New homes ready now in Veranda, Millcreek

Sought-after Charter neighborhoods in East Hempfield and West Lampeter townships down to their final single-family homes

Mortgage rates — and home prices — are expected to rise in 2016, so the start of the new year is the perfect time to get a jump on buying that new home you’ve been dreaming about.
Whether you’re buying an existing new home or building your own, waiting could cost you — literally.
And it could also cost you the chance to become a part of two of Charter Homes and Neighborhoods most sought-after neighborhoods — Veranda in East Hempfield Township and Millcreek in West Lampeter Township.
Both are down to their final single-family homes and fast approaching completion.
For those who really don’t want to wait for their dream home, there’s one ready and waiting in Veranda, a community of sweeping farmland views and award-winning home designs.
Part of Veranda’s appeal is that it has managed to maintain its bucolic setting, while offering easy access to routes 30 and 283, and Park City Center.
The neighborhood has thoughtfully incorporated open green space connected by walking trails, with amenities that include the neighborhood park, Playlanda, as well as Getz’s Green, and the smaller Forry Lawn and Middle Green — three centrally located outdoor spaces that serve as gathering places for neighborhood events, relaxation and play.
One of the few opportunities remaining to become a part of Veranda’s story is the brand-new Wellesley, a floor plan honored with the Best in American Living Gold Award from the National Association of Home Builders.
In 2011, the Wellesley model home in Veranda swept every category in the Parade of Homes, including best of show.
The Wellesley available now at 1281 Getz Way has many of the same features as that award-winning model, including a conservatory addition.
The four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home also features a hearth kitchen upgrade with granite countertops, a gas fireplace, hardwood flooring throughout the first floor and a three-car garage.
Best of all for those who value open space, the home site is adjacent to farmland.
At 3,615 square feet, the Wellesley is priced at $529,990.
Several ready-now homes are also available in the Millcreek neighborhood, a charming neighborhood nestled among mature trees, open green spaces and leaf-covered paths.
Millcreek also has a community center and a neighborhood cafe.
Those who want to build their dream home from scratch can do that, too, in any of Charter’s neighborhoods.
Charter makes finding the perfect home easy by selling all of its Lancaster County neighborhoods from one location — Grandview in Manheim Township.
Visit Grandview’s home store and let Charter’s neighborhood sales manager walk you through all of your options in Lancaster County to find  the perfect fit for you — whether you want to move in now or build your own.
Grandview’s home store, at 1101 Esbenshade Drive, is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Tuesday. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 800-325-3030.
Directions to Grandview: Take New Holland Pike to Pleasure Road. Turn left on Pleasure Road. Neighborhood is on the right.