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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

Low Maintenance Community Stafford VA | Embrey Mill | Active Adult
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Cascades at Embrey Mill

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

Introducing the Cascades at Embrey Mill in North Stafford, Virginia. 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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Afton Villas

Fredericksburg, VA
Homes from $389,900 - $460,000

This new Active Adult community is located near historic Fredericksburg, Virginia just a mile off I-95 with close proximity to a wide array of restaurants, shopping and entertainment options. Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, and University of Mary Washington Hospital are also located less than 10 minutes from the community. The new 470,000 square foot state-of-the-art VA hospital, Fredericksburg Health Care Center, is under construction will open in 2024.

Afton Villas offers many wellness and healthy activities: 2 Pickleball courts with monthly complimentary lessons, *1.75 miles of sidewalks for power walking or just strolling with friends & pets, monthly Social Activities to include: Meet Your Neighbors Get Togethers, Book Clubs, Game Nights, Community BBQ’s and much more.

Innovative attached Villa homes feature a 2-car garage, spacious main level owner’s suite, and open kitchen, dining, and great room layout. Upstairs has plenty of room for guests with a large loft area, 2 additional bedrooms, and a full bath. Downstairs, there’s plenty of storage or homebuyers have the ability to add more finished spaces.

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South Harbor Towns

Isle of Wight, VA
Townhomes from the low $300s

Welcome to South Harbor Towns by Ryan Homes – Our newest 55+ community in the Isle of Wight, from the low $300s. We are now scheduling private model tours; visit our website to schedule yours today! Join the VIP list to schedule yours today!

Ideal for the active adult lifestyle, South Harbor Towns is loaded with amenities. Here's just a handful of amenities that are coming to the community:

  • Clubhouse with Indoor & Outdoor Entertaining Areas & Fireplace
  • Resort-style Heated Lap Pool with Waterfall & Fire Features
  • Water Aerobics & Water Volleyball Areas
  • Outdoor Hot Tub & Resort-like Cabanas
  • Miles of Nature Trails & Sidewalks
  • Two Lighted Pickleball Courts, Bocce Ball, Putting Green & Shuffleboard
  • Grandkid's Playground & Dog Park
  • Year-Round Activities & Events
  • Golf Cart Friendly with Reserved Golf Cart Parking at the Clubhouse

The homes will feature first-floor owner's suites, chef-inspired kitchens, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2-car garages, optional covered porches, and flex space options. Plus, one of the best features…it's a maintenance-provided community, meaning we'll handle all the lawn maintenance, landscaping, and upkeep so you don't have to!

This community is located near the historic town of Smithfield, with local shopping, restaurants, military bases, and more! We can’t wait to share more with you! Our team is here to help make this big step an easy one. Visit our website to schedule a private model tour and learn more.

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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.

Free Package includes:

 

  • 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.
  • ideal-LIVING Magazine
    Quarterly print magazine features the best places to retire and/or purchase your ideal second home.
  • ideal-LIVING E-Newsletter
    Receive our digital newsletter, two to three times a month, highlighting communities around the country and abroad.
  • Tickets to ideal-LIVING Live Events
    The ideal-LIVING Resort & Retirement Show has helped retirees and second-home buyers find their ideal community and home for more than 30 years.

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