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Summerset Landing

155 Summerset Road

Stuyvesant, New York   12173

Small 55+ Manufactured Home Community Offers Retirees Affordability and Maintenance-Free Living in Rural New York Setting

            
Summerset Landing is a new manufactured home community for those age 55 or better.  Located in Stuyvesant, New York (population 2,150), about 15 minutes from Albany and two hours north of New York City, this is a smaller development and only has 89 homes, all on leased land.  Residences are one-story single-family with traditional-style architecture and feature attached one-car garages, fully landscaped lawns and front porches.   Each residence has a crawl space, and basements are optional.

 

 

Even though these are manufactured homes, they feel quite elegant and come with all GE appliances, recessed kitchen lighting and low-maintenance vinyl exteriors.  Each one also features luxury master bath suites, and kitchens include raised-panel cabinets, easy-care countertops and plenty of work station lighting.   Options include a fireplace, tray ceilings, hardwood floors and Corian countertops.  There are five models from which to choose, and prices start at $136,900 for three bedrooms and two baths.  The highest priced unit, the Stuyvesant also has three bedrooms and two baths and a little more floor space for a price of $179,900.   Buyers also have the option of adding a one or two car garage.  The monthly lease fee is $347 and covers outside maintenance, land leasing, the septic system, the water fee, landscaping and clubhouse access.   Taxes, though, are not included in the HOA fee.

 

Each residence is energy star compliant and comes with a 50-gallon hot water heater and tilt-out vinyl thermo pane windows with low E glass with grids.   Utilities are underground, and high speed Internet is available.    Call 518-392-2700 or visit www.summersetlanding.com for more information.

Amenities are still a bit limited, but a clubhouse is planned, as are open spaces, walking trails and a putting green.  Stuyvesant is located on the northern end of the Hudson Valley, a region that is celebrating the 400th anniversary of its European founding by Dutch explorer Henry Hudson, and it is surrounded by countryside.    Stuyvesant is a safe, bucolic community and has a cost-of-living roughly 5% higher than the national average.  Parts of the Hudson Valley are struggling with economic decline, but the area is also home to some of the nation's wealthiest zip codes. 

Winter temperatures dip into the teens, and the area can receive a foot or more of snow during December, January, February and March.   Summer temperatures can reach the mid-80s and low 90s but usually average in the 70s.  The sun shines 40% to 60% of the time, and the area averages 70% to 75% humidity.


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