Popular Gated Communities in Richmond, Virginia

crossridge-b3cae2a2e7b6f954aa464e2bb41e6778

When looking to buy a home in an active adult community, most prospective residents consider the homes themselves. However, the amenities residents can take advantage of are also an important factor. For many people, gated communities provide a sense of security and peace of mind.

Residents of active adult communities can find pros and cons with a gated neighborhood. Some gated communities feature a gate with a security code, while others have a manned booth. According to the Department of Justice, homes in gated communities have slightly lower rates of home burglaries than homes in open neighborhoods. Gated communities can also provide a sense of exclusivity, keep out salesmen, and decrease pass-through traffic. For many active adults, a gated community offers a quieter lifestyle.

In the Richmond, Virginia area, homebuyers looking for a gated community have four choices. Three feel more like neighborhoods, with under 100 homes, while one is a mid-sized community with 746 homes. Keep reading to explore the four gated communities of Richmond.

CrossRidge – Glen Allen

Low $300s – High $400s

Located in the northwestern suburb of Glen Allen, the gated CrossRidge community offers a collection of neighborhoods. Two of the neighborhoods feature single-family homes while the remaining four feature townhomes and duplex models. Eagle Builders began construction in 2001 and completed the 746-home community in 2013. Homes for sale consist of two to four bedrooms and two to three bathrooms, all with attached two-car garages.

The Pavilion Club sits right next to the entrance gate and provides a space for all residents to stay active and enjoy time with neighbors. The fitness center, pools, and meeting rooms host classes, clubs, and planned events throughout the year.

The Manor At Hunton Park – Glen Allen

Mid $300s – Mid $400s

For prospective homebuyers who like the Glen Allen area but want a smaller gated community, The Manor at Hunton Park provides 86 homes offered for resale. The attached homes feature two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Residents experience maintenance-free living with open floor plans and first-floor master suites.

Each home also features a backyard and patio, but residents don’t need to worry about upkeep and outdoor chores. All exterior home services are provided by the homeowners’ association. The clubhouse offers a place for residents to socialize and relax with their extra free time.

Liberty Trace – Mechanicsville

Mid $200s – High $200s

Liberty Trace includes new and resale homes for sale in a tranquil gated community on the northeast side of Richmond in Mechanicsville. Shurm Homes began construction on the 75 townhomes that will make up the community in 2013. Prospective residents can choose from six models that feature three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and a one- or two-car garage.

Residents enjoy the walking and biking trails near the community and the tennis courts. An additional amenity is the availability of RV and boat parking. The homes are also minutes from big box stores and shopping centers with restaurants and stores.

Atlee Station Village – Mechanicsville

High $300s – Mid $500s

At Atlee Station Village, residents find an intimate neighborhood centered around a community clubhouse. Colonial Homecrafters plans to build just 60 attached homes total. The six models offered are larger than other homes in gated communities around Richmond and range from 2,600 to 3,300 square feet. Prospective homebuyers can choose from homes with three or four bedrooms and two-and-a-half or three bathrooms.

The clubhouse includes meeting rooms as well as an exercise room. The outdoor pool sits adjacent to a 600-square-foot covered patio, where neighbors can enjoy reading, playing cards, and socializing with neighbors. Also located in Mechanicsville, residents have easy access to I-295 and I-95. Residents can enjoy shopping at big box stores and boutiques, going to the movies, and dining out at the nearby Virginia Center Commons.

Can you spot the $207,744 difference between these identical homes?

Financing is the difference!

Get the details in The 62+ Loan Homebuyers Guide.

55places Mortgage is a joint venture between Mutual of Omaha Mortgage and 55places.com.
Details here.

Share this post:

We're here to help! (800) 928-2055

Call us to speak with a customer service representative.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get Weekly Updates

I agree that 55places and its affiliates, partner providers or agents may call, text, or email me about my inquiry, which may be made with automated means. I understand that my consent is not a prerequisite for buying a property. I may revoke my consent at any time by contacting [email protected] Message/data rates may apply. I also agree to 55places.com’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

The Best Places to Snowbird in 2021

We’ve gathered 25 of the best places for snowbirds, including cities in Florida, Arizona, California, Texas, South Carolina, and Nevada. For each entry, we’ve also provided a list of recommended 55+ communities in the area. If you’re ready to find your own winter retreat this season, here are some of the best places to consider.

A senior couple takes a hike in a low-humidity state they chose for their retirement.

Retirement: What Are the Top 5 States With the Lowest Humidity?

There are many factors in deciding where to retire, and the weather can be one of them. Luckily, many of the states with nice weather also offer additional benefits for people over 60 and have several exciting active adult communities. Here are the four best states for a low-humidity retirement.

Lake view during autumn at dusk of Table Rock Mountain in Pickens, South Carolina.

5 Reasons To Consider a South Carolina Retirement

What does South Carolina have to offer active adults? A selection of over 80 active adult communities is just the beginning. These five reasons to consider a South Carolina retirement just might convince you that this southern coastal state has everything you’re looking for in a 55+ community.

The Best Places to Retire in South Carolina

South Carolina is known for having some of the best golf courses in the country, but that’s not all it has to offer active adults. The state has a rich history and culture, a wide selection of entertainment and recreation, and miles of beaches and coastal living.

North Carolina vs. South Carolina

The Carolinas are a power couple when it comes to maintaining an active lifestyle in an amazing climate, but they’re separated by more than just a border. A side-by-side comparison of the two can quickly show which is better for you when it comes to your interests and needs.

Exterior view of a model home at Del Webb Carolina Gardens, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina on a sunny day.

55+ Communities With New Homes for Sale Near Raleigh

If you’re in the market for a new construction home in Raleigh, North Carolina there are plenty of options to consider. We’ve put together a list to help you start your search for the perfect neighborhood with new homes.

A woman playing pickleball in her 55+ community.

Raleigh Area 55+ Communities Big on Pickleball

With the pickleball’s rising popularity, many active adult communities across the country have taken heed and added pickleball courts to their lists of amenities. And, the Raleigh-Durham area–which is home to 40 active adult communities–is no different.

About 55places

We’re changing the way people 55 and older are searching for their perfect next place. With a national network of hand-selected real estate experts, plus comprehensive information, unbiased content, and on-the-go insight about thousands of communities across the country, we’re a trusted resource paving the way from here to home. Whether you’re interested in a low-maintenance single-level residence, an active lifestyle or age-qualified community, an intimate enclave, or anything in between, we can help you make your next move the best one yet.

Scroll to Top