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What Makes 55+ Communities So Popular?

Posted on June 15, 2017 by Miller and Smith Blog Team

The popularity of 55+ communities has exploded over recent years – and it’s no wonder why! These communities, also known as active adult communities, offer numerous benefits to residents, and we don’t foresee their popularity dwindling anytime soon. Miller & Smith is getting ready to release brand new home designs in Brambleton’s new urban village, especially for adults 55+. Check out just a few reasons why so many continue to discover the joys of living in an active adult community and why life refreshes at 55 at Birchwood at Brambleton!


Amenities galore: 55+ communities tend to include incredible amenities, so residents have plenty of recreational options right in their own backyards! For example, take Birchwood at Brambleton. This community will include many on-site amenities within walking distance of Miller & Smith’s new homes, including a clubhouse, biking and walking trails, pavilion, community garden, fishing pier, sport courts, and other spaces to enjoy. All of these amenities will ensure that there’s always something for residents to do, and you won’t even have to get in the car to get there!


Opportunities for social engagement: At any one time, residents in 55+ communities are able to leave their homes and step out into a community that is chock-full of fun and exciting events. Birchwood at Brambleton will be no exception! Residents can expect to see a variety of regularly scheduled events, including yoga classes, arts and craft classes, and other social gatherings in the Clubhouse. In addition to the many outdoor community amenities, the Clubhouse is home to indoor and outdoor pools, game rooms, a golf simulator, yoga studio, and more! All of the amenities at Birchwood at Brambleton will encourage a social lifestyle where each day will bring new experiences that will open the doors for meeting people and socializing with friends.


Desirable locations: Birchwood at Brambleton, located in Brambleton, VA, is the perfect place for everything that you need, right where you want it. Just a few minutes down the road at the Brambleton Town Center, enjoy 45 retailers, 13 restaurants, a movie theater, and more conveniences in addition to a full calendar of Brambleton events.


Brambleton’s location in Loudoun County, known to some as DC’s Wine Country, makes it an ideal place to purchase a new home. According to, Brambleton is the 3rd best Virginia suburb to purchase a new home and is also ranked #58 on the list of the Top 100 Best Suburbs to Live in America. This award-winning Northern Virginia community is far enough from the hustle and bustle of a big city to live comfortably, but close enough to places like to Dulles International Airport or our nation’s capital for easy access to the best that the area has to offer.


Beautiful new homes: Since active adult communities have gained so much traction recently, you’ll find newly built homes in these communities, especially in those that are expanding, such as Brambleton. New homes offer many benefits, including less maintenance, impeccable design elements, new appliances, and a layout created to fit modern lifestyles. Miller & Smith’s new homes at Birchwood at Brambleton will offer beautiful designs and low-maintenance living that residents are sure to love. The Encore Collection is a bold new courtyard design offering the sophistication and visual flair of a modern single family home, with the ease and convenience of main level courtyard home living.


Like-minded neighbors: There are undeniable benefits to all of your neighbors being in the same life stage as you. There’s a level of understanding among residents in an active adult community that you just won’t find in traditional communities, and this understanding oftentimes leads to strong friendships and, of course, a lot of fun with wonderful neighbors!


As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why 55+ communities have become so popular in recent years. As more of these communities are popping up, there are increasingly more options for future residents looking for their perfect active adult community. Stay in the loop for updates about our new homes coming soon to Birchwood at Brambleton by signing up for our VIP list at, and liking us on Facebook.