Parade of Homes entry one of several Arts and Crafts-style homes now available in Landmark Homes community west of Ephrata
Moving into a 55-plus community doesn’t have to mean sacrificing space or flexibility.
In fact, Home Towne Square, Landmark Homes’ 55-plus community just west of Ephrata, offers a multitude of home styles — all with maintenance-free living that’s perfect for homeowners who’d rather take advantage of the amenities in their own neighborhood or those within easy travel distance.
Home Towne Square has 14 one- and two-story floor plans ranging from 1,700 square feet to just over 3,200 square feet, allowing you to choose a home that’s perfect for your lifestyle and needs.
Right now, buyers have an opportunity to own a home honored for best exterior in this year’s Parade of Homes tour.
The charming Plymouth at 529 Constitution Ave. is a one-story Arts and Crafts-style home with shingle and siding exterior and an inviting front porch.
Inside, the 10-foot ceilings create and airy and spacious living area, while special touches like a brick accent wall in the kitchen and gas fireplace with raised hearth in the living room add a sense of comfort and warmth.
As a Parade home, the Plymouth has numerous features designed to impress.
The kitchen showcases a curved custom island with raised breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and cambria quartz countertops with tile backsplash. It also has a pantry.
A coffered ceiling and French doors add elegance to the study.
The owner’s suite features a walk-in closet and a private bath with cultured marble double vanity and a 5-foot tile shower.
Two additional bedrooms, one with a walk-in closet, along with a second full bath and a laundry room, complete the first floor.
Sliding glass doors off the living room lead to a screened-in porch, where you can relax and watch the ducks as they swim in a nearby pond.
Although the Plymouth is designed as a one-story home, it includes a spacious bonus room on the second level, perfect for use as a guest retreat, sitting room or hobby area.
At 2,614 square feet, the Plymouth is priced at $414,800.
Two additional move-in-ready homes are available in Home Towne Square: A 1,795-square-foot James with two bedrooms and two baths at $321,500 and a 2,655-square-foot Thorndale with two bedrooms and two and a half baths at $364,700.
When complete, Home Town Square will have 300 single-family residences.
Like the Plymouth, all homes in Home Towne Square feature first-floor owner’s suites, two-car garag-es and the Arts and Crafts design that creates the feel of a classic old-fashioned neighborhood.
Walking/bike trails and a clubhouse that allows for exercise, entertainment and other activities lend to that sense of community.
But as much as there is to enjoy right in Home Towne Square, the community is also designed for easy access to points beyond, such as New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore, as well as many amenities right in Lancaster County.
And the no-maintenance living at Home Towne Square means no worries about mowing, mulching or snow removal, so residents can “lock and go” whenever their hearts desire.
Home Towne Square is located in the Ephrata School District. Homes include gas heat and public water and sewer. There is a low homeowners association fee.
Directions from Lancaster: Take Route 222 North to the Brownstown/Rothsville exit, then follow Route 272 North for 4 miles. Turn right onto the Route 322 West ramp and follow Route 322 for 1.6 miles. Turn right on Hackman Road, then left into the community.