New adult community has proven popular

Throughout the country, people of similar age and interests are signing up to live in adult communities where they don’t have to deal with the upkeep of an outdoor living space.

Willow Brook Estates is one such complex. Zoned in both Plainville and Farmington, this new development is comprised of 60 standalone, one-floor homes for people age 55 and older.

Bordered by open space and hiking trails, Willow Brook Estates offers three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom homes ranging from 1,444- to 1,610 square feet. The homes include an attached garage and a full basement, and buyers can opt for a sunroom.  

Mark Lovley, president of Lovley Development, teamed up with Tony Valenti of Newport Realty Group to create Willow Brook Estates.

“As of right now, three out of four phases are already sold out,” Valenti said.

“Each homeowner had the opportunity to pick out nearly every detail of their home, even down to the color of the siding.”

Bernie and Irene Melasky, who are residents of Florida, recently moved into their home at Willow Brook Estates. “We love where we are.” Mr. Melasky said.

Joe and Donna Ortelle are another pair of Willow Brook Estates homeowners. “We downsized a bit from our previous home,” Mrs. Ortelle pointed out. She said one of the features she likes about her new residence is the gas fireplace and how easy it is to operate. “All you have to do is flip the switch, and it goes right on.”

Willow Brook Estates’ homeowners association helps manage the operations of the complex, and HOA fees go to pay for landscaping services, snow removal and ice management, and curbside trash and recycling pick-up.

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