“It’s the little things...” as the saying goes. Yet an appreciation for smaller details is lost on most developers, who instead have their sights set on the big picture
That’s why it deeply resonates with homebuyers when they experience all the thoughtfully planned, small touches that make such an incredibly big difference within Rodrock Developments.
Darol Rodrock has always been focused on the needs of family first, as a teacher, coach, and later as a homebuilder and developer. That’s why Darol includes so many added extras in each of his communities.
His developments are delicately laced with paved trails, linking neighbors, providing easy access to the communities’ amenities and local schools, and serving as an invitation for evening strolls and friendly meetings. Unparalleled amenities— including well-equipped playgrounds, zero-entry pools, richly appointed clubhouses with workout facilities, sports courts, and more—delight families and build a sense of community and camaraderie.
Friendships and families are further fostered through get- togethers hosted by both the Homeowner’s Associations and Darol’s groundbreaking Moms’ Council. An abundance of family-friendly activities are planned thanks to the Council, including spring egg hunts, pool-opening parties, July 4th bike-a-thons, and pumpkin-carving contests. In December, families adore the holiday hayride and caroling event, which features huge Belgian draft horses pulling wagons down luminary-lit streets.
Farmers’ Markets bring fun and fresh produce straight to residents. Meanwhile, eNeighbors, an e-newsletter and website devoted to each community, allows neighbors to trade messages, look for sitters or lost pets, sell items, plan back-to-school parties, and more.
“Newcomers tell us all the time that living in a Rodrock Development community is more like living in a small town, where neighbors look out for one another,” says Brenda Sanders, President of Rodrock & Associates, Realtors®.
It’s a difference that stuck with Kathryn Hays, who grew up in a Rodrock Development and absolutely loved the time her family spent in Wedgewood.
“I remember thinking our neighborhood was always so pretty and so well maintained,” she recalls. “We had such a wonderful community and thoroughly enjoyed the playground, pool, and walking trails. I have so many precious memories of my childhood there.”
So when Kathryn and her husband began talking about building a home, she immediately began scouring Rodrock Development’s website.
The family moved into their new home in Forest View at the end of March. “Simply put, it’s perfect,” Kathryn says. “Forest View has everything we hoped for: beautiful but secluded views, close highway proximity, amazing pool and splash pad, huge playground and walking trails, not to mention an elementary school in the neighborhood, a middle school a mile away, and a new high school under construction within 2 miles.”
“We were pinching ourselves as neighbor after neighbor visited with cookies, and the neighborhood welcome committee brought us an entire welcome tray of goodies and information when we moved in,” she continues. “We arrived just in time for the neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt and were incredibly impressed with amount of work that was put in by community volunteers to create such a wonderful family event.”
A bevy of little things have made a big difference for residents such as the Hays and countless others throughout Darol’s more than 35-year career. There’s a reason homebuyers and agents alike consider Rodrock Developments standouts within the state. Stop in at a Rodrock Development and look around—you’ll be surprised how many little extras add up to one amazing home-buying experience.
For more information, visit Rodrock.com