Tuesday, July 25, 2017  

Grace Hill
a classic community in Lancaster County

A Classic Community in the Heart of Lancaster County, Virginia

Before introducing Grace Hill, let's reflect upon the historic development of the east coast of the United States and how the Northern Neck of Virginia evolved over the past 350 years.

What do these cities, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Charleston, have in common? As early as the 1600's, their beautiful natural harbors afforded safe refuge and dockage for colonial sailing vessels, and in the 1840's, Chesapeake Bay-built clipper ships joined the ocean-going fleets. These early centers of commerce became major urban communities, largely due to access to transportation, connecting with Europe and fueling the growth of America.

An early Philadelphia street scene described in Catherine Drinker Bowen's famous book, Miracle at Philadelphia, about the 1787 Constitutional Convention, tells us that, "On Wednesday and Saturday mornings the market opened, a sight in itself. It was under cover and reached straight down the street to the river, 'neat and clean as a dining-hall', with newly caught fish laid out, fresh meat, butter, vegetables, fruits and by daylight so crowded a man could scarcely make his way through. America, restless to be self-sufficient, was more and more manufacturing her own products and proud of it. "

Urban America had been born.

Pre-Revolutionary Virginia, along the Chesapeake's western shore, saw the development of small villages, peppered across the countryside, supporting an agrarian and rural lifestyle. Roads were rugged, few and far between, and many early Virginians never traveled more than several miles from their farms and small, parochial village communities unless they had access or participated in sailing vessel commerce.

Historically, the Northern Neck and surrounding regions along the Chesapeake Bay and tidal rivers depended upon small villages, such as Irvington, Gloucester Courthouse, and Urbanna, for commerce, medical care, employment, public-safety, fellowship and a sense of community. As it was years ago, a sense of community continues to be a fundamental consideration when it comes to selecting a place to live. Grace Hill's village-type concept, steeped in tradition, still makes as much sense today as it did when clipper ships sailed from Baltimore to England.

Today in Lancaster County

Today, in southern Lancaster County, three villages, White Stone, Irvington and Kilmarnock make up the points of a geographic triangle. Inside this triangle, lies a most vibrant part of the entire Northern Neck region with professional and medical services and amenities enriching the community. Grace Hill, situated on a beautiful tree-lined hill, rests in the absolute heart of this classic community and promises to be an exciting and convenient place to live.


Grace Hill is a 42-acre planned community for 66 single-family traditionally designed residences. It is situated near the intersection of Route 3 and Harris Road, within the Town of Kilmarnock and offers conveniences of urban living and the privacy and peacefulness of a rural village--truly the best of both worlds. Grace Hill provides a comprehensive landscape maintenance program, town sewer and water, old fashioned tree-lined streetscapes with sidewalks, alleyways, a community garden house & swimming pool and walking trail. Predictably, families from the James River to the Potomac River, familiar with the Northern Neck, will be the first to appreciate Grace Hill as a well-conceived, quality community.

The Neighborhood

Literally, only minutes from Grace Hill's entrance is Main Street, Kilmarnock and the villages of Irvington and White Stone with fine restaurants, specialty shops, convenience stores, gourmet shops, banking, securities firms, pharmacies, Wal-Mart, Holiday Inn Express, automotive sales & service, attorneys at law, medical services and grocery stores. Also, just minutes away, you?ll find The Tides Inn Resort, continuing care represented by Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury, King Carter golf course, Golden Eagle and Tartan golf courses, marinas at Windmill Point and Carter?s Creek, the new YMCA, fire & rescue squad serviced by an enhanced 911 phone system and the Rappahannock General Hospital. Williamsburg, Yorktown, Washington, DC, Fredericksburg, Richmond and Virginia Beach are all an easy drive for convenient, fun-filled day trips.

Model Homes

Currently, the first models are under construction at Grace Hill by exclusive, featured builders; McMahon Homes and Mountcastle Homes. These new homes all have three bedrooms, master suites on the first floor, creative open spaces, double car garages, and traditionally designed front elevations'complementing the architectural theme of Grace Hill. Currently, the new homes, including home site, are priced from $395,000 with 6 model selections.

Home Sites

Buy a home site today--attractively priced from $98,500--and at anytime during the next 24 months, commence construction of your selected model. This will provide time to sell your current residence and build at Grace Hill.

Homeowner Services

Grace Hill provides homeowners a comprehensive landscape maintenance program including; grass-cutting, fertilizing, mulching, leaf and snow removal, gutter-cleaning, trash removal and lawn irrigation. A menu of optional maintenance services will be available to homeowners. In addition, there is high speed internet access and cable television. These services will provide homeowners with convenient, care-free services--similar to condominium services--with the privacy and peacefulness of single-family, rural living.

Community Amenities

The Community Garden House and swimming pool, at the end of Braxton Way, will be Grace Hill's focal point and neighborhood gathering place. Residents may start their day by walking the sidewalks all along Grace Hill Circle and the secluded, tree-lined walking path off of Pleasants Lane. Grace Hill promises to be a friendly place to live.

At Your Service

Please visit http://gracehillvirginia.com and contact our co-listing Brokers, Select Properties of Virginia (804) 438-5339 and Lawler Real Estate (804) 435-1000 to learn all about Grace Hill--an exciting, new community, complementing Lancaster County?s quality of living.

We look forward to working with you,

Fred West

Grace Hill Development, LLC