Magnolia Lakes - Chester, VA

Quick Facts

Price Range
Mid $300s - Low $500s
Home Types
Condos, Single-Family
Number of Homes
New / Resale
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
2011 - 2021
Cornerstone Homes, Epcon Communities
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Magnolia Lakes Overview

Magnolia Lakes is an active adult community in Chester, Virginia that consists of two neighborhoods designed for low-maintenance, single-level living. The Villas at Magnolia Lakes includes 134 single-family and attached resale homes, while The Cove at Magnolia Lakes offers 67 brand-new, single-family and attached homes.

With ranch-style homes, lakeside amenities, and a convenient location, active adults looking for new and resale homes near Richmond, VA should explore Magnolia Lakes.

Magnolia Lakes Amenities

Residents of Magnolia Lakes have access to a clubhouse with a catering kitchen, exercise room, fireplace, and plenty of multi-purpose rooms and social spaces. Outdoors, residents can enjoy a resort-style swimming pool with a covered veranda, spacious deck, and outdoor grilling area.

Additional outdoor amenities include the boardwalk that extends along Magnolia Lake, which allows residents to view nature, fish, and kayak. A lakeside pavilion provides another space to relax along the lake.

The community also includes walking trails that wind around Magnolia Lake. The professionally managed Corner Patch Gardens provide residents with fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and also hosts hands-on demonstrations, seasonal food tastings, wine and cheese mixers, and garden-inspired gatherings.

Builder Cornerstone Homes plans to add more amenities for residents to enjoy. The Lodge will be the community’s second clubhouse, ideal for private parties and club meetings, and will feature an event kitchen, meeting spaces, and lakeside views. Outdoors, The Pointe will consist of an outdoor pavilion, grilling stations, amphitheater seating, event lawn for outdoor games, and orchard bushes.

Magnolia Lakes Homes & Real Estate

Magnolia Lakes currently includes two neighborhoods of low-maintenance, single-level homes: The Villas at Magnolia Lakes and The Cove at Magnolia Lakes. Upon completion, Magnolia Lakes will include 201 single-family and attached homes total. While residents of both neighborhoods enjoy access to the same amenities, social activities, and lifestyle, each section offers its own selection of available home models and floor plans.

Builder Epcon Communities started construction of The Villas at Magnolia Lakes in 2006 and built 30 homes as well as the clubhouse and swimming pool. Cornerstone Homes took over development and completed Phase 1 in 2013.

The Villas at Magnolia Lakes consists of 134 single-family and attached homes total. These resale homes range from approximately 1,481 to 1,816 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Many homes feature open floor plans, spacious owner’s suites, cathedral ceilings, and private outdoor courtyards.

Builder Cornerstone Homes began construction of The Cove at Magnolia Lakes in 2019 and plans to build 67 attached and single-family homes total. This neighborhood will feature 29 attached homes across three home models and 38 single-family carriage homes across four home models for a total of seven customizable floor plans.

The Carriage Homes of The Cove at Magnolia Lakes come in four plans that range from 1,638 to 2,182 square feet. These homes range from two to three bedrooms, den spaces, and two to three bathrooms. Each home also has an attached two-car garage. 

The Paired Homes of The Cove at Magnolia Lakes come in three plans that range from 1,717 to 1,767 square feet. These homes offer two bedrooms, den spaces, and two bathrooms. Every home features an attached two-car garage.

 Many homes throughout the community feature spacious great rooms, luxurious master suites, and entertainment kitchens. Sunrooms, courtyards, porches, and patios will create indoor-outdoor living spaces, while flex spaces, attics, and oversized two-car garages will add storage.

Magnolia Lakes Lifestyle

Residents enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle thanks to a homeowners’ association that takes care of all maintenance for common areas, home exteriors, driveways, snow removal, landscapes, and lawn care, including mowing, watering, and fertilizing. This allows homeowners to spend more time enjoying the Richmond area and traveling to visit family and vacation destinations.

Surrounding Area

Magnolia Lakes is located in Chester, Virginia, less than 20 miles south of Downtown Richmond, putting residents in easy reach of daily needs and fun opportunities.

Residents of Magnolia Lakes are close to any daily conveniences they need with the Iron Bridge Plaza Shopping Center across the street. The plaza features a Walmart, American Family FItness, and Patient First Urgent Care, as well as banks, beauty shops, restaurants, a pharmacy, and the local BMV.

Additional nearby conveniences include Lidl, Aldi, Kroger, and Food Lion, as well as Walgreens, Chesterfield Meadows Shopping Center, and the Chester Library. When dining out, restaurants such as Howlett’s Restaurant and Tavern, Triple Eight Chinese Restaurant, Pietro’s Pizza and Italian, and Don Pepe Mexican Restaurant can be found nearby.

When residents are looking for entertainment options, they’ll find them at the Chesterfield Center for the Arts, Swift Creek Mill Theatre, and Holiday Bowl. Local attractions include the Magnolia Grange House Museum and Henricus Historical Park.

Active adults who want to get outside will find plenty of options close by. Golfers can play the courses at First Tee Chesterfield, The Golf Club at The Highlands, and Fort Lee Golf Course.

There are also multiple greenspaces and parks to choose from, including Dutch Gap Conservation Area, the Richmond National Battlefield Park called Parker’s Battery, and Pocahontas State Park, which offers 8,000 acres of natural space for fishing, hiking, biking, and swimming.

Magnolia Lakes is also close to multiple health care providers, including St. Francis Family Medicine Center, Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, and John Randolph Medical Center.

Residents who want to visit nearby metropolitan areas are in luck, as they can drive about 25 minutes to Downtown Richmond, providing easy access to everything the city has to offer. For longer trips, Richmond International Airport is only 25 minutes away.

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    Westbury - The Villas at Magnolia Lakes

    Windermere - The Villas at Magnolia Lakes

    Amelia - The Cove at Magnolia Lakes - Paired Homes

    Caroline - The Cove at Magnolia Lakes - Paired Homes

    Charlotte - The Cove at Magnolia Lakes - Paired Homes

    Magnolia Lakes Amenities

    Amenities at Magnolia Lakes include:

    • Clubhouse
    • Multi-Purpose Rooms
    • Catering Kitchen
    • Card Tables
    • Exercise Room
    • Covered Veranda
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Outdoor Patio
    • Fishing Lake
    • Community Gardens
    • Boardwalk
    • Walking & Biking Trails

    Magnolia Lakes Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

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

    • Fishing
    • Gardening

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