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Best Places to Live & Retire in Virginia

Ideal-Living offers a free comprehensive service that begins with helping you find your Ideal Lifestyle. Until you know how you want to live, you can’t know where you want to live. We offer a wide array of tools to help you get answers to the questions that are keeping you from moving to your ideal destination. That includes finding the best place to retire in Virginia.

Find the best retirement communities in Virginia. This includes gated communities, coastal/beach communities, mountain communities, and, of course, golf communities. We can help you gain all this information as well as talk with representatives from the top retirement and resort communities in Virginia.

These communities are in some of the best locations within the beautiful state. Would you like to retire to Williamsburg or live along the beautiful waters of the Chesapeake Bay? Maybe you prefer the liveliness of Richmond or near the Washington D.C. area?

From its ocean coastline to its western mountains, Virginia offers a rare combination of beaches, gorgeous small town, urban centers and serene mountain living. It is also offers many tax benefits for retirees and seniors. The tax benefits of living in Virginia include:

No inheritance or estate tax

No tax on social security benefits

Retirement income exempt up to $12,000 per person, per year

Prescription & non-prescription drugs are exempt from state sales tax

 

Our free Digital Retirement Guide, Ideal-Living Magazine and e-Newsletter offer an abundance of information on which states, towns and cities are the best for retirees, vacationers and second-home buyers. If you are looking to retire or relocate to any of the picturesque spots within the state, you’ll find the information you need from Ideal-Living. Our Digital Ideal-Living Magazine includes numerous articles such as the top travel destinations, tips on selling your home, and how to make the most of your retirement.

Virginia offers unmatched historic destinations that rest at the core of the American legacy. Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Yorktown are three of Virginia’s most popular destinations, but Virginia offers so much more. Come discover breathtaking mountains, pristine beaches, rich cultural experiences, charming small towns, award-winning wineries and world class accommodations.

The ideal-LIVING Relocation Package is perfect for those people just starting their search, or who have already chosen an area and are ready to narrow their choices.

Sample Communities to Discover

55+ Community in Lansdowne VA | Cadence at Lansdowne | Brookfield

Cadence at Lansdowne

Lansdowne, VA
Villa Homes from $600K

At Cadence at Lansdowne, you’ll discover a new spacious and stylish villa home from a trusted builder and an amenity-rich 55+ lifestyle in the well-established Lansdowne area. Enjoy a close-knit community nestled within a bustling urban hub close to everything you want and need without leaving Northern Virginia. A low-maintenance lifestyle leaves plenty of time to enjoy all the attractions that make Lansdowne a golf, retail, and resort destination. And you’ll be close to family, friends and everything you know and love!

Brookfield Residential delivers the latest style trends and innovative home design elements you desire most. Floorplans have been designed to maximize your lifestyle, easy single-level living, and a low-maintenance lifestyle. Our experienced team will guide you through the personalization process that’s included in every Brookfield Residential home. Our Empower collection of innovative features will enhance each step of your new home experience.

Amenities at Candence at Lansdowne include a dog park, walking trails, picnic and grilling pavilion, pickleball and multi-sport court, and community amphitheater.

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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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55+ Townhomes Woodbridge VA | Belmont Bay | Riverside Living

Belmont Bay

Woodbrige, VA
Homes from $604,990 - $614,990

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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Finding and choosing the right active adult community can be a daunting task. This is where ideal-LIVING can help. Sign up below to receive our complimentary relocation package, which offers tips on how to find a community that suits your needs. In this guide, you’ll discover the top active adult communities in Virginia, as well as what you can do to get started. Sign up for this free package to take the first step in your exciting journey.

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  • ideal-LIVING Relocation Guide
    The ultimate guide to find your ideal destination, life and home. This annual guide contains more than 15 state maps, a location-based cost of living and climate comparison chart and discovery travel packages.
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    Quarterly print magazine features the best places to retire and/or purchase your ideal second home.
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    Receive our digital newsletter, two to three times a month, highlighting communities around the country and abroad.
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