best master-planned communities

Woodside residents opted to call our community home for many reasons. Our active lifestyle, incredible amenities, nature trails, and friendly neighbors are just a few of these. For this reason, it’s a nod to the wonderful people who have chosen to invest in and build their lives here to be named by Where to Retire magazine as one of the 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States.

What is a master-planned community?

BusinessDictionary describes a master-planned community as a “residential plan that includes an unusual number of recreational amenities such as parks, golf courses, lakes, bike paths, and jogging trails.” What sets one apart from a traditional subdivision? It’s the tenet that Woodside prides itself on: the welcoming sense of community fostered by these shared gathering spaces. Take a look below for some images from resident-planned events like “Winey Wednesday” in Summer Hill Park, that are prime examples of this sense of community and that helped earn Woodside its place among the top 50 best master-planned communities:

Why was Woodside chosen by Where to Retire magazine as one of the 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States?

During a nine-month selection process, Where to Retire magazine’s editors reviewed several hundred candidates across the country. Through this process, Woodside was named among “an elite group of developments that offer today’s retirees a well-rounded, active lifestyle.” Read on for what stood out about our community to the magazine’s editors:

“Adjacent to a nature preserve, this development boasts parks for picnicking, a 17.25-mile trail system for hiking and numerous lakes for fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Folks gather at The Reserve Club for resident-led groups, Sunday brunches and wine tastings. Its Verandah restaurant features a deck overlooking one of the golf courses, a masterpiece from Jack Nicklaus’ design company. A salon and spa, medical offices and multiple eateries are on property at The Village at Woodside, an adjacent community, while history, festivals and a rich equestrian tradition await in Aiken.”

How can I learn more about calling Woodside home?

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