Divesting yourself from a lifelong home can be a difficult decision — but starting anew in the right community can also be exhilarating. Brooklynn Park, a 55+ community, has helped many families do just that.
Security, freedom, economy and low maintenance are typical of this neighborhood on Dorr Street near Holland Sylvania Road. However, seniors want these features at the right price.
To that end, Brooklynn Park offers all of the above at an incredible value. The average sales price is just $125,000 for the first phases, and the City of Toledo offers a 15-year tax abatement on the properties. This can save homeowners thousands over the 15-year period.
The site design at Brooklynn Park is indeed park-like. Brooklynn Park was built on acres of wooded space, where decades-old trees were kept; they offer gentle shade for back decks. The green and woodsy feel takes many residents back to an earlier time when life was less hectic and neighbors chatted about the events of the day over an iced tea.
Brooklynn Park is also a community designed to allow a friendly walk, rather than a long drive, to visit neighbors. If public transportation is needed to visit the local Kroger or the nearby post office, it is just steps from the front gate. When residents need health care or rehab they find it just blocks away at the Wildwood Medical Center. As Brooklynn Park enters its next phase, the community club house will also be built to promote social activities within a short walk of home.
Homes in this friendly community are universally designed with no-threshold entries, easily accessible bath rooms, kitchens and bedrooms with wide doorways to accommodate a wheelchair.
The land development, building, and design of this community adhere to the core beliefs of the Home Builders Association that corners will not be cut. The economy of two bedroom, two bath units that are the most affordable in the area and the low maintenance of a James Moline design have lured many buyers away from paying rent.
Buyers will economize by purchasing a home that is completely Energy Star compliant. From the roof to the windows to the energy-efficient appliances, buyers may see their utility bills go down substantially. The community boasts low maintenance, with lawn care, snow removal and maintenance of common areas all included in a low monthly Homeowners Association fee.
“One of the things that we recognized when looking around is that no one was offering a place for seniors to purchase. They were only to rent, and if they rented they had to park the most expensive item they owned outside in all types of weather: the family car. We give them an attached one car garage for both safety and security. Safety, in that they park inside and don’t have to clean off the snow and ice in bad weather; and security in that when they come home, they drive into the garage, put down the door and walk into their home,” Moline says.
Brooklynn Park offers peace of mind at a remarkable price point rarely seen in this area. The reason for this is simple. At each phase of the Brooklynn Park process, the design team, sales team, builders and all involved simply had to ask, “What would I want out of a community for my parents?”
15-year tax abatement