Sweetie and I may decide to move, next year, to a smaller house. Once The Boy goes off to college, it'll be us and the Babies! and we don't need the giant place we've got now. Plus, it's an older house with a lot of maintenance.
I've started looking around for builders and communities, just in case, and doing that made me regret that I don't live in Indianapolis.
That may seem a non sequitur, but it's not. In searching for builders, I came across a site advertising Adams & Marshall Homes, an Indianapolis New Home Builders company. Adams & Marshall's site is easy to navigate and full of helpful information like a blog by their company, but more than that, they've got listings and maps of the communities they build in, and floor plans and renderings of the houses they build.
And what houses! These Indianapolis New Home Builders advertise something called a "maintenance free" house (that's the dream!), locating houses in Indianapolis Maintained Communities where they build energy-saver homes that require little maintenance, and the communities provide lawn care in the summer and snow removal in the winter.
A new house, with no snow shoveling or lawn mowing -- it's almost enough to make me move to Indianapolis, except the commute would drive me nuts.
The site notes that Adams & Marshall is Indiana’s #1 provider of leisure living, but it looks to me like they're the number one provider of great houses. I spent a good 15 minutes going over the floor plans and communities and thinking to myself how great it'd be if I could take advantage of their company.