Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My New Neighborhood

I absolutely L-O-V-E my new home and neighborhood. I just snapped a few pictures a couple of days ago so I could share with my family and friends. The neighborhood was designed by an architect from New Orleans.

My house has a great view of the fountain. In the front yard it's really relaxing to hear the water while gardening or just visiting with neighbors.

I really like the little accents like this potted plant at one corner. As I walk through the neighborhood I'm always spotting things that I didn't see before.

This is the clubhouse pool. The neighborhood is full of retiree's so the pool is always vacant. It's like my own private oasis without the maintenance. You can lounge and since there is about a million fountains it feels a bit like a resort.

This is the back view of the clubhouse. Every other Friday evening the neighbors meet and we have a wine and appetizer mixer. It's really fun and a great way to meet everyone.

This is the front of the clubhouse. It's very Southern style if you ask me. They have converted one of the rooms into a library so you can check out books. On Saturday mornings they have a group that meets for danishes and coffee for a book club. I'm thinking of attending this weekend.
We've been needing some rain. The waterline is really down. Normally the water flows under the bridge and makes for a small waterfall. It's still pretty but I do wish we had some much needed showers. Perhaps I need to do a little rain dance this afternoon.

One thing I truly enjoy about the neighborhood is that I don't have to leave the gated community to walk. There's plenty of walking trails. It's really safe and relaxing.

I have two Magnolia trees in my yard. I love them so much. My husband doesn't like picking up the leaves in the front yard but I think they are worth it. I like to snip some clippings and put them in a vase. Magnolia's are so pretty.

Hope y'all enjoyed the tour.


Anonymous said...

Amazing and very elegant home, beautiful garden, I lake it!

Kisses and greetings:)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You are right, it is a beautiful neighborhood. Love the fountains, pond, and the club house looks great also. Hugs, Marty

Trish {Pink Preppy Lilly Lover} said...

Sweetheart! Oh my goodness! Your new neighborhood looks absolutely LOVELY! Wish I could grab a stack of magazines and join you at that beautiful pool, I am SO SO SO SO VERY VERY happy for you!! Hope to catch up with you soon! xoxoxo

Petunia said...

I love your new neighborhood! It definitely reminds me of Louisiana. That is so nice that you have the pool practically to yourself...not many children in your neighborhood? I have two small Magnolia trees in my yard, too, along with the palm trees. We also have three Gardenia tree/shrubs but they aren't looking so great this year...I guess I need to find out what they need.

Ruth said...

I love your new neighborhood. The Friday parties sound like fun.

GamecockQueen said...

I'm so excited for you!! What a GORGEOUS neighborhood!! I also love magnolias. I love the way they smell, slightly citrus. This is very detail oriented, but I love how they have a matte finish to them as well, and how they look in photographs. I'd love to have them at a wedding-one day! :-)

Super happy for you!!!