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New Home Communities in Rochester NY Area

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Feb 22, 2019 @ 14:02 PM

New Home Communities in Rochester NY AreaIf you’re considering building a new home in the Rochester area, you’ve no doubt heard the real estate mantra: “Location, location, location!” Where you build your home is as important as the style of home you build and choosing the right floor plan. But there’s much more to choosing your home’s location than just the physical coordinates on a map. Finding a community that feels like home is a big factor for many homeowners. So how do you find great new home communities in the Rochester, NY area?

What Makes a Great Rochester area Community?

When we at Gerber choose the locations in which we’d develop communities, we looked for towns and areas that would enhance the lives of the people living there. We chose locations that show a promising future for growth and development. Here’s a post that talks a bit more about the importance of a good community.

A Few Examples

Here are a few examples of local areas we reviewed before deciding that they were great candidates for developing communities.

  • Webster, NY has a vibrant Chamber of Commerce that carefully invites businesses that they feel will enhance the quality of life of the overall community. In addition, they created Town Center shopping as a place for the community to come together. Visitors from as far away as Toronto, Canada stop by Town Center on the bus to shop while on their way to the Finger Lakes region. But the townsfolk of Webster didn't stop there. The town earned the rank of Sports Town USA, boasting more ball fields per capita than any town around.  The addition of their Aquatic Center, Hockey Rink, Marching Band, and proximity to water recreation makes Webster a fun and inviting place to live. 
  • Canandaigua, NY and Victor, NY both offer so much to new residents.  They are both vibrant, growing communities that are close to businesses and shopping opportunities.  That eliminates long commutes—a real plus for quality of life.  And when it’s time for residents to relax, they have easy access to great areas such as Canandaigua Lake and the Wine Region not far from their doorsteps.

At Gerber Homes, we have been building new homes for more than 50 years.  But we do more than just construction. We study trends and patterns so that we have a pretty good idea where a new community will really blossom.  Among other things, we look for communities where people can:

  • Have the easiest commute to work
  • Live in a home that is tailor-made to fit their needs
  • Enjoy their leisure time with great access to outdoor activities and the amenities that make life comfortable and enjoyable

That’s why we’ve built in great New York communities such as:

  • Webster
  • Ontario
  • Victor
  • Canandaigua
  • Sodus
  • Marion
  • East Bloomfield
  • Huron
  • Perinton
  • Farmington,
  • Mendon
  • Walworth
  • Gorham
  • Fairhaven
  • Macedon
  • Rush
 

Click here for more information about these communities and for individual home sites.  You can also click here to take a look at just some of the floor plans that are available in these communities—whether you’re looking for a Colonial style home; a home with a first floor Master Bedroom; a patio home, or a home that features an in-law suite. Or, if you prefer, simply pick up the phone and call us at (888) 437-2373 with any questions you have.

Where you choose to live is important. And with Gerber, you have plenty of options regarding which community—and which kind of floor plan best fits your needs.

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Topics: Model homes, Custom homes, Rochester NY, Canandaigua NY, Ontario NY, Victor NY, Webster NY, Fair Haven NY, brighton ny, pittsford ny, Building a New Home, Sodus NY, Perinton NY

Winter is the Perfect Time to Be Thinking about Summer Lake!

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 @ 17:10 PM

Summer Lake-2-548283-editedThe calendar may tell you that it’s winter, but if you’ve ever dreamed about owning a home on the lake in the Ontario area, now is the perfect time to be thinking about Summer Lake! 

Just a mile and a half from Webster, you’ll find Summer Lake, our newest quality community. If you’re looking for room to spread out, you’ll enjoy up to half- acre home sites that are available now and ready for building.  Add to that beautiful views (most sites have a view of nearby Lake Ontario), a quick 10-minute drive to great shopping, and delightful lake breezes in the summer, and it’s hard to imagine a better, more tranquil spot to build an affordable new home.

The town of Ontario, on the south bank of Lake Ontario, dates back to 1807. Its modest population of about 10,000 residents captures and retains that small town feel that so many families are looking for. Ontario is a close-knit community with top-notch academic opportunities for students in grades K–12.

But why think about Summer Lake in the middle of winter? Building your new home isn’t just an activity—it’s a process. The cold winter months are a great time to think through exactly what you want in your new home and to look over designs and plans to settle on the floor plan that fits your specific taste and lifestyle. Starting to think about that process now gives you more time to ask your builder questions and to make sure that you and your builder are on the same page. That will make the construction part of the process go that much more smoothly.

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Those summer breezes will be blowing off the lake before you know it! For more information, contact Leanne at leanne@gerberhomes.com or give her a call at 888-437-2373.

 

 

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Topics: Ontario NY

No Time to Build? You Can Still Choose a New Home in Mendon, Webster, or Ontario

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Feb 17, 2016 @ 06:02 AM

No-time-to-build_-you-can-still-choose-a-new-home-in-Mendon-Webster-or-Ontario.jpgPlanning ahead—especially for something as important as a new home—is a great idea. But maybe you’ve noticed that time isn’t always on your side! Sometimes life has a way of sneaking up on us. It could be a new job or a job transfer. It could be a new baby on the way a little earlier than expected. It could even be an aging parent needing to move in. Sometimes life springs surprises on us.

That can happen when it comes to selecting a new home. You may not have the luxury of months of planning and building before you need to make a move. The good news is that you don’t have to “settle” for something you don’t want.

We have a number of superb homes available for people who simply don’t have time to go through the homebuilding process—but still want the quality and comfort of a custom home in some of the Rochester area’s best communities.

