The state of Maryland—nestled between the Atlantic Coast to the east and the Appalachian mountains to the west—is a great place to consider buying a home for active adults. In addition to being fairly tax friendly to retirees, Maryland also provides plenty of opportunities for adventure, whether enjoying fresh crab from the Chesapeake Bay, exploring the region’s many state parks, or visiting historic American cities and sites.
Located in Central Maryland, the city of Odenton puts all this and more within reach. The city is centrally located in the Baltimore-D.C. metropolitan area, almost equidistant between the two larger cities and the state capital, Annapolis. This ideal location makes all of the big-city amenities easily accessible, while Odenton itself is a quieter, residential city with lots of nature and greenspaces to enjoy.
High $500s - High $700s
Under construction since 2015, Two Rivers will eventually comprise of 800 single-family and attached homes with both new homes for sale and resale options available. The community has employed several home builders to construct multiple home collections, offering a total of 22 floor plans. All homes are built with open floor plans and main level master suites. Some provide options for various customizations—such as additional bedrooms, bathrooms, dens, and bonus rooms.
The villa-style attached home collections have options that range from 1,614 to 2,993 square feet, with two to four bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and an attached one- or two-car garage. The collections of single-family homes offer options ranging from 1,407 to 3,968 square feet, with three to six bedrooms, two to five bathrooms, and an attached two- or three-car garage.
Two Rivers’ amenities include two clubhouses. The Hamlet Clubhouse is a 10,000-square-foot space with meeting rooms, game rooms, a fitness center, a lap pool, and more. Outside this clubhouse, there are multiple sports and recreation facilities for basketball, tennis, and sand volleyball as well as a resort-style pool and a playground for grandchildren.
The Village Club is an exclusive 15,000-square-foot clubhouse only available for residents 55+. Amenities in this clubhouse include meeting rooms, business centers, a fitness center, a yoga studio, a lap pool, a demonstration kitchen, a cyber cafe, and a ballroom with a dance floor. The Village Club also has an outdoor resort-style pool, and pickleball and tennis courts. In addition, the grounds of the community also feature a nature center, a gazebo, a community garden, an event lawn, a picnic area, and scenic ponds along the walking and biking trails.
The homeowners’ association (HOA) provides exterior home maintenance, including lawn care, trash service, and snow removal, allowing residents plenty of free time to take advantage of the many amenities or socialize with their neighbors.
High $300s - Low $500s
Featuring a total of 38 attached homes available on a resale basis, The Villas of Rock Oak is an age-restricted neighborhood within the master-planned community of Piney Orchard. The homes, constructed in the mid-2000s, have floor plans ranging from 1,350 to 2,844 square feet, with two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached one-car garage. Most homes include a main-level master suite, second-story lofts, and might have other appointments such as gas fireplaces and formal dining rooms.
Residents of The Villas of Rock Oak have access to the amenities of the larger Piney Orchard community. These include a clubhouse with a fitness center, an indoor pool and spa, a dining room, and multipurpose gathering rooms. There are also three outdoor pools throughout the community, tennis courts, and a 45-acre nature preserve with natural walking trails.
The HOA provides residents with a low-maintenance lifestyle, allowing them to relax and enjoy their free time. Members of the community can take part in several social and recreation activities, including yoga classes, water aerobics, a seasonal farmers market, and more.
High $200s - Mid $300s
Eden Brook is a community of 224 condominium homes spread among several four-story, mid-rise buildings constructed in the mid-2000s. Floor plans range from 1,550 to 1,610 square feet with two bedrooms and bathrooms.
Parking is available in a communal lot with ample space, and each building is outfitted with an intercom system and elevator accessibility. Some homes may have a private balcony space attached.
In the center of the community is a private clubhouse which features a fitness center and multipurpose rooms available to residents for celebrations or activities. Other amenities include a picnic area and several paved paths where residents can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the community.
The HOA covers standard services such as upkeep for common areas and building exteriors, lawn care, and snow removal, allowing residents plenty of free time to relax and visit with friends, family, and neighbors. The clubhouse also provides space to take part in a club or hobby group.
High $200s - High $300s
Cedar Ridge at Piney Orchard is another age-restricted neighborhood within the Piney Orchard master-planned community. It’s made up of 450 condominium homes situated in 11 four-story, mid-rise buildings.
The Aspen model floor plans, built by Beazer Homes, range from 1,400 to 1,963 square feet, with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and either an attached one-car garage or a reserved parking space. All homes have elevator accessibility and some may also have private balcony space attached.
Much like The Villas of Rock Oak, Cedar Ridge at Piney Orchard provides residents with access to the amenities of the Piney Orchard master-planned community: the 15,000-square-foot clubhouse, nature preserve, three outdoor pools, and more.
In addition, Cedar Ridge at Piney Orchard has exclusive amenities only available to its residents. There’s a private clubhouse with multipurpose space, a fitness room, a card room, and a catering kitchen that can be used to prepare refreshments for social activities, community meetings, or private events. The community also has its own outdoor pool, tennis courts, bocce court, and paved walking trails for outdoor recreation and exercise.
Because of the private amenities located right within the neighborhood, residents of Cedar Ridge at Piney Orchard can easily organize social activities, such as clubs, hobby groups, or game nights with their neighbors.
Low $300s - High $300s
Yet another age-restricted neighborhood within the Piney Orchard community, Gatherings at Forest Glen is a gated community of 189 condominium homes in seven four-story buildings. These condo homes are available on a resale basis, with four floor plans to choose between, ranging from 1,439 to 1,963 square feet with two bedrooms and bathrooms and an attached one-car garage. Each home is provided with elevator accessibility and private balcony space, while some floor plans also offer an additional den.
Similar to Cedar Ridge at Piney Orchard, Gatherings at Forest Glen has its own exclusive amenities available only to residents of the neighborhood. These include a private clubhouse with multipurpose space, a fitness room, a catering kitchen, and a game room with a billiards table. The clubhouse also has an outdoor pool with a patio and covered cabanas, where residents can relax during the summer months. This exclusive clubhouse is a great place to join or host a social gathering or activity where residents can get to know their neighbors.
Mid $500s - Low $600s
Nestled in an intimate cul-de-sac, Crawfords Ridge is an age-restricted community made up of 27 single-family homes, built in 2006 by K. Hovnanian Homes. Floor plans range from 2,600 to 4,000 square feet with four to six bedrooms, two-and-half to five bathrooms, and each two-story home has an attached two-car garage.
Although there are no amenities in this community, it’s situated in a small, quiet neighborhood off the main roads, which makes it ideal for active adult homebuyers looking to retire somewhere private within a smaller community.