Frequently asked questions

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GENERAL

Is Amblebrook at Gettysburg an age-restricted community?

Yes. At least one member of the occupied household must be 55 years of age or older. No one under the age of 18 can occupy the home for an extended period. However, 20% of the residents may be 45 years of age or older. Anyone can purchase a home. For more details about this, please discuss with your builder of choice.

What can I expect during my onsite visit?

When you arrive at Amblebrook, our Lifestyle Sales Manager will greet you in our Welcome Center, where you can enjoy a craft coffee, tea, or latte from our onsite café and market. She will review and answer all your questions and take you on a tour of our onsite amenities, and if you would like to meet with a resident, she can connect you with one to share their perspective on life at Amblebrook.

After the amenities tour, you can meet with all five of our award-winning builders and tour their model homes. We suggest planning to spend about an hour to an hour and a half with us, but feel free to take as much time as you need!

HOMES

Who builds the homes at Amblebrook?

The quality homes at Amblebrook at Gettysburg are built by five award winning, trusted homebuilders: Lennar, Caruso Homes, DRB Elevate Homes, DR Horton, and Ward.

Will the homes have garages?

All homes include include 1- or 2-car garages with options for additional space depending on the home plan.

Are basements available in the community?

Basements are not available in the community. However, the builders offer an optional sky basement that offers all of the features and convenience of a traditional underground basement in a loft-like design with plenty of natural light.

How many model homes are available to tour?

Currently we have eleven professionally decorated and luxury appointed model homes, with an additional model under construction. Models are open 7 days a week from 10 am until 5 pm. Meet us at The Welcome Center to start your tour today!

If I choose to build at Amblebrook, can I pick my homesite?

Yes. Once you meet with your builder of choice, you’ll be able to pick the perfect home and homesite that best meets your needs. At Amblebrook, you’ll find a wide selection of homesites, many with scenic views of trees, water, and other natural features.

Click here for more information on our award winning homebuilders.

Does Amblebrook have any move-in ready homes?

While move-in ready homes are a fantastic way to quickly begin enjoying the Amblebrook lifestyle, availability varies because these specialty offerings are in high demand. For a list of move-in ready homes, please call our team at the welcome center at 717-345-8150.

HOA

What are the HOA fees? And what do those fees include?

The HOA fee monthly fee is $315, which includes maintenance, operations, access, and use of all community amenities. This specifically covers lawn maintenance and care of individual homesites and shared areas (some rules may apply), as well as snow and ice removal from common walkways and areas, homeowner driveways, sidewalks, and walkways to the porch roofline.

Will HOA fees increase over time?

A build-out budget for the entire community has been established and the developer has planned to subsidize the shortfall until the community is fully populated setting forth a plan to hold fees as steady as possible each year.

UTILITIES

What kind of internet service will be available?

Comcast High Speed Internet will be available along with a menu of additional services they provide.

What are the utilities at Amblebrook?

The utilities are natural gas heat supplied by Columbia Gas, electric is supplied by either Adams Electric or MetEd/First Energy based upon which portion of the community you live in, and public water, and sewer supplied by York Water Company.

LOCATION

Why is Gettysburg a wonderful place to retire?

When you retire in Gettysburg, you’ll enjoy the charm of this iconic town along with easy access to big-city conveniences, farm-to-table dining, arts and culture, full-service shopping, and high-quality health care. Metropolitan areas such as Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland, Harrisburg, Hershey, and Lancaster are just a short drive away, making it easy to travel, enjoy expanded cultural opportunities, and stay in touch with family and friends.

As you settle into the safety of your small-town atmosphere and scenic Amblebrook surroundings, you’ll also appreciate the sense of financial security that comes with retiring in Gettysburg. Many are attracted to Pennsylvania for its low sales tax rate—with exemptions for food and clothing—along with a variety of retiree-friendly tax policies, including exemptions on income from Social Security, pensions, IRAs, and 401(k) plans.

To learn more about the tax perks of retiring in Pennsylvania, see our convenient benefits flyer.

What are some things to do near Gettysburg, PA?

When you live at Amblebrook, adventure starts right at home. Located just 20 minutes from the Appalachian Trail, which stretches over 2,000 miles from Maine to Georgia, Amblebrook offers year-round access to outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, fishing, boating, and golfing.

