Around the Area

So much to do so close to home.

Located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, fewer than 5 minutes from I64, Mill Pond at Stonehouse is the perfect base from which to explore.  Its ideal location offers something for everyone, from its proximity to the historic triangle—Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown, with their picturesque streets, quaint taverns, unique shops, and programs depicting the past—to the more modern conveniences and excitement of nearby cities. 

Whatever your destination, the best part of the journey will be returning home.


    Home sweet home.

    Mill Pond at Stonehouse is a master-planned community of single-family homes, cottages, and  villas located approximately 15 minutes from Williamsburg; 35 minutes from Richmond; 34 minutes from Newport News; 70 minutes from Norfolk/Virginia Beach; 190 minutes from the Outer Banks of North Carolina.


    Location. Location. Location.

    You CAN get there from here!

    Highways:  Interstates 64 and 95
    Air:  Newport News/ Williamsburg and Richmond International Airports, 35 minutes; Norfolk International Airport, 60 minutes 
    Rail:  AMTRAK provides direct service from Williamsburg to Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.


    Choose cuisine or couture. Or both.

    Whether a colonial tavern, nouvelle cuisine, or a hole-in-the-wall pizza joint, there are myriad restaurants to tempt the taste buds. If you prefer home cooking, take your shopping cart for a spin in one of the many nearby grocery stores.

    Want a different type of shopping? Maybe a little retail therapy? Visit the Williamsburg Premium Outlets, Merchants Square, New Town, or the High Street shopping areas, all within a 16-minute drive.


    Living here is child's—or adult's—play!

    Fun is always up to par at one of the dozen golf courses within a 20-minute drive.

    If a faster pace is in your wheelhouse, check out auto racing at Richmond International Raceway  or Langley Speedway. 

    Do rivers or marinas float your boat? We've got those too. Check out the James and Chickahominy Rivers, Diascund Reservoir Creek, Waller Mill Park, York River State Park, Colonial Harbor Marina, or Jamestown Yacht Basin.


    Here's a revolutionary idea. . .

    There's plenty of Virginia and American history to explore, and where better to start than where it all began: Colonial Williamsburg. It's a short march to Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Battlefields, Fort Monroe's Casemate and Richmond's Civil War Museums.  

    If the slower pace of plantation life is more to your liking, take a ferry to Bacons Castle or Chippokes or a leisurely drive to Lee Hall, Berkeley, Shirley, or Sherwood Forrest. 


    Lots of culture and other diversions here.

    Look for vintage, floral, and cheetah prints in our museums, botanical gardens, performing arts centers, and zoos. Start with Williamsburg's DeWitt Wallace, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art, or Muscarelle Museums; Yorktown's Waterman and Revolutionary War Museums; the Mariners Museum, Virginia Living Museum, or Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts, Newport News; Chrysler Hall, the Chrysler Arts Museum, Norfolk Botanical Gardens, and Norfolk Zoo; and the Richmond Zoo, Richmond Children’s and Fine Arts Museums, and Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, to name a few.


    Life's a beach.

    Don't forget the sunscreen!

    Jamestown Beach, Gloucester Point, Buckroe Beach, Fort Monroe, Virginia Beach, and Yorktown are a few of the nearby beaches.

    If a park is more your style, visit Waller Mill, Freedom Park, Chickahominy Riverfront, Quarterpath, Upper County Park, Little Creek Reservoir, York River State Park, Diascund Reservoir Park, Powhatan, and Newport News City Park to name a few.


    Go to the head of the class.

    Mill Pond at Stonehouse is part of the Williamsburg-James City County School System.

    For continuing or higher education, the area boasts a number of prestigious colleges and universities, including the College of William and Mary, Christopher Newport University, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Richmond, Virginia Union University, Old Dominion University, and Thomas Nelson Community College.


    Happy equals healthy.

    State-of-the-art medical facilities are a heartbeat away.

    Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, 12 mins
    Riverside Doctor’s Hospital, 18 mins
    ​Bon Secours Mary Immaculate, 32 mins
    Medical College of Virginia, 35 mins
    Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters Urgent Care, 15 mins