North Woods of Colchester: An award-winning active adult 55+ Community
A regal stone entry welcomes visitors to North Woods, an award-winning community for active adults age 55 and older, featuring custom-built detached homes. The lush and wooded 78 acre site plan has 140 detached homes strategically laid out to preserve 37 acres of open space. The five-phase build-out includes underground utilities, street lights, sidewalks, landscaped common areas and walking trail with bridges and picnic tables. Each home is sited for optimal solar orientation, privacy, topography, and exposure to the natural setting. As a proud Energy Star partner, each home is constructed to maximize energy efficiency and minimize owner expense. With 10 fully customizable models to choose from, base pricing starts at $299,900, with home sizes ranging from 1100 to over 3000 square feet.
Home designs at North Woods are all built for the active adult to “age in place,” with first-floor master suites with walk-in closets and en suite master baths and laundry. All models offer standard features including; attached garages, full basements, nine-foot ceilings, Andersen windows, solid core doors, hardwood floor, porcelain tile, maintenance-free decks, granite countertops, and designer kitchens. The distinctive exterior style of our homes include cultured stone accents as well as shake shingle and clapboard siding and gables.
An on-site interior designer works with home owners to create a unique home reflective of their own personality and taste. Some popular options include gas fireplaces, automatic generator systems, finished walk-out basements, sunrooms, transom and bay windows and second stories. No two homes in this neighborhood are identical.
Builder and developer Alan D. Williams has nurtured the culture of what has been described best by one of its residents: “Living at North Woods is the perfect combination of privacy, individuality and community.”
The 8-10 page newsletter and monthly calendar reflect the sense of community and energy of this neighborhood. The clubhouse, which is the heartbeat of this community, is the home of resident-founded committees and clubs including the ladies luncheon, men’s breakfast, weekly game night, set back, Mahjongg, needle crafters and book club. Monthly picnics and parties are always on the calendar as well as First Friday “meet your new neighbor” gatherings celebrating new residents into the community. Recent bus trips include ball games, the New York Botanical Garden and Merrimack Brewery.
Fitness is a common theme in this neighborhood with formal and informal walking groups that traverse the private nature trails and lap the North Woods cul de sacs. The Bike Group rides offer anywhere from leisurely 1-hour rides to road and trail rides of 20 miles or more twice a week from April through October. Every Monday at 9 a.m., neighborhood golfers gather around the corner at Chanticlair Golf Course.
With all of this enthusiasm, it is important to note: You can do as much, or as little as you want... no pressure!
For those who may need a ride, a favor or something moved, there is a “helping hands” network at this caring community of North Woods.
North Woods is truly a thriving and vibrant community providing a comfortable active lifestyle for homeowners age 55 and older. Whether you are 55 and still working, new empty-nesters, 75 and retired or anywhere in between, this neighborhood provides the atmosphere to spend more time traveling or relaxing with family and friends. Included in the very low HOA fee is all snow plowing and shoveling to your front door, as well as raking, mowing, landscape maintenance and recycling/refuse removal.
Located in Colchester, Connecticut, North Woods is a strategic point between Massachusetts and New York, and eastern or western Connecticut. It is easily accessible to Route 2, and is a 30-minute drive to Hartford or the Connecticut shoreline. Major transportation facilities include Bradley International Airport, which is a 40-minute drive north, and the new Amtrak rail station located within 30 miles in the town of Old Saybrook.
Visit the furnished model home seven days a week from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 351 Lebanon Avenue, Colchester.
To learn more about North Woods of Colchester, visit www.NorthwoodsOfColchester.com. For a personal appointment, contact builder Alan D. Williams at 860-537-5338.