May 2nd, 2019

New Sumner neighborhoods offer ‘less home, more community’

Original article by Bill Lewis for The Tennessean >

Today’s homeowners would rather have fitness trails or a dog park than a formal dining room, and a community clubhouse where they can participate in cooking classes and other activities with their neighbors is more important than a large yard.

“I love being able to jump on my bike or walk to the clubhouse or go to the gym or the swimming pool. And yes, there are activities and clubs galore. The community calendar is full of activities including ladies luncheons, cards, book clubs, fitness classes, social activities, outdoor movies and more,” said Debbie Warden. She and her husband, Tommy, were the first family to move into Durham Farms two years ago.

Durham Farms offers a mix of home sizes and prices. Townhomes by Goodall Homes are priced from the mid-$200,000 and have 1,674 to 1,976 square feet. Villas by David Weekley Homes start in the high $200,000s and have 1,734 to more than 2,200 square feet.

On the larger end, Celebration Homes builds single-family homes with up to 3,028 square feet and prices that begin in the mid-$400,000s. Lennar, Crescent, Weekley and Drees also build single-family homes in the neighborhood.

The Wardens are enjoying their new lifestyle in Durham Farms.

“There are always others walking around so we can meet new neighbors or chat with ones we already know,” said Debbie Warden.

“My husband does not miss our larger yard that required a lot of work,” she said.

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