At the Annual Meeting of the Central Virginia Chapter of Community Associations Institute ( “CVC-CAI”), Charter Colony was presented with the award for Community Association of The Year.
The Central Virginia Chapter Community Associations Institute’s Community Association of the Year Award is designed to recognize community associations in theCentral Virginiaarea excelling in all facets of their operations. Award recipients serve as an example for the community association industry and encourage the educational and professional growth of community associations. Each year, the CVC-CAI recognizes a Community Association of the Year based on a review of the community’s governance, financial management, committee structure, crime prevention efforts, internal communication such as newsletters and websites, board meeting procedures and insurance preparedness.
Charter Colony is no stranger to accolades. The 525-acre mixed-used development, by award-winning developer HHHunt Communities, was the top-selling subdivision in 2010, according to Integra Realty Resources-Richmond, and was recipient of a 2010 Community of the Year award by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Homebuilding Association of Richmond.
Beverly Betcher, General Manager for the Charter Colony Foundation, Inc., says “The reasons for the master-planned community’s successes are numerous. In addition to the reputation of its developer, HHHunt Communities, (which also developedWellesley, Wyndham andTwin HickoryinHenricoCountyandRutlandinHanoverCounty), its convenient location at Route 288 andWoolridge Road, top-rankedChesterfieldCountyschools, along with a long list of amenities, attracts homebuyers too.”
Charter Colony’s amenities include three community clubhouses, two community pools and a multi-purpose field and pavilion, as well as tennis courts, playgrounds and well-lit streets with sidewalks. But according toJill Crews, Director of Marketing for HHHunt Communities, “The way the community lives is just as important to homeowners. HHHunt places a great deal of importance on making sure that its communities live as well as they look.”
The community, which employs a full-time programs and activities director, hosts a summer concert series, a Fourth of July parade, a fall festival, a holiday party, and numerous other scheduled, planned events. The clubhouses are always bustling with activities throughout the week with programs ranging from aerobics, playgroups, summer camps, Bingo, card games, swim parties and wine tastings. Not to leave out man’s best friend, there was even a doggy swim day at the close of the pool season.
Currently, Charter Colony has more than 1,200 single-family homes and condominiums spread across 16 “villages”. Builders will add another 400 homes and condos before the development is complete. The single-family homes range in size from 2,300 to 6,500 square feet, with prices starting at $310,000. The elevator condos, which are 1,658 square feet, start at $170,000.
The community also includes an apartment village and two retirement communities. The retail and commercial components of the community have not yet been developed.
The Central Virginia Chapter of the CVC-CAI provides education to community associations, individuals, public agencies, corporations, and other organizations which are members of the Chapter in the form of seminars, public forums, pamphlets, dissemination of information through news agencies and other forms of education.
HHHunt is a diversified regional real estate development and management company with residential communities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Maryland.
HHHunt, with primary offices in Blacksburg, VA, Richmond, VA and Cary, NC, employs over 1500 people in the areas of community development, home building, apartment development/management, senior living development/management, country club management and community management.