So here is a trend I didn’t really realize existed- resort lifestyle communities. “What’s that?” you say. Resort lifestyle communities are residential communities designed with custom luxury homes and lots of luxurious amenities so that you feel like you are living in a resort and in effect, you are. We are talking about amenities that will make you wonder if the residents ever leave their homes because, well, they have everything they could ever want right there! It is like everything you see was taken from the pages of a beautiful family lifestyle magazine.
Resort Lifestyle Communities
Of course, I was familiar with gated communities, luxury homes, and amenities. I just didn’t know that they existed with so many amenities. When I received an invitation to visit The Grove, Luxurious Resort Club Living, in College Grove, Tennessee, I thought it would be fun to check it out. It turned out to be quite an eye-opening experience for me. That really gave meaning to the words, resort lifestyle communities. It is basically a safe haven with everything you need and want right there.
As a parent, I could imagine my children roaming free around the neighborhood for spontaneous playdates. Now there is a novel thought! I could see my kids loving their amazing resort-style pool with beach entry and Robinson Caruso styled playhouse and waterslide. I could picture my family playing a doubles tennis match on their tennis courts. I could see my son shooting hoops on the basketball courts. I could imagine some lazy weekend family fishing in The Grove Lake. I just knew that my daughter would love to take advantage of their exclusive partnership with The Jaeckle Centre, the South’s Premiere Equine Facility, for riding lessons and trail rides. In short, I knew my kids would absolutely love it there.
If I lived at The Grove, I think I would have to trade blogging in for relaxing visits to the the Rosemary Spa for facials and massages. Then I’d probably want to take advantage of the Manor House fine dining and enjoy a delicious salmon salad (like I did when I was actually there). I’d probably want to check out their organic garden and hike through the 60 acres of open space. I may even be inspired to use their fitness center or learn to golf on their Greg Norman Signature Golf course. I could even go shopping at their adorable boutique. I told you there were a ton of amenities. My jaw was probably dropping when I was there. I may even have been drooling.
According to the Tennessean, “Such amenities make it possible to live a million-dollar lifestyle without the high price tag.” And in a hot market like Nashville has, (Zillow named Nashville the Hottest Housing Market of 2017), it certainly sets homes apart. An added benefit is that so many amenities create a way for neighbors to meet each other, hang out, and develop a sense of community.
As Susan J., resident of The Grove said, “Outside of already knowing the home style that is best suited to our active family of 4, we needed a space where our kids could play, the animals could be outside and that was close enough to an equine facility that would house our gray and black Appaloosa Sonny. We had a few specific criteria that our new community had to meet: Location, School, Amenities, and Community.”
So, are you like me and new to the whole idea of resort lifestyle communities? Or are you nodding your head and saying, “Yup, that is exactly why we chose our home- for the community that comes with it.” What is the most appealing part of resort lifestyle communities to you?