There’s a 2005 square foot, 3-bedroom/2 ½ bathroom home that comes with a finished bonus room and lots of extras in Mendon.

Or if you prefer living in Webster, you might want to check out this 1,707 square foot, single-level, open floor plan home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. If you like, you can even take a virtual tour of the home!

If Ontario is where you want to be, you’ll want to explore this 2,044 square foot, 4-bedroom/2 ½ bathroom home with stone veneer accents, 9-foot ceilings on the main level and upgraded flooring. Click here to take a virtual tour of this outstanding property!

If you’re looking for a bargain in Perinton, make sure you take a look at this 3-bedroom, 2-bath home that offers the convenience of single-level living that’s available (for a limited time only) at a fantastic price!

If life hasn’t allowed you the luxury of taking all the time you want to choose your new home, you still don’t have to settle for less. You can take advantage of homes that are ready for you right now—and offer those extra touches that model homes have to offer!

 

Topics: Model homes, Ontario NY, Webster NY, Mendon, NY

Where You Want To Live Should Really Be Your Choice

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 @ 07:07 AM

Where you want to live should really be your choiceA lot of people look forward to building their dream home, but part of making that dream come true is being able to build your home where you want to build it. For some potential homeowners, however, even if they find the perfect plan and style for the home they want, they feel like they have to build it in a location that’s maybe not their first choice.

At Gerber Homes, we like to say that we build where people want to live. For us (and for anyone considering building a custom home in the eastern Rochester area) that’s more than just a slogan.  And it’s why we build in the most sought-after communities in the Rochester and Finger Lakes area.

Your dream home and your community should fit your family’s needs and lifestyle. And let’s be honest, no two families are identical.  That’s why we offer so many different locations in the area. Each one has its own character and charm. If you choose Gerber Homes as your custom builder, you have your choice between a variety of great—and unique—communities, including:

  • Ontario
  • Huron
  • Sodus
  • Marion
  • Webster
  • Penfield
  • Fairport
  • Perinton
  • Canandaigua
  • Farmington
  • Victor
  • Bloomfield

With that much variety from which to choose, you’re sure to find the community that’s right for your family. We invite you to take a closer look at some of the communities where we’re building homes of outstanding value.

Where you live, however, isn’t just a geographic consideration. You want the home you build to fit your lifestyle as well. And once again, we know that “one size doesn’t fit all.” That’s why we offer floor plans for colonial homes, first-floor master bedroom homes, patio homes, ranch homes, cape homes, raised ranch homes, and even in-law layouts. You’ll have dozens of distinctive quality plans from which to choose. Check them out right here!

So if you’re thinking about building a custom home in the Rochester area, make sure you can build it where you want it—and the way you want it built. 

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Topics: Rochester NY, Canandaigua NY, Ontario NY, Victor NY, Webster NY, buying a new home, Fair Haven NY, brighton ny, pittsford ny, Building a New Home, Sodus NY, Perinton NY, Selecting a Home Site

Apple Region New York State and New Home Building

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 @ 13:04 PM

new homes Ontario NYOne of the things that attracted me to this part of New York State, was the abundance of farm markets.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m hardly a country girl.  I had a little exposure to farm life when I was a kid, “helping” my uncle in Michigan, milk cows.  I confess, I do not have the gift.

So, moving so close to Ontario NY afforded me the luxury of fresh veggies, and the practicality of being close to work and Wegmans.

I recently traveled minutes out of Webster NY to Gerber Homes’ Summer Lake community in Ontario NY. I was surprised how close it is to the Webster NY business district, and our beloved Wegmans.  OK folks, I timed it.  Wegmans is only 10 minutes away from Gerber Homes’ Ontario NY community. 10 minutes!  I’ve spent longer in the produce department interviewing pomegranates.

When I arrived at the model home in Ontario NY, I met Leanne Boyatzies. Leanne let me do what I love to do:  Explore a new home.  I opened every cabinet, admired the beautiful wood on the stair railing.  I got such a kick out of this railing.  Gerber Homes of Rochester NY has designed a curve in the banister!  And different stained woods are dove-tailed together!  OK, I’ll admit it.  I actually stared at the railing.  Don’t judge, you would too. It was just the coolest thing.

After exploring the Ontario NY model home, Leanne told me a few things about Ontario NY.  First, you can get more house for your money, just by living 1 mile over the Webster NY border.  The difference amazed me.

Last spring I attended a talk where the Webster “fathers” announced Ontario NY is fast becoming an extension of Webster NY.  model homes Rochester NYWe are just running out of room, and need to move East.  Leanne lives in Ontario NY and has kids in the school district.  She says she wouldn’t be any place else.  There’s a small town feel, with all the shopping and dining just minutes away in Webster.

Then, I asked the big question:  What about winter.  Leanne assures me Ontario NY roads are constantly plowed and she hasn’t seen a delay in travel time.  Plus, Ontario has so many town activities, it’s the best of both worlds.

Gerber Homes’ Summer Lake in Ontario NY has a great location.  The model home (for sale by the way), overlooks Lake Ontario.  You can see the Lake from the Morning Room, Great Room and Bedrooms. The day I was there, the water was white capped, and very dramatic.  It’s like having water front property, without the added expense.

I guess this new homes community in Ontario NY is something you just have to see.  Stop in sometime, Wednesday: Friday, 10:00 – 3:00. Saturday and Sunday: Noon-5:00.  Leanne new home builders Ontario NYwould love to show off her model home, and let you explore the Ontario NY town she loves.  Give Leanne a call: (585) 880-1755 or see more photos on the Gerber Homes’ website. Click to see Colonial Floor Plans!

Topics: Ontario NY, Building a New Home, Selecting a Home Site