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Live and Thrive Waterside as a Member of the Riverbend Community

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Living near water is good for your emotional and physical health.

According to marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols, author of  Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do, living near the water is beneficial for your mental and physical health. In researching the science behind these benefits, Nicholas found that living near an ocean, lake, or river can lower your heart rate, alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety, and lead to “elevated and sustained happiness.”

Waterside areas lend themselves to hiking trails and bike paths—and the water itself invites boating, fishing, and swimming. People who live near bodies of water tend to be more active outdoors, which leads to better overall fitness, more restful sleep, and a stronger sense of community connection.

Enjoy the Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Living Near Water

Located along the Delaware River, Riverbend, a new 55+ community by Gemcraft Homes, offers residents stunning views of water and wildlife. Days can begin with a few serene moments, with a cup of coffee on an expansive deck, and end at the clubhouse with friends.

In between, there are long walks and bike rides along the miles of riverfront paths, workouts at the clubhouse fitness center and indoor pool, or discussion groups at the community library. Philadelphia and Dover are an easy drive away for adventures further afield, as are the beaches at Rehoboth and Cape May.

Riverbend’s own little town, New Castle, is the sweet spot. Named one of the ten most beautiful small towns in America, it offers a rich history, cultural events, shops, and restaurants such as Jessops Tavern, a colonial-themed pub housed in a 300-year-old building.

Benefit From Amenities and a Community Perfect for a Satisfying a New Chapter of Life

While moving to a new community can feel daunting, there is something special about finding a place that works for you. Gemcraft has carefully prioritized residents’ health and happiness by designing its homes, and the neighborhood, for comfort, convenience, and active lifestyles.

Building not only homes for individual families but also a sense of community among themselves and their neighbors is always a top priority for Gemcraft Homes. Riverbend is unique in that it fosters connections between those looking for a community that offers a social life, recreation, privacy, and relaxation in the next stage of their life. Although they may have different interests and lifestyles, they share a unique goal of enjoying life and creating lasting memories.

Riverbend offers single and two-story floor plans, with owner suites on the first floor, as well as a Villa plan starting from the low $400s. New buyers will find a wide range of choices for customizing their home’s cabinets, countertops, lighting, flooring, and other fixtures. All Gemcraft homes feature high ceilings and plenty of natural light.

Riverbend, a gemcraft homes community

gemcraft homes logoReady to learn more about the Riverbend community? Call our team at (800) 291-7436, or fill out a form to request more information. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for pictures, updates, floor plans, and more!

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