Virginia Retirement Communities for 55+

Northern Virginia Retirement Communities, around Washington, DC, are in a fast-developing area and within commute distance to DC.  Keep Updated with this 55+ guide. There are many 55+ communities located here: urban, country, large and small.


Currently Selling New for Over Age 55:

See the Guide to Newest Communities in Northern Virginia, description of Virginia areas, map, and Most Popular on this page

Fairfax County

City of Alexandria

Prince William County (Haymarket, Gainesville, Bristow)

Shenandoah Valley Area: (Lake Frederick, Front Royal, Harrisonburg, Winchester)

Albemarle (Charlottesville)

Loudoun County (Ashburn, Broadlands, Lansdowne, Gainesville, Lovettsville, Sterling)

Spotsylvania (Fredericksburg)

Resale 55+ Communities:

Resale Communities (Fairfax, Prince William, Frederick, Fauquier, Albemarle, Loudoun, Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties)

Independent Communities:

Independent Communities

Separate Pages:

Page 2 - Williamsburg and Richmond Areas in the southeast plus Montgomery and Roanoke counties in the southwest of the state.

Page 3 - Virginia Beach

City of Alexandria

Three 55+ communities in the master community of Crest of Alexandria:

The Crest of Alexandria by Craftmark HomesRendering of The Crest of Alexandria 55+ townhomes by Craftmark Homes
  • Craftmark Homes at The Crest of Alexandria - SOLD OUT - 55+ Townhomes with elevators now selling by appointment from $600's.  Clubhouse, fire pit, nature inspired grounds, koi pond, trails, and more. 3 professional interior designs to choose from.  7900 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria - 703-507-6882 (agent)
  • Crest of Alexandria by Van Metre Homes - Urban senior living community in Alexandria  | Townhomes and single homes for 55+  |  Modern Tudor design  |   Great location in metro DC area. Starting $600's
    7928 Ashland Dr., Alexandria - 703-764-5435 - Open Daily  

Crest of Alexandria Affordable Housing now available:   Affordable housing opportunity for condominiums at affordable housing prices at the Crest of Alexandria - Fairfax County income limits apply.  First come first served basis. 6107 Fairview Farm Drive #105, Alexandria.

Prince William County 55+ Communities

  • Regency at Dominion Valley Greenbrier  - Haymarket
    Low-rise condominiums in an elevator building with garages.  |  There is an older section with resales but there is a new opening of new floor plans. |  From $312,995.  |  There will be 7 buildings with 22 condos in each.  Final building has been released.
    5300 Merchants View Square, Haymarket - Open daily 11-6 - 703-754-3399 
  • Coming 2020 - Carter's Mill - By Del Webb - resort-style for 55+ - Pricing in $400's (verify) - 1 mile to 66 - Sign up now on VIP List on their website to be updated - John Marshall Hwy and James Madison Hwy, Haymarket - 540-253-4294
  • Regency at Creekside - Planned clubhouse, pools and recreation. |  By Toll Brothers  |  Minutes from Gainesville.  |  Gated community of single-family homes. |  Hiking and biking trails.  From low $500's.  
    Catharpin Rd., Gainesville, Va. - 703-520-9775

Fairfax County - New 55+

  • New The Atrium at MetroWest - Luxury condos in elevator building - By Del Webb - Priced from mid-$400's.  Next to Vienna/Fairfax Metro.  This location could sell fast.  9475B Sprague Ave., Fairfax - 888-254-8393 - Call them for more information - Open Daily

Frederick County

New 55+ in Shenandoah Valley Area

55+ community Lake Frederick in Front Royal area (Frederick County) by Shea Homes--selling now:

Trilogy at Lake Frederick clubhouse

Photo by Trilogy® at Shea Homes - Lake Frederick Clubhouse

  • Trilogy® at Lake Frederick in Frederick County by Shea Homes |  Near Front Royal by this popular California (now national) builder.  |  941 homes at completion.   |  Price range: mid-$300's-high $400's.  |  Stop by and see today. Open daily 10-5
    104 Hawthorne Court, Lake Frederick - 800-685-6494

See our Review....

