Sweetbriar Creek offers best of both worlds

Quick move-in home makes it easy to become part of this scenic Keystone neighborhood conveniently located between Lititz and Manheim.

Sweetbriar Creek, a Keystone Custom Homes neighborhood between Lititz and Manheim, has a little something for everyone.
For those who enjoy open space and beautiful vistas, Sweetbriar Creek is surrounded by farmland.
Keystone also has incorporated 30 acres of open space within the neighborhood. Half is dedicated to a community park with ball fields, basketball and beach volleyball courts, a pavilion, tot lot and restrooms. The other half is preserved open space, along with walking and biking trails that border the creek.
For those who want convenience, Sweetbriar Creek offers it in abundance. The neighborhood is just minutes from Manheim and a short drive from Lititz. And with its easy access to both Route 72 and Fruitville Pike, heading to downtown Lancaster is a breeze.
For those looking for value, Keystone is currently offering a quick move-in opportunity in Sweetbriar Creek at a huge savings.
Keystone’s quick move-in homes have two advantages. First, they allow you to move into the home of your dreams without the wait.
And second, because they’re built to showcase many of Keystone’s most popular design trends, you get a home filled with great features and upgrades at a savings of thousands of dollars.
The quick move-in Windsor Traditional at 6261 Bayberry Ave. is no exception.
Built on a corner site adjacent to mature trees and the creek, the home backs up to 15 acres of preserved green space that offer privacy and beautiful views.
The four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home includes an owner’s suite with ceiling fan, oversized walk-in closet and a Venetian bath with tiled walk-in shower area, whirlpool tub, double vanity and tile flooring.
The classic kitchen features an island, pantry closet, breakfast nook, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, including a wall microwave and double oven.
Additional upgrades include picture frame, chair rail and crown molding in the dining room and hardwood flooring in the foyer, dining room, kitchen, breakfast nook and mud room.
The Windsor also has a daylight basement with a rough-in for a half bath. The two-car garage includes a quiet belt drive opener with keypad and remote control.
At 2,251 square feet, the Windsor Traditional is priced at $279,912, a savings of $88,527 from its original value of $368,439.
The Windsor is one of few opportunities remaining to become a part of Sweetbriar Creek. Now in its final phase, the community will have a total of 194 homes when complete.
For those who want to build their own home, Keystone offers 15 three-and four-bedroom floor plans in Sweetbriar Creek, including five with popular first-floor owner’s suites.
Lot sizes range from one-fifth to one-third acre, and many back up to wooded areas or farmland.
The homeowner’s association fee includes a one-time payment of $200 and a monthly fee of $10 to maintain the open spaces.
All homes in Sweetbriar Creek are eligible for USDA loan financing with 100 percent financing or zero down payment. Prices start in the $220’s.
To learn if you are qualified for USDA financing, stop by the Sweetbriar model home, a Windsor Heritage at 6001 Bayberry Ave. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
Sweetbriar Creek is in the Manheim Central School District.
Directions from Lancaster: Travel north on Route 72 toward Manheim. Turn right on Bucknoll Road, then left into Sweetbriar Creek on Bayberry Avenue.