Grandview: For the empty nester

November 2017 Posted in Community

IMG_5341 (2)By Nancy Jennings

A new 55+ community housing development is coming to Mount Angel. Under construction since August 2016, “Grandview in Mount Angel” plans to complete 56 single-story homes. Built on just under eight acres, the project is slated for completion in four years.

Mount Angel landowner and Chief Executive Officer Alan Kraemer is excited to offer free-standing homes to rent to the 55+ age group.

“We want to finish the project and fill every house. We hope it will be well received and people will love it,” he said. Renters will have the option of month-to- month, or exercise a one-year lease.

Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Fessler, Kraemer’s daughter, oversees much of the housing project – including interior design.

“We’ve already gotten interest from Portland, Wilsonville, Salem and Bend,” Fessler said. A weekend open house in September attracted more interested parties.

“We have been extremely pleased with the response of those who have visited and shared kind remarks. Some said, ‘this is nicer than my own home.’ I like helping them with the next place they’re going to move to in that next step of their lives,” she added.

For the “empty nesters” in the 55+ age group, downsizing is a common lifestyle change that embraces all that comes with living in a smaller home. Floorplans will be 1,000 to 1,250 sq. ft., have one or two bedrooms and one or two bathrooms. Some will have a bonus room. All will have an outdoor covered patio.

Amenities include: community clubhouse with recreation room, pet friendly, covered carports, onsite maintenance manager, triple-pane windows, granite countertops, hardwood floors, state-of the art appliances, and individual controlled heating and air conditioning. An all-inclusive payment structure will cover the utilities: water, sewer, power, garbage, television and yard maintenance. “We want to make it easier for people to just use one check,” Fessler said.

For information on Grandview, call the office at 503-845-2222.

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