Jim and Joann Smith
Jim and Joann Smith enjoying their new kitchen, with all its amenities, in their new home at Summerfields West, in Williamstown, NJ.
Jim and Joann Smith didn’t have to travel very far from their previous home to discover the life-enriching amenities that distinguish the Summerfields West 55+ community in Williamstown. However, what they ultimately realized was far more than they expected. “We not only found a comfortable, low-maintenance home and tranquil setting, Summerfields West’s location gives us easy access to shopping, great restaurants, Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore – all the lifestyle conveniences to which we had grown accustomed at their former residence just five miles away, plus we are still close to our five children,” said Jim. “To say that we are just ‘happy homeowners’ would be the understatement of the year,” remarked Jim Smith. “Not only are we positively thrilled with our new home and wonderful lifestyle, we were more than pleasantly surprised by our entire home buying experience, the wonderful people who live here and the close proximity to everything we need, including our kids.”
While the couple was impressed by all of the luxurious single-level home designs, they opted for The Meadow model both for its easy living floor plan, the ranch-style design which they had grown to love in their previous home, along with the value-added customization possibilities afforded by the builder. Summerfields West is built by the Temple Companies, a family owned and operated business with a history of developing successful communities dating back to 1955. “Like all of our home designs, The Meadow model lends itself to the expansion of living area and the enhancement of appointments without altering the overall design which attracted the buyers in the first place,” said Brian Temple, President of The Temple Companies. The Smiths were able to expand the home by a full eight feet by adding five feet to the living/dining rooms and three to the master bedroom. The Meadow home design features 2 bedrooms with walk-in closets, 2 baths, living and dining rooms, laundry/utility room and kitchen. The Smiths chose to personalize the kitchen by reconfiguring the base cabinets with drawers, rather than standard cupboards. “My wife has trouble bending down, so the drawers that roll out so easily make everything accessible to her; plus, they are heavy-duty constructed to hold pots and pans,” explained Smith. The customizations they made augmented The Meadow’s standard 1,232 sq. ft. of living space.
Why I like the Summerfields West Community
All told, the Smiths found so much more than they expected to appreciate about Summerfields West. Its close-to-everything location offers abundant shopping on the Black Horse Pike plus a nearby Super Walmart®; convenience to Philadelphia and even access to the Jersey Shore via the Atlantic City Expressway. “I also have to mention how helpful the builder was throughout the entire process. We got a very affordable price, easy financing, great response from the construction team and a truly pleasurable experience at the Sales Office from Anne Marie (Sales Manager), who never, ever pressured us, and always answered every question we had with honesty, courtesy and professionalism.”
In addition to the myriad of lifestyle advantages enjoyed by homebuyers at Summerfields West, the Temple Companies offer a unique Risk-Free Site Reservation Policy, allowing home purchasers to lock in the price of their new home for up to six months. The nominal $1,000 deposit which activates the policy is applied directly to the cost of the home or, should the customer choose not to build, is fully refundable without penalty. “Just as Jim and Joann learned through our customization program, we understand our homebuyers, their various needs and concerns. The Risk-Free Site Reservation Policy is one more way to address our buyers’ needs and concerns,” said Temple.