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Windsor Farms

One of Richmond’s finest communities, consisting primarily of larger brick and slate residences in an ideal setting near the James River, the Country Club of Virginia, Carytown, and the Downtown Expressway.

Windsor Farms is the site of the former 500-acre “Agecroft Hall” estate of Thomas C. Williams, Jr.   In the 1920’s Mr. Williams initiated the development of the bulk of the estate into a community designed to resemble an English village.  Early planning provided that the lots be of varying sizes and shapes to offer unique home settings.  Streets were laid out in a circular rather than a block pattern and were given romantic English names.  Open spaces were mandated and parks were set aside in various parts of the neighborhood for the use of residents of the new community.

Windsor Farms is the site of two of Richmond’s architectural treasures and historical attractions: the “Virginia House” and “Agecroft Hall”. “Virginia House” was constructed in the 1920’s  utilizing materials from the ancient Warwick Priory in England.  “Agecroft Hall” is a 15th century English manor house.   Each was purchased by Richmonders traveling in England, disassembled and rebuilt in Richmond in Windsor Farms in the early part of the twentieth century.

There are approximately 500 residences in Windsor Farms.  Two-story brick and slate Colonials and Cape Cods on meandering streets lined with mature trees predominate, and a number of large, primarily Georgian mansion-style residences may be found toward the rear of the neighborhood near the James River.  Several examples of the designs of the revered architect William Lawrence Bottomley may be found in this neighborhood as well.

Windsor Farms is particularly convenient, as it is within minutes of the interstate and parkway system and boutique shopping in Carytown, the Fan and Museum Districts, and the Shops at Libbie and Grove.  Museums and educational facilities, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the University of Richmond, and Virginia Commonwealth University are readily accessible.  Downtown Richmond is fewer than 10 minutes away via the Downtown Expressway.

Properties in Windsor Farms typically range from a low in the $500,000's to upwards of $5,000,000. Prices in the $600,000-$1,500,000 predominate. Demand for these properties has been particularly high in recent years and supplies low, and multiple offers on newly-listed properties are not uncommon.

Note: The houses pictured are examples of neighborhood architecture only and should not be considered for sale.


Schools

Public Schools:   
Elementary:    
  Mary Munford Elementary
211 Westmoreland Avenue
804-780-6267
Middle:    
  Albert H. Hill Middle School
3400 Patterson Avenue
804-780-6107
High School:    
  Thomas Jefferson High School
4100 West Grace Street
804-780-6028
Private Schools:     
Pre-School
First Presbyterian Pre-School
4602 Cary Street Road
 
 804-358-2857
Reveille Methodist Pre-School
4200 Cary Street Road
 804-359-4600
Elementary:    
  The Stony Point School
3400 Stony Point Road
 
804-272-1341
St. Michaels School
8706 Quaker Lane
804-272-3514
8-12:    
  Trinity Episcopal School
3850 Pittaway Road
804-272-5864
JK-12:    
  The Collegiate Schools
North Mooreland Road
 
804-740-7077
  St. Catherine’s School
6001 Grove Avenue
 
804-288-2804
  St. Christopher’s School
711 St. Christopher's Road
804-282-3185
Parochial Schools:     
St. Bridget’s School
6011 York Road
 
804-288-1994
  St. Gertrude High School
3215 Stuart Avenue
 
804-358-9114
  Benedictine High School
304 North Sheppard Street
804-342-1300