- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Prince William County continues to be one of the fastest-growing counties in the country as home buyers choose a location within commuting distance of Washington and its suburban work locations, plus access to myriad golf courses, parks, lakes and rivers for recreation.

Households with members age 55 and older will find several residential communities in Prince William designed for this demographic group. Some include golf views and waterfront views with homeownership.

These homes offer what developers term one-level living, meaning that the master suite is on the main floor with the kitchen and living areas, and residents need not use stairs. Some of the homes have guest bedrooms upstairs; some offer finished lower levels. Recreational amenities and planned activities often are offered, including fitness centers, swimming pools and walking trails.

For active adult buyers interested in golf, Comstock Homebuilding Cos. Inc. is building condominiums in three five-story brick buildings at Beacon Park, part of the Belmont Bay planned community in Woodbridge.

Beacon Park, bordering the Ospreys Golf Club, also has views of the Potomac and Occoquan rivers. In addition to golf, residents can enjoy walking trails and easy access to fitness, swimming and boating facilities. Each condominium building has a controlled-access parking garage, an elevator and a rooftop terrace.

The homes have 10-foot ceilings, upscale kitchens and one to three bedrooms. Buyers may choose between a study and a master suite with a loft and a wet bar.

Sales have not yet begun on these homes, and prices and condominium fees have not been set. Sales are anticipated to begin sometime this fall.

To be placed on a priority list, call 703/491-2600 or visit www.ComstockCondos.com.

Brookfield Homes Corp. is developing both the active adult community of Dunbarton and the surrounding Braemar community between Haymarket and Manassas.

Patriot Homes also is building at Dunbarton.

The Dunbarton Club, overlooking Broad Run, has an indoor pool and spa, a fitness center, game and meeting rooms, a business center and a parlor. The club’s landscaped grounds provide tennis courts, a putting green, boccie and shuffleboard courts, and hiking and biking trails.

Dunbarton also will organize numerous social events, and residents will be members of the Braemar association.

Attached villa homes are base-priced from $354,990 to $364,990, and single-family homes are base-priced from $434,990 to $464,990.

All of the homes feature two or three bedrooms, two baths, a two-car garage, 9-foot ceilings on the main level, a center-island kitchen, a family room with a fireplace, a separate living and dining area, and a master bath.

Homeowner association fees are $245 per month.

Patriot Homes is offering two model home styles at Dunbarton, with base prices from $484,900 to $496,900. The Patuxent III model has approximately 1,900 square feet, and the Livingston model has approximately 3,200 square feet. Both homes have two-car garages and first-floor master suites.

Homeowner association fees are $245 per month.

Call 703/393-2896 for Brookfield Homes or visit www.dunbarton.net and call 703/392-5100 for Patriot Homes or visit www.lennar.com.

K. Hovnanian Homes’ Four Seasons at Historic Virginia has six decorated model homes. This 486-acre wooded site located on Virginia Route 234 just west of Interstate 95 will consist of 800 detached single-family homes designed for single-level living, each with two or three bedrooms and a two-car garage.

Recreational amenities include an activities director and a clubhouse with a cyber-cafe, lounge, ballroom, fitness center, indoor lap pool, billiards, arts-and-crafts and game rooms, a library, business rooms and a computer learning center. Outdoor amenities include tennis courts, a pool and spa, a putting green, boccie courts and walking and biking trails.

Home base prices range from the upper $400,000s to the low $500,000s for 1,547 to 3,500 square feet, all on one level.

Most of the homes will include a third bedroom that can be used as a den or home office, and many will offer a second-level loft option for flexible living space.

Homeowner association fees are approximately $250 per month.

K. Hovnanian is offering $75,000 as a buyer incentive, which buyers can use any way they choose for closing costs, options or buying down their loan.

Call 703/583-3733 or visit www.khov4seasons.com.

Under development by Lennar Corp. near Gainesville and Haymarket, Heritage Hunt features an 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course designed by Arthur Hills.

The 750-acre development includes wooded areas, streams, lakes and pastures. When complete, it will have about 2,000 homes, including single-family houses, villas and town homes.

