Discover Small-Town Connection at These 3 Exceptional Planned Communities
Combining amenities with commuter access, a successful planned community builds a strong sense of fellowship between neighbors. The seed is planted, the first residents move in, the amenities are completed and open up — before you know it the community blossoms. The residents come together because the place they live becomes part of their identity, one that they share in together.
Ultimately, a planned community can develop that elusive small-town feel where everybody knows everybody. Children play out in the neighborhood and parents walk dogs, wave to neighbors and socialize out on the front porch.
If you’re in search of this lifestyle or want to take a look at some of the most successful planned communities in the capital region, just plan a visit to the towns below.
Just northwest of Germantown on I-270, Cabin Branch is a fully amenitized planned community, complete with an impressive community clubhouse, resort-style swimming pool, sports fields, parks, walking trails and playgrounds. And although new homes are still being built, the community is reaching maturity, and neighbors gather often for community events.
Its biggest amenity can be found at the newly completed Clarksburg Premium Outlets, an on-site outlet mall with premium options for retail, dining and entertainment. Nature lovers also love this community because it backs to the 2,000-acre Black Hill Regional Park, which is the ideal place for hiking, boating and more.
Discover a more peaceful pace of life at Landsdale in Monrovia, just southwest of Frederick, MD. Here you’ll enjoy a serene natural setting and majestic mountain views. And with a newly completed clubhouse, olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis courts, playground and outdoor amphitheater, you won’t need to look far for activities to do or new friends and neighbors to enjoy them with.
Northern Virginia’s most popular planned community was awarded as one of the Top 20 Communities in the Nation for a reason. It’s because Willowsford has always gone the extra mile to cultivate that strong connection between residents and to the land itself.
Divided among three distinct neighborhoods, Willowsford is overflowing with amenities. It features multiple clubhouses, a 300-acre working farm that grows fresh produce for the community, a boating lake, demonstration kitchens and miles of walking trails. There’s also a dog park, bike track, water park, camping grounds and much, much more.
Regardless of where you’re looking to live, planned communities are growing in popularity because they offer a complete lifestyle with amenities and conveniences that win over the hearts of their residents. If you’ve never experienced a planned community, it’s well worth a visit. Let us help you schedule a tour today.
How to visit and enter these homes without an appointment:
- Look for the COME ON IN! sign on a participating home.
- Download and use the NterNow app on your smartphone to get a one-time access code — or simply call the phone number on the sign.
- Enter the access code on the lock and that’s it! Just walk in and enjoy your tour.
- When you’re ready to leave, simply close the door behind you.