The Best Places to Retire to In Virginia

There are so many reasons why “Virginia is for Lovers” is the slogan of Virginia tourism. But for those of us who reside in the Old Dominion state, we know that VA is so much more than a beautiful place to visit — it’s a beautiful place to live. From weekend trips to the beach and hiking the beloved Appalachian Trail, to its rich history and the friendliest people around, Virginia truly has it all, especially for retirees looking for the perfect balance of outdoor recreation, arts and culture, relaxation, and of course, diverse opportunities. 

The Benefits of Retiring in Virginia

At Cornerstone Homes, we believe that a new, comfortable energy-efficient home that is built to meet your needs now and in the future, isn’t enough — you deserve a hometown that checks off all the boxes on your list too. That’s why we only build our distinct homes in perfect locations in Virginia towns that enhance every moment of your retirement. 

When you decide to build a brand new home in Hanover County, Fredericksburg, Smithfield, or Midlothian, you become a part of a community and neighborhood that understands what “home” means. From the locally owned coffee shop you’ll look forward to visiting every morning to the open roads that will take you to familiar and new places, one of these towns is where the best chapters of your life will unfold. 

Couples at winery.

Retiring in Hanover County

When you choose a new home at The Farmstead at Chickahominy Falls or River Falls at Chickahominy Fallsyou get to enjoy the rich history and variety of experiences provided by none other than Hanover County. Home of historic, college town of Ashland, where the vibrant main street along the railway tracks is waiting to welcome you,  and you’ll discover a whole new world of small-town charm and vibrant excursions.

From enjoying the great outdoors in a scenic park to shopping, dining, and attending a fun, down-home festival with your family and friends, Hanover County is an incredible place to settle into and call your own. Stop by Randolph-Macon College to enjoy a scenic picnic with your grandchildren, meet up with friends and neighbors at James River Cellars Winery or Center of the Universe Brewing, and stroll through downtown Ashland to take in all of the sights of this truly one-of-a-kind town.

Couple biking.

Retiring in Fredericksburg

Known for its quaint, historic streets and vibrant spirit, Fredericksburg is a timeless town with a lot of heart. Just outside of a new home at Barley Woods – The Villas of Fredericksburgyou have an abundance of both indoor and outdoor experiences at your feet. No matter how you love to spend your time, you’re sure to find a unique opportunity in this town that’s known for its preservation of the past and exciting present. But don’t hesitate too long, we have our final two move-in ready homes available in this wonderful community!

Best of all, with its wide variety of family-friendly fun, Fredericksburg is the ideal place to enjoy quality time with your grandchildren. From farms and nature centers to gardens, parks, and the country’s best history tours, you and your family will have so much fun exploring the area together. And when you’re looking for ways to spend an afternoon with friends or by yourself, you have everything from golf courses and art studios to shopping and dining just minutes away.

Smithfield, VA.

Retiring in Smithfield

Small town charm, rich in history, beautiful architecture, waterfront living, and the best smoked ham this side of the Atlantic – these are just a few of the reasons to love Smithfield, VA! Our newest boutique community, Church Square, is conveniently located within walking distance of downtown, making it easier to enjoy weekends out on the town. Located just southwest of Richmond, Smithfield is a small town located in Isle of Wright County just about an hour’s drive from Williamsburg and Virginia Beach. The town has a rich culture as one of the state’s original eight shires, and you can visit historically-significant structures like St. Luke’s Church — the nation’s oldest existing church building (dating back to 1632) which houses the nation’s oldest intact organ. 

Today, Smithfield is a thriving town with wonderful local shopping, dining, marinas, parks, and many other places to explore. The community outside of Church Square and within is close-knit and the lifestyle is carefree, creating a perfect balance of idyllic life with everything you need close by. Be sure to schedule your appointment today and learn more about this new community. 

Friends at dinner.

Retiring in Midlothian

Just south of the James River in the western suburbs of Richmond, Midlothian is a scenic and peaceful small town that’s filled with charming streets and outdoor excursions. Home of The Grove at Lucks LaneMidlothian is where you can spend your morning relaxing by the James River and unwind in the afternoon with a delicious meal at your favorite local spot. 

Stop into town to browse an art gallery, meet your friends at a tavern, play a round of golf, or simply enjoy the sights. If you like the idea of residing in a peaceful, quiet town, where you have shops, dining, and outdoor recreation at your fingertips, as well as easy access to larger cities when the opportunity strikes, you’re going to love the suburban appeal of Midlothian. 


New Homes and 55+ Communities in Virginia

When you choose to build a new Cornerstone home in Virginia, you can finally relax and enjoy your hard-earned retirement in a home with flexible, functional space that you can use however you wish, an open-concept living area designed to bring family and friends together, and timely and lasting features that keep you comfortable and secure now and in the future.  Not to mention, with high-end features and finishes, and all-new appliances and systems, your home is where you’ll always feel comfortable, safe, and secure.

Best of all, we prioritize health and wellness in all of our communities, which is why you’ll find unique amenities like the Corner Patch Gardens and Woodside Farms, designed to foster connections with neighbors and nature alike. When you’re not enjoying the comfort of your home’s open, light-filled space or outdoor living areas, you always have something fun to experience outside your door, from garden-inspired social events to scenic walking trails, a park, a pool, and a clubhouse. 

At Cornerstone Homes, we believe that your retirement should be spent in a home, community, and nearby town that allows you to enjoy the freedom that you’ve worked so hard for. When you’re surrounded by opportunities to explore and try new things, and you can come home to a safe, secure place that’s built to your standards of comfort and flexibility, your life will be filled with endless happiness.   It’s a happier and healthier lifestyle!

We can’t wait for you to discover the magic of retirement in Virginia! For more information about our communities, contact us at 804-215-0766.