When I close my eyes and picture summer vacation, the first thing that comes to mind is swimming. I spent much of my childhood in the water, swimming in the pool on family vacations or the lake at the cottage. I loved everything about it: the rush of cool water when I took that first jump into the deep end, the feeling of weightlessness as I floated on my back, the games my friends and I played in the shallow end.
Amenities, such as an awesome community pool, are just one of the many benefits to buying a new construction home. New construction allows you customize the home to fit your family’s lifestyle, choose features and finishes that suit your tastes, and live in a home that is more energy-efficient than those built 10 years ago. One big perk, sometimes overlooked, is the community itself; many new construction home communities offer amenities not found in existing neighborhoods, including swimming pools, playgrounds, clubhouses, and walking trails.
Communities like Prospect Pointe and Saddle Creek in Michigan and Stonemoor and Brookside in Missouri have the ingredients necessary for a perfect summer day: Open space explore, a swimming pool to cool off in on muggy afternoons, and a playground for endless games of tag and hide-and-seek. All of this can be found within walking distance of your front door, meaning you can easily scoot home during the day for a quick lunch, snack, or to throw in a load of laundry before heading out again for more summertime adventures.
Next time you’re considering what’s important to you in a new home, think of your most beloved memories: Flashlight tag in common space, water balloon wars at the pool, bike races down the sidewalks. As you search for the homesite of your dreams, remember the memories that will be made in the spaces—and amenities—that surround you.