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 Ranch Homes/ Rambler A Ranch Style home is an American original. Originating in the 1920’s with the post war boom of the middle class, this architectural style home fused modernist ideas with the American Western period of wide open spaces to create a casual lifestyle. One story living with a long low pitch roof and deep overhanging eaves. The roof line was primarily cross gabled, single gable or hip. The home itself was either rectangular, L or U Shaped. Many had an attached garage, others none at all. The floor plan was simple with the living area separate from the bedrooms. Often times a sliding glass door leads to a patio and feature large glass windows. The exterior materials used where typically locally sourced and mixed such as stucco, brick, wood or stone. By the 1950’s, nine in every 10 homes built were a Ranch or Rambler style. By the late 20th Century the Ranch style home began to wane and Neo-Eclectic homes became the rage with their combination of the Cape Cod, Mission, T

Best Beach: Williamsburg



When we first moved here, we always drove the twenty minutes to Yorktown Beach but after awhile the hassle and the jellyfish stings made us want to find somewhere new to enjoy the water and sun. Much closer to home and located on the James River next to the Jamestown Ferry you will find just the right beach! Jamestown Beach Park is the best beach to sun in Williamsburg don't let anyone tell you otherwise. As a local who knows, do not beach at College Creek. Too many bad things have happened at that beach when swimmers enter the water to talk about. 

For safe, family fun SEE Jamestown Beach Park.

Turn right before you pop on the ferry and find a parking spot. Newly renovated with a wider beach and tall trees, you must walk through in order to make it to the water's edge. If you are not into sun hide out in the shade if you like. If you want to tan, continue on and walk to the edge. 

Bring a grill to cook out or enjoy one provided for you! Watch the ferry go back and forth between Jamestown and Surry. (I have the perfect spot to stay to share with you in Surry)Listen for the cannon to sound from Jamestown Settlement



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  1. Oh, what a beautiful beach. Must go for sure. Thanks!

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  2. Would you believe I worked on Jamestown Island for 7 years and never went to that beach? Thanks for the great review. Maybe I'll try it now!

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