Epcon is a trusted builder of low-maintenance yet luxurious homes.

Epcon is a trusted builder of low-maintenance yet luxurious homes.

Founders Ed Bacome and Phil Fankhauser began Epcon Communities in Dublin, Ohio, in 1986, when they tapped into an overlooked segment of real estate—the maturing homebuyer. Today, based on a mission to combine innovative home design with myriad amenities, more than 26,000 families and individuals live in an Epcon community. With over two dozen in Central Ohio, Epcon Communities has become one of the premier real estate builders of luxury single-story homes and residential communities, particularly for active adults.

Residents who choose an Epcon neighborhood benefit from the company's attention to detail, with open floor plans, versatile room arrangements and beautiful exteriors, like ranch styles at The Villas at Maple Creek in Westerville with garden patios and sunrooms, or the Georgian styles of The Woods at Sugar Run in New Albany. Some of the communities have new homes available, while others have resale-only homes and others have a combination of both.

Epcon single-family and attached homes with various square footage options are offered, most with two to three bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, and garages. Other options include walk-in closets, gourmet kitchens, garden-style patios, private courtyards, optional second-floor bonus suites, and basements.

With the personalization options offered, active adults who choose Epcon Communities can get the home of their dreams. At the center of many of the communities is a clubhouse that allows residents to stay active, healthy and social. Epcon Communities offer fitness rooms, indoor or outdoor pools, walking trails, and multi-purpose rooms.

Smaller Epcon neighborhoods have a community pavilion, with a covered gathering space, barbecue grills, and picnic tables. Larger neighborhoods may also have catering kitchens and libraries. All have a variety of clubs and activities for residents to join. Most Epcon Communities cater to active adults who are 55+, although some have no age-restrictions.

No matter the age, residents can enjoy maintenance-free living by choosing Epcon Communities. A professionally managed association provides lawn care, snow removal, exterior home maintenance, trash pick-up, driveway and street care, common area lighting, and more — allowing residents to spend their time doing what they love instead of worrying about maintenance issues.

Epcon Communities vary in sizes, from the extremely close-knit The Courtyards at Grandshire in Powell, which has only 23 homes, to the midsize The Courtyards at Hidden Ravines Lewis Center with 91 homes, to a larger neighborhood such as Bedford Place in Blacklick, with 215 homes. All are charming with state-of-the-art interior and exterior designs.

Nestled in scenic areas with country-style living, Epcon Communities are situated near shopping centers, restaurants, medical facilities and major highways, giving residents the best of both worlds. Communities also can be found in Amherst, Brunswick Hills, Circleville, Grove City, Heath, Hebron, Hilliard, Kent, Lancaster, Manning, Mansfield, Marion, Mount Vernon, Pickerington, Streetsboro, Tipp City, Washington Court House, and Zanesville.

With numerous floor plan options, quiet neighborhoods but bustling activity centers for socialization, and low-maintenance lifestyles, Epcon Communities are the premier choice for active adults in the Central Ohio area.