Ranch Living: The New American Dream

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We understand that every person has a different idea of what home looks like. Maybe it’s an apartment in a skyrise, or a condo on the beach. Whatever the case may be, the “American Dream” is looking different with every new year that passes. More and more people are looking outside of the box when it comes to the two-story white picket fence home style. Enter single story ranch-style living.

Ranch-style living is becoming more and more popular for an abundance of reasons. Take the stairs for example. For families, it’s a safer space for children to run around and play, and for older adults, there’s no worry about the mobility of climbing up and down. Exterior maintenance is a lot easier with no second story windows to clean and gutters closer to the ground. Single-story ranch homes also offer a wider range of floor plan designs, something that two story homes generally can’t provide, which also means there’s more efficiency of space. Speaking of space, ranch houses are often more expansive and give off the atmosphere of the home being larger than it actually is.

Lennar Communities

A number of Lennar Communities have embraced the single-story ranch living. Some of those communities include Asbury Park, Chateau East, Cortona, Gamble Forest, Imagery Grove, Imagery Meadows, Imagery Pinnacle, Millbridge Meridian, Bethesda Oaks, Highcliffs, and TreeTops. Each of these communities has their own unique amenities and specialized ranch living floor plans.

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Bethesda Oaks: Location Says It All

Bethesda Oaks is a Gastonia-based community just off of New Hope Road. It’s an established wooded community whose amenities include a cabana, pool and playground. With the convenience of I-85S, Bethesda Oaks is just 22 miles south of downtown Charlotte, 15 miles from the Charlotte-Douglas Airport, and minutes from shopping, dining, and other local area attractions. The incredible ranch home plans offered here are for families and homeowners of all ages and sizes, because of easy access to interstates and proximity to shopping, dining, and recreation such as nearby greenways, Lake Wylie, and Crowders Mountain.

Palisades Highcliff: Resort Living In the City

Highcliff is an intimate neighborhood within the grand planned community of The Palisades. Highcliff is located just 30 minutes from Uptown Charlotte and in proximity to Lake Wylie, along with convenience to shopping, restaurants, and the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. This community sits on 1,500 acres with a security patrol and amenities such as swimming, a fitness center, tot lot, and sports courts. The ranch living homes are ideal for homeowners as they are open floor plans, offer covered rear porches, fully maintained yards in the Gardens section, and 3-car garages and water view home sites in the Bluffs section. The community also boasts a unique habitat for wildlife with the opportunity to live in an environmentally protected area including walking trails and a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. All in all, the ranch homes in Highcliff exude a resort lifestyle fit for all.

Asbury Park Meadows: Center of It All

Asbury Park is located in the highly popular town of Huntersville, NC — with quick access from Uptown Charlotte. I-85, I-485, and I-77 are nearby, making trips around the state easy and accessible! The community is not only located near esteemed medical centers but also plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment. The spacious ranch homes of Asbury Park are ideal for families and older adults and they’re specially designed to fit the needs of homeowners. The Everything’s Included® promise of Lennar fulfill a few of these needs through outdoor living packages and voice-activated home automation.

Chateau East: Rest in Nature

Chateau East is conveniently located in Steele Creek near Rivergate Shopping, Tryon, Lake Wylie, and the Charlotte Premium Outlets. The community provides a pleasant retreat to come home to while also staying in proximity to I-77, I-485, the Walker Branch Greenway, and McDowell Nature Preserve. Chateau East includes amenities such as a private pool, clubhouse, fitness center, tennis courts, and more! The ranch-style homes of Chateau East are unique, surrounded by abundant natural areas. The home plans offer open floor plans, spacious kitchens, and master suites on the main floor.

Gambill Forest: Quaint and Stylish

Gambill Forest is a community amidst rolling hills, creeks, and amenities including a gorgeous clubhouse and pool for friends, family, and neighbors to enjoy. The community is located just a few miles from downtown Mooresville, which is home to Lake Norman, Lowe’s Home Improvement Corporate Headquarters, and an extensive number of NASCAR race teams. Gambill Forest is also less than a mile from North Main Park, featuring a sports field, picnic areas, and a playground. The location and ranch-style homes make the Gambill Forest community incredible for families and older adults alike.

Millbridge Meridian: Out of a Movie

Millbridge Meridian is a charming, picturesque 900-acre community located in Waxhaw, NC. The community is all about the connections between families and schools, nature and health, and activities and fun. Being located in Waxhaw allows for the perfect blend of small town charm and big city excitement. Community events include events such as book clubs, cooking lessons, disco nights, Taco Tuesdays, and more! Amenities in the Millbridge Meridian community are a large community house and trails on the Carolina Thread Trail system. The elegant ranch homes of Millbridge Meridian have brick and stone exteriors and are filled with Lennar’s Everything’s Included® promise, including Home Automation and Wifi Certification®.

For More Information:

To learn more about specific communities and their ranch-living styles, choose a community! Asbury Park, Chateau East, Cortona, Gamble Forest, Imagery Grove, Imagery Meadows, Imagery Pinnacle, Millbridge Meridian, Bethesda Oaks, Highcliffs, and TreeTops. Be sure to also check out each community’s Facebook page for more information.

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