Homes for sale in Holly Hills, Williamsburg

Homes for sale in Holly Hills, Williamsburg

Homes for sale in Holly Hills

Within walking distance of Colonial Williamsburg and The College of William and Mary, Holly Hills is a stately, upscale community. Beautiful colonial-style homes, mature flowering trees and creekside lots create a secluded haven in the heart of bustling Williamsburg. Residents enjoy connecting through the neighborhood's enthusiastic homeowner's association, which plans regular events. With sidewalks all the way, walking to Merchants Square for the Saturday farmer's market or The College of William and Mary's Shakespeare festival is a relaxing pastime.

History: Holly Hills is built on the historic Rich Neck Plantation, originally owned by the Secretary of the Colony, Richard Kemp, around 1637. After he died, his widow retained the property. She married Sir Thomas Lunsford, the infamous supporter of King Charles I, who was accused of various dastardly deeds -- including cannibalism -- and spent time in England's Newgate prison. Archeological excavations of the property revealed the foundation for the plantation home, a clay quarry, servant and slave quarters, storage buildings and many other artifacts and edifices. 

About the homes: The classic designs of Holly Hills are timelessly beautiful. With spacious lots between 0.50 and 2.5 acres, neighbors don't crowd each other. Most homes are between 3,500 and 5,500 square feet, with the notable exception of 228 Holly Hills Drive, which is over 10,000 square feet. Some homes have basements, and a number of home sites back to the marshy waterfront of College Creek. Prices for interior-lot homes are between $450,000 and $650,000. Prices for homes on College Creek are between $700,000 and $1.6 million.

Homeowner's Association: All owners are required to be members of the Holly Hills homeowner's association. Fees are very reasonable, around $200 per year. These fees include common-area maintenance. 

Commuting: Close to Route 199, Holly Hills is convenient for commuters as well as folks who work locally. Fort Eustis is about 25 minutes away, Langley Air Force Base 45 minutes away and Richmond is just one hour away. Local shopping and dining are very close, with the shops and restaurants at Merchants Square in Colonial Williamsburg only 1 1/2 miles away.

Schools: Residents attend Williamsburg-James City County schools including Whaley Elementary, Berkeley Middle and Lafayette High. The College of William and Mary is within walking distance, as is Walsingham Academy, which offers private education for pre-K through high school.

Similar Communities: Port Anne, Brandywyne.


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To find your perfect home in Holly Hills, contact Deelyn at 757.503.1999 or [email protected]



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