Last week hubby and I attended the 15th Annual 55+ Expo held at Dover Downs in Dover, Delaware.
This annual 55+ Expo is geared towards active adults with over 100 vendors, a Wellness Center with free health screenings, live entertainment, a cooking show, job fair and much more all sponsored by Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce.
As you know, we have been looking at 55+ communities in anticipation of selling our current home and downsizing. We were hoping that there would be several Adult Communities represented but were disappointed that there was only one, Noble’s Pond.
So after a buffet lunch in the Festival Restaurant which by the way, had the best baby steamers…then a quick walk through the casino floor, where I doubled my money in a slot machine in less than 5 minutes, hubby and I drove a few miles north to check out Noble’s Pond.
First impressions are everything!
Upon passing through a gate house leading into this Premier 55+ Community Noble’s Pond, the Club House is more of a resort with many amenities including:
Gathering Room that accommodates 320 guests which would be perfect for a Wedding or Anniversary party;
Conservatory with a Stone fireplace and two flat screen TVs, can accommodate 100 guests;
Creative Center, Computer Center, Library, Billards/Game Room, Fitness Room, Swimming Pool with an Olympic Lap Lane, Outdoor Kitchen and Covered Veranda, Gardens, Putting Green, Bocce Courts, Social Events, Parties, Classes and Trips and so much more!
After a tour of the Club House with sales rep, Brian he walked us over to The Woodbridge model which was very impressive (video), however, I liked the 2nd model, The Carolina much better.
The last model, a much smaller home was The Fairfield, however it was definitely too small for our needs.
Touring these new homes gives me more of an incentive to return to my own to de-clutter and prepare it for the market, which we have begun.
All of the “colorful” rooms were repainted to “contractor beige” or a muted gray and next week new flooring will be installed to replace the dated laminate in the bathrooms.
Slowly but surely, and timing is everything, but like my grandmother use to say, “soon and very soon”.
Do you like touring new model homes?