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Residents of New Homes in Montgomery County Enjoy Family-Friendly Fall Events

Categories: Foxtail Farm, Things to do in Montgomery County | Posted: October 14, 2019

As the warm summer months give way to the brisk breezes of fall, residents of Montgomery County Foxtail Farm in North Wales, PA are invited to participate in a host of exciting community events. By mid-October, Montgomery county shifts into fall celebration mode, as local family-friendly affairs fill up the calendar marking the onset of the fall festival season.

 

Attendees of all ages are encouraged to participate in Halloween crafts, locally cultivated cuisine, Medieval celebrations, haunted railways and a kid-themed parade. This well-rounded array of gatherings promotes wholesome interaction between families in the region while giving folks that are new to the area a chance to explore the community at large.

 

Have Some Old-fashioned Fun

Pennypacker Mills has been celebrating fall since the estate’s namesake — Samuel W. Pennypacker — was Governor of Pennsylvania over 100 years ago. Operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails & Historic Sites, this local treasure represents rural life in a bygone era when new homes in Montgomery Countywere few and far between.

 

The property stretches across 170 acres of pastoral farmland overlooked by the historically-preserved family mansion. On October 19th, this layout will set the scene for a lively afternoon of corn shucking, hay pile jumping, tractor pull rides across scenic meadows, bean bag tossing and pressing of fresh apple cider to quench your hearty fun-inspired thirst. Festivities will begin around 1:00 PM and will include pumpkin painting and other fall-themed arts and crafts activities.

 

Sample the Local Fare

For the first of many years to come, residents can immerse their taste buds in locally produced cuisine and libations while benefiting a local charity focused on supporting disabled children and young adults. This initiative strives to enrich the lives of young people facing unique challenges by nurturing self-confidence and independence through vocational, social and educational programs.

 

The inaugural Food Truck and Beer Festival is on Saturday, October 26th. Food trucks will be offering regional favorites such as roasted corn, artisan ice cream, grilled cheese sandwiches, slow-cooked BBQ and Italian subs and who knows — you just might pick up a few ideas for christening the kitchen in your new home in Montgomery County.

 

Adults can sample craft beers from McAllister Brewing, Brothers Kershner Brewing Co. and Round guys Brewing as well as small batch mead from the Haymaker Meadery. Kids are encouraged to dress up in costume and participate in Halloween mask painting, pumpkin painting and can burn off some energy in the Moon Bounce inflatable play structure. Meanwhile, adults can enjoy live music from the Pennise Family Band and danceable selections from DJ Chris Evans.

 

Travel Back in Time

Customs of the Middle Ages are kept alive for people of all ages to experience during the Medieval Festival at the Glencairn Museum. Historically curious visitors can learn about the art, music, crafts, weaponry and other burgeoning technologies of early American settlers and their European predecessors. Festivities will commence on Sunday, October 27th at 1:00 PM and extend through the early evening.

 

Attendees can look forward to stepping through a portal to the past to witness first hand demonstrations of live vocal performances and music on replica instruments, stained glass painting, manuscript illumination, glass blowing, weaponry and a Gutenberg-style printing press. A special tour of the museum known as the Pilgrimage Quest will be available to teach you all about the religious sites of Medieval Europe, or you can explore on your own and even try your hand at medieval crafts and possibly create a period-specific decoration for your new home in Montgomery County.

 

The museum galleries on all floors will be open to exploration via staircase and elevators will be available for floors one and five. Visitors can take the museum’s narrated cell phone audio tour and catch a limited run of the seasonally and regionally appropriate exhibition entitled Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars.

 

Ride the Spooky Rails

The Colebrookdale Railroad specializes in helping residents get acquainted with the region at night during the fall Halloween season. You can embark on a haunted, deep woods adventure by railcar through the woods, valleys and hollows of the region. The trip includes the opportunity to select the pumpkin of your choice, if you dare to leave the train, to decorate as a memento of your journey that you can proudly display on the porch of your new home in Montgomery County.

 

If that adventure excites you, you can ramp up the risk factor by signing up for a trip on the Zombie Hunter Train (kids 12 and older). The last two Tuesdays in October (the 22nd and 29th) will feature special evening railway excursions with limited capacity that will venture into undead-infested territory to blast away at evil, but beware — some may blast back. This Colebrookdale Railroad event is co-sponsored by Laser Quest, so the weapons at hand will be first rate.

