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The Land We Live On: Inviting Streetscapes

When you drive or walk down the street of a neighborhood, you’ll determine the “feel” of the neighborhood right away. Is it welcoming and established? Or is it stark and missing something? Are the neighbors out taking advantage of open space and amenities? Or is no one to be found?

Sneak Peek into Sophia’s VIP Opening Night at The Shops at Walden!

We are so excited to welcome Sophia’s to the Shops at Walden. We’ve got your sneak peek into her invitation-only VIP night where she opened her doors to friends, family, and members of the community. The evening was spectacular–from the delicious food to the dazzling decor.

Your Last Chance at The Preserve, Hampden Township!

This is your last chance to live in The Preserve—Hampden Township’s Most Desirable Neighborhood. With only 2 homesites remaining in this stunning neighborhood, the time to visit is now! Walk the homesites and take in the rolling hills and serene backdrop of mature trees in this secluded neighborhood and you’ll see why it is Hampden Township’s most desirable neighborhood.

Trends in Architecture: Welcoming Front Porches

As you drive through any neighborhood, you notice many things. The size of the homes and their yards, the styles and materials used, the landscaping, and open spaces all contribute to the “feel” of a neighborhood. But, there is one architectural element that plays a role in shaping the neighborhood’s dynamic–both visually, and also socially that you might not think to call out on its own–the front porch

Homes Ready For You Now: Veranda, East Hempfield Township

Make yourself at home in Veranda, located in East Hempfield Township. Veranda features spacious homes with timeless exteriors, and plenty of well maintained neighborhood common space for you to enjoy. There is even a neighborhood playground, just steps from your front door. Neighbors stroll the winding neighborhood sidewalks with family and friends (both 2 and 4 legged) and enjoy relaxing days and evenings on large front porches.

The Land We Live On: Benefits of Neighborhood Greenspace

Studies have shown that neighborhood green spaces, whether they are structured parks within neighborhoods or trails that connect communities together, have a multitude of physical, social and economic benefits to their surrounding communities. We asked Charter Homes & Neighborhoods Director of Neighborhood Development, Rob Derck about the importance of preserved common space in our Great American Neighborhoods.

On Trend with Options: Making a Statement with a Backsplash!

Adding a statement-making backsplash is one of the easiest ways to spice up your kitchen! With countless material and color choices, it may seem daunting to make a decision, but understanding the trends and best way to use backsplash tiles can make the idea much more approachable!

Introducing: The Homesites Overlooking The Grove at Walden

Welcome to The Grove. Luxury townhome meets charming outdoor gathering space. Just released–The Grove is the newest section of exclusive luxury townhomes in Walden. These spacious loft style townhomes, starting at 2,100 SF, overlook the newest amenity of the neighborhood. Each home features a two tiered balcony that overlooks a lovely tree lined sidewalk.

First Homeowners of 2013 — Sage Hill, York PA!

Charter Homes and Neighborhoods is excited to announce the first homeowners of 2013–A happy family relocating to Central PA who chose to live in the stunning neighborhood of Sage Hill! We talked with Brad Carr, the Neighborhood Sales Manager at Sage Hill to find out what made them choose the neighborhood as their place to call home:

Trends in Home Architecture: Open Floorplans

Chances are, if you are currently shopping for a new home, recently purchased a home, or know someone who has–you have most likely heard someone reference an “open floorplan”. But what exactly is an “open floorplan” and why is it becoming such a popular, and often demanded attribute of a new home?

Find Your Home Sweet Home– At Southpoint Meadows!

Hershey, PA truly is the town that has it all–shopping, history, nationally acclaimed healthcare, entertainment, and let’s not forget…chocolate. Nestled in the picturesque rolling hills of Derry Township sits Southpoint Meadows–an enclave of single family homes set against a backdrop of mature trees and moments away from a township park that promises days of play and exploration!

Maintaining Beautiful Environments: Walden Trees on The Move!

At Charter Homes & Neighborhoods, we believe that sometimes, what makes a neighborhood feel unlike any other isn’t always what is built, but what is maintained and saved. Mature trees, winding creeks, rolling green space are invaluable natural additions to our neighborhoods that create a serene backdrop for living life and making memories in a Charter home–and create a Great American Neighborhood feel unlike any other.

Photo Tour: Move-in Ready Home in Florin Hill, Mount Joy

Located in the walkable neighborhood of Florin Hill in Mount Joy–sits this move-in ready home with interior upgrades and architectural details that create the perfect backdrop to your new days in your new home. The spacious 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Paxton Grand floorplan provides the space you need (2,648 SF) with a thoughtful floorplan that compliments the way you live.

It’s 12-12-12! Here Are 12 Reasons Pets LOVE Charter Homes & Neighborhoods

It’s 12-12-12–the final date this century where the month, day and year will align! We thought that we’d acknowledge this cool spectacle (we’ve probably all been commenting on since 01-01-01).. and mix it up with a list of the top 12 things our furry 4-legged family members LOVE about Charter Homes & Neighborhoods:

Final Weeks to Lock into 2012 Pricing!

It’s your last chance to lock into 2012 pricing! Stunning fully finished homes filled with details and designer extras are waiting for you to call home. Our ready now homes are one-of a kind homes built with the way you live in mind. Natural Light– Our homes have 20% more windows that are 30% larger than other homes–allowing natural light to brighten your home, and mood!

Walden Athletic Club: Grand Opening!

On Tuesday December 4th, we held the grand opening event for the newest FREE Walden neighborhood amenity and addition to the Shops at Walden–The Walden Athletic Club. Eager and excited homeowners gathered for the ceremonial ribbon cutting that opened the doors of the highly anticipated neighborhood athletic club.

FOR SALE: The FINAL Designer Model Home at Encore at The Preserve

Our award-winning designer model home at Encore at The Preserve is for sale! This stunning 4,997 SF home is the Morgan floorplan–the best selling floorplan in The Preserve this year. Located in the picturesque neighborhood of Encore at The Preserve in Hampden Township, this designer model home is set on a beautiful corner homesite against a backdrop of mature trees and foliage that provide privacy and tranquil views from every window.

Announcing: The Sutton — Our Newest First Floor Living Plan!

We are excited to announce the release of our newest “first floor living” plan–The Sutton. This spacious 2,435-2,835 SF home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and provides the ease of first-floor living. The plan showcases a first floor Owner’s Retreat with private bath and walk-in closet, great room, breakfast area, dining room and living room.

NOW OPEN: The Walden Athletic Club at The Shops at Walden!

Great news–one of the most anticipated neighborhood amenities, The Walden Athletic Club, has opened its doors to the Walden neighborhood in the Shops at Walden! This new facility with brand new equipment will provide Walden homeowners FREE access to maintain a healthy lifestyle within walking distance at the Shops at Walden–right in time for those impending new years resolutions!

Prices and mortgage rates meet at an all time low – but not for long.

Sometimes the biggest decision when looking to build your new home is–when. It seems that now is the time for many home buyers across the country, as well as Central PA– to start the journey of building the new home of their dreams. According to an article by CNN, the low mortgage rates, coupled with affordable housing prices and an improving jobs market have helped to restart home sales.