Active adults looking to move into a retirement community still have options as long as they're willing to be flexible. Many communities have made virtual tours and appointments available, including Amblebrook in Straban Township, Pennsylvania.
Perfectly situated about three miles northwest of downtown Gettysburg, Amblebrook broke ground in 2018. Upon completion, this resort-style 55+ community will offer 2,000 single-family homes, a selection of home models built by award-winning builders, and endless amenities and lifestyle options.
Here are some floor plan details that may pique your interest.
Lennar’s one- and two-story villa floor plans offer two to four bedrooms, including a first-floor master suite. Desirable features like gourmet kitchens with oversized center islands, open-concept central living areas, designer upgrades, and back patios make these homes elegant and comfortable.
Lennar offers an "Everything’s Included" program with upgrades like wide-plank flooring, granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances. They also feature home automation features, like Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Home Design, thermostats, and security systems, all at no extra cost to homebuyers.
Keep checking back because Lennar’s Amblebrook floor plans are coming soon.
Caruso Homes Collection
High $300s - High $400s
Caruso offers four single-family models, all with interior and exterior Craftsman-style details, custom options, and two different elevations. They all feature main-level living, custom options, and outdoor living space.
1440 Square Feet
This model has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. At the front of the house, there's the garage on the right and a concrete porch on the left. The luxury owner’s suite is at the back of the house, and it's adjacent to an owner’s bath beside the great room. There's also a dining room right off the kitchen, and the second and third bedrooms are on the right side. Options include owner’s sitting rooms, bay windows, sunrooms, screened-in porches, and sky basements.
1661 Square Feet
The Kellaway model has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage with a door that opens into the kitchen. There's also a den, which can be converted into a third bedroom since it shares a bathroom with the second. The second bedroom is at the front of the house, and the open kitchen area takes up most of the center space. The owner’s suite is at the back left. The Kellaway also has options like sky basements, rear extensions with patios, extended dining rooms, and sunrooms.
1771 Square Feet
The Ives has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Like the Kellaway, it has a den that you can make into a third bedroom, and a second bedroom by the front entrance. Ives has a family room beside the large, open kitchen/dining room area. The appealing owner’s suite measures 12’1” x 16’1”. Desirable options include gas fireplaces, tray ceilings, upgraded owner’s bathrooms, and screened-in patios.
1957 Square Feet
Caruso’s largest floor plan has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half baths, a den, an attached two-car garage. As you walk in, there is a den to the left of the garage, which opens into an entryway with a foyer and gallery. This passes by a powder room and then opens up into the kitchen.
The Hayes also features a family room between the open dining room and master bedroom. The spacious owner’s suite is 13’6” x 16’8” with an optional tray ceiling, barn door, and an optional extra door that opens to the backyard. There are additional upgrades like a second den, which can be turned into a fourth bedroom. You can also add a sunroom, a screened-in porch, and a second-story loft.
High $300s - High $400s
The eight Elevate Homes floor plans range from 1,636 to 3,796 square feet, and they're thoughtfully designed with two bedrooms, den spaces, and two to four bathrooms.
1626 - 2613 Square Feet
This model has two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, a den, a walk-in pantry, a garage workshop, an entertaining island, a welcoming outdoor living space, and an attached two-car garage. The owner’s suite is at the back of the house, next to the open kitchen area and outdoor living space. Upgrades include extended sunrooms, outdoor living areas, and screened-in porches; you can also opt for extra storage and sitting rooms.
1767 - 2765 Square Feet
The Curator has two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, a den, built-in extra storage, a covered outdoor living area, and an attached two-car garage. At the front of the house, you have the garage on the right and a den to the left. Walking down the entryway, you'll pass a second bedroom on the left, pass through the open kitchen, and arrive at the owner’s suite on the back right. The Curator has sought-after options like an exterior fireplace, a Roman shower, and a chef’s kitchen.
