Hopefully our neighbors in the newer sections have noticed our sprucing up the Townes at Walden. We have enlarged the area covered by fencing around our perimeter. We have added new playground equipment in our tot lot on the corner of Reidel & Hopkins Roads. We are in the process of removing many trees that have overgrown their welcome and some that were destroyed during our challenging winter.
Our parking is extremely unforgiving, but we managed to sort it out and assign two spaces with numbers for each residence thus insuring they will have a place close to their front doors regardless of the weather or time of day or night.
The parking lots in both sections have been repaired, the asphalt sealed, and new lines and curb markings painted. Many of you in Walden may not know this, but our homeowners are responsible for our interior roads and the common areas including lighting, grass and trees. The cost per household per month is much greater than, say along Chelmsford single family homes. However, it does give us the flexibility to make our own decisions on whom we contract for snow removal, lawncare, lighting and street maintenance.
Our management agent, Mary Wallace of Wallace Management, provides intensive homeowner support and walkthroughs on a regular basis to insure we maintain a high level of appearance and pride in our neighborhood. Being the oldest (1989) and first sections to be completed and occupied in the Walden Community, it is imperative to have this goal to preserve our property values.
Now that the road improvements on Route 3 & Hopkins have finally begun, the folks in our community will have an easier time of entering and exiting the Hopkins Road intersection. The Townes homeowners have the additional benefit of being close enough to walk to the new shopping center being built across Route 3. This will no doubt affect the resale value of our homes as the new mall workers and management looking for close by living have the Townes accessibility right across the street.
Stay tuned for more info on our morphing community.