The Dorsey’s Search Community Association mission shall promote the health, safety, common good and social welfare of Dorsey’s Search residents. The Board’s mission is not for pecuniary gain or profit. The Village will sponsor, engage in, conduct and encourage cultural, educational, social, civic and other beneficial activities.
History of Dorsey’s Search
The 9th village to be developed, Dorsey’s Search’s first residents began moving into Dorsey Hall in 1980. Since then the Dorsey’s Search population has grown to approximately 7,500 people. The village is comprised of two neighborhoods, Dorsey Hall and Fairway Hills.
Dorsey Hall, the first neighborhood in the village, was named after the Dorsey Hall Manor House, which was built by the Dorsey family in the early 1700′s. This neighborhood consists primarily of detached homes. The Fairway Hills neighborhood, whose name is inspired by the Allview Golf Course on which the neighborhood was built, was designed to include a mix of dwellings – townhomes, condominimums, and apartments – and a new golf course, the Fairway Hills Golf Club (a Columbia Association facility). The picturesque stone clubhouse dates to the mid-1800′s when it was a private residence and has survived to serve both Allview and Fairway Hills. The Village’s street names were selected from the works of Oliver Wendell Holmes and Ogden Nash.
The Dorsey’s Search Meeting Room was built in 1982 so residents had space for meetings and small community gatherings. As the village population increased, the Columbia Association constructed Linden Hall in 1991/1992. Linden Hall is the home to the village offices and serves as a community center for many different functions.