LOCATION:  Front Royal

FEATURE:   Backs to Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club

CONTACT:  30 Divot Court, Front Royal  |  703-622-6791

By DR Horton  |  From high $200's  |  Single ranches  |  Optional basements (verify)

  • The Village at Meadow Pointe - May be sold out.  Harrisonburg - Another 55+ community by OakCrest Builders. Villa homes in the upper $200's. Community activities center, walking trails and views of Blue Ridge Mountains.  Ten minutes to town - Pointe Dr., Harrisonburg   
  • Cedar Meadows - Gated community of single homes with garages - Community Center - all homes priced in high $200's.
    500 White Oak Rd., White Post, VA - 540-247-8800

Albermarle County

New 55+ Community in Charlottesville Area

Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia.  Also easy commute to Richmond.

  • Cottages at Spring Creek  - Wilberger Properties at master community Spring Creek consisting of various neighborhoods most not for over 55 but lots of nice amenities for retirees; a golfcourse community.  Lot sales. Convenient to Charlottesville and UVA and 40 minutes to Richmond. Clubhouse now open.

    Spring Creek golf course ranked in Top 100 in country by "Golf Week"

    Spring Creek Parkway, Gordonsville/109 Clubhouse Way (golf club) 540-832-0744 - Open Daily

55+ in Loudoun County

  • New Lexington 7 - 55+ by Pulte Homes - the focus is on the lifestyle of Loudoun County and the area amenities - Attached villa homes will be starting in the low $500's.  Near Bles Park.
    Lexington Dr. and Harry Byrd Highway, Ashburn - 866-837-7219 - Open Daily
  • New Birchwood at Brambleton - 55+ community in popular location - condos (from $400's), elevator flats (from $300's), and villa-style homes (from $500's) in this popular master community.  Currently three builders with a variety of architectural designs such as contemporary urban, bungalow or European: 
  • VanMetre
  • Miller & Smith
  • Winchester Homes
      Amenities include social clubs. 
     42395 Ryan Rd., Brambleton - 703-542-2925 - Open Daily
  • New  The Signature - By Van Metre Homes - 2 and 3-bedroom urban-styled homes in elevator buildings - Near Dulles Airport - Amenities include pool, tennis, parking garage and more. Priced in upper $300's. 
    43045  Van Metre Dr. Suite 175, Broadlands, Va. - 703-928-8242 - Open Daily
  • Regency at Ashburn by Toll Bros -  2 bedroom/2 bath townhomes and condominiums.  Attached homes with garages.  Gated with resort amenities. Greenbriar collection of single level condominiums from  $300's.  Tennis, pool, hiking and biking trails.
    The Greenbriar: 44589 York Crest Terrace, Ashburn - 855-298-0316
    The Potomac: 44574 Rubble Terrace, Ashburn - Open Daily
  • Heritage Highlands - 80 homes  - By Lennar -  A previously successful community returns to sell more homes |  $300's
    29 Harpers Mill Way, Lovettsville - 703-879-7712 -  Open Daily
  • Vistas at Lansdowne by Winchester Homes  - very large town homes - 3 bedrooms plus loft with first floor master - shared clubhouse with the Lansdowne Woods community but no other connection with them - area amenities include shopping, dining and more.  From upper mid $500's.  Planned 120 homes.  44231 Mimosa Grove Square  - Open Daily 10-5 - 240-517-1050


 Fredericksburg Retirement Communities

"Celebrate" community patio
  • Celebrate by Del Webb 11 McQuarie Dr., Fredericksburg - Price - $$-$$$ - single family homes in resort-style community ten minutes to Rappahonnock River for kayaking, hiking. Also, pool, tennis. Near Cannon Ridge Golf Club. Major shopping nearby as well as quaint boutiques of historic Old Town Fredericksburg.  Villas (almost sold out), Premier and Classic Collections available from mid-$200's.

    This community uses the latest green features to minimize energy use. NAHB green certification and Energy Star standards as well as attention to land use. Overnight visit tour available.

Our Review of "Celebrate" by Del Webb (This is a review we did when community first opened.)

