Outgoing Neighbors Welcome Move-Ins

Outgoing Neighbors Welcome Move-Ins

Outgoing Neighbors Welcome Move-Ins

May 12, 2006 - Paraphrased Article from Indianapolis Star

By Cathy Kightlinger

The landscape around The Traditions at Saxony is changing a lot these days.

New home construction continues and new people are moving into the community at 131st Street and Olio Road where Saxony -- a development of homes, businesses and shops -- continues to form.

"It doesn't look like a traditional cookie-cutter neighborhood," said Jennifer Harris, 28, who moved into a Drees-built Traditions home in March. "I also like that they are going to have some other amenities within (Saxony); some shopping, things like that."

Base prices for homes in the area start in the $280,000s, but the average sales price for The Traditions is more than $350,000, according to Drees.

The accessible location is one factor that attracted Neil N. Eldin, who moved into the area with his family in September 2005.  "The subdivision itself is located where you can access it through many different roads and highways" said Eldin.

Neighbors who live in and near The Traditions are outgoing, Harris said.

She got her first taste of neighborliness in the first few days that she and her husband, Chris, 32, lived in their new home.

"It was during the Big Ten Tournament. We got invited over by some neighbors to watch the basketball game, and that was a day or two after living there," said Harris. "I was actually pretty excited."

She said she thinks the area would be a great place to raise children.

"I'm planning on being here a long time," she said, "and these will be people that (we will be) surrounded by for years to come."

Call Star reporter Cathy Kightlinger at (317) 444-2609.

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