DC Housing News — October 2022
Balfour Palisades taking reservations
A new community offering older adults a continuum of care will soon open in the District of Columbia’s Palisades neighborhood. With a small-town feel, Balfour Palisades will enable residents to stay engaged in the world around them while retreating to a relaxed, cozy setting.
The community offers month-to-month lease options without a large entrance fee. Residents will have access to valet parking, restaurants, a pet center that provides grooming and exercise for dogs, 24/7 personal concierge services, fitness classes, personal training, dietitians, physicians and physical therapy on site, as well as room service and housekeeping.
Balfour will be applying for an assisted living license in the District. Also, pursuant to the District of Columbia Inclusionary Zoning program, some income-restricted units will be available at this development. Please contact the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development at www.dhcd.dc.gov regarding the availability of such units and requirements for eligibility.
The community is expected to open in 2024; the sales office is currently taking reservations.
For more information about Balfour Palisades, visit balfourpalisades.com, call 1-844-354-8877, or visit the leasing center at 4418 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, D.C.
Stafford welcomes new active adult community
Stafford, Virginia, will soon have a new active adult community for people 55 and over. Cascades at Embrey Mill is an 819-acre master planned community situated near I-95, shopping centers, and an indoor recreation facility accessible to all Stafford residents.
“Embrey Mill is a huge draw for older adults based on its location,” said Jackie DeGennaro, community sales manager for Cascades. “These are the only active adult homes in Stafford.”
Cascades consists of 78 two-level townhomes with 2,028 to 2,758 square feet of living space. Prices start at $474,990.
In addition, Cascades includes six different options of two- and three-bedroom “elevator flats” with 1,428 to 1,613 square feet of living space. These flats are only available for people 55 and up.
Within the larger Embrey Mill development, residents have access to 10 miles of walking and running trails, pools, dog parks, a community garden, a live music venue, a bistro and a café.
Cascades will provide amenities for the older adult community, including an event kitchen, bocce courts, pickleball courts, a yoga and weight room, and a fire pit.
DeGennaro said Cascades at Embrey Mill grants “a townhome lifestyle with a family-size house that provides residents with the opportunity to be social and involved in a larger community without the maintenance of a single-family home.”
For more information about Cascades at Embrey Mill, including virtual tours, visit embreymill.com/homes/active-adult.
The Mather begins construction in Tysons
The Mather recently started vertical construction on two residential buildings in Tysons Corner, Virginia. One 27-story high-rise will have 179 apartments; the other 18-story building will have 114 apartments.
The buildings’ units will range in size from 850 to 3,300 square feet. Entrance fees begin at $646,700.
The Mather, a life plan community, will allow residents 62 and over to age in place with a continuum of options: assisted living, memory care and healthcare services.
“This is one of the first projects dominated by boomers,” said Gale Morgan, senior vice president of sales for The Mather. “They want to be able to be connected to the community.”
Located near a metro station and the many stores and restaurants of Tyson’s Corner, the community will have its own restaurants and a bar.
In addition, The Mather offers smart home technology, a full-resource concierge program and a multi-disciplinary wellness program that includes Pilates, meditation, Tibetan sand bowls and drum circles, Morgan said.
The public will also be welcome to take wellness classes at the Mather Institute, founded in 1999 to improve aging services.
For more information about the Mather, visit themathertysons.com.