Active adults aged 55+ increasingly choose to live in age-restricted communities, drawn by numerous benefits, including amenities that contribute to a higher quality of life and foster a sense of belonging. In response to this growing demand, Miller & Smith offers two communities for active adults: Cascades at Embrey Mill, priced from the high $400,000s, and Birchwood at Brambleton, priced from the high $700,000s. Both communities emphasize style, quality and design while providing expansive amenities to cater to the unique needs of active adults.

Residents enjoy the convenience of having fitness centers, swimming pools, clubhouses, and recreational facilities within walking distance, making it easier to maintain an active lifestyle. Furthermore, these communities provide opportunities for residents to socialize and engage with their peers through organized events, clubs and classes. Debora Flora, Sales Manager for the Cascades at Embrey Mill, states, “Age-restricted communities understand the importance of social connections in maintaining mental and emotional well-being.”

Cascades at Embrey Mill is an age-qualified 55+ active adult community in Stafford, Virginia, near Fredericksburg, Quantico and Washington, D.C. The community offers low-maintenance homes that cater to a carefree lifestyle, with primary suites on the main level, walk-in closets and zero-entry showers. The Rainier plan prioritizes space and flexibility, with uninterrupted flow between rooms. Buyers seeking extra space can select a Rainier with a walkout lower level.

Surrounded by nature, Cascades at Embrey Mill offers residents 10 miles of trails, community gardens, pools, parks, a community café and multiple gathering spaces. The private Cascade Clubhouse features amenities such as an event kitchen, meeting room, yoga and weight rooms, a large outdoor patio with a fire pit, outdoor cooking, a life-sized chessboard, pickleball courts, and bocce ball alleys.

The decorated model provides prospective buyers the perfect opportunity to tour the Rainier plan. Cascades at Embrey Mill is located at 247 Smokebush Drive, Stafford, Virginia, and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Birchwood at Brambleton, in Ashburn, Virginia, is a walkable community where everything homeowners want is just steps away, from fabulous amenities, open spaces, and trails to shopping and dining. It was named one of Ideal Living’s “Best of the Best” Planned Communities in 2020 due to its extensive amenities, including indoor and outdoor pools, game rooms, a yoga studio, a sports court, pickleball courts, a community garden, trails and a fishing pier.

“Birchwood at Brambleton allows our residents to focus on the activities they love while exploring new interests,” said Janiece Janson, sales manager. “The community hosts events, yoga, arts and crafts classes, and other social gatherings, ensuring residents’ vibrant and active lifestyle.”

“Our buyers love the choices that four distinctive Active Adult floor plans provide,” said Eric Hansen, sales manager. “With elevator single-family homes, courtyard homes and elevator townhomes, we truly offer something for everyone.”

Elevator townhomes showcase the Miraval plan with three or four bedrooms, two or three full baths and one-half bath. With over 2,700 square feet of stylish space, these townhomes have a two-car front entry garage — an attractive option for downsizing active adults looking for ample living space. Priced from $779,990.

Courtyard homes offer the Aurora and Verona plans, with three to four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a two-car garage, and 2,491 to over 3,000 square feet of living space. Priced from $849,990.

Elevator single-family homes feature the Delano plan with three to four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, and a two-car garage. This stunning open floor plan offers over 3,000 square feet with multiple configuration options. Priced from $949,990.

Decorated models open this summer, and virtual tours are available on the website. Follow us on social media for Hard Hat Tours starting soon. And take advantage of Pre-Model pricing!

Or stop to visit us at the sales center located at Bram Quarters, 23710 Schooler Plaza #155, Ashburn, VA 20148, and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on Cascades at Embrey Mill or Birchwood at Brambleton, visit the Miller & Smith website, or contact the onsite sales managers for each respective community.

About Miller & Smith 

With beautiful communities of new homes for sale in Virginia and Maryland, Miller & Smith has been the D.C. area’s premier homebuilder and real estate developer since 1964. Miller & Smith’s unique approach to homebuilding has driven the company to build nearly 20,000 homes in some of the D.C. metropolitan region’s most innovative and imaginative new home communities. For more information on Miller & Smith, visit


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