Best Master Planned Communities in Virginia

Virginia, a state rich in history and natural beauty, is an excellent destination for retirees and families seeking well-planned communities. From the serene Blue Ridge Mountains to the vibrant life near Washington D.C., Virginia offers a variety of master planned communities that cater to different lifestyles and preferences. Explore our curated list of the best master planned communities in Virginia and find your perfect place to call home.

Why Choose a Master Planned Community in Virginia?

Diverse Landscapes

Virginia boasts a range of natural beauty, from the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and rolling hills to vibrant cities like Richmond and Arlington. Each region offers its unique charm, making it easy to find a community that fits your lifestyle.

Favorable Climate

Virginia offers a four-season climate with mild winters and warm summers, making it an ideal location for those who enjoy distinct seasons without extreme temperatures.

Proximity to Major Cities

Living in Virginia means you are just a short drive from major metropolitan areas such as Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Richmond. This proximity provides easy access to world-class cultural, educational, and healthcare facilities.

Rich Cultural Heritage

Virginia is steeped in history, from the colonial era to the present day. Residents can explore historic sites, museums, and cultural festivals that celebrate the state's diverse heritage.

Outdoor Recreation

Virginia offers countless opportunities for outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, and golfing. The state's diverse terrain provides endless possibilities for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Benefits of Living in a Master Planned Community

Master planned communities are designed to provide convenience, comfort, and luxury. These communities often feature a range of amenities such as golf courses, clubhouses, fitness centers, swimming pools, and walking trails. Residents enjoy a lifestyle that promotes social interaction, physical activity, and relaxation. Additionally, master planned communities offer a sense of security with gated entrances and on-site management, ensuring a safe and well-maintained environment.

Enhanced Social Life

Living in a master planned community fosters a strong sense of community. With organized events, clubs, and activities, residents have ample opportunities to make new friends and engage in shared interests.

Convenient Amenities

Everything you need is just a short walk or drive away. From shopping centers and restaurants to healthcare facilities and schools, master planned communities are designed to provide easy access to essential services and recreational activities.

Quality of Life

The combination of beautiful landscapes, well-maintained facilities, and a vibrant community atmosphere contributes to a high quality of life. Whether you enjoy outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or simply relaxing at home, these communities offer the perfect setting for a fulfilling lifestyle.

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Low Maintenance Community Stafford VA | Embrey Mill | Active 55+
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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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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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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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Tributer Bay

Mineral, VA
Homesites starting in the $200s and homes starting in the $600s

Tributer Bay is a master planned private resort community that rests adjacent to Lake Anna, just outside mineral-rich the town of Mineral in Louisa County, Virginia. Overflowing with beauty, charm and leisure activities, Tributer Bay is a mesmerizing lakeside hideaway. Our naturally abundant, mineral rich lands were born from fire and shaped by water, fueling a gold rush that captured the hopes and imaginations of prospectors from far and wide, forever inspiring the character of this magnificent place. A shining beacon on the shores of Lake Anna, the resort community is anchored by a championship golf course that features unique traces of old Virginia mining relics and a modern clubhouse with artisanal dining.

Our convenient location in Central Virginia allows easy access to nearby major cities, historic sites, state parks, and, of course, our beloved Lake Anna. Within, Tributer Bay features the Cutalong Golf Course, ranked top 10 private courses in Virginia by USA Today’s Golf Week. Veteran golf architect Tom Clark has selected special features from the famous British and American golf holes to produce the beautiful and distinctive Cutalong Course on the highlands above Lake Anna, Virginia.

Tributer Bay offers a variety of current and planned amenities for everyone of all ages to enjoy. Beautifully tended grounds, quiet coves, inspiring scenery, and a bustling village set the scene for a laid-back yet lively lifestyle in this hidden gem of the East. With year-round activities, from golfing and boating to hiking and curated excursions, there’s no greater pleasure than to spend a day, a season or a lifetime at Tributer Bay. Residents of Tributer Bay will enjoy a vast array of recreational water sports, including fishing, boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, and swimming. Whether reeling in a fresh catch or taking a sunset cruise, Lake Anna’s cooling waters will offer endless refreshment. With miles of glittering shoreline to explore, there’s no better place to go with the flow.

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

The Governors Land at Two Rivers

Williamsburg, VA
Homes: $600,000- $3.5 million and Lots: $150,000 to $1.5 million

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.

Enjoy membership at Two Rivers Country Club, home to our top-rated Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course, first-class dining, a full calendar of social events and our deepwater, protected Marina.

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 Williamsburg Virginia, consistently awarded as one of the best places to live by USA Today, Southern Living, Travel & Leisure and more!

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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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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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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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