An exterior shot of the community, featuring an American flag flying over the entrance.

Maris Grove is a place residents love to call home

If you need a good-news story in these challenging times, Shaniyah Houston’s is guaranteed to make you smile.

DeWitte and Melva Shipley share treasured family artifacts she uncovered researching the Shipley’s American story. Celebrating Black History Month, staff at Maris Grove helped the Shipleys turn an open apartment into a temporary museum.

Maris Grove resident Melva Shipley is a dedicated and voracious student of history. The amateur genealogist has traced husband DeWitte’s family for 10 generations, back to 1692. That was the year his seventh great-grandmother, Lucie, was purchased by the Carroll family from another plantation owner.

A mover from one of Erickson Living's list of vetted moving services providers carries a box to a truck.

Remember how house hunting used to be? You’d grab the Sunday paper, comb through hundreds of listings, jump in the car, and drive to as many open houses as possible. 

If you were looking today, you’d see how meager the weekend real estate section is, if your local paper still exists! 

It takes a village to produce the NeighborNews each month. (Back row, from left) Laura Searls, Bob Deming, Warren Shaw; (Middle, from left) Becky Diamond, Joan Bateman, Frank O’Brien, Bette Alburger, Pamela Wright; (Front) Beryl Shive.

In one way or another, Beryl Shive connects with virtually every resident of Maris Grove

The cyclists kicked off their cross-country bike trip on Dog Beach in San Diego. They're seen here at the starting line.

Maris Grove resident Jane Setman had been an avid cyclist since her kids, now in their 50s, were teenagers. At her peak, she logged 75 miles on a single ride. But cycling cross-country for two months wasn’t something she’d considered until her biking buddy Katie Kinsey suggested they try it.  

Sales Counselor Lindsey Bonaventure welcomes new resident Dan Blanton.

A new year and new life began for Dan Blanton in January 2020, when he and his cat Blackie moved into the Maple Crossing neighborhood at Maris Grove.

Hastings-style apartment homes are in high demand at Maris Grove. From the wall-framing window to the spacious bedrooms, this popular floor plan is sure to please.

Walk into a Hastings-style apartment home at Maris Grove, and you’re immediately struck by the incredible light pouring in from the floor-to-ceiling bay window. This design feature creates a warm, inviting space filled with sunshine, no matter the time of year. 

Alva Holcombe paints, does leatherwork, and carves gourds. Creating beautiful glass is her newest passion. She's seen here with several of her glass pieces.

The table is covered with brightly colored glass objects of all shapes and sizes. Azure blues, forest greens, and golden ambers bathe the bowls, vases, trays, and decorative pieces in breathtaking light.  

Robin Abes poses here with her parents Jay and Jean Gang in their apartment at Maris Grove. Robin is wearing a pink sweater, Jay is wearing a plaid shirt and a black vest, and Jean wears a black turtleneck and necklaces.

Maris Grove has given my mom and dad the life every adult child wants for their parents.” 

That lovely sentiment comes from Robin Abes, a retired teacher whose parents Jay and Jean Gang moved to the community in October 2018.