What to Look for in an Empty Nest Home
You’ve raised children who are now on their own, and you’re ready to begin a new chapter of your life. Raising kids is not for the fainthearted, so give yourself credit for a job well done! If you’re looking for an empty nest home, it’s important to find a community that meets your needs and fits your new active adult lifestyle. At Segal & Morel, we build luxury homes that suit families of all ages and sizes.
Take a Look at Your Lifestyle
Depending on your retirement plans, you may be looking for a house and community that provides a safe environment with amenities you love. Without any kids in the house, you won’t have the same needs, and it may be a good time to consider downsizing. However, it’s important to take a look at your lifestyle to determine how much house you need. If you have grandchildren who visit a lot and spend the night, you’ll definitely want to make sure there are enough bedrooms to accommodate them.
Those who like to cook and entertain may actually want a bigger kitchen with luxury features such as Energy Star® stainless steel appliances, counter seating, and a large pantry. There are lots of things to think about when searching for an empty nest home. Sitting down and making a list of your wants and needs can help make your home search easier and save time.
Consider the Community
What type of community interests you? Each person’s tastes are unique, but living in a planned community like Riverview Estates West offers such a diverse range of options, there’s something for everyone. Finding an empty nest home in a community with no age restrictions allows you to live an active adult lifestyle while spending time getting to know people of all ages.
Riverview Estates West also offers a variety of luxurious amenities to enjoy. From an upscale clubhouse and pool to walking and biking trails, golf, tennis, basketball, and volleyball, it’s easy to stay active and have fun in this amazing planned community. With scenic views of the Delaware River and Riverview Country Club Golf Course, it’s an enclave of true luxury, comfort, and relaxation.
Keep Location in Mind
You’ll also want to consider the geographic location and things you’d like to do outside of your immediate surroundings. The town of Easton is close by and offers great dining, shopping, and the historic State Theatre, where you can catch Broadway shows, concerts, and other arts and cultural events. There’s always something going on at the colleges and universities in the Lehigh Valley, including sporting events, film festivals, guest lectures, and continuing education opportunities. As you age, new experiences and lifelong learning not only expand your horizons, they keep you feeling young and stimulate the mind.
What Style of Home Do You Want?
Now that you’ve looked at where to live and why, think about your needs and wants for your empty nest home. Riverview Estates West offers several customizable floor plans and styles from which to choose. With luxury features such as hardwood and tile floors, large bedroom suites that can be situated on the ground floor, baths with luxury showers and tubs, expansive great rooms, two- or three-car garages, and options for decks and porches, the design possibilities and amenities are endless.
These low-maintenance luxury homes are equipped with all the latest features and appliances, so there’s no need to worry about upgrading. Exterior features such as siding, premium landscaping, and a brushed concrete walk provide beautiful low-maintenance finishing touches outside as well.
Not only are these new homes designed and built to your specifications, they are Energy Star® certified and green certified by the National Association of Home Builders as well. So, what does it mean to go green? There are a lot of factors that go into building homes that minimize environmental impact and provide optimal energy efficiency while keeping you comfortable. Environmental considerations and resource efficiency are considered throughout every step of the design, building, and development process. Some common features of a green luxury home include:
- Use of renewable building materials
- Plumbing and water heating systems that conserve natural resources
- High-efficiency HVAC systems
- High R-Value insulation, caulking & sealing
- Low flush toilets and water-saving faucets and showers
- Energy Star® appliances
These are just a few features of a certified green, energy-efficient home. Living in the utmost comfort while cutting costs and protecting the environment is definitely something you can feel good about in this new phase in your life.
Contact Us to Learn More About Luxury Homes
Are you ready to find a perfect empty nest home? For more than 50 years, Segal & Morel has built extraordinary homes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey with quality materials, top-notch craftsmanship, and exceptional service. Contact us online or call our office in Easton, PA, at 610-923-8422 to learn more.