Named the 2016 Community of the Year, this award-winning waterfront destination is located on the shores of the historic Potomac River, where it captures the pride of the American way of life and the charm of the Tidewater tradition, with its walkable neighborhoods and emphasis on coastal outdoor living. Just 30 miles from Washington DC, Potomac Shores offers easy access to city life while allowing residents to enjoy the beauty of Virginia’s rolling countryside.
Overlooking the Potomac River, the public-access 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course is set in the midst of mature hardwood forests, inviting players of all skill levels to enjoy a par-72 layout. After a game of golf, players can relax in the 8,000-square-foot Clubhouse, which features a spacious living room, pro shop, full-service restaurant, plus outdoor patios and fire pit.
An array of resort-style amenities create a destination for a lifetime, including an expansive rec and social center for Potomac Shores members only, a nature trail system, a Canoe Club, a brand-new public elementary school and a future town center, middle school and on-site VRE train stop.
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Acreage Nearly 2,000 acres (809 hectares) on a wooded peninsula with two miles of shoreline.
Clubhouse The 8,000 square-foot Clubhouse features a spacious living room, pro shop, grille-style dining room, outdoor porch and patios overlooking the 18th green, fire pit and fireplaces, and an event lawn for weddings, tournaments and group gatherings.
Golf The public par-72 Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course overlooks the Potomac River, offering 18 holes, native wetland buffers and over 200 feet of elevation changes. It was named “Golfweek’s Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play, 2016,” and one of the “Top 10 Best New Courses in the Country” by Golf Digest, 2015.
The Shores Club The 13,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor hub reserved for member families includes a Social Barn with a living room/lounge, outdoor dining patio, demonstration kitchen and 9,400 square-foot event lawn, and a Fitness Barn with a fully equipped gym, movement studio, yoga garden, locker rooms, showers and changing rooms. Members also have access to a community garden, an eight-lane competition pool with amphitheater-style viewing areas and a family pool with a sundeck, cabanas, kids’ splash pool and snack bar.
Trails Miles of scenic hiking and biking trails.
Schools Covington-Harper, a new elementary school for 900 K-5 students with 19 acres of modern classrooms and grass practice fields is now open. The future 33-acre campus middle school will serve grades 6-8 in an innovative environment. Nearby public and private schools include the prestigious Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School.
Recreation Current amenities include a Canoe Club with a 100-foot pier, plus two tot lots. Planned amenities include neighborhood parks, playgrounds and a community sports complex with multipurpose fields, a softball field, Little League fields and a tot lot.
Train Stop (future) A Virginia Railway Express station will be located within the future town center for convenience and walkability. The closest VRE stop is minutes away in Rippon Landing.
Town Center (future) The walkable town center will be a central hub for shopping, dining, entertainment and community events.
Marina (planned) The marina and waterfront village will offer access to the Potomac River. Planned amenities include public and private moorings for motor-powered craft and sailboats.
Healthcare Sentara Obici Hospital is a 168-bed, full-service hospital less than a 15-minute drive away. Several other healthcare options are located within 30 miles in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.
Shopping & Dining A top tourist destination, Potomac Mills—Virginia’s largest outlet mall—offers more than 200 retailers and an 18-screen movie theater just 15 minutes from the community. Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center features 550,000 square feet of specialty shops and restaurants (including a 138,000-square-foot Wegmans Food Market) in a boulevard environment, also 15 minutes away. Downtown Woodbridge’s various upscale and ethnic dining options are less than a 20-minute drive away.
Area Attractions The historical, cultural and urban attractions of Washington DC are just 30 miles from Potomac Shores. Prince William Forest National Park offers camping, hiking, picnicking and biking trails only 15 minutes away.
Homes For Sale Well-appointed townhomes, villas and single-family homes—some with main-level living—with a choice of renowned builders and neighborhoods. Priced from the $300,000s to the $800,000s.