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 #MDMC100613

5630 Wisconsin Ave #1002

CHEVY CHASE, MD
$3,395,000

MLS#: MDMC100613
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
3399 Sqft
Residential

1493 Evans Farm Dr

MCLEAN, VA
$2,250,000

MLS#: VAFX1093528
4 Bed, 5½ Bath
7403 Sqft, 0.14 Acres
Residential

1496 Teague Dr

MCLEAN, VA
$1,600,000

MLS#: VAFX1087576
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
6268 Sqft, 0.07 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX1066042

1446 Harvest Crossing Dr

MCLEAN, VA
$1,585,000

MLS#: VAFX1066042
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
6980 Sqft, 0.07 Acres
Residential

9880 Palace Green Way

VIENNA, VA
$1,499,900

MLS#: VAFX1092730
6 Bed, 6½ Bath
6471 Sqft, 0.27 Acres
Residential

4366 Westover Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,085,000

MLS#: DCDC448748
3 Bed, 3½ Bath
2403 Sqft, 0.03 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #DCDC424162

4302 Westover Pl Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$1,059,000

MLS#: DCDC424162
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2403 Sqft, 0.02 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #1001926808

13601 Kings Isle Ct

BOWIE, MD
$996,000

MLS#: 1001926808
4 Bed, 2½ Bath
2.22 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MDPG501402

3116 Spriggs Request Way

BOWIE, MD
$994,999

MLS#: MDPG501402
6 Bed, 5½ Bath
9409 Sqft, 0.72 Acres
Residential

13612 Kings Isle Ct

BOWIE, MD
$899,900

MLS#: MDPG503362
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
3.13 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX1097426

5904 Mount Eagle Dr #1517a (1517&1518)

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$899,000

MLS#: VAFX1097426
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2545 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX1086402

7756 Legere Ct #27

MCLEAN, VA
$759,000

MLS#: VAFX1086402
3 Bed, 4 Bath
2490 Sqft
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX1098374

1603 Leeds Castle Dr

VIENNA, VA
$730,000

MLS#: VAFX1098374
3 Bed, 2½ Bath
2220 Sqft, 0.02 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MDPG544908

718 Ardonia Ter

UPPER MARLBORO, MD
$699,999

MLS#: MDPG544908
5 Bed, 4 Bath
5904 Sqft, 0.23 Acres
Residential

319 Panora Way

UPPER MARLBORO, MD
$675,000

MLS#: MDPG550758
6 Bed, 4 Bath
4292 Sqft, 0.28 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 December 11th, 2019 at 7:30am EST.