Veteran’s Parkway Estates is the first development in Marshfield to cater to adults nearing retirement or already there. Developer Larry Shortess got the idea after spending several winters in Florida and looking around at other such communities in Wisconsin.
“If it works in Wausau, why won’t it work here?” he says. At capacity, Veteran’s Parkway Estates will have 34 condos, two units to a building. They come in three sizes: 1,900, 1,600 and 1,400 square feet, ranging in price from $225,000 to $279,000. The 13-acre development is gated, with wooded lots, a small park and a walking trail. Condo fees cover mowing and snow removal – an important amenity because Shortess expects at least some of the residents to be snowbirds who head South for the winter.
As an adult community, residents must be at least 50, though their spouses can be younger. “We have showed it to 750 people in two years,” says Shortess, owner of Eastside Development LLC. “It is just unreal. We’ve had 15 or 20 people who say this is exactly what we want, but they are two or three years away yet.”
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