As I wrote in my earlier article about 55+ Communities, there are actually many communities in the area to choose from. I already wrote about Leisure World. Another community that is very close to the DC area is Central Park at Victoria Falls in Laurel, conveniently located right at I-95 and I-200.
Victoria Falls was constructed beginning in 2006. It contains a variety of home styles – 112 detached single-family homes, 247 attached villas, and 250 condominiums. There are presently nine homes for sale at Victoria Falls. These range from a 2-bedroom condo with 1673 square feet, listed at 250K, to a 4-bedroom detached single family home with a double garage with 2177 square feet, listed at 495K. The single-family homes and villas all have a large master bedroom suite on the first floor, and at least a one-car garage. The condos all have elevators and parking in a covered garage at the bottom of the building.
Central Parke at Victoria Falls has a wonderful clubhouse that contains a large indoor pool, a library with computers, a fitness center, several meeting rooms, and a ballroom. The community also has a large outdoor pool, tennis courts, and walking trails. There are activities scheduled each day for residents, as well as field trips to different area attractions several times a month.
The community takes care of all outdoor maintenance of the homes, including snow removal, lawn care, and gutter cleaning. And, from what the staff has told me, unlike many 55+ communities, people can live there who are under 55, as long as all members of the household are at least 19, and one member is over 55. That offers some flexibility for families that might have adult children living with them.
Please contact me at Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-352-4899 if you’d like to learn more about Central Parke at Victoria Falls, or other communities you could downsize into in the DC area.