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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Fawn Lake | Virginia Retirement Communities | VA Gated Communities

Fawn Lake

Spotsylvania, VA
Homes: 500K - 2.5M Lots: $100K - $1.250M

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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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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The Governors Land at Two Rivers | Virginia Golf Community | Retire VA

The Governors Land at Two Rivers

Williamsburg, VA
Homes: $400K - $3M Lots: $85K - $1.5M

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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Tundidor Wealth & Investment Group

Arlington, VA

Welcome to Tundidor Wealth and Investment Group, an office of Cetera Financial Advisors. We are a full-service Independent Financial Planning practice focusing on Retirement, Investment Management, Income Spend-Down Strategies, Wealth Management, Tax Planning, and Estate Planning through our open architecture and unbiased approach. We give our clients the familiarity of a large national brand while providing the flexibility and intimacy of a local boutique firm. Our mission is to help clients grow and protect their wealth while having a one-on-one long-term relationship through retirement and the passing of any assets to future generations. We focus on pre-retirees/retirees, high net worth investors, and business owners.

Three Locations!

1800 John F Kennedy Blvd
Suite 300 Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 399-9389
Fax: (267) 238-3801
  1100 N. Glebe Road Suite 1010
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (215) 399-9389
Fax: (267) 238-3801
   
991 US Highway 22 Suite 200-210
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: (215) 399-9389
Fax: (267) 238-3801

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Master Planned Community New Kent VA | Groves at New Kent

Groves at New Kent

New Kent, VA
Main-Level Living Homes from the Mid $200K - Upper $300K

Welcome to Groves at New Kent master-planned community! If you’ve been dreaming of effortless living with a first-floor owner’s suite, low-maintenance lifestyle, and million-dollar amenities, you’ll be excited to hear that Groves at New Kent offers just that and more!

With three different lines of homes to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect fit. Townhomes from the mid $200s, ranch homes from the low $300s, and estate homes from the upper $300s.

Being a part of this community also offers a ton of perks. With an expansive amenity package, you will never run out of things to do and ways to stay active. Featuring a clubhouse, zero-entry pool, pickleball and bocce ball courts, walking trails and so much more!

The Groves at New Kent is the prime of location. Located just one mile to I-64, making it an easy drive to and from both Richmond and Williamsburg. You’ll also be happy to know there’s plenty of local dining and everyday conveniences close by. The new VCU Emergency Health Center is even centrally located to the community, as well as endless recreational activities.

Stop the search for a new home! Take the first step to buying at the Groves at New Kent.

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Birchwood at Brambleton

Brambleton, VA

OVERVIEW

Sophisticated, brimming with action, and surrounded in tranquility, Birchwood at Brambleton lets 55+ active adults rekindle their youthful spark.
Located near the cultural metropolis of D.C., Dulles Airport, and the upscale offerings in the award-winning community of Brambleton, this Loudoun County community says Life Refreshes at 55. Empty nesters, entertaining mavens, and everyone in between will find the perfect home to suit their lifestyle.

ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY

The best of Birchwood at Brambleton is the amazing 20,000-square-foot Clubhouse- the center of attention. From yoga classes, and game nights, to hanging out at the sports bar or at the indoor/outdoor pools, homeowners will be met by unbeatable views, stunning interior design, and even better times ahead. There’s pickleball and bocce too. Whether they’re packing a picnic, exploring wooded trails, or relaxing on the dock at Stream Valley Trail Park, the natural beauty surrounding Birchwood at Brambleton will remind residents there’s no better time than the present to start writing the next chapter.
Choose from award-winning builders like Van Metre, Miller and Smith and Knutson, who are all busy putting the finishing touches on new single-family homes, townhomes, and condominium designs.

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Bay Creek

Cape Charles, VA
Homesites from the $100s

Located along the sparkling waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Bay Creek is a community where coastal living is defined by a deep appreciation of family, nature, and authentic shore experiences. Set upon 1,720 lush acres along the Chesapeake Bay, our community is a natural wonderland, enhanced with exceptional amenities and rich experiences. Distinctly designed homes and neighborhoods are set among hundreds of acres of lush nature preserves, waterways, and interconnected trails—the welcoming backdrop for your family’s next great adventure.

Bay Creek is the first golf resort in the country to feature Signature courses from two of the top names in golf: Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Both of these award-winning courses enhance the natural beauty of the land, employing acres of dunes, mature trees, and well-protected greens to create a challenging course for all skill levels. And with holes on the Chesapeake Bay and along Old Plantation Creek, it’s no wonder The Wall Street Journal ranks them among the “Top 100 Residential Golf Courses in the United States.”

This is coastal living at its most satisfying. A lifetime of memories will begin the moment you make this place home. ‘Home’ at Bay Creek is both varied and distinct. Ten exceptional neighborhoods each with unique character, offer homesites of varying views and sizes, elegant single-family homes, colorful cottages, townhomes, and large, scenic estates. So no matter what your perfect fit is, it’s easy to find yourself completely at home at Bay Creek. The best way to discover this incredible lifestyle, the charm of Cape Charles, and the magic of living on Virginia’s Cape is to experience it for yourself. Contact us to schedule your own Personal Real Estate Discovery Visit with a three-day, two-night getaway to Bay Creek.

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Low Maintenance Community Stafford VA | Embrey Mill | Active Adult

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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Golf Community near Charlottesville VA | Spring Creek | Low Taxes

Spring Creek

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

Located in the rolling countryside of northern Virginia, Spring Creek offers exceptional home choices and amenities for retirees, families, and those working from home.

The lifestyle amenities truly set this 960-acre community apart. The Spring Creek Golf Club is home to an award-winning championship course and Tavern on the Green restaurant and pub. In addition, the 9,500-square-foot Sports Club & Fitness Center at Spring Creek features cardio and aerobic workout equipment, tennis/pickleball courts, and a 25-meter pool, as well as a wading pool and playground for the kids. There’s also a catering kitchen, plus meeting space and banquet rooms for up to 150 guests. Walking trails meander throughout the property and a year-round calendar of social activities keeps everyone involved in community life.

A variety of Spring Creek homesites are available that include pond, woodland, and fairway views. Three of Virginia’s top builders—Stanley Martin Homes, Evergreen Home Builders, and Greenwood Homes—offer innovative designs in spacious townhouses and custom single-family homes with main-level master suites.

Just outside the community’s gates is the Spring Creek Business Park, where you’ll find two medical centers with doctor’s offices, dental clinics, and physical therapy facilities. Also right in the neighborhood are grocery markets, retail stores, and restaurants. Historic downtown Charlottesville and the University of Virginia campus are just a 15-minute drive away in an inviting region filled with historic sites, state parks, gardens, and wineries.

Request more information below about Spring Creek, and you’ll discover a great Virginia community that has it all in an ideal location.

Spring Creek

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