Whether you are interested in volunteering as a docent in Colonial Williamsburg, or you want to spend your days playing golf, working with wood or enjoying other community activities, this is a wonderful place to retire.
Facts about Retiring in Virginia
Before you decide on a retirement community, of course, you need to decide if retiring in Virginia is the right choice for you. One of the appeals of Virginia is that home prices and the overall cost of living is reasonable as soon as you get away from the Washington, DC area. One of our daughters went to college in Virginia and, when we visited her, we fell in love with the charming small towns, quaint farms, and the drive along the Blue Ridge mountains. The entire state only had a population of about 8 million people in 2012.
If Social Security is going to be your primary source of income after retirement, there is another reason why you might love living in Virginia. Your Social Security benefits are exempt from income taxes. In addition, the real estate websites tout the fact that there are no state inheritance taxes.
According to Money Magazine, Williamsburg is Number Five on their list of the "Best Places to Live".
In additional to the interesting attractions in the township of Colonial Williamsburg, the city has two hospitals ... important for residents who are planning to age in the area. Both the Norfolk and Richmond airports are less than an hour drive away.
The weather in the mid-Atlantic states is more temperate than you'll find in the Northeast. The average high temperature in July is 89 degrees, and the average January low is 28 degrees. Thunderstorms are common, with July being the wettest month of the year. We have experienced a few Virginia thunderstorms, and they are quite dramatic, so be prepared!
Residents of Williamsburg are also a short drive away from the Virginia coast.
Amenities at the Colonial Heritage Retirement Community
Once you have decided that living in the Williamsburg, Virginia area is the right choice for you, you need to decide whether you would prefer to live in the town or in a nearby master planned community. While the town has a lot to offer, here is a list of the amenities available in the lovely Colonial Heritage retirement community.
Over-55 gated community
18 hole championship golf course
Indoor pool with floor to ceiling windows
Outdoor resort style pool
Two community restaurants
Meeting rooms, card rooms and a billiards room
Fitness room / Athletics center
Arts and crafts room
A variety of community organizations including the history and culinary clubs.
Homes and Home Prices
Lennar Homes, a respected national home builder, is the developer of Colonial Heritage. They are actively in the process of building a neighorhood of charming low-maintenance homes on 1500 acres.
In 2013, home prices in the community ranged from about $260,000 to $460,000 for a single family home.
Homeowner's dues in 2013: $258 a month.
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
If you are interested in learning more about historic Colonial Williamsburg, you may be interested in reading one of these books from Amazon:
Insider's Guide to Williamsburg 16th: and Virginia's Historic Triangle
Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg
"50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S." Where to Retire Magazine, July/August 2013.
If you are currently planning your retirement, you may also want to look through the index articles below. Each one contains links to a variety of additional resources.
Gifts, Travel and Family Relationships
Great Places for Boomers to Retire Overseas
Great Places to Retire in the United States
Health and Medical Topics for Baby Boomers
Money and Financial Planning for Retirement
You are reading from the blog: http://baby-boomer-retirement.blogspot.com
Photo of Colonial Williamsburg courtesy of www.en.wikipendia.org/commons