Learn About Virginia’s Best Communities

Love the city? Live for the peace and serenity of nature? Virginia is the best of both your worlds. The mountains offer a natural oasis, while the nation’s capital city sits nearby within reach. With a unique combination like this, there are so many great reasons why people love living in Virginia.

Why move to Virginia?

Virginia is a diverse state with great weather, low taxes, and close proximity to big city life. You can relax amongst nature and explore museums the next day. The pace of living in Virginia allows anyone to get a piece of the life they love—if you’re with your family, there’s plenty for kids to do as they grow, while if you’re retiring, you can slow down and enjoy a pace that’s easy and peaceful.

What are the benefits of living in Virginia?

There are ample benefits of Virginia living. Nature nerd? You got it—head to the national parks. City slicker? Spend a day in D.C. History buff? Explore forts and monuments that tell the tale of our country’s past. Read on to learn why people enjoy Virginia life.

 

    • City life nearby: You can live in Reston or Arlington, Virginia and get all the benefits of a city without having to be in the bustle day after day. Pop on a train into D.C. to experience shopping, fine dining, diverse culture, museums, and much more. Then retreat back to a calm life where you can relax.
    • The perfect assortment of seasons: If you like a brisk winter morning and a warm summer day, Virginia is perfect for you. You get to experience the best of all seasons without overly-freezing cold weather or sizzling-hot summer afternoons.
  • Low taxes: Virginia is known for affordable living, real estate prices within reach, and low taxes that make it an easy choice for retirement.
  • Activities: No matter what you love to do, you can find it in Virginia. You’ll find many here live an active and healthy lifestyle—with universities peppered across the state and national parks from Shenandoah to Great Falls, you’re never strapped for a weekend adventure with breathtaking views that make you want to get up and explore.

Ready to move to Virginia?

Does Virginia suit you? Let’s take a look at the communities you could call home. Take your time exploring the options for Virginia communities below. The options are ready, and all you need to do is choose your favorites.

When you see some Virginia communities that stand out to you, use the information request form to contact a local representative from each. You can ask questions about the community, chat with a local Virginian, and get a feel for the lifestyle in the state. You can even get into the specifics like health care options, the best food nearby, and the general atmosphere of the destination.

If you’re in the market for a certain spot, try using the filtering options on the left to narrow down your options and find the senior living community that’s perfect for you.

 

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The Retreat at Poland Hill

Chantilly, VA
Single-family Homes and Villas from the mid $500s.

When you choose a home, you also choose a community. At The Retreat at Poland Hill you have the opportunity to live close to the one’s you love. Poland Hill and The Retreat at Poland Hill offer homes that fit the needs of each family member in a unique master planned community where you can live just steps from friends and family of all ages.

The Retreat at Poland Hill is centrally located in Loudoun County just off Route 50 in Chantilly, VA. This new neighborhood offers single family homes and villas for active adults 55 and older. At The Retreat at Poland Hill you will have quick access to dining, shopping and entertainment, as well as the convenience of living close to family, where you can spend more time with those that matter most!

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Embrey Mill

Stafford, VA
New Homes from $400,000 - $500,000+

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 com- munity 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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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!

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

Chickahominy Falls

Glen Allen, VA
Carriage Homes and Villa Homes from the $350's

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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The Governors Land at Two Rivers | Viginia Golf Community | VA Retirement

The Governors Land at Two Rivers

Williamsburg, VA
Homes: $400,000 - $3,000,000 Lots: $85,000 - $1,500,000

Beautifully built on 1,400+ acres nestled between the majestic James and Chickahominy Rivers, The Governor’s Land at Two Rivers is a private, member-owned country club community of distinction where new neighbors become family and peace of mind is a priority. Discover an immediate sense of serenity in our pleasantly spacious, hidden gem of a neighborhood that embodies the charm of Williamsburg, Virginia and features first-class amenities, including our deep-water marina, private beach, and our top-rated Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. The Governor’s Land at Two Rivers is a natural haven where our diverse community of families and retirees have discovered an undeniable allure and wish to preserve our place of beauty and tranquility. Easily access the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown and the College of William & Mary.

Schedule your Discovery Visit and experience our lively, welcoming, one-of-a-kind community in the “South’s Best Small Town” of 2020. After all, The Governor’s Land at Two Rivers is where you belong.

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Cadence at Lansdowne

Lansdowne, VA
Villa Homes from the $600's.

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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Belmont Bay

Belmont Bay

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

While everything flows at a more relaxed pace when you live steps from the Occoquan River, Beacon Park Towns by Miller & Smith will bring new energy and excitement to Belmont Bay. Introducing a brand new collection of townhomes designed to elevate your lifestyle in Prince William County’s premier riverside community. Decorated models coming this summer!

Whether you choose The Commodore or The Galleon model, our Elevator Townhomes for 55-year old and forward Active Adults offer Lock & Leave convenience in the ultimate Stick Around & Lounge riverside setting. Thanks to your own private elevator, you can enjoy the ease of single-level living in a luxury 3-level townhome with all the living, entertaining, and storage space you need. Plus access to fabulous social and recreation amenities tailored exclusively for 55+ homebuyers at Belmont Bay.

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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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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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The best way to know if a place is right for you is to, well, go visit! When you’ve selected your Virginia communities, inquire about a tour. You can get to know the neighborhood, meet some locals, ask questions, and truly picture yourself living the lifestyle. It’ll be an easy choice—once you know, you know—and Virginia in real life won’t disappoint.

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