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Top planned communities in the Mid-Atlantic States

Top planned communities in the Mid Atlantic States

Looking for a four-season climate, a halfway point between the warmth and charms of the South and the cool breezes and cities of New England, and a place to call home? Mid-Atlantic states have you covered. While these states are often perceived as congested or just miles of highway, there’s a real beauty to see if you get off the main roads. The serene beaches and mountains of this area create perfect spaces to settle down without having to settle. And, cities like Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Wilmington are short drives away for museums, entertainment, restaurants, and shopping. You truly get the best of both worlds in the Mid-Atlantic.

Low Maintenance Community Stafford VA | Embrey Mill | Active Adult

Embrey Mill

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

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 community 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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Crossings at Sweetbriar | Pennsylvania Real Estate | Landmark Homes

Crossings at Sweetbriar

Lebanon, PA
Homes from 300K

Retirees and other active adults who want a relaxing lifestyle in a perfect location are discovering Pennsylvania’s Crossings at Sweetbriar.

Developed by Landmark Homes, the regional leader in creating upscale age-55+ communities like The Crossings at Sweetbriar, residents have a choice of both one- and two-story designs with open floor plans. Customizable options and special features make each residence unique, and the area’s low cost of living and property taxes add to the value of every home.

The Crossings at Sweetbriar residents have their own private community clubhouse for meetings and special events, plus walking and biking trails through more than 20 acres of preserved open space. But Sweetbriar’s most desirable amenity maybe its tranquil location in the rolling farmlands of central Pennsylvania. Historic sites and seasonal farmer’s market make every day trip an adventure. The nearby town of Lebanon features fine and casual dining restaurants, retail stores, antique shops, and cultural centers like the Gretna Theatre. The Iron Valley Golf Course tops the list of local outdoor-recreation venues, while the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital and the Lebanon VA Medical Center offer top-rated health care services. Just a short drive to the southwest is the state capital of Harrisburg, the regional center of commerce and culture.

Request more information below to get all the details. The active-adult lifestyle at a great location offered by The Crossings at Sweetbriar may be just what you’re looking for.

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Active Adult Retirement Grantham NH | Eastman Community Association

Eastman Community Association

Grantham, NH
Homes, Condos: $135K - $1.5M Lots: $5K - $89K

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: $300K - $2M

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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Bay Creek

Cape Charles, VA
Homesites from $90K and homes from $400K

Located along the sparkling waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Bay Creek is a community where coastal living is defined by a deep appreciation of family, nature and authentic shore experiences. Set upon 1,720 lush acres along the Chesapeake Bay, our community is a natural wonderland, enhanced with exceptional amenities and rich experiences.  Distinctly designed homes and neighborhoods are set among hundreds of acres of lush nature preserves, waterways and interconnected trails—the welcoming backdrop for your family’s next great adventure.

Bay Creek is the first golf resort in the country to feature Signature courses from two of the top names in golf:  Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Both of these award-winning courses enhance the natural beauty of the land, employing acres of dunes, mature trees and well-protected greens to create a challenging course for all skill levels. And with holes on the Chesapeake Bay and along Old Plantation Creek, it’s no wonder The Wall Street Journal ranks them among the “Top 100 Residential Golf Courses in the United States.”

This is coastal living at its most satisfying. A lifetime of memories will begin the moment you make this place home.  ‘Home’ at Bay Creek is both varied and distinct. Ten exceptional neighborhoods each with unique character, offer homesites of varying views and sizes, elegant single-family homes, colorful cottages, townhomes and large, scenic estates.  So no matter what your perfect fit is, it’s easy to find yourself completely at home at Bay Creek.

The best way to discover this incredible lifestyle, the charm of Cape Charles and the magic of living on Virginia’s Cape is to experience it for yourself.  Contact us to schedule your own Personal Real Estate Discovery Visit with a three-day, two-night getaway to Bay Creek. 

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Fawn Lake | Virginia Retirement Communities | VA Gated Communities

Fawn Lake

Spotsylvania, VA
Homes: 500K - 2.5M Lots: $100K - $1.250M

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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Penn National

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.
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The Governors Land at Two Rivers

Williamsburg, VA
Homes: $400,000 - $3,000,000 | Lots: $85,000 - $1,500,000
Enticing amenities like our marina, tennis courts, pools, beach and walking trails make us much more than a golf community. Celebrating 25 years of distinctive living, youll find that The Governors Land at Two Rivers offers an active lifestyle for all ages since our diverse community is one-third families with children, one-third working couples and one-third retirees.
Greenbrier - America's Resort

Greenbrier - America's Resort

White Sulphur Springs, WV
Located amid the breathtaking mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort that has been welcoming guests from around the world since 1778. The natural mineral springs that drew our first guests over 235 years ago continue to lure visitors to our 11,000 acre luxury retreat today. With a guest list that includes 28 of our country’s 45 Presidents, America’s Resort has long been a favorite destination of royalty, celebrities and business leaders. Today, The Greenbrier invites a new generation to come out and play.
The Woodlands

The Woodlands

Urbana, MD
Condos and homes from $500K
Introducing The Woodlands of Urbana, a unique opportunity for main-level living in an amenity rich setting where every day is simply extraordinary. With a home so perfect, you may never want to leave. But there’s much to explore at The Woodlands of Urbana. Life at The Woodlands of Urbana is the perfect blend of serenity and convenience. Nestled amidst mature trees and nature preserves, you'll be within just moments of Frederick County's best shopping, dining and amenities - not to mention the boutiques of historic downtown Frederick!
Governors

Governors

Ashburn, VA
homes from $700K
Governors is the only Schell Brothers’ community East of Route 1 so you will never fight the summer traffic to get to the beach. At Governors, you really can have it all! Enjoy a quick and scenic commute to downtown Lewes on bike or by foot to explore all this charming town has to offer from award-winning, locally-owned eateries to quaint shops and antique stores. Don’t feel like going out? Stay close to home and enjoy drinks with family and neighbors at Governor's one-of-a-kind amenity!
Courtland Park

Courtland Park

Mechanicsburg, PA
homes from $340K
Cortland Park, a 55+ community in Mechanicsburg’s prestigious Winding Hills, is Landmark Homes’ newest upcoming addition to the neighborhood. Set among 380 acres of scenic Cumberland Valley countryside, Winding Hills offers an experience unlike any other: a resort-like community comprised of distinct homes, surrounded by nature, but minutes from the area’s best in dining, shopping and recreation.

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