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Ranch Home Living in the Greater Rochester Area

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, May 18, 2012 @ 13:05 PM


Ranch Style, also known as "One-Story" Living, has become a national trend for sure, no matter if you're a young family with kids or closer to retirment. Nowadays, one can chose from a variety of floor plans, especially in the Greater Rochester-area.

If you're not familiar with the area, there are many adorable towns between Niagara Falls and New York. One of them is Candandaigua, NY

The name Canandaigua is derived from the Native American word “Kanandarque”, which means “chosen spot”. It was the site of the principal village of the Seneca Indians and is the legendary birthplace of these “People of the Hills”.

The story goes that the Seneca Indians looked at this beautiful area, with it’s rolling hills and sparkling lake and declared it “The Chosen Spot.”

Canandaigua was founded in 1791. No doubt Canandaigua is filled with endearing history, and the beauty of a New England resort town.  At Christmas, Main Street becomes something out of Norman Rockwell, with decorations and lights.

Old Brookside is an exciting community in Canandaigua, located off of Buffalo Street. The land is mixed with rolling hills, mature trees, green space, kiddies' park, and sunny open spaces. The community offers ponds stocked with fish, a pedestrian trail, and maintained open spaces.  It has the convenience of close proximity to all of Canandaigua's shopping and dining amenities.

The Summer Lake community is another beautiful spot if you are intersted in lake views, being located in the town of Ontario, and close to Webster and shopping. If you are new to the region, have visited before or are thinking of moving here, you will enjoy this quick list of attractions and things to do in Ontario, NY. Whether you are looking for family outings, or you need a recommendation for great restaurants in the area, this list will give you tips on where the locals go.




Topics: Floor Plans Rochester NY, Gerber Homes Canandaigua NY, Ranch Homes Rochester NY, One-Story Living

Senior Living Options

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 13:05 PM

gerberStaffLet’s face it, we’re all getting older.  Suddenly, our doctors seem 16 years old, and our High School Reunions are filled with OLD people.  Grandparents!

A while ago, someone coined the phrase “The Sandwich Generation.”  These are those around us who are both helping kids with science projects, and being taxi for mom and dad.  Both generations need us.

Recently, I met a woman who was spending about 12 hours a week driving her folks to appointments, picking up groceries, and doing their laundry.  She was a nurse, but chose to quit her job, just to keep up with this season in her life.  She was spending so much time on the road – between her own family, and her folks, she was worn out.

These are the kinds of people who need to explore options.  Most of us would rather stay in our own home for as long as possible.  Senior Living Centers can be beautiful and seem like the perfect solution, but they come with a hefty price tag.  It can cost between $3,000-5,000 a month for assisted living or nursing home care.  For many people, this isn’t how they saw their hard earned money being spent.

Gerber Homes of Rochester NY offers another solution.  In-Law Homes.  No, not the converted garage or den, but a true apartment, attached to your  home.

See some of their beautiful In-Law Homes floor plans.  They have complete kitchens, living areas, the works.

Other families would rather build an In-Law addition onto their existing home.  Gerber Homes of Rochester NY remodels homes to fit your every need.

The good news is, we have options.  We can keep our folks close by.  We’re there when they need us – without a lot of travel time.  But both families have their privacy.  Perfect.

If you’d like to know more about In-Law floor plans or adding an addition to your home, give Gerber Homes a call:  (888) 437-2373 or click to see more on the website.

Topics: Gerber Homes Canandaigua NY

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