From: Flammer Relations, Inc.
Published: Mon Mar 12 2007

As new homeowners move to Clark’s Grove, a neighborhood of traditional homes located just minutes from Covington’s town square, almost everyone recognizes the camaraderie between neighbors and the friendships formed at the community. Carol and Ellis Dunbar, one of the first couples to move to the community, have thoroughly enjoyed how well everyone seems to know one another and Diane Crais, who moved in almost three years ago, is still thrilled to be living in her new community.

Chosen for what the Dunbar’s felt was a nice area, the decision to move to Clark’s Grove was based on a desire to downsize, and they felt the community was a well conceived idea. The Dunbar’s chose a Craftsman-style home that is also EarthCraft. “We are very pleased with the quality of construction of our EarthCraft home,” said Mr. Dunbar. “Our utility bills remain at a minimal.”

The Dunbar’s not only love their 2,300 square foot home, but they also appreciate living in a community where everyone knows everyone else. They have held numerous functions at their home for the community, including a Christmas party, Memorial Day cookout, Halloween party and more.

Mr. Dunbar also really appreciates how cooperative the builders at Richport Properties were. ”We had no trouble getting things fixed that needed it,” he said. “Though there weren’t many things that needed to be fixed in the first place.”

For Ms. Crais, the decision to move to Clark’s Grove was an easy one. She had a need to downsize from her larger home on Main Street, and loved the way Clark’s Grove had a look similar to that of early 1900s homes.

“I just love the way old homes look,” said Ms. Crais. “The community isn’t like one of those where your neighbor’s house two doors down looks just like your own. While all the houses have a similar modern feel on the inside, they are all very different on the exterior ??" just like they were back in the day.”
Ms. Crais, who lives with her daughter Katie, chose a low country cottage-style EarthCraft home with three bedrooms and two and half baths. She has enjoyed the low utility bills as well, and also loves the long windows in her house.

“I am a big cat advocate and have three of my own, one of which is crippled,” said Ms. Crais. “The cats love the big windows and the screened-in back porch that they frequently get to go out on.”

Ms. Crais also enjoys the close proximity of Clark’s Grove to the town square, and enjoys taking the mile long walk with her two dogs and cat. Similar to the Dunbar’s, Crais enjoys that most everyone in the community knows one another, and people seem more amicable and enjoy stopping to chat while taking a stroll.

With a mix of town homes and cottages, Clark’s Grove is a community with a diverse mix of traditional architecture with the charm of small town living. Within walking distance of the historic Covington town square, one look at Clark’s Grove and it will be understood why the traditional neighborhoods of yesterday were so successful.

Children attend Poterdale Elementary, Clements Middle, and Newton High School.
Richport Properties, 30 Years of Building a Better World. For Richport Properties at Clark’s Grove, call 770-385-0480. Visit Richport on the web at www.richport.com.

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Company: Flammer Relations, Inc.
Contact Name: Lana Drucker
Contact Email: lana@flammerpr.com
Contact Phone: 770-383-3360

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