  • Regency at Chancellorsville by Toll - Fredericksburg  - Award-winning resort community of spacious 2 BR/2Ba single homes with garage start upper $300,000's. Variety of floor plans. Amenities.  
    7305 Lee's Command Blvd. Fredericksburg - 540-785-4663
  • Virginia Heritage at Lee's Parke by Lennar - Fredericksburg - Cottages are sold out but Manors and Plantations collections are available.  Price from $300,000's - 3 day visit tour.
    5832 New Berne Rd., Fredericksburg - 540-838-0036
  • New  Barley Woods - The Villas of Fredericksburg
    By Cornerstone Homes   |  Medium to large homes from low $300's  |  124 single-level homes plus new paired homes   |  Clubhouse, pool and more  |  Near commuter rail station.
    12301 Barley Woods Ave., Fredericksburg - 540-318-1810; Open Daily - Sales Center in clubhouse

Resale Retirement Communities
in northern virginia 

(Check with local Realtors or the community builder for resales.)

Fairfax County 55+ Resale Communities

Spring Hill Villas condo buildingSpring Hill Villas
  • Spring Hill Villas by Pulte  Lorton  Sold out Condos are adjacent to the villas (both sold out). Urban-styled condos within commute to DC (19 miles). There is a VRE commuter train in Lorton. Also Amtrak.  Near the Laurel Hill Golf Club and the new Arts Complex.

    Floor plans encompass fresh and new ideas. The Easton features a large great room, 2 bedrooms that are separated on either side of the unit, and a large kitchen with good counter top space.   

    Condos were priced from low $200's to $400,000's. All are 2 BR/2Baths (some have dens) and sizes vary.  Features include pool, paths, clubhouse, visiting tot lot, fitness and more.  
    8425 Peace Lily Court  | Lorton, VA.  

See our Review of Spring Hill Condominiums by Pulte

  • Saintsbury Plaza - Vienna in Fairfax County - Porten Homes - condominiums in popular area with amenities. See your local Realtor for possible resales.

55+ Resale Communities in Prince William County

  • Gatherings at Wellington By Beazer Homes - Manassas - started mid- $200's - energy star condominiums in elevator building. Hastings Drive and Dumfries Rd, Manassas 

See our Review

Heritage Hunt clubhouse with lawn and benchHeritage Hunt clubhouse
  • Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club by Lennar - Resales - Gainesville (45 minutes to Wash DC) - 800 acres - Single homes in Luxury resort - Price - $$$.  Large community of 2000 homes at closeout (verify).
  • Heritage Hunt Condominiums -  2 and 3 bedrooms  
  • Heritage Hunt Garden - Single Homes in Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club started in $300's.  
  • Heritage Hunt Patio Gainesville by Lennar - Single homes started in the $400's  Check with local Realtors for resales.
    6921 Netherstone Court, Gainesville, VA
  • Regency at Dominion Valley - Haymarket - By premier builder Toll Brothers. This area is not as far as Shenandoah, about halfway between DC and Shenandoah.
    Resale award-winning luxury single-family homes, patio town homes and luxury courtyard condominium homes.   Designer golf course, 2 pools, winding nature trails, and grand Regency Club with dining, fitness and more.  (Also see the new section  above under New in Haymarket.
    5505 Players Circle, Haymarket - 855-298-0316
  • Dunbarton - By Brookfield Homes in Bristow. Prince William County. Single-family homes. Check for resales. Brookfield Homes is ahead of the curve for energy savings and green building. For further reading Brookfield Homes Energy Efficiency
  • Hidden Brooke Springfield - Sold Out - by Providence of Brookfield Homes - condominiums - check for resales
  • Liberty Grove by Airston Homes - Condominium community - Resales
  • Beacon Park Condos - By Comstock Homes at Woodbridge. Condominiums. Water views, clubhouse, pool, golf, walking trails. Check status. Resales only. Ph: 703-883-1700. 
  • Green spring by Erickson at Springfield - for over age 62 - apartment homes featuring refundable deposit and outstanding amenities. 
  • Copperidge in Culpepper - 10 minutes DC - by Engle - Resort-style, Single family and townhomes

