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An Introduction to the Stories of Haverford Reserve Residents

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A simpler life. Three little words that speak volumes.
Everyone I know, and no doubt everyone you know, would like their life to be simpler, healthier, and happier.

For many long time Main Line residents, a simpler life means less house and more home. Less maintenance, and more time with friends. And, if you are very fortunate, it means a new home custom built for the life you want now. But I wonder…if life gets simpler, does it get richer?

This holiday, the residents of the Haverford Reserve Carriage Homes answer the question by sharing stories of their lives at The Reserve. Our first story is a quirky tale of modern romance. Please enjoy, and share, with warm holiday wishes for your simpler life from everyone at Haverford Reserve. Keep an eye out for more stories to come!

Our Daughter finds our Son-in-Law

"Do we really have to move? This is my childhood home!" my daughter Lisa exclaimed six years ago when we purchased a new carriage home at Haverford Reserve. While we eagerly anticipated moving into our first built-to-order home, leaving our neighbors and friends left Lisa crestfallen. After graduating college, she reluctantly moved back in with us – under duress!

"Barely two months after our move, a 30-inch snowstorm blanketed the region. The Reserve's maintenance crews were out in force with blowers and plows, but my daughter couldn’t wait, and ventured out, shovel in hand, to clear off her car. To her surprise, a handsome young man offered to help. When she came back inside, her face was bright pink and all smiles. "There's a really cute guy who lives two doors away,” she said. "I think I'm gonna like it here.”  

Two years later, they were married.

"Of all the things we looked forward to at The Reserve…a lovely new community, award-winning home design, and miles of nature trails, we never imagined such wonderful new friends and neighbors. Neither their lives, nor ours, will ever be the same. This really is a special place where close friendships form easily. Truly, love is in the air at The Reserve."

- Maxine Shusman,
Haverford Reserve resident since 2010

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