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Our 10 Favorite Things About York, PA

The perfect combination of a rural escape and city convenience–York, PA is an area that seamlessly brings the best of both worlds to your front door. With a mix of dining, shopping, recreation, and weekend activities–there is something for everyone throughout the year. 10. Plenty of Shopping– from the famous York Galleria Mall, to the convenient shopping centers (with just the right mix of stores to make shopping easy…) York has all your favorite stores within reach.

Let the NEW Veranda model home colors inspire you…

It’s another sneak peek at the colors to adorn the walls of one of the newest model homes in one of the most loved and sought after neighborhoods in Lancaster–Veranda. The new model features the new Willow home design–with a huge mudroom right off the garage, and spacious connected living spaces throughout.

Just Announced: Fairmont – New Homes in Lancaster!

We’ve got some exciting news! New homes are coming to Lancaster – East Hempfield Township! We’ve just announced our newest neighborhood, Fairmont. Want to be “in-the-know”, on all things Fairmont? Click here to join the Fairmont Priority Club: Get updates on amenities and floorplans in your inbox.

Think Spring! (Colors that is….)

We always are excited to see the latest colors and seasonal trends when it comes to design. And we’re loving the combination of bold hues and subtle neutrals in the 2014 Pantone Spring color palette! Need some inspiration on how to incorporate these tones into your decor?

Inside Look: Heritage Strasburg Model Home Colors!

Face it, most of us are dreaming of warmer spring weather–well, the fresh colors in the new model home at Heritage Strasburg, (featuring the Sturbridge home design) will get you through to warmer temperatures! The crisp greens, fresh creams, cool grays, and accents of natural fabrics and textures breathe life into the newest model…and we can’t wait to give you a sneak peek into the color palette:

Millcreek: A National Treasure in Lancaster PA.

Lancaster was recently named #4 on a list of most exciting cities in the US — (see the article here!) But long before the city was receiving national attention, The Great American Neighborhood®, Millcreek was already in the spotlight winning national awards and drawing attention in the design/build industry.

More than just good looks…

Sure, when you drive through The Great American Neighborhood® across Central PA, you can see you’re in a place created like no other. But what is it that creates that indescribable “wow” feeling? There are four of our favorite design principles (this won’t turn into a lecture, we promise…) in every home in The Great American Neighborhood®.

Start Fresh. Buy New.

The start of the new year is a time to start out with a blank slate. A time to make improvements and changes in our lives to make our future days better for ourselves and those around us. Thinking of making the move from your current home?

Don’t Miss Lowest Prices to Build a New Home in Manheim Township!

If you’ve been looking for a new home in Manheim Township, the time to buy is now. Grandview, (located within the iconic Grandview Heights neighborhood) is one of Manheim Township’s most desirable neighborhoods. Until now, the tree-lined neighborhood in one of the most convenient locations only offered resale homes–but now, with the opening of one of Charter Homes & Neighborhoods newest neighborhoods–you can choose from timeless home designs, stroll down artfully designed streetscapes and enjoy today’s desired new home amenities.

It’s National Cookie Baking Day!

It’s National Cookie Baking Day today! If you haven’t started your holiday baking, tonight might be the perfect night to start prepping dough and gathering ideas for creating festive holiday cookie platters to share! We’ve asked our team at Charter Homes & Neighborhoods to share some of their favorite recipes, maybe you’ll find inspiration for a new cookie from our favorites!

Spring Hill is Selling Fast on the East Shore!

There are 11 homes currently under construction in one of the fastest growing neighborhoods on the East Shore–Spring Hill. What is it about Spring Hill that makes it the hands-down choice on the East Shore? We asked Spring Hill’s neighborhood sales manager Caitlin Reed about the stunning neighborhood–and what homeowners think sets it apart from other neighborhoods.

Newberry Township’s Hidden Gem – Highlands!

Nestled within the mature trees atop one of the rolling hills of Newberry Township sits Highlands. An enclave of spacious single family homes from the mid-$100’s with spectacular views just minutes from 1-83. The central location to Harrisburg and York combines with the secluded tree lined homesites to create a place like no other.

Central PA’s Newest Holiday Tradition – Walden Winter Lights

Move over Rockefeller Center, NYC! There’s a new tree-lighting tradition that has started this year in The Great American Neighborhood®, Walden! Neighbors, business owners, and the community gathered as the 50-foot evergreen was lit up with thousands of sparkling lights.

NOW OPEN! Sinclair Park, Mechanicsburg

Sinclair Park is our newest Great American Neighborhood® on the West Shore located in Mechanicsburg, PA. Set near quaint downtown Mechanicsburg and only minutes from some of the area’s premiere shopping and dining, Sinclair Park will be sure to make daily life a breeze.

Do-It-Yourself Holiday Decorating Tips and Ideas

We’ve scoured the web for the best tips and ideas for decorating your home this holiday – and we’re sharing our favorites with you! Feeling Crafty? Make-It-Yourself Holiday Decorating Ideas Do-It-Yourself Christmas Decorating Ideas from Martha Stewart: Martha Stewart is the queen of the homemade holiday.

Join Us: Walden Winter Lights, December 4th!

Kick off the holiday season at The Great American Neighborhood® Walden, in Mechanicsburg for the annual tree lighting and winter celebration! You couldn’t pick a better time to see The Great American Neighborhood, Walden than December 4th from 6-8pm when Walden comes alive for Walden Winter Lights.

We’re Laying the Foundation for the Future!

We’re making headlines again! Charter Homes & Neighborhoods was recently covered in the Central Penn Business Journal, recognizing our leadership in creating Special Places across Central Pennsylvania. Walkable shops and amenities in our Great American Neighborhoods® create places like no other — and the region is starting to pick up on it!

Is Your Kitchen Holiday Ready?

It’s the week before Thanksgiving, the official start of the 2013 Holiday season. The time of the year filled with gatherings, meals, parties, and time spent with family and friends. It’s also the time of year where gathering and entertaining spaces become integral to the success of get-togethers (and keeping your sanity…) when your house is filled with all the food, family and friends the holiday brings.