Virginia has over 90 active adult communities that span from the Washington, D.C. suburbs to the mountains to the shore to the central part of the state. The communities across the state are varied, but the most popular are large, with over 900 homes, and have the resort-style amenities that many people have come to associate with 55+ living. Based on page views to 55places.com since January of this year, here are the five most popular communities in Virginia.
Colonial Heritage - Williamsburg
Located in historic Williamsburg, Colonial Heritage is a gated 55+ community with lots to offer. The large community of 1,800 homes includes both attached and single-family homes. With new builds and resale homes ranging from the high $200s to the low $500s, prospective residents are sure to find a new home that suits their needs. The resort-style amenities are some of the best in the area. Those who want to stay active can enjoy the 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, both an indoor and outdoor pool, and an expansive fitness center. The clubhouse allows residents the chance to learn new skills in the woodworking shop and craft studio, and enjoy time with friends.
Potomac Green - Ashburn
Another popular community in Virginia is Potomac Green in Ashburn. Located in the Dulles corridor, the community has easy access to Dulles International Airport, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Washington, D.C. The resale homes range from the high $300s - low $600s. Residents can choose from a variety of housing styles, including condos, attached, and single-family homes. The 1,400 homes in the community are centered around a large clubhouse and fitness center where residents can stay active and have fun with neighbors.
Heritage Hunt - Gainesville
Heritage Hunt is also located in northern Virginia, but closer to the mountains than Potomac Green. In the last ten years, Gainesville has grown into a suburb of Washington, D.C., but still offers a rural feel. The homes were built between 1998 and 2009, and are now offered for resale. Prospective homeowners can choose from condos, attached, and single-family models in this large community of over 1800 homes. Heritage Hunt offers three distinct recreation centers. The Clubhouse is located next to the 18-hole golf course and includes a pro shop, tennis courts, and a billiard room. At the Fitness and Aquatic Center, residents can enjoy swimming outdoors and indoors, and staying active at the fitness center. The historic Marsh Mansion houses a smaller ballroom, a library, a restaurant, and meeting rooms.
Celebrate - Fredericksburg
Located in-between Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Celebrate is another popular 55+ community in Fredericksburg. This Del Webb community offers over 1,100 newly built and resale homes including semi-attached and single-family homes. Although large, the neighborhood is an outdoor-lovers dream, with access to walking and bicycle trails, gardening plots, and parks. The Riverside Lodge includes pools, tennis courts, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
The Villages at West Neck - Virginia Beach
The Villages at West Neck is the smallest active adult community to make the top five. Located in Virginia Beach, this community includes 936 homes for resale only. The condos and single-family homes were built between 2001 and 2014, and are between 1,500 and 2,500 square feet. While not enjoying the nearby beach, outdoor areas, or Norfolk area, residents can play a round of golf, swim in the outdoor pool, workout at the fitness center, or join a club and socialize with neighbors.