Part III of an article by Jim Fuhrmann, originally published on

Empty-nester couple, Terri & Steve Eddings remained in Colorado for seven years after their son moved to Queens, New York, but once he was married, they decided it was time to get closer.  

“Location was the number one priority, but we couldn’t afford Long Island,” said Terri, “and we liked Southington.  It’s close enough to New York and an awesome 15-minute commute to Steve’s job in Cromwell.”

Like their millennial neighbors, Terri and Steve don’t want to spend weekends taking care of their property, so they love the small, low maintenance yards at HillCrest Village.

Amenities over size – Both age groups opt for amenities over size in their homes, and HillCrest delivers on their most desired features, including a separate laundry room and a mud room or drop zone, plenty of closets and gathering space, as well as luxury finishes like granite counters, tile showers and stainless steel appliances.

“The standard finishes are really nice here,” said Terri.  “You don’t have to upgrade much.  We talked to a builder in another development, and everything was extra.”

For Terri and Steve, who are in their 50’s, first-floor living was a must.  The Bolton model they chose, gave them a master suite on the first floor and another upstairs, which will be perfect for their visiting son and daughter-in-law.  A 3rd bedroom will do double duty as Terri’s craft room and the loft will function as Steve’s office.  According to Terri, “it felt like home the moment we walked in.”