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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11813 Woodthrush Ln

POTOMAC, MD
$2,100,000

MLS#: MC10043716
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
6064 Sqft, 0.54 Acres
Residential

3112 Spriggs Request Way

BOWIE, MD
$1,699,000

MLS#: PG10029130
5 Bed, 6 Bath
7000 Sqft, 0.92 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9957064

7430 Old Maple Sq

MCLEAN, VA
$1,625,000

MLS#: FX9957064
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
5682 Sqft, 0.17 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9859773

2107 Polo Pointe Dr

VIENNA, VA
$1,475,000

MLS#: FX9859773
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
4588 Sqft, 1.85 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10008292

9874 Palace Green Way

VIENNA, VA
$1,250,000

MLS#: FX10008292
5 Bed, 5½ Bath
6087 Sqft, 0.14 Acres
Residential

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328 Third St

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$1,135,000

MLS#: AX10028687
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2532 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC9965107

5600 Wisconsin Ave #1005

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$975,000

MLS#: MC9965107
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1402 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10007590

7720 Spoleto Ln #51

MCLEAN, VA
$799,900

MLS#: FX10007590
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
3350 Sqft
Residential

13708 Kings Isle Ct

BOWIE, MD
$799,000

MLS#: PG9814267
6 Bed, 5 Bath
5266 Sqft, 1.27 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FC10057044

3466 Barristers Keepe Cir

FAIRFAX, VA
$774,900

MLS#: FC10057044
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
3798 Sqft, 0.08 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FC9885537

3453 Barrister's Keepe Cir

FAIRFAX, VA
$750,000

MLS#: FC9885537
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
3722 Sqft, 0.08 Acres
Residential

13604 Kings Isle Ct

BOWIE, MD
$699,900

MLS#: PG10007436
5 Bed, 4 Bath
1.41 Acres
Residential

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3245 Sutton Pl Nw #c

WASHINGTON, DC
$699,000

MLS#: DC10032984
2 Bed, 2½ Bath
1332 Sqft
Residential

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3101 New Mexico Ave Nw #1010

WASHINGTON, DC
$699,000

MLS#: DC9812326
2 Bed, 2 Bath
2166 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #PG10058570

715 Coffren Pl

UPPER MARLBORO, MD
$699,000

MLS#: PG10058570
5 Bed, 4½ Bath
5119 Sqft, 0.4 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 September 22nd, 2017 at 2:49pm EDT.