 

Join the Kids’ Parade

On the morning of October 19th, all young folks in Montgomery County and beyond are invited to participate in the Skippack Children’s Halloween Parade. The event commences at 10:00 AM at Trinity Christian United Church of Christ, Skippack PA with kid-friendly snacks and refreshments. The procession will follow a route that winds it way throughout the seasonally decorated village. Participants can look forward to gathering treats from participating merchants while showing off their Halloween costumes.

 

The final stop will be at Floral and Hardy of Skippack and will feature more candy treats and a subsequent event that will last into the afternoon. The Floral and Hardy Family Day encourages parade participants to stay and enjoy festivities from 10:30 AM until 12:30 PM including a free concert for kids, face painting, root beer floats and pumpkin painting.

 

The fall season is a special time in Montgomery County with plenty of Halloween-themed events for new residents. Contact usto learn more about Hallmark Homes Group’s premier new home community, Foxtail Farm just off Route 309 in Montgomery County, PA.

New Homes in Montgomery County Provide Perfect Location for Summer Adventure

Categories: Horsham Glen, New Homes in Montgomery County, Things to do in Montgomery County | Posted: June 12, 2018

Horsham Glen is a new home community located in the hub of Montgomery County summertime excitement. As a new resident, you can savor the warm afternoons by exploring a variety of outdoor attractions all within a short drive. Explore nearby parks, hike area trails, ride zip lines through the treetops, try your luck at fishing or paddle your boat down the river — and still be back home in time for dinner.

Play in the Park

Nearby fun in the sun awaits at what locals have nicknamed “Everybody’s Park,” also known as Lukens Park. Among the softball fields and basketball courts, you’ll find an expansive and modern playground for the little ones to enjoy. With slides, tunnels, teeter-totters and swing sets, the kids will sure to be entertained for hours. Plus – plenty of open space for adults to relax, roam and take in the fresh air.

Take a Nature Hike

If you love outdoor exercise, there are trails specifically designed for walking, running and biking that are just five minutes from your new home in Montgomery County. You can get a great workout at the Horsham Power Line Trail while enjoying the fresh outdoor air and gorgeous natural surroundings.

Breeze Through the Trees

If you’re ready for even more excitement, perhaps it’s time to visit Treetop Adventures at the Elmwood Zoo — just a short drive from Horsham Glen. An array of over 50 challenges includes zip-lines for all ages, rope courses for kids, treetop courses above zoo exhibits for the more adventurous and nighttime excursions for the ultra-brave. Ride a zip-line over the bison exhibit and the experience up close the habitats of other mammals, reptiles and birds — even a Bald Eagle named Noah.

Cast out a Line

Just 20 minutes from your new home at Horsham Glen, you can hike into a natural wonderland of canopy-covered trails that lead to a trout-inhabited creek. This 230-acre park is perfect for bike rides and afternoon picnics, and offers excellent trails. Locals report lots of lucky fishermen in this area as well, especially with spinner lures and plenty of patience.

Row Your Boat

River adventure enthusiasts can access the Schuylkill River and boatloads of kayaking and canoeing fun just half an hour from Horsham Glen. Gather your friends, pack a lunch and get ready for a summer afternoon of paddling through the natural beauty of a wildlife-rich waterway. You can even elect to experience river tubing, twilight cruises and even a full day trip to Valley Forge and back just a short trip from this outstanding community in Montgomery County.

Make New Memories

Horsham Glen by Hallmark Homes Group is an ideal community for families who love to enjoy their summers in the great outdoors. Contact us to learn more about these new homes in Montgomery County — which are so close to plenty of sporting, hiking, biking, climbing and water adventure.

New Home Community in Horsham, PA Offers a Hole-in-One Location for Golfers

Categories: Things to do in Montgomery County | Posted: April 30, 2018

If you’re considering a move to Montgomery County and you love the game of golf, Horsham Glen is an ideal destination. This new home community is located near a variety of excellent facilities offering private membership, diverse activities, year-round driving practice, community interaction and family fun.

This region is ideal for golf enthusiasts, as there are 14 facilities within 15 minutes of Horsham Glen. You can drive in any direction and be walking onto the green and teeing off in a matter of minutes.

