Could our future home be a Toll Brothers?

Many months back, way back in October 2015 there was a innocent little ad in the Philadelphia Inquirer from Toll Brothers mentioning a future 55+ community in Upper Dublin.  Future community.

We asked our realtor to reach out and find out what he could.  He reported that they’re not yet open for sales but should be shortly.  No firm dates for construction but move-ins could possible begin in November (2016).

Every few weeks our Realtor would learn that it’ll be a couple more weeks.  Pricing wasn’t even released.

The community.

  • It’s Upper Dublin, specifically Dresher.  (Turns out Dresher has wikipedia page:  Dresher).  Not too far from our current home, maybe 20  minutes.
  • path to Toll Brothers Regency at Upper Dublin
    from our current home to Toll Brothers Regency at Upper Dublin
  • It’s close to a SEPTA station, under 10 minutes without traffic.
  • The official name of the community is Toll Brothers Regency at Upper Dublin.  It’s a luxury 55+ community of just under 100 single family homes.

The Now

The land is currently unused but apparently had been a rose (the flower) farm consisting of several very large greenhouses and a lot of empty field.  Interesting to see these pictures.  The three long structures are green houses (lots of shattered glass, I’m sure kids have had fun).

  • Aerial View of Toll Brothers Regency at Upper Dublin prior to development
    Aerial View of Toll Brothers Regency at Upper Dublin prior to development
Another aerial view of the future Toll Brothers Regency at Upper Dublin
Another aerial view of the future Toll Brothers Regency at Upper Dublin

The Future

What will this become?  The site plan is below.

Toll Brothers Regency at Upper Dublin Site Plan
Toll Brothers Regency at Upper Dublin Site Plan

 

Toll Brothers Regency at Upper Dublin - Phase 1 Site Plan
Toll Brothers Regency at Upper Dublin – Phase 1 Site Plan

A little frustrated, we were told they’d be Open by Thanksgiving, then before then end of the year, then by the end of January.  Fast forward to just this past week – a voice message to contact them if we’re still interested.  Yes, we’re interested.

Still, without knowing pricing, we rushed to put a deposit down on a lot.  Apparently prior to October, Toll Brothers had taken names of interested potential buyers and they worked through the list.  Before the phone message to us, some 20 lots had been taken either Sold or with a Deposit.  From the list of lots still available, only one had our desired southeastern, southern exposure for the rear of the house.  Lot 65.  Not listed on Phase 1 in the diagram above.  The friendly follow up email let us know there is a lot premium and the lot has a walkout basement due to the elevation that requires two options:  the walkout basement option and the 9 foot basement option.  Doesn’t sound like these options are optional.

10:00 appointment set with Toll Brothers tomorrow.