Our Story

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 in 1990. The company is nationally known for innovative land planning, an unwavering commitment to the environment, and communities offering year-round, resort-style living.