W hen deciding on a new home, leave city woes behind and head out to the serenity of nature at these two new developments. Both are close enough to city conveniences while still offering open space, green vistas and a friendly environment that make a new home into a retreat.
Situated on 11,700 acre setting with stately pines, magnolias, oaks and nearly 700 acres of cypress marshes and native wetlands, which remain undisturbed and surround residential homesites, The Sanctuary includes over 100 one-half to three-quarter acre homesites and approximately 300 parcels of one acre or more. The Sanctuary includes larger-than-usual homesites, the shelter of towering pines, graceful oaks and magnolias, and quiet meandering private streets. Amenities include a gated community, all-underground utilities, pool, lighted tennis courts, fitness facilities, walking and jogging trails, soccer field and nature trails. The Crosby Development also features Lakeside Village. Located near The Sanctuary property, Lakeside Village offers townhomes for sale, allowing residents to live with all the amenities but without the hassles of upkeep of a single-family home. Perfect for those looking to get away, Lakeside Village offers comfort and quality. All the properties are just minutes away from major shopping centers, recreation activities of all kinds and some of the best New Orleans restaurants found on either side of the lake. Educational needs are met by the Mandeville School District for those with families. Homesites can be purchased independent of building contract. For more information, call (985) 674-7500 or visit www.CrosbyDevelopment.com. Travel just 10 minutes north of Interstate I-12 at the Goodbee/ Madisonville exit on the Northshore to find a serene home with one of Louisiana Polo Farms’ properties. Conveniently located within 10 minutes of the new Archbishop Hannan High School and the quaint town of Covington, and featuring quiet, country settings for single family dwellings, Louisiana Polo Farms properties offer a haven for homeowners. With restricted lots of two or more acres, Louisiana Polo Farms properties allow homeowners to dwell among the quiet beauty of nature while still maintaining easy access to city amenities. Regardless of size, buyers can pick the lot of their choice for $69,500 on which to build their homes. The Heart of the Forest development offers single-family living amidst virgin forest. Wildlife abounds and serenity reigns. Off the main highway, find a peaceful escape from the everyday. Pin Oak Estates creates a wooded hideaway with four to five-acre-lots, big enough for families to grow, and Louisiana Polo Farms East offers underground utilities and landscaped lots along paved streets. Louisiana Polo Farms properties help families create more than homes, they help create retreats into nature. For more information about Louisiana Polo Farms call: (985) 796-9130 or visit www.lapolofarms.com.
This article appears in the Summer 2008 issue of Louisiana Life
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