Frederick County 55+ Resale Homes

  • Gatherings at Shenandoah -  Scenic Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat near Winchester - By Beazer Homes - Frederick County - Singles and villas.
  • Willow Lawn Cottages - Winchester VA Resale - single homes in  $200's.
  • Cross Creek Village - Winchester - single homes start low $200's. 
  • The Village at Harvest Ridge - Sold Out - single homes started low $300's - By OakCrest Builders - traditional homes with refined touches such as brick-paved driveways and quaint street lamps. Option for 2nd floor. Age-in-place features include wide doorways and large showers.  404 Mikey Court (off I-81), Winchester 

Fauquier County Resale Retirement Communities

  • Legacy at Suffield Meadows - Warrenton Fauquier County near Historic Old Town- by Ryan Homes - Price - $$-$$$ - smaller community with nature amenities - Clubhouse, pool, walking trails. Located on Suffield Lane, off U.S. 29.   

    Also note: There is an assisted and independent community at Suffield Meadows called The Villa at Suffield Meadows.  It has access to the amenities at the 55 community. 
  • Annadale - Gordonsville near Charlottesville
  • Four Seasons at Historic Virginia - Near Potomac Mills at Dumfries by K. Hovnanian
  • Four Seasons at Vint Hill - at Warrenton by K. Hovnanian
  • Hidden Brooke In Springfield by Brookfield Homes. Resales only.

Resales of 55+ Communities in Charlottesville in Albemarle County

  • The Cottages at Jefferson Heights - Wilberger Properties - convenient to Charlottesville - 3 bedroom/2 1/2 bath luxury townhomes.  Resales.  Check with local Realtors.
  • Four Seasons at Charlottesville By K. Hovnanian at Ruckersville - Greene County - In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains close to downtown Charlottesville - Phase one completed. If you wish to visit this community call a local Realtor for resales and status. I don't believe Khovnanian are owners currently.  This is a lovely country environment with large clubhouse and miles of walking trails.

Rental Apartments in Charlottesville

  • The Independence - Rental apartments - these apartment homes have many of the same amenities of an active 55 community - Large apartments. Community garden, Bark Park and more.  Starts $1300's and up (verify as rents can change without notice.)
    350 Portico Way, Charlottesville - 888-495-5786

Loudoun County 55+ Resale Communities

Potomac Green landscape scene

Potomac Green - Ashburn -  Another great resort community in upscale Loudoun County - This one of single-family homes, condos, and villas - by Del Webb/Centex.  20580 Hope Spring Terrace - See Realtors for resales

See our review of the original homes at Potomac Green

Lansdowne Woods autumn sceneLansdowne Woods (formerly Leisure World) in Autumn
  • Lansdowne Woods of Virginia -  (previously named Leisure World of Virginia) - Lansdowne, VA - Upscale, fast-growing area. Developer is IDI Group. Condominiums. Clubhouse features swim center and spa, multiple classrooms, rooftop tennis deck, Gourmet Stop n Shop, concierge, beauty salon and more. Golf course or river views from the $200's to the $600's.   Now sold out. No new phases planned for now.  

    Update: There is also a 7-unit condominium building for luxury living within the community. It is called The Overlook and is located near the entrance where there are some beautiful panorama views.  (See new communities, above.)  Update:  SOLD OUT

Our review and photos of Lansdowne Woods in Lansdowne

  • Central Parke at Lowes Island - Resort community of townhomes and condos.  Amenities include clubhouse, pool, fitness center.
    20799 Royal Palace Square, Sterling, Va.
The Villages at Broadlands condo buildingThe Villages at Broadlands
  • The Villages at Broadlands - Active adult community in the Broadlands master community - By Van Metre - for 50+ - luxury elevator condos with garages - 2 and 3 bedrooms with dens - up to 1700+ sq ft - started mid-$300's.  43138 Stillwater Terrace, Ashburn - See local Realtors.
4 Seasons at Ashbury at Grand Opening
  • Four Seasons at Ashburn by K. Hovnanian  - condominiums tucked away in great Northern Virginia location near Dulles Airport.  Lots of shopping, restaurants and medical nearby.  In Ashburn Village complex - Courtland Dr., Ashburn -  See local Realtors.
  •  Heritage Highlands by Lennar  - Lovettsville - 80 single level homes were from $200,000's. Mountain views. Near to MARC commuter train. Amenities are recreation center and walking trail.   Resales.  (See new communities above for the return to Heritage Highlands with new homes.) 
  • 37 Harpers Mill Way, Lovettsville  
  • Four Seasons at Dulles Discovery - By K. Hovnanian. - Loudoun County - Townhome/Condominium minutes from Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and Dulles Airport.  Luxury villas and townhomes. Neighborhood town center. See Realtors for resales. 

