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Arbutus at Parker Ridge Has Begun!

Arbutus at Parker Ridge has officially begun!  This project will be rolled out in 3 phases.  Phase I of this development will include 11 lots that will hold ranch homes ranging in size from 1,200-1,500 square feet, including the model home that was completed this winter and is now open for potential residents to tour. The first two homes were set on their foundations yesterday.   Typically we are about 80-90% complete with the project after the set.  DB Homes then ties all the units together and builds any of the site built structures (garages, porches, etc.).  The completion of the home occurs within in weeks of the set of the home!

Module being set onto the foundation
Assembled kitchen in the module on day of the set
Completed set of the home, finish work begining















Builders and developers have had to update their concept of retirement communities. The consumers are not necessarily all about the home but more about a “lifestyle.”  Residents like the idea of being in a neighborhood where people are their own age with similar interests and activities, and his project offers modestly priced homes and a lifestyle that most retirees may not have been able to otherwise attain.

The residents of Arbutus at Parker Ridge can also enjoy many extended benefits of the Manor. They may order meals (delivered hot and fresh right to their door); they may utilize Arbutus transportation services and join other activities such as chapel services, exercise or craft classes, and shopping or mall trips. There is even a monthly dinner for cottagers to get together and catch up on neighborhood happenings. Residents want their own home but without all the maintenance and upkeep. Residents pay a Monthly Services Fee that covers all interior and exterior home maintenance, so residents never have to cut grass or shovel snow, trim shrubbery, install screens, or rake leaves. This Fee also includes weekly garbage and bi-weekly recycling services.

When you think 62-plus, you are probably thinking limited options with outdated decor.  Instead, homes in Arbutus at Parker Ridge typically have 2 bedrooms with the option of a third bedroom/study, with up to 1,500 square feet of space, much of it devoted to kitchens and living space. Potential residents have many options to choose from to finish the home the way they want. Each home offers a two car garage with lush green spaces. Houses are designed with minimal hallways to maximize space and elevated 8 foot ceilings throughout. In the kitchen, none of the cabinets are higher than 7 feet 6 inches for ease of reach, and the island is far enough away from the cabinetry to allow free movement through and around this area. Doors are 36 inches wide in the master bedroom and bath as well as in the main bath. We have relied on focus groups and experiences from other Arbutus residents to design and develop these house plans. We have put a lot of thought into the potential needs of seniors in the home design. As residents move to retirement communities and age, they may or may not continue to be as active as they were when they first moved in. One of the most important benefits of independent living at Arbutus Park is the security of knowing that they are a continuing care community. If your health declines or if you have an accident, or ever need more care, you will receive preferential admission to Arbutus’ Personal Care or Skilled Nursing, Short-Term Rehabilitation or Dementia care. You are not alone at Arbutus. You are part of our community, and they will do all they can to help you receive the care you need.

For more information on Arbutus at Parker Ridge, please contact D.B. Homes or  Lisa Arcurio at 814.262.2151 or email her at larcurio@arbutusparkmanor.com.

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