Category Archives: Virginia

Are You a Senior Seeking a Job After Retirement?

When Time is at Hand After Retirement, How do You Find another Job?

Retirement may be all exciting in its early stages. However, it can get boring when you have nothing but time on your hands. This may prompt the thought of returning to work, at least on a part-time basis. Are you seeking re-entrance to the workforce, now that you have thoroughly enjoyed some time in retirement? If so, there are a few factors that you should consider before applying for a job.

Barley Woods, The Villas of Fredericksburg

Barley Woods Makes New Introductions

Barley Woods – The Villas of Fredericksburg by Cornerstone, has recently introduced exciting additions to an already vibrant, boutique community. Located in historic Fredericksburg, Barley Woods represents quintessential Virginia – warm, inviting, and the social heartbeat of the city – the perfect place to pour a glass of southern hospitality. Maintenance free, and surrounded by natural beauty, this 55+ community is home to a new paired-home model, thoughtful outdoor amenities, and a newly opened clubhouse. Steeped in rich history, and brimming with culture, and activity, the city of Fredericksburg is a textbook example of location location location.

Part of Barley Wood’s paired-home collection, the new Caroline model epitomizes elegance. This gorgeous single-story design is generously sized around 1,748 square feet and exudes warmth and charm. Practicality meets high end aesthetic as an inviting great room with fireplace, large island kitchen, flex room, and generous storage blends seamlessly with age-in-place features that include step-free thresholds, seated showers, and raised vanities. Of course, nothing says southern living like outdoor entertaining, and this home has it all. An expression of European elegance, homebuyers will have their own private courtyard to host parties or unwind after a busy day, along with a covered outdoor patio, and a sunroom to soak in all those warm summer evenings.

Chickahominy Falls by Cornerstone Homes

Chickahominy Falls Sells 21 Homes In One Day, Kicking Off A Month Of Exciting Milestones

Chickahominy Falls
Barn Raising Press Release
June 25, 2018

Contact:  Mitchell Bode, Vice President The Crescent Group

Chickahominy Falls, Greater Richmond’s first 55+ agri-community, held its Founders’ Day drawing on July 12, 2018. Because there were so many interested buyers and few opening home sites initially for sale, a drawing was required. This was the first opportunity for prospective buyers to purchase in the opening phase of Chickahominy Falls and 21 lucky buyers became the Founding Homeowners at Chickahominy Falls.

“The response to Chickahominy Falls has been overwhelmingly positive since day one,” said Roger Glover, principal in The Crescent Group (TCD), developer of Chickahominy Falls. “Our vision of healthy living in a farm-inspired community with opportunities for work and play has really struck a chord with 55+ homebuyers. People are ready for more than the typical amenity package, and ready to join us in pioneering a new kind of active adult community. I don’t know if 21 sales in one hour, is a record in Richmond, but it certainly proves our region is yearning for what we providing at Chickahominy Falls.”

Richmond Virginia

How to Fall in love With Richmond

For a city first discovered in 1607, Richmond looks really good for its age. Victorian gothic architecture, federalist mansions, and hallowed Civil War battlefields mingle alongside more than half a dozen Fortune 500 companies and a fresh-faced collegiate crowd. Richmond is the Capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia and is one of our country’s old cities, but despite being a metropolitan epicenter, there25’s no paving over the remnants of its revolutionary past. Richmond is as intellectual as it is adventurous, so whether you’re a scholar, a foodie, or an outdoor maven, it’s hard not to fall for this kind of Southern charm.

Become an Art Aficionado – Who needs the Louvre when you have the Virginia Museum of Fine Art? Not only does this vast institution house more than 33,000 works of art, visitors can tour the exhibits 365 days a year, and never have to pay admission fees. Richmond’s deep-rooted art scene extends beyond the gallery and to the great outdoors where everything from the Romanesque columns of the State Capitol Building, and iconic sculptures along Monument Avenue, to the horticultural wonders of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden breathe life into the city’s rich artistic tapestry.

The Villas at AshLake

Get On The List – Cornerstone’s Villas at Ashlake Won’t Last Long

Which three words are music to a homeowner’s ear? Maintenance free living and Cornerstone’s newest 55+ community Villas at Ashlake wouldn’t have it any other way. Located in the heart of Chesterfield Virginia, this resort-style retreat is now showcasing a collection of beautifully decorated models as a preview of what carefree living is all about. Not only is this Southern belle extending the invitation to cultivate lifelong connections, this award-winning builder is motivated to help active adults start living their dream with a one-of-a-kind concierge program.

