Spotlight on Community: Magnolia Green
Located just outside the historic state capital of Virginia, Magnolia Green is central Virginia’s best-selling community. Record breaking home sales, new amenities like a 10-acre aquatic center and 15,000-square-foot golf clubhouse, the area’s most popular daily-fee golf course, and neighborhoods catering to a spectrum of buyers have positioned it as the place to live in Richmond. Whether it’s a modern townhome for one, a custom family home built for five, or a one-story designed for minimal maintenance and maximum comfort, Magnolia Green offers a variety of home and lot options within its 2,000 acres.
The amenities rival that of a resort. The aquatic center features four swimming pools, including an eight-lane, Junior Olympic-sized competition pool; a children’s splash pool with zero-entry and a large play structure; an activity pool with a water slide tower; and a lounge pool with large shade umbrellas and lots of in-pool seating, perfect for a relaxing summer day under the Virginia sun. It’s joined by the new $5 million two-story golf clubhouse, which features stunning course views from its outdoor dining patio, a full-service bar, restaurant and pro shop. The clubhouse is open to the public for dining and hosting a variety of events like weddings and private parties.
The clubhouse is the centerpiece of Magnolia Green Golf Club, which is also open to the public. Hallmarks of the environmentally-friendly course – managed by Billy Casper Golf – include Bermuda grass fairways and tees, bentgrass greens and natural, flowing streams. Draped over undulating terrain and measuring 7,150 yards from the back tees, lead architect Chris Cochran from Nicklaus Design expertly incorporated five sets of tees for players of all abilities. A new and extensive training facility with instruction provided by Golf Digest “Best in State” Instructor, Leighann Albaugh, rounds out the golf offerings.
This iStar master planned community is set to provide over 3.5k homes to Richmond’s booming real-estate market. What’s causing this influx of home-buyers? Given the 2017 amendments to the Federal code, many residents of high-tax jurisdictions like Washington, D.C., New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland are seeking lower-cost options a short drive down I-95. According to Redfin, Virginia’s state capital has been a prime destination for these folks.