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Guide to 55+ Communities in Virginia

Retirees and seniors who prefer an active lifestyle may want to consider 55+ communities. With resort amenities such as golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools and social clubs, the biggest problem residents may face is fitting all this fun into the daily schedule. These communities are a great place to make new friends who share your desire to be active and social in retirement

Resort Living

Residents of 55+ living communities enjoy a resort lifestyle every day. Clubhouses with spa and fitness facilities are available for daily use. Onsite restaurants and bars give residents a night on the town without having to leave their neighborhood. 

Houses within these communities provide a mix of comfort and luxury. Generally, these single-family homes can be updated and customized. Newly constructed houses are outfitted with energy-efficient appliances. In some communities, landscaping and lawn care are also included in HOA dues so residents don’t have to spend hours trimming the lawn and shrubs.

Common areas within the neighborhood are also maintained. Residents will find manicured lawns, clean clubhouses, and trimmed pathways.

Safety and Privacy

Entry gates allow only residents and their guests into the neighborhood. There may also be extra security systems or patrolling units that make sure streets are safe.

Active Social Calendars

Holiday parties, themed dinners, golf tournaments, and tennis mixers are just a few events that are often on the calendar. Clubs for special interests, such as gardening and woodworking, are available so like-minded residents can gather and share their love for their hobbies.

Sample Communities to Discover

55+ Townhomes Woodbridge VA | Belmont Bay | Riverside Living

Belmont Bay

Woodbridge, VA
Homes from $619,990 - $629,990.

Belmont Bay is home to Beacon Park Towns, an age-55+ community for retirees and active adults on the Virginia waterfront.

Beacon Park Towns is a community of luxurious three-level townhomes overlooking the Occoquan River. Every residence comes with its own private elevator, providing easy access to the living, entertainment, and storage space in each townhome. The Commodore includes up to four bedrooms and 3.5 baths in a spacious floor plan of nearly 3,000 square feet, and the Galleon model comes with three or four bedrooms with up to five full baths. Both low-maintenance townhome designs feature two-car garages.

Belmont Bay residents have access to social and recreational amenities that are designed for active adults. The Belmont Bay Harbor Marina offers complete boating services that includes convenient anchorage for watercraft of all sizes, plus kayak and paddleboard launches. The surrounding Marina District features neighborhood shops and restaurants, a waterfront boardwalk, and a village green for live music performances and special events.

Developed by regional experts Miller & Smith and located in Virginia’s Prince Georges County, Belmont Bay is just a short drive from the Quantico Marine Corps Base and the growing town of Woodbridge. Also nearby are great hiking trails in several state parks and the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Request more information below and discover your new Virginia destination at Belmont Bay and Beacon Park Towns.

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55+ Agri-community | Community Garden Farm | Chickahominy Falls

Chickahominy Falls

Glen Allen, VA
Carriage Homes and Villa Homes from $350K

Virginia’s 2020 Community of the Year! Situated on 180 acres hugging the Chickahominy River, Chickahominy Falls is redefining 55+ communities through a commitment to healthy living and special amenities that balance play with purpose. Chickahominy Falls is the first agri-community in Greater Richmond, Virginia and the first agri-community solely focusing on active adults in the nation.

This 400 home community combines over 73 acres of farmland, wooded preserves and green spaces to keep its rural feeling. The heart and soul of the community is Woodside Farms, a 10-acre, four-season, professionally managed farm that produces a curated mix of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers selected for their health and wellness benefits for active adults. Other signature amenities include The Barn, which carries on the farm theme with traditional red-siding, tin-roof, handcrafted barn doors, and covered porches. This welcome center and event space is the educational and social center of the community. Demonstration kitchen hosts neighborhood socials, harvest festivals and chef-led cooking classes. A 5-star Clubhouse complex consisting of main clubhouse, fitness building, resort style pool, porches, outdoor fire pits, and event lawns all with postcard views of a beautifully landscaped fishing pond. Other amenities include miles of walking trails and outdoor fitness stations, all to keep you active and healthy!

Chickahominy Falls, a community connected to a working farm where every home, community feature and amenity is designed to foster healthier, happier living. A place where healthy living comes naturally, friendships come easily, and good times roll all year long.

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Birchwood at Brambleton | 55 Plus Community in Northern Virginia | 55+

Birchwood at Brambleton

Brambleton, VA

Located in award-winning Brambleton, in the heart of Loudoun County, Virginia and just 30 miles from Washington, DC, Birchwood has become the best-selling active adult community around. Buyers have fallen in love with this new walkable community where everything you want is right at your fingertips including an amazing 20,000 square foot clubhouse with indoor and outdoor pools, open spaces, trails, shopping and dining. And Birchwood is within easy access to the new Metro rail extension, Dulles International Airport and dozens of wineries, breweries and historic sites. Another reason to love Birchwood is that Virginia is ranked 3rd for lowest real estate taxes of all east coast states. Plan your visit today, move in this year! ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH?

BIRCHWOOD AMENITIES
Birchwood is intentionally different, better, refreshed. at the center of it all is a magnificent 20,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, designed to inspire. party space, private space, cocktail sports and hard charging activities, it’s all here, yet unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. The clubhouse includes indoor & outdoor pools, demonstration kitchen, indoor & outdoor bars, theatre & game rooms, health & wellness center, art studio, golf simulator, social gathering spaces, pickleball & bocce courts, fishing pier with catch and release fishing, and outdoor fitness stations. Add our beautiful outdoor spaces featuring biking/walking trails, picnic/lawn area, greenhouse & garden area and nature stations and you’ve got the makings of someplace very special.

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