The National Association of Home Builders recently named Traditions of America the 55+ Builder of the Year. In addition, Traditions of America took home another three Gold Awards and five Silver Awards for excellence in the nation's most prestigious active adult housing awards competition.
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At a ceremony on January 19, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) named Traditions of America the "55+ Builder of the Year." Traditions of America took home a total of nine awards – four Gold and five Silver – for marketing, design and lifestyle excellence in the nation's most prestigious active adult housing awards competition.
Pittsburgh is not commonly thought of as a destination for retirees; however, the city consistently makes the list of best places to live.
Pennsylvania is moving up on the list of places to retire in the Northeast, but it’s not always for the reasons one might think. While superb geriatric medical care in Pittsburgh and state retiree tax breaks are a huge plus and a definite draw, the folks we found are interested in the lifestyle.
And they’ve all found what they’re looking for in the same place, just in different cities. Each couple we interviewed has settled into a Traditions of America community, 55 and up neighborhoods located on the outskirts of Pennsylvania’s most popular cities.
Similar to some model units at senior living communities, guest homes at Traditions of America allow prospects to test drive the community before buying into it.
“Try Before You Buy” is the name one of its programs, which aims to make the decision to move easier for potential homeowners.
"The baby boom generation has been traveling their entire lives and staying in four-star hotels. They know what a spa bath looks like and they want to have it in their homes," said Timothy McCarthy, managing director of Traditions of America, a developer of active-adult housing communities in Pennsylvania.
Forget Millennials … tech trends are for the 55 and over crowd. At least that’s the philosophy Traditions of America follows—and hopes to expand on—after this year’s International Builders’ Show. The privately owned multifamily developer and builder in Pennsylvania has delivered more than 2,500 active adult homes since the company started in 1997.
Traditions of America is building more than just 55-plus communities; the Pennsylvania-based company is improving the lives on consumers one home at a time. After 30 years serving the Mid-Atlantic, Traditions continues to develop lifestyle communities that offer award-winning homes and resort-style amenities to promote active living.
Retired high school teachers John and Judy Woffington are trading their home on a three-acre lot in Marshall, Pa., near Pittsburgh, for one that sits on about a third of an acre — not because they don't like the house they've owned for 34 years, but because the whole idea of mowing the lawn and shoveling snow has become too much.
Click here to read an article within The New York Times regarding new approaches to retirement communities and featuring Traditions of America.
Traditions of America wins three awards at the National Association of Home Builders' 50+ Housing Awards in Best of 50+ Housing Awards for Marketing. Traditions of America took Gold winner in the Best 50+ Sales and Marketing Event category for the opening event for Traditions of America at Sewickley Ridge active adult community; Silver in the Best 50+ Integrated Marketing Campaign for the launch of Traditions of America at Bridle Path in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley; and another Gold Award in the Best 50+ Online Marketing Strategy.
Click here to read the article in 'The Star-Ledger' on Traditions of America's award winning lifestyle.
Development of the new active over 55 community at Sewickley Ridge continues and some of the salvaged fixtures are finding a new home at the Pine Valley Camp.
At National Association of Home Builders “Best of 55+ Housing” Awards, Developer of Retirement Living Communities Takes Home Total of Nine Awards for Marketing, Design and Lifestyle
At National Association of Home Builders “Best of 55+ Housing” Awards, Metro Pittsburgh Community Takes Home Awards for Sales, Marketing and More
Traditions of America Recognized as One of Pittsburgh’s Top Home Builders in the 2015 Pittsburgh Business Times Book of Lists
Radnor, PA – September 16, 2015 – Traditions of America, Pennsylvania’s leading developer of 55 and over communities, has been recognized as one of Pittsburgh’s top home builders by the Pittsburgh Business Times. In the business journal’s most recent issue, Traditions of America was ranked as the 4th largest area home builder based on figures submitted from 2014.
Radnor, PA – May 6, 2015 – Jack Salmon, who previously held executive positions in public and private real estate investment trusts, has joined Traditions of America as Chief Financial Officer.
Traditions of America Hosts Education Sessions for 55+ Prospective Homebuyers on Innovative Financing Option
Traditions of America, Pennsylvania’s leading developer of 55 and over communities, has a long-standing history of offering a range of innovative programs to help buyers reduce stress and manage their move. Throughout the month of July and August the organization will be hosting a series of free seminars on a financing solution known as Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), led by HECM Specialist Julie Didyoung.
Pittsburgh Over 55 Community Recognized for National Excellence with Two GOLD Best of 50+ Housing Awards
Sewickley, PA – January 26, 2015 –Traditions of America at Sewickley Ridge took home two Gold awards last week from the most prestigious 50+ housing awards competition.
Learn the ins and outs of reverse mortgages, and how active adults can use this financing solution to purchase a new home. This free seminar features HECM Purchase Specialist Julie Didyoung and is sponsored by Traditions of America at Sewickley Ridge.
Pittsburgh Area Active Housing Market Shows Strength with Record Number of Guests and Deposits at 55+ Community Model Grand Opening Event
Sewickley, PA – July 2, 2014 – The Pittsburgh area 55 and over community, Traditions of America at Sewickley Ridge, has already experienced great success in its early phases. In the spring of 2013, 54 deposits were placed in only two hours during a presales event. The recent grand opening of the community’s 7 brand new, fully decorated models drew over 500 interested active adults, 36 of them bought on the spot!
Radnor, PA – May 13, 2014 –Traditions of America, Pennsylvania’s leading developer of 55 and over communities, has promoted Sara Kosteva to Director of Marketing. Kosteva joined Traditions in 2010 as Marketing Manager. In her new role, Kosteva will have increased budget responsibility and expanded duties related to hiring/training sales and marketing team members.
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Radnor, PA – May 1, 2014 – “Corporate social responsibility” – businesses taking on greater responsibilities in the greater community – has gained traction as a marketing tactic in recent years. But at Traditions of America, Pennsylvania’s leading developer of 55 and over communities, corporate leaders and homeowners have made an increased commitment based on deeply personal experiences.
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Metro Pittsburgh 55 Plus Community Wins Two Gold Awards for Excellence in National Best of 50+ Housing Program
Sewickley, PA – February 6, 2014 –Traditions of America at Sewickley Ridge, the newest 55 plus community in Metro Pittsburgh, took home two Gold awards for housing excellence in the nation’s most influential award’s program.
Radnor, PA – October 29, 2013 – Traditions of America has been listed at position #3 on the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Home Builders list, reflecting the Pennsylvania active adult community developer’s strong sales in 2012.
Sewickley, PA – August 6, 2013 – Traditions of America, Pennsylvania’s leading developer of active adult lifestyle communities, has secured the final approvals needed for construction to begin on Traditions of America at Sewickley Ridge. This new homes development just 12 miles outside of Pittsburgh last week received its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. This approval puts the new community on track for a groundbreaking in early September.
High Demand at Pittsburgh Area Community Traditions of America at Sewickley Ridge Demonstrate Greater Strength in Active Adult Housing Market
48 Deposits Placed in Only Two Hours for Over 55 Community Overlooking Pittsburgh Hills
OVERVIEW: A presales event for a new over 55 community in Sewickley, PA, attracted over 110 interested active adults of which 96 secured a new home. In only two hours, Traditions of America at Sewickley Ridge recorded 48 deposits for new homes. Builders attribute the high demand to a combination of product, location and an improving active adult housing market both locally and nationally.
Radnor, PA – June 19, 2013 – Traditions of America, a leading developer of over 55 active lifestyle communities, was once again recognized by Builder magazine as one of the nation’s leading home builders on their BUILDER 200 list.