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Shadow Lake Village is located in the charming town of Red Bank, New Jersey. It is the perfect place for busy adults who want to live a full and exciting life. This gated community for people aged 55 and up isn't just about the different types of homes it has; it's also about the wide range of services and activities that are available to meet the needs and interests of its residents. In this blog post, I talk about the peaceful way of life in Shadow Lake Village. I focus on the community's golf course, swimming pool, clubhouse, and many events that make it a popular place for seniors to live.

A Community Designed for Active Living

Shadow Lake Village was carefully planned to encourage active living in a beautiful setting. Everyone can find the…

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On the whole, US homeowners still routinely prefer detached homes. 82%, in fact, according to the US Census Bureau in 2015. Just 5.5% of US homeowners live in townhomes. But this is another story in metropolitan areas like New York.

Semi-attached homes, which refer to a dwelling that shares a common wall with another, are extremely popular in Staten Island and the outer New York City boroughs in general. This type of home, ideal for small urban and suburban land plots, has a rich and varied history of helping to meet housing demand in densely populated areas throughout the world.

 

A Brief History of Semi-Attached Homes

To accommodate growing populations and save on construction costs, semi-attached homes popped up all over Staten Island post…

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What historical trends shaped the landscape of Staten Island, including the home you live in right now? From colonial to ranch-style to art deco, we go into our own architecture here in Staten Island in this interview broadcast live via Facebook!

Every day, the buildings you take for granted actually conceal an interesting history. We start when the island was first settled in the 1600's by the Dutch, and the abundance of Dutch colonials we still see today inspired by our Dutch history. We also see our Dutch history in our names, like Arthur Kill and Great Kills- "Kill" meaning river in Dutch!

The major driving factor of change in Staten Island has been The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. This shaped the borough in a major way by urbanizing it. During…

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