Dunbarton - Bristow, VA

Quick Facts

Price Range
Mid $300s - Mid $500s
Home Types
Attached, Single-Family
Number of Homes
New / Resale
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
2000 - 2009
Brookfield Homes, Patriot Homes
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Dunbarton Overview

Dunbarton in Bristow, VA is an age-restricted active adult community that welcomes residents aged 55 and older. This lovely community, which contains both single-family and attached homes, is part of the larger community of Braemar. The community boasts a variety of amenities to support an active lifestyle including a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, billiards, and lovely walking trails.

With 479 homes, Dunbarton at Braemar is an intimate community, ideal for active adults who want to live in a quiet, neighborhood setting. However, there are still many activities and social clubs, as well as a part-time activities director. The picturesque setting of Bristow provides a lovely environment that is within close proximity of area attractions and only 45 minutes from Washington D.C.

Dunbarton Amenities

The community amenities begin at the Dunbarton clubhouse. This 21,000 square-foot facility houses a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, billiards and a grand ballroom which is ideal for social events and community parties. There is also an outdoor swimming pool and tennis facilities within the larger Braemar community.

While Dunbarton is a smaller, more intimate community, residents can find plenty of activities throughout the year at the spacious clubhouse. An on-site activities director is available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to help residents make the most of the active social life at Dunbarton.

Dunbarton Homes & Real Estate

Homes were built by Brookfield Homes and Patriot Homes between 2000 and 2009, the residences at Dunbarton include both single-family and attached duplex homes. The single-family homes at Dunbarton range in size from 1,768 to 2,197 square feet. The attached duplex homes are a bit smaller, ranging in size from 1,506 to 1,740 square feet.

These previously owned homes within Dunbarton at Braemar were built with active adults in mind and offer many desirable features including spacious first-floor master bedroom suites with luxury master bathrooms. Some of the homes within Dunbarton include basements, and most feature space for outdoor living in the form of front porches, patios or decks. Each single-family home includes an attached two-car garage while the attached homes offer an attached, rear load one-car garage.

Dunbarton Lifestyle

Dunbarton is a gated active adult community designed for residents aged 55 or better. As one of the best kept secrets in Bristow, Dunbarton s primary charm comes from its quiet neighborhood environment. The community offers picturesque, manicured streets lined with lovely, landscaped homes. Inviting front porches and extensive walking trails and paths encourage residents to explore the community and visit with their neighbors.

Though Dunbarton is a small community, it offers several social groups. There are men's and women's clubs, as well as many special interest groups. Among these groups, there are book clubs for those who enjoy discussing literature, a wine tasting club, a scrapbooking club for crafty residents and a local Red Hat Society for women who enjoy a variety of day trips and activities.

Surrounding Area

Set in western Prince William County s lovely Bristow area, Dunbarton is approximately 45 minutes from Washington D.C. Convenient access to route I-66, the Virginia Railway Express and the local commuter bus service make it easy to travel into the District. Yet there is plenty to do closer to home as well. Prince William County is known for its rich Civil War History, and is the site of both Battles of Bull Run. The community also lies only 10 miles from Historic Old Towne Manassas, which offers quaint shops and charming restaurants.

Dunbarton s surrounding area offers modern day activities as well as historic attractions. For those who like to shop, the sprawling outlets at Potomac Mills Mall (and plenty of additional shopping centers) can be found within 20 miles of the community. The Bristow area also includes convenient services for daily living, including grocery stores, hair and nail salons, medical facilities, restaurants, shops and much more. Those looking for an inimate community with age-restricted resale homes in Northern Virginia should look no further than Dunbarton at Braemar in Bristow.

Available Models & Floor Plans

Cottage Collection by Brookfield Homes

Price RangeMid $300s - Mid $500s

Attached homes were designed in two floor plans by Brookfield Homes. They range in size from 1,508 to 1,740 with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached one-car garage. These are great low-maintenance options for active adult homebuyers.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage

Manor Collection by Brookfield Homes

Price RangeMid $300s - Mid $500s

The Manor homes are the smaller collection of single-family homes built by Brookfield Homes. Offering 1,768 to 1,944 square feet of living space these homes typically have one to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Crosbie17682 - 2 + Den22
Fairburn18862 - 2 + Den22
Drummond18961 + Den - 42 - 32
Kyle19442 - 32 - 32

Country Collection by Brookfield Homes

Price RangeMid $300s - Mid $500s

The Country Collection offers the largest homes built by Brookfield Homes. They range in size from 2,197 to 2,715 square feet. Most of these single-family homes have two to three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Morton21973 - 3 + Den2 - 32
Lennox22263 - 3 + Den2 - 32
Preston26762 - 2 + Den2 - 32
Oliver27152 - 2 + Den2 - 32

Patriot Collection by Patriot Homes

Price RangeMid $300s - Mid $500s

The majority of homes within Dunbarton were developed by Brookfield Homes, however Patriot Homes built 50 single-family homes as well. There were three floor plans with two to four bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Patuxant II29542 + Den2.52
James Madison30003 + Den - 42.52
Livingston32174 + Den3.52

Dunbarton Amenities

There are plenty of activities available in Dunbarton. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Clubhouse - 21,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Grand Ballroom
  • Gathering Room
  • Card Room
  • Billiards
  • Library
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Putting Green
  • 4 Pickleball Courts
  • Putting Green
  • Pocket Park with Scenic Pond

Dunbarton Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Dunbarton. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Aerobics
  • Aquatics
  • Bible Study
  • Billiards
  • Book Club
  • Bowling
  • Bridge
  • Bunco
  • Community Breakfast
  • Cooking Class
  • Dominoes
  • Dubarton Dolls
  • Fabulous Fusion
  • Flying Solo
  • Gentle Waters
  • HUGS
  • Ladies' Lunch
  • Line Dancing
  • LLI
  • Low Impact Aerobics
  • Mah Jongg
  • Men's Lunch
  • Movie Night
  • Pickleball
  • Scapbook Club
  • Stitch & Rip
  • Stretch & Tone
  • Tennis
  • The User Group (THUGS)
  • TOPS
  • Water Aerobics
  • Water Colors
  • Wine Tasting

Dunbarton Reviews (1)

Average Rating for this Community
Date (Recent first)
Susan L.
Dunbarton is a nice neighborhood. I like that it is gated and the monthly fees are not too bad. It includes all the amenities plus basic cable and internet too. The prices are a little high for the homes but for what you get it's worth it. In my opinion the gym and the game room could use some updates. The putting green and pools are nice, as are the trails and community landscaping.
October 15, 2013

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