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The inside scoop at Ashby Ponds

On growth, new construction, and the most popular homes

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June 5th, 2015
Ashby Ponds
Ashby Ponds

Over the last eighteen months, , an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., introduced 252 new apartment homes with the addition of three residence buildings, Willow Crossing, Hickory Glen, and Magnolia Place. The community also recently opened both a state-of-the-art clubhouse named the Great Oak, and an on-site continuing care neighborhood. 

“It’s an exciting time marked by a whirlwind of growth,” says Director of Sales Holly Henderson. “But no matter how quickly our community grows, my number one responsibility is helping to find the perfect home for each and every person. Everyone we meet with is someone’s mother, father, sister, brother, or friend. It’s our job to treat our future or potential residents like they are our own family and friends.”

In fact, two of Ashby Ponds’ newest community members are happy to say they are actual members of Holly’s family: her husband’s parents, Don and Joan. 

“They moved to Ashby Ponds early this spring and couldn’t be happier,” says Henderson. “Helping your own family members move provides a unique insight into all aspects of the process, from choosing the right apartment home to downsizing and packing.”

Based on both her professional and personal knowledge, she is eager to share her insider information with future Ashby Ponds community members at a time when things are growing so quickly. 

“I am asked hundreds of great questions every day,” she says. “These are some I hear most often.”

Q: Will Ashby Ponds continue to grow at such a swift pace?

A: Because the last year and a half has been so busy, Ashby Ponds is now going to take some time to slow down, pause, and settle into our most recent growth. 

I believe this is important to mention because over the last few weeks I’ve met with people eager to move but who are waiting for the next new addition. However, at this time we want to take a breather to welcome our newest community members and to continue to resell our existing homes in a timely manner. 

This hiatus on new construction will also provide us valuable time to go back to the market and ensure that we continue to build exactly what our market desires. We will definitely continue to add to our community, but at this time there is no new construction scheduled to commence this year. The soonest we will offer a new residence building will be 2017.

But that should not deter anyone interested in moving to Ashby Ponds at this time. We still have a handful of highly sought-after apartment homes available for a 2015 move. 

Q: What are some of the most popular apartment homes currently available at Ashby Ponds?

A: At Ashby Ponds, we’ve always made it a top priority to build the apartment homes our priority list members want. We continually survey both our current residents and our priority list members to ensure they are pleased with the homes we offer. Because of that commitment, the apartment homes currently available are all top sellers.

In the past few months, the deluxe two-bedroom, two-bath with sunroom Stratford; the deluxe one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath with den Newbury; and the large one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath with family room and bay window Keswick have been in high demand. And I’m pleased to say that we have a few of each still available, but based on their popularity, they will not be around for long.

I would be remiss not to note that each Ashby Ponds apartment home comes with full access to the hundreds of clubs, activities, and amenities that make Erickson Living communities so unique. In fact, my in-laws continue to marvel at just how much there is to do and enjoy as members of the Ashby Ponds community.

Q: I’d like to learn more about a future at Ashby Ponds. Are there opportunities this summer to do so?

A: Amidst all our growth, we are committed to providing every opportunity for people to come to Ashby Ponds and learn firsthand what life is like at our community. 

For some people, the first step is a private, confidential, and completely pressure-free appointment with a member of our sales team. Others prefer to learn more over a relaxing meal, surrounded by people like themselves who are interested in a future at Ashby Ponds.

On June 11, we will host our first informational luncheon in our new Great Oak Clubhouse. Members of our sales team will answer questions, current residents will share their personal experiences, and guests will enjoy a summer barbecue and blues music.

We frequently host events throughout the year. These luncheons are completely free and open to anyone wishing to learn more about a future at Ashby Ponds.