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About Bailey Park 55+ Community of Benton, PA

Rick Iddings - CEO of Bailey Park 55+ Community of Benton, PARick Iddings of Innovative Building and Design Inc. is a developer on the cutting edge of the growing popularity of 55 plus communities. As baby boomers outgrow their large homes and want to downsize they will be looking for a home where someone else takes care of unwanted tasks, gets rid of all the needless worries, and surrounds themselves with resources and inspiration. In other words they are looking for “A Wonderful Life”. And that is just what Bailey Park is. Does it ring a bell? It should Bailey Park gets its name from the famous movie of 1946, “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

Bailey Park, a 55 plus community, takes you back to a nostalgic era when you had more free time for the people and things you love the most. Rick describes it as “…the warm feeling of a life where the community is close and people are treated with honesty, respect, and dignity. Bailey Park gives you the best of both worlds…country living in picturesque surroundings with access to larger communities of culture, shopping and fun”.

Bailey Park is nestled just outside the town of Benton in Columbia County Pennsylvania. The Progressive Farmer Magazine recently rated Columbia County in the top 10 rural places to live in America. Northern Columbia County is home to rural farmlands, state forest, nature preserves and Fishing Creek. Nearby, Ricketts Glen State Park is a Registered National Natural Landmark with more than 22 Waterfalls. Columbia County has twenty four 19th century bridges including the only twin covered bridges in the nation. But close to Bailey Park are larger towns, culture, restaurants, and a top-notch medical facility, The Geisinger Health System. Residents will enjoy nearby golf, fishing, hunting and hiking and within walking distance from Bailey Park is the nearly 20,000 square feet Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center. With low cost of living, low crime rates and living in the country but close to everything, you would think it could not be more wonderful.

Innovative Building and Design, Inc. with over 20 years building experience will be the exclusive builder in Bailey Park. Homes will offer floor plans you grow into, not out of. There will be 44 single family homes that span over 11 acres. Two or three bedroom plans with two full tiled baths are available and nearly 1300 sq. ft. of open living space. Homes will offer one or two car garages, covered porches, cathedral ceilings and lots of green amenities such as geothermal heating and cooling systems, Energy Star appliances, and Pella windows and doors. Each home will be handicap accessible.

If you’re looking to simplify your life, be able to pick up and go at the drop of a hat with no hassles or worries, then Bailey Park may be the right place for you. An open house is being planned for spring 2011 and Rick would like to invite you to come see Bailey Park and what it has to offer. He is sure, as you are driving along Fishing Creek to Benton you’ll get that feeling before you even reach your destination. This could be “A Wonderful Life”.