Putt Among the Ponds

The smell of fresh cut grass, the sparkle of sunshine off the water and gatherings of friendly folks are a few reasons why people love the golf courses in Montgomery County. A quick 15 minute drive north of Hallmark’s new home community and you can be immersed in rolling stretches of elevated trees, glimmering waterholes and bent grass greens — ideal training areas for every aspect of your game.

Juniors and adults new to the game are encouraged by nine-hole rates, intended to offer value to those recently hooked on the game.

Shape up Your Game

The area also features a private establishment located just eight minutes from Horsham, PA. This wide-ranging country club offers combined golfing and athletic memberships for those who want to keep every aspect of their game at top notch.

With the different monthly and yearly rates for individuals, couples and families, it allows you to tailor your activities according to your budget and seasonal needs. Amenities include a driving range, junior golf academy, custom tournament hosting, group fitness classes and personal training.

Just southeast of Horsham, PA awaits another private facility offering world-class terrain and lavish amenities. Distinguished guests enjoy a variety of clubhouse privileges, luxuries and conveniences.

A legacy of excellence has the course consistently ranking among the top five in the state. Yet those preferring options beyond the green can enjoy swimming, tennis, yoga and distinguished dining.

Learn in a League

Another world-class course just 15 minutes north of Horsham Glen awaits to introduce you to another exciting community of fellow golfers. This diverse destination offers reasonably priced memberships and affordable leagues for men, ladies, mixed groups, twosomes, juniors and more.

This regional favorite champions the social attributes of golf with group outings, league events and the inviting 1863 Tavern — a perfect spot for pre and post game mingling with your new Montgomery County neighbors and friends.

Tee Off with the Whole Family

One of the most exciting aspects of golf is the thrill of driving the ball long distances with big, powerful swings. A popular local driving range lets you to do just this any day of the week, any time of the year. For a reasonable fee you can start hitting balls into oblivion in a heated stall.

If the creative challenge of putting is more your speed, you can also enjoy the adventure of golfing through a mini golf “town” or a longtime area putting staple known for engaging terrain and dynamic obstacles — both are just 15 a minute drive from your new home at Horsham Glen.

Take A Swing at a New Home Community

Contact us to learn more about becoming a resident of this new exciting community in Horsham, PA — an ideal place to live if you love the game of golf.

Winter Adventures in Less than 30 Minutes from Lehigh County New Homes

Categories: Reserve at Highgate, Things to do in Montgomery County | Posted: January 22, 2018

Settling into your new home in Lehigh County at The Reserve at Highgate provides a warm, cozy place to consider the many ways to spend your recreational time. As the frost gives way to winter, the seasonal change is a sign to an array of exciting outdoor adventures.

Every year, residents of Lehigh County enjoy living within 30 minutes of activities such as downhill sledding and tubing, alpine skiing, polar plunging and ice-skating.

Slide Across the Snow

Sledding is a time-tested way of introducing your little ones to the many wonders of playing in the snow. The initial thrill of effortlessly sliding downhill will make them eager for more. Meanwhile, you can stand by and relax as they willingly wear themselves out hiking back to the top of the hill over and over again.

There are numerous locations near Breinigsville, PA with mild inclines that are acceptable for wintertime sledding. These include Buchanan Elementary School, Cedar Beach Park and Springhouse Middle School, all within 30 minutes.

Glide Down the Hills

Sledding naturally gives way to other downhill experiences. Various mountain resorts in and around the Lehigh Valley offer winter excitement that includes tubing, skiing and snowboarding for all ages.

A quick drive from Breinigsville, PA– Bear Creek Mountain Resort features numerous lifts that whisk you up the side of the mountain so that you can ride down on an oversized inflated tube, glide through the slopes on skis or plough through on a snowboard. This resort is the perfect winter destination for residents of new homes in Lehigh County — whether you’re orchestrating a family gathering or planning a team building adventure for your professional colleagues.

Just outside the local community, there are additional resort destinations an hour away such as Blue Mountain Resort, Camelback Resort and Jack Frost Big Boulder that offer more options for downhill fun.

Take the Plunge

If you’re an extreme adventurer with a flair for charity, the Lehigh Valley Plunge puts your nerves against the frigid February waters of the Delaware River. Participants pledge a donation upon entering and plunge away in a stream of brave wintertime swimmers.

This event and many others like it across the state are organized by Special Olympics who appropriate the proceeds into programs designed to benefit athletes across Pennsylvania with special needs.

