Active adult home seekers will be delighted to know that K. Hovnanian has released the second section of its exclusive Four Seasons at Kent Island community. Phase II will include desirable homesites and resort-style, waterfront amenities. This upscale 55+ community broke ground on a 500-acre property on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 2018, and plans call for 162 new condo and single-family homes.
The first section was built with ranch-style, single-family homes priced from the $300s, while this new phase features two new elevator condominium models, the Chester and the Severn. These are priced from the lower $400s and back up to preserved tree lines. There are two additional phases planned (there will eventually be four condo buildings), which will bring the total of homes up to 1,079.
Available Home Models
Four Seasons at Kent Island offers 14 single-family models, ranging from 1,689 to a generous 3,494 square feet. They have two to three bedrooms, two- to three-and-a-half baths, and attached two-car garages. Options include expanded owners’ suites with sitting rooms, covered decks, home offices, a second owners’ suite, gourmet kitchens, and other luxury upgrades.
The new Chester condo model is 1,900 square feet, with two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and a garage. When you walk in the front door, the powder room is to the left and the laundry room is to the right. As you walk into the open kitchen/dining room/great room, the home office is also on the right. Behind that is the owner’s spa bathroom, which is connected to the 12’-5” x 17’-11” owner’s suite. There's also a balcony at the rear, plus a second bedroom with its own bathroom.
The Severn is larger, with 2,602 square feet, three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and a garage. Like the Chester, it has an open floor plan, but the second and third bedrooms are to the left of the main foyer. The 15’-7” x 17’-7” owners’ suite opens up to an 11’-5” x 11’-1” sitting room, and from here you can walk right on out to your private balcony.
Four Seasons at Kent Island Lifestyle
Like most active adult neighborhoods, Four Seasons at Kent Island has a homeowners’ association (HOA) that charges fees for community services like exterior building maintenance, common area maintenance, and lawn care. These dues also provide for the amenities.
Residents can enjoy island-style living, as Kent Island is the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay. This neighborhood is in the city of Chester, which offers lovely views of the Chester River. In an interview with The Washington Post, community manager Doug Shipe called the city a “boater’s mecca,” explaining that locals drive their boats to the dock to eat. He added that there may even be “more boats here than cars.”
There's also a nearby golf course, Terrapin Nature Park, and beaches. Residents can take advantage of the regional seafood restaurants, plus endless opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. The two closest shopping centers are the Kent Towne Market and the Kent Island Shopping Center.
Phase II includes construction of some extraordinary amenities, highlighted by the 28,000-square-foot Chester House. Here, you'll find a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor pool, multipurpose rooms, a library, tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball. Outside perks include a second swimming pool, a 450-foot community pier with a kayak and canoe launch, walking and biking trails, and a dog park.
Since there are social distancing policies currently in place, virtual events include concerts, meditation, and book club. But in time, there will be a slew of events, clubs, and activities for every interest you can think of.
Around the Area
Four Seasons at Kent Island is 20 miles east of Annapolis and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. You may never want to leave the island, but both of these cities make for a wonderful day or weekend trips. Annapolis is a waterfront town known as the sailing capital of the U.S. Also, as you can imagine, there are countless things to do in Washington, D.C. In addition to the museums, shopping, outdoor activities, and restaurants, it's also family-friendly and home to world-class art museums.
There's a medical center on Kent Island, and the closest hospital is about 25 minutes away. Also, locals have the choice of two international airports: one in Baltimore and one in Washington, each being one hour away.