged webcast, including the Q&A session, will be posted on the 2021 board of directors page. Residents will be able to post follow-up questions, and the candidates’ responses will be posted on fchoa.org.

This will lead up to the online voting period of Jan. 4-Feb. 5. Each household will receive one vote via its primary email address on file. Voting instructions will be included in the FCHOA’s January assessment billing.

Downsize elegantly at these Eaglescliffe condos

Condominiums at Eaglescliffe in Ford’s Colony provide the perfect opportunity to downsize to carefree luxury living – and are more cost effective than a single-family home.

Take some time to look at and virtually tour these two beautifully appointed and maintained units, one on the first floor and the other on the top. You’ll like what you see.

1104 Eaglescliffe

Bedroom 2 | Bath 2 | 1,862 square feet | Offered at $400,000

Take the Matterport tour.

A first-floor condo replete with upscale finishes and gorgeous views from a private screened porch. This lovely home features a beautiful gourmet kitchen with granite counters, a bright and airy great room with a tray ceiling, elegant dining area and a spacious primary suite with hardwood floors, en suite bath and two closets.

2301 Eaglescliffe

Bedrooms 3 | Baths 2.1 | 2,051 square feet | Offered at $465,000

Take the Matterport tour.

This move-in ready, top-floor condo features two covered porches and an extra half bath that is uncommon to most of the Eaglescliffe properties. Beautiful cabinets and quartz counters highlight the updated kitchen. Spacious and light-filled throughout.

Please contact Deelyn for more information or to arrange a private tour of these condos –757.503.1999 or deelyn@lizmoore.com.


Notable FC happenings

A traditional Thanksgiving dinner featuring turkey and house-cured pork loin ham, a chef-prepared dinner for four and a personalized fitting for a new set of golf clubs are a few of the attractive items up for online auction through Ford’s Colony Country Club. 

The Ford’s Colony Charity Classic, which will be open until Nov. 11, will benefit these nonprofit organizations: FISH Williamsburg, which supports local residents who need food, clothing and financial help, Clublife Charities, and the ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation.

All interested can access the auction website, view all the available items and make bids – or simply donate money – at  https://go.rallyup.com/fordscolony.

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Also, a pharmacist provided by Ford’s Colony HOA will give flu shots, including the “high dose” senior flu shot, Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at the swim and tennis club located at 165 St. Andrews Drive.

No appointment is necessary, although those coming for a shot are reminded to bring their insurance card.