Ponderosa breaks ground on 55-plus Ironwood community

110-unit development will be first gated senior living community in Pleasanton

Ponderosa Homes has broken ground on a new 110-unit gated senior home community in the Ironwood neighborhood off of Valley Avenue and Busch Road--the first new home development in Pleasanton this year.

The Village at Ironwood will be a subdivision of detached, single-family, age-restricted homes for residents 55 and older.

"As a builder, we have strong roots in Pleasanton and are extremely pleased to continue our relationship with the city," said Cindy Douglas, vice president of sales and marketing for Ponderosa.

Ponderosa officials said Pleasanton is primed for senior communities such as The Village. According to a recent Census Bureau report, Douglas said, Pleasanton's 55 and over population has grown by 2,000 residents since 2000. When built, The Village will be the third detached, single-family community aimed at that group in the East Bay, joining similar developments in Brentwood and Walnut Creek, she said.

Offering primarily single-story models, floor plans range from 1,900 to 2,700 square feet and amenities including a fitness center, pool and bocce ball court, as well as clubs and organizations to promote socializing.

Ponderosa is also pioneering a green building initiative in Pleasanton that aims to create homes that meet Build It Green's Green Point rating of at least 100 points. At The Village, homes will include energy-saving tankless water heaters and photovoltaic solar panels.

The community will also be built with a state-of-the-art storm drainage system and pervious paving materials to help clean and control water runoff as well as to reduce impact on local streams and the San Francisco Bay. In lieu of front lawns, there will be various groundcovers that are drought-tolerant.

Models will open next spring and the homes are expected to be completed in fall 2010.

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Posted by Over55
a resident of Country Fair
on Sep 13, 2009 at 10:26 am

Where is there information about the models, floor plans, lots, etc.?

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2009 at 3:40 pm

From $1.4M to $1.6M, this over 55 year old is priced out.

Web Link

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2009 at 3:51 pm

I may have the wrong Ponderosa home web site listed above.

I think the over 55 age development is called the Village at Ironwood. Not sure what that will cost out at. I think it is actually where you buy in at quite a hefty sum...but then are guaranteed a home and meals and services for life?

Maybe someone else will know better.

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Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 15, 2009 at 10:37 am

I've been looking for something for my mom so she can be close to me but have her independence that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.... I'm hoping that HUD will be a part of this new development as well. How do we get on a waiting list for this new development?

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Posted by Cindy Douglas
a resident of Ironwood
on Sep 16, 2009 at 11:48 am

In response to the comments above, The Village at Ironwood will be an active adult community for those 55+, there will be 4 floorplans, ranging in size from approximately 1900 - 2700 sq. ft. Pricing is expected to start in the low 700's, although this information is preliminary at this time and subject to change due to ever changing market conditions. This will be a gated community of 110 single family, detached homes. To get further information about this community you can go to the Ponderosa Homes website and register by checking the box, "The Village at Ironwood". Please visit: Web Link

Cindy Douglas
VP Sales and Marketing
Ponderosa Homes

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Posted by June
a resident of Ironwood
on Sep 16, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Rick, the houses you mentioned earlier are the new Ponderosa homes in the Mohr/Martin Area on Mohr Avenue selling in the $1.4M range. They are also in Ironwood, but are different from the Village which are the 55+ homes. The other senior development mentioned with the "buy in" for meals and services for life is the planned Stoneridge Creek retirement community on Stoneridge Drive. Stoneridge Creek has a sales office I believe on Stoneridge Drive near Hacienda.

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