is a new manufactured home community for
those age 55 or better. Located in Stuyvesant, New
York (population 2,150), about 15 minutes from Albany and
two hours north of New York City, this is a smaller
development and only has 89 homes, all on leased land.
Residences are one-story single-family with
traditional-style architecture and feature attached one-car
garages, fully landscaped lawns and front porches.
Each residence has a crawl space, and basements are
Even though these are manufactured homes, they feel quite elegant and
come with all GE appliances, recessed kitchen lighting and
low-maintenance vinyl exteriors. Each one also features luxury master bath suites,
and kitchens include raised-panel cabinets, easy-care countertops and plenty of work station
lighting. Options include a fireplace, tray ceilings,
hardwood floors and Corian countertops. There are five models from which to choose,
and prices start at $136,900 for three bedrooms and
two baths. The highest priced unit, the Stuyvesant also has
three bedrooms and two baths and a little more floor space for a
price of $179,900. Buyers also have the option of adding
a one or two car garage. The monthly lease fee is $347 and covers
outside maintenance, land leasing, the septic system, the water fee,
landscaping and clubhouse access. Taxes, though, are not
included in the HOA fee.
Each residence is energy star compliant and comes with a 50-gallon hot water
heater and tilt-out vinyl thermo pane windows with low E glass with
grids. Utilities are underground, and high speed Internet
is available. Call 518-392-2700
or visit www.summersetlanding.com for more information.
Amenities are still a bit limited, but a clubhouse is planned, as are open
spaces, walking trails and a putting green. S
is located on the northern end of the Hudson Valley, a region that is
celebrating the 400th anniversary of its European founding by Dutch
explorer Henry Hudson, and it is surrounded by
is a safe, bucolic community and has a cost-of-living roughly 5%
higher than the national average. Parts of the Hudson Valley are
struggling with economic decline, but the area is also home to some
of the nation's wealthiest zip codes.
Winter temperatures dip into the teens, and the area can receive a
foot or more of snow during December, January, February and
March. Summer temperatures can reach the mid-80s and low
90s but usually average in the 70s. The sun shines 40% to 60%
of the time, and the area averages 70% to 75% humidity.
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