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Guide to Gated Communities in Virginia

When it comes to privacy, security, and a close-knit neighborhood, gated communities are unmatched. With over 25,000 gated communities in the United States alone, there’s a perfect location for everyone.

Privacy and Security

Peace of mind is the top priority of these communities. Gated entrances, private roads, and security systems keep neighborhoods safe year-round. Many places even have security personnel that patrols the streets. 

Social activities

Being part of an exclusive community means that neighbors get to know each other well. Onsite amenities, such as clubhouses and pools, foster these close relationships. Staff members also organize themed dinners, holiday events, and special interest groups.

Top-Notch Amenities

Gated communities offer updated facilities. Pools, fitness rooms, and tennis courts are generally found onsite. Those who have particular interests such as golf or sailing can find gated communities that cater specifically to those activities.

Family-Friendly Environment

Gated communities are diverse—they are a sanctuary to young families and empty-nesters alike. From playgrounds to lounges, these communities offer amenities to entertain residents of any age. 

Further, these amenities add value to the neighborhood, which benefit homeowners in these communities.

Sample Communities to Discover

Spring Creek

Zion Crossroads, VA
Explore villas from the low $300's, single-family homes from the mid $300's, and custom homes from the mid $400's.

Live More for Less at Spring Creek

Nestled among the rolling hills of northern Virginia, Spring Creek is a gated golf community with easy access to both Charlottesville and Richmond. Whether your priorities are privacy and security, amenities and activities, or great homes at a great price, Spring Creek has everything you’re looking for and more!

Our 960-acre community offers a range of home styles by two esteemed builders: Stanley Martin Homes and Evergreen Homebuilders. Choose from low-maintenance villas, master-on-main single-family-homes, or spacious custom homes – all thoughtfully developed to simplify your life so you can settle in and enjoy.

And because Spring Creek is located in the highly affordable Louisa County, homeowners here benefit from lower county taxes and lower price points for land and homes. That means your home budget goes further at Spring Creek, so you can Live More for Less.

Did we mention championship golf? Spring Creek offers the best course in the area and the top residential course in the state. Enjoy everyday play on an incredible course at a great value plus a fully stocked pro shop and Tavern on the Green restaurant and pub.

But the ways to play don’t stop at golf; Spring Creek offers a range of amenities, including a pool and fitness center, tennis, bocce, basketball, walking trails, creeks, ponds, and more. Plus, our robust activities and events calendar is well supported by our diverse and vibrant community members.

One of the benefits of living at Spring Creek is easy access to everyday conveniences in our neighboring business park, which includes medical facilities, dental offices, physical therapy, a hotel, and restaurants. Directly across the street from Spring Creek Business Park, you’ll also find home improvement stores, grocery, auto service, fast food, and other retail. At Spring Creek, everything you’re looking for and more are right next door!

Spring Creek

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Bay Creek

Cape Charles, VA
Homesites from the $80s and homes from the $400s

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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Fawn Lake

Spotsylvania, VA
Homes: $500,000 - $2,500,000 Lots: $100,000 - $1,250,000

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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