Buying or building a new home is an exciting process, but it’s vital to do your research to ensure you end up with a home you love. At Segal & Morel, we know that location, amenities, quality, and comfort are critical when it comes to choosing a luxury home community. Learning more about what sets luxury communities apart from others can help you make a decision that meets your family’s needs and enriches your lifestyle.


One of the most important distinctions that define a luxury home community is location. For example, Riverview Estates West in Easton, Pennsylvania sits within walking distance to the Delaware River and is minutes from the New Jersey state line. There are plenty of restaurants, art galleries, local businesses, great schools, and family-friendly events to check out in the safe, small town of Easton.

Residents can find outdoorsy fun like camping and whitewater rafting just a hop, skip, and a jump away in the Pocono Mountains. For those in the mood for a cosmopolitan adventure, the big-city culture of Manhattan is within 75 miles.


Deluxe amenities for people of all ages are essential in any luxury home community. Some examples of luxury amenities include:

  • Swimming pools
  • Golf courses
  • Volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts
  • Fitness centers
  • Scenic walking, hiking, and biking trails
  • Playgrounds
  • Community gathering spots such as a clubhouse or pavilion for get-togethers, events, and recreational activities
  • Picturesque views

More practical amenities such as municipal sewer and water lines, underground utilities, and shade trees offer the convenience many homebuyers are looking for while preserving the natural beauty and charm of the area.

Home Customization

For some buyers, home customization is the most important feature. Most luxury communities offer many different floor plans that are designed for form and function. In most cases, buyers can add more space for entertaining, custom decks and porches, and sunrooms. There are countless options that can be customized, such as premium flooring, luxury fixtures, high-end appliances, countertops, and luxurious landscaping. Gourmet kitchens, game and theater rooms, spa-style bathrooms, and home automation technology are often common in today’s luxury homes. A plethora of design options make it easy for families to build homes that meet their unique needs and fit their style. In some cases, a luxury home design and build may be completely customized.

Quality and Sustainability

These days, people want luxury homes built with high-quality, renewable materials. Green, energy-efficient homes not only help them save on utility bills but are also made to have a minimal impact on the environment. Green certified homes feature so much more than just energy-efficient HVAC systems and Energy Star-rated appliances.

Low-flow showerheads, faucets, and toilets, automated rainwater collection systems, quality windows, recycled content materials, and indoor environmental quality all play a vital part in creating a green home. Preserving native plants and creating beautiful landscape designs that promote water conservation are also hallmarks of luxury home communities that feature green living.

What Do You Want In A Luxury Home Community?

No two luxury communities are the same. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what kind of home and amenities you want. Everyone has their own tastes, lifestyle goals, and family and financial considerations. Knowing what to look for in a luxury home community can help you find the home of your dreams.

Contact Us To Learn More About Our Luxury Home Communities

Segal & Morel has been building extraordinary homes with innovative floor plans and quality construction since 1960. Our luxury home communities offer a wide array of amenities and feature Energy Star certified houses that help you save money and lessen your impact on the environment. Contact us online or call our office in Easton, PA at 610-923-8422.