Anne Arundel County Rolls out the Red Carpet for Active Adults

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If you're relocating to Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and you've reached the ripe old age of 55, you'll find no shortage of new and resale communities built just for you.  Of course, you can live anywhere, but you will enjoy options not available to people under 55 because many of Anne Arundel County's new home communities in the past few years have been developed with age restrictions. 

Developers recognize the demand by empty-nesters for low-maintenance homes that offer elegant amenities, spacious floorplans, community amenities, and convenience to shopping.  Coupling that consumer popularity with county building restrictions based upon availability of community services such as schools, Active Adult communities are springing up all over the county and they're all within a half hour of Northrop Grumman, Fort Meade, BWI, and the U.S. Naval Academy - barring any unforeseen traffic surprises.

Here are a few of them, both new and resale:



Acton Landing, From $560,000 - Brand new decorated condo model now open! Be among the few who will appreciate life in the only brand new home community built in downtown Historic Annapolis in 100 years.  

Four Seasons at Saint Margaret's, From $299,999 - Located just off College Parkway; offers 2 bedroom/2 bath units as well as 3 bedroom/2 bath luxury floor plans.   High-quality, low-maintenance lifestyle by K Hovnanian in exquisite surroundings. Garage and non-garage condominiums are available now.  (pictured at right) 

Hamlets Land, in Edgewater, From $339,900 - Garden-style buildings with garages, built in 2001.  Most units are 2 bedrooms 2 baths with luxury appointments. 

Heritage Harbor, From $240,000 -  This was arguably the first Active Adult community in the area, and it's still one of the biggest and best, with its own golf course and a fabulous clubhouse complex.  There are detached, attached, townhomes and highrise homes available in a location that's easily accessible to downtown Annapolis and commuting routes to both Baltimore and Washington.  At this writing, there are 24 homes on the market ranging from garden style units in Broad Creek to detached homes with double garages in the $400's.

South River Colony, in Edgewater, From $470,000 - Actually there is just one on the market right now, at this or any price.  It is an attached rancher with garage.  Other models have sold in the upper $500's.

Stonecrest, From the high $500's - A community of detached homes by NV Homes, located off Bay Dale Drive in Annapolis, convenient to Route 50 for an easy commute to D.C. and Baltimore.

Vineyards of Annapolis, Price not published- Caruso Homes is building this community, off of Riva Road, featuring about 2 floorplan options.  Features include brick fronts, 3-story sunroom extensions, 9' ceilings, and 42" kitchen cabinets.


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Carroll's Creek (Gambrills), Coming Soon -Carroll's Creek will consist of 162 active adult lifestyle homes, built by Centex, with nine elevator-accessed buildings that will surround a community pool, private clubhouse facility and onsite walking trails.

Crofton Colony (Crofton), From the $600's -  Koch Homes built this wonderful community in 2002, so the landscaping is starting to mature and it is a beautiful neighborhood community; homes have high ceilings, open layouts, and the luxury trim and features for which Koch homes are known. (pictured at left)

The Village at Waugh Chapel, From $214,900 - Garden-style condos built in 2004 include some with secure elevators; literally overlooking the shopping and restaurant complex of the Village at Waugh Chapel.  Talk about convenience!




Gateway Village, From $359,500 - New condo community of 90 units total.  8 floor plans to choose from including some with dens or formal dining rooms. Great standard features: 9' ceilings, hardwoods in foyer/kit; gourmet kit w/granite and cherry/maple cab; designer tile and granite in baths.

Shipley's Crossing, From $562,938- A gated community of 80 homes under construction now by Grayson Homes; villas with two-car garages, and some with first-floor master suite; 3500-sq.ft clubhouse with heated pool.  Very convenient to BWI and the Baltimore.  Price reflects $25,000 price reduction only with builder's preferred lender and title company.





Cedar Ridge, From $264,900 - Almost new gated community in Piney Orchard, with lots of community amenities to enjoy including a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, nearby shopping and more.  Garden-style buildings with elevator, garages, and lots of storage  2 and 3 bedroom models.

Gatherings at Piney Orchard, From $221,900 - 4 Story, Elevator Condominiums, by Beazer Homes, with your own private garage, this gated community features a private clubhouse, outdoor heated pool, tennis court and much more. 

Hearthstone at Severn Crest, From $480,000 - Single-family one-level homes up to 4 bedrooms and up to 3 ½ baths, including spacious main-level owner's suites. Other sought-after features are hardwood flooring in the foyer and powder room, 9' ceilings, 42" kitchen cabinets, ceramic-tiled baths and upgraded siding.    

Sloop Cove LandingLegacy at Eden Brook, From the Upper $200's -Elevator-equipped building set the standard for easy living.  Some sought-after features in each condominium are the upgraded lighting fixtures, ceramic baths, 42" kitchen cabinets, 9 foot ceilings and much more!

Maple Ridge at Piney Orchard, From $400,000 -  Luxury 26' and 28' wide, 2-car garage townhomes, some with first floor master suites!    



ACTIVE ADULT COMMUNITIES IN NORTH COUNTY:Osprey Landing, in Glen Burnie, From $474,900 - 45 homesites plus 87 more in Creekside at Osprey Landing.  Detached homes by Grayson Homes in this gated community featuring 50 acres of green space, walking trails, and piers.   

Sloop Cove Landing, in Pasadena, From the high $400's- Single family homes with first floor master suites, situatied on half-acre homesites.  Elegant interior features include luxurious bath appointments, gourmet kitchens, energy-savers, and custom brick or stone front exteriors. (pictured at left)



SOURCE:  50+ Communities (The Baltimore Sun), New Homes Guide, and MRIS.  This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.   Prices subject to change without notice.  This post is not an endorsement of any community, builder, or individual property.


Whether one of these communities catches your eye, or several do, I'll be happy to help you
with further information for both resale and new homes.  

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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Margaret, it's amazing what they are doing with over-55 communities these days!  I'm also surprised at the people who are looking at them - this isn't you father's retirement community!
Feb 17, 2008 12:09 AM #1
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
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Margaret~Excellent post filled with such valuable information and your pics look fabulous. I'm sorry to see that that photo tool was being stubborn though. Enjoy your day!
Feb 17, 2008 12:33 AM #2
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
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Margaret, great post.  What photo edited tools are you using?
Feb 17, 2008 12:52 AM #3
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

Patricia - So true! Although my parents moved into Leisure World when they were younger than my husband and I are now, complete with golf, tennis, clubhouse, walking paths and the like.  One thing about today's Active Adult communities is that the developers seem to be more diligent about main level living.  The Leisure World townhouses don't have a 1st floor bath (just a half bath), and that's hard on some of those folks now in their 80's and 90's.

Julie - I had to look three different places to find this.  Hopefully it will be helpful to anyone looking for this type of housing to have all this info in one place.  I'm going to try again with the ActiveRain photo insert tool.

Cindy, It was the ActiveRain photo edit/insert tool that wasn't working this morning.  I'll try it later  

Feb 17, 2008 03:23 AM #4
Katerina Gasset
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Margaret- What! How's that! You mean we don't have the rights to all the 55+ communities?:)
Feb 17, 2008 09:09 AM #5
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
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Katerina, this condominium is for active adults, but the community has many condominiums, townhomes and detached homes where residents enjoy similar amenities at any age.

Feb 17, 2008 10:25 AM #6
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