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New Year—new community

Windsor Run set to open this spring

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January 4th, 2018
Interior work has begun on Woodland Commons Clubhouse and Dogwood Place and Sycamore Square residence buildings.

Interior work has begun on Woodland Commons Clubhouse and Dogwood Place and Sycamore Square residence buildings.


One year ago, the sales staff at Windsor Run, Erickson Living’s first North Carolina community, began accepting reservations for the community’s first 216 apartment homes. Now, just 12 months later, plans are under way for its grand opening this spring. 

“When we first announced the coming of Windsor Run to Matthews, N.C., in 2015, the 2018 opening seemed very far away,” says Sales Director Tom Senger. “In the years that followed, we watched our community come to life and met the many wonderful people who will be among Windsor Run’s first residents. I could not be more excited for what the future holds for our residents as well as for our dedicated staff.”

Mother Nature cooperates

Beautiful weather this past fall ensured construction remained on schedule. Prior to Thanksgiving, the Woodland Commons Clubhouse and Dogwood Place and Sycamore Square residence buildings were “dried in,” meaning they were weatherproof and ready for full-scale interior work. This interior work has proceeded throughout the early winter months in preparation for the spring grand opening. 

As construction moves full-steam ahead, Senger and his sales team are busy meeting with priority list member, reservists, and guests at numerous luncheons and informational seminars on a variety of topics, from finances to downsizing. 

Each of these events brings the opportunity for guests to address their unique questions with members of the Windsor Run sales team.

Below, Senger shares some of the questions he frequently receives from people interested in moving to Windsor Run. 

“There are some questions that come up on a daily basis,” he says. “And it’s my belief that if one person is asking a question, chances are two other people are probably wondering the same thing. I hope you’ll find the responses helpful, and if you haven’t done so already, make an appointment to come see our vibrant community in person.”

Q: “I would love to be among Windsor Run’s first residents. Is it too late or are there apartment homes still available?”

Senger: I’m happy to report that, yes, there are a few apartment homes available, but we do not anticipate that they will be around for long. Roughly 90% of our first 216 apartment homes are sold out, but the remaining apartment homes are among our most sought-after styles.

This is because when we planned for our first residence buildings, we listened carefully to what our current Erickson Living residents enjoy most about their apartment homes. Based on this feedback, we chose to build some of Erickson Living’s most popular floor plans. 

Currently, a handful of our two most popular designs remain, the one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath Carlisle and the large two-bedroom, two bath Newbury.

The sought-after Carlisle apartment home offers a large open floor plan with lots of windows flooding the living area with natural light. The large kitchen, with its modern, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, is the envy of other one-bedroom designs. And the separate dining area is the perfect place to enjoy a good meal.

For those looking for the extra space provided with a second bedroom, a handful of two-bedroom, two-bath Newburys remain. With two, side-by-side bedrooms, a dedicated dining room, a separate living room, and two bathrooms, it is the perfect home for those who like to entertain or simply stretch out and enjoy their surroundings. 

Each of these new Windsor Run apartment homes features amenities already popular at other Erickson Living communities, including airy layouts and beautiful finishes; modernized kitchens with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances; full-size, side-by-side washers and dryers; walk-in closets; ceramic tile in the bathrooms; and custom light fixtures. 

Q: “What opportunities are available to me to learn more about Windsor Run prior to its opening?”

Senger: The best way to learn more about a future at Windsor Run is to plan a visit to the Windsor Run sales center. Our sales team is on hand to answer questions, and there are almost always future community members visiting in preparation of their upcoming move. 

Virtual tours of the Woodland Commons Clubhouse are available as well as a wide variety of apartment floor plans. Guests may also choose to linger in our design center where they can explore the various options available when choosing a Windsor Run home, such as cabinet finishes, countertops, back splashes, and paint colors.

Another great way to spend time in the sales center is by attending one of a variety of special events. For example, “lunch and learn” opportunities are scheduled throughout the year in the sale center’s spacious event room. 

Last month’s lunch and learn events included a special holiday luncheon featuring beef tenderloin sandwiches, drunken shrimp cocktail, turkey and spinach stuffed mushrooms, warm crab dip, and red velvet cupcakes and peppermint brownies for dessert.

Prior to our spring opening, reservists will enjoy the opportunity to meet our executive team—Executive Director George Comfort, Associate Executive Director Bo Lundh, Director of Finance Theresa Palladino, and Director of Human Resources Allison Vessels. 

Q: “I would like to consider a move to Windsor Run in the future, but I am not ready to move at this time. Is it too early to join the priority list?”

Senger: Definitely not. Due to the demand for the Windsor Run lifestyle, joining the priority list is the only guaranteed way to ensure a future at the community. Priority list members receive first notice on new construction and this benefit cannot be overstated. Our first residence buildings filled quickly, almost exclusively to priority list members, within weeks of being announced.

Priority list members also enjoy opportunities to learn more about our community and attend special priority list functions.

In addition, one of the biggest benefits of joining the priority list is access to Winsor Run Personal Moving Consultant Rachel Gilbert. She meets with priority list members in their homes to provide information on the wide variety of resources available through Erickson Realty and Moving Services, including real estate agents, downsizing experts, clean-out services, packers, and movers. The realty and moving partners Rachel refers are vetted and recommended because of the quality of services they provide. 

All it takes to join the priority list is a fully refundable $1,000 deposit and a $150-per-person nonrefundable application fee. The deposit reserves your priority date. Once your preferred apartment home becomes available you will be given right of first refusal based on your joining date. 

It’s important to note that there is no penalty should your preferred apartment home become available before you are ready to move. It is simply offered to the next member on the list and your priority list status remains the same.