Mike and Joanne McEnroy are getting ready for their move from Country Pointe Nesconset to Country Pointe Meadows in Yaphank.
Unlike others who spend months house hunting, the McEnroys’ search was simple. They went with the same builder of their previous home, the Beechwood Organization, one of the largest homebuilders and developers of lifestyle communities and privately owned residences on Long Island.
“It’s a quality home,” says McEnroy, who was excited and wanted in when he learned that the 400-home condominium lifestyle community for adults aged 55-plus was available. “We were looking for a more active community for 50- and 60-plus, and we liked the resort-style atmosphere.”
Their new home is identical in size to the one they had previously. A corner unit, it has two bedrooms, second-floor den and loft area, living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen, two-car garage, and landscaping with a pond and waterfall.
Part of the development is the community offering plenty to do. It has a state-of-the-art 11,000-square-foot clubhouse to enjoy and other amenities that feature a ballroom, card room, sports lounge with bar, fitness room, treatment room, concierge and activities director, two outdoor heated swimming pools, and tennis and bocce ball courts.
Steven Dubb, a principal with the Beechwood Organization, says buyers are coming from Nassau, Suffolk, Brooklyn, and Queens, and that the development is on the pulse of what a homebuyer is looking for today.
“They want more volume in their home,” he says. “They want to be able to entertain in the kitchen and be able to talk to their guests in the living room at the same time. Our homes have open floor plans that flow easily. It allows the empty nester to have friends and family over and make the first level of the home a communal space.”
Country Pointe Meadows is the homeownership dimension of The Boulevard, a 322-acre smart growth mixed-used development on the grounds of the former Parr Meadows racetrack, that will include retail stores, a park and dog park, a hotel, a baseball field, and track, rental apartments and an assisted living facility.
The Boulevard concept appealed to the McEnroys, who spend part of the winter months in Florida and enjoy easy access to the shops and restaurants nearby.
“We have that down in Florida, so we really like that,” he says.
According to Dubb, buyers can choose from 1,470 to more than 2,100 square feet of living space in single-floor villas or two-story townhomes, with with prices from $489,000 up to $700,000.
“It’s a tremendous value,” says Dubb. “You can get a lot of house for that dollar amount and quality. And, the amenities are second to none.”
He is certain that the low real estate taxes are a big draw for a buyer.
“For a $500,000 home, the taxes are $5,000 to $6,000 a year,” he points out. “For Long Island residents who want to stay on Long Island but are tired of paying ridiculously high real estate taxes, this is the answer for them.”
Word is catching on. Since the units opened for sale last year, more than 15 percent have been sold.
For more information on Beechwood Homes and Country Pointe Meadows call 800-662-2035 or visit beechwoodhomes.com/meadows