(Mays Landing, N.J.)RE/MAX agent Joe Granato makes his living finding the perfect homes for his clients. In fact, he’s among the top realtors in the country. But when it came to finding the right home for himself, and his wife, Linda, it was not as easy as he anticipated.
“Our youngest was in college and the other two were out of the house,” said Joe Granato, “so we were browsing through the listings, looking to downsize. We literally could make a move anytime but we didn’t see anything that caught our eye. There were communities with some nice home designs, but then everyone builds the base model and so the neighborhood looks like a barracks. We were coming out of a really nice house, in a beautiful community, and just wanted something a little smaller with less maintenance.”
After several months of actively searching, Joe and Linda stumbled upon a home up for resale in Woods Landing, the active adult 55+ community by Fernmoor Homes in Mays Landing, N.J.
“The first thing we noticed was the look of the community,” recalled Joe. “It was nothing like those barracks homes. Every house was attractive and different. We liked the resale, but then we toured the model and looked at the available lots. We ultimately decided to build.”
Joe and Linda liked the fact that, if they built a home, they could choose their own homesite. They chose a beautiful location that backed up to the woods. They also liked that with building, they could choose their favorite home design.
The Granatos chose the Rhapsody with 1,870 sq. ft. of luxury living space on a single level. It’s a two-bedroom, two-bath floorplan that includes a study, allowing Joe to work at home when he is able.
The Rhapsody also is available with an optional upstairs loft, third bedroom and full bath, but the Granatos didn’t feel that they needed that extra space.
“We really love the layout,” said Joe. “It doesn’t feel like we downsized at all because of the open floorplan. In fact, my daughter and her fiancé came for dinner and asked, ‘why can’t you find something for us like this for our age range’? This may be built for active adults, but really I think it’s perfect for any age.”
Joe and Linda also like the location of Woods Landing, which is halfway between his RE/MAX office and their home at the shore. “Plus within five minutes drive, I can get to the mall or to a ton of restaurants. Yet, because our lot backs up to the woods, we have a wonderful sense of privacy.”
A Community Filled with Activity
The Granatos also are enjoying the community amenities. The Woods Landing Clubhouse is the hub of the community, featuring a fitness center, sauna, steam room, Zen-inspired sun filled conservatory and the Landings Pub, a BYOB bar with a big screen TV and pool table, perfect for casual entertainment and impromptu gatherings. Residents may also enjoy swimming, tennis, bocce and walking trails.
In addition, there are clubs and activities for every interest, and regular gatherings. For example, every first Saturday at 12 noon, residents meet at the sales office for mimosas and light fare, to greet neighbors and make new friends.There also are parties, both large and small, for holidays, special events, group birthdays, and more. Residents can join fun educational groups, such as cooking or flower arranging. Scheduled bus trips take them to locations near and far: New York City for shopping and Broadway shows, Philadelphia for special events such as the Philadelphia Flower Show, and local restaurants and golf outings. There are even travel outings to Europe, cruises to the islands, and more.
Stylish, Maintenance-Free Homes
When they’re not traveling here and there, residents can relax at the homes at Woods Landing, which are spacious and maintenance-free. They include 2 to 3 bedrooms and all of the luxury amenities. Home designs feature nine-foot ceilings, open floor plans, dramatic kitchens with islands and granite countertops, large soaking tubs, his-and-her walk-in master closets, ceramic tile and hardwood flooring. Homeowners may enjoy a two-car garage complete with automatic garage door openers and remotes.
Buyers may choose from among six spectacular home designs, all starting in the mid $200,000s! The two newest home designs are debuting at the Woods Landing Sneak Peek Preview Party this Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 11am to 5pm.
Great friends and family make great neighbors!
Joe and Linda were so excited and happy with their decision to build a new home and lifestyle at Woods Landing, they told their great friends, Steve and Cathy. They brought them to see Woods Landing and immediately Steve and Cathy made the decision to purchase as well— the homesite right next to their friends Joe and Linda!
For More Information About Woods Landing
Located in Atlantic County, Woods Landing is minutes to shopping, the airport, outlets, the beach and Atlantic City’s casinos and entertainment. For more information, call (609) 625-1595 or visit the website at www.fernmoorhomes.com/woodslanding.php.
About Fernmoor Homes
The award-winning Fernmoor team has earned its solid reputation for delivering excellence to thousands of homeowners and countless neighborhoods throughout New Jersey. At the helm of Fernmoor Homes is Jeffrey Fernbach, proud winner of the 2003 “Builder of the Year” award, presented by the Shore Builder’s Association of Central New Jersey. He was recognized for his outstanding achievement in the building industry and his commitment to the betterment of the community.
Jeffrey, a member of the Board of Directors of Shore Builder’s Association of Central New Jersey, has amassed many accomplishments in the building industry, including development, planning, redevelopment, Brownfield cleanup, construction excellence and customer satisfaction. Over the course of the past 20 years, he has been involved in construction of single family homes from entry level to luxury $1 million+, townhomes, commercial buildings and luxury mid-rise homes.
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