Blog #Charterstories Image

It's the Wow Factor at Sinclair Park

Home in Sinclair Park, Mechanicsburg, PA
So you've been thinking you really want a new home but in order to get all the bells and whistles you want, you will have to spend a fortune for those upgrades. Not so! At Sinclair Park we have a fantastic home that's ready now. The Hadley, located on Butterfly Drive, will give you everything you want in your next home and at a great price.

Last Chance for Arcona's Pickett

The Pickett located in Arcona in Mechanicsburg, PA
If you’ve been eyeing the great Pickett townhome in Arcona, Charter Homes & Neighborhood’s newest neighborhood, you better act fast. There are only 5 left! The Pickett has been a popular floor plan for a number of reasons.

Let the Sun Shine In: 5 Tips for Clean Windows

It's that time of year when the sponges, cleaners and buckets come out of their hibernation so we can clean up what the long winter has left behind. Super clean windows not only look good but they also let in more light.

Foolproof Spring Centerpieces

It’s April 1st and in a few days it will be Easter – no fooling! How did it get here so quickly? If you’re in need of a quick and easy tablescape or want a nice hostess gift, here are a few ideas from our favorite Pinterest boards:

Life Awaits You in Picturesque Strasburg

Taking a cue from previous generations, living a simpler but more fulfilled life is what senior adults are seeking today. Retiring to country clubs and isolated gated communities are out. Life that’s active, walkable and engaging is in. With people living healthier and living longer, these can be some of the best years of our lives.

Effortless European Elegance at Chanticleer

Charter Homes & Neighborhoods is all about creating special places but there’s really something extra special about Charter’s Chanticleer neighborhood. Chanticleer, located in southern York County, is perched above it all with rolling hillside views. Entering the neighborhood, you’ll immediately notice the custom curbing and attention to detail in these luxurious, first-floor master homes.

Arcona Crossroads Connects You to the Local Business Experience

If you haven’t noticed, personalized products, services and customized experiences are booming because people expect more for their money and their time. Take the gym, generally a nondescript space where people come in, work out and leave – a successful model for many chains across the country. But for those looking for something different, you’ll find intimate settings and studios popping up that have smaller, more focused classes with personal attention.

Tips to Designing Your Dream Kitchen

Decisions, decisions! There’s so much to consider when creating your dream kitchen. Charter Homes & Neighborhoods thinks kitchen design is so important that we have our very own Charter Colors™ Design Center and personal stylist who helps our homeowners choose the best finishes for their space. Some of her suggestions to consider when designing this space:

It's Easy Being Green with Charter

It's March and there are a number of reasons to think green. Spring is teasing us with gradually warmer temps and those first signs of buds on the trees. The snow is finally subsiding to reveal the dormant green grass that’s been hibernating for the last several months

Simple Living at Walden’s New Emerson Park

Just like the book of the same name penned by Henry David Thoreau more than 150 years ago, Walden embodies living a tranquil life and one that embraces natural surroundings. Thoreau called it an “experiment in simple living.” As Charter’s Walden neighborhood continues to grow, that inspiration continues with the announcement of its newest outdoor amenity: Emerson Park.

Uncovering Your Home’s Hidden Truth

I remember my first “a-ha” moment when deciding to make some improvements to my home. After installing a new kitchen counter top, new floor tile and upgraded appliances, a few months later I turned to my spouse and said, “It looks beautiful, but it hasn’t really change the space.

Step Away from the Shovel

After a second winter of unforgiving cold weather and three Sundays in a row of annoying snow to shovel and ice to pick, it’s days (….and weeks…months) like these that you’ll appreciate living a low maintenance lifestyle.

Alexandria Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Have you noticed lately that it seems every weather event has a name? In addition to warm weather hurricanes and cold weather Nor’easters we now have the Polar Vortex and the Siberian Express. And, if you’ve ever lived in the path of one of these events they may have caused a bit of anxiety as they generally aren’t happy experiences.

Vote for Your Favorite Shops at Walden!

It’s time for annual reader polls for Harrisburg Magazine (Simply the Best 2015) and Susquehanna Style (Best of Harrisburg). This is your opportunity to let everyone know how special The Shops at Walden are just like you did last year as Tender Years and Sophia’s were named Readers’ Choice in the Harrisburg Magazine survey!