Heritage Hunt includes 24-hour security at the gate. A full equity golf course membership is included with each home purchase at Heritage Hunt.

A restaurant and lounge are in the main clubhouse along with an auditorium, billiard room, a library, a computer lab and arts-and-crafts rooms. A second clubhouse has an indoor aquatic and fitness center.

Outdoors, besides the golf course, residents will be able to enjoy lighted tennis courts, a driving range, an outdoor swimming pool, hiking and biking trails, and lawn sports.

New sections of homes from Lennar at Heritage Hunt are available priced in the low $400,000s to the upper $500,000s. They feature two or three bedrooms, a one- or two-car garage, and a security monitor connected to the front gate. Homeowner association fees are $235 per month.

Patriot Homes is selling its last phase of single-family homes at Heritage Hunt, priced from the high $400,000s. The Patuxent III model, with 2,954 square feet, has a two-car garage, first-floor master bedroom suite, a sunroom, a loft with a bathroom and a finished lower level with a recreation room, den and bathroom.

The Livingston model at Heritage Hunt has 3,217 square feet, a two-car garage, a two-story foyer with hardwood flooring, a first-floor master suite, a study, a powder room, an open great room for living and dining, a sunroom with a two-sided fireplace, a kitchen with breakfast nook, and a laundry room.

The second floor has an additional master suite and two additional bedrooms with a connecting bath, a loft and a computer area.

Homeowner association fees are $235 per month.

Call 703/743-1079 for Patriot Homes or visit www.lennar.com. For Lennar Homes, call 703/743-3000 or visit www.heritagehunt.com.

The Airston Group Inc. is building 61 homes at Liberty Grove in Manassas, including 45 apartment-style condominiums and 16 two-level town homes with rear-entry two-car garages.

Liberty Grove is near Old Town Manassas as well as recreational, aquatic and fitness centers.

Airston is offering condominiums with elevators from the upper $200,000s and town homes from the upper $400,000s. Seven models of condominiums are available, ranging from 1,100 to 2,198 finished square feet, including one and two bedrooms, a study or a family room or both, with garage parking available for an additional $10,000.

Condominium association fees are $250 per month.

Both the condominiums and the town homes have a security system, 9-foot ceilings, ceramic tile flooring in the baths, 42-inch cabinets in the kitchen, a master bath, a washer and dryer, a structured wiring package and gas heat.

The Airston Group is offering special savings on some immediate-delivery homes.

The Baltimore, a 1,743-square-foot home with two bedrooms, a study and 21/2 baths, is priced at $299,900. The Airston Group also will guarantee the sale of the purchaser’s current home.

Call 703/330-9180 or visit www.airstonhomes.com.

Toll Bros. Inc. will be building 1,232 condominiums, single-family homes and patio homes at Regency at Dominion Valley, an active adult community adjacent to the 2,400-acre Dominion Valley Country Club, a planned community near Haymarket.

In addition to an 18-hole golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, the community will have a lighted 18-hole putting green, lighted tennis courts, jogging and biking trails, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

The Regency Club, which recently opened, includes a ballroom, performing arts center, fitness center, a whirlpool tub, a steam room, a library, a business center, and dining facilities.

Every patio-style and single-family home at Regency will include a two-car garage.

Inside, all the models feature a first-floor master suite with extra-wide entrances to the master bedroom and master bath, 9- or 10-foot ceilings, hardwood flooring in the foyer, ceramic tile flooring in all baths, a kitchen with 42-inch cabinets, high-tech structured wiring, and gas heat and hot water.

Condominium homes in the Greenbrier Collection range from the low to upper $300,000s. Condominium fees are $452 per month. Homes in the Georgetown Collection of patio homes range from the upper $300,000s to the low $400,000s, with homeowner association fees of $335 per month.

The Potomac Collection and Middleburg Collection of single-family homes range from $497,975 to the high $500,000s, with homeowner association fees of $227 per month.

Call 703/753-8900 or visit www.regencydominionvalley.com.

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