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East West Communities History

Since 1973, East West Communities has developed over 25 award-winning communities 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 nation’s 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 at Harbour View, the developer’s second master planned 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. Riverwatch is another environmentally sensitive riverfront property bordering the Piankatank River in Gloucester, Virginia – and the newest community, Liberty Ridge in Williamsburg, with its Grand Opening of its first two models in the Spring of 2011, features custom homes for sale on wooded estate-sized homesites.

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