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The Best Things About Living in an Active Adult Home

Posted on March 7, 2022 by Miller and Smith Blog Team

Active adult communities are perfect for those of us who see age as just a number.

Ideal for homeowners who don’t want to slow down.

Impeccable for residents who want to squeeze all the juice out of life.

Active adult communities are rewarding and comforting, while being springboards to adventure.

Miller & Smith is very proud of the active adult homes and communities we’ve built throughout Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Here are the best things about living in an active adult home built by Miller & Smith:




Miller & Smith designs and builds in communities where homeowners never have to go far to find great dining, shopping, and entertainment activities. Take our homes at Beacon Park Towns in Belmont Bay, for example. Living here will put you within walking distance of the Occoquan River and Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This closeness allows for exploring nature whenever the mood strikes. All the dining and shopping you’ll desire will be within just a few minutes of your home. You’ll also be about 10 minutes from the Occoquan Historic District, and about 8 minutes from I-95 for more adventures.




Every community is different, so the amenities in each vary, but Miller & Smith makes sure we always build communities that offer a wide range of resort-style amenities. Often, our communities enjoy private clubhouses, pools, fitness centers, and sports courts for games like tennis, pickleball, and Bocce. They are sculpted with green spaces, parks, and trails to let you rejuvenate in nature without having to leave home. Planned amenities in Cascades at Embrey Mill, where they’re building the Ranier Villa Homes, include most of those just mentioned and more! A sundeck with outdoor grills, fire pits, and a yoga room are all planned to enhance your life. Plus, Cascades has the bonus of being part of the bigger Embrey Mill community, which means you also have easy access to pools, the Embrey House clubhouse, dog parks, a community garden, and Grounds Bistro & Café. That’s right: You can get a cappuccino (or a gin fizz!) without ever leaving your neighborhood!


Exterior home features


Miller & Smith homes are built to maximize your delight in your home while minimizing the hassle of taking care of it. To that end, they use many low-maintenance materials to save you time and money. The outside of your home includes many energy-efficient features. All of which are included to prolong the life and beauty of your home’s exterior. By being low maintenance, it’s also easy for you to have a “Lock & Leave” lifestyle for when your adventures take you far away from home. You’ll be able to live and travel without extra worry in your Miller & Smith active adult home.


Interior home features


The interior of your Miller & Smith home is perfectly suited to the active adult. Open floor plans flow easily between the dining room, living room, and the kitchen. This makes it easy to entertain any size party. Speaking of parties, your new chef-inspired kitchen will have all the features and space needed to cook up everything from appetizers to main courses in style. Our active adult townhomes also include an elevator. You’ll be able to enjoy all the ease of single-level living in a three-level home. And at the end of the day, or when you just need a refresh, you’ll just adore the owner’s suite with spa-like baths.


Stay Active in a Miller & Smith Home


The best thing about living in an active adult home built by Miller & Smith is that we support and encourage your active lifestyle! With all the combined aspects featured above, our homes offer you refuge, entertainment space, luxury, launch pad, and home all under one roof. Stay active and live active in a Miller & Smith active adult home in Maryland or Northern Virginia. Some are available for immediate delivery!