Our Story

Since 1973, East West Communities has developed over 25 award-winning communities, including the nationally award-winning Brandermill and Woodlake communities in Richmond, Virginia, that are home to more than 20,000 families. The success story started when the original partners were a group of young real estate professionals working for one of the nations premier resort developers, Sea Pines Company on Hilton Head Island. The company purchased land outside Richmond, Virginia, with unprecedented plans of building a community that would offer a vacation lifestyle for everyday living. The first community, Brandermill, became home to 4,400 families and was named the Best Planned Community in America in 1977 by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine and the National Association of Homebuilders. The second community, Woodlake, also near Richmond, was chosen Best Planned Community in America by the 14,000 members of Urban Land Institute (ULI) in 1990.

In the mid-1980s, East West expanded into the Hampton Roads region of Virginia with the Gatling Pointe community near Smithfield. Gatling Pointe set the benchmark for community development in the area, and was a three-time Community of the Year recipient from the Peninsula Housing & Builders Association. The Riverfront, the developers second masterplanned community in Hampton Roads, continued to raise the bar in community development for the region and has received numerous accolades and awards. Soon after The Riverfront, East West opened Eagle Harbor and Founders Pointe, both in Isle of Wight County and both receiving multiple “Community of the Year” awards from the Peninsula Housing and Builders Association. Founders Pointe features resort amenities and waterfront lots overlooking Batten Bay and the James River. Riverwatch is another environmentally sensitive riverfront property bordering the Piankatank River in Gloucester, Virginia and the newest community, Liberty Ridge in Williamsburg features homes on beautifully wooded, estate homesites just 10 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg.

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