Stafford County Senior Living Resale Communities

Leeland Station model home
  • Leeland Station by K Hovnanian - VRE station within walking distance - commute to DC - an age-restricted community in the development - started from mid-$200's - garden baths, gourmet island kitchens, medium to large homes.   275 Leeland Rd., Fredericksburg 

Spotsylvania County Resale Retirement Communities

  • Legacy at Virginia Heritage at Lee's Park Fredericksburg - Price - $$ - From $240's - Gated, amenity-filled community by Ryan Homes.
  • Virginia Heritage at Lee's Park Near Fredericksburg. Dolce Vita community by NV Homes. 
  • Turnberry East of Lee's Hill - by Hazel Homes in Fredericksburg - Was priced in low $200's. Country club style with golf, pools, clubhouse.
    9538 Airdrie Lane  
  • Regency Park Villas Fredericksburg. by Cornerstone Homes - sold out. Check for resales.
  • Retreat at Chancellorsville near Fredericksburg - Tricord Homes - single family.
  • River Crossing - Fredericksburg - By Ryan Homes - Medium to large ranch and 2-story homes from mid-$200's.  Walk to Central Park, the largest area shopping center.  Downtown nearby and be close to Mary Washington Hospital. Great location! 5810 Spring Arbor Lane  
  • Falls Run by Del Webb - Sold Out - near Fredericksburg - maybe resale.
    (Resales may be available in new communities not yet sold out.)

Independent Living Communities

  • Chancellor's Village Fredericksburg - By Senior Lifestyle Corp - - offers retirement living and assisted options. Unique programs include Wellness program, Dining for Wellness and Brain Health. Housekeeping 
    12100 Chancellor's Village Lane
  • The Hidenwood Retirement Community in Newport News, VA - Independent and assisted living options - choose the services you need in this popular community.
    50 Wellesley Drive, Newport News - Phone: 757-930-1075
  • Ashby Ponds  - Ashburn - By Erickson - Enjoy independent living in apartment-style homes for 62+.  Entry and monthly fee.


What is Considered Northern Virginia?

The 55+ communities on this page are in the Northern Virginia area. It is a widespread area spreading out from DC.  The terrain can be anywhere from city, suburban, to rural; it's very mixed.  The cities closest to Washington, DC in Virginia are Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church.  They are upscale and trendy and have an urban feeling.  A little farther from DC and more suburban is the Ashburn area.  In relaxing rural areas are towns like Fredericksburg, Stafford and others.  Many communities have close access to transportation hubs which makes it easy to get around.

Retirees who want to live out of the DC area but close to family that live closer to DC, or the many cultural, entertainment and dining options of Washington, DC, can find retirement communities within an hour's drive.  

There are other areas of Virginia that are good for retirement as well.  See the separate pages for Williamsburg, Richmond and Virginia Beach.  Virginia is a large state with large areas of open space and a wide choice of communities with different retirement lifestyles.

Newest Communities in Northern Virginia


Description/Start Price


1. The Atrium at MetroWestElevator condo buildings/Fairfax/$400'sMore
2. The SignatureElevator condos//Broadlands/$300's More
3. Barley WoodsVilla homes/Fredericksburg/Low $300's More
4. Birchwood at BrambletonCondos/Villas/Loudoun Cty/start$300'sMore
5. Carter's Mill (Coming)singles/villas/Haymarket/$400'sMore
6. Lexington 7Ashburn/Villas/$500'sMore
7. Blue Ridge ShadowFront Royal/$290'sMore

Most viewed on this page:

The Atrium - Fairfax, Va.

The Signature - Broadlands, Va.

 Crest of Alexandria - Alexandria

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