Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours,” – or so a certain Aussie soap theme tune goes.
And Karen Isherwood would certainly agree.
Karen attended a ‘Welcome Party’ organised by Redrow at its popular Lucas Green development in Whittle-le-Woods near Chorley. There she met some of her soon-to-be–neighbours, who are now becoming good friends.
Karen, 35, a part-time estimator, says: “The welcome party was a nice way to meet the neighbours and it meant we recognised each other and knew each other's names when we moved in. Our children played with another little girl at the welcome party so they were really excited to move in and see their new friend again."
“It made me feel like we weren't just buying a home, we were going to be part of a community too, which is exactly how it has worked out.”
Karen who, with IT husband Nick, 44, has two children, Sebastian, five, and Jasmine, three, says: “We are really enjoying the house, it is a lovely family home in a great location and is everything we had hoped it would be.
"We have bought a four-bedroom Welwyn which is so beautiful and spacious – and we have wonderful views of fields from our living room that we hadn't anticipated. It is just perfect.
“But what has made it even better is having such lovely neighbours. Everyone is friendly and it's one of those places where people stop to chat and help each other out. Sebastian and Jasmine have become good friends with the little girl they met at the welcome party and they often play together. Her mum and I have taken the children for walks and to the park together too.”
Redrow sales director Claire Jarvis isn’t entirely surprised by the friendships that are springing up at Lucas Green.
“Unlike moving into an established neighbourhood where everyone knows everyone else and newcomers might feel like ‘outsiders’, here everyone is new to their homes, their street, maybe even the area, and looking to form new bonds – our post-reservation welcome parties really help on that front,” Claire says.
Lucas Green is a collection of three and four-bedroom homes from Redrow's sought-after Heritage Collection, close to Chorley. There are currently four-bedroom detached properties available from £299,995.
For more information about all properties call 01257 367077 or visit www.redrow.co.uk/lucas
. Alternatively call into the sales centre, off Dunham Drive, which is open daily between 10am and 5.30pm.
Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1billion turnover and building more than 4,000 homes in 2014/15 financial year. Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:
• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.
• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.
• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.
Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015 and the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk