From the perspective of homebuyer, Pat Luewinko I lived in Connecticut my whole life and when my husband passed four years ago I was ready for a change. I was tired of dealing with snow and extreme cold and while I have family there, my daughter, Patti lived in this area with her family — my 4 granddaughters — and I wanted to spend more time with them. I wanted low maintenance and she told me about Windsong. I originally thought that I would have to go into a condo — low maintenance, detached homes in an Active Adult community didn’t exist in Connecticut. I thought surely a condo would be more affordable than a home, but that was not the case. When I checked out Windsong’s Villas at Blackberry Run in Seven Hills, I was excited about buying a home and starting the next chapter. Being a widow, I appreciate that the residents are welcoming and friendly. I was the third resident and I know everyone here. Even before we had the clubhouse, we would have “Porch Parties" and get together to hang out and watch the homes being built. Somehow I found myself the Social Chairman and I am much more involved than I would have expected — but I love it! We hold many events at our private clubhouse like pot lucks, annual Mardi Gras and holiday parties. On any given day, a group of us is headed out to eat or to see a show, and the Seven Hills water park and play ground has become my granddaughters’ favorite place. We also get together with our fellow Seven Hills residents and Bentwater; there is so much to do here. I increased my living area by landscaping my courtyard. There are now two levels and a meandering stone walkway, a couple gathering spots and a shady patio with the addition of a retractable awning.[/caption] My home plan has a great room with the kitchen, dining, and family all open and full of light with a view of my courtyard — perfect for entertaining. I really wanted a sunroom; I love that when I walk in the front door, I can see all the way through to the sunroom. I was worried at first about several things with this style home and community: Will the homes be dark? Will I hear my neighbors? Will I feel cramped with how close the homes are to each other? Everything I was worried about has been a non-issue and I am really glad I chose Windsong — they really know what Active Adults want and the homes are well built. And I love that I have a floored attic for storage with a permanent staircase and not that ridiculous pull-down ladder most other builders have. This whole experience has been great for me. I love my home and this community! Windsong at Seven Hills was a perfect choice - and as it turns out, a really fun place to live. I highly recommend buying a home in a Windsong Active Adult community - they really do make Life a Breeze!