low-maintenance town home living attracts growing number of buyers

August 13, 2016
Brunswick Forest

In Brunswick Forest, a community known for its prime location, beautiful homes and amenity-rich lifestyle, town homes have become one of the most popular styles of living.In every town home community throughout Brunswick Forest, all exterior maintenance and exterior insurance are included as part of the monthly association dues, making these homes an ideal option for people who love to travel, residents looking for a second home, anyone looking to downsize, and retirees who want a beautiful home that will allow them to age in place. Several of the community’s preferred builders are offering bright, open floor plans in a wide variety of one and two-story town home models.

KUBES FAMILY FINDS AN IDEAL LIFESTYLE

Town home living just made sense for Rosemarie and Pat Kubes. The couple moved into their Palmetto II town home in May 2014 and love not having to worry about lawn care, cleaning out gutters, pressure washing, pruning, weeding and other exteriormaintenance duties. Rosemarie, an avid gardener, can now simply enjoy the time cultivating her flowers and vegetable plants, rather than making time for tedious outdoor chores. “Everything is taken care of; they do everything but wash the cars,” jokes Pat. With little maintenance to worry about, the family finds they have more time for other things, including taking advantage of the many amenities offered in Brunswick Forest—all of which are included when you purchase a town home in the community. Rosemarie especially has enjoyed the community aspect of living in Brunswick Forest. “It is is the ideal place for people who are social,” she says. “When I stopped working, I found that I missed having people to talk to daily. After moving here, I have so much opportunity to socialize with my neighbors, and so many clubs and activities to take part in. You can do as much, or as little, as you want here. It’s completely up to you.”

WIDE VARIETY OF HOME OPTIONS

In keeping with its principle of staying away from a one-size-fits-all approach toward homeownership, Brunswick Forest’s town homes come in a wide variety of floor plans to suit almost anyone’s needs. Different foor plans are built in a number of neighborhoods, so potential homeowners have their pick of home styles and locations within the community.

“What we have done at Brunswick Forest is not typical of what you normally see in a large, planned community,” says Brunswick Forest Director of Sales, Jerry Helms. “As we develop new neighborhoods and new phases of the community, we apply our overall coastal theme to different styles of architecture and types of homes. Each neighborhood has its own look and feel, which is also reflected in each of our town homes.” From Brunswick Forest preferred builder team JordanBuilt Homes and Bell Residential Homes come the lovely Palmetto II and Drayton models in the popular Park Landing neighborhood. Both offer plenty of space and three bedrooms, all on one level. Plum Island and the Cedar Island, offered by Trusst Builders, are ideal for homeowners looking for flexible living space with modern coastal cottage elements. These homes are being built in Brunswick Forest’s neo-traditional neighborhood of Shelmore.In the Hammocks at Shelmore, another phase of the same neighborhood, the Summerwind Villas offer all the convenience of town home living at Brunswick Forest, but in a freestanding home. Built by TFT & Co. Inc., these sunny homes are surrounded by lovely seashell-adorned courtyard walls, which connect the homes to each other.Potential homeowners can also opt to purchase a town home in Tennyson Village, one of the community’s newest neighborhoods comprised solely of beautiful Charleston-style town homes. Also built by the JordanBuilt and Bell Residential Home teams, these homes feature unique detached garages and brick courtyards in the back.

A SOUGHT-AFTER HOME OPTION

Town homes remain a highly desirable option in Brunswick Forest, where low-maintenance living is a hallmark of the lifestyle. Residents spend their time enjoying the community’s many amenities, including the more than 100 miles of walking, biking and nature trails; three community pools; a community garden; tennis and Pickleball courts; kayak, canoe and boat access to Town Creek; a championship 18-hole golf course; and abundant shopping, dining and medical services in The Villages at Brunswick Forest. “Of the nearly 1,800 families who now call Brunswick Forest home, nearly one-third live in town homes,” says Helms. “What we offer here is unique and our sales numbers are a testament to that. Our community offers a lifestyle with low-maintenance, amenity-rich living that is both stylish and affordable.”