Letter From the Developer
Summer is well under way and we were very confident that the clubhouse and pool would be ready for our residents’ enjoyment. However, with COVID and the resulting chain supply shortages – including workers – we are, unfortunately, behind schedule. We are close – so very close to completion, and truly hope to be ready sometime after Labor Day. We will keep you posted!
In the meantime, we are also busy completing the exterior landscaping and finishing touches on our 5 new models in the new model pavilion. We are open for appointments to tour these models and are ordering new homes for new residents.
Speaking of new residents, the social committee recently held a BBQ under a tent in the cul-de-sac on Salem Lane in the community - complete with a rented juke box and dancing! Everyone had a great time visiting with friends and neighbors and getting to know new residents. Check out the pictures below! I know the social committee is busy planning additional events for when the clubhouse opens.
Come and visit us – meet the neighbors and tour our models. As one of our homeowners recently said, “the best part of living at Summerfields West is the people!” Be sure to call Anne Marie, our Sales Manager, for your appointment for your personal tour. You can reach her at 856-629-2011.
Brian Temple, President
The Temple Companies
Developer, Summerfields West
SUMMERFIELDS WEST – A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND SO MUCH TO DO!
FEATURED MODEL: THE CHELSEA
This model has so much living space to offer – 1,736 square feet!
See it here, then come visit in person!
A TESTIMONIAL FROM ONE OF OUR HAPPY HOMEOWNERS:
SUMMERFIELDS WEST AN EASY DECISION
FOR CHOOSEY HOMEBUYERS
Long before Rosemary and Mike Costello moved into their spacious new home at Summerfields West in Williamstown last June, the long-time Camden County residents were well acquainted with the convenient location, serene setting and extraordinary value that embody this popular 55+ community. Each time they visited their son who lives in the area, they would drive through Summerfields West on their way home to their former residence of 45 years, discovering another advantage that Summerfields West would bring to their new retirement lifestyle with every visit. “Once we decided to move to an active adult community, Summerfields West was a foregone conclusion for us,” said Rosemary. “We had driven though so many times and loved the inviting community entrance, the model homes, the tree-lined streets and the smiling faces. We’ve made so many friends so quickly since living here. In fact, after moving in, we realized that we already knew the neighbors across the street!” She also noted that relocating in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic to this safe, secure and quiet neighborhood made choosing Summerfields West all the more worthwhile. “We were familiar with everything about the community and felt extremely secure about our future,” Rosemary said. “Not to mention, our previous house sold so quickly, it was nice to know exactly where we wanted to live even before we made the move.”
Rosemary and Mike purchased the expansive Evergreen model, one of six available at Summerfields West. “We purchased the Evergreen for several reasons but mostly for the beautiful morning room. It’s so relaxing and spacious; our favorite room in the house. We also like the practicality of such a good-sized laundry room.”
The well-built homes at Summerfields West are designed to be customized to suit homeowners’ specific needs, such as expanding or reconfiguring rooms and adding lifestyle amenities. The Costellos chose a fireplace and also added 2 more feet in length to the dining room. “It was the best decision we made, because it also gave us another 2 feet in the living room, which opened up the living area tremendously,” Rosemary said. They also upgraded the kitchen cabinets, added a support beam for a future carport, extended the driveway and selected an oversized shed to accommodate Mike’s tools and other necessities. “One thing my husband noticed from the get-go, was the quality of construction that went into all of the home designs at Summerfields West. “He used to be in construction and really knows a well-built house when he sees one.” We couldn’t be happier with our wonderful house, our active lifestyle and friendly neighbors. How friendly? My husband refers to Summerfields West as ‘The Mayberry of South Jersey’.”
The accessible location of Summerfields West has always been one of its strong selling points, but even more so to the Costellos. “As fate would have it, we are now living centrally between all 3 of our children. We can visit them and they can visit us more often than if we had chosen one of the more outlying adult communities in South Jersey, where homes can be much more expensive and the lifestyle more costly to maintain,” she said. At Summerfields West, homeowners enjoy lawn mowing and roadway snow plowing services as well as no Homeowners Association Fees (HOA).
Summerfields West is a Temple Companies Lifestyle Community. For more information, visit www.summerfieldswest.com or call 856-629-2011.
SUMMER GARDENING TIPS
- Monitor rainfall – keep plants well-watered during heat or drought.
- Continue to remove faded flowers on roses, annuals, and perennials & don’t fertilize trees and shrubs now.
- Mid-August through mid-September establish a new lawn or seed in bare spots and treat lawn for grubs and Japanese beetle larvae.
- Harvest some history: Tomatoes are North America’s most popular garden vegetable. But if you’re bored with regular old red tomatoes, try a unique colorful heirloom variety. Heirloom tomatoes are praised for being tastier and more nutritious than their store-bought red cousins.
- Plan to plant new trees and shrubs early in September so they have time to develop a good root system and apply broadleaf week killers to your lawn.
- Spring flowering bulbs such a tulips and daffodils can be planted from September until early November.
- Leave the rose blossoms of summer on plants to encourage dormancy in September.
- Divide perennials that bloom in the spring and summer in September
HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN
Scotland Run Golf Club
2626 Fries Mill Rd.
Outdoor Live Entertainment every Friday & Saturday from 7pm to 10pm. Listen to featured artists cover a variety of favorites while enjoying dinner & drinks on the patio! Call 856-863-3737.
Geets Diner & Bar
14 N. Blackhorse Pike
Iconic NJ Diner in Williamstown, New Jersey. Serving South Jersey Since 1942! Enjoy Live Music & Drink Specials at Geets Bar. (Adjacent To The Diner.)
Website Link: http://www.geetsdinerandbar.com
Cross Keys Brewing Co.
1038 N. Main St.
A state-of-the-art production brewery providing a unique, comfortable and friendly environment for enjoying fresh and delicious craft beers. They also have a private event space for hosting any occasion.
THOMAS RHETT: The CenterPoint Road Tour 2021
1 Harbour Blvd.
EVENT RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY 27TH AUGUST 2021. Originally Friday 28th August 2020. All original tickets are still valid! As one of the biggest stars right now on the country music scen
Ticket information at waterfrontamphitheater.com or songkick.com
Annual Car & Bike Show
Saturday, October 16
9am – 3pm
Racks Pub & Grill
2021 N. Black Horse Pike
Registration starts at 8 am. Early registration is $15 per spot, day of show is $20. For registration form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Free for viewers.
SUMMER CORN SALAD
This fresh and flavorful salad features buttery yellow corn tossed with chunks of tomato and onion with a fresh basil vinaigrette.
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 45 mins
Yield: 4 servings
- 6 ears corn, husked and cleaned
- 3 large tomatoes, diced
- 1 large onion, diced
- ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Step 1
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook corn in boiling water for 7 to 10 minutes, or until desired tenderness. Drain, cool, and cut kernels off the cob with a sharp knife.
- Step 2
In a large bowl, toss together the corn, tomatoes, onion, basil, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Chill until serving.
306 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 42.8g; fat 15.6g; sodium 8.7mg.