Looking for the best place to retire? Imagine a picturesque clubhouse surrounded by wooded scenery greets active adults at Dunbarton in Bristow, Virginia. This inviting community maintains a small-town feel with just 479 single-family and attached homes, yet its various amenities support a healthy, active lifestyle. Dunbarton also enjoys a prime location in Prince William County, just 45 minutes from Washington D.C.
Dunbarton was built by Brookfield Homes and Patriot Homes, between 2000 and 2009, as an age-restricted enclave within the larger Braemar community. A guard-gated entrance provides added security, while also protecting the tranquil atmosphere and the privacy of Dunbarton residents.
Though it is a small community, Dunbarton provides many social clubs and activities. Neighbors come together to share a variety of special interests, such as scrapbooking, sewing, Bible study, wine tasting, line dancing and card games. Just a few of the community clubs include a drama group, book clubs, a camera club, a golf group and a local Red Hat Society. Many regular events fill the social calendar, such as a monthly Community Breakfast, a Ladies’ Lunch and a Men’s lunch. There is also a co-ed Dinner Club for resident foodies.
Community amenities are primarily centered around Dunbarton’s charming clubhouse. This 21,000 square-foot facility is a gathering place for many different activities. The building contains a cozy library, a spacious ballroom and a billiards hall with tables for cards and games. The fitness center has cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, as well as an indoor lap pool for swimming or water aerobics.
Outdoors, residents can explore the quiet neighborhood and lovely grounds with tree-lined walking and jogging trails. These well-maintained walkways offer peaceful views of the Broad Run Stream which winds behind the community. Friendly competition awaits at the tennis and pickleball courts, while resident golfers can brush up their skills at the on-site putting green. Dunbarton residents also have access to the two outdoor swimming pools found in the larger Braemar community, which is yet another reason why Dunbarton may be the best place to retire for you.
The affordable homes at Dunbarton were constructed to meet the needs of active adults. There are single-family designs ranging in size from 1,896 to 2,786 square feet, as well as duplex patio homes with floor plans from 1,706 to 1,870 square feet. Patio homes include rear-loading one-car garages, while single-family homes were constructed with two-car garages.
Both attached patio homes and detached single-family homes were designed to offer main-level living, including first-floor master bedroom suites with luxurious, spa-like bathrooms and walk-in closets. Patio homes include two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Single-family homes are larger with up to three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Basements were an available option on single-family homes with finished layouts which could include hobby rooms, dens, exercise rooms, recreation rooms or additional storage space.
Dunbarton’s thoughtfully designed homes and active social calendar continue to attract active adult homebuyers looking for the best place to retire near our country’s capital. The community also has the added benefit of being a tranquil, suburban retreat which is less than an hour from all the attractions in Washington D.C.
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