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Benefits of a Summertime Move!

Summer is considered by many to be the most desirable time to move. There are conveniences that come with moving in the summer, that you just can’t have during the rest of the year. When moving, there is always a transition period and planning and preparation involved.

“World’s Freshest Market” Right Here in Central PA!

Lancaster has landed on yet another “top 10 list”…this time it is celebrating the farm-fresh produce at the Lancaster Central Market, in Downtown Lancaster. Rows of fresh produce, meats, flowers, and bakes goods fill the historic market building where locals (and visitors) flock to stock up on some of freshest goods.

Highpoint Arcona – NOW OPEN!

On Saturday June 14th, the homesites at Mechanicsburg’s newest Great American Neighborhood® Highpoint Arcona, were revealed to a crowd of homebuyers who attended the on-site Preview Event. Charter Homes & Neighborhoods President, Rob Bowman told the story of Highpoint Arcona – from it’s very historic beginnings to the future plans.

Moving During the School Year vs. Moving Over the Summer

When is the Best Time to Move into a New Home? Parents looking to move into a new home often worry about how the move will impact their children. Conventional wisdom says that it’s better to move over the summer so that kids are able to experience a new school for a full academic year, giving them a chance for a “fresh start”.

Final Chance in The Great American Neighborhood® , The Preserve!

The Preserve is the perfect example of The Great American Neighborhood®. Nestled within 27 acres of preserved woodlands backing up to the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains it is the perfect intersection of feeling like you are away from it all, but still just moments away from everywhere you want to be.

Take a look inside the 2014 Lancaster Parade Home!

One of the most commonly asked questions we receive when touring our homes is “what are the paint colors?”. Our award-winning CharterColors Stylist has the ability to put together the most appealing palletes, and we’ve got the latest and greatest to share with you from our 2014 Lancaster Parade Home in Grandview.

How would you use a finished lower level?

Whether you’re looking for more space to spread out, a quiet retreat, or just more storage–finished lower levels can become one of the most flexible and customizable spaces in your home — it’s a room that is ready for you and whatever fits your hobbies and lifestyle best!

Great Addresses Near Great Schools!

Parents of students in Lancaster’s Lampeter Strasburg and Mechanicsburg’s Cumberland Valley school districts have something very big to celebrate! US News just released their rankings for “Best High Schools in Pennsylvania” and both hold enviable positions on the list! We build our neighborhoods at the best addresses in Central PA to provide you with a home convenient to everything and the best of the surrounding communities.

What’s in a name?

We wanted a special name for our 2014 “Idea Home” in the Lancaster Parade of Homes, so we opened up the naming process to our loyal followers on Facebook! We received tons of great names, but one stood out to us – The Alexandria. Even better than the name, is the story behind it:

More National Attention for Our Home Designs!

Our open floorplans and stunning expansive windows have earned us more national attention! Check out our mention on the list of “Most Popular New Home Features – What Buyers Want Right Now” from! The article features “The Morgan” home design, which can be built in our Falcon Ridge neighborhood in Dauphin County.

Veranda: Check Out a Beautiful Transformation

Once an open field, now a favorite neighborhood gathering space for picnics, outdoor games, and walks – Getz Green in Veranda in East Hempfield Township has transformed beautifully over the years! Sometimes we don’t realize how much our neighborhoods have grown until we take a moment to look back at what once was!

Celebrate Easter with Style!

We’ve poured over the top boards on Pinterest to find some of the prettiest and most creative Easter decor and craft ideas! Check out some of our favorites below–and be sure to check out these and more on our “Celebrating Easter with Style” board on Pinterest!

8 Steps for an Easy Moving Day

Preparing for a move is both exciting and exhausting to think about. With tips from the organization experts at Houzz, you’ll find it’s really all about planning the weeks leading up to the big move. Follow these 8 steps and you’ll feel much more relaxed–and able to enjoy the process of moving into your new home!

How to Choose a Color Palette in Open Floorplans

When it comes time to choosing a color palette for your home you may dream in color, but end up living in beige. Don’t get us wrong–beige can be beautiful –it’s a classic for a reason! But, we’re always looking for ways to add some “pop” and “interest” into our neutral decor–and we’ve found some great tips on how to ease into a beautiful palette, specifically in an open floorplan–without the color shock!

The Hartford Townhome in Walden – Grand Opening This Weekend!

Think all townhome living is about the same? Think again! We’ve got you a sneak peek into the newest designer decorated townhome model at Walden! The new (and very in-demand!) Hartford home design is now decorated to show off all of the open living space in this spacious townhome.

Ready Now? Buy Now!

Looking to move into a home soon? Think that new construction is out the question because of a compressed timeline? Think again–you can still buy new! You don’t have to compromise on a used home because of an immediate need – Charter Homes & Neighborhoods offers “Ready Now Homes” across Central PA that are beautifully finished with selections hand-picked by our award-winning CharterColors designer.

Chanticleer, York PA – Preview Event

On Tuesday night, York’s most highly anticipated neighborhood, Chanticleer, was previewed to the members of the Chanticleer Priority Club. Eager attendees filled the room at The Country Club of York, as we released the site plan, home designs and pricing for the new first-floor living luxury single family homes.

You’re Invited: Chanticleer Preview Event!

Join us on Tuesday, April 1st, 6 p.m. at The Country Club of York as we reveal all of the information you’ve been waiting for regarding our newest neighborhood in York – Chanticleer. Be the first to learn about: Homesites Home Designs Pricing Scheduling Appointments

8 Homes SOLD in 7 Days at Central PA’s Fastest Selling Neighborhood!

It’s no wonder that Walden is Central PA’s fastest selling neighborhood (and not planning on giving up that title any time soon!). It is filled with unique amenities like an all natural playground, TerraPark™, miles of walking trails, over 64 acres of preserved space (that’s over 83 football fields worth of green grass!) and of course The Shops at Walden.