- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Suburban development used to mean bedroom communities on the outskirts of a city, places where residents drove or rode a bus or subway into the city to work all day and returned to their homes in the evening.

In the Washington area, suburbia now exists in far distant counties. While some residents commute into Washington, many others commute to business centers in other suburban areas.

Development in the Virginia counties of Spotsylvania, Orange, Louisa and Caroline is centered primarily in the area closest to Fredericksburg, along Interstate 95 and close to the existing towns of Carmel Church, Ladysmith and Lake of the Woods.

Spotsylvania’s Lee’s Parke, a planned community close to Fredericksburg, includes a swimming pool, tennis courts, a clubhouse and multipurpose playing fields.

Ryland Homes has three collections of single-family homes at Lee’s Parke priced from the upper $300,000s and low $500,000s.

Call 800/840-2538 or visit www.ryland.com.

Ryan Homes also is building at Lee’s Parke. The Estates at Lee’s Parke are single-family homes with 2,600 to 6,000 square feet, four or five bedrooms, 21/2 baths and a two or three-car garage.

Base prices for these homes range from the $400,000s to the $550,000s.

Call 540/834-0363 or visit www.ryanhomes.com.

The smaller single-family homes in Lee’s Parke, with up to five bedrooms, 21/2 baths and a two-car garage, are priced from the $320,000s to the $450,000s.

Call 540/710-6271 or visit www.ryanhomes.com.

NVHomes is building single-family homes at Lee’s Parke priced from the upper $400,000s. Call 540/891-5575 or visit www.nvhomes.com.

Richmond American Homes Inc. is building single-family homes at Lee’s Parke priced from the upper $300,000s to the mid-$400,000s.

Call 540/898-7228 or visit www.richmondamerican.com.

At Broad Creek, Ryan Homes is building brick-front estate homes on half-acre wooded homesites.

These homes have up to five bedrooms, 41/2 baths and as much as 7,000 finished square feet.

The base prices range from the $490,000s to the $640,000s.

Call 540/408-2021 or visit www.ryanhomes.com.

Fawn Lake, a golf course community with an 18-hole Arnold Palmer-designed course and a large lake, offers a resort lifestyle, with a clubhouse, swimming pools, tennis courts and walking trails.

Homesites for custom homes currently listed on the Fawn Lake Web site (www.fawnlakevirginia.com) range from the $190,000s to the upper $700,000s.

Builders at Fawn Lake include Beazer Homes Corp., Pettit Homes Inc., Coleman Homes Inc., Regency Homes LC, Fredericksburg Custom Homes Inc., Sagun Homes Inc., Hand Construction Inc., Signature Series Construction Inc., Jamestown Builders and Thompson Building Corp.

Call 800/435-8020 or visit the Web site.

Beazer Homes is building single-family homes at Fawn Lake priced from the upper $500,000s to the low $700,000s, with four bedrooms, two or three full baths, a two-car garage and 3,381 to 4,167 finished square feet.

Call 540/972-0197 or visit www.beazer.com.

At Idlewild, Ryland is building 795 homes in a planned community, including live/work condominiums priced from the upper $500,000s, town homes priced from the low to mid-$300,000s and single-family homes from the upper $300,000s to the mid-$400,000s.

The development is near I-95, a Virginia Railway Express station and Old Town Fredericksburg.

Call 888/674-9240 or visit www.ryland.com.

At Stuarts Crossing, Ryland is building single-family homes priced from the low $500,000s with 2,295 to 3,572 square feet of living space.

The homes are on 1-acre or larger homesites and have detached garages.

Call 800/236-0536 or visit www.ryland.com.

Basheer & Edgemoore Homes LLC is building manor homes on estate-size homesites at Whitehall, a 1,000-acre development with trails, streams and parks. The community is close to Fredericksburg’s shops and restaurants and to I-95.

The manor and estate homes are priced from the low $600,000s.

Call 540/972-4056 or visit www. basheerandedgemoore.com.

NVHomes is building town homes and single-family homes at the Preserve at Smith Run, including 53 single-family homes priced from the upper $400,000s.

