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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.

The Most Beautiful Views Await You at Spring Hill, Harrisburg!

The newest homesites at Spring Hill come with some of the most beautiful views in Harrisburg. The tall mature trees, panoramic views, and walkable sidewalks come together perfectly to create the most spectacular place to take in the views as the seasons change. Neighbors at Spring Hill are enjoying the tail end of the show of oranges, reds and yellows that paint the backdrop of the neighborhood.

Join us in Sending Holiday Wishes to Our Heroes

Every year, Charter Homes & Neighborhoods celebrates the season with a company-wide initiative of giving. This year, we are teaming up with the American Red Cross, and participating in the 2013 “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. Once a year, the American Red Cross gets the joy of delivering holiday greetings to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world.

Grandview Designer Home Store: Paint Color Sneak Peek!

We are rapidly approaching the Home Store Grand Opening of one of the most highly anticipated neighborhoods in Lancaster County–Grandview! When: Saturday, November 23 2013 1-3pm Where: Grandview – click here for directions! What: The grand opening of the Home Store – tour, discover, and be inspired by the award winning design

5 Reasons Charter New Construction Beats Resale

If you are in the market for a new home, one of the first (and most important) decisions you have to make is considering a new construction home or a resale. We’ve compiled a list of the top “5 Reasons Charter New Construction Beats Resale” to share with you:

The Final Five at Walden Crossroads!

It’s the the building everyone has been waiting for! The final building of designer townhomes in Walden Crossroads is being built. These spacious townhomes feature the ever-popular Ansley home design (BONUS! This specific building of Ansley townhomes offer additional living space making them the largest Ansley’s ever offered!).

New Street Trees and Homesites at Highlands, Newberry Township!

We promised you we’d check back in with fall foliage photos from our Great American Neighborhood® Highlands — and the leaves on the newly planted street trees didn’t disappoint! Check out the newest photos from the neighborhood and see how the street trees add to the streetscape to create a place like no other!

Millcreek Home Store Grand Opening – Saturday October 26 1pm-3pm!

Millcreek Home Store Grand Opening – Saturday, October 26th 1pm-3pm We’re building a brand new Home Store in the newest phase of our award-winning neighborhood at Millcreek. Join us to tour and see the designer decorated Home Store! Saturday, October 26th 1pm-3pm Enter to win a GoPro® camera at the celebration!

Introducing: The Hartford Townhome at Crossroads North in Walden, Mechanicsburg

CharterDesign has been at the drawing boards again, and have just released the newest townhome design offered at Walden in the newly released section called “Crossroads North”. Located adjacent to the (almost) SOLD OUT village of Walden Crossroads–Crossroads North carries over the old village architectural styling and feel with beautiful all brick exteriors.

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

If a universal symbol of fall had to be chosen…it easily would be the pumpkin. Starting earlier and earlier every year we start seeing pumpkin flavored and scented EVERYTHING popping up in stores, and pumpkins set out on doorsteps (not that I’m complaining…!). As versatile as the pumpkin flavor is, lending it’s warm flavor to everything from coffee to cake pops, so are its decorating possibilities.

Top 10 Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Autumn is here and winter is on its way. Are you and your home ready for the temperatures to drop? Here are home maintenance tips from Charter Homes & Neighborhoods that will help you save time and money this fall. Fall Home Maintenance Tips Start at the top.

Not your everyday sight at Towns at Meridian….

It was an exciting day at Towns at Meridian — the West Shore’s newest address for luxury townhomes. Not only was there the normal dirt moving, wall constructing, tree planting and landscaping…but we were able to capture a HUGE crane lifting the GIANT roof trusses onto the newest building of luxury townhomes in the neighborhood!