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Pardon our dust

Highland Springs unveils larger apartment homes

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October 25th, 2011

When Bill and Sylvia Taylor moved from their Dallas, Tex., home to a smaller place in Fairview, just 15 miles north of the metroplex, they shaved off 1,000 square feet of living space. We had to downsize quite a bit when we moved, Bill says. But we ve found that the size of our current home, 2,400 square feet, is just about right. Now they re thinking of moving again this time to Highland Springs, an Erickson Living community in North Dallas and the couple wants a comparable space. So when they received an invitation in the mail to preview new, larger floor plans at Highland Springs, they jumped at the chance. We re just starting to get to a point where we re ready to give up the chores associated with owning a home, says Bill. And we have friends living at Highland Springs who love it. We just don t want to lose any more living space.

Demand for larger apartments

That s an oft-repeated sentiment among prospective residents, says Jennifer O Reilly, sales director at Highland Springs, who adds there is a healthy market for larger apartment homes. People often have specific reasons for wanting a larger apartment, says O Reilly. Some want a home office; others want a full-size dining room. We can fill those wish lists by combining two existing apartments into one customized space that speaks to the needs of our prospective residents. Highland Springs unveiled its first combination apartment in 2010. At 1,900 square feet, the Westbrook floor plan merged the footprint of a single-family home with world-class amenities. The buzz generated by the Westbrook was so great that the community made plans for additional combination apartments.

Room to spread out

Earl and Peggy Snavely, of Grand Prairie, Tex., joined the priority list at Highland Springs five years ago. Their list of apartment must-haves included a patio for their dog, Vivienne, and a home office for Earl, an engineering consultant who works on projects for ExxonMobil. The smaller units just didn t seem to meet our needs, Earl says. We were very interested when we learned of the larger apartments. The couple moved into their new 1,760-square-foot Wilson-style apartment home in early September. The unit features two patios for Vivienne, a spacious home office, and a full-size dining room. We ve been looking forward to all the amenities Highland Springs has to offer, particularly the swimming pool and the medical center, says Earl. Now that we have the apartment we wanted, we re ready to start enjoying our new lifestyle.

More to come

Plans are already underway for the next combination apartment style at Highland Springs. The Yardley features 1,958 square feet of living space, complete with a home office, a sizeable living room, and ample closet space. We re thrilled to offer these larger floor plans, O Reilly says. People have been asking for them, and now they are a reality. For more information about Highland Springs, please call Sales Counselor Christina Christie at 972-746-4531.

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