Did you know there are some very appealing active adult communities in Northern Virginia that were not established as such? Their rise is organic in nature. Some condominium buildings in Alexandria, for example, have morphed into 55+ / active adult populations as owners who have owned for decades and love the feeling of the community, simply elect to stay. Many of these buildings have convenient access to I395 and have one or more dining rooms, party rooms, game rooms, a pool, physicians and even a convenient store on premise. Other neighborhoods, such as beautiful River Ridge in Woodbridge, VA is a true active adult community (with age restrictions), but many of the homeowners still work and the convenient location lends itself to an easy commute. River Ridge had been a little known gem but has rapidly gained popularity due to its beautiful views, the amenities and SRES Realtors such as myself who have listed and sold homes in the community and who understand the appeal.
What is the best community for you? It depends on many factors. For example, you'll pay more in HOA fee's for a golf community so if you're not a golfer, that will likely not appeal to you. If you work in Northern Virginia or in DC, the closer-in communities of Spring Hill in Lorton (golf course next door, indoor pool) or River Ridge (nature, mature trees, amenities) may appeal to you.
Two of my retired clients purchased homes in beautiful Four Seasons located in Dumfries, VA. The HOA fee was reasonable, the location off I95 is convenient and the terrific floor plans easily accommodated their needs.
I've visited all of the active adult communities in Northern Virginia and in my opinion, they all have a "WOW" factor. Developers put a significant amount of money into the design and the amenities. In fact, I anticipate there will be more than one community you would consider. I'd be happy to sit down and discuss your needs as well as the pro's and con's of each community. Your commute, interests, location of friends, family and physician offices and your space requirements will play into which communities may or may not work for you. Once we've discussed your needs, we'll visit the communities, the spectacular community clubhouses and amenities and of course, the homes for sale. Even if your not quite ready to move forward, give me a call. I'm here to help and to answer any preliminary questions you may have. Call me today at 703-216-2620 or send me an email SusanBorrelliHomes@gmail.com.