For a more leisurely experience, explore Gettysburg’s historic battlefields before stopping by a local winery or brewery. And for even more recommendations, stop by to chat with our expert Lifestyle team – with extensive knowledge of all things Gettysburg, they will be more than happy to provide you with an exciting list of options to choose from.

Are there retail shops and restaurants near Amblebrook?

Shopping and dining options in Gettysburg are plentiful and conveniently located. Downtown stores and restaurants blend seamlessly into the town’s atmosphere, offering a variety of artisan boutiques and specialty shops – and if you’re looking for something to keep the grandkids entertained, don’t miss out on the Land of Little Horses or the Nerd Herd – a unique game store run by local students.

Likewise, Gettysburg offers dining experiences that range from casual snacking to special-occasion gourmet feasts. For an authentic date-night destination, check out the historic Dobbin House Tavern, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Or spend a gorgeous Gettysburg evening you’re your Amblebrook neighbors on the lively courtyard at Mason Dixon Distillery.

In fact, there are so many options to choose from that we’ve put together a vicinity map to highlight some of our favorite Gettysburg spots!

Where are the closest grocery stores?

There are three grocery stores in the area. Giant Grocery store, located approximately five miles away off Route 30 W, Weis Markets, located approximately five miles away on Old Harrisburg Road, and a family owned, and operated grocery store, Kenny’s Market, located approximately 7 miles from Amblebrook.

How close is Amblebrook to medical facilities?

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital is approximately eight miles from Amblebrook on Gettysburg Street. Penn State Health Milton S Hersey Medical Hospital is approximately 1 hour away, and John Hopkins Hospital is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes away from the development.

Additionally, Amblebrook has curated a wellness partnership with WellSpan Health and has two dedicated onsite wellness suites dedicated to Physical Therapy, Athletic Training and assessments and massage. In fact, we have a wellness concierge specifically for Amblebrook residents that they may call to schedule onsite appointments.

AMENITIES

How can we be assured that the clubhouse and amenities will be completed as planned?

As an experienced developer of resort-style communities across the U.S., Crown Community Development understands the significant role amenities play in ensuring the enjoyment and wellbeing of our 55+ residents. To this end, we have made an upfront investment in major infrastructure. The Rock Creek Clubhouse and the Fitness Center are completed, and the residents are enjoying the amenities to the fullest.

What are the hours of the Clubhouse?

The Rock Creek Clubhouse opened in Oct. 2021, and the hours are 8 am to 8 pm – 7 days a week. Times may fluctuate based upon planned community events and seasonality.

What are the hours of the Fitness Center?

The Rock Creek Fitness Center hours are 7 am to 7 pm – 7 days a week. Times may fluctuate based upon planned community events and seasonality.

Will the community allow golf carts?

Yes. Street legal golf carts are permitted on Amblebrook’s roads within the community.

Where is the dog park located?

Amblebrook is home to two dedicated dog parks – one for small dogs and one for large dogs. The parks are located near the tennis and pickleball courts and community trailhead at the Rock Creek Club campus, and our furry friends are enjoying their amenity.

Will there be a swimming pool?

Yes, we have two pools: an indoor four lane 25-yard lap pool and an outdoor leisure pool opening Summer 2023.

Will there be a restaurant in the community?

The Welcome Center’s Heartland Café serves up fresh coffee, juices, smoothies, salads, and sandwiches. In addition, the market offers specially curated grab-and-go options and last-minute gifts sourced from beloved local Gettysburg farms, bakeries, and specialty stores.

For events at the Rock Creek Clubhouse, residents have access to the Nourish Kitchen, Lounge, and Community Hall’s catering kitchen, providing everything needed for resident potlucks, parties, and community-wide events.

What educational classes will be offered at Amblebrook?

Our Lifestyle Director is already assisting residents with realizing their dreams to continue learning. With the state-of-the-art Sage Theatre and a plethora of experts in and beyond Gettysburg,  just tell us what you want to learn and we will strive to make it happen.

Will there be special programming targeted to grandkids?

In addition to seasonal activities throughout the year, Amblebrook will be the place they can’t wait to visit. Outdoor amenities like the fishing dock, miles of trails, an indoor pool and an outdoor pool make Amblebrook a perfect place to gather with grandkids for hours of fun and games.

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