This local organization is celebrating its 100th birthday with a new housing development

Community First to open a new development at Berkeley Square in Hamilton named Heritage Point.

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Community First to open a new development at Berkeley Square in Hamilton named Heritage Point.

Community First Solutions has been busy celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and the non-profit is planning to open a new development at Berkeley Square in Hamilton named Heritage Point.

The project is aimed at ages 55 and older community, which is part of Community First Solutions not-for-profit network, according to officials at the agency.

Heritage Point brings a new style of home to the campus and a new level of flexible pricing options, said Shelly Henderson, director of sales.

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“More people are choosing this convenient lifestyle,” Henderson said. “It’s a fun and easy way to live. Everything from fitness facilities to walking trails to social events and dining options are all within walking distance. There is something for everyone.”

Community First was established in 1918. The agency can boast that it was the first provider of older adult housing in Butler County and the second in the state of Ohio.

“Having a hundred years of experience has enabled us to hone our services to become the leader in reliable and innovative solutions. We are really excited about continuing to introduce new ideas that are on the cutting edge of older adult living,” Henderson said.

Jim and Emily Scott were the first residents to move into the organization’s most recent development, Harrison’s Landing.

“We moved to Berkeley Square nine years ago, and it has been a perfect move for us,” Emily Scott said. “As the first residents of the Harrison’s Landing development, we watched the new construction develop into a completed community of great neighbors but still part of Berkeley Square.

“We are certain the exact same thing will happen with the new development, Heritage Point, as it is constructed and look forward to welcoming new neighbors to our community.”

Kelley Lawrence, vice president of Health Services for the Community First, said growth and helping the community will always be a priority for the agency.

“Growth is essential to Community First, and we are always seeking innovative ways to meet the needs in our community. Having the opportunity to expand our Berkeley Square campus allows us to expand our existing residential options, and the space to accommodate additional amenities that further enhance the Berkeley Square lifestyle,” she said. “We understand the needs of our existing residents and are planning to meet the needs of residents we will serve long into the future.”

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Community First recently purchased 35 acres of land adjacent to the Berkeley Square campus. Heritage Point will be the first development on the extended site.

Designed to inspire a sense of community, Heritage Point will feature partially custom-made homes with modern, open floor plans as well as patios surrounded by landscaping with a master suite with spacious walk-in closet and a two car attached garages.

People interested can get a first look of Heritage Point at the Parade of Homes from 7 to 11 a.m. on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 at 100 Berkeley Drive.

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