Neighborhood and land intertwined at MillCreek

Few opportunities remain to become a part of award-winning West Lampeter Township community by Charter Homes & Neighborhoods

Wind your way through the trees along the wood-chip walking path that hugs Mill Creek in West Lampeter Township and you’ll feel as if you are miles from civilization.
That is what Charter Homes & Neighborhoods intended when it first began to weave The Great American Neighborhood® MillCreek into the fabric of the land over a decade ago.
Now, there are only a few opportunities left to own a new home in this award-winning neighborhood whose peaceful serenity belies its proximity to many of Lancaster’s best amenities.
The Great American Neighborhood®, MillCreek by Charter Homes & Neighborhoods offers a combined 225 single-family homes, townhomes and carriage homes — all in a setting in which the natural features are as much a part of the story as the people and the homes themselves.
Far from a flat, cookie-cutter grid, MillCreek weaves its way through tall trees and preserved open spaces that celebrate the farmland on which it is built.
Central to the neighborhood is a preserved historic bank barn. Next door, the neighborhood cafe Sugarplums and Tea welcomes visitors from the surrounding homes and beyond. Above the cafe is a community center for use by neighborhood homeowners.
The Great Lawn, a large, centrally located expanse, has become an outdoor gathering place for relaxation and recreation. And the numerous front porches and miles of sidewalks invite neighborly conversation.
MillCreek also offers 4 1/2 miles of walking trails, including the main one which follows the creek — the perfect setting for tubing, fishing or kayaking, says neighborhood sales manager Scott Hawley.
“It’s gorgeous all times of year,” Hawley says.
With its variety of home designs, MillCreek offers options for homebuyers in every lifestyle stage.
Currently, there are a number of single-family home sites available offering expansive farmland views.
For those ready to move in now, there are several options as well.
A two-story Fillmore with a picturesque view of the land’s original farmhouse and pond is ready and waiting. The four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home, offering 2,664 square feet of living space, is priced at $379,990.
For those who prefer a first-floor owner’s suite, a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath Harris is also move-in ready.
The home features a spacious open floor plan with hardwood floors and Charter’s trademark wall of windows overlooking the walking trail. At 2,741 square feet, the Harris is priced at $437,990.
MillCreek also has the answer for buyers looking for a little less space. It’s two carriage-style townhome models, the Maya and the Chase, offer maintenance-free first floor living.
Currently two Chase models are move-in ready. The Chase offers 1,844 square feet of living space with a first-floor owner’s suite and a second bedroom, loft area and bath upstairs. It is priced at $264,990.
All homes in MillCreek feature the LivingDesign™ principles that deliver character in every home Charter builds — such as natural light from large windows, great open interior spaces and artfully designed sight lines.
Nine-foot ceilings, extra tall doors, larger baseboards and windows that are 20 percent larger than required contribute to a sense of openness that invites in natural light — and the natural beauty incorporated into the neighborhood.
Millcreek, in the Lampeter-Strasburg School District, is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Tuesday. To schedule an appointment, call 800-325-3030. Visit charterhomes.com for more information.
Directions from Lancaster: Take Route 30 East to the PA-462 West/Lincoln Highway Exit. Turn right onto PA-462 West/Lincoln Highway. Take a quick left on Strasburg Pike. Take right onto Windy Hill. Follow through stop sign. Take a right on Tallgrass Path. Home Store will be on your right.