What are the New Housing Communities Popping Up Around Pittsburgh?
Traditions of America, Maronda and Wayne homes are all adding developments around the region.
For most, fall in Pennsylvania means changing leaves, harvest festivals and hayrides, but for local home builders, it’s the season where they unveil their new model homes to market.
Near the end of September, the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh hosted its annual Festival of Homes. Held over two weekends at new housing communities around the region, the event featured 13 accredited local builders that specialize in a range of styles from custom luxury to one-level-living patio homes, a hot commodity on the market these days for the Pittsburgh region’s aging population.
Although the festival is over, Melissa Alesi, director of marketing and communications for BAMP, says information about the under-construction neighborhoods is still readily available.
“Pghfoh.com is active year-round, so when you are ready for new construction, you can source that site to research homes, builders that interest you, then connect directly with them to visit at your convenience,” she says.
If you didn’t get a chance to attend the festival, here’s a closer look at the new housing communities that are popping up around Pittsburgh, and who’s building them.
Traditions of America
This builder has been constructing its popular patio homes north of Pittsburgh in Richland, where their 55+ active adult community is almost sold out.
A fully furnished designer model at Traditions of America at Richland, located near Bakerstown Road, is available to tour. New home closing move-in dates for the community are as early as this December, and amenities include a five-star clubhouse, heated pool, pickleball and bocce courts, plus a plethora of community activities. Pricing start at $400,000
With more than 20 homesites under construction in Allegheny and surrounding counties, it’s easy to get an in-depth look of several of this builder’s offerings.
Pricing for Maronda’s townhomes start at $299,000, while costs for single-family homes start from the low $300,000s. Those looking for a large home may want to check out the Reagan model at Stoneridge Farms in Mars. The four-bedroom model features 3,500 to 5,300 square feet of living space and includes a breakfast room as well as options for a second-floor laundry.
Golf anyone? The Village of Banbury at Totteridge in Greensburg is attached to a Rees Jones-designed golf course and features available homesites overlooking holes 3, 4, 7 and 8. Available building plans include ranch, multi-level and two-story single-family homes. The lots may also be purchased by individual buyers, with lot prices starting at $75,000. Snow removal, lawn maintenance and home exteriors are all managed by the association.
Active in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia, this custom home builder offers more than 50 customizable floor plans.
The builder’s Franklin Legacy model is now open in Greensburg and features 1,848 square feet of living space that include cathedral ceilings, a flexible floor plan and a separate primary suite. Pricing starts at $349,655.
Luxury patio homes are a Scarmazzi specialty. The builder’s low-maintenance homes, which are under construction in South Park, Robinson and Chartiers, feature sun-filled, open-floor plans that are both functional and spacious.Gourmet kitchens, private exterior courtyards that bridge indoor-outdoor living and optional bonus suites are some of the amenities that makes these homes an attractive build.
The Promenade model at The Villas at South Park is open daily from noon to 5 p.m. Pricing for this model starts in the $400,000s.
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