10 Reasons to Love Montgomery

10 Reasons to Love Montgomery

10 Reasons to Love Montgomery! 

It’s hard not to love Montgomery! We loved it so much we moved our offices here in the beginning of 2019 and hope to call Montgomery home for many more years.

But what makes Montgomery so great? As real estate agents, it’s an easy community to sell once you’re here. However, if you haven’t had the opportunity to experience all that it has to offer, here’s our 10 favorite things about Montgomery…

1. The Location

Situated conveniently between I-71 and I-271, Montgomery is nestled in between great communities like Indian Hill and Blue Ash with connectivity to pretty much anywhere you would want to go. It’s a little slice of heaven that’s only 15 minutes from Downtown and a straight shot down I-71 at that if you need your urban fix!

2. The Schools – Sycamore School District

Of course, real estate agents can’t speak to how great a school district is other than sharing the ratings. So, we’ll just say that it’s rated #22 in Ohio and #535 in the Nation by US News. With those ratings, it’s not surprising that the schools are a big draw to new residents.

3. Downtown Montgomery

Ask anyone and they’ll agree that the Heart and Soul of Montgomery, besides the people, is it’s Downtown. As I write this, I sit in the center of it all and often capitalize on what it has to offer by walking to lunch with our team. On any given week or weekend day, you’ll see a bustling downtown full of friends, neighbors and visitors

4. Local Shopping & Eating

Where do we start here? Too many places to mention, but we’re suckers for Z Wine Place, Toast & Berry, & Napa Kitchen and BTW, have you checked out the CBD Store?

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5. Parks

We are lucky to have 6 parks within Montgomery, consisting of 96+ acres. Each park offers it own unique feel and amenities, but what makes these parks even better is that they are connected by over 10 miles of sidewalks, allowing easy access for all residents. Many parks have picnic shelters which can be reserved by Montgomery residents for their own personal use.  Pretty Awesome!!

6. Walkability

How do you get to those lovely parks? Well you don’t have to use the car if you don’t want to! With miles upon miles of sidewalks and walking trails, you can get pretty much anywhere. And with the bricked streets of Downtown, its the perfect set up for strolling after a meal or shopping!

7. Montgomery Quarter

Starting in 2020, the entry way to Montgomery is going to change dramatically! We will have a new roundabout to improve traffic patterns at Montgomery RoadRonald Reagan Cross County Highway.

The City of Montgomery is also redeveloping the currently vacant area with office, retail, hotel, and residential. We can’t wait to watch it all take shape!

8. Large Pretty Lots

As home geeks, it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t talk about the neighborhood and its homes. With gorgeous settings, large established trees, and of course, charming homes, Montgomery is an easy place to drive around and admire. The terrain and character is one of the main draws that sucks people in!

9. Mixture of Homes & Price Points

Montgomery is the last place you could call Cookie Cutter! With homes dating back to the 1800s and others built in 2020, you can appreciate architecture of all kinds. We absolutely love the variation in price points and style type.

10. And Last, But Not Least… The Camaraderie!

If you live in Montgomery, it’s hard not to run into someone you know. That person might be Father Mike that runs along Montgomery Road everyday or our office dog, Pepper! Best of all, we look out for each other, enjoying hanging out together, and supporting each other.

Ready to Move to Montgomery?

The team at Build Collective, Coldwell Banker West Shell can help you buy or sell a home in Montgomery!  We grew up here, we work here, and we are the top real estate team in Montgomery. Contact us at 513.686.7676 to get your new home journey started or click below to see the current homes available in the area!

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HOMEARAMA® Comes to the City in 2020

HOMEARAMA® Comes to the City in 2020

Everything you need to know about Walworth Junction

Site of HOMEARAMA® 2020

The Highlights:

  • First LEED ND Certified Neighborhood – Greenest Neighborhood in the area!
  • 39 Luxury, Single Family Homes 
  • Site of HOMEARAMA® – July 2020 

For the first time in, well, ever, HOMEARAMA® 2020 is coming to the City of Cincinnati. We’re especially excited with this site as it’ll be one of the most impressive and ground breaking (literally) that we’ve ever had the pleasure of being a part of. Why? Well because this happens to be an old railroad maintenance site that has been completely remediated by the developer and EPA to be the future site of 39 contiguous, luxury single family homes. It’ll be a one of a kind community in the City of Cincinnati for so many reasons…

Here’s what you need to know:

The History:

As a former railroad maintenance station, this site is rich in railroad history, formally known Pendleton Yards. Not to be confused with Pendleton outside of OTR, this yard and station saw it’s fair share of traffic and cars up to the mid 20th century. Over the summer of 2019, the developer in conjunction with EPA and Terracon, have been removing dirt to turn a former “brownfield” into a gorgeous new community!

