(Maxine Schnitzer)

While some empty-nesters head to the city to revel in urban pursuits, others love the idea of moving beyond the suburbs into a more rural community.

Willowsford, a planned community in Loudoun County designed within a country setting of meadows, farmland, woods and nature trails, recently added a group of single-family houses from M/I Homes with one-level living.

Although there are no age restrictions for owners, the residences are slightly smaller than many of the homes at Willowsford and all include a first-floor master suite, both features that typically appeal to empty-nesters.

The residences are in the Grant Village area of Willowsford and are the first in the development to offer the option of living all on one level. The residences will be clustered in groups of four to six around a courtyard. All yard maintenance and landscaping is included for owners of these homes.

Three models are available, each priced from $649,990 to $689,990. The residences have from 2,149 to 2,513 finished square feet with two to five bedrooms and three to five bathrooms.

Buyers can include a finished basement or a second level to expand the living space with extra bedrooms, bathrooms and entertaining space. The smallest model has an open great room, kitchen and dining area, front and back covered porches, a den, a laundry room, a powder room, a master suite, and a second bedroom and full bath on the main level.

Amenities at Willowford include more than 2,000 acres of open space, a more than 300-acre farm with a farm-to-table program, outdoor recreational amenities, including 40 miles of trails for hiking and biking, and an activities director.

For more information, visit willowsford.com/homes/mi-homes.

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