With Baby Boomers Seeking New Ways of Living, Trumark Homes Debuts First Age-Qualified Community in Manteca

Trumark Homes, Origin, The Collective, Manteca
Renderings Courtesy of Trumark Homes

By Meghan Hall

As Baby Boomers—one of the nation’s largest age demographics—reach the age of retirement, their impact on residential real estate markets has been noticeable. While many boomers have chosen to reside in their original homes, driving the renovation market, others have chosen urban, big city living. Those at Trumark Homes, however, are hoping to provide another enticing option with its first age-qualified community in Manteca. Known as “Origin,” Trumark hopes that the 59-single family homes will set a new precedent when it comes to what many have traditionally viewed as the tired, retirement community model.

“It is interesting; it is people’s perception of the age-qualified marketplace that we are trying to turn around,” explained Greg Nelson, co-founder of Trumark Homes. “I think when people think of an age-qualified community, then tend to think of the old Sun City model, where you pretty much have to be disabled or in that part of your life where the walker is your friend, and you’re not as active as you used to be. What we have found is that since the Boomers have entered this demographic, age wise, they are really conscious of trying to stay youthful as long as possible. There’s been this renewed focus on health and wellness, so we wanted to approach the age-qualified, active-adult marketplace in a different sort of way.”

Trumark wanted to replicate the sense of community that are representative of age-qualified communities, but in a modern way that also allowed for an emphasis on health and wellness. The community will have a full-time lifestyle director who will curate community events, outings, activities and clubs. The community will also feature an extensive array of amenities, including gated security, pool, spa, virtual fitness center gym and amphitheater. The property also features the first ever WELL-Certified clubhouse which will feature more than 10,000 square feet of gathering space. 

“It is that connection to your neighborhood, which 20, 30, 40 years ago, this demographic had,” said Trumark’s Northern California Division President, Tony Bosowski. “They knew everybody, and that’s what we believe they are longing for and this is what the community will provide.”

Bosowski also noted that the community will also include plenty of outdoor, covered seating, and activities from bocce ball to table tennis to a large dog park.

Additionally, Nelson and Bosowski said, the homes are all single story. Residence 1 is a 2,621 square foot standalone home with a den, two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Residence 2 will total 2,703 square feet and can be two- to three- bedrooms and up to three bathrooms. The homes are designed to be luxurious, but low maintenance, so that residents can participate in other activities throughout the community. Homes have begun selling from the mid-$500,000s.

Trumark began construction on Origin in August of this year, with delivery expected in early 2020. According to Bosowski, there has been plenty of interest in the community, even though the construction process has just begun.

“There has been a very strong response,” said Bosowski. “The models that we have out there, they are very well done and beautifully designed. But with this demographic, the buying decision is much more discretionary than most market-rate buyers that are driven by changes in lifestyle or changes in jobs. Where here, it is a choice, and it is a much longer decision process to make that choice. We’ve had really strong reactions, and we’re seeing potential buyers come back multiple times. But they will take their time, and they want to see It all.

Origin is part of a greater master-planned development called The Collective. The community will total 490 single-family homes upon completion. The two other neighborhoods, called Venture and Turnleaf, will be developed by Taylor Morrison and Anthem United, respectively. Venture will feature two-bedroom homes between 1,500 and 2,100 square feet, while Turnleaf’s homes will range up to 2,500 square feet and can include up to three bedrooms. Together, the three neighborhoods are just Phase One of the project and will be developed over the next several years, along with the second phase, which will include three additional neighborhoods. 

Trumark Homes, Origin, The Collective, Manteca
Renderings Courtesy of Trumark Homes
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