Berwyn, Pennsylvania-based developer Traditions of America has broken ground and started site work on Traditions of America at Green Pond, its newest development located in Bethlehem Township. The company’s reputation precedes them; they have built 22 active adult communities throughout Pennsylvania, totaling 3,700 homes.
When work is complete, Traditions of America at Green Pond will have a total of 58 attached homes, 171 single-family homes, and a private clubhouse. The property is located right next to Green Pond Country Club, and as of now, 35 units have been sold. Construction should be finished within four to five years at a cost estimated between $80 and $90 million.
The township approvals process faced a few challenges along the way since there are natural wetlands on the site. According to Traditions of America’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jay Goldberg, the company is working with the township to keep the grounds as close to their original state as possible. Although there's a conservation area on the site, the plans are designed to maintain and preserve it. Goldberg added that the community’s area would not affect the wetlands.
Pricing and Models
There are seven low-maintenance models available with prices ranging from the mid $300s to the mid $400s. These exclusive homes are sized from 1,542 to 2,930 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, master suites, open floor plans, and attached garages.
Customizable features include screened-in porches, sunrooms, lofts, butler’s pantries, and extra bedrooms. Residents will also appreciate not having to worry about mowing their lawns, maintaining their homes’ exteriors, or taking care of leaf pickup and snow removal, since this is all covered through the community’s maintenance schedule.
This upscale 55+ neighborhood will also have a state-of-the-art, 7,800-square-foot clubhouse for homeowners to use at their leisure. Plans call for a modern fitness center with an exercise studio, a heated outdoor pool, an outdoor patio complete with a fire pit, a sports bar and club room, and pickleball and tennis courts.
All Traditions of America 55+ communities also have their own Lifestyle Directors who help homeowners form social and activity groups. They also keep things organized by planning out social calendars with events like holiday parties, day trips, happy hours, fitness classes, and wine tastings.
This gated community is in Eastern Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, which is known for its Early American history, rustic countryside, gentle hills, charming small towns, and bigger cities like Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. Some of its best-known outdoor recreation areas include Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and Blue Mountain Resort.
The community’s close proximity to Green Pond Country Club is generating buzz among golfers who want to live near a course. This one is open to the public, and it has a lounge, a pro shop, and a banquet hall. It's also home to the annual Lehigh Valley Amateur Tournament.
Bethlehem Township is about 13 miles from Allentown and about 75 miles from Philadelphia. The Lehigh Valley International Airport is easy to get to, and nearby points of interest include Lehigh University and Lehigh Mountain Park. Downtown Bethlehem has all the shopping and services one might need, such as a Walmart and Home Depot, as well as excellent healthcare provided by St. Luke's University Hospital and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.
Find Out More
There have been many inquiries about this impressive new property from 55+ home seekers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and beyond. To learn more about Traditions of America at Green Pond, you can request information by clicking here.