6735 Suffield Lane, Warrenton, Virginia 20187
Gated 55+ Community of Suffield Meadows in Pastoral Northern Virginia Has a Variety of Housing and is in a Town Surrounded by Horse Farms and Farmland
Suffield Meadows, a gated community with just 112 residences, is four miles from Virginia's historic downtown Warrenton in northern Virginia and about 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. Built on former tree farm, the development is filled with lush greenery and walking paths. It was built by Ryan Homes between 2005 and 2011.
Home styles range from town homes and condominiums to single family homes. Condomunium living space starts at 1,248 square feet. Attached and detached homes offer between 1,978 square feet to 3,310 square feet. Although some units have a basements and a loft, most are spread over one main level. Features may include a no-step entry, an attached garage, a soaking tub, a sunroom, a media room and a screened porch. Exteriors are brick and with vinyl siding.
Prices start in the high-$200,000s, but homes do not come up for sale often, and current prices are higher. Please verify this with a Realtor prices may vary. Monthly HOA dues cover weekly lawn and shrub care as well as seasonal fertilization and new mulch.
Suffield Meadows has a large clubhouse with a fitness center, an aerobics studio, a library and an outdoor pool. Social and special interest groups include a book club, a bridge club, a water aerobics crew and a yoga troupe. Community gardens allow residents to grow their own vegetables and flowers.
Neighbors also have access to The Villa, an on-site assisted living facility. The Villa has activity rooms, a computer center, a theater, a full-service restaurant, and self-serve bistro.
Well-to-do Warrenton sits at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is surrounded by farmland and horse farms. Its cute downtown has nicely restored historic brick buildings and a main street lined with antique streetlamps. Nearby attractions include vineyards and the Manassas Battlefield.
Fauquier Hospital offers a full menu of senior services and is accredited by the Joint Commission. It is also a primary stroke center.
Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. On average, the area receives 40 inches of rain and 20 inches of snow each year.
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Jamestown was founded in 1607, and both the American Revolution and the Civil War surrender sites are in Virginia. The state, nicknamed the Mother of Presidents, has given birth to eight U.S. presidents and has the longest continually operating state legislature in the Western hemisphere.
Points of interest include the home of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Richmond, and Williamsburg, a restored Colonial town. Booker T. Washington's birthplace, Arlington House, and the Blue Ridge National Parkway are worth a visit, too.
Population - 8,411,808
Persons 65 years old and over - 15%
High school graduates age 25+ - 88%
Bachelor's degree or higher age 25+ - 36%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 9%
White persons, not Hispanic - 63%
Median household income - $65,015
Median home value - $245,000
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Why are HOA Fees So High in 55+ Communities?
HOA fees (homeowner association fees) come in a wide range, and each 55+ community has a different set of guidelines for determining its HOA fees. Generally, the more amenities, the higher the fee. And often older communities have higher fees because as a development ages, maintenance costs increase. Most communities have bylaws stating how high HOA fees can be raised each year. When looking for a 55+ community, always ask about the fees. How much are they? What do they cover? How many increases have there been in the last 10 years? If the developer or sales staff will not tell you, visit on a Saturday when people are out and about and ask a resident or two about the HOA fees.
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