Gated Community Homes in Washington DC Metro Area

While gated communities have become increasingly popular throughout Washington Metro in recent years although they're not an entirely new concept in this country. One of the most enduring examples is Tuxedo Park in upstate New York, a 2,660-acre gilded age community built in the 1880's and still going strong, By definition, gated communities are neighborhoods with a security aspect - either a remote controlled front gate or a manned presence. More important than terminology are the benefits and feeling of comfort that residents enjoy. Gated communities are often rich in amenities such as clubhouses, fitness facilities, swimming pools, tennis courts, small parks and more.

There aren't as many gated communities in the nation's capitol as in other parts of the Washington metropolitan area. Among the notable DC exceptions are Beekman Place in Adams Morgan, located at the site of a former Romanesque Revival castle built for U.S. Senator John Henderson in 1888. The senator's wife, Mary Foote Henderson was also active in Washington affairs as the force behind the building of Meridian Hill Park. Also worth mentioning is Hillandale, a gated community just outside Georgetown that is considered by Forbes to be one of the most exclusive in the country. Built in the late 1980's on 42 acres of wooded land, the development features 268 townhouses and single-family homes. For more information about gated community homes in Washington DC metro area, start browsing the active MLS listings below:

Gated Communities in the Washington Metropolitan Area

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Photo of Listing #1009909718

8410 Rapley Ridge Ln

POTOMAC, MD
$2,195,000

MLS#: 1009909718
6 Bed, 7½ Bath
8160 Sqft, 0.43 Acres
Residential

5610 Wisconsin Ave #508

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$1,750,000

MLS#: MDMC390814
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
2547 Sqft
Residential

3956 Georgetown Ct Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,549,000

MLS#: DCDC364522
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2766 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

215 I St Ne #401

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,500,000

MLS#: DCDC103174
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
2245 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX746142

1480 Evans Farm Dr #101

MCLEAN, VA
$1,199,900

MLS#: VAFX746142
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1821 Sqft
Residential

35 Sandalfoot Ct

POTOMAC, MD
$1,139,900

MLS#: MDMC100106
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
4987 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DCDC204818

4367 Westover Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,020,000

MLS#: DCDC204818
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2637 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

4403 Westover Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$995,000

MLS#: DCDC309342
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2052 Sqft, 0.02 Acres
Residential

13803 Kings Isle Ct

BOWIE, MD
$844,900

MLS#: 1001928540
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
3000 Sqft, 2.07 Acres
Residential

13609 Kings Isle Ct

BOWIE, MD
$799,900

MLS#: 1000035319
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
1.36 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #1006223744

715 Bleak Hill Pl

UPPER MARLBORO, MD
$779,900

MLS#: 1006223744
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
4218 Sqft, 0.34 Acres
Residential

5904 Mount Eagle Dr #108

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$750,000

MLS#: VAFX749926
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2545 Sqft
Residential

734 Bleak Hill Pl

UPPER MARLBORO, MD
$749,999

MLS#: MDPG376560
5 Bed, 5 Bath
4467 Sqft, 0.33 Acres
Residential

13605 Kings Isle Ct

BOWIE, MD
$738,900

MLS#: 1000380502
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
1.15 Acres
Residential

13707 Kings Isle Ct

BOWIE, MD
$714,900

MLS#: 1001928512
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
3000 Sqft, 2 Acres
Residential

 

Gated Community Homes in Washington DC Metro AreaIn Northern Virginia and Maryland, gated communities abound with a wide array of prices. The trend began during the post-World War II era, picking up momentum in the early 1980's. Today, they can be found throughout the suburban Washington metropolitan area with some truly luxurious communities that differ in size and scope. The Green Briar Preserves in Potomac, Maryland is one of the area's most popular upscale communities offering numerous palatial million dollar homes while the exclusive Pond at Beach Mill in Great Falls, Virginia features just a handful of estate-style homes on 2 to 5-acre lots, situated on a beautiful lake.

One of the appeals for gated communities in the Washington metropolitan area has been the issue of security in an ever-changing world. There are also other trends being considered geared more toward self-sustaining economic models. These are looked at as the bubble communities of the future, using mixed-use concepts on a large scale, offering workplace environments, retail, entertainment and residences all within large gated urban pods. In short, there's something for everyone when it comes to gated communities in Washington Metro, including older suburban developments, newer townhouse communities with modern row house design, and top-end luxury enclaves such as those mentioned above.

 

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Listing information last updated on February 18th, 2019 at 2:03am EST.