Are you a first-time homebuyer, or a new empty-nester? Love the outdoors, or prefer the idea of city-living in a walkable community? Regardless of which life phase you are in, or how you like to spend your free time, Homewood Homes has a home to fit your needs. Read on for some things to consider to help you find a home that fits your lifestyle.
Life Stage Whether you are a young professional or newly married couple looking to buy your first home, or a growing family looking for your forever home, the stage of life you are in will determine what type of home you buy, where it is located, and how much space you need.
First-Time Homebuyer – When it comes time to buy your first home, determining your budget and your ideal home size are the first decisions that you will need to make. While your budget is based on facts and figures, the size of your ideal home may be much harder to determine. Understanding your current living situation, as well as how you want to live in your new space, can help determine the right home size for you.
The new Turnberry Farms is our most affordable community in Central Ohio, and offers a variety of floor plans, including ranch, two-story, and multi-level plans ranging in size from 1,400–2,600 square feet.
Family – Buying a new home for your family brings on the added importance of ample space, location, and access to high-quality schools for your kids. One of our most popular two-story floor plans, Aberdeen, is available in some of the most desirable communities in Central Ohio, including Braumiller Woods in the Olentangy School District, and Reserve at Pickerington Ponds in Pickerington Local Schools.
Similarly, the Manchester is among our most popular multi-level homes, and is available in Estates at Blackhawk in Big Walnut Local School District and Preserve at Haaf Farms in Southwest Licking Schools.
Empty-Nester – While schools and the number of bedrooms were probably the most important factors in selecting your home while you raised your kids, once they are out of the house you can focus on what is important to you. Do you want less space to take care of so you can enjoy more free time? A ranch home may be the perfect fit.
The Edgewood is one of our more popular ranch-style homes, and features cathedral and vaulted ceilings, along with an open floor plan and three bedrooms. You can find this home perfect for intimate living in Holton Run and Scotland Ridge. If you still enjoy a two-story home, but still prefer a smaller home, the Bristol and its cozy layout may be the perfect fit.
Multi-Generational – Are you among the record number of Americans living in multi-generational households? Defined as homes with two or more adult generations residing together, multi-generational living may be adult children still living at home with parents or aging parents moving into their adult child’s home rather than nursing homes.
Multi-generational floor plans are designed to accommodate unique family structures, and often include self-contained, apartment-like living areas with a bedroom, a full bath, a kitchenette, a separate entrance and sometimes a laundry room and garage. The multi-level Lauderdale offers all of the space you need to create a welcoming and comfortable space for everyone. This home plan can be found in many of our communities, including Braumiller Woods, Reserve at New California, and Denmark Place.
Location Regardless of what life stage you are in, many people select their home based on the type of living that is most attractive to them. From city living, to more rural communities, there is a wide variety of neighborhoods from which to choose, each with its own personality.
Peaceful Retreat – Do you enjoy spending your free time enjoying the outdoors, and want your home to be close to the beauty of nature? Many of our communities are situated in areas near MetroParks, biking trails, and community green spaces.
One of the truly beautiful communities we offer is Cheshire Woods, which provides a quiet retreat for homeowners. The estate lots are magnificently placed in nature’s grandeur and surrounded by mature trees and beautiful walking trails. Many of our lots back up to your own private reserves, and the community is surrounded by over 130 acres of reserve space, ponds and scenic wooded areas.
City Living – If you prefer a home more centrally located to shopping, restaurants and community amenities, we have several neighborhoods to meet your needs, including Holton Run that is in the thriving community of Grove City and near many shops and restaurants. Braumiller Woods brings the beauty of the outdoors to more city-like living, with Polaris Fashion Place and the Columbus Zoo just a short drive away.
Suburbia – The best of both worlds, suburban living offers plenty of greenspace, while maintaining close access to bustling downtown areas. The Reserve at Pickerington Ponds offers suburban Columbus living at its best, with top quality schools, a small town feel, a historic core, and more. Similarly, the Reserve at New California provides an easy drive to restaurants, shopping, parks and dozens of family activities. Both of these communities feature estate-sized lots with the ability to build ranch, 2 story, multi-level, and homes with a first floor master bedroom.
LifestyleCertain lifestyles have particular needs. Whether your lifestyle is dedicated to your beloved pets, or spending time outside or on the golf course, your home should enhance that which is most important to you.
Golf – For many, time on the golf course is an essential part of their free time. So, finding a home with easy access to a golf course is also essential. The Estates at Blackhawk is a community nestled in Delaware county, near Blackhawk Golf Course, with every home is within walking distance to the golf course for everyday enjoyment. Turnberry Farms is a short drive to Turnberry Golf Course, and also has the benefit of being close to Blacklick Woods Metro Park and Blacklick Woods Golf Course.
Pet Lover – For many, pets are beloved members of the family, so it is important that your home is designed in a manner that can enhance your pet’s quality of life and make care-taking just a bit easier for you. You may want to be near plenty of green space and walking trails, or create a room especially for your pet within your home.
Outdoor Living – If you prefer to spend your free time outdoors, the layout of your home may take a back seat to the location and amenities of the community. Springer Woods is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Miles of hiking trails run through the lush woods that surround this community, running into the vast Delaware and Alum Creek State Parks, where residents can enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, and more.
Whether you are buying your first home or your forever home, love the outdoors or prefer a walkable neighborhood, Homewood Homes has the floor plan and community that will meet your needs. Contact us today to learn more.
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