Time running out to build in Sweetbriar Creek

5 home sites, 2 quick move-in homes remain in Keystone community

Sweetbriar Creek has something for everyone:
A convenient location between Route 72 and Fruitville Pike.
Scenic views of the surrounding farmland.
Recreational opportunities for all ages.
And a strong sense of community.
With all that this Keystone Custom Homes community has to offer, it’s not surprising that the one thing it doesn’t have is a lot of available home sites.
Sweetbriar Creek — just minutes from Manheim and Lititz, and a short drive from downtown Lancaster — is at the end of its final phase, with only five home sites remaining. The neighborhood will have a total of 194 homes when complete.
For those who want to take advantage of the last chance to build in this community, Keystone offers 20 three-and four-bedroom floor plans, a number of them with popular first-floor owner’s suites. Each floor plan has numerous elevations, so the home that best suits your lifestyle inside can also reflect your personal tastes outside.
Starting prices range from $252,229 to $326,053, with home sizes from 1,443 to 3,624 square feet.
Along with their custom home, residents can enjoy a township park that is part of the community. Sweetbriar Creek’s 30 acres of green space includes a natural wooded preserve and walking and jogging trails.
There are also soccer and baseball fields, basketball and beach volleyball courts, a playground, tot lot and pavilion with public restrooms — all designed to foster that sense of community.
And with annual events like a neighborhood block party, there are plenty of ways to feel connected.
For those who want to enjoy life at Sweetbriar Creek without the wait, Keystone has two quick-delivery options available, both designer model homes.
The two-story Parker Bordeaux, at 6200 Bayberry Ave., features an open main living space with a family room, kitchen and breakfast area leading to a backyard deck.
The kitchen features an 8-foot, eat-in island, granite countertops, subway tile backsplash and walk-in pantry. The first floor also has a private study with double-door entry and a formal dining room with tray ceiling and crown molding.
Upstairs, the owner’s suite features two walk-in closets and a luxurious Venetian bath with freestanding tub, rainfall shower and separate vanities. Three additional bedrooms — each with walk-in closets — share another full bath.
The laundry is also located on the second floor.
Additionally, the home has a roughed-in full bath in the basement and an oversized two-car garage with extra storage.
The Parker Bordeaux is priced at $399,990.
The second home, a Parker Normandy at 6230 Bayberry Ave., also has a private study and formal dining room, along with hardwood flooring in the dining, kitchen and breakfast areas.
The classic kitchen features an 8-foot, eat-in island, quartz countertops, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and walk-in pantry. The family room includes a gas fireplace.
Like the Parker Bordeaux, the Parker Normandy also features a second-floor owner’s suite with two walk-in closets and a Venetian bath with rainfall shower, freestanding tub and separate vanities.
The second floor has three additional bedrooms — each with walk-in closets — a second full bath and the laundry.
The home also has a roughed-in full bath in the basement and an oversized two-car garage with extra storage.
The Parker Normandy is priced at $379,990.
Sweetbriar Creek is in the Manheim Central School District. The model home is open noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
Directions from Lancaster: Travel north on Fruitville Pike. Turn left on Bucknoll Road, two miles past Bent Creek Country Club. Turn right into community on Bayberry Avenue.