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From popular seaside resort towns to scores of historical landmarks to expansive areas of unspoiled wilderness, homebuyers have a lot to choose from when they're looking for the perfect Virginia community. Golf, tennis, equestrian, waterfront, and more, the articles here show you why Virginia communities are so popular and desirable. 

The Most Popular Lifestyle Communities of 2024

This diverse list of top 2024 communities includes several categories broken down by state/region. With dozens of appealing and desirable communities in each region, we narrowed them down to recognize the most popular based on a wide range of data that combines user engagement, page visits, and information requests from the previous year. Read on to discover the most popular communities of 2024...

Best Places to Retire Near Colonial Williamsburg, VA

With quality healthcare, great tax benefits, and wonderful year-round climate, active adults find a lot to love about this delightful little gem trapped in time. Here are a few of the best places to retire near Colonial Williamsburg, VA.   

Most Popular Lake Communities of 2023

Whether it's watching breathtaking sunsets, engaging in water sports, or simply enjoying a picnic by the water's edge, these popular lakefront communities encompass both physical and emotional well-being, making it an idyllic choice for those seeking a harmonious and vibrant lifestyle.

10 Most Popular 55+ Communities of 2023

With amenities and homes specifically designed for residents 55 and over, some of the nation’s top builders have gone all in on providing accommodations that cater to a comfortable, low-maintenance, and socially engaged lifestyle for retirees and active adults. Hand-picked from PCR’s most popular lifestyle communities of 2023, here are some of those communities that are exclusive to 55+ homebuyers.

The Most Popular Lifestyle Communities of 2023

This diverse list of top 2023 communities includes several categories broken down by state/region. With dozens of appealing and desirable communities in each region, we narrowed them down to recognize the most popular based on a wide range of data that combines user engagement, page visits, and information requests from the previous year. Read on to discover the most popular communities for 2023 are…

Affordable Retirement Communities in Virginia

Often listed as one of the best states to retire in, Virginia checks a lot of boxes for retirees. Thanks to its affordability, quality of life, access to healthcare, and more, Virginia has a lot to offer. In this article, we’ll look at a few of the more affordable retirement communities in Virginia.

Top Communities in 2023’s “Most Interesting Markets to Watch”

Zonda recently unveiled its list of 2023's most interesting housing markets. In this article, we’ll zero in on a few of those markets and spotlight some of the top master-planned lifestyle communities in or near those cities. 

10 Most Popular Active Adult Communities of 2022

Based on user interaction, page views, and information requests through the PCR site this past year, these are the 10 active adult communities that were the most popular in 2022.

Exploring K. Hovnanian® 55-Plus Communities in the Mid-Atlantic

Committed to excellence since its founding in 1959, K. Hovnanian® Homes is a nationally recognized homebuilder and community developer with designs for every stage of life. With a presence in more than a dozen states nationwide and homes for everyone from first-time buyers to growing families to retirees, this article will focus on K. Hovnanian® 55-Plus Communities in the Mid-Atlantic region. 

Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 10 Top Cities with Exceptional Lifestyle Communities

We looked at the top 25 cities on the U.S. News 2022-2023 Best Places to Live list and zeroed in on the ones with some of the country’s most sought-after master-planned communities. Keep reading to explore 10 of the best cities to live in the U.S.—and discover some of the top communities located in or near those cities.

Top Boating Communities in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Featuring exceptional marinas, established Yacht Clubs, and an abundance of year-round activities for retirees, active adults, and families to live life on the water, let’s explore a few of the top boating communities the Mid-Atlantic.

Why You Should Live in These Blue Ridge Mountain Communities

In this article, we’ll tell you why setting down in a Blue Ridge Mountain community is so desirable and rewarding. From the Commonwealth of Virginia to the Carolinas, and through Georgia, these communities in the Blue Ridge Mountains offer unrivaled real estate, amenities, and recreational opportunities.

Popular 55+ Virginia Communities without Golf

There are many great master-planned communities in Virginia without golf. Here, we’ll take a look at five that feature world-class amenities, affordable real estate, and surrounding areas with year-round recreational opportunities.

Best Golf Communities in Virginia

The following list of best golf communities in Virginia (spoiler alert: several are in Williamsburg!) will leave no doubt that Old Dominion is definitely for golf lovers.  

Best Waterfront Communities in Virginia

Whether you dream of retiring on the water, or you are just looking for the perfect waterfront home for your family, here is a list to kick-start your research, featuring some of the best waterfront communities in Virginia.