Exploring Our Retirement Communities in Northern Virginia

Exploring retirement communities in Northern Virginia? There are plenty of good reasons to retire in Virginia—from low taxes to low crime rates and plenty of history, it’s easy to find an easy going life in the area. And we’re here to help.


Get started on planning your Virginia retirement by exploring some of our best retirement communities in Northern Virginia. You’ll discover carefully planned communities loaded with onsite amenities and multiple home designs so you can find a new home that is perfect for you.


Carter’s Mill—Haymarket, VA

First up on this tour is Carter’s Mill, offering low-maintenance single-family and villa homes starting at around $497k. At Carter’s Mill, you’ll have the opportunity to choose between two to five different home designs with up to four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Plus, enjoy a suite of amenities including a 14,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with an indoor pool and outdoor pool, fitness center, and yoga studio. And when you’re ready to explore, you’ll find that your new home is conveniently located next to shopping, restaurants, wineries, and breweries in both Haymarket and Gainesville.


Looking to mix in a little history with your glass of wine? Consider paying a visit to The Winery at La Grange. Housed in a mansion that dates from the 18th century, wander across a sprawling 20 acres of land with more than 8 acres of vineyards and plenty of space for picnics or gatherings with friends.

Montebello—Sterling, VA

Next on our tour of the best retirement communities in Virginia is Montebello. With up to four different home designs to choose from—find a plan that accommodates up to four bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a single or double car garage, all starting at around $650k. Located adjacent to Claude Moore Park, enjoy having wooded lanes, green meadows, and sparkling ponds that are practically in your backyard. You’ll also find over 11 miles of hiking at the park and two fishing ponds.


But you can skip out on the maintenance aspect of all of that. Our low-maintenance homes and villas focus on ensuring that your time belongs to you. And you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy your time in your new space. From a first-floor owner’s suite for the ultimate convenience to outdoor living spaces that allow you to enjoy the fresh air—we’ve designed every element of our homes with precision. All of this, attached to a 14,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with indoor and outdoor pools, bocce courts, and more.


Celebrate—Fredericksburg, VA

If you happen to catch one of these on the market, you’ll definitely want to check it out. Located in the sought after town of Historic Fredericksburg, Celebrate is one of our most popular retirement communities in Virginia. And it’s not hard to understand why. Fredericksburg is a historical city that’s only a short commute to Washington, DC. Located on the Rappahannock River in Virginia, it's known for its colonial and Civil War history.


At Celebrate, serene waterfalls welcome you to a resort-style space featuring consumer-inspired single-family homes. Onsite, you’ll find Riverside Lodge, the perfect place to meet with friends, and activities that range from tennis and Zumba to scrapbooking or playing Billiards. If you missed your chance with Fredericksburg but still want a quick commute to DC, consider The Atrium at MetroWest instead. Less than a half hour drive away, it’s the perfect compromise.


Make your Virginia retirement a success by exploring some of the best retirement communities in Northern Virginia. Not sure if you want to live in a retirement community yet? No worries, explore these benefits of living in a retirement community first and then decide whether or not you really want to retire in Virginia or buy a new construction home.


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Published  1.7.22  

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