Four Seasons ‘dream homes’ a reality for seniors

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Four Seasons Dream Homes in Belvidere offers senior residents a Mayberry-like atmosphere, with tree-lined streets and community facilities that invite residents to meet friends and neighbors. | SUPPLIED PHOTO

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Imagine living in a “modern day Mayberry” where neighbors are around for a friendly chat or a helping hand and costs are down and quality is up.

That feeling can be recaptured when you spend your retirement years at Four Seasons-Dream Homes in Belvidere. The residents of Four Seasons describe their community as a “present day Mayberry” because it’s a friendly, supportive community reminiscent of years gone by.

Four Seasons- Dream Homes offer retirees a way to reduce their cost of living and enhance their retirement lifestyle. Many Four Seasons residents have a second home in a warm climate, own an RV, travel the world or simply enjoy spoiling their grandchildren.

Four Seasons-Dream Homes afford buyers quality-built, luxurious, energy-efficient homes priced from only $69,900 to $118,900. These prices provide seniors the opportunity to save on housing costs, save on heating and cooling costs as well as improving their way of life.

Dream Homes are new construction and are quality-built with 2-by-6 walls. They are energy efficient with upgraded insulation and high efficiency furnaces and water heaters.

For example, the Winchester model home, priced at only $69,900, includes three bedrooms, two baths, a gourmet kitchen with oak cabinets and appliances, master bedroom with walk-in closet, window treatments, central air, attached 2½-car garage, newly sodded lawn and more.

The kitchens will please any gourmet. They are spacious, well-lighted and include an abundance of cabinets. Many homes have kitchen islands, ceramic accents, walk-in pantries, pull-out cabinet shelves and kitchen desks. The home price also includes appliances including ranges, built-in ovens and microwaves, side-by-side refrigerators and dishwashers.

The living rooms are large and feature fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, bay windows and lighted ceiling fans. Skylights offer much light and make the homes more livable while also saving money on energy costs. Master suites include walk-in closets. The baths include whirlpools, walk-in double showers, double sinks, upgraded faucets, linen closets and vanities with plentiful storage. The exterior doors feature leaded glass. All Dream Homes include central air and attached 2½-car garages.

Four Seasons-Dream Homes offers value for the housing dollar because the homes are factory-built in a very efficient environment. Manufactured homes are competitive with site-built homes in appearance, but cost much less to purchase. Today’s manufactured homes are built with the same building materials as site built homes, but in a controlled factory environment where quality of construction is invariably superior to what can be done outdoors. Weather does not interfere with construction or cause costly delays and damage building materials.

Many Dream Home models are available, or homes may be custom-designed at no additional cost. Choices include kitchen cabinets, countertops, flooring, exterior design and more. Dream Homes offer the latest in design trends and styles in everything from lighting and plumbing fixtures to flooring and trim treatments.

Four Seasons is an award-winning community where entrances are boulevards filled with flowers, with landscaping and meticulous maintenance. Residents walk lighted sidewalks on curving tree-lined streets. They enjoy the pool complex, picnic areas, green areas and a flag park.

The community has many free social activities, such as community coffee hours, dinner parties, holiday parties, game nights, events around the pool and even day trips. In August, the pool complex became an Italian diner and the Four Seasons neighbors gathered under the stars to enjoy a Lasagna dinner.

Shopping, banking, restaurants, a clinic and hospital are all within walking distance, so residents can save money on gas. For longer distances, transportation is available through the Boone County Council on Aging.

The model homes may be visited seven days a week. Four Seasons-Dream Homes’ hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Additional information on Four Seasons-Dream Homes is available at the Website Call (888)373-2604 or (815)544-2700 or email to