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Kristina Gaddy writes about the Mid-Atlantic region for 55places.com, contributing stories about active adult communities and trends in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. Kristina has an...
Kristina Gaddy writes about the Mid-Atlantic region for 55places.com, contributing stories about active adult communities and trends in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. Kristina has an MFA from Goucher College in nonfiction writing and writes mostly about history, culture, and health. She loves thinking about the past and present of houses and neighborhoods, something Baltimore makes easy. She has also written about the neighborhoods and culture of Balitmore, Maryland for Neighborhoods.com. Her writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, CultureTrip, Ozy, Goucher Quarterly, and UMBC Magazine.
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- Ellicott City in Howard County is home to seven active adult communities. They're small to mid-sized with condos, attached, and single-family homes. This variability means that home prices also range from the mid $200s to the mid $500s.
- A number of active adult communities in the Mid-Atlantic offer homes for under $250,000, ranging from small condos to larger single-family homes. The difference often comes down to where the community is located and the amenities it offers. Here's a breakdown of the options available in each state.
- Although not as inexpensive as Richmond, Fredericksburg's cost of living is much lower than the Washington, D.C. area. Northern Virginia is 45% more expensive than Fredericksburg, including a median home price about two times as expensive. Here are four communities offering homes for sale under $250,000.
- With about one-third of Virginia's active adult communities, Richmond is a popular area for retirees. As one of Virginia's largest metropolitan areas, Richmond provides a place for both local retirees as well as 55+ homebuyers seeking a new home in a vibrant city.
- The Delmarva Peninsula separates the Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. The name comes from the states that each has a part of the peninsula: Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. Active adults can find 42 communities on the peninsula in Maryland and Delaware.