Lace up Your Skates

Ice-skating offers a more horizontal experience for those who don’t appreciate slick inclines. You can hop in the car at your Lehigh County home at The Reserve at Highgate and be pulling up to an ice rink in half an hour or less.

The Rink at Lehigh Valley is just 25 minutes away and offers public skating on weekends, hockey leagues and private rentals. The Earl E. Schaffer Municipal Ice Rink is a mere 30 minutes away, and offers ice skating lessons for all skill levels and interests.      

Adventures Await

Contact us to learn more about new homes at The Reserve at Highgate in Lehigh County — a community situated amid an exciting array of wintertime recreational adventures.

Plentiful Parks and Recreation Await Montgomery County Homeowners

Categories: Horsham Glen, Things to do in Montgomery County | Posted: December 29, 2017

If you are looking for a new home community in Montgomery County, Horsham Glen is perfectly situated near playgrounds, dog parks, landmarks and festival grounds. Residents who love to exercise, explore and learn can participate in a variety of fun, family-friendly activities.

Hallmark Homes Group along with the Horsham Department of Library and Recreation Services and Montgomery County Planning Commission work in harmony to make this area an ideal place to live and play.

Hit a Homerun

Headquarters of the Horsham Little League Association, Deep Meadow Park offers a total of 11 fields for sanctioned games — seven for baseball and four for softball. Additionally, youngsters can explore the exciting playground while grownups can challenge themselves on the 10-station workout course.

At the end of the day, everyone can meet for lunch at one of the numerous picnic tables scattered throughout the grounds. Lukens Park also hosts softball on three fields while providing basketball and playground facilities specifically designed to be wheelchair accessible.

Participate with Your Best Friend

The Horsham Dog Park is a 1.5 acre stretch of land created so that citizens and their dogs can mingle with other locals during outdoor play. As a community member, this dynamic park gives you an opportunity to engage in the hands-on enrichment of a place you and your canine companions will cherish for years to come.

The unique property is a donation from Horsham Township, with the agreement that it is to be utilized and maintained by the residents of Montgomery County. This initiative is run by the Friends of Horsham Dog Park (FoHDP) — a group that welcomes new neighbors who want to become active contributors.

Explore Local Heritage

If you’re a history buff, you’ll appreciate The Keith House — a well-preserved landmark awaiting you within the 42 acres of nostalgic Graeme Park. A quiet retreat from the modern day bustle, visitors can explore the area’s exceptional past.

Founded in 1721 under the name of “Fountain Low,” the property was continually impacted by local, national and international events until 1958 when it was passed on to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers will also find plenty to marvel at on these beautiful grounds. Among other things, the park is home to numerous native species including wild turkey, great blue herons, whitetail deer, fox, reptiles and amphibians.

Celebrate Summer

Towards the end of every May, the Hatboro Summer Fun Festival takes over Miller Meadow, an 8-acre natural preserve on the banks by the Pennypack Creek. For a full week, residents enjoy an abundance of homemade treats, nighttime fireworks, dazzling rides and live entertainment.

The Fun Never Ends

As a homeowner in Horsham, PA, you can enjoy abundant family fun and cultural adventures just beyond your own front yard. Contact a Hallmark Homes Group Representative to learn more about the new homes available in Montgomery County and how this close-knit community can be yours.

New Homes in Montgomery County Offer Convenient Access to These Top 5 Attractions

Categories: Horsham Glen, Things to do in Montgomery County | Posted: October 13, 2017

Horsham Glen is a new home community in Montgomery County, located in the quaint town of Horsham Pennsylvania. With Hallmark, you can choose from a variety of unique floor plans to create a home perfectly tailored to you and your family.

Not only does the town of Horsham offer beautiful homes, but desirable living as well. CNN/Money Magazine described Horsham as one of the “Best Places to Live in America.” Situated just minutes from major travel routes, your new residence places you with convenient access to historic destinations, dynamic shopping, restaurants, small-town boutiques and much more.

Explore Your American Heritage

Your Montgomery County Home in Horsham Glen allows you easy access to route 476 to visit one of the most significant encampments of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, Valley Forge National Historical Park.

You can learn about the compelling will of the George Washington’s generals, officers and soldiers who emerged from a frozen winter to overcome the British Army at the Battle of Monmouth.

