POTOMAC SHORES, Va., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Potomac Shores master-planned community has been recognized as the “2016 Community of the Year” at the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association’s “Great American Living Awards” (GALA) held on Thursday, Oct. 6, in McLean, Va.

Located just 30 minutes south of downtown Washington, D.C., Potomac Shores is a 1,920-acre master-planned community being developed by SunCal along the Potomac River in Prince William County. SunCal is one of the largest real estate development companies in the U.S. that specializes in large-scale, mixed-use master-planned communities.

The GALA program is the most prestigious residential design, sales, and marketing competition in the metropolitan Washington market. Builders, developers, architects, sales, marketing, merchandising, and advertising professionals have judged these awards for more than 50 years, and to win a GALA is considered the “Best of the Best.”

“With two miles of shoreline, a planned VRE rail station and a world-class recreation center now open, there’s nothing else like Potomac Shores in the Virginia area,” said David Soyka, SunCal Senior Vice President. “We’re very pleased that the Northern Virginia BIA has honored Potomac Shores with this top award.”

About Potomac Shores
Potomac Shores covers 1,920 acres and features nearly two miles of shoreline, 1,000 acres of preserved hardwood forests and streams, traditional Virginia Tidewater architectural designs and the area’s only public Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. This transit-oriented development is planned for a mixed-use town center, a new VRE commuter rail station, a waterfront village, a resort-style hotel and a corporate campus. Its master plan also includes two public schools, multiple sports fields, 10 miles of trails and over 3,800 residences. The community recently opened the 13,000 square-foot Shores Club, a private recreation and fitness complex, and has sold more than 370 new homes. For more information, visit www.potomacshores.com.

About SunCal
SunCal acquires, entitles and develops major residential properties and commercial developments. The company creates distinctive master-planned and mixed-use communities that emphasize quality of life, environmental sensitivity and recreational opportunities. SunCal is one of the largest real estate development companies in the U.S. that specializes in large-scale, mixed-use master-planned communities, and has offices in Irvine, Calif.; Northern California; New York City; Washington, D.C.; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.suncal.com.