If you are thinking of making a move to a more carefree lifestyle in an active adult community, Potomac Ridge in Lansdowne Woods may well be the right place for you (and your pets). Our 45-and-over residents include people who work full- or part-time, the newly-retired and long-time retirees. Many residents moved here from nearby communities in Virginia and Maryland while others have come from across the country to retire near family or to take advantage of the extraordinary quality of life in Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area. Potomac Ridge residents enjoy an active lifestyle. We plan and conduct a variety of events within the building, such as movie nights, potlucks or holiday catered dinners, lectures, parties and club activities. We take local trips, and some do foreign travel. Our residents enjoy walking or biking the many trails in the area. Many also participate in the full array of sports, fitness, cultural and entertainment activities offered through Lansdowne Woods.
Potomac Ridge has 231 one, two, or three-bedroom residential condos (21 on each residential floor). The building is situated on the highest point within Lansdowne Woods with views either of the sunrise over the Potomac River, or sunsets behind the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west. Each floor has a refuse and recycling room and a sprinkler system in every unit.
The building was constructed in 2004 with concrete floors which helps maintain a quiet environment within our units. Each unit also has an enclosed solarium and designated storage areas on either the lobby or lower parking level. There are 118 indoor parking spaces assigned to certain units.
The building has its own door access control system. You may use a FOB or a key to enter. All exterior entry doors are automatic. When entering the building use your FOB and the door will automatically open. If you are using a key to open the exterior doors, turn your key and pull the door gently and it will continue to open itself. The door will also stay open longer making it easier to move through when carrying items to your unit. Cameras are located at the loading dock and both the parking level lobby and elevator lobby.
The Potomac Ridge community consists of people from 45 to over 90, from all over the country and even the world. Many residents have lived here since it was built in 2004 and will tell you how happy they are to live in this friendly, diverse community. Many residents are retired while some are still enjoying work life. Pets including cats, dogs, birds and others round out our population.
Potomac Ridge offers varied and diverse activities for everyone. Most are coordinated and run by the Activities Committee who always welcome new members and new ideas. This is a group of residents who have worked hard over the years to make our homes interesting and exciting. They help us recognize special holidays, celebrate notable occasions and people, encourage us to get to know each other, support educational opportunities and reach out with their hearts to the community.
The elegant clubhouse offers many amenities such as a heated indoor pool, a fitness center and tennis courts, theatre room, educational rooms, a library and a pool room. For the creative residents there is a full woodworking shop, an art studio and ceramics studio.
Recognized events are celebrated here such as Memorial Day or the Ice Cream Social commemorating Potomac Ridge’s anniversary. We party in July at the Independence Day celebration. There is a 90’s Party for our nonagenarians. The Staff Appreciation Luncheon honors our excellent staff and Meet the Candidates lets us get to know who will be on our Board of Directors. Mix and Mingle is the monthly get-togethers of varying themes, fun and food. The Sunshine group recognizes illness and loss and the Welcome team drops cookies off when new residents move in. Lecture Luncheons offer a vast array of topics and no one wants to miss the Craft Fair in November.
There’s lots more. Movie Night, Bridge, Game Night, Poker Night, Bingo and Book Club are a few options where you can just show up and enjoy yourselves. The hearts of our residents are evident by the Honor Flight attendees recognizing our veterans. The Hot Dog Feast is a fundraiser for our local fire and rescue squad. Needles and Hooks for several years have been knitting and crocheting lap robes, shawls and hats for patients undergoing chemo-therapy and many residents have donated money for the yarn. The Ladies of Leisure are a fun group of women with outings of culture and fun.
Potomac Ridge is located in the Lansdowne Woods 55 and over, active adult community situated between Leesburg and Sterling, just north of Ashburn, Va off of Route 7. The heavily wooded campus is next to Lansdowne Resort and on the banks of the Potomac River to the North. Inova Loudoun Hospital is close by as is shopping from numerous shopping centers and Dulles Town Center mall.