Purchasing a home is one of life’s most exciting, and sometimes challenging decisions, but Cornerstone is ready to meet the needs of prospective buyers – walking them through every stage of the process from staging their current home to sell, and connecting them with a real estate professional, to assisting with financing options. With all exterior maintenance included, residents can maximize their home’s curb appeal without the hassle, and spend more time doing what they love.

Virginia State Capital building in Richmond, Virginia.

18th Century Meets the Present in Hanover County Virginia

Why is everyone so smitten with Virginia? Maybe it’s the dense canopy of trees that frame historic landmarks, or its miles of tranquil glassy rivers, and places like Hanover County that guild this romantic lily. Located 12 miles north of Richmond, where the town of Ashland mingles railway history with modern accents, Hanover County has a cultural richness active adults can’t get enough of. Home to the 55+ community of Chickahominy Falls – where Virginia’s agricultural roots intertwine with the latest home designs – preserved 18th-century buildings peacefully coexist with leading-edge medical facilities, and a growing number of urban amenities.

No matter how enticing bigger cities promise to be, most folks revert to close-knit communities like Hanover County because they remind them of why small towns are so perpetually endearing. Fortunately for active adults, this not so sleepy town serves plenty of sentimental charm with an influx of business development and a resonant colonial past.  Steeped in Native American, and poignant Civil War history, Hanover County is a treasure for history buffs – studded with centuries-old landmarks to explore from its numerous battlefields,  and churches, to sites like  Hanover County Courthouse Complex, and Sycamore Tavern that date back to the early 1700’s.

The Suburbs Are Sweeter in Midlothian Virginia

What was once a rural coal mining town has evolved into what Virginians consider upscale suburbia. Located just over ten miles west of Richmond, Midlothian is a quiet, and peaceful city made up of cozy neighborhoods, a burgeoning economy, and a growing population of retirees, and empty nesters seeking the balance between rural, and urban living. Modestly sized without feeling too compact, Midlothian has an upper class feel softened with plenty of Southern hospitality. This family-oriented Chesterfield County suburb was named one of the best cities to live by Money Magazine, boasting a wealth of services, and a strong job market for boomers putting retirement on the back burner.

Since its influx of residential growth in the 70’s when the city gained popularity with developers and homebuyers, Midlothian has continued to prosper as an age-friendly, and safe community that offers an amenity-rich alternative to the big city. Said to be home to the first coal mines in the country, this modern town still houses fragments of its mining past from the Mid-Lothian Coal Mining Company to the stone ruins found at Mid-Lothian Mines Park which is now surrounded by dense nature preserve. Big name builders like Schell Brothers know active adults want more Southern charm for their money, and cities like Midlothian are hand-picked to give discerning 55+ buyers outstanding quality of life, access to major businesses, and a selection of exceptionally crafted, affordable homes.

Coming Soon 2018 The Crest of Alexandria

Alexandria, Virginia brings vibrant energy to a historic stage, attracting visitors, and 55+ residents alike to experience a lifestyle where the ghosts of yesteryear, and modern amenities coexist. Founded in 1749, this charming waterfront destination on the Potomac River, is just minutes from D.C, and where the beautiful active adult community The Crest of Alexandria will debut in 2018. Named one of the 10 most walkable cities by AAA, and boasting a European ambience with its cobblestone streets, and vintage flair, The Crest defines a 55+ lifestyle surrounded by lush natural beauty, with an urban appeal.

Three premier builders were selected to create a community set apart from the congestion of the city, yet within close distance to services, and entertainment. This peaceful community is located five miles from the Capital Beltway, and will bring active adults closer to nature with tree lined walking trails, gardens, ponds, and outdoor entertaining areas. With home sales expected to start this spring, The Crest will feature single family homes, condominiums, and town-homes that offer the convenience of an elevator system. Single family floor plans will offer a first floor owner suite, two car garages, and private patios. For 55+ boomers, and empty nesters looking to downsize, town-home, and condominiums will offer garage parking, a patio or deck, and option for private storage spaces.