With its colorful palette of charming Arts and Crafts-style homes featuring front porches and white picket fences, Home Towne Square is a classic village-style neighborhood where the welcome mat is always out.
The picturesque streetscape, with its gazebo, walking/biking paths and pocket parks make this Landmark Homes community just west of Ephrata an inviting choice for those 55 and older.
Home Towne Square’s low-maintenance lock-and-go lifestyle means residents have more time to do the things they really want to do — whether it’s going on daytrips and extended travels or simply enjoying life within the community, with its private community clubhouse and busy social network.
Landmark Homes also has a full-time activities coordinator on staff to facilitate activities and events in each of its 55+ communities and beyond, such as lunches, seminars, happy hours, volunteer opportunities, and trips to major cities and attractions.
If Home Towne Square sounds like the perfect place to call home, then June is the perfect time to start making the move.
The popular community will mark the long-awaited release of its newest phase from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8. With approximately 50 new home sites available, visitors will have the opportunity to reserve their home site and discover Home Towne Square’s old-fashioned charm.
For those who don’t want to wait, the community has some impressive move-in ready homes currently for sale, including an entry in this year’s Parade of Homes tour and the current model home, which features all the bells and whistles.
The Parade home, a one-story Winston floor plan at 427 Declaration Ave., Ephrata, features two bedrooms and two baths, 10-foot ceilings, and vinyl plank flooring in the foyer, living room, dining area and kitchen.
The kitchen includes granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. A spacious living room features a gas fireplace with stone surround and shiplap above the mantel.
The owner’s suite has a tray ceiling, large closet, and private bathroom with tile shower and double-bowl vanity.
A study toward the front of the home features an elegant coffered ceiling.
The home also has walkup attic storage accessed from the two-car garage.
At 1,941 square feet, the Winston is priced at $362,900.
The second home, a 1.5-story James floor plan at 422 Liberty St., Ephrata, includes two bedrooms, two baths and a finished bonus room on the second level.
The kitchen, which features a raised breakfast bar, granite countertops and tile backsplash, opens to a living room with a cozy gas fireplace and a dining area with sliding glass door access to the patio.
The owner’s suite boasts an elegant tray ceiling, oversized closet, and private bathroom with double-bowl vanity and 5-foot tile shower.
Other features of the home include a study with coffered ceiling detail and vinyl plank flooring throughout the main living area.
The home has a two-car rear-entry garage with a laundry room entry that includes built-in lockers.
At 2,189 square feet, the James is priced at $377,900.
The third ready-now option, the Oakville model home at 322 Home Towne Blvd., Ephrata, is a spacious two-story with a wraparound porch and a host of designer features both big and small.
Among the most sizable is a finished basement, complete with home theater area, full kitchen, powder room, and wine room with tiled seating area.
On the main floor, the kitchen features custom Manny Beiler cabinetry with crown molding, granite countertops, tile backsplash and stainless steel double wall ovens and gas cooktop appliances.
The home has two bedrooms, two full baths and two half baths. The first-floor owner’s suite includes an expansive closet, coffee bar, and private bath with whirlpool and tile shower.
The Oakville also includes elegant detailing throughout, such as wide door, window and baseboard trim, rounded corners and wainscoting on the first and basement levels.
For outdoor living, the home features a landscaped stamped-concrete patio area that includes a built-in granite countertop with grill.
At over 4,600 square feet, including the finished basement, the Oakville is priced at $659,800.
Home Towne Square is conveniently located just west of downtown Ephrata off Route 322, making it easy to take a daytrip to New York, Philadelphia or Baltimore, or many of the attractions closer to home in Lancaster County.
In addition to the special new phase release event on June 8, regular open house hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Directions from Lancaster: Take Route 222 North to the Brownstown/Rothsville exit, then follow Route 272 North for 4 miles. Turn right onto the Route 322 West ramp and follow Route 322 for 1.6 miles. Turn right on Hackman Road, then left into the community.