Enjoy maintenance-free living in Heritage Strasburg

Charter’s 55-plus neighborhood, with new home sites and a ready-now option, offers quick access to town, outlets and surrounding farmland.

There’s nothing like a few feet of snow to make you appreciate maintenance-free living if you have it — or long for it if you don’t.
Now that winter has finally shown its face, it might be time to take another look at Heritage Strasburg, a 55-plus Active Living neighborhood by Charter Homes & Neighborhoods.
The neighborhood of 106 home sites, just off Route 896 in Strasburg, allows homeowners to focus on the things they want to do, without the hassles of shoveling snow or mowing the lawn.
And Heritage Strasburg’s prime location and careful design ensure that there are plenty of great ways to spend your time.
Thanks to the neighborhood walking path, residents are just a short walk or bike ride away from downtown Strasburg, recently named one of Pennsylvania’s top 10 most beautiful towns by the website The Culture Trip.
Lined with antiques shops, restaurants, galleries and coffee shops, Strasburg is rich in history and charm.
Beyond the town are beautiful farmland views and miles of country roads to explore. And when you’re ready for a little more hustle and bustle, the outlets and entertainment venues along Route 30 are just a short drive away.
Heritage Strasburg makes sure there’s plenty to enjoy in your own backyard as well, whether its relaxing on a bench in the outdoor park or strolling the streets of this neighborhood designed to mirror the intimate scale and architecture of Strasburg’s nearby Main Street.
Although the homes in Heritage Strasburg are designed with one-floor living in mind, several floor plans offer a second-story option for those who want additional space.
Charter refers to the flexible home design as “right sizing” — finding the home that best fits your personal needs while focusing on the quality of well-designed space, rather than the quantity.
No matter the size, all homes in Heritage Strasburg feature an open floor plan and natural lighting, along with artfully designed sightlines and a sense of timelessness — all hallmarks of the LivingDesign™ principles included in every home that Charter builds.
For those who want to start enjoying maintenance-free living right away, Heritage Strasburg has a ready-now home available.
The Sturbridge model home, at 265 McCarter Lane, features a first-floor owner’s retreat with upgraded garden bath, a second bedroom with full bath, great room with gas fireplace, dining room, living room and first-floor laundry.
The home also includes the optional second-floor addition, with bedroom, bath, loft space and attic storage.
Other features include hardwood flooring, granite kitchen countertops, a two-car garage and an outdoor veranda.
At 2,395 square feet, the Sturbridge is priced at $329,990.
For those who want to build from scratch, new home sites have been released and seven one- and two-story floor plans are available so you can design a home that’s just the right size for you.
All homes in Heritage Strasburg have natural gas heating. A homeowner’s association fee covers all exterior maintenance, including mowing and snow removal.
For more information on Heritage Strasburg or the ready-now home, visit the neighborhood home store at 205 McCarter Lane from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Tuesday, or call 1-800-325-3030 to schedule a tour.
Heritage Strasburg is in the Lampeter-Strasburg School District.
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.