1794 - 2650 Square Feet
The Virtuoso model also has two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, a den, outdoor living space, a generously-sized kitchen and entertaining area, and an attached two-car garage. The large kitchen area is on the left side, adjacent to the outdoor living area and flex space. The owner’s suite is nestled into the back right corner of the house. Featured upgrades include a wine room, a deluxe owner’s bath with a Roman shower, a pet room, and a screened-in porch with an extended outdoor living area.
2016 - 2972 Square Feet
The Adventurer has two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, a den, and an attached two-car garage. What makes the Adventurer special is its unique layout that places the outdoor living space between the owner’s suite and the open kitchen area. Additional perks include an optional pet room, wine room, sunroom, and extensions on the owner’s bath, outdoor living space, and sunroom.
2060 - 3182 Square Feet
Aptly named, the Haven has two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, a den, and an attached two-car garage. There's also outdoor living space (at the back between the owner’s suite and kitchen area), his and hers walk-in closets, as well as extra storage and garage space. You can add on a wine room, sunroom, fireplace, and a deluxe owner’s bathroom.
2200 - 3395 Square Feet
This model offers a versatile floor plan with two to three bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, a den, and an attached two-car garage. At the front, there's the two-car garage, front porch, and second bedroom. On the left side of the house, there's a den beside the owner’s bath. This opens into the impressive owner’s suite, and from here, you can walk out to the covered porch or into the kitchen area on right. This model can be customized with sliding glass doors in the owner’s suite, a fireplace, a gourmet kitchen with a messy kitchen feature, a pocket office, and an extended covered porch with an inviting fireplace.
2334 - 3912 Square Feet
Described as a “blend of the dramatic and practical,” The Unity has two to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a generous outdoor living space, and an oversized two-car garage. The second bedroom is at the front of the house, and there's a separate owner’s entry off the foyer that leads to the owner’s suite and its adjacent flex room. Homebuyers can pick from options like deluxe bathrooms, boxy bay windows, a sitting room in the owner’s suite, a gourmet kitchen, and different wine rooms.
2487 - 3796 Square Feet
As Elevate Home’s largest Amblebrook model, The Inspire provides two to four bedrooms, two-and-a-half to four bathrooms, and a garage large enough to fit two cars plus a golf cart. The open floor plan includes a spacious kitchen, a charming cafe area, and a comfortable gathering room that opens right into the outdoor living area, allowing homeowners to entertain family and friends year-round.
The Amblebrook Community
This must-visit 55+ community is in Adams County in Central Pennsylvania. This region is home to small and mid-sized towns, features a pristine countryside, and sits about 35 miles from the state capital of Harrisburg.
Future residents will bask in the natural setting that's dotted with lakes, streams, woods, and parks. You can even fish right on the property and bring your catch home to cook in your gourmet kitchen.
Amblebrook also has a Town Center, a sports and wellness campus, and the Rock Creek Club clubhouse. Indoor and outdoor amenities include a farm stand, the PreAmble Lounge & Bar, a grand ballroom for community events and activities, the AmbleVin Wine Tasting Room, an outdoor pool and patio, and tennis courts.
With 779 acres, Amblebrook has room for even more rewarding activities. It has a dog park, a putting green, a farm-to-table restaurant called Martin’s Vineyard, and its own trail system that winds past wildflower and butterfly gardens.
Inside the clubhouse, homeowners can spend time at the Creek Farm Demonstration Kitchen, solarium card room, art studio, game room, learning center, and media center. In time, you can bet there will be a long list of clubs and activities to participate in.
If this all sounds overwhelming, don't worry. Amblebrook is even providing an on-site concierge to help you navigate through the community’s many offerings and opportunities.
To Learn More
Amblebrook’s grand opening was scheduled for February 29, 2020 at its Welcome Center located at 25 Lively Stream Way in Gettysburg, PA. As Pennsylvania gradually exits its lockdown, the community will return to business as usual at some point in the future. In the meantime, there are virtual tours available online, and agents who are ready to answer your questions.