When looking for a new home, it’s important to consider what kind of community will best fit your needs and lifestyle. Living in a planned community is an option that many people are choosing these days. Segal & Morel has been building outstanding homes in eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey for more than 50 years. Riverview Estates West, and Riverview Estates Fairway Collection are carefully planned communities by Segal & Morel, that offer much more than just quality luxury homes – they provides a wide range of amenities and features that residents of all ages can enjoy. Here, we explain the advantages of living in a planned community.


One of the most beneficial aspects of living in a planned community is the amenities provided. It’s vital for a community to offer an array of features that families with children, couples, empty nesters, and retirees all can use. In planned communities like Riverview Estates West and Riverview Estates Fairway collection, you’ll find wonderful recreational amenities such as:

  • Swimming pool
  • Upscale community clubhouse
  • Volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts
  • Fitness center
  • Playgrounds
  • Pavilion
  • Fitness center
  • Golf course

Whether you’re looking to live an active adult lifestyle, or you have young children who need space to grow, a planned community offers something for everyone.


Many planned communities are situated in areas that offer an easy commute and access to local towns and recreational activities. For example, Riverview Estates West is located right next to the beautiful Delaware River, which provides opportunities for boating, fishing, or just splashing around with the kids. It also has a hiking and biking trail that residents can take right to the center of Easton, PA, which offers shopping, restaurants, art galleries, and cultural and recreational activities.

Most planned communities also are in areas with good school districts and plenty of extracurriculars to keep kids engaged. Proximity to colleges and universities, regional attractions, and outdoor recreation is a hallmark of many planned communities as well.

Green Luxury Homes

Planned communities usually offer an array of floor plans to choose from, with countless design options to meet your specific needs and tastes. For instance, couples or singles who want the experience of active adult living can choose a floor plan with a master bedroom suite and laundry room on the first floor.

These luxury homes are anything but cookie-cutter – from flexible living areas that enable you to create comfortable, useful spaces you’ll love, to decks, patios, and finished basements, there are countless options that help make your house a home. New homes in planned communities also offer tons of interior design options, such as hardwood floors, granite countertops, luxury light fixtures, cabinetry, bathroom fixtures, and more.

These low-maintenance, energy-efficient new homes, also known as green homes, provide cost savings and comfort and have less of an impact on the environment than older homes do. Green, Energy Star® certified homes are built with high-quality renewable materials, water-saving and energy-efficient features, and landscaping and outdoor design that keeps the natural beauty of the area and the well-being of the environment in mind.

Being Part of a Diverse Community

The safety and comfort of a close-knit neighborhood enhance the lives of everyone who calls a planned community home. There’s always something new to learn, and forging friendships with neighbors with a range of backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles definitely can expand your horizons. Communal amenities such as a pool, tennis courts, and clubhouse give residents plenty of opportunities to get to know each other and make memories.

Organized community events also enable people to mingle and unwind in a comfortable setting. In this age of social media and virtual lifestyles, making meaningful, in-person connections with others is more important than ever. Whether you’re looking for a safe, beautiful place to raise your kids or want to enjoy active adult living, a planned community is a great place to kick back, relax, and enjoy life.

Contact Us to Learn More

At Segal & Morel, we are proud to be third-generation builders and have created extraordinary homes for families in the Lehigh Valley for more than 50 years. The green, Energy Star® certified homes in our planned community provide outstanding comfort, cost savings, and convenience while treating the environment with care. To learn more, contact us online or call our office in Easton, PA, at 610-923-8422.