Top 5 Reasons To Choose Founders Pointe For Your New Home

Many prospective homebuyers are now just starting to look for a new home again as the interest rate come down and the market picks up. They’ve been waiting on the sideline for several years, and they realize that now is the best time in decades to buy a new home. If you’re looking to make a move to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia this year, be sure to check out Founders Pointe, located in the Hampton roads area of Virginia.

5 Reasons to Relocate to Founders Pointe:


Founders Pointe is located in the Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County, which is part of the Hampton Roads region. Although, Isle of Wight County is on the western edge, it’s easy to get anywhere, and it’s nicely removed from the city. You can also rediscover a small town atmosphere as Founders Pointe is near the historic town of Smithfield. Incorporated as a town in 1750, Smithfield is well known to have one of the best preserved historic districts in the country for a town reflecting different periods of historical architecture. there are landmarks like St. Luke’s church built in 1632, and the Smithfield Inn & restaurant built in 1752. Another favorite tourist spot is the Smithfield Station.

It only takes ten minutes to reach the Hampton/Newport News area via the James River bridge. Oh yes, those who grew up on the “Peninsula” (a stretch of cities along a peninsula of land that is bordered by the James, Hampton Roads, and York Rivers), think that Isle of Wight is “way out”. In reality, Isle of Wight is on the “mainland” and it offers a more quiet, peaceful lifestyle, the lowest tax rate in the region (.65/$100), and it is central to the Southside Hampton Roads cities and the Peninsula.

Families relocating from out of the area don’t mind a 20-25 minute drive into work, and they prefer to live in a community with more to offer than just a house in a typical subdivision. house in a typical subdivision.Jeannie Landis Sunset

Founders Pointe is located on the point of land on the left situated just to the southeast of the James River Bridge and just west of the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge tunnel. Founders Pointe is just 10 minutes to the Peninsula, I-664, and only 25 minutes to Downtown Norfolk. It is also only 40 minutes to Colonial Williamsburg and 45 minutes to VA Beach. To see a map of where Founders Pointe is located, visit

2. Overall Neighborhood Concept and the Resort Style Amenities

The centerpiece of Founders Pointe are the exceptional resort-style recreational amenities the community has to offer. Rarely, does a neighborhood with only 300 homes have a clubhouse and pool, but to find it on the scale of the Founders Pointe Residents’ Club, that’s truly unique. (Monthly Association dues are only $87/month which includes maintenance of the common area and access to the amenities.)

  • Residents’ Club with swimming pool and 112′ water slide
  • 844′ observation pier offering panoramic views of Batten Bay and the James River
  • Three miles of biking/walking trails and sidewalks
  • Playground and sand volleyball court
  • Full-time Activities Director coordinating year-round events for all ages.In addition to hosting sporting and fitness activities, the clubhouse serves as a center for holiday celebrations, themed social events for adults, and special interest clubs. A full-time activities director keeps the community’s social calendar full with a year-round schedule of exciting events. The clubhouse’s swimming pool and waterslide is augmented by a children’s playground and sand volleyball court. Both children and adults make use of the network of nearly three miles of sidewalks and walking trails that wind throughout the community. An observation pier overlooks Batten Bay, with views reaching to the James River and the Hampton Roads. Founders Pointe provides a nurturing environment in which children can thrive and adults can relax.                          

3. Quality Homes, Distinctive Architecture

East West Communities, our community development team, spent alot of attention to the overall architectural theme and streetscape early on in the development process. Detailed front porticos, large front porches, proper symmetry and proportion- all all important aspects of creating an attractive streetscape, no matter what cul-de-sac or street you’re on the the community.

A Preferred Builder team of ten quality homebuilders have helped carry out the vision of developing one of the most attractive and best looking neighborhoods in our region. You’ll find a wide variety of distinctive home styles such as English Cottage, Craftsman, American Traditional, Colonial, and European Transitional style. Since our grand opening in the spring of 2005, over 150 families have decided to relocate to Founders Pointe. Founders Pointe was selected as “Community of the Year” twice by the local homebuilder association. You can see the beautiful homes on the Interactive Map.

4. Sense of Place, Community

We often hear that one of the main reasons 150 families have relocated to our community is the real sense of community they find in their neighborhood. From the stone front entrance monument, past the well landscaped parkway entry, to the lakeside clubhouse and pool, and along the winding pathway to the observation pier on the river, visitors will quickly realize they have arrived at one of the most attractive neighborhoods in the Hampton Roads region.

The friendly front porches, well landscaped common areas, and the winding sidewalks also help add to the neighborly feel that our residents talk so much about. The roads that lead to Founders Pointe are lined by trees and some spectacular views over the waterways which also gives our commuters a chance to unwind on their way home.

Once home, residents enjoy the various activities found at their neighborhood clubhouse which overlooks a lake and a well landscaped trail system. There is also an opportunity to enjoy access to the water at the observation pier. We often hear, that’s it’s worth an extra 10 minute drive home to get home, where residents enjoy the panoramic, spectacular views across the water and the marsh that surrounds the tributaries leading to the James River. The experiences our families have with their children and grandchildren rival those at some of the great resort destinations.

5. Timing- Unique Opportunity, Beautiful Waterfront Property

With the low interest rates and the aggressive new home pricing by our builders, now IS a great time to buy a new home! The timing is excellent also because of the early stage of construction for the community. There’s an outstanding team of builders offering top quality construction with seven new home plans now available for sale for the spring season! Homesites start in the $90’s and new single family custom homes start in the $400’s- an excellent value!

Finding a waterfront location so close to the major employment centers like Founders Pointe is rare and a unique opportunity. Be forewarned, one visit to see Founders Pointe, and you’re likely to want to drop anchor here for good.

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