The views in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley sure are something. 

Located in the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Cedar Meadows is a small, gated neighborhood in the Winchester, Virginia area. This 55+ community is perfect for active adults who want to escape the energy of larger cities and enjoy the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley. Here's everything you need to know about this Northern Virginia active adult getaway.

129 Single-Family Homes

Bowman-Shoemaker started construction on Cedar Meadows in 2010 and 129 homes currently make up the intimate neighborhood. Prospective residents can choose from resale or newly built homes. The single-family homes all feature two-car garages, and between two and three bedrooms. The Bowman-Shoemaker models include four different floor plans on a single-level with an outdoor patio for entertaining. Dan Ryan Homes is currently building four home styles between 1,440 and 1,600 square feet. All homes are priced in the low $300s.

The Amenities & Active Lifestyle

The residents of Cedar Meadows have access to a private clubhouse within the gated community. The clubhouse includes a multipurpose room, which residents can use for neighborhood gatherings and parties. The highlight of the small neighborhood is the scenic Cedar Meadows pond, adjacent to the clubhouse. Residents can enjoy the pond by sitting on the communal deck or taking a stroll on the paved pathway.

Cedar Meadows is quiet and safe, located near other new developments in a rural area between Front Royal and Winchester. Residents are also a short drive from Sherando Park, a community park with tennis courts, hiking trails, fishing areas, and basketball courts.  

Plenty to Do Nearby

While the community enjoys the benefits of rural life, Cedar Meadows in only an hour from Dulles International Airport and an hour and a half from Washington, D.C. Active adults who like to travel will also appreciate the proximity to Interstate 81.

Outdoor lovers will feel at home in the area. Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive are only a half an hour drive from Cedar Meadows. As Virginia’s premier National Park, it provides outdoor opportunities year-round, from hiking and biking to fishing to snowshoeing. Nearby Luray Caverns and Dinosaur Land provide fun places to take visitors and grandchildren.  

The Shenandoah Valley is also quickly becoming one of Virginia’s best-known wine regions. The Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail extends from Berryville near Winchester to Rockbridge County. Residents who want a little bit of town life can visit Strasburg, Winchester, and Front Royal for dining, entertainment, shopping, museums, and local events.