Active Adult Homes

1009 MEANDERING WAY, Odenton MD 21113


1009 MEANDERING WAY, Odenton

Piney Orchard, GARAGE, townhome in MOVE IN CONDITION! Vaulted ceilings! Detail in the trim work, BRAZILIAN, Teak hardwood flooring, Stunning Kitchen w Granite countertops...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS AA8325885

2401 FOREST EDGE COURT Unit #201E, Odenton MD 21113


2401 FOREST EDGE COURT Unit #201E, Odenton

CONDO - Piney Orchard ~ Bright & open second floor 2BR/1FB w/main door secured entry. Large LR, fully equipped kitchen w/granite,SS appliances,custom cabinets, tiled Kit ...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8325802
  • Bldg. Harvest Run

2646 CEDAR ELM DRIVE, Odenton MD 21113


2646 CEDAR ELM DRIVE, Odenton

Updates galore in this townhome. Fresh paint, new carpet, new powder room & new kitchen. LL features family rm w/gas fireplace. 1/2 bath & huge storage rm. Master suite w...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS AA8325612

1305 BELTRAM COURT, Odenton MD 21113


1305 BELTRAM COURT, Odenton

Model Quality Home with Multiple Upgrades. Open Contemporary Floorplan. Kitchen open to Dining room and Great Room. Remodeled Throughout. 4 Large Bedrooms. Gorgeous Mul...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8325532

955 CITRINE WAY, Odenton MD 21113


955 CITRINE WAY, Odenton

Picture perfect Piney Orchard town home with bump-outs on all 3 levels for almost 2,700 s.f. of living area including a sunny living room with box bay window, gourmet kit...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8325316

2719 PISCATAWAY RUN DRIVE, Odenton MD 21113



Spectacular upgraded features in this home**gorgeous hardwood floors** granite counter tops**stainless steel appliances**great deck off kitchen**fenced rear yard**backs t...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8324331

2345 SANDY WALK WAY, Odenton MD 21113


2345 SANDY WALK WAY, Odenton

Absolutely gorgeous 3 level garage townhome. This home offers two upper level master suites and the main level could be used as a 3rd bedroom or rec room. Private wooded ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8323814

628 TROUT RUN COURT, Odenton MD 21113


628 TROUT RUN COURT, Odenton

End unit townhouse with private wooded views to enjoy nature. Extra parking spaces next to the property. No through traffic to worry about. Large deck in the back affo...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8323501

2450 IVY LANDING WAY, Odenton MD 21113


2450 IVY LANDING WAY, Odenton

Location, Location, Location & Spacious Room Sizes. Shows Like Brand New with Bump Out all three levels for added room to finished basement, kitchen and master bedroom.Pe...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AA8322976

8609 WINTERGREEN COURT Unit #205, Odenton MD 21113


8609 WINTERGREEN COURT Unit #205, Odenton

This beautifully maintained condo boasts an open living & dining room w/HW flooring, upgraded kitchen w/GE stainless appliances & Corian counter-tops, a large study/den, ...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AA8321318
  • Bldg. Gatherings At Forest Glen

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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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