The Developer:

East End Develepment LLC is comprised of two veteran developers, TJ Ackermann and Ralph Meierjohan. The two partners have developed countless communities over the years, including recent Citirama sites, Woodlawn Meadows and Springrose Meadows. Having decades of experience in development and building, they’re gaining national attention for Walworth Junction because of it’s site remediation, design and it’s location!

The Location:

Located just down the street from the Precinct Restaurant on Delta, it’s ideally located on the edge of Columbia Tusculum in the East End and around the corner from Hyde Park and Mt. Lookout. All 39 homes are walkable to Eli’s BBQ, Hi Mark, Allyns and Pearls, not to mention countless other little shops and watering holes. This is the draw of Walworth Junction. And better yet, it’s a hop, skip and a jump from Downtown Cincinnati.

The Amenities:

One of our favorite features of Walworth Junction is it’s own park. As you enter into the community, the park stretches hundreds of feet along Walworth and ends with a tunnel connecting homeowners and neighbors to Riverside Drive. Additionally, each home will have views of the River and the City of Cincinnati. It’s raised topography allows for these views from the 2nd and 3rd floors along with the rooftop decks, should owners go that route. AND…each owner will utilize the private drive, alley way for a rear entry garage, which means the front elevations and the streetscape isn’t dominated by garages on the front of homes!

The Taxes:

With all of the homes being LEED Gold by Green Building Council, the tax rate is locked in for ALL 39 homes. This is part of the LEED ND (Neighborhood Development) certification, making Walworth Junction the first community in Cincinnati with that designation! In addition, there is an additional TIF Assessment on all of the lots for the EPA site mitigation, which is still being finalized. Details will be released in the coming months on this..

The Builders

With HOMEARAMA® set for July 2020, the preferred builders have been set and homes will start coming out of the ground in Dec of 2019. Currently, the featured builders for Walworth Junction are:

Frazier Homes
JNB Custom Homes
Redknot Custom Homes
Somerset Custom Homes
Sterling Homes

 

The Green: 

Walworth Junction will be “the greenest” Homearama show ever! And did we mention, the first in Cincinnati to be LEED ND (Neighborhood Development) certified. Without getting too technical, this means ALL of the new homes will be LEED certified, there are points for the smart location and linkages being so close to the City, and due to it’s overall design. It will be the first subdivision that has mandated LEED Gold for every home…so you’re in good company as a resident of Walworth Junction.

So what are you waiting for? Now is the time to take a drive over to the community and meet with the builders so you can get your hands on one of the best lots!

Visit the Website at WalworthJunction.com or call us at 513-260-0424 and we’d be happy to set up a site walk!

Introducing the Meadows at Peterloon

Introducing the Meadows at Peterloon

Introducing the Meadows at Peterloon

New Opportunity to Build in Indian Hill

Every once in a while a new development comes around and REALLY excites us. The Meadows at Peterloon is one of those! With a proposed 42 lots in The Village of Indian Hill, right off Montgomery Rd, on storied ground, this new community will be sure to make a statement and has already garnered much attention.

Here’s why:

Located on 142 acres of ground still owned by a few of the descendants of the Emery family, the tradition and history runs deep. The development team is working to preserve this heritage and pay homage to it’s history by designing a community that their family would be proud of.

As you may know, Indian Hill has very distinct zoning districts, typically in 1, 3 and 5 acre zones. This acreage happens to fall into each of those. That means, there are lots as “small” as 1 acre and up to 5 acres. Over the 142 acres, there are sections of woods as well as open farm fields, many of which have sweeping views. In total, there are 42 lots in the entire community, 27 of which will be developed in the 1st phase off two cul-de-sac streets.

Situated on the northern portion of Indian Hill, this property has a few very unique selling features. Walkability it the one we’re most excited about. There aren’t too many areas in Indian Hill that you’re connected to sidewalks. Nestled up against the City of Montgomery, the entrance of Meadows of Peterloon is right across the street from the Montgomery City Building. This allows access for residents to capitalize on all of the sidewalks in the community as well as dozens of restaurants and watering holes! Pretty rare for an Indian Hill Community!

One less glamorous feature is the access to sewer and water! Indian Hill is often synonymous with on-site sewer systems because of it’s rural nature. But, there are NO on-site systems needed in Meadows of Peterloon! That saves buyers anywhere from $50-$75,000+ depending on the size of the home.

These are just a few of the reasons buyers are clamoring to get into Meadows of Peterloon. Many lots are already under hold as they begin to start the development. Although much is still subject to change, the layouts and designs are being finalized by the developer and Village of Indian Hill. The developer and their team tell us that they plan to have lots ready for building towards the end of the Summer 2020. That means you could be in by that time 2021…trust us, that’s not too far away.

