Enjoy the small-town charm of Castleton in Marietta

Keystone Custom Homes community has a designer home waiting for you

Summer is the perfect time to explore Castleton, Keystone Custom Homes’ Traditional Neighborhood Community in Marietta.
This town within a town is a throwback to simpler times. No two homes are alike, and all come with porches, architectural shingles and shutters or wide-trim that exude a small-town charm.
The community itself, a mix of 187 single-family homes and 44 townhomes, is designed with that small-town feel. There are three parks (including two with playgrounds), walking trails, and a clubhouse with a pool that homeowners can join for a fee.
The neighborhood also has a commercial section with stores and restaurants.
To further foster that sense of community, Castleton offers numerous activities throughout the year, from block parties to summer barbecues to an annual Easter egg hunt.
Joining the Castleton community is easy right now with the availability of a quick move-in designer home at 27 Honeysuckle Drive.
The two-story Wyndham Heritage offers outstanding curb appeal with a full-length front porch with decorative railing, stone-wrapped Craftsman columns, 4-inch window trim and cedar shake shingles in the center gable.
The home’s designer upgrades include a gourmet kitchen with breakfast area, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, tile backsplash, recessed and pendant lighting, Sonoma painted cabinets and a large island convenient for dinner prep and entertaining.
The family room features a Kennedy gas fireplace and the second-floor owner’s suite includes a large walk-in closet and a luxurious Venetian bath with tile shower, granite-surround soaking tub, dual split vanities and private water closet.
Three additional upstairs bedrooms — each with walk-in closets — share a second full bath.
Other features include a formal dining room and study, a mudroom and powder room off the garage, hardwood flooring, decorative molding, transom windows, and a 14-by-14-foot patio off the breakfast area that offers the ideal space for entertaining or family time.
The light-filled first floor is enhanced by 9-foot ceilings. The unfinished lower level also has 9-foot ceilings, as well as rough-in plumbing for a full bath.
At 2,329 square feet, the Wyndham is priced at $289,912.
For those who want to build in Castleton, Keystone offers numerous one-and two-story floor plans, including some with first-floor owner’s suites.
Castleton is in the Donegal School District. Homes start in the low $200s, and there is a quarterly homeowners association fee of $125.
The model home, at 619 Shadetree Blvd., is open from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
Directions from Lancaster: Take Route 30 to Route 441/Columbia exit. Turn right off the exit and travel 2 1/2 miles. Turn right on Ore Mine Road, then right into the community on Honeysuckle Drive.