Custom Home Community or Stand Alone Lot?
One of the first choices you face after deciding to build a custom home in the Beaver County and Greater Pittsburgh areas is where you want to live. The answer really depends on your lifestyle or how you see your lifestyle in the next few years.
New Home Neighborhoods
A new home neighborhood might be a good choice for you if you have a family, or plan to have a family, and would like to be in a community with lots of kids or at least a lot of neighbors. Ask yourself if you like to socialize or prefer to keep to yourself and enjoy more privacy than the typical development offers. Do you want to live in a community that has rules, called Protective Covenants, that protect your investment and those in the neighborhood? That can be a benefit of a custom home community, along with amenities such as a playground, community pool, and sidewalks.
Stand Alone Lot
If you like to have more privacy but still want to have convenient access to things like the airport, major interstates, and maybe a golf course, good schools, and shopping, you can have all of that when you build on your lot. Stand alone lots can be more challenging to find, but they are out there. If this is the route you decide is for you, make sure that you are informed about where you can tap in to the public water and sewer system. It’s not enough to know that it is available — you have to be aware of the specific distance from the tap to the house, as it is costly to extend utility lines.
When building on a stand alone lot or acreage, also make sure that you are represented by a realtor who specializes in new construction so you have all of the correct information, and make sure the builder you are considering looks at the lot and offers input about the layout of the lot and how it will work with the style of home you are interested in.
If you are just beginning the process of searching for a location for a new custom home, we currently have lots available in a new home community close to Pittsburgh in Brighton Township, Beaver County, as well as lots in North Fayette Township, located in the West Allegheny School District.