High Quality of Life, and More of it, At Summerfields West

living in a community among others does not only enhance one’s quality of life, but may even extend it

For home purchasers who need yet another reason why the Summerfields West community in Williamstown is the neighborhood of choice among active adults, an internationally recognized social epidemiologist at Harvard University has it. According to Dr. Lisa Berkman, Director of the Center for Population and Development Studies at the elite Ivy League institution, living in a community among others does not only enhance one’s quality of life, but may even extend it. Additionally, according to Dr. Berkman’s quantifiable studies, those with extensive social ties–a life enriching “amenity” at Summerfields West–displayed both lower mortality rates and declines in memory.

What better place than Summerfields West, an affordable active adult community offering maintenance-free living, a fabulous lifestyle, spacious homes and tranquil yet accessible location, to bring Dr. Berkman’s findings to reality right here in Southern Jersey? And who better to explain how Summerfields West gained its reputation for providing a high quality of life–and quality-built home designs–than Brian Temple, President of The Temple Companies, the developer of Summerfields West and dozens of other thriving communities over that last 50-plus years? “It has been a company philosophy for many years that the way to bring like-minded active adults together begins with creating homes and a community living environment at which they will want to spend the rest of their lives,” Temple said.

Charlie Fleming, Construction Manager at Summerfields West said, “I work to make ’community’ happen by overseeing the construction at Summerfields West – from start to finish. In this way, there is always a consistent outcome in accordance with our carefully thought out plans, the house-setting process, subcontractors’ performance and, above all, the highest quality product and lifestyle for our home buyers,” Fleming added. “Of particular importance, is the
fact that The Temple Companies has authorized me to handle the everyday upkeep and maintenance within the community, and I’m on-call 24/7 to assist homeowners and address any concerns they may have.”

Fleming is also in charge of the warrantee program, which is seldom put into action since, as Charlie noted, the homes are constructed by Pleasant Valley Homes, a leader in manufactured housing. “Pleasant Valley Homes stands behind their products and stays on top of the entire building process from day one,” he said. “Rarely is there anything wrong with these houses because they are so well built. It’s just that simple.”

Summerfields West offers convenient access to Philadelphia, major shopping destinations, health care facilities, golf courses and Jersey Shore beaches, including Atlantic City. Five home designs are available.

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