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More Than Three Decades of Innovation and Achievement

Our Story

Forty-five years ago, East West Communities pioneered the concept of a master planned community with Brandermill, located just outside of Richmond, Virginia. Situated on a 1,700-acre lake, Brandermill was one of the first financially successful planned communities to combine homes with offices, schools, churches, shopping, and a collection of recreational opportunities. Brandermill is an undisputed success. In 1977, East West Communities received the first of many national accolades when Brandermill was named “The Best Planned Community in America” by the National Association of Home Builders. The Woodlake and Hallsley communities in Richmond have since been recognized for being the “Best Community In America”. Today, East West is the only developer in the country that has EVER won three “Best Communities in America” awards!

With each new community since, we continue to build on our heritage of innovation and achievement. East West’s imaginative amenities, like Garden Golf™, FunHouses™, children’s water parks, Tom Sawyer Island playgrounds, skating rinks, bike tunnels, and waterfront amphitheaters, continue to attract new home buyers, and sustain East West Communities’ leadership in the highly competitive real estate development industry.

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