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Top planned communities in the Mid-Atlantic States

Top planned communities in the Mid Atlantic States

You may think that the East Coast is congested, filled with highways, and lacks natural beauty. You’d be wrong. While the development of the Mid-Atlantic’s major cities has certainly changed the region’s cultural landscape, there are still forest-covered mountains, rolling foothills, and sandy beaches to be enjoyed and are some of the best places to live.

The birth of the United States took place in the Mid-Atlantic, and many communities have held on to their historical heritage and revolutionary charm. That’s not to say it’s a sleepy place; diverse cities, major airports, and increased connectivity amongst states make this an ideal spot if you want the best of both worlds.

Embrey Mill

Stafford, VA
New Homes from $400,000 - $500,000+

Introducing the Cascades at Embrey Mill in North Stafford. With a carefree, low-maintenance lifestyle and abundant amenities, this exclusive Active Adult section blossoms in the region’s most exciting community. Strolling on our miles of trails. Playing with Spot in the dog park. Swimming in one of our pools. Dining at our Bistro & Cafe. Picking fresh vegetables and herbs from our com- munity garden. Enjoying how quickly neighbors turn into friends, and your community becomes the family outside your family. Our vibrant community spirit is really what makes living at Embrey Mill so special.

Additional Amenities Include:

• Exclusive 55+ clubhouse and amenities
• Embrey House clubhouse with pool, The Grounds Bistro & Cafe, and fitness center
• Knight Meeting House clubhouse with pool
• 285 acres of open spaces
• 15+ parks and playgrounds
• 10 miles of hiking/biking trails
• Dog parks
• Community garden
• Easy access to I-95, Quantico, and the entire Washington, D.C. metro area

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Amblebrook Gettysburg

Gettysburg, PA
Single Family and Villa Homes from the $300s.

Amblebrook Gettysburg is a resort-style community for those 55 and better. Much more than a community, it’s where small town America meets modern culture. It’s a way of life that incorporates the full spectrum of your well-being, including health and fitness, lifelong learning, social engagement, arts & culture, family connections, and nature’s goodness. Every aspect is interlaced to create an experience where lifestyle has new meaning and people make all the difference. As you approach your next adventure, Amblebrook is a place to imagine more. Discover what’s next in a resort-style environment where local harvests nurture, new possibilities flourish, and well-being thrives.

Amblebrook

Amenities At A Glance:
Grand Ballroom
PreAmble Lounge & Bar
AmbleVin Wine Tasting Room & Wine Lockers
Creek Farm Demonstration Kitchen
Solarium Card Room
Art Studio
Media Center
Game Room (Billiards & Shuffleboard)
Learning Center
On-site Concierge
Parlor

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Shepherds Cove

Shepherdstown, WV
Homes and Lots: $600,000 - $1,000,000

Shepherdstown, convenient to Metropolitan Washington, D.C. nestled in the Shenandoah-Potomac Valley Highlands, was chartered by Colonial Virginia’s General Assembly in 1762. Today it still offers its quaint and unspoiled charm to the sophisticated adventurer with Boutique Shops, Refined Dining and Culture, and a diverse array of Activities and Entertainment.

Gated Community near Washington, DC

Shepherds Cove is a small private community on the edge of the Potomac River of five acre estates located in the shadow of Shepherdstown, designed to provide a few discerning Owners the level and quality lifestyle they seek for themselves and their Families. It is a resort-like community with private access and marina on the river as well as a number of amenities including a pavilion, putting green, country club membership among others.
Also available for your convenience are design, construction, and financial guidance, if you wish. Additional information is on our website, feel free to contact our Owner Representative, Sarah Britt at len@shepcove.com.

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Crossings at Sweetbriar

Lebanon, PA

Style. Location. Value. The Crossings at Sweetbriar 55+ community has it all. Located in tranquil Lebanon, PA, with a vast expanse of scenic farmland to the north, and recreation, shopping, dining, and medical centers just to the south, Sweetbriar offers a relaxing lifestyle for adults 55 and over in a low cost of living area, yet with all the simple conveniences of life nearby.

Residents can enjoy the private community clubhouse with pool, in addition to walking and biking trails which meander through acres of preserved open space.

Combine all of these wonderful features with new home prices that start in the upper $200’s, and you’ll not only love Sweetbriar 55+ community for its location, convenience, and amenities, but for its tremendous value, too.

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Noble's Pond | Delaware 55+ Community | Homes For Sale in DE

Noble’s Pond

Dover, DE
Homes from the high 300s.

Noble’s Pond Delaware 55+ Community

Noble’s Pond is where active adults ages 55+ are having the time of their lives during the prime of their lives. It’s the place Homeowners choose to build their dream homes and be always active. But upon moving to the community, they find that Noble’s Pond is more than a buzzing, amenity-rich lifestyle haven; It’s a community. Each day, community Homeowners – the influencers behind the award- winning Noble’s Pond experience in tax-friendly Delaware – join together to uncover their next adventure. They attend happy hours, plan events and even travel the globe with one another – all with the help of our Lifestyle Director who is passionate about making Homeowners’ aspirations a reality. Noble’s Pond is where you can enjoy your home and your lifestyle, your way.

