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Friendships Formed: A Look Inside Life At Trendsetting 55+ Condos

The growing population of active adults age 55 and better are discovering Gatherings at Mercer Crossing, the 55+ condo community by Beazer Homes in Farmers Branch. Gatherings is designed for those looking to downsize without sacrificing the must-haves in their homes.

“Our residents are usually at a phase where they just want more time to enjoy the lifestyle they’ve been working toward. They’re drawn to Gatherings because they can focus less on home maintenance and more on the things they want to do, like pursuing their passions,” says Jason Oates, division president for Beazer Homes Dallas/Ft. Worth.

Don and Dixie George, current Gatherings residents in the Dallas area, say there’s practically no maintenance to speak of. “It makes it easy to go out to the lake house to work for a weekend and not have to worry about watering the outdoor plants back home,” Don says. “It’s just so easy here.”

The hallmark of Gatherings is the low-maintenance way of living, which includes everyday conveniences like trash valet service, professionally maintained grounds, secure building entrances, and a garage for every home. And just outside the property is a thriving neighborhood bursting with amenities and shopping.

New Friendships Take Root

In a community of neighbors who have all decided Gatherings is where the next best chapter of life begins, a natural social network emerges.

“You know there is a group of us ladies that do some fun activities together. We go to lunch, we go to brunch, we’ve had high tea,” says Diane Crane, a current Dallas-area Gatherings resident. “There is so much fun here and so much camaraderie. It’s a great place to live.”

Other residents have formed weekly walking clubs, enjoying the beautiful hike and bike trails through the Mercer Crossing master plan. Even the four-legged residents have formed a social circle. Daily meetups at the dog park have become a part of the Gatherings lifestyle. The residents of one floor have become such close friends that when one dog went off to training, there was a basket full of his favorite treats waiting once he graduated.

Onsite amenities at Gatherings at Mercer Crossing include a bocce ball court where residents host friendly tournaments. The winner takes home the trophy and bragging rights. In addition, there is a barbecue area with tables and shade cabana, a greenhouse for growing vegetables, and a fitness center complete with ellipticals, light free weights, and a ballet stretch barre.

“Now that the barbecue area is open, several of the residents have a Sunday brunch together at least once a month,” says Dixie. “We really love it here.”

“At the heart of Gatherings living are built-in opportunities for socialization, fitness, and recreation in an area bustling with energy. It invites a rich social experience to grow among adults in similar life stages. We love building communities where lifelong friendships spark,” Oates says.

Delight in a Lower Cost of Living

Gatherings homes are more than just beautiful spaces at affordable prices. Underneath it all is a series of built-in energy efficiencies to help homeowners save on utilities.
Sharing the same high standards as all Beazer homes, the condo buildings are ENERGY STAR® certified, with energy-efficient details in place to increase comfort and lower monthly utility costs.

Energy savings remains central to the value Beazer delivers in all their homes. So that homeowners know just what to expect, they share an estimated monthly energy cost for each home. “We like to help buyers anticipate their expenses from the start,” Oates explains. “We’ve put this practice in place not only for single-family homes, but for our 55+ condos as well. With our construction practices, the average monthly energy costs for Gatherings at Twin Creeks are about $95* per month.”

Discover Your Dream Home

Gatherings at Mercer Crossing is located at Luna Road and Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. Each single-story home offers four floorplans ranging from 1,529 to 2,031 square feet, each with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an optional office, a private balcony, and a garage. Thoughtfully designed in a variety of styles, home finishes are professionally selected to provide quality and style for years to come.

The homes in the third and final building range in price from the $370,000s to the $430,000s. Four model homes at Gatherings will be open for touring Sunday and Monday from 12 to 6 PM, and Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM. Appointments are encouraged. Please visit or call (972) 294-7035 for more information.

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