First Colony - Williamsburg, VA

Quick Facts

Price Range
High $300s - Mid $900s
Home Types
Number of Homes
New / Resale
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
1955 - 1991
Multiple Builders
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First Colony Overview

First Colony is an active lifestyle community situated along the James River in Williamsburg, Virginia. This established community consists of 500 single-family homes available on a resale basis. Residents have access to resort-style amenities such as a clubhouse and marina as well as a scenic lake that offers a sandy beach and plenty of waterfront recreation. 

Homebuyers looking for homes for sale in Williamsburg, VA will enjoy what First Colony has to offer.  

First Colony Amenities 

Residents at First Colony have access to well-appointed amenities such as a community clubhouse, multipurpose room, and catering kitchen. 

Outdoors, homeowners have access to a pool and patio as well as a pavilion, picnic area, tennis courts, a baseball field, playground. The community is also home to a private beach, marina, and boat ramp, which allows residents to enjoy water activities on the James River or Lake Pasbehegh. Boat storage and fishing docks are also available for residents to enjoy.

First Colony Homes & Real Estate

First Colony was developed by multiple builders between 1955 and 1991. The community has a total of 500 single-family homes spread across five subdivisions. Homes in First Colony range from 1,533 to 5,198 square feet and have three to five bedrooms, two to five bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Some homes are waterfront properties and enjoy scenic views of the river or the lake. 

Features in many one- or two-story homes include open floor plans, family rooms, updated kitchens with stainless steel appliances, modern fixtures, and spacious yards. Master suites include a large walk-in closet and a private bathroom. Most homes also have at least one fireplace, double pane windows, and sliding doors that lead to the back deck. Some homes may also include a formal living room, separate dining room, sunroom, or media room. 

First Colony Lifestyle

Homeowners become members of the Greater First Colony Area Civic Association, a volunteer association responsible for the development and maintenance of the physical facilities of First Colony, including the recreational areas, roadways, and lights. 

The association also works hard to promote the social atmosphere of the community, hosting picnics, dances, parties, and athletic events. Members of the community can also enjoy the variety of activities offered close to home, such as boating, fishing, and swimming. 

Surrounding Area 

First Colony is located in Williamsburg, which is a short drive from Richmond. This prime location puts residents in easy reach of daily needs and fun opportunities. 

Residents of First Colony are also close to any daily conveniences they may need, including grocery stores like Harris Teeter and Food Lion. Pharmacy needs can be met at Walgreens and CVS. 

First Colony is also close to multiple health care providers, including Riverside Doctors’ Hospital and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center.  

When homeowners are looking for entertainment or dining options in the area they can head to Merchants Square in downtown Williamsburg, which is home to several restaurants, bars, shops, and entertainment. There are also a variety of attractions in the area, including the Colonial Williamsburg Visitors Center, the Governor’s Palace, and the Jamestown Settlement. 

Members of the community who want to get outside can find plenty of options to explore in the area. There are multiple greenspaces and parks to choose from, including Redoubt Park, Bicentennial Park, and Waller Mill Park. Golfers can also find multiple courses to play, including Williamsburg Golf Club, Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, and Kiskiack Golf Club. 

Those who want to visit nearby metropolitan areas are in luck. First Colony is a 45-minute drive to Richmond, providing easy access to everything the city has to offer. For longer trips, Richmond International Airport is only 50 minutes away.

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    First Colony Amenities

    Amenities at First Colony include:

    • Clubhouse
    • Multipurpose Room
    • Community Kitchen
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Outdoor Patio
    • Pavilion
    • Lighted Tennis Courts
    • Softball/Baseball Field
    • Playground for Grandkids
    • Marina
    • Scenic Lakes & Ponds
    • Parks & Natural Space

    First Colony Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

    There are plenty of activities available in First Colony. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

    • Baseball
    • Boating
    • Dances
    • Fishing
    • Picnics
    • Softball
    • Tennis

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