If you long for the days when living in a neighborhood meant friendly people, block parties and a true sense of community, yearn no more. The Cottages at River Hill, West Newbury’s new pocket community, features cottage-style homes designed to embody comfort and relaxed living and encourage interaction, activity and friendly conversation amongst neighbors. Homes include yards framed with white picket fences and large front porches that encourage casual conversation and provide residents with the perfect place for entertaining.

Perfectly blending the privacy of single-family living with common services typically reserved for a condominium, it is easy to understand why this latest community, by builder and developer Cottage Advisors, is nearly sold-out. With just five home sites remaining in this enclave, Chip Hall, senior vice president, urges interested parties to act fast.

“Out of the original 30 home sites, we currently have five remaining. Three of those foundations have been poured with one home nearing completion with a projected move-in date of May,” said Hall. “Since all of our homes offer customizable finishes, this is the perfect time to purchase in our neighborhood because buyers can pick out their preferred upgrades before construction is completed. As this is a multi-generational community with a very broad appeal, homes are selling very quickly and I wouldn’t wait very long.”

The remaining homes at The Cottages at River Hill offer distinct home styles tailored to fit the needs of today’s buyers. Each three-bedroom cottage offers a thoughtfully open floor plan, first-floor master suites, and two and one-half baths. Ranging from 1,613 to 1,865 square feet, some floor plans can also be expanded to feature finished lower levels for an additional 500 to 800 square feet of living space. Buyers can choose the floor plan that best suits their lifestyle and family. In addition, each cottage boasts hardwood floors on the main level and deluxe amenities, such as stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, multi-purpose utility rooms and covered porches. As an added bonus, Cottage Advisors has designed all homes to be Energy 5 Star-plus certified, featuring Anderson Thermal Clad tilt-in windows, natural gas central heating and air conditioning, and on-demand natural gas hot water systems.

Set on 24 pastoral acres with stunning views of the rolling countryside, The Cottages at River Hill features walking trails, community vegetable gardens, and an outdoor Pocket Park with a fireplace, pergola and seating area. These homes are also desirably located within minutes to downtown Newburyport, Plum Island, the MBTA commuter rail and routes 95 and 495.

“At Cottage Advisors, we strive for that tight-knit community atmosphere and what we call ‘right-sizing,’” said Hall. “Our customers told us that they were tired of the 4,000-square-foot home, multiplex and age-targeted condominiums with superfluous rooms, so we listened.

“Here at The Cottages at River Hill, we offer beautiful, detached single-family homes with flexible floor plans and styles that reflect the needs of today’s home buyers. Our homes truly live larger than their footprint. When you couple that with the benefits of not having to worry about snow removal, general landscaping and maintenance, our residents have more time to spend with family, friends and guests.”

Visit The Cottages at River Hill Thursday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and tour the remaining home sites, which range in price between $525,000 and $589,000. For GPS directions, plug in 18 Whetstone St., West Newbury. For additional information or to schedule a private showing, call Annie Keller, director of sales and marketing, at 978-308-9102.


30 single-family homes

Landscaping maintenance

3 bedrooms

2 full and one-half baths

Upgrades available

Starting in the low $500,000s

5 home sites remaining


Cottages at River Hill

Annie Keller, Director of Sales and Marketing





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