URBAN LAND INSTITUTE “AWARD OF EXCELLENCE” FOR MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITIES, 1996
Avenel, once known as a thousand acre farm and center for horse trainers and riders is now home to 900 luxury homes, designed into a network of 14 architectural unique villages situated around the world-class TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm golf course – a PGA Tour course. Honored with the prestigious Urban Land Institute’s “Award for Excellence” for best planned community in the nation in 1996, Avenel prides itself on maintaining the strict architectural guidelines as set forth by Natelli Communities more than three decades ago.
The community, interlaced with preserved stream valleys, parkland and interconnecting bridle paths, is graced with miles of fencing that provides a scenic backdrop to gracious estate homes, rolling hills, playing fields, clubhouse with pool and tennis courts and extensive landscape with a winding network of bike and jogging paths. The main horse barn, dating back to the 1940’s and reportedly the largest single story barn in Maryland, is the centerpiece of an active horse riding community that continues to thrive at this location.