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What are your favorite things about Northern Virginia? Unparalleled natural beauty? A booming winery and brewery scene? Cultural events and easy access to the Nation’s Capital? Our region has it all. But let’s face it– the closer-in suburbs are getting a little crowded. Beautiful Lake Frederick offers tons of amenities without traffic and crowds. It’s an inviting gated community surrounding a stunning 117-acre lake – perfect for boating and fishing.
Where Is Lake Frederick?
Lake Frederick is a 21st Century planned community in Frederick County in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Lake Frederick is just south of Winchester, right off U.S. Route 340, with easy access to the region’s primary arteries, including Rt. 66, Rt. 81 and Rt. 7. So it’s easy to get just about anywhere, including Washington, DC, and the region’s international airports.
Is Lake Frederick A Retirement Community?
Lake Frederick includes two wonderfully distinct communities. Trilogy at Lake Frederick caters to active adults 55 and older, offering resort-style living with tons of amenities. The neighboring Shenandoah community features townhomes and single-family homes for families, singles, and retirees who share a love of lakeside living.
Things To Do In Lake Frederick
There’s so much to do in Lake Frederick: recreational and cultural opportunities, top-notch dining, and more. The Trilogy active adult community creates the relaxing vibe of being on vacation all year long. It’s ideal for those over 55 – retirees, folks thinking about retirement, and other active adults looking for a vibrant, high-energy community.
One of the centerpieces of the Trilogy community is the Shenandoah Lodge & Athletic Club. Residents can enjoy:
- Restaurant and bar
- Indoor rooms for events and gatherings,
- A gorgeous lakeside verandah and paved patio
- Art studio space
The athletic club offers everything a fitness enthusiast could want:
- Exercise equipment
- Personal training
- Movement studio with yoga, pilates, Zumba, and more.
- Lighted tennis and pickleball courts
- Bocce courts
- Indoor and outdoor pools
The Lodge is also home to a Shenandoah Valley hotspot: Region’s 117 restaurant serves delicious food and excellent service in a beautiful setting. No wonder Chef Brian Whitson earned the “Best Chef” title in the Winchester Star’s readers’ choice awards. Region’s 117 and the Inglenook Bar are open to the public, but The Lodge also offers exclusive entertainment areas for Trilogy residents.
The Great Outdoors
The Trilogy and Shenandoah communities share access to Lake Frederick’s natural beauty with:
- Miles of community walking trails
- A private dog park
- An outdoor pavilion perfect for weddings and parties
- Easy access to Lake Frederick for fishing, boating, birdwatching and relaxing
Is Lake Frederick Open To The Public?
Lake Frederick is a public lake owned by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Boating and fishing are open to the public. However, gas-powered boats are not allowed at the lake. Instead, it’s a serene environment, welcoming to canoes and kayaks, with excellent fishing. The lake boasts natural populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, and black crappie. It’s also stocked with channel catfish and northern pike. The lake has a small public parking area for visitors to enjoy this Shenandoah Valley gem. But residents get to take advantage of this natural treasure all year long.
What Do Residents Love Most About Lake Frederick?
Lake Frederick’s natural beauty, gorgeous homes, and lakeside lifestyle are big draws. What folks really fall in love with is the sense of community. There are so many ways to connect with friends and neighbors–from a glass of wine at The Lodge to a walk around the lake. Trilogy’s beautifully designed homes are spacious and elegant, with high-end appliances and plenty of room for guests. Plus, yards and common areas are all beautifully maintained for the residents; leaving them more time to enjoy all that Lake Frederick offers.
Lake Frederick is also close to charming the historic towns of Winchester, Front Royal, and Stephens City, and the natural wonders of Luray. Fun wineries and breweries in Frederick, Clarke, and Loudoun counties make for a perfect weekend outing. Washington DC is an easy day trip, and flying out of Dulles International Airport is a piece of cake.
As a top Northern Virginia Realtor, Yvonne Holland has lived and worked in the region’s best neighborhoods. When Yvonne and her husband were looking for a change, Lake Frederick offered precisely what they wanted: a strong sense of community in a fabulous setting. For many longtime Loudoun and Fairfax residents, the time for a change is now. Moving just west to the Shenandoah Valley is one of the biggest real estate trends of the last two years, and Lake Frederick offers the perfect setting for the next chapter.