Shop Like You’re Royalty

The King of Prussia Mall makes a great day trip for shopping with friends and family. It features over 400 stores offering choices that will satisfy the most sophisticated of tastes. Imagine strolling amid the finest retailers of clothing, jewelry and gifts — discovering the very best for you and your family.

You can explore the premier shopping destination of the East Coast, and once you’ve worked up a good appetite you can satisfy your taste buds with your choice of restaurants including Italian, seafood, steakhouses and more.

Discover Small-town Wonders

This new home community in Montgomery County cultivates the small-town experience with modern flair. Horsham Glen is comprised of just 15 home sites along a tree-lined cul-de-sac with the advantage of easy access to all major roadways. Take route 476 down to historic Skippack Village where you’ll find a day filled with fun and excitement.

Here, you can stroll through renovated history, enjoying the charm of retail boutiques, family-operated eateries, community theaters, live music and fine arts — all facilitated by local artisans and entrepreneurs.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

The Elmwood Park Zoo offers a compelling, educational adventure for nature and wildlife lovers. Established in 1924, this non-profit organization expands awareness about conservation by fostering an appreciation for wildlife.

Home to over 100 species — many threatened and endangered — this institution celebrates the success of the peregrine falcon, the American bison and the bald eagle while nurturing the revival of species such as jaguars and red pandas. A visit here can begin an in-depth education about many types of amphibians, reptiles, lizards, fish, mammals and invertebrates.

Experience a Spectacle of History

These new Montgomery County Homes reflect the grace and splendor of an architectural and horticultural legacy. Established in 1794, the nearby Highlands Mansion and Garden features renovated design styles and gardening wonders in the making for the past 200+ years.

This historical significant property has changed hands through the generations, ultimately being placed under the custodianship of The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Take advantage of the beautiful scenery and spend your afternoons wandering through these enchanting gardens.

Opportunities in Every Direction

Horsham Glen presents an opportunity to experience a community with exciting attractions and historical treasures in every direction. You can immerse your family in the quality of a custom-built home while exploring the benefits that Montgomery County has to offer.

Explore the Montgomery County Lifestyle in Horsham, PA

Categories: Home Buying Tips, Things to do in Montgomery County | Posted: August 16, 2017

If you are considering moving to Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Horsham Township is a great choice for many reasons.

Horsham is not only a great place to live but is also one of the safest. The township was ranked on Money magazine’s list of best places to live in the U.S. as well as in the top 40 out of 2,562 municipalities in Pennsylvania as one of the safest according to the FBI’s recent crime ratings.

Here are just a few more reasons why you may want to make Horsham, Pa in beautiful Montgomery County the choice for your new home.

Plenty of Job Opportunities Around Horsham

Montgomery County is home to many large corporations offering broad career opportunities. Many of these businesses are in the biotech, medical, and pharmaceutical industries, including Johnson and Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Other companies with a major presence in the area include United Health Group, Nutrisystem and Penn Mutual.

A Great Local Community

Horsham boasts 330 acres of beautiful community parks in addition to nine neighborhood parks with activities for all ages. Residents enjoy playgrounds, outdoor pavilions, walking trails and ball fields for all types of sports enthusiasts.

Horsham is also home to a soccer club and a suburban baseball team. There are four golf courses in the area as well as cross-country skiing and biking trails along the Horsham Township Trail.

Montgomery County Shopping and Dining

Anyone thinking about buying a new home in Horsham will, of course, want to explore the shopping and dining options. Horsham is surrounded by shopping opportunities, entertainment venues, and has over 30 restaurants along the Route 611 corridor.

Plus, Willow Grove Mall Park is nearby with more than 130 different stores. Living here, you won’t have to worry about running out of places to enjoy.

Top Rated Schools

If you’re looking for exceptional and highly rated schools, you’ll find that the Hatboro-Horsham School District excels in providing an excellent education.

The school is rated in the top 15% of the state. All of the schools in the district have achieved blue ribbons from both the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the United States Department of Education.

Ready to Move?

All of this is within a short drive of a great new community unfolding in Horsham Township. Horsham Glen is a neighborhood of fifteen new estate homes set on three-fourths of an acre, each providing all the space you need with all the elegance you could ever imagine.

Contact us at Hallmark Homes Group to start planning your future here in Horsham, Pa.

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