Wednesday August 19, 2009
In April of 2004 my family and I moved from a beautiful Collegeville town home into a brand new home in Bella Vista. Of course we didn’t take the leap without a great deal of thought and research. We knew that if we were willing to move just a little further west we could certainly get more “bang for our buck.” Bella Vista was just one of many new developments we looked at. By comparison we found Bella Vista to be the most aesthetically pleasing with so many different models to choose from. We couldn’t justify paying more for a home by another builder when even they couldn’t convince us of the differences to justify the increased price. Conversely we were not at all willing to sacrifice the quality of a soundly constructed home in a desirable setting to save a few dollars. Bella Vista was exactly what we were looking for…but we could only have come to this conclusion after shopping other builders and communities.
Fast forward two years…
In the fall of 2006 we learned that we were expecting our second child. Life was great! We had made many friends in the community and homes were continually popping up around us. As our family grew so did our ambition. We considered the possibilities in a slightly larger home so we went back to the sales office. Much to our surprise “Betty” remembered us from two years prior! The personal touch meant a lot and she talked us through our options. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, Betty presented some very attractive incentives and our new larger home in the community we loved was fast becoming a reality. So off to the design center we went, only this time we were much wiser and knew exactly what we missed out on the first time around. “Patti” (also assisted us the first time around) was so patient with us as my wife and I playfully argued over the details. The options were plentiful and before too long we had constructed our “second dream home” on paper.
We closed on our second Bella Vista property in the spring of 2007. We can’t imagine raising our children anywhere else. Bella Vista residents regularly organize play dates for the little ones, coffee hours, golf outings, community sales, book clubs, ladies (and guys) nights out, Bunco for the ladies, and Halloween is quite a show! There are community distribution lists for e-mail, networking, and a ton of support for various resources and/or services. Of course participation is always open to the masses, and completely voluntary.
This community and surrounding area have absolutely exceeded every expectation we had. Only a few miles from routes 422, 100, and the fast-developing Ridge Pike, everything we need is within a very short drive. However we still appreciate the quiet, family-oriented peace of mind living in Bella Vista affords us.
More than satisfied two times over,
The Albanese Family