Enjoy charm, convenience of Home Towne Square

Landmark’s 55-plus neighborhood in Ephrata offers ‘lock and go’ living

Home Towne Square, Landmark Homes’ 55-plus community just west of downtown Ephrata, has an irresistible old-fashioned charm.
From it’s colorful Arts and Crafts homes with inviting front porches and picket fences to its community clubhouse to its gazebo and walking trails, Home Towne Square evokes classic village-style living from days gone by.
But unlike those classic neighborhoods, Home Town Square requires a lot less work.
A homeowners association fee covers snow removal, mowing, landscaping, garbage removal, recycling and usage of community amenities.
Whether you want to spend a few weeks in a warmer climate over the winter or take off on an outdoor adventure in the spring, you can “lock and go” with no worries.
Home Towne Square offers easy access to points beyond, such as New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore, as well as many amenities right in Lancaster County.
However, chances are you’ll want to spend just as much time in your own backyard enjoying all that Home Towne Square has to offer.
At the private community clubhouse, or Towne Hall, you’ll find fitness equipment, a library, kitchen, and plenty of space for all the social activities of the neighborhood, from parties to group meetings.
There’s also biking/walking trails and an outdoor swimming pool for warmer months.
And then there are the homes themselves — 13 one- and two-story floor plans, ranging in size from about 1,800 square feet to just over 3,200 square feet. All homes feature first-floor owner’s suites.
You can custom build your home, or you can take advantage of two quick-delivery homes currently available and start enjoying that low-maintenance living right away.
The first, the Edinburgh at 425 Ashton Circle, was a stop on last year’s Parade of Homes tour. The 1.5-story home has two bedrooms and two baths, a grand two-story foyer and 10-foot ceilings.
The kitchen features Cambria quartz countertops, a pantry and stainless steel appliances. It opens to the living room and breakfast nook.
The first-floor owner’s suite has a tray ceiling, two walk-in closets, and a private bath with tile shower and ceramic flooring. The first floor also includes the second bedroom, a “craft room” or multipurpose room, a dining room and a study.
A bonus room on the third floor could be used as a third bedroom or sitting room.
The home also has a gas fireplace and hardwood flooring throughout most of the first floor.
At 3,130 square feet, the Edinburgh is priced at $429,800.
The second, the Winston, a new floor plan for Home Towne Square, is near completion.
The one-story Winston at 432 Constitution Ave. has two bedrooms and two baths. The kitchen features a custom island, granite countertops with tile backsplash, spacious pantry, and stainless steel appliances. It opens to a living room warmed by a cozy gas fireplace with stone surround.
The owner’s suite has a tray ceiling, his-and-hers closets and a private bath with tile shower and ceramic flooring.
The Winston also includes a formal dining room with elegant, Craftsman-style wainscoting, a private study with coffered ceiling and hardwood flooring throughout the main living areas.
The two-car garage has a mudroom entry with convenient lockers.
At 1,978 square feet, the Winston is priced at $367,800.
Currently in the second of five phases, Home Towne Square will have 300 single-family residences when complete.
The model home, at 322 Home Towne Blvd., will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. today. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Home Towne Square is located in the Ephrata School District. Homes include gas heat and public water and sewer.
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.