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2013 Lancaster Parade of Homes Awards

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Landmark Homes is pleased to be the recipient of 2 Best of Show awards at this year's Lancaster PA Parade of Homes! We invite you to be inspired by the quality craftsmanship and unique designer features we have poured into each home. Whether you are in the market to purchase a new home or just looking for ideas, Landmark offers a wide range of housing choices.

The Trend in Today's 55+ Communities

In a recent article by Central Penn Business Journal, Pennsylvania is described as "...the best state to live in from a retirement income standpoint," also stating that "...because Pennsylvania doesn't tax retirement income, the commonwealth becomes that much more attractive to baby boomers." The article continues to describe the amenities that make 55+ communities so attractive to active adult retirees, listing first floor living, low or no maintenance, clubhouses, fitness centers, and walking trails. In addition, Landmark Homes' 55+ communities are highlighted in the article, including the newly opened community, The Crossings at Sweetbriar. Read more about the trends in the active adult housing market in the full article here.

Spotlight on Home Towne Square

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A New Definition in Retirement Home Towne Square Clubhouse"...many of today's so-called "senior citizens" are staying as active as ever and living the way they're accustomed to - independently, in their own homes. Home Towne Square, built by Lancaster County-based Landmark Homes, is a perfect example. It's a 55-plus community that looks like suburban enclaves all over America." Home Towne Square was recently featured in Harrisburg Magazine, in an article highlighting the changing trends in active adult retirement communities and the ways in which Home Towne's amenities, character, unique homes, and residents create the ideal environment for today's active adults. "This is a very active community," says Barbara Glass, 61, who moved into the neighborhood with her husband, Allen, 71, in March 2012. The development, for example, has walking trails for nice-weather strolls, room to bicycle. Plus, anchoring Phase One of what will eventually be a 300-home neighborhood, is the community center.

New 55+ Community Coming in April 2013

Sweetbriar Dusty Shoe Tour Event Landmark Homes is bringing another exciting new 55+ community to the Susquehanna Valley. Landmark—renowned for distinctive home designs, desirable locations and a variety of on and off site amenities—is pleased to present The Crossings at Sweetbriar, located just outside of Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Sweetbriar will feature traditional and timeless, yet fresh, single-family homes offering both one- and two-story designs. In addition to the well-crafted stylish homes, many are attracted to the low taxes and cost of living in Lebanon County, which are substantially less than communities located in the surrounding states. Sweetbriar is a great place to live while you enjoy all that Central Pennsylvania has to offer. Lebanon County is centrally located—only minutes from Hershey, while Harrisburg, Lancaster and Reading are within a 45-minute drive. This exciting community is the ideal place to enjoy life to the fullest. Sweetbriar offers fantastic views of the countryside, ample amenities, and a pedestrian style neighborhood. Here you will experience distinctive architectural styling, open floor plans and multi-functional living spaces. These homes also offer bonus rooms, first-floor owner's suites, inviting front porches, generous storage areas, and designer detailing. From the design of the neighborhood, to the wonderfully crafted new homes, The Crossings at Sweetbriar must be seen to be appreciated. Your new home in Sweetbriar will be close enough to enjoy all of the conveniences of Central Pennsylvania, and yet just far enough away to enjoy the relaxing sounds of nature. Best of all, Landmark 55+ communities are a great place to make new friends. Plan a visit to Sweetbriar on Saturday, April 6th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to discover all the exciting details about this new up-and-coming Landmark 55+ Community. With only 50 home-sites available in the first phase, they won't last long. Mark your calendar and reserve your home-site on April 6, 2013.

First Annual Chocolate for Charity event

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On February 9, 2013 from 1 - 4p.m., Landmark Homes will hold a Chocolate for Charity event, where families will be welcome to stop in and enjoy delicious chocolate samples, watch live cooking and decorating demonstrations, and enter to win various giveaways. The event will be held at the new community center in Landmark's Home Towne Square community in Ephrata, where the designer decorated model home will also be open for touring.