If you’re considering building in Indian Hill, you owe it to yourself to consider this new community. And we’re happy to share information! Classic Living Homes and Sterling Homes are already working on plans for homes in the community and would be happy to sit down with you to discuss the options!!

Don’t wait as lots are being locked up as you read this!

Townhome Living Is On the Rise

Townhome Living Is On the Rise

With land prices going up across the board along with building costs, townhome living has become increasingly attractive to all sorts of buyers. Townhome living is nothing new as they’ve been around for decades, but recently, options are becoming more and more prevalent.

Now, it might be obvious, but what is a townhome? If you Wikipedia it, the history of a townhome is quite interesting considering why people often decide to live in a town home:

In the past, “a townhouse was the city residence of a noble or wealthy family, who would own one or more country houses in which they lived for much of the year. From the 18th century, landowners and their servants would move to a townhouse during the social season.”

It’s funny to see that even in the past, people we’re attracted to townhomes because of the social component. That couldn’t more true today. Since townhomes are typically vertical in nature with multiple floors of living, they tend to be clusters with many units in one complex. This can be very desirable when located around vibrant and bustling areas where buyers are looking to capitalize on their surroundings rather than focus on maintenance of their homes.

And, with pricing going up across the board and demand for living options near these walkable districts at an all time high, townhomes are becoming a great option when zoning allows. In the near future, we see townhomes and more dense units hitting the market in an effort to create more “affordable” or workforce housing options.

So, lets take a look at some of the top townhome projects in the works near in Cincinnati.

BROADWAY BROWNSTONES in Loveland

Priced from $399,000 • 1,900 Sq. Ft. • Only 1 Unit Left!

The Broadway Brownstones are located directly on the Little Miami Bike Trail in Downtown Loveland. With an bustling downtown district with Breweries, restaurants, candy shots, and an awesome new jewelry shop (shout out to Welling and Co!), Loveland is a force to be reckoned with! Dont miss the chance to live at Broadway Brownstones.  Only One Unit Left… Builder Model! Check out the full website here

 

THE ALLORA ON MADISON in Oakley

Priced from $495,000 • 2,000 Sq. Ft.  • Only 4 Units Left!

The Allora has been one of the top selling townhome project in the Cincinnati area. It’s no surprise through given that it’s in the core of downtown Oakley next to St. Cecelia and steps from the Madtree, Crossroads, and pretty much every possible convenience you could ask for. Check out the available units here

 

 

 

PARK MANOR in Blue Ash

Priced from $600,000

Luxury living in the heart of Blue Ash!  Luxury, Convenience and Carefree living in a beautiful master planned community that offers something for everyone.  Learn more about the Park Manor Townhomes here!

 

If you find that townhome living sounds like the perfect solution for you, reach out to us!  We can give you more information on the featured townhomes above, or help you find another community that is perfect for you!

Broadway Brownstones – Active Living with ZERO Maintenance in Loveland!

Broadway Brownstones – Active Living with ZERO Maintenance in Loveland!

Have you been to Downtown Loveland lately? Regardless of whether you’re looking to buy a home, you need to get down there. It’s incredibly vibrant and keeps getting better each and every day! Even with so many vibrant city centers in the Greater Cincinnati area, Loveland stands on it’s own as one of the best with quaint shops and bustling restaurants…even in the winter time!

Now, we know that most of you know historic Downtown Loveland for the Little Miami Bike trail, which is of course, amazing! The scene trail stretches 78 miles up and down some of Ohio’s most beautiful terrain with restaurants and shops along the way.

But, the Little Miami Trail is just one small part of the why people love Loveland. (pun intended)  Below are a few of our favorites in Loveland that keep pulling us back (regardless of the great community we have listed right in the heart of downtown!)…

Can you image living next to all of that? Well, at Broadway Brownstones you can! Broadway Brownstones has so much to offer, and with with low maintenance living, you can focus on being active where it counts and when you want to! Here are 5 reasons to call Broadway home:

  • No Maintenance Living – Enjoy biking through Loveland, not cutting your grass
  • Loveland Bike Trail – 78 Miles… need we say more?
  • Historic Downtown Loveland – Picturesque and bustling!
  • Rooftop Decks – Views of the River and Downtown. Perfect for Entertaining!
  • Luxury Finishes – On rainy days, enjoy the the fine details throughout your new home.

What are you waiting for? Call Bob Hines, Build Collective at Coldwell Banker West Shell (513-260-0424) today to set up a showing at one of our units.

OR Visit the Broadway Brownstones Website to see each space and you could be out on the trail before you know it!

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