SOUTHINGTON - The Southington Chamber of Commerce celebrated the expansion of the HillCrest Village development Wednesday, which has now entered its second phase.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by Chamber members and partners for the project including representatives from Calcagni Real Estate, project manager Ken Mita and the Iannini and Verna families. Visitors were invited to tour a furnished show-house before heading out to where construction on phase two houses was actively taking place.
Sandra Fehrs, realtor with Calcagni Real Estate, said the HillCrest Village project began three years ago. Phase two expansion began last November and the road leading to this section of the village was recently put into place.
“When it is completed, there will be 98 houses in HillCrest Village,” said Fehrs. “Currently, people have closed on roughly 40 of them, including three from the phase two area.”
Fehrs said the homes in HillCrest Village are single family, non-age restricted properties.
“Anybody can come live here,” she said. “We have ranch and colonial styles and square footage ranges from 1700 to 2900 feet. Prices are $3,799 and up.”
Sally Smirnoff, another realtor with Calcagni Real Estate, described HillCrest Village as “a classic neighborhood and modern living.”
“These types of neighborhoods are becoming more and more popular throughout the country,” she said. “They are very low-maintenance type houses and most of the money is put into the buildings themselves.”
Smirnoff added that Calcagni Real Estate is a long-time member of the Southington Chamber of Commerce and town officials were helpful in getting the project underway.
Terri Eddinas, a homeowner in HillCrest Village, said she has been living there for a year and a half and likes it a lot.
“I like that my house has two master bedrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs,” she said. “That’s what sold it for me. It’s good for when adult family members come to visit.”
Taylor Crofton, executive director of the Southington Chamber of Commerce, said after touring HillCrest Village that she believes it will attract younger families to the area.
“Each house can be customized to fit their needs - this is a wonderful development,” she said. “A lot of hard work has been put into it and it is a perfect fit for our town.”
Sales consultants for HillCrest Village are available Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 860-621-5455.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or email@example.com.