Move in quickly or take time to build in this Manheim Township community designed to mirror the charm of neighboring Grandview Heights
With spring in full swing and summer not far behind, thoughts are naturally turning to long neighborhood walks and time spent relaxing on the front porch.
But that vision of a classic neighborhood isn’t necessarily confined to older homes on long-established streets.
Those who want both a brand-new home and the feel of old-fashioned living need look no further than Grandview, The Great American Neighborhood® by Charter Homes & Neighborhoods.
Charter’s Grandview sits just outside Lancaster city, on the site of the former Gammache family farm. It adjoins the original Grandview Heights neighborhood just north of New Holland Avenue.
Grandview Heights has been a special suburban-living destination for decades — a walkable neighborhood with brick homes, sidewalks, canopies of shade trees and a strong sense of community.
Charter’s Grandview is planned as an extension of that tradition.
Like many of Charter’s neighborhoods, Grandview is designed to incorporate its surroundings, rather than replace them. And in the case of Grandview, it was designed with its more established neighbors and the property’s story in mind.
When complete, Grandview will include a total of 55 single-family homes from the low $300s — all created to blend the charm of the older Grandview Heights neighborhood with more updated amenities.
The nod to the older Grandview is clear in the streetscape, where wide sidewalks encourage walkers, picket fences hearken to a bygone era, wrought-iron streetlamps cast a welcoming glow and brick walkways lead to front porches that invite neighborly conversation.
Much like an older, established neighborhood, each home has its own distinct character and charm. No two are alike.
Case in point are two distinctly different homes currently available in Grandview.
The first, a Sutton at 1142 Edgemoor Court, offers three bedrooms, two and a half baths and a two-car garage.
Designed around mature trees and a flowing creek that winds through the neighborhood, the Sutton includes a veranda covered porch addition perfect for those relaxing summer evenings.
Inside features include granite countertops and upgraded maple cabinetry in the kitchen, a gas fireplace in the great room and hardwood flooring throughout most of the first floor.
The first floor also has a formal living room and dining room, the laundry room, and the owner’s suite with spacious walk-in closet and private bath.
Upstairs, two additional bedrooms — one with a walk-in closet — share another full bath.
At 2,471 square feet, the Sutton is priced at $466,990.
A second home, the Larkspur at 1146 Edgemoor Court, is scheduled for completion in mid-July.
The two-story home features an open and bright first floor with a spacious great room, breakfast area and a kitchen with granite countertops and walk-in pantry.
The first floor also includes a study, formal dining room and a morning room addition that attaches to the two-car garage.
Upstairs the spacious owner’s suite includes a private full bath and two large walk-in closets. Two additional bedrooms share a second full bath. The laundry is also on the second floor.
At 2,678 square feet, the Larkspur is priced at $411,990.
For those who want to build from scratch, Grandview offers six floor plans, each showcasing the LivingDesign™ principles — open interior spaces, natural light, artfully designed sight lines and a sense of timelessness — that are part of every home Charter builds.
Grandview is located in the Manheim Township School District, with easy access to downtown Lancaster and Park City Center.
To further explore the floor plans available in Grandview, visit charterhomes.com/grandview or stop by the neighborhood home store, open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To schedule a tour, call 800-325-3030.
Directions from Lancaster: Take New Holland Pike to Pleasure Road. Turn left on Pleasure Road. Neighborhood is on the right.