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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.

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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Amblebrook Gettysburg

Gettysburg, PA
Single Family and Villa Homes from $300K

Amblebrook at Gettysburg is an age-55-and-better community for active adults who want the best at a convenient location in the southern Pennsylvania countryside. If healthy lifestyle amenities and a custom-designed home are priorities for you, check out all that Amblebrook at Gettysburg has to offer.

The Rock Creek Clubhouse and Fitness Center is the hub of Amblebrook community activity with extras like an art studio, a demonstration kitchen and a lifelong-learning center. Complete fitness facilities include tennis/pickleball courts and indoor/outdoor pools, plus studios for yoga, Pilates and more. Best of all for fresh-air lovers, Amblebrook at Gettysburg features a scenic network of walking, jogging, and biking trails, with stops at community parks, fishing ponds and the outdoor amphitheater along the way.

The top-quality Amblebrook homes are all energy-efficient designs from the region’s most respected builders. Lennar’s one- and two-story villas that come with home automation systems, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and more for no additional cost. Elevate Homes has a choice of eight customizable single-family floor plans, each with expansive covered outdoor living areas. The cottage-style residences by Caruso Homes feature flexible single-level living with the option to add a second-floor home office.

The nearby town of Gettysburg offers fine-dining restaurants, boutiques, wineries, cultural events and seasonal festivals. The Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital and associated specialty practices are located in the heart of an area that also includes the hallowed grounds of the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Request more information to discover if Amblebrook at Gettysburg is the right community for your active 55+ lifestyle.

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Gated Community in WV near DC | Shepherds Cove | Potomac River

Shepherds Cove

Shepherdstown, WV
Homes and Lots: $600K - $1M

If your dream is to retire or relocate to a luxurious private estate in the mountains, Shepherds Cove could be your next address.

Located in the Shenandoah Highlands of West Virginia along the upper reaches of the Potomac River, Shepherds Cove is a secluded retreat in a region known for its welcoming towns, seasonal festivals, and historic sites. At the same time, the local station offers daily train service to and from the Washington, DC, and Baltimore areas for business appointments and cultural events.

Every Shepherds Cove homesite is a full five acres in size, and the community is planned for a total of just 20. That’s five acres of your own woodlands, meadows, creeks, peace, and quiet. All of the community utility lines, including high-speed Internet access, are buried for unobstructed views. Luxurious Shepherds Cove residences, from estate-sized mansions to spacious log cabins, are custom crafted by the region’s finest architects and home builders.

Shepherds Cove amenities include a 23-acre common area on the water with boat docks, kayak launches, and private access to 12 miles of navigable river. The community pavilion overlooking the Potomac has an outdoor kitchen, and there are miles of hiking/biking paths within and just beyond the gates. Supermarkets and stores are only a 12-minute drive away, while the immediate area also includes mountain golf courses, wineries, mineral springs, ski resorts, and the Appalachian Trail.

Request more information below, and you’ll discover your perfectly private mountain destination at Shepherds Cove.

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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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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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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.

Just Add Amenities

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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Bayside

Selbyville, DE
Homes, Villas from $400K - $2M

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 | 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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Bay Creek | Best Boating Communities | Ideal-LIVING Magazine

Bay Creek

Cape Charles, VA
Homesites from $80K and homes from $400K

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

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

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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