The 50 town homes, each with a garage, are priced from the low $300,000s.

Call 800/280-0297 or visit www.nvhomes.com.

Toll Bros. Inc. is building single family homes on 2-acre or larger homesites at Chancellorsville Hunt, five miles west of Fredericksburg.

The homes have 3,720 to 4,780 finished square feet, with four bedrooms, three or four full baths, one or two powder rooms, and a three-car side-entry garage.

The homes are priced from the low to upper $600,000s.

Call 540/582-5000 or visit www.tollbrothers.com.

Winchester Homes Inc. is building single-family homes on 2- to 4-acre wooded estate sites at Glen Haven in Fredericksburg, a planned community with 55 percent of the acreage left undeveloped or as open space.

The homes are priced from the mid-$500,000s to the upper $700,000s.

Call 540/736-7624 or visit www.winchesterhomes.com.

American Heritage Homes is building estate homes in two locations near Chancellorsville.

At the Estates of Chancellorsville and Mineral Springs Plantation the homes are being built on 2-acre or larger wooded homesites.

Homes at the Estates at Chancellorsville are priced from the $500,000s; homes at Mineral Springs Plantation are priced from the $800,000s.

Call 540/786-8000 for both or visit www.americanheritage customhomes.com.

In Caroline County’s Ladysmith Village, a planned community with tree-lined streets, wide sidewalks, library and elementary school, the village center will have shops, restaurants and a post office; a community center with activities, a swimming pool, tennis courts and a fitness center, walking trails, parks and a location close to the South River.

Plans for the area near Ladysmith Village include a golf course and a commercial center.

Seven builders are building single-family homes in the community, including Aaronal Homes, Atlantic Builders Ltd., Castle Builders, Hamlet Homes, Snead Custom Homes Inc., Somerset Homes and Spear Builders of Virginia Inc.

The homes are priced from the upper $200,000s and $300,000s into the $500,000s.

Call 804/448-4529 or visit www.ladysmithva.com.

Tricord Homes is building the planned community of Pendleton on more than 200 acres near Ladysmith, with an 18-hole golf course, a pro shop, a practice facility, swimming pools, a clubhouse and walking trails.

Single-family homes priced from the upper $200,000s and higher are available now, with town homes and active-adult homes planned.

Call 804/448-9933 or visit www.tricordhomes.com.

In Louisa County, Ryan is building single-family homes at two locations.

Spring Creek, a 1,200-acre gated golf course community, will include lighted tennis courts, a swimming pool, a fitness center, sports courts and a tot lot.

Located 15 minutes from Charlottesville, this development includes some homes with water and golf course views.

The homes, priced from the $310,000s to the $450,000s, will be built on cul-de-sac and wooded homesites.

Call 540/832-0087 or visit www.ryanhomes.com.

At Reedy Creek, the homes will be built on 11/2-acre or larger wooded homesites.

The homes have 2,000 to 3,000 finished square feet, with three or four bedrooms, up to 41/2 baths and a two-car garage.

Base prices at Reedy Creek range from the $290,000s to the $380,000s.

Call 540/967-5370 or visit www.ryanhomes.com.

In Orange County, Beazer is building one- and two-story single-family homes at Somerset Farm in Locust Grove, where a walking trail leads to the Rapidan River.

The development also includes a swimming pool, tennis courts and a tot lot.

The homes have 1,482 to 2,118 finished square feet, with three or four bedrooms, two or 21/2 baths and a two-car garage.

The homes are base priced from the upper $200,000s to the low $300,000s.

Call 540/399-1385 or visit www.beazer.com.

Ryan is building single-family homes on third-acre cul-de-sac sites near Old Town Gordonsville at Gordonsville Gates. The homes are priced from the $270,000s to the $320,000s.

Call 540/832-7129 or visit www.ryanhomes.com.

At Poplar Forest, Ryan is building single-family homes in a community within walking distance of schools, shops and restaurants near historic downtown Orange.

The homes are base-priced from the $250,000s to the $350,000s.

Call 540/672-5553 or visit www.ryanhomes.com.

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