K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Chestnut Ridge is a 55+ community that is taking the region by storm

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With gorgeous, brand-new homes from $203,900, a maintenance-free lifestyle, and a stunning clubhouse (pictured here) with swimming pool, soaring fireplace, billiard room, yoga studio and more, it’s like living in a vacation resort every day of the year— except you own it. (Photography: Benjamin Margalit)

By Mitch Allen

More and more evidence is emerging that the big three variables associated with a long, healthy, happy life are not complicated. They are 1) diet, 2) exercise, and 3) a healthy social network.

No, not an online social network, but a real one, one made up of actual friends and neighbors whose physical company you look forward to and enjoy.

Of course, another key variable to health and happiness is avoiding accidents that can limit your physical activity. These include falling off a ladder while cleaning your gutters or hurting your back while shoveling your driveway.

It’s time to stop all that.

If you’re age 55 or over, now is the perfect time to downsize and start enjoying your life, even if you aren’t yet retired.

All K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Chestnut Ridge residents and guests have free access to the clubhouse fitness center, as well as walking trails, tennis courts, pickleball courts, a dog park (future phase) and more

Loving Your Life...Now This is the innovative theory behind Elyria’s new 55+ community known as Four Seasons at Chestnut Ridge, by K. Hovnanian. The development will eventually feature 229 homes on nearly 100 acres of gorgeous grounds located off Chestnut Ridge Road near Routes 10 and 83.

And they’re selling—fast. During Mimi’s visit, two more families were signing contracts as our team toured the model homes and gorgeous clubhouse.

“We just opened in June and we already have about 40 homes under contract,” says Community Manager Tim King, who’s been with K. Hovnanian for 19 years. “It’s a fantastic start.”

The warm, cozy Billiards Room is ideal for playing pool, card games, and relaxing with friends and family

An Active Adult Community K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Chestnut Ridge is not just a neighborhood. It’s an active adult community that feels like a full-blown vacation resort. It features a gorgeous clubhouse, huge outdoor swimming pool, fire pit, billiard room, rec room for card games, tennis court, pickleball court, bocce court, walking trails, dog park, fitness center, yoga room and more.

“It’s all about adults enjoying an active lifestyle with their friends,” Tim says.

“We recently held an open house for all of our purchasers so far. It was schedule for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and almost everyone stayed the entire five hours, mingling and enjoying drinks and hors d’ oeuvres. They became instant friends.”

All homes (Killarney model pictured above) feature a modern kitchen with an open floorplan and high ceilings, creating a wide open, welcoming feel

Floorplan Options K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Chestnut Ridge offers eight different floorplans ranging from 1,324 to 2,588 square feet—all priced in the $200s. Each features two bedrooms and a flex room for a home office or a third bedroom. And there are plenty of options, like a three-car garage with room for your Harley-Davidson or classic car, a covered porch, or an extra suite with a kitchenette for multi-generational living. Plus, these are slab homes so there are no stairs anywhere (unless you choose to add a basement or optional loft-like storage in the garage).

Each home features an open floorplan with high ceilings, creating a sense that the space is far bigger than it is.

It’s brilliant.

“Our residents are actually excited to downsize,” Tim explains. “Even if they spent years living in a large home on lots of acreage, they still feel comfortable here. Each home—and the entire community—has a wide open feel.”

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Chestnut Ridge offers eight different floorplans (Barclay pictured) ranging from 1,324 to 2,588 square feet—all priced in the $200s

Now’s the time to celebrate you and take some time to yourself. At K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Chestnut Ridge you can live your best life, hang out with your friends and even participate in planned activities and clubs. You can expand your palate with the wine club, play Bridge with the girls and walk the trails with your dog, all close to home and without leaving the comforts of your community.

Genuine Value Although each homeowner maintains their own home, landscaping and snow removal are including in the homeowner’s association fee, which is $215 per month. This means you can put away the rakes, lawnmower, and snow blower—forever.

“No one wants to mow the grass when you can hang out at the pool in the summer,” Tim smiles. The community also has its own social director who organizes activities for residents.

The clubhouse doors open to an expansive veranda featuring a swimming pool (grandkids are welcome in the pool part of the day), fire pit and bocce ball court

In terms of value, consider this: Your HOA fee means you can stop spending time maintaining your home. There’s no need to hire a lawn service, a gutter cleaner, or a snow removal company. And you’ll have no monthly gym membership to pay or a big pool maintenance fee. It’s all included. And, Tim says, in similar active adult communities around the Midwest, resales are selling fast and for top dollar.

Are you ready to start enjoying your life?

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Chestnut Ridge is located in Elyria at the corner of Chestnut Ridge and Bender Roads. The sales office is at 288 Kensington Way. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 866-601-9464 or visit KHov.com and follow the prompts.

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