Recently, Allen Harris, developer of The Springs of Mill Lakes, was interviewed for an in-depth story in The Wall Street Journal about the wants and needs of today’s boomer homebuyers, especially with regard to the newest developments in technology: “Tech-Savvy Seniors Want Latest Design Amenities,” by Joseph Dobrian. Here are some excerpts from the article:
Indoors and Out
The Springs of Mill Lakes, in Opelika, Ala., incorporates the latest technologies both indoors and out, according to Allen Harris. (…)
High-tech securing features include cameras at the community’s entrance with resolution high enough to read license plates, and Opelika is the only city in Alabama with its own fiber-optic service and network, (OPS ONE) – plus round-the-clock repair service with a two-hour service window.
“This community will be served by fiber optic secured by the side of the home,” Mr. Harris says. “That is a big plus for this generation, which spends more time online than millennials.”
“You can also have a TV camera at you front door that activates your cell phone when someone approaches. You can operate your garage door from your cell phone. We’ll have USB outlets underneath the upper kitchen cabinets for easy storage of charging phones.”
From: Tech-Savvy Seniors Want Latest Design Amenities, Gadgets, Design Features, Accessories: There’s Room for All by Joseph Dobrian, The Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2017
In 2016, Opelika Power Services introduced OPS ONE – the new name for all of the blazing fast Video, Voice and Data services available to Opelika residents and businesses. ONE: One Network Experience.
Being able to offer OPS ONE to new homebuyers is very much in line with the vision of Allen Harris. “I am building a single-family community for Baby Boomers. They are savvy buyers, heavy internet users and keen consumers of fast, convenient broadband services.”
In addition to offering amenities that appeal to ‘tech-savvy seniors,’ The Springs of Mill Lakes has numerous other amenities that appeal to many interests of today’s sophisticated buyers, such as:
A 3,500 sq. ft. clubhouse, The Owl’s Roost, that features:
- Fireplace Gathering Lounge
- Catering Kitchen
- Fitness Center
- Meeting / Flex Room
- Ballroom Dance Floor
Other amenities at The Springs of Mill Lakes:
- Zero Entry Pool
- Pickleball Court with VersaCourt Outdoor Tiles
- Two Lakes:
- Bass-stocked Lake for Fishing
- Recreational Lake
- Walking / Nature Trails
- Garden Plots
- Event Lawn
- Perpetually Protected Wildlife Sanctuary (45 Acres) Owned by the HOA
- There will also be a brand new rental senior living community with independent living, assisted living and memory-care adjacent to The Springs of Mill Lakes.To learn more about this beautiful 55+ neighborhood that offers the latest technology and design advances, or to add your name to the VIP interest list for The Springs of Mill Lakes, please visit www.TheSpringsOfMillLakes.com.
For information about available lots and floorplans, please call (334) 454-4504.