Trilogy at Lake Frederick
140 Bald Eagle Drive, Lake Frederick, Virginia 22630
Trilogy at Lake Frederick, a Beautiful 55+ Lakeside Community in Northern Virginia, Has Handsome Single Family Homes, Attached Homes and Combines Resort-Style Amenities with a Neighborly Ambiance
Quiet wooded acreage, unobstructed views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Allegheny Mountains and a shimmering lake are what bring people to Trilogy at Lake Frederick (formerly called Shenandoah). Gated and spread across more than 900 acres, it is a 55+ community located in the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley at the very northern tip of Virginia, just 90 minutes from Washington, D.C. Shea Homes and the Oxbridge Group started building in 2006 and continue today.
The community has 950 single family homes and attached homes. Floor plans range from 1,762 square feet to more than 5,000 square feet with two to five bedrooms and two to two and a half baths. Exteriors are brick/stone and vinyl in muted colors (gray, blue, brown, etc). A pitched roof and an attached two or three car garage are standard.
This Trilogy community combines a resort-style environment with a welcoming ambiance. The Shenandoah Lodge houses a social club, a media center, restaurants for formal and informal dining, a library, activity rooms, a bar and a lounge, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a swimming pool.
Outside, tennis courts, another swimming pool and walking trails await. An activities director ensures that residents have plenty of planned events, classes and outings to keep them busy.
Placid, 120-acre Lake Frederick, around which Trilogy at Lake Frederick winds, is stocked with fish including largemouth bass, bluegill and northern pike. Gasoline motor boats are not allowed, which helps keeps the lake quiet year-round.
Home prices start in the mid- to high-$400,000s. The HOA fee is $350 per month. Please verify these prices with a Realtor.
A number of wineries, historic battlefields, galleries, museums and outstanding restaurants are close at hand. Golfers will appreciate that six golf courses, including the Winchester Country Club, Jackson Chase, Bowling Green and Front Royal Country Club, are within a few minutes of the community.
And with Washington, D.C. so near, residents enjoy even further opportunities to indulge in a variety of cultural events, sporting actvities and shopping venues. The closest towns are historic Stephens City, chartered in 1758, and pretty Winchester, birthplace of Patsy Cline. Front Royal is the gateway to the Shenandoah National Park / Skyline Drive and is also a short drive away.
Lake Frederick does not have a hospital. The nearest accredited hospital is in Front Royal, about eight miles away.
This part of the country is typically hot and humid in the summer (high temperatures in the 80s and 90s) and cool and damp in the winter (high temperatures in the 30s and 40s). Two to three inches of snow may accumulate during winter months.
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Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas, was founded in Virginia in 1607, and both the American Revolution and the Civil War surrender sites are here, too. The state, nicknamed the Mother of Presidents, has given birth to eight U.S. presidents and has the longest continually operating state legislature in the Western hemisphere.
Points of interest include the homes of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Williamsburg, a restored Colonial town, is a beautiful living history museum. Booker T. Washington's birthplace, Arlington House, and the Blue Ridge National Parkway are worth a visit, too.
Why are HOA Fees So High in 55+ Communities?
HOA fees (homeowner association fees) come in a wide range, and each 55+ community has a different set of guidelines for determining its HOA fees. Generally, the more amenities, the higher the fee. And often older communities have higher fees because as a development ages, maintenance costs increase. Most communities have bylaws stating how high HOA fees can be raised each year. When looking for a 55+ community, always ask about the fees. How much are they? What do they cover? How many increases have there been in the last 10 years? If the developer or sales staff will not tell you, visit on a Saturday when people are out and about and ask a resident or two about the HOA fees.
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