Gibson’s Grant is a spectacular new home community immersed in the natural splendor of the Chesapeake. Close-knit, front-porch-friendly, walkable neighborhoods where families experience all the benefits of this sanctuary setting. Shoes not required.
Michael and Sally often walk the neighborhood in the early morning hours before going to work. “I love seeing the blue heron and the deer in the distance”. “I feel very safe here – walking alone,” said Sally. Their neighbors often get together for “porch parties” and sometimes gather in the square outside their townhome.
They both agree that living in Gibson’s Grant is “like being on vacation all the time”. They no longer drive hours to get to their boat so they now have more time to golf, bike the Cross Island Trail and enjoy a glass of wine while watching the beautiful sunsets across Macum Creek.
Keri’s smile gets brighter when she talks about the Gibson’s Grant Community feeling. “I could knock on any door, for any reason, at any time of day”, she says. This is the ideal “front porch community”.
They love socializing with their neighbors and enjoy the “down home feel” of Gibson’s Grant. Kory says, “This place is just special”.
Judy says they are very happy with their house, the water views, especially the beautiful sunsets and the wildlife they see everywhere in the community. She says, “I just had two bluebirds sitting on my front porch”.
“We really like the small town feel.” He praises the availability of stores, their level of customer service, the friendliness of locals and the slower pace. The both say they enjoy looking out the window seeing deer, geese and the sunsets on the water.
“We don’t have to leave for anything. It is all here.” She points out that there are grocery stores, small shops, fish markets, hardware stores and medical facilities nearby. “There are so many choices here,” she says.
They agree that they found “more value here than on the Western Shore”. Julie says, “it feels like a community here and they have kept the historic heritage in the design.”
“When we lived in Virginia it took 40 minutes to get to my job five miles away. Now the commuter bus gets me all the way to work in DC in 50 minutes with no hassle. We also love to go to all the parties at the picnic pavilion. And of course we love being by the water. We didn’t think we could do that until we found this place.”
“We fell for it on our first visit. We loved the historic look and feel as well as the proximity to the water.”
“When I come across the bridge my stress is deflated. It is slower and laid back here and I am near the water”, she says. “Living in the townhome is a “lock and go” arrangement. I don’t have to think about care of the yard, or leaving an empty house. We are all friends here”.
Annette has discovered the famous Cross Island Trail which runs from the Kent Narrows to the Chesapeake Bay. “After I moved here my niece and I bought bikes so we could ride the trail. There is so much to do here”.
“Living here is relaxed and peaceful but we are close to Annapolis and the stores, the Washington museums and the beach”.
Corrin says they love seeing the wildlife in the neighborhood including deer, geese, herons and eagles. She says they also love living in a “mixed age community” having children and retirees as neighbors. Corrin says they enjoy spending time exploring the Eastern Shore. “We have easy access to wonderful day trips,” she says. They take weekend trips exploring the entire Delmarva Peninsula.
“I love the slower pace here,” Susan says. She also is pleased with the friendliness of locals. She tells the story of needing a car repair at the local gas station. “When I dropped off my car the owner of the gas station gave me his truck to drive until the car was ready. I was amazed!”
“Living here is like being on vacation. In fact, when my parents came to visit they liked it so much they didn’t want to leave”!
They wanted a “diverse neighborhood with people of common interests and a concern for the community”.
They have three school-aged children, so quality schools were at the top of their wish list.” We just love the public schools here,” said Kristin. “Each child receives personal teacher attention and the resources are outstanding. We are very impressed with the education our children are receiving and look forward to the years ahead. It is a place that brings people together and the kids are very happy. Living here is like being on vacation. People like coming home and getting outside to visit with neighbors and enjoying the beautiful community that we are now part of.”
CBEC maintains a 55 acre environmental park which buffers the development’s entrance. The Friedmans are attending training classes at CBEC where they have learned to care for the bluebird houses in the neighborhood preserve.
When asked about the attraction of living at Gibson’s Grant Ed and Eileen agree; “It’s the birds and the water.”
Jason loves to take their nine and six year old sons exploring around the community to see the variety of wildlife and take photographs of the herons and bald eagles that live nearby.
“We live like we’re on vacation,” said Laura. “This area is so laid back and not as congested as other areas.”
Laura says the boys have had a wonderful experience with the elementary schools. “It’s been nothing but good,” says Laura. Their oldest son takes advanced classes and she is grateful for the caring teachers.