Amenities Listing:

Award-Winning Lifestyle Director: She plans everything from low-key community get-togethers and
regular outings to international adventures. Your social calendar will be the envy of all your friends.

Clubhouse: The social hub of the community with amenities such as swimming pool with Olympic lap
lane, new fitness center, four bocce courts, tennis courts, putting green, billiards, library, commercial
kitchen, event spaces and more.

Enjoy the outdoors: Community nature trail great for walking and biking, fishing pier with large
picturesque pond, community gardens.

Location: Centrally located for easy traveling. Within a few hours of major hubs like Washington, DC,
Baltimore, Philadelphia.

Give Back Together: Homeowners regularly plan benefits and fundraisers to benefit causes they care
about. So many ways to get involved and make a difference in the local community and beyond.

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Eastman Community Association

Grantham, NH
Homes, Condos: $135,000 - $1,500,000 Lots: $5,000 - $89,000

Eastman Community Association – Four Seasons Paradise

The Eastman Community Association in Grantham, NH is an ideal active-adult and retirement destination. It’s also the perfect place to raise a family. Eastman is a sustainable, intergenerational community in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire.

Ultimately, Eastman is a nature-lover’s haven. Tucked away in the pristine woodlands of New Hampshire’s Upper Connecticut River Valley, the Eastman Community Association encourages an active and connected lifestyle. Residents move to the rhythm of four distinct seasons. And, outdoor adventure is a central theme.

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Eastman is centrally located, but just remote enough. It’s conveniently two hours north of Boston and three hours from Hartford. And, Lake Sunapee, New London, and Lebanon are just minutes away. As a result, residents have ample access to urban amenities. Cultural venues, medical facilities, as well as educational opportunities are all within reach.

New Hampshire’s Grantham Mountain offers a picturesque backdrop to Eastman’s 345-acre lake, and ample hiking trails. So, be sure to pack your boots!

Looking for more? Try 37 miles of cross country trails starting at the Eastman Cross Country Center. In summer, head to one of six beaches, kayak and canoe launches, or to the pool and fitness center year round. Eastman also boasts an 18-hole golf course, har-tru tennis courts and an award-winning restaurant as well.

Condos are available from $125,000 to $270,000. Eastman’s single-family homes range from $130,000 to $1.5 million. (Prices are subject to change.)

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Heritage Shores | Delaware Retirement Communities Golf Community

Heritage Shores

Bridgeville, DE
For Sale Homes from $300K, Rental Homes with Flexible Leasing Options Also Available

The homes at Heritage Shores have been designed to maximize your lifestyle by incorporating the latest technologies that provide ease of maintenance and energy efficiency. There’s something for every taste and budget at Heritage Shores, with flexible main-level living home designs featuring two-car garages and available second levels, lofts and outdoor spaces. With a wealth of available upgrades, there are virtually endless possibilities for personalizing your new home. Plus, Heritage Shores also offers rental opportunities on some of its most popular floorplans, with flexible one- to five-year leases and all amenities included.

Additional amenities include: Full-Time Activities Director, 18 – Hole Arthur Hills Championship Golf Course, State-Of-The-Art Fitness Center, Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools, Tennis, Pickleball and Bocce Ball, Fresh Air Exercise Circuit, Health & Wellness Center, 28,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse, Kayak Launch, On-Site Restaurants, Sugar Beet Market, Woodshop, Aerobics and Dance Studio, Arts and Creative Studio, Billiards and Card Room, Pro Shop, Dog Park, Performance Lawn, Outdoor Chess and Checkers Tables, Shuffleboard, and Many Classes & Clubs.

Call 302.956.6129 for more information or to schedule a visit to our Discovery Center.

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The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay

Millsboro, DE
Homes, Townhomes: $300,000 - $2,000,000

The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay creates a lifestyle full of the activities you’ve been searching for. Come live, dine, relax and play in this one-of-a-kind resort community in Coastal Delaware that combines best-in-class amenities that fit your lifestyle with beautifully designed new homes from the $300s to $3M+

The Peninsula has something for everyone! Our private gated resort community features an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf course, racquet club with tennis and pickle ball, a full service spa, state-of-the-art athletic club, indoor and outdoor pools that include a poolside grill, a signature wave pool, and sand beach. We also have three points of water access to the surrounding bay: the nature and exploration center with a kayak launch, our bay beach, and our floating dock and fishing pier. You’ll live every day like you’re vacationing in a five-star resort at The Peninsula.

Single-family, single -family detached villas and townhomes are available.

Check out what our residents are saying.. http://schellbrothers.com/the-peninsula

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Bayside

Selbyville, DE
Homes, Villas from $400,000 - $2,000,000.

Bayside is an award-winning classic beach resort community developed by the regionally renowned Carl M. Freeman Companies. Tree-lined streets showcase a community of stunning homes – all inspired by the New England coastal towns.

Located just outside Fenwick Island, DE, Bayside is removed but certainly not remote, with the perfect blend of privacy and location.

