Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg, VA is a great retirement destination for boomers!
Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg, VA is a great retirement destination for Boomers!

Colonial Heritage is Lennar’s premier active adult community in historic Williamsburg, Virginia and is the ideal retirement destination for Baby Boomers who are in search of resort-style living. Colonial Heritage, which was named one of the 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S. by Where to Retire Magazine in 2015, offers homeowners world-class amenities and elegant home designs set within a prime location that’s home to scenic parks, cultural attractions, and a vibrant downtown area.

Top-notch builder Lennar Homes began construction of Colonial Heritage in 2004 and will build 1,800 homes at completion. All Lennar Homes include energy-efficient designs, low-maintenance vinyl siding, 30-year architectural roof shingles, designer lamp posts, and six-panel insulated front doors. Some of the standard interior features include designer granite countertops in gourmet kitchens, GE stainless steel appliances, crown molding in select rooms, recessed kitchen lighting, hardwood flooring, and ceramic tile floors in all bathrooms.

These reasonably priced low-maintenance homes start in the low $200s and go up to the mid $500s. Active adult homebuyers can choose from a variety of floor plan collections that come as single-family homes. Aldrich was the only attached floor plan offered in Colonial Heritage and is available on a resale-only basis. New construction homes within the Cottages Collection range in size from 1,366 to 1,936 square feet and have two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Homes within the Gardens Collection are available on a resale-only basis and offer 1,748 to 2,517 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

The Manors Collection offers four unique single-family floor plans that offer 1,837 to 2,379 square feet and have two or three bedrooms, a den, two to four bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. These homes feature single-level living, granite countertops, GE stainless steel appliances, upgraded cabinetry, and optional basements. Single-family homes within the Executives Collection are available on a resale-only basis and range in size from 2,376 to 2,383 square feet with three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two or three-car garage.

The largest selection of new construction homes in Colonial Heritage is from the Plantations Collection that range in size from 2,218 to 2,825 square feet. These spacious single-family homes have three bedrooms, an optional den, two-and-a-half to four-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two or three-car garage.

In addition to quality home designs from one of the country’s leading builders, Colonial Heritage also offers residents world-class amenities and recreational facilities. At the heart of this active adult community is the 25,000 square-foot Heritage Clubhouse. Retirees have endless options for physical activity and social recreation thanks to the ballroom, arts and crafts studio, woodworking shop, card room, billiards room, and a library equipped with computers. The clubhouse also has two onsite restaurants offering casual to fine dining.

Staying in shape is easy with access to the 7,500 square-foot Athletic Club. Here, residents have state-of-the-art equipment and facilities like an aerobics and dance studio, fitness center, locker rooms, and an indoor and outdoor pool. An onsite pro shop is also located in the Athletic Club and provides residents with the latest gear for tennis or golf. And if that’s not enough action, Boomers can stroll along the six-and-a-half miles of walking and biking trails or challenge their neighbors to a friendly game of bocce ball or tennis on one of the courts. The highlight of Colonial Heritage is the 18-hole championship golf course designed by Arthur Hills. This par-72 course spans 6,889 yards from its longest tees and showcases the lush landscape of Virginia, offering retirees a picturesque backdrop for a round of golf.

With so many resort-style amenities, it’s no wonder why so many residents in Colonial Heritage are living active and vibrant lifestyles. A full-time activities director helps plan, organize, and schedule parties, clubs, and events for all to enjoy. Active adults can pursue new interests like musical group, history club, car group, or book club, as well as get in shape with friends by joining an aerobics or aquatics class or learning how to do Zumba or yoga. Colonial Heritage’s rich lineup of activities and events allow for homeowners to stay as busy and social as they want while having fun and building lifelong friendships.

Williamsburg, VA, has been known to attract retirees because of its rich history, tranquil setting, and prime location within Eastern Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg, an 18th-century town, offers history buffs small town charm with quaint shops, historic homes, and beautiful buildings that have been restored and can be enjoyed as a living museum all year long. Residents are also close to everyday conveniences due to their proximity to a bustling metropolitan area. Just a few minutes away, homeowners have a Walmart, Williamsburg Premium Outlets, The Home Depot, Cedar Valley Shopping Center, plenty of restaurants and cafes, and top-notch healthcare facilities.

Outdoor enthusiasts will love having easy access to the Chesapeake Bay, York River, and James River, which are perfect for boating, fishing, and other water activities. The area is also surrounded by recreational attractions like Freedom Park, which is just a 15-minute drive, and Kiskiack Golf Club, which is less than ten minutes away. Residents can plan day trips to visit Richmond, the state’s capital, which is only 45 minutes to the west. Colonial Heritage is an award-winning 55-plus community that has all the amenities and homes retirees could want or need in a great location within the Williamsburg area.