The Washington Metropolitan Area is comprised of Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. This area is known for its historical sites, museums, sports teams, and diverse culture. Whether you’re visiting the U.S. Capitol or enjoying fresh crab in Maryland, there are always new sights and flavors to discover. With a highly educated population and booming industries, a steady stream of individuals choose to relocate to the Metro Area each year. Ready to join them? Take a look at these popular Metro Area master planned communities.
Willowsford is located in Aldie, Virginia, approximately 35 miles west of Washington D.C. From its community events, diverse amenities, and proximity to many great wineries, it’s easy living in Willowsford. Residents have access to the beautiful Loudoun countryside, complete with a panoramic view of watching the sunrise and sunset. Homes in this community take on a distinctly Virginia farmhouse look and feel. Take a look at the stunning homes by NVHomes, which offer options such as 3-car garages and prices starting in the high $900s.
Brambleton is a master planned community for adults aged 55 and older in Loudoun County, Virginia. Surrounded by parks and just 10 miles west of the Dulles Airport, your next adventure is never far away. Take a refreshing dip in one of the four community pools, or enjoy shopping and dining at the adjacent Brambleton Town Center. Brambleton homes, such as the ones offered by Van Metre Homes, are spacious, modern, and include open floor plans. Prices range from the $400s to the $800s, so be sure to check them out while they last!
Located in Dumfries, Virginia, Potomac Shores is a master planned community with riverside views. Situated along the Potomac River, this riverside community offers easy access to water activities and neighboring state parks. Residents also enjoy amenities such as trails, sports fields, and a 13,000-square-foot rec and social center. Parents of young children will be pleased to know there is an onsite elementary school – the middle school opens in 2021. Ready for a new lifestyle? Take a look at the available houses, such as these three floor plans by Stanley Martin Homes, which start in the mid $400s.
Live like royalty at Crown. Located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Crown encompasses four neighborhoods that feature a variety of abodes, including single-family homes to condos. Builders such as Pulte Homes offer exquisite variety, with prices ranging from the $400s into the $700s. The heart of the community is The Retreat, a social hub where you can enjoy rock climbing, yoga, and outdoor fireplaces. If you’re in the mood for fun things to do outside of the community, Crown is strategically located just south of multiple shopping centers; each of these retail centers offers variety of stores, boutiques, restaurants, and entertainment venues such as indoor trampoline parks and mini golf.
Embrey Mill is a master planned community in Stafford, Virginia, approximately 43 miles south of Washington D.C. Enjoy a community garden, café, fitness center, several parks, all in a scenic background of rolling hills. Students are zoned into Stafford School District, which has a stellar 92 percent graduation rate. Additionally, families have the option of enrolling their children in one of the many private schools in the area. If you have a desire to move to the area, check out the floor plans priced from the low $600s.
St. Charles is located in White Plains, Maryland. From its community garden, Farmers Market, and surrounding protected forestland, St. Charles places community sustainability above all else. In addition, residents enjoy golf courses, sports courts, a dog park, and a 15,000 square foot skateboard park. Between its single-family homes and its townhomes, Lennar offers 13 floor plans with prices starting in the low $400s. Enjoy affordable, modern houses on premium home sites, while living only 30 miles south of downtown Washington D.C.
Sarah graduated from Trinity University in 2012 with a degree in International Relations and Political Science. She writes blogs on new homes, decor, communities, and more for NewHomeSource. When she’s not writing, you can find her spending time with her three cats.