It’s rare to find a brand new neighborhood designed solely for active-adults in the DC/Baltimore area that offers as much as the neighborhood we’re covering today. The Woodlands of Urbana, developed by award-winning Natelli Communities, does just that, offering a modern lifestyle with main level living by NVHomes and Ryan Homes and private-resort style amenities for 55plus active-adults. Here, choosing to simplify doesn’t mean sacrificing lifestyle and luxury; it’s an opportunity to downsize in style at an affordable price point.
Home styles range from intimate two-bedroom condominiums, attached villas, and detached single-family homes. All offer main level living with superb architectural details from inside to out. Later in this article, we will cover the designer finishes and top-notch accessibility options available. But first, let’s touch on the master-planned community design that offers much more than you could ever imagine. A first-class Clubhouse, known as The Lodge, serves up an expansive club room, separate bar room with seating, game room, multiple outdoor patios, yoga studio, fitness center, virtual golf, outdoor pool and putting green. A beautifully designed Open Air Pavilion with fireplace offers a unique outdoor gathering place for socializing and events while bocce ball courts, pickleball courts, and basketball offer added outdoor activities. Artfully designed fire pits and walking trails weave in and out of the neighborhood and link to the amenities. The area known as the Gathering Green is a perfect spot for a respite under the heavily trussed and elongated gazebo with a view of the lawn. And if you have a green thumb, just wait for it – an elaborate Potting Shed with raised beds invites homeowners to plant in a communal type setting while enjoying a unique gardening experience. And let’s not forget the two dog parks that are elaborately designed to provide fun for your fur friends.
Residents may also choose to join one of the many future clubs organized by neighbors. Among these possibilities are a gardening club, book club, and bourbon club. It’s easy to see why residents love living in this tight-knit community.
Urbana, Maryland is a fantastic area for active adult homebuyers to plant roots. The convenience factor of this location is simply off the charts. It is equally located between Baltimore and D.C., making day trips into the city a breeze. Downtown Frederick, just a 15-minute drive from the neighborhood, is an added bonus offering a plethora of shopping and dining experiences in an authentic small-town atmosphere. And even closer to home is the commercial district of Urbana, making it a true destination point between the cities of Frederick and Gaithersburg Maryland.
Residents of The Woodlands of Urbana enjoy the ease and simplicity of neighborhood restaurants, shops, and even a grocery store and pharmacy nearby. Proximity to healthcare professionals is also a very important aspect of this neighborhood’s location. Holy Cross Germantown Hospital and Shady Grove Medical Center are both just a short car ride away.
Affordability is the first word that comes to mind when describing the advantage of buying one of these homes. There are three options available to potential buyers in The Woodlands of Urbana. Ryan Homes is currently selling condos from the $300,000 price range and attached villas from the $400,000 level. For those buyers looking for a little more space, NVHomes has single-family detached homes available starting in the $500,000 price range.
These first-floor owner’s suite homes feature all of the modern details you would expect to find in a community of this caliber. Standouts include state-of-the-art appliances, modern floor plans, smart thermostats, and WiFi-enabled garage doors. Accessibility goes way beyond the main level owner’s suite. Other thoughtful details include available grab bars, comfort height water closets, comfort height counters, wider owner’s bathrooms, and many other age-in-place features.
Floor plan overview
Ryan Homes offers the Chambord condominium floorplan, which is a two-bedroom, two-bath residence. Each home includes a private 1-car garage, driveway, and an elevator lobby with access to each floor. On the top floor of each building, residents also enjoy a loft for added storage or out-of-town guests.
In the villas line, buyers can choose from two Ryan Homes floorplans – both with first-floor owner’s suites. The Calvert is a 3-bedroom villa with two bathrooms, a powder room, and a two-car garage. This home begins at 1,742 sq. ft. with an option for finishing the lower level which adds 646 sq. ft. Or choose from the Griffin Hall, a 3-bedroom villa as well, with a two-story great room, two bathrooms, a powder room, and a two-car garage. This home begins at 2,198 sq. ft. with an option for finishing the lower level which adds 905 sq. ft. Other options include the ability to extend the great room and owner’s bedroom, as well as add a sunroom or covered porch.
NVHomes is selling detached single-family homes, where buyers can choose from four floorplan types. Homes range from 1,766 – 2,438 with options for 2, 3, 4, 5, or even 6 bedrooms. Flex spaces include options for libraries, studies, craft/hobby rooms, and formal dining spaces. Residents enjoy a two-car front-load garage, arrival center, and available covered rear porch or screened-in porch. We’ve only scratched the surface of all the perks and benefits to living in The Woodlands of Urbana. The homeowner’s association covers lawn maintenance and snow removal, so owners don’t have to bother with it, helping to make this true low-maintenance living. This community is a true gem, and the homes are sure to sell out quickly. With six decorated models open daily by appointment for in-person or virtual tours, now is the perfect time to learn more. Schedule a visit today!