Last year’s Empty Nester Christmas party had a new rule. Only the men could do the cooking. The end result was scrumptious lasagna, less-stressed ladies, and the largest turnout yet—upwards of 50 people.
BackCountry is home to a wonderfully active network of singles and couples beyond the child-raising years. Lou Casteel, the informal head of this loose social network, counts about 80 residents on her email list. Each quarter, they meet for potlucks in the comfy sitting area and kitchen at the Sundial House. “It’s perfect,” says Lou. “You can get together with lots of people and no one has to clean their home.”
Other functions include a monthly Empty Nester Coffee, Monday games of mahjong, Thursday bridge, and couples’ canasta/hand-and-foot (plus potluck) one Friday a month. [read more…]
In every first-time endeavor—whether it’s having a baby, adopting a puppy, or buying a new home—it can be pretty comforting to hear from those who have traveled the path before you. And actually enjoyed the journey.
Amy Menges and her husband, David, are two of those happy trailblazers. They closed on their new home on July 11, eight days before Stepping Stone’s grand opening. They’d been looking casually at homes for a couple of years, but nothing felt quite right. Until they saw Stepping Stone’s model by Shea Homes.
“We were amazed at how it checked off everything on our list,” says Amy. “The layout and finishes were beautiful, it had a contemporary feel. And the location was great.”
The Mengeses had lived in Littleton for 30 years, but with their kids grown up they were ready for a change. Main floor living. Contemporary, clean styling. And Parker’s unique vibe, which they fell in love with. “There’s a small town feel here,” Amy says. “It’s fun. They have a great farmers market, summer festivals, an arts center. But in 10 minutes I can be at Park Meadows mall. It’s quick to get anywhere.” [read more…]
by Shea Homes Northern California on August 5, 2014
Ready for a picturesque California Delta living experience? Close to both the Bay Area and Sacramento, Summer Lake is located on the Delta region, next to a thousand miles of natural recreation and water sports. Shoreline is the newest collection of homes at Summer Lake in Oakley, California. You can now tour three beautiful new Shoreline model homes in person, on Flickr, or by viewing the Facebook album.
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Centered around a 25 acre lake, Summer Lake redefines what coming home can be. Recreation centers, parks, a 75 foot pool and miles of trails add up to a lifestyle that never gets old. There’s no better setting than Summer Lake for a bright, new home. Come experience the Shoreline lifestyle at Summer Lake.
by Shea Homes Northern California on June 12, 2014
Your life has been growing, expanding and improving at every turn. It’s time to choose a home that fits the new you, with spaciousness for continued growth. Your Umbria home has the quality you seek, the space you need and something extra — room for your dreams.
Hundreds of guests gathered in Mountain House to view the three stunning new model homes at the Umbria Grand Opening on June 7th. One of the many highlights of the new Umbria floorplans is the multi-generational “Suite Home” featured in Plan 2 and Plan 4, which includes a bedroom, bathroom, living area, and kitchenette. These separate units come complete with a unique address, giving homeowners the option to rent the space out, or use the Suite Homes for extended visits from family members. All of the new homes at Umbria feature spacious master suites with large walk-in closets, stainless steel kitchen appliances, and sierra-style cabinets with full extension glides.
Every Mountain House neighborhood has its own unique architectural character and landscape palette. Umbria offers an intimate, fresh-air country hometown feeling, away from the urban jungle but close to what matters. Mountain House has placed top rated K–8 schools at the center of every village, along with beautiful parks and miles of trails connecting the community.
At Shea Homes, we are dedicated to building more than just excellent houses. We strive to build dream homes, as well as a sense of community in every Shea neighborhood. We love seeing the smiling faces of our happy customers and hearing feedback about our communities. One of the ways Shea shows homeowners how [...]
Newlyweds Nick and Teresa Hopper just bought their first home. The couple got married last August and decided against having a big wedding in favor of making a larger down payment on a home. And although small weddings may not be the norm, we are definitely seeing more and more interest and excitement from [...]
Read what our happy homeowner Neil in Charlotte had to say about his Shea Homes experience: Gil, Steve, Jeff and Flynn Harris (Bank of NC): Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to each and everyone of you for our new home here at Bear Creek in The Palisades. We spent our first [...]
If you love Shea Homes – or YOUR Shea home — won’t you tell a friend? Our new Shea Homes Referral Program in California makes the process practically effortless. And you don’t have to be a Shea homeowner to participate. Here’s how it works: • Refer a buyer to any Shea Homes community in California. [And [...]
This week we are featuring a homeowner testimonial. The Whitley’s submitted this letter to the Shea owners of the Carolinas division. Mr. Shea, We want to thank you for building us a wonderful home that we will enjoy for years to come. From the beginning it has been a pleasant and exciting experience. All through [...]
Our first Shea Homes Mini Hero of 2013 is 14-year-old Emery Miller. Emery was born with a hole in his heart, rhythm issues with his heart, and a severely defective aortic valve, which had his mother, Lori, completely overwhelmed from the start. “The first three to four years were the hardest because it was just [...]