Construction of new homes resumes at Scotland Heights in Waldorf, Maryland.

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Derrick Oliver and his wife, Malaika, moved into their home in Scotland Heights, a neighborhood in Waldorf, Maryland, in 2018 after quitting his job at the Pentagon. They were drawn, he said, to the Charles County School District, for their youngest daughter, and appreciated the neighborhood’s easy access to major highways in fast-growing southern Maryland.

Their four-bedroom, three-bathroom single-family home cost $450,000 and is part of a community, just off Berry Road, where residential development began a few years ago with 78 single-family homes and 108 townhouses. row. But then the construction stopped with most of the home sites undeveloped.

Now the development of Scotland Heights has resumed. Dream Finders Homes, a national development company, has purchased the remaining sites and plans to build 169 townhouses and 94 single-family homes there, said Jon Adler, president of the company’s Capital Region division.

Recently, builders have begun pre-selling townhouses around 2,000 to 2,500 square feet and single-family homes around 2,550 to over 5,000 square feet.

Base prices range from $400,000 to $470,000 for townhouses and $570,000 to $700,000 for single-family homes, said Melanie Green Karol, director of sales and marketing at Dream Finders.

“It has what I like to call a built-in progression market,” Adler said. “With two sizes of townhouses and three sizes of single-family homes, there are options. When a person or a family outgrows the townhouse, you can upgrade to a single family.

Large single-family homes in Waldorf for as little as $365,000

A swimming pool and a clubhouse are planned. The new homes should be ready to move in in the fall.

All residences come with premium features at no additional cost. These include hardwood floors, flex spaces, gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances, and luxurious owner’s suites with spa tubs.

Townhouses come in two floor plans, and both come standard with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a powder room (or half bath). Buyers have a choice of three- and four-level townhouses. A fourth bedroom is an optional upgrade.

The 20 foot wide townhouses have a two car garage in the back. The 24 foot wide townhouses have a two car garage in the front.

There are seven floor plans for single-family homes, and they all include two-car garages. The number of bedrooms varies from three to five and the number of bathrooms from two and a half-bath to four, depending on the product purchased. All plans have optional kitchen and family room extensions.

Buyers have a choice of brick or stone veneer for the facade. Many houses will have a porch. All single-family home plans include an optional finished lower level, with one bedroom and a full bath among the possible uses.

All townhouses and single-family homes will be Energy Star certified. Adler said they will have “better energy efficiency than required by the county.” Improvements include the ZIP System wall cladding, a new approach to weather protection that increases energy efficiency as well as water resistance.

Townhouse development in Maryland has a lot to offer off and on site

Scotland Heights is about 25 miles southeast of DC and about the same distance from the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495). Residents have easy access to Routes 301 and 210. Adler said they need cars to get around.

Waldorf has grown dramatically in recent decades, growing from less than 5,000 residents in 1980 to more than 75,000, according to the World Population Review 2022.

Oliver said his family is attached to Scotland Heights because of “its ideal location and the anticipation of the things Dream Finders will build for the community”.

Schools: William A. Diggs Elementary, Theodore G. Davis Middle and North Point High.

Transit: Scotland Heights is about half an hour’s drive from Metro’s Branch Avenue station on the green line, at Suitland, just north of the Capital Beltway (I-495). It’s about a 30-40 minute ride to DC

Nearby: Waldorf’s minor league baseball team, the Blue Crabs; the paved 13.5-mile Indian Head Rail Trail; the Ghost Fleet of the Potomac, a national marine sanctuary with about 200 sunken ships; St. Charles Towne Center, a mall with over 100 businesses; Joint Base Andrews, home of Air Force One.

10050 Selkie Lane, Waldorf, Md.

The plan calls for 169 townhouses and 94 single-family homes. Base prices range from $400,000 to $470,000 for townhouses and $570,000 to $700,000 for single family homes. The residences should be ready to move in in the fall.

Manufacturer: Houses of dream seekers

Features: Chef style kitchens with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors

Bedrooms/bathrooms: townhouses, 3/2.5; single-family homes, 3 to 5/ 2.5 to 4.

Square feet: townhouses, 2,000 to 2,500; single-family homes, 2,550/over 5,000.

Contribution association of co-owners: $60 per month

See the model: Not yet available.

Sales:Melanie Green-Karol, Director of Sales and Marketing, at 703-596-9829 or [email protected]

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