New 55 plus community offers resort-style living in Westborough
By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor
Westborough – This December, the first building of phase one in the 55-plus active adult community Del Webb Chauncy Lake will be welcoming its new homeowners. Located off of Lyman Street, at the site of the former Westborough State Hospital, the 38-acre property will offer homeowners “resort-style” living and single level floor plans that will allow them to live comfortably and elegantly, without the burdens of traditional home ownership.
The property is quiet and peaceful, in a country setting, yet also close to shopping and restaurants in Westborough as well as neighboring Marlborough and Northborough and easy access to Routes 9, I-495 and I-90.
The company’s Life Tested ® designs show that homeowners in this age group want to live a balanced life that is maintainable and fiscally manageable, according to Melanie Chatterton, Del Webb’s sales manager for the property.
“Our mantra is really all about reinvesting in yourself and right-sizing for the life you now want to lead,” she added.
Each of the buildings will be four levels, with elevator access. There are seven home designs available to choose from. Homes will range from one bed/one bath on the first floor, 1,030 square feet at $309,995 up to two bed/two bath, 1,469 square feet on the fourth floor, at $455,995. Homeowners will be able to choose things such as flooring, cabinets and countertops. Underground parking will provide safety as well as protection from New England’s winters.
“You can really personalize it to your taste. The nice thing is you can choose the items that you find value in, making it distinctly yours,” Chatterton said.
The first building, due to be finished in December, is already 65 percent sold. Most of the new homeowners are from the area or have some connection to the area, Chatterton said.
“They are looking to stay close to their family but just wanted to have a lifestyle that afforded them more freedom from the demands of taking care of a home. This offers flexibility – a ‘lock and leave situation’ that will allow them to either travel extensively or perhaps live in a warmer part of the country for a few months, then return to Westborough,” she said.
As beautiful and spacious as the new homes will be, the outdoor setting will be just as nice.
The property is perched on a hill overlooking Lake Chauncy, just minutes from the town beach allowing for swimming, boating, fishing and walking on the town-owned 28-mile Charm Bracelet trails.
Three gazebos will be built on the property allowing for new friends to gather and enjoy each other’s company.
One of the highlights will be the Lakeside Club, a full featured recreation center complete with a fitness room, game rooms, crafts studio and large multi-purpose rooms that residents can book for their own private events. Outside will be a large heated swimming pool, and tennis and pickleball courts.
“This center will really be the heart of the community,” Chatterton said. “There will be a full-time lifestyle director on site that will help plan fun activities based on the desires and interests of the homeowners.”
Homeowners will be able to bring their beloved pets to Del Webb Chauncy Lake as well. There are no restrictions as to size or breed, although there is a two-pet limit.
“We know people love their pets so we will offer things like dog walking groups and ‘Yappy Hours,’” Chatterton said.
Home models will be set up in the new building once it opens for prospective homeowners to tour. Until then, those interested may contact the company to see similar layouts in other Del Webb properties.
“We know that this is more than buying a home; this is an emotional lifestyle change,” Chatterton said. “We are here to help you through every decision and answer every question.”
For more information, visit www.delwebb.com/homes/massachusetts/greater-boston-area/westborough or contact Chatterton at 508-621-2465 or Melanie.Chatterton@delwebb.com.