East West Realty was formed in May of 1988 to help prospective homebuyers looking to move to the Smithfield area. East West Realty’s first office was in Gatling Pointe where our agents helped over 500 families purchase new homes in the award winning waterfront community. Over the 15 year period of development at Gatling Pointe, East West Realty also helped several hundred property owners relocate and sell their existing homes or lots. Now East West Realty has offices at 1302 Founders Pointe Trail in Carrollton in the award winning waterfront community, Founders Pointe. East West has also just opened a new realty officeat 5131 River Club Drive, Suite 210 in The Riverfront at Harbour View.
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 nations 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 developers 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.