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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1808 Kalorama Sq Nw #19

WASHINGTON, DC
$2,850,000

MLS#: DC10273389
4 Bed, 5½ Bath
3566 Sqft
Residential

11813 Wood Thrush Ln

POTOMAC, MD
$1,800,000

MLS#: MC10268958
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
8089 Sqft, 0.54 Acres
Residential

5990 Saint Catherines Ln

LORTON, VA
$1,750,000

MLS#: FX10260822
5 Bed, 4 Bath
6386 Sqft, 5 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10140820

7204 Farm Meadow Ct

MCLEAN, VA
$1,699,999

MLS#: FX10140820
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
7085 Sqft, 0.12 Acres
Residential

3905 Highwood Ct Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,495,000

MLS#: DC10277298
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2800 Sqft, 0.04 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10179945

11203 Gunston Rd

LORTON, VA
$1,295,000

MLS#: FX10179945
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
6222 Sqft, 5.4 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10210131

10120 Sycamore Hollow Ln

GERMANTOWN, MD
$1,145,000

MLS#: MC10210131
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
6405 Sqft, 2.41 Acres
Residential

4307 Westover Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,049,000

MLS#: DC10250746
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1998 Sqft, 0.02 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #PG10188465

302 Bottsford Ave

UPPER MARLBORO, MD
$900,000

MLS#: PG10188465
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
4510 Sqft, 0.27 Acres
Residential

13803 Kings Isle Ct

BOWIE, MD
$844,900

MLS#: PG10279791
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
2.07 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10271153

3231 Sutton Pl Nw #c

WASHINGTON, DC
$835,000

MLS#: DC10271153
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
1628 Sqft
Residential

3997 Ballynahown Pl

FAIRFAX, VA
$828,900

MLS#: FC10277983
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
4010 Sqft, 0.06 Acres
Residential

13609 Kings Isle Ct

BOWIE, MD
$799,900

MLS#: PG10007930
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
1.36 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10300665

3207 Sutton Pl Nw #b

WASHINGTON, DC
$782,000

MLS#: DC10300665
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1332 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #DC10276514

1604 Beekman Pl Nw #c

WASHINGTON, DC
$755,000

MLS#: DC10276514
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1210 Sqft
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 July 21st, 2018 at 8:38pm EDT.