Active Adult Homes

701 ORCHARD OVERLOOK Unit #204, Odenton MD 21113


701 ORCHARD OVERLOOK Unit #204, Odenton

Spacious & well-maintained*HUGE MBR Suite w/Full Bath & walk-in closet*LR w/walls for a Flat Screen TV*Newer Heat Pump. Easy lifestyle - enjoy your free time taking advan...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8417825
  • Bldg. Chestnut Gable

2723 MIDDLE NECK ROAD, Odenton MD 21113


2723 MIDDLE NECK ROAD, Odenton


  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8417510

803 HERRING CREEK COURT, Odenton MD 21113



Beautiful 3 level townhouse has just finished being painted and is ready for you to move in tomorrow. This home features new carpet, new laminates on main level, ceiling...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8416710

8710 GREEN FIELD COURT, Odenton MD 21113



A must see. Trendy End Unit Townhome in the Heart of Sought After Piney Orchard. New Roof, New Windows! Hard Woods, Corian Counter, SS Appliances, Gas Fireplace, Open Flo...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8416154

8700 BRIGHTWATER COURT, Odenton MD 21113



Stunning end unit 3-level garage townhouse in Piney Orchard nature preserve. Natural light abounds! Immaculate home features 3 level bump out, 4 bedrooms, master suite, 2...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8416177

2438 WINDING RIDGE ROAD, Odenton MD 21113



Hurry! Won't Last! Rare 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath Remodeled end unit TH in sought after community of Piney Orchard!! New HVAC, New Paint, New Carpet, Granite Counters, Cust...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS AA8415576

2732 THORNBROOK COURT, Odenton MD 21113



Large 4 BR, 3.5 bath TH in sought after Piney Orchard. 3 Level Bump-outs; New Carpet; hardwood floors in LR, master BR w/ his & her walk-in closets, master bath w/ soak...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS AA8412466

713 HORSE CHESTNUT COURT, Odenton MD 21113



Lovely updated townhome with updates such as fresh paint, new carpeting and new light fixtures. Master with vaulted ceilings, generous walk-in closet & private bath with ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS AA8415307

2638 CEDAR ELM DRIVE, Odenton MD 21113


2638 CEDAR ELM DRIVE, Odenton

Lovely updated end unit featuring new powder room, new lighting fixtures, new carpet & fresh paint. Master with vaulted ceilings, generous walk-in closet & private bath w...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS AA8415296

703 ORCHARD OVERLOOK Unit #201, Odenton MD 21113


703 ORCHARD OVERLOOK Unit #201, Odenton

Conveniently located between marc train station, nsa, ft meade, and between baltimore & dc. Very nice 2nd floor unit that makes you feel right at home. Most carpet has be...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8414855
  • Bldg. Piney Orchard Community Assoc

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Active Adult Homes for Sale---Annapolis MD Area Active Adult Homes for Sale 


Maryland is rich with "active adult" communities those neighborhoods specifically designed for the 55 and older crowd.

These baby boomers and older folks want much different things in their homes than they did when they were 30 or 40. And “active adults” of today are much different from those in the past.

Surprisingly, while many of these active adults are moving into smaller homes, they don't want to think of it as that. They want the same amenities they have gotten used to says Michael Hamby, who has sold several homes in Heritage Harbour in Annapolis, a neighborhood geaturing single family, townhomes and condo;s that are $200,000 up to $500,000.

They want open floor plans for entertaining, an outdoor living area in either a courtyard or a patio, high ceilings and modern touches.

"It's got to look like a magazine," says Hamby. "They want it to look current. They are coming out of homes they've lived in for 20 years, and they don't want it to look old."

Older buyers also want value, high-end materials, energy efficiency and high-speed Internet.

They see this house as their last home, Hamby says. "They know what they want: custom cabinetry, specialty lighting, granite countertops ... it reflects their personality, not the builder's personality."

While many buyers have given up on the formal living room, some still want the formal dining room for entertaining, says Hamby.

Most buyers are choosing floor plans with two or three bedrooms and a study. It's big enough to have children and grandchildren visit but not too big to maintain.

The study is especially important for the large percentage of the “active adult” buyers who are still working.

Older buyers don't want gigantic kitchens, but ones they still can comfortably cook in for one or two people on a regular basis and for guests on occasion. Hamby says he's had to rethink what his buyers want in a kitchen. Buyers want smaller appliances and a smaller space than originally planned, but they did want a breakfast bar, cabinetry with handles instead of knobs, a microwave they can reach, a kitchen that won't require a lot of bending. They wanted a washer and dryer close to the kitchen, and they wanted a wet bar.

In the bathrooms, almost no one is putting in traditional tubs in an active adult community. Instead, buyers are choosing an oversized spa shower in place of a tub, or they are asking for one of the new walk-in tubs with a door that closes.

Steps are out. Most active adult communities focus on one-story homes or at least have the master bedroom, study and a second bedroom on the main floor.

When buyers are looking for an active adult community, they are looking at amenities, something that is key to selling the community, he says. Buyers across the active adult communities want walking paths and access to golfing, pools and a built-in social life.

"They are not sitting on the front porch," Hamby says. "They are active. They want mah jongg and bridge, a workout facility."

Many are looking at homes they are going to live in part-time — during the winter if they are from the East Coast or the Midwest or as their home base while they travel the world. They want homes they can lock and go. This often means a community that is gated or with attention to security and a community where the outdoor maintenance is included.


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