Saturday, August 25, 2012

Why Ryan, Why Rivendell

Time for a bit of backstory.  I accepted a position in Central PA for work at the beginning of the year, and have been commuting every day to see if everything was a good fit.  Luckily it was, and the next step was to find a place to relocate that was a) less than 45 minutes to work, b) easy access to head west to Pittsburgh (family) and east to the Lehigh Valley (family), c) a good school area for our daughter, d) close to shopping, dining, etc.  So we started looking.  Looked in Lancaster, Harrisburg, York, and everywhere in between and after many a drive we stumbled upon Rivendell after looking at other developments in the area. 

We stopped in and toured the Courtland model (great design!) and then set up a meeting to get a price estimate.  At the meeting we found out that the Courtland was retired and that a revised plan, the Courtland Gate, took its place.  The main "enhancements" in the Courtland Gate we didn't like (closet through the master bath, different 2nd floor layout, etc.), so we looked at the Victoria Falls.  After reviewing the plan and the options we also were excited to hear that the lot on hold that we liked was released from a previous prospective buyer, so we put a hold on it and reviewed the plan.  All in all we signed the contract and are now building in Mechanicsburg!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats! We got one of the last Courtlands. I liked some of the features of the new Courtland Gate better, but I agree about the closet through the master bath. That was a deal-breaker for me. I really like the Victoria Falls Layout... I wish that was an option for us.