Northern Dutchess County Welcomes 55+ Community

By: Leaftech

Pine Plains, a small quaint community in Northeastern Dutchess County in the Mid Hudson Valley of New York, is the locale of a new 55+ community named Towne Center, perhaps the only 55+ community in Northern Dutchess County.

The Towne Center development is pleasantly surprising. Currently there is only one building which contains the completely furnished model home and sales office. The community is set back off the road with buildings of 4 to 6 units that will be nicely spaced along a meandering road with several cul-de-sacs. The land slopes uphill and there are some beautiful rock outcroppings. Adjacent to the community is a VA center and the same building will house doctors and services affiliated with Sharon Hospital. The original plan called for 48 units but very recently approval was given to double the number of units to 96.

All the units are single level with 2 bedrooms and a very open floor plan. The ceilings in the living-dining-kitchen area are cathedral and give a wonderful feeling of spaciousness. All the doorways are wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs and the vanities are also built to allow wheelchair accessibility. You do not get the feeling, however, that these units are specifically for those with disabilities but rather just built to serve should the need arise. The condos all have hardwood floors, gas fireplaces, sliding doors to rear patios and full basements that can be finished our used for storage. Each unit also has an attached one car garage. There is a small fitness center planned in the future. The units will be in the $250,000 to $350,000 price range. Common charges are currently scheduled to be approximately $150 per month and will cover grounds keeping, exterior maintenance and snow removal.

The location of the community allows residents the ability to walk into the center of town on sidewalks where they can find all the services they need. There is a grocery store, drug store, bank, post office, restaurant and all of the usual small town services. Stissing Mountain, a lovely lake, a golf course and horseback riding all are available in the immediate area.

It is very exciting to see 55+ housing coming into this area. It has been an unfortunate circumstance that many seniors must leave the Northern Dutchess County area after spending many years there because there is no appropriate housing. If you are 55+ it is worth checking out this new community

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