Enjoy maintenance-free living at Heritage Strasburg

Charter’s 55-plus neighborhood has the right size home to suit any lifestyle, including two move-in-ready homes available now

The weather is still warm, but fall is nipping at our heels.
It’s soon time for thoughts to turn to raking leaves, winterizing the home and — dare we even mention — shoveling snow.
If those thoughts send a chill up and down your spine, this may be the perfect time to consider a move to Heritage Strasburg, by Charter Homes and Neighborhoods.
A 55-plus Charter Active Living™ neighborhood, Heritage Strasburg is designed with an active lifestyle in mind — but not one in which all the activity involves taking care of your home.
The neighborhood’s maintenance-free living simply means homeowners spend less time on upkeep and more time on things they really want to do.
Now in its second phase, the neighborhood of 106 home sites just off Route 896 offers homeowners peaceful farmland vistas and a relaxing outdoor park, as well as close proximity to Strasburg shops and the bustling Route 30 outlets and entertainment venues.
Aesthetically, the neighborhood is designed to mirror the intimate scale and architecture of Strasburg’s nearby Main Street, which is just a short walk or bike ride away via the neighborhood walking path.
So instead of fussing over yard work, you can relax in the preserved neighborhood green or explore Main Street, with its collection of cafes, galleries, ice cream shops, boutiques and restaurants.
And with two brand-new homes ready for move-in now, you can be settled in long before the first snowflake falls.
Part of the appeal of Heritage Strasburg is that it allows homeowners to “right-size” a home that best fits their personal lifestyle.
Although Heritage Strasburg emphasizes first-floor living, several of the available floor plans offer a second-story option for those who want additional space.
Those looking for their “right size” may find it in one of the two ready-now homes — one a two-story with nearly 2,400 square feet of living space and the other a one-story featuring 1,660 square feet of space.
The first, a Sturbridge, has a bright and open floor plan encompassing the kitchen and great room, with plenty of natural light thanks to Charter’s trademark wall of extra-tall windows.
The open floor plan and natural lighting, along with artfully designed sightlines and a sense of timelessness, are all hallmarks of the LivingDesign™ principles included in every home that Charter builds — no matter what the size.
The Sturbridge includes a first-floor owner’s retreat with upgraded garden bath, as well as a second bedroom and full bath on the first floor. The home also features the optional second-floor addition, with bedroom, bath, loft space and attic storage.
Other features include a veranda addition for shaded outdoor seating, tray ceiling details, recessed lighting, a gas fireplace, hardwood flooring and granite kitchen countertops.
The Sturbridge is priced at $346,910.
The second ready-now home, a Prospect, is a charming one-story with two bedrooms, two and a half baths and hardwood flooring throughout.
The Prospect also has a gas fireplace, tray ceiling detail and granite countertops.
It is priced at $269,990.
For those who want a little less space, a third home, a one-story Clearview, is scheduled for completion in late November. That home will feature two bedrooms, two baths, upgraded kitchen cabinetry, a gas fireplace and hardwood flooring.
At just under 1,200 square feet, the Clearview is priced at $249,990.
Or build from scratch and choose from the six available floor plans to design the home that’s just right for you.
All homes in Heritage Strasburg come with a two-car attached garage.
Heritage Strasburg is the first neighborhood in Strasburg to offer natural gas heating. A homeowner’s association fee covers all exterior maintenance, including mowing and snow removal.
The model home is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Tuesday. To schedule a tour, call 1-800-325-3030 or visit charterhomes.com.
Directions from Lancaster: Take Route 30 East to Route 896 South. Continue on Route 896 South for 3 miles. Turn left on Historic Lane, then make the third right onto McCarter Lane. The model home is on the left.