One fortunate dividend from the pandemic is that many people are finding new connections with the outdoors. Whether it’s walking your dog, jogging by the shore or venturing out in a kayak, the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay area has proven to be a refuge for many people in 2020.
For those lucky enough to live in a waterfront community with a temperate climate, there are innumerable opportunities for passive and active recreation this winter season. If you are considering purchasing a home in the region, Koch Homes’ Pondview and Gibson’s Grant developments offer unsurpassed beauty and access to all of the amenities and activities afforded by close proximity to the Chesapeake Bay.
Annapolis is one of those towns that takes on a magical vibe during the holiday season. The city’s historic waterfront, military provenance and relatively temperate climate make it ideal for making the most of the outdoors during the winter months. Check out some of these activities the city is hosting this season!
If an antler-festooned shuttle boat seems like just what you need to get out of the house and into the holiday spirit, then take the family on a cruise along the shore to check out the Lights on the Bay that will be going on through January 1st of the new year.
If holiday lights are your go-to festivity, Annapolis also offers their signature Eastport Lights Yacht Club Parade. On December 12th, the bay will be filled with sparkling, colorful lights and merry boaters spreading cheer.
One of the most festive shopping experiences on the entire eastern seaboard is Annapolis’s Midnight Madness, scheduled for December 3rd and 10th from 4 pm-12 am and December 17th from 4 pm-11 pm. Get out of the house and hunt for some bargains and deals during this unique late-night event. Retailers all throughout downtown will follow county safety guidelines, ensuring a safe and rewarding shopping opportunity for all.
At the extraordinary Pondview community in Millersville, MD, it’s not a question of what to do, but how to find the time to do it all. With a dedicated park, pond, fire pit, hiking trails, a lovely pier and a sheltered picnic area, Pondview’s abundant amenities are ideal for family-oriented outdoor fun. Snow permitting, there is even a sledding hill to check out! At Gibson’s Grant in Chester, MD, you can enjoy many of the same activities, taking advantage of the community pavilion and fishing pier to spend some quality time with loved ones.
Beyond the outdoor common amenities at Gibson’s Grant and Pondview, the individual homes available also provide ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Covered porches, decks, and spacious backyards are all available, allowing homeowners to create their own vision for outdoor living. Some creative ideas to customize the space include adding a fire pit, a bocce court, or a traditional English or Japanese garden.
As with all Koch homes, elegant and traditional architecture is expertly combined with modern amenities and flexible floorplans to adapt to rapidly changing lifestyle demands.
With stunning homes geared towards an active, outdoor lifestyle, Koch Homes invites you to explore the wonders of the Chesapeake Bay region. Contact our staff to view any of our available properties.