Our Bayside community is ideally nestled in this quiet resort town with access to all that it has to offer. As one of Delaware’s finest coastal destinations, Fenwick Island is beautifully serene but with plenty to do. Once you’re here, you might notice your cares melting away as the beaches of Fenwick Island call your name.

Whether you see yourself in a townhouse, villa-style duplex or single-family dwelling, there is an ideal Bayside home for you, ranging from cozy to grand. Our selection of designs, by the area’s top builders, offer a selection of varied floor plans and settings to meet your personal taste, budget and lifestyle.

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Fawn Lake

Spotsylvania, VA
Homes: $500,000 - $2,500,000 Lots: $100,000 - $1,250,000

Fawn Lake – Best Places to Live in Virginia

There are places to live in Virginia, and then there are the best places to live in Virginia. Fawn Lake is the latter. An idyllic lakeside living development nine miles west of historic Fredericksburg, VA, Fawn Lake spans 2,350 acres of lush, rolling hills. It features an Audubon Certified wildlife Sanctuary. And, Fawn Lake’s deepwater marina is available to all residents.

Best Lake Living Community in Virginia

In addition to the laid-back, nature-based lake lifestyle, Fawn Lake provides the security offered in a gated community. An Arnold Palmer designed golf course and a private country club are also perks. Fawn Lake is 288 acres deep with over seven miles of shoreline that runs alongside much of the course. Fawn Lake’s lush canopy of trees complement the distinctive homes and home sites within the gates. Lakefront retreats, golf cottages and wooded estate home sites alike add architectural diversity. There’s a uniqueness here that is unparalleled in surrounding Virgina communities. Fawn Lake’s proximity to culture and excitement found in large cities and small towns also adds substantial value.

More to Love at Fawn Lake

Boating, water-skiing, and fishing are among favorite pastimes in this ideal Virginia community. And, nature-lovers have found a piece of heaven here with more than ten miles of hiking and walking trails. Residents have been known to take a midsummer dip after a long hike at the lake beach. The community pool is also a great choice. Clubs, leagues and groups are abundant at Fawn Lake. So, if you’re the social type, you’re in luck. Additionally, schools, top area hospitals and shopping are all easily accessible. A fitness club is on site, and tennis, boating, kayaking, sailing, and a community clubhouse are available to all residents. Fawn Lake offers a wide variety of custom builders to suit your needs. Home prices range from the high $500s to $2.5 million.

It’s not hard to find the best fit at Fawn Lake.

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Bay Creek

Cape Charles, VA
Homesites from the $80s and homes from the $400s

Bay Creek – Your Perfect Day

This is an unprecedented waterfront living experience on Virginia’s Cape. With its ideal location on Virginia’s sought-after Eastern Shore, one of the most environmentally stunning areas in the United States with more than 78,000 acres of preserved parks, Bay Creek is natural sanctuary for premier coastal living.

Boating, birding, crabbing, fishing and paddling along the Chesapeake Bay are a way of life here. There is truly something for everyone on these 1,720 pristine acres: from those passionate about golf and outdoor activities year-round, to those looking to trade city life for the perfect beach town in Cape Charles – recently voted “Prettiest Little Beach Town in Virginia” by Coastal Living. A host of new and updated amenities has been re-imagined with the goal of making Bay Creek the premier coastal community on the East Coast.

Amenities include:

– Private two-mile beach on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay
– Premier, award-winning golf from Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus
– Coach House Tavern
– 10,000 square-foot Bay Creek Life Center featuring weight and cardio areas, exercise studios, a kid’s club and two outdoor pools
– Watersports: sailing, kayaking, canoeing, yachting, windsurfing, water skiing, sport fishing, crabbing and more.
– 350 acre Nature Preserve with scenic trails for walking, jogging, and biking
– Base Camp, a family-focused outdoor adventure area featuring a kayak launch, camping areas, and lifelong learning
– Private gated entrance, staffed 24 hours a day
– New Lighthouse Beach Club (coming soon), to include a Beachside Restaurant, boardwalk and outdoor pool
– Town Harbor Marina (Cape Charles)-with a deepwater channel, within walking distance for homeowners
– Kings Bay Marina – adjacent to Bay Creek, offering a deepwater channel

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Penn National

Fayetteville, PA
Homes from $230K + homesite
Penn National is located within an easy drive to great places like Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and major nothern cities. Enjoy 4 beautiful seasons, tax benefits, and much more.

Birchwood at Brambleton

Ashburn, VA
Condos and homes from $500K
Loudoun County's newest 55+ community, Birchwood at Brambleton, is conveniently located between the Dulles Greenway and Route 50 in Loudoun County, just 45 minutes to downtown Washington, D.C. This community offers an enviable, fresh approach to 55+ modern living. Home styles in Birchwood range from single-families, attached courtyards, bungalows and villas as well as elevator condominiums with 1,000 to over 3,000 square feet.. Private amenities include a Clubhouse with health & wellness Center, indoor/outdoor pools, demonstration kitchen, yoga studio, golf simulator, art studio, theater room, sports courts and more.

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