Let the serenity of country living and the convenience of eastern Goochland County capture your heart in Breeze Hill subdivision. This brand-new development is located in just off of Fairground Road in the Maidens area of Goochland, Virginia. Breeze Hill is built upon land that was farmed from the mid-1800s until 2006 and contains a total of 650 acres of land. While the land is expansive, it is zoned as a rural preservation community, which means that at least 50 percent of the land must remain vacant for all of time. Breeze Hill has set aside 350 acres of gorgeous Goochland countryside for the purpose of preservation. Some of this terrain is to remain farm land, while the rest is to be dedicated as open common area for the use of Breeze Hill’s residents.
Rolling hills, multiple lakes and century-old trees give Breeze Hill a unique feel that draws in home buyers from all across Goochland and Henrico Counties. In fact, because the untouched land is visible from both Fairgrounds Road and the entrance of the subdivision, the rural landscape looks much the same as it has for centuries. Upon traveling back into the subdivision, there are a total of 121 home sites split between various sections. This allows for a great variety of residents within Breeze Hill, but prevents the neighborhood from losing its close-knit, homey feeling. Each tract of land within the development measures 2 to 3 acres in size – large, yet easily manageable – and gives each homeowner their own little slice of the county. Another major perk for residents, the multi-acre home sites, place homes at a comfortable distance apart and gives each homeowner plenty of privacy.
Construction began on this subdivision in the year 2015 and three of the region’s notable builders are contributing to this project, including Johnson Construction Co., Krickovic & Ziegler LLC and Steve Thompson Builder LLC. From each builder, there are a variety of home styles to choose from, with craftsman, traditional, Cape Cod, transitional and cottage-style homes dominating the neighborhood. There is a great mixture of one- and two-story homes throughout Breeze Hill, and the restrictions for the neighborhood state that they must have a minimum of 2,500 and 2,800 square feet, respectively. Low-maintenance exteriors featuring stone, brick and siding facades give the look of luxury without all of the upkeep.
There are no cookie cutter homes in Breeze Hill, residents benefit from custom construction designs in each and every home. While there are several designs to choose from, homeowners have any number of upgrades and options available to them to make their home one of a kind. This being said, the vast majority of the homes are designed with first-floor master suites, gourmet kitchens and gorgeous high-end finishes. The houses in this community begin in the mid $500,000 range and continue up through $700,000.
Rural Living at its Best
Making a home in Breeze Hill means that the beauty of nature is never too far from home. Soaring native hardwoods fill the landscape, and dense wooded areas make the perfect retreat from everyday life. The neighborhood features miles of well-maintained trails that run through the forest. These pathways are wide enough to accommodate horseback riders, as well as nature walkers and joggers. A glimpse through the tree tops provides a look at Goochland’s brilliant blue skies, and looking around lets residents see the area’s wildlife in its natural habitat. With 350 acres being a wildlife preserve, it would not unusual to see deer, turkey, quail, rabbit and other small- and large-game on any given day.
If it is water you seek, there are three lakes within Breeze Hill. The largest lake within the subdivision measures over 6 acres in size and features a beautiful common area for residents to enjoy. It is here that residents have access to a lakeside pavilion, which is complete with a fireplace, seating and plenty of space for friends to gather. All of the lakes are stocked with local species of fish, and homeowners are welcome to cast a line from their lots or from the common areas, if so desired.
With the size of each individual lot, residents have ample space for gardening, recreation or even swimming pools if they so desire. The expansive common areas give the community’s residents even more space to enjoy at their will. Best of all, all of the shared spaces within Breeze Hill are meticulously maintained to preserve the classy look of the subdivision without compromising the natural feel. All of these elements combine with the quiet serenity of the surrounding farmlands to make Breeze Hill an idyllic rural retreat.
Parks and Recreation
The situation of Breeze Hill puts any number of amenities and conveniences within a 10 to 15-minute drive. One of the best things this region has to offer, though, is its opportunities for outdoor recreation. Just a short drive from Breeze Hill is Maidens Landing a very popular spot for fishing, boating, and swimming on the James River. Many of the local residents enjoy the 13 mile float down the river from Maidens to Watkins landing. Bring a canoe or just a tube and let the river do the work.
There are numerous parks throughout Goochland County to choose from, including the Goochland Sports Complex off of Sandy Hook Lane, Hidden Rock Park on Hidden Rock Lane and Tucker Park, which is right off of Maidens Loop. Tucker Park is one of the most unique offerings, with its performance stage and historical markers found throughout the park. This is truly a park that one must explore to get the most out of.
Organized sports opportunities abound for the county’s children, adults and seniors. Some of the more popular offerings include basketball, volleyball, pickleball and baseball. Those residents that desire sports through an organization other than Goochland’s parks and recreation department have access to the area’s new YMCA and its unique programs, sports and educational offerings. There is something for every resident to enjoy.