"New Community Alert" banner over trees along the Potomac River at Balls Bluff Battlefield Park in Leesburg, Virginia

Soon, active adults in Northern Virginia will have another 55+ option to choose from.

Cadence at Lansdowne will be opening in Northern Virginia in the coming months. Plans call for 75 two-level villa homes on a property in Lansdowne, which is located on the Maryland/Virginia border and the Potomac River, about 36 miles west of Washington, D.C.

Each of these gracious homes is being designed and built by Brookfield Residential, with prices starting in the $600s; this will be the company’s seventh development in Loudon County. Cadence at Lansdowne’s thoughtfully-designed models offer high-end features, myCommand Smart Home Technology, main-level owner’s suites, gourmet kitchens, and custom upgrades. Pretty much everything is on one level, and you needn’t worry about lawn care because it's included. This is the low-maintenance lifestyle you have been searching for, in one of the most desirable parts of Virginia.

Cost of Living

Virginia is known to be a tax-friendly state for retirees. Residents who are 65 and up qualify for certain tax breaks, especially when they own homes. Social Security benefits and retirement income are exempt from taxes too. Virginia sales tax is currently at 5.3 percent, and towns like Lansdowne add on another 1 percent to that. Items like grocery foods and some essential personal items are taxes at a lower rate, of 2.5 percent.

Lansdowne’s cost of living is higher than state and national averages, likely because of the higher housing costs. Though the cost for utilities may be lower than in other areas, costs for groceries and transportation are also higher.

Cadence at Lansdowne Amenities

Cadence at Lansdowne is geared towards active adults and also pet lovers. The neighborhood will have its own dog park and pet station, and there will also be an outdoor amphitheater, a grilling and picnic pavilion, and walking trails on the grounds. Other outdoor amenities will include a multisport court, plus a pickleball court. Homeowners will be able to play competitively or just for fun with their friends and neighbors.

A Sought-After Zip Code

Since it's a suburb of our nation’s capital, Lansdowne is a highly-sought-after community for retirees. That's only the tip of the iceberg, though. It's near the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, an area of historic interest and breathtaking natural beauty. This is home to the Appalachian Trail, the Natural Bridge, and countless hiking, biking, and watersports activities.

Being near the Potomac River also has its perks, with outdoor riverfront recreation areas like the Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park and the River Creek Golf Club. Other nearby courses include The Golf Club at Lansdowne and Belmont Country Club. Cadence at Lansdown homeowners will have more than enough options when it comes to outdoor fun!

Lansdowne is also only six miles outside of Leesburg, VA, a charming town with historic homes, an arts and culture district, shops, and well-reviewed restaurants. For bigger city attractions, you can cross over into Maryland and get to Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Bethesda in about 30 to 45 minutes. Washington, D.C. will take a bit longer.

Nearby Conveniences

Lansdowne has a population of around 11,500, and this part of the state is perfectly situated for active lifestyles. It's close to Shenandoah University, which provides continuing education courses and performance venues. Cadence is also close to the Dulles Town Center and the Leesburg Outlets, which both have a large variety of shops and restaurants.

Grocery store runs will be quick and convenient, with Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Wegmans, and Giant stores all less than 10 minutes away. There are also pharmacies, gas stations, salons, and anything else you might need in nearby; if you can’t find it in town, you can make the short drive to Leesburg. Two of the nearest hospitals are Inova Loudon (five minutes away) and Reston Hospital Center (15 minutes away). When you are ready to travel, Dulles International Airport is about 20 minutes south of Cadence.

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