Frequently asked questions


What makes Gettysburg a great place to retire?

When you retire in Gettysburg, you’ll enjoy the charm of this iconic town along with easy access to big-city conveniences, farm-to-table dining, arts and culture, full-service shopping, and high-quality health care. Metropolitan areas such as Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland, are just a short drive away, making it easy to travel, enjoy expanded cultural opportunities, and stay in touch with family and friends. As you settle into the safety of your small-town atmosphere and scenic Amblebrook surroundings, you’ll also appreciate the sense of financial security that comes with retiring in Gettysburg. Many are attracted to Pennsylvania for its low sales tax rate — with exemptions for food and clothing, along with a variety of retiree-friendly tax policies; including tax exempt income sources, rebates on housing costs and property taxes, and a 6% state sales tax.

What are some things to do near Gettysburg, PA?

When you live at Amblebrook, you’ll see that your adventure bucket list starts close to home because there is no shortage of things to do near Gettysburg. Located just 20 minutes from the scenic Appalachian Trail—which extends over 2,000 miles from Maine to Georgia—Amblebrook connects you to four seasons of outdoor activities that include hiking, skiing, fishing, golfing, and more. If you prefer a more relaxed outing, spend the day touring the scenic battlefields before visiting a local winery or brewery. With expert knowledge on all things Gettysburg, our Lifestyle team is here with a long list of exciting options for you to choose from.

Are there retail shops and restaurants near Amblebrook?

When it comes to shopping, everything you need is close by. In downtown Gettysburg, you’ll appreciate how seamlessly the shopping and dining venues blend into the town’s quintessential atmosphere. Retail options include something for everyone, from artisan boutiques and specialty shops to stores designed just for kids. Insider tip: To keep the grandkids coming back again and again, take them to Nerd Herd—a truly unique game store run by local students.

In addition to shopping, Gettysburg offers dining experiences that range from casual snacking to special-occasion gourmet feasts. For an authentic date-night destination, check out the historic Dobbin House Tavern, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Or, spend a gorgeous Gettysburg evening with Amblebrook neighbors on the lively courtyard at Mason Dixon Distillery. Our local Lifestyle team knows all about Gettysburg and nearby restaurants and shopping. Just stop by Amblebrook Central at The Rock Creek Club for more information.

Is Amblebrook at Gettysburg an age-restricted community?

Yes. At least one member of the occupied household must be 55 years of age or older. No one under the age of 19 can occupy the home for an extended period. However, 20% of the residents may be 45 years of age or older. Anyone can purchase a home. For more details about this, please discuss with your builder of choice.

Who builds the homes at Amblebrook?

The quality homes at Amblebrook at Gettysburg are built by three award winning, trusted homebuilders; Lennar, Caruso Homes, and Elevate Homes.

Will the homes have garages?

All homes include include 1- or 2-car garages with options for additional space depending on the home plan.

When will the models be complete?

Prepare to be inspired by 10 professionally decorated and luxury appointed model homes. Models are open 7 days a week from 10 am until 5 pm. Meet us at The Boulevard to start your tour.

If I choose to build at Amblebrook, can I pick my homesite?

Yes. Once you meet with your builder of choice, you’ll be able to pick the perfect home and homesite that best meets your needs. At Amblebrook, you’ll find a wide selection of homesites, many with scenic views of trees, water, and other natural features.

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Does Amblebrook have any move-in ready homes?

While move-in ready homes are a great way to quickly begin enjoying the Amblebrook lifestyle, availability varies because these specialty offerings are in high demand. For a current list of move-in ready homes, please contact us for a current listing of move-in ready homes.

How can we be assured that the clubhouse and amenities will be completed as planned?

As an experienced developer of resort-style communities across the U.S., Crown Community Development understands the significant role amenities play in ensuring the enjoyment and wellbeing of our 55+ residents. To this end, we have made an upfront investment in major infrastructure, the first phase of The Rock Creek Club is complete and enjoyed by our residents. The ground-breaking of the fitness center, another community amenity that, when complete will be 24,000 square feet, is scheduled for Dec. 2021. Barring no major delays caused by weather or supply chain, we expect to open the Fitness Center in the fall of 2022.

What are the hours of the Clubhouse?

Rock Creek Club opened in Oct. 2021 and the hours are 8 am to 8 pm – 7 days a week. Times may fluctuate based upon planned community events.

Will the community allow golf carts?

Yes. Street legal golf carts are permitted on Amblebrook’s roads within the community.

Where will the dog park be located?

Two dog parks; one for small dogs and one for large dogs, are planned near the tennis and pickleball courts and community trailhead at the Rock Creek Club campus. Estimated completion date is Spring 2022.

Will there be a swimming pool?

Yes, we will have two pools: an indoor 4 lane 25-yard lap pool and an outdoor leisure pool.

Will there be a restaurant in the community?

Residents and guests enjoy the Heartland Café’ located in The Boulevard Welcome Center. In addition to the Heartland Café and its offering of fresh coffee, juices, smoothies, salads, and sandwiches, a market is stocked with specially curated grab-and-go options and last-minute gifts from beloved and local Gettysburg farms, bakeries, and specialty stores.

At the Rock Creek Clubhouse, the Nourish Kitchen, Lounge, and the Community Hall’s catering kitchen will offer residents everything they need for resident potlucks, parties, and community wide events.

What kind of educational classes will be offered at Amblebrook?

Our Lifestyle Director is already assisting residents with realizing their dreams to continue learning. With the state-of-the-art Sage Theatre and a plethora of experts in and beyond Gettysburg, tell us what you want to learn, and we will make it happen.

Will there be special programming targeted to grandkids?

In addition to seasonal activities throughout the year, Amblebrook will be the place they can’t wait to visit. Outdoor amenities like the fishing dock, miles of trails, a planned outdoor pool make Amblebrook a perfect place to gather with grandkids for hours of fun and games.

What are the HOA fees? And what do those fees include?

The HOA fee monthly fee is $290 which includes maintenance, operations, access and use of all community amenities. This specifically covers lawn maintenance of individual homesites and common areas (some rules may apply). Snow and ice removal from common walkways and areas as well as homeowner driveways, sidewalks, and walkways to the porch roofline.

Will HOA fees increase over time?

A build-out budget for the entire community has been established and the developer has planned to subsidize the shortfall until the community is fully populated setting forth a plan to hold fees as steady as possible each year.

What kind of internet service will be available?

Comcast High Speed Internet will be available along with a menu of additional services they provide.