July 15th, 2021

Leaving the Cold Behind While Building Their Dream Home

Original article by ideal-LIVING >

“We could have never built a house like this in New York.” Kevin and Mary Mitchell lived about 20 miles outside of New York City. They had been searching for a place to retire to and purchased a homesite in Savannah Quarters, just outside of Savannah, GA, two months before COVID hit. Then in December 2020, they moved to a rental home while they build their custom dream home.

“We go to see the progress of the house almost every day,” says Mary. They are spending a lot of their time at Savannah Quarters. “Our biggest negative is when we are playing golf or walking through the community, we have to drive 20 minutes back to our rental home instead of jumping in our golf cart and heading home. We’ve met a lot of the neighbors. In fact, I already know more people at Savannah Quarters than I did after more than 20 years of living in New York.”

The Mitchells are building a large home to accommodate Mary’s large family (she has 16 nieces and nephews who have 18 children of their own). Their family is already looking forward to visiting so they designed a home with a fabulous outdoor living space to take advantage of the great weather in the Savannah area. They’re also building a covered and a screened-in patio next to each other, which will include an outdoor kitchen and living area, a pool, and a firepit. Their guests are not going to want to leave.

Savannah Quarters is a diverse, multi-generational community, and that was a must-have on their list. Mary says, “I wanted diversity from age to nationalities, and we have that here. There are so many options at Savannah Quarters that cover a large range of budgets.”

The short time they have spent at Savannah Quarters has filled their days. Kevin says, “Sometimes you just can’t fit everything in.” He plays golf several times a week with new friends. They said excitedly, “The community pool opened in April, and sometimes it’s still snowing in April in New York. There’s no need to stay in the snow and pay all those taxes.”