The New Year is bringing new beginnings for many buyers at Sterling Estates, the intimate collection of just 41 estate-style single-family homes in Lower Nazareth, PA.
Heightened sales velocity in fall and early winter has resulted in nearly 75% of the residences in the community’s second housing phase sold and brought an enthusiastic group of new homeowners to the Lehigh Valley community. The flurry of activity is fast transitioning Sterling Estates into an established address with its suburban streetscapes coming into focus and neighborly feel on display.
The sales success at Sterling Estates and its growing popularity in this burgeoning housing market can be largely attributed to a creative offering program devised by its developer, Sterling Properties. Residences at the suburban neighborhood are released in various stages of construction to meet the specific timelines and needs of a broad range of homebuyers, including young couples relocating to eastern Pennsylvania for work or affordability to local families looking to move-up to luxury estate-style living.
“Many of our purchasers know they want a new construction home, complete with designer appointments and modern features, but may not be willing to wait the traditional construction timeline,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Sterling’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “They’ve shopped around at other Lehigh Valley communities and have returned to Sterling Estates where they receive the best of both worlds, a high quality home that can be personalized with upgrades and delivered shortly after closing. It’s been a significant factor in our effective sales program.”
Sterling Estates’ eight distinctive designs accommodate the lifestyle of many buyer types. The community’s new home inventory provides residences with varying construction timelines, including ‘Quick Delivery” residences with accelerated move-in dates and premium homesites for a custom, ground-up build.
Four-and five-bedroom homes at Sterling Estates are priced from an affordable $399,000. Residences range from 2,500 to 3,600 square feet and boast upscale features such as 2½ -3½ baths, two or three-car garages luxury designer kitchens, expansive and open living spaces, first-floor nine-foot ceilings and hardwood flooring. Homes are built on premium 1-acre plus lots and many back up to wooded terrain to provide a considerable amount of privacy and peacefulness.
“Our housing choices also include a single-floor ranch home priced at $449,900,” Mr. Hollenbeck says.
Sterling Estates is located in the heart of Northampton County and surrounded by natural treasures and a wealth of outdoor recreational activities, including two state parks, wilderness areas and nature reserves. Lower Nazareth Township itself is home to five parks with activities such as hiking and fishing and multiple sports fields.
“Sterling Estates is also a quick trip from family-friendly venues such as Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom and the Bear Creek and Blue Mountain ski areas,” Mr. Hollenbeck adds. “There’s also a number of acclaimed golf courses nearby and countless shopping opportunities at one of the many malls just minutes away.”
While the rolling hills and wooded terrain serve as the perfect back drop for Sterling Estates, the location of the community near major highways provides for an efficient commute to New Jersey and New York City to the east and Philadelphia to the south. Sterling Estates is minutes from I-78 and Route 22 bringing the major metropolitan areas close to home and whisking residents into nearby Allentown and Bethlehem and Easton, PA.
Lower Nazareth is served by the award-winning Nazareth Area School District which includes three elementary schools, an intermediate school, middle school and the Nazareth Area High School.
For additional information on Sterling Estates, please call 610-759-7000 or visit www.sterlingestatespa.com. The community’s sales office is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed Tuesday and Friday).