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Construction is just beginning on the first phase of development, but Delaware County-based Traditions of America is already pushing new sites at its 55-plus community in Warwick Township.

Location appears to be the biggest driving factor for the community, which sits just a few minutes from downtown Lititz.

The development is adjacent to Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center with views of Bachman Run. It also will feature walking-trail access to The Shoppes at Kissel Hill.

More than 70 homes have been sold, said Nathan Jameson, director of operations and a partner. There were about 80 sites in the initial offering.

Another 23 have been added to keep up with demand. The 244-home planned community sits on 60 acres and offers nine models that range in price from the mid-$200,000s to the low $300,000s.

"We were running out of selections, particularly the single-family homes," Jameson said.

Traditions of America has slated September as the move-in target for some of the early buyers.

I continue to be impressed at how quickly these maintenance-free living communities sell in the midstate. Presale of the Lititz neighborhood only kicked off in the fall.

Traditions of America has eight 55-plus communities in the state. Given the demand, I wouldn't be surprised to see a few more pop up in the next few years.

And they are not the only game in town. Other builders also have noted strong demand in 55-plus.

I guess it doesn't hurt that our population in Central Pennsylvania is getting older.

Jason Scott

Jason Scott

Jason Scott covers state government, real estate and construction, media and marketing, and Dauphin County. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jasons@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JScottJournal. Circle Jason Scott on .

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