- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 19, 2006

At Leisure World of Virginia, the active adult community at Lansdowne, activities and classes usually are available every day of the month so residents can learn to paint, take a dance or exercise class, practice a musical instrument or discuss a novel.

Golfers at Loudoun County’s Leisure World can play at the Lansdowne Resort golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones and the new 18-hole Greg Norman-designed course, which opened last year.

In addition, the Lansdowne Resort pro shop, spa, restaurants and clubhouse are available to Leisure World residents.

The community includes walking and biking trails, Loudoun Hospital Center, a medical office building and planned retail and office spaces.

The IDI Group Cos. and RCC Inc. of California are developing the 91-acre Leisure World site, which is part of the 2,300-acre Lansdowne community.

Leisure World eventually will consist of seven high-rise buildings and seven midrise buildings, with 2,114 condominium homes. The buildings will be positioned in a circular pattern around landscaped open spaces and recreational amenities.

Condominium residents will enjoy views of the Potomac River, golf course and parkland, as well as distant mountain vistas.

Amenities within Leisure World include open spaces with nature trails, landscaped areas and community garden plots. In addition, there are two community clubhouses, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, tennis courts, an auditorium, activity and craft rooms including a ceramics and wood shop, a bank, a billiard room, an interfaith chapel, restaurants, and convenience shopping.

The community has perimeter fencing and a guard-controlled entry gate. The Leisure World shuttle bus offers transportation to nearby shops and restaurants for residents.

Riverview, an 11-story condominium building at Leisure World, includes a variety of one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 874 to 1,720 square feet. One resident must be age 55 or older. Base prices for the one-bedroom homes start in the $280,000s; two-bedroom homes start in the $330,000s. The three-bedroom homes are priced from the $440,000s. Condominium fees range from $356 to $433 per month.

Each home includes an entry foyer, separate living and dining areas, walk-in closets, a breakfast area, a pantry cabinet in the kitchen, a walk-in laundry room, a bath with a tub and separate shower, and individually metered gas heat and electric air conditioning. Buyers can add glass-enclosed balconies, crown moldings, wood, tile or marble flooring, fireplaces and more.

The Riverview Unit L, which has 1,720 finished square feet, includes a walk-in closet and powder room off the foyer. The formal living room includes a sliding glass door to the balcony and can include a fireplace. The separate dining room is adjacent to the kitchen and breakfast bar. The kitchen includes a breakfast area with two walls of windows, a pantry along another wall and a second entrance into the hall.

The master bedroom has a dressing area with one closet, a second walk-in closet and a bath with a tub and a separate shower. Nearby are a laundry room, a second bedroom and a second full bath. Near the living room is the third bedroom or den, which has a closet and a sliding glass door to the balcony.

Call 703/581-1711 or visit www.idigroup.com.

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