Across the world, people have come to know every inch of their living rooms over the past two years. Familiar spaces suddenly have fallen under closer scrutiny as homeowners spent more time in them than ever before. What’s more, with remote and hybrid work here to stay for the foreseeable future, some folks are seriously considering relocating now that the opportunity to move or live somewhere new is no longer tied to the radius of what is an acceptable commute.

But the toughest question these days is “where?” If you’re one of those brave individuals who has decided to follow your dreams to a new destination, that’s the first thing you’ll need to decide.

At Rawle Murdy, we’re no strangers to the real estate market. We’ve got clients all over the country, and they are all chock full of great opportunities for anyone who is moseying on to different pastures. Whether you’re heading to the mountains, the desert, or somewhere in between, here are our top suggestions for private communities you need to explore. Take a look!

Location: The Sonoran Desert

Desert Highlands is an intimate, private community in the heart of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, located in the North Scottsdale area. It’s known for its stunning views and Jack Nicklaus golf course, but it boasts a premier private community stuffed with all the amenities you would expect from a luxury, private community. In between regular social events, rounds of pickleball, and beautiful sunsets, you should have plenty of time to bask in the natural beauty of your desert surroundings.

Alternatively, Sun City Grand is a larger private community for folks who really thrive in community-focused settings, and want to be closer to the heart of the city. This desert community is just west of Phoenix in Surprise, Arizona. With more than 50 different amenities, four golf courses, and 600 social clubs, the truly surprising thing would be if you’re unable to find anything to do!

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Spring Creek is a private community just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. This fully amenitized, 24-hour gated community offers walking trails, a state-of-the-art fitness club, swimming pool, business park, and one of the best golf courses in the state. People who want more of what matters for less will be thrilled with this community.

Location: The Highlands-Cashiers Plateau

This gorgeous part of Western North Carolina is so coveted, we have two communities for you to explore and two stellar real estate firms to help you lock down your dream home.

If you’re after a sophisticated private community experience in the mountains, The Chattooga Club is for you. Stunning mountain solitude is complimented by the Club’s busy social calendar, which includes weekly events like Croquet & Cocktails and more! With club-sponsored events happening all the time, you’ll never be too far from a social gathering.

At Lonesome Valley, you’ll never actually be lonesome. This unique mountain community offers the perfect combination of amenities and privacy. Residents enjoy the boundless opportunities to reconnect with nature and take in the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. And their popular Canyon Kitchen and Canyon Spa are well-known all throughout the Plateau!

Experts, At Your Service

Caliber Fine Properties can help you secure your dream home in the mountains. One of the guiding principles of Caliber Fine Properties is the vital importance of matching clients with properties that are uniquely suited for them. The powerhouse women behind this realty firm, Ali Moody and Kati Millar, pride themselves on always hitting the mark.

Highlands Cove Realty at Old Edwards Club is your one-stop-shop for exclusive club communities in the area. Their unique position inside the gates of Highlands Cove, a picturesque North Carolina mountain community, also gives them an inside perspective on their sister community, GlenCove, and the prestigious Old Edwards Club amenities offered to members. Trust us, they have the knowledge you need.