Watson Run opens its homes to visitors

Berks Homes 55-plus community in Gordonville to showcase floor plans at open house Oct. 22

Tucked in rolling farmland in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Watson Run perfectly blends peaceful rural living with proximity to some of the county’s best shopping and attractions.
Located off Route 772 in Gordonville, Leacock Township, the 55-plus community by Berks Homes offers low-maintenance living that gives residents more time to do what they really enjoy — whether it’s taking advantage of the community’s clubhouse and walking paths, visiting nearby Kitchen Kettle Village, shopping the outlets or enjoying a show at one of the entertainment venues on Route 30.
Visitors will have an opportunity to experience all life has to offer at Watson Run during the community’s Floorplan Fever Open House, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
The event will feature a self-guided tour of eight homes, representing seven available floor plans at Watson Run. Tour maps will be available at the community clubhouse.
Refreshments will be served in the clubhouse. There also will be prizes and giveaways, including the chance to win a $100 gift card for anyone who visits every stop on the tour.
Consider it an open house with a personal touch.
“The homes being shown, with the exception of the model home, are customer’s homes and the customers should be home during the tour,” says Jon DeHart, marketing specialist for Berks Homes. “So visitors may have a chance to meet them or ask questions about the community.”
Watson Run’s seven floor plans, including a two-story option, range in size from 1,348 square feet to 2,471 square feet and come in a variety of elevations. All have first-floor master suites. Prices start in the mid-$200s.
Standard home features include a combination of vinyl siding and stone, stucco or brick front per design, two-car garage, double-hung low-E windows, and professionally landscaped front yards.
Interiors include 9-foot first-floor ceilings in some models and engineered hardwood flooring in foyers. Spacious kitchens feature a choice of raised- or recessed-panel cabinets with select stains and finishes, energy-efficient gas range, dishwasher and microwave, and garbage disposal.
Currently, Watson Run has 27 home sites available, with another 30 coming in a future phase. The community will have 178 single-family homes when complete.
“Our 55-plus customers like to decide exactly what features/options they put into their new home,” DeHart says.
Berks Homes offers a 5,000-square-foot Selection Gallery, where a consultant will guide buyers through options such as flooring, countertops and lighting, so they can fully personalize their new home.
A homeowner’s association fee covers use of the clubhouse, which includes a heated outdoor pool, fitness center and kitchen. The fee also covers maintenance of community walking trails, lawn and landscaping maintenance, snow clearing on driveways and sidewalks, trash removal and recycling.
Watson Run is located in the Pequea Valley School District. Regular model home hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and by appointment. For more information, call 717-575-4059 or email watsonrun@berkshomes.com.
Founded in 1973, Berks Homes currently has 20 communities in eastern/central Pennsylvania and Delaware appealing to a wide range of demographics, from first-time homebuyers to active adult buyers.
Directions from Lancaster: Take Route 462 East to Route 340 East. Make a slight right onto Route 772 East. Travel a half mile and turn right toward Sweet Birch Lane, then left onto Sweet Birch Lane.