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Hello, Redwood Commons

Maris Grove builds to meet strong demand

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June 29th, 2016
Artist's rendering of Redwood Commons

This artist’s rendering depicts the integrated clubhouse and two residence buildings that represent the beginning of Maris Grove’s long-awaited third neighborhood. It will open in spring 2017.

Maris Grove will open its eagerly anticipated third neighborhood in Spring 2017.  

Construction is under way on Redwood Commons, the beginning of the third neighborhood at Erickson Living’s 87-acre retirement community nestled within the rolling hills of Delaware County, Pa. 

Maris Grove has been sold out for the past two years.

“We are building to fill the strong demand,” says Sales Director Kathy McCrossin. “We have a large priority list, and many folks have patiently waited a long time for an apartment home.”

Two multistory residence buildings, Oakleaf Terrace and Maple Crossing, will open in spring 2017. Together they will feature 163 stunning maintenance-free, one-level-living apartment homes.

Amenities galore

A centrally located integrated clubhouse called Redwood Commons, which will serve as the neighborhood’s hub of activities, will connect the residence buildings and provide amenities such as a new restaurant, a cozy café and bar, a media room, and a multipurpose craft studio. 

These new buildings will also connect internally to Maris Grove’s two existing neighborhoods, Brinton and Cardinal, to guarantee residents a weatherproof lifestyle.

In another nod to convenience, the neighborhood will offer parking spots in front of the new buildings as well as underground spaces accessed by Maris Grove’s perimeter road. 

That the community offers such a rich array of amenities right on campus enables its members to continue their active and engaged lifestyle without the worrisome responsibilities of home ownership.

And its proximity to great shopping and restaurants enhances its value as a place to live.

Sales Counselor Kimberly Janson says that many people are bypassing 55-plus communities in favor of downsizing directly to a continuing care retirement community like Maris Grove.

Open, inviting home styles

In response to feedback from Maris Grove’s priority list members, the Oakleaf Terrace and Maple Crossing residence buildings will feature 18 unique floor plans, 7 of which are completely new. 

All of the homes will showcase today’s most desirable design trends. People prefer open, airy concepts with upgraded lighting and flooring, upscale kitchens, and beautiful finishes throughout. 

“People want new,” says McCrossin. “Many have never had the opportunity to move into new, so they like that they get to choose their colors, countertops, finishes, and flooring.”

People also want larger living spaces, so the floor plans range from thoughtfully designed and expansive one-bedroom apartment homes with walk-in closets to luxurious two-bedroom styles with dens and sunrooms. This new construction offers a style for every taste.

Each home also includes a separate storage space. 

And six floor plans, including the redesigned one-bedroom Brighton, offer balconies. 

“‘A home with a balcony’ is one of our most frequent requests,” says Janson, “so that option has met with enthusiastic approval.”

Most Maris Grove residents move from the immediate area of Delaware or Chester Counties in Pennsylvania or from neighboring Wilmington, Del. 

But its enviable lifestyle also draws people who grew up nearby, left the area, and now are returning to be near family or to reconnect with their roots.

“It’s amazing how many new residents move in and discover that they have friends and former neighbors already living here,” McCrossin says.

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