Resort-style amenities and an all-inclusive lifestyle differentiate planned communities from other new home communities. Our area features a wide variety of these types of communities, each with its own personality and amenities to appeal to all types of homebuyers. Here’s a look at what kind of planned communities you can expect to find as you begin your search:
- Urban-Style Communities
Being able to walk to a downtown area with shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and even pocket parks is a big reason why a growing number of people are choosing communities that feature a town center. These communities provide the feeling of living in a city while offering the benefits of a suburban location.
- Transit-Oriented Development
Some planned communities focus on providing residents with access to Metro or other mass transit stations. On top of an impressive number of traditional amenities, these communities provide easier commutes for residents.
- Farm-to-Table Communities
Natural environments and healthy outdoor lifestyles come together in these communities, which feature extensive outdoor space, farmer’s markets and even community gardens or farms.
- Waterfront Communities
Residents living in planned communities that are centered on lakes, rivers or protected streams enjoy an increased number of amenities that other planned communities may not be able to offer. In addition to water views, canoeing, kayaking and fishing are just a few of the activities available to homeowners in these communities.
- Equestrian Communities
Easy access to riding facilities, stables and trails, along with other recreational amenities, make these communities ideal for those who have a passion for horses.
- Golf Course Communities
Golfers and nongolfers alike can enjoy the benefits of living in a home that’s close to a golf course because these communities make it easy to pursue a favorite sport or simply to enjoy the beautiful views.
- Active Adult Communities
For home shoppers looking to simplify their lives and make it less about maintaining a home and more about experiencing a new lifestyle, an age-restricted or multi-age active adult community provides the home designs and recreation-rich amenities that make that possible.
- “Everything” Communities
There are plenty of planned communities that have both open spaces and a town center, providing residents with a wide variety of sport and recreational opportunities, as well as the convenience of neighborhood schools, entertainment, shopping, offices and more.
If you’re looking to make your new home in a planned community, the D.C. region is home to more than 35 of these communities. You can find all of their profiles in the pages of our latest planned community supplement, part of your free New Homes Guide subscription. Make your search even easier by reserving your FREE copy today!