Mr. Rogers taught us that being a good neighbor is one of the best relationships that we can cultivate. That’s why we’ve turned our attention to Western Pennsylvania’s wide variety of home complexes. These developments offer residents a sense of community unlike any other neighborhood can — not even the Neighborhood of Make Believe.
by Rachel Jones
Some golfers love the links so much, they wish they could live on the greens. With a home at The Villages of Totteridge, that fantasy can be a reality. The golf course community overlooks Chestnut Ridge and the award-winning Rees Jones Totteridge golf course. Homesites are available for those looking to build. Villas, carriage homes, and single-family homes are available for immediate occupancy. These Salem Township homes start at $299,900. This particular single-family home has four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. The spacious kitchen, complete with granite countertops, leads out to a private deck where homeowners can enjoy the gorgeous view. There’s even a huge, extra room, which can serve as a home gym, storage space for clubs, or an indoor putting green.
For more information, contact Scott Ludwick of Prudential Preferred Realty, 724.838.3660. prudentialpreferred.com.
Driving up a windy hill in Peters Township, the sight of The Crossings brings us to a jaw-dropping stop as we see 29 luxury patio homes covering the hill. Jon Moritz, vice president of sales at Eddy Homes, says that building began in this community years ago. “We started getting back [to building] because of the high demand for low-maintenance, first-floor living in Peters Township,” Moritz says. There are five different styles homeowners can choose from: The Benton, The Petersburg, The Turnbridge, The Stonewall, and The Eastwood. The models differ in size, but each one offers at least three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. Every house has hardwood floors on the first level and granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms. Empty-nesters and retirees will find comfort in the maintenance-free perks to the homes. A tranquil atmosphere pairs well with the relaxed living situation at The Crossings. The windows and balconies look down onto Canonsburg Lake, creating a gorgeous backdrop to an already luxurious home. Come to The Crossings Grand Opening, February 9-10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and enjoy food, drinks, prizes, and gifts. Everyone who registers at the grand opening and signs a sales agreement within 30 days will get 50-percent off their first $10,000 in upgrades!
For more information, contact Jon Moritz with Eddy Homes, 412.221.0400. eddyhomes.com.
When Mel and Sheila MacLeod first purchased 150 acres of land with their business partner, they wanted to create a woodland community that would preserve the natural environment. Fifty years later, Shipley Brothers Development is making that dream come true. Wrapped around a breathtaking, 10-acre lake, Lake MacLeod is a single-family development with 75 lots. Tim Shipley, developer and builder for SureGreen Construction, has been working with several other builders to create high-end, custom homes in the Pine Township community. “The goal is to create a development with a home of your own,” Shipley says. “We don’t want them to all look alike, but we don’t want anything to look out of place.” Most structures will be unique, and green, sustainable, and LEED-certified construction is available. The builders also ensure the surrounding greens are protected. “We’re preserving the natural topography, so we didn’t cut a lot of trees,” Shipley says. By emphasizing the lake’s natural habitat, residents will have lush, spacious yards. Lake MacLeod residents can also enjoy the beauty of nature at a neighborhood park, picnic areas, fishing piers, sunning areas, and a boathouse, which serves as a community center.
For more information, contact Marcia Shipley with Coldwell Banker Real Estate, 724.272.2467. pittsburghmoves.com.
This article is featured in the January 2013 issue of WHIRL Magazine.
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