Welcome to the Fords Colony! Our residents, who come from across the country and around the world with diverse backgrounds, experience
and careers, all agree: Ford’s Colony is a wonderful place to live. Currently, about 5,000 residents call Ford’s Colony home, living in nearly 2,500 homes and townhouses. By the time our community is completely established, we will number more than 7,000 residents in 3,250 homes, condominiums and townhouses. Ford’s Colony is a gated community, designed and built along landscaped roads that meander in and around three golf courses and a landscape of ponds, wetlands and forests.
Although many of our residents are retired, we are not a retirement community; nearly half of us work, either full or part time. We have young families with children, many of whom attend elementary school adjacent to our community, and high school just down the road. The middle school and a new junior college are a few miles away and the College of William & Mary is within a fifteen-minute drive.
Ford’s Colony is situated in the Historic Triangle, comprised of Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown; the beautiful Colonial Parkway connects all three. We are also surrounded by a wide range of entertainment, arts and cultural venues, fantastic shopping and great dining. The City of Newport News is a half hour away; Richmond, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach are about an hour away; and Washington, D.C. is less than a three-hour drive. To the west, there is Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge Mountains. No wonder we think we are right in the center of everything!
The community has activities that suit every taste. Residents participate in about 50 clubs and activities
; enjoy two community pools, hard and clay tennis courts, a nature trail, walking and bicycle paths as well as the Ford’s Colony Country Club. Our citizens also take civic responsibilities seriously. Many of our residents are active volunteers, both inside our gates and with organizations across the Historic Triangle.
Ford’s Colony is incorporated under the laws of Virginia to promote common interests of its members and to provide for the management, maintenance, and care of common property. The Declaration of Protective Covenants and the Articles of Incorporation established the Ford’s Colony at Williamsburg Homeowners Association. A Board comprised of seven Directors manages the Association in accordance with state statutes and the Association’s bylaws. Directors are elected each February for two-year terms. The Board employs a management company that provides and directs all personnel required to properly maintain and operate the Association and its numerous facilities.
Ford’s Colony at Williamsburg is a two-time winner of the Community Association of the Year award from the central Virginia chapter of the Community Associations Institute and has also received a National Community Association of the Year award. In 2000, our Homeowners’ Association was inducted into the Community Association Hall of Fame