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    Active Adult Communities (Homes For Sale)

    The active adult category includes homes, condominiums, and townhomes typically sold as deeded real estate for independent living.

    Often Active adult homes are referred to as villas, patio homes, carriage homes or townhomes.

    If you're retired or preparing for retirement, this is a great way to enjoy your free time with travel and recreation rather than on household chores and maintenance.

    Active Adult Communities Are Your Style If …

    You're ready for a maintenance-free living experience. You've earned it, right?

    These homes, condominiums and townhomes are a great way to enjoy deeded real estate with the convenience of a low-maintenance lifestyle and, in some cases, the comfort of age-restricted, 55+ communities.

    Leave the yard work and home repairs to someone else; these villa homes and patio homes are just for living.

    Things To Consider When Purchasing

    • How is the maintenance staff? You want one that is both capable and prompt.
    • What do you think of the other residents? Make sure they seem like your kind of people. You are going to be neighbors, after all.
    • Are there fun activities posted? You don't want to get bored.
    • What are the monthly fees for maintenance and upkeep?

    Introduction to Shenandoah Valley, Virginia and Surrounding Areas

    "The Big Valley"
    The Shenandoah Valley stretches 200 miles across the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains. It's been nicknamed "The Big Valley" and immortalized in song, dance, film and television.

    The history and heritage of the region includes many sites devoted to the pioneers who traveled westward, settled and farmed - those like the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton and Cyrus McCormick's Farm in Raphine. He invented the first reaper!

    During the Civil War this region was nicknamed "The Breadbasket of the Confederacy." In Lexington, visit Virginia Military Institute and Washington & Lee University - where Gen. Robert E. Lee served as president after the war and where the Lee Chapel & Museum is located. See battlefields - New Market Battlefield State Park and Fisher's Hill Battlefield.

    Another historical site of the region is the Birthplace of President Woodrow Wilson.
    Outdoor Wonderland

    The Shenandoah Valley features picture-perfect postcard farms and inns along country roads and the popular Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. One of the natural wonders of this world is the Natural Bridge. Be sure to visit the region's many caverns, which include Luray, with the only stalacpipe organ, and Shenandoah, with an elevator to take you underground!

    If you're interested in the great outdoors, you'll love the hiking trails, paddle sports and horseback riding in the Blue Ridge Mountains, too!

    Two popular resorts are in the Shenandoah Valley: Bryce and Massanutten, which offer year-around activities. And don't forget the beautiful Shenandoah National Park with its portion of the Appalachian Trail and two resorts, too!

    You'll be singing "Oh, Shenandoah!" when you arrive and experience this magnificent "Big Valley" for yourself.

    ref: Virginia.org