Featured Community: Brookshire

Brookshire Model Home Interior

If you’re looking for a new home in an amazing community that offers the best amenities you should consider looking at one of Judd Builders’ wonderful communities. Built in up and coming areas, all of our communities offer an array of conveniences including amazing school districts, the best shopping, and a friendly atmosphere, especially Brookshire.

Located in Zionsville, PA, Brookshire is one of Judd Builders many wonderful communities with new luxury single-family homes that are perfect for families! Starting in the Upper $300s, each home will suit the modern family’s varying needs. With seven different models to choose from, you’ll be sure to find your family’s dream home. Each model home design is complete with 4-5 bedrooms, 2-3 baths, a 2-3 car garage, a lavish owner’s retreat, and a gourmet kitchen. Don’t forget to enjoy and admire the spectacular mountain views that Brookshire has to offer! You won’t have to worry about home renovations anytime soon when you work with Judd Builders. We take pride in our building process and ensure that your home is built to the quality you expect so you get the home you deserve.

This spectacular community is on the border of Lehigh and Berks County, allowing the residents of Brookshire to experience the amazing attractions that both counties have to offer. The best thing is there are attractions for every season and every family as well! Enjoy the Brookside Country Club or Saucon Valley Country Club and play a game of golf or tennis with your friends and neighbors in Spring and Summer. Or stop at nearby shopping and browse the stores in the Lehigh Valley Mall and South Mall all year long. Gear up for the winter season and visit Bear Creek Mountain Resort, where you can enjoy snow tubing or skiing with your family. You can even have a fun family day and visit Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in the summer or Arnold’s Go-Kart and Family Fun Center for family fun all year long!

There is so much to enjoy in the tight-knit community, however, because of Brookshire’s amazing location there is much more to enjoy outside of the community as well. Just minutes from the community are the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 78, and Route 22 giving you the option to explore activities outside of the area. Travel 15 miles to Allentown and Bethlehem or you could travel 40 miles to King of Prussia or 50 miles to Philadelphia for a change of scenery and adventure! Once you’re done exploring you can easily return to your luxurious new home in Brookshire.

So if you’re looking for a brand new home in a convenient location with a wonderful tight-knit community and the best amenities you should consider moving to Brookshire or one of our other communities. For more information feel free to contact us! We’re happy to answer all your questions!

10 Ways to Make Your House More Welcoming to Your Guests

Are you gearing up for company and want to make your living space a bit more inviting? Make your home more welcoming with just a few easy and quick steps. From adding small décor elements to arranging furniture, you can easily make your house more welcoming for your guests. Just follow these ten helpful tips on how to make your house more welcoming!

1. Start With the Entrance
Your entryway is the first thing that welcomes your guests, so make sure you spend extra time decorating your entrance! The front of your home should usher in your guests with great lighting, a piece of art or a mirror, something that will draw your guests attention into your home. When decorating, feel free to experiment with décor. Go bold and try to find a statement piece or go with something as simple as a chic welcome mat!

2. Add Soft Textures and Textiles
Adding different textures to your home design is the simplest trick to make your home more welcoming. Adding soft textures and textiles creates a sense of coziness. From fluffy carpets to smooth wooden furniture, surrounding yourself and guests with these soothing textures they can touch will make them feel comfortable. Texture is also easy to integrate into home design and makes a room feel less rigid, making it more welcoming instead!

3. Add Layers of Pillows and Blankets
Nothing screams comfort like pillows and blankets! Layering décor element like pillows and blankets on your sofa or chair is key to creating a cozy space your guests will love. Invest in pillows of different shapes and sizes as well as blankets with different colors and textures. It’s a surefire way to make your home more inviting to guests.

4. Keep Seating Intimate and Easily Accessible
The seating arrangement in any room is extremely important when it comes to making your home more welcoming. It’s best to keep your seating relatively close together and easy to access, to make guests feel comfortable. Placing furniture too far apart and placing too many objects in between is disrupting and creates a sense of distance, which isn’t very welcoming.

5. Put Amazing Smells on Display
The power of smell plays a key role in making your home welcoming. A great smelling home is always inviting and draws guests in. Light scented candles that everyone will love. From fragrant flowers to freshly bake cookies, there are endless options for you to choose from.

6. Pick an Inviting Color Scheme
Whether you are just moving into your new Judd Builders home or thinking about redecorating, paint color is really important when it comes to creating a welcoming atmosphere. Color has the ability to elicit different moods, so when you are picking a paint color or color scheme for your house, make sure to choose a color that is inviting.

7. Don’t Forget About the Bathroom
Focusing on making your main living spaces welcoming is great, but you shouldn’t forget about making the bathrooms inviting as well. Whether your guests are staying for a couple hours or overnight, you’ll want to make sure that there is enough toilet paper, soap, and clean towels for your guests. Also, think about the overall design of the bathroom as well when you are decorating!

8. Add Natural Elements
Adding natural elements like plants into your décor will bring life to your space, making it more welcoming. Also, make sure to vary the types of natural elements you add into your space. From tall leafy plants to fragrant flowers, experiment with different plants to bring life to the room and make it more inviting!

9. Be True to Your Own Unique Design and Style
Don’t feel like you have to follow all of these tips and tricks exactly. When you are planning and designing your home make sure to stay true to your own unique style and personality! Your guests will definitely take notice and feel welcomed if your house matches your personality.

10. Attack the Stacks
If you have a stack of bills, magazines, or mail somewhere in your house, make sure to go through them and file them away. Having the clutter on display will distract your guests, keeping them from enjoying their time with you!

Looking for a new home where you can invite your friends and family to visit? Why not look at one of Judd Builders new construction homes, all which are located in sought-after areas. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer any of your questions!

College Bound? Essential Dorm Room Decorating Tips

Is someone in your family college bound? Help them get ready for the next big step when it comes to moving into their dorm room. Getting used to dorm room living can be tough. In order to make the transition easier, help them bring the comforts of home to their dorm room. From providing the essentials to reminding them of home, check out these helpful decorating tips to make their dorm room feel like a home away from home!

Find the Best Furniture Layout
Before the unpacking and decorating begins, look at the overall space of the dorm room and the furniture that you have to work with. Moving certain pieces of furniture from one place to another can oftentimes make a world of difference when it comes to the layout of your room. Make sure to assess everything and find the best layout that creates the most space!

Add Color to Your Walls Without Paint
Most universities won’t allow anyone to paint the walls of the dorm rooms, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add color to your walls! There are plenty of different options that you can experiment with when jazzing up your walls. Bring artwork or posters to hang up on a bare wall or opt to hang up a tapestry to brighten up the room. Get creative and think of cool ways to add pizzazz to a bland dorm room like this cool DIY wall art!

Loft Your Bed for Space
Lofting beds in a dorm room will free up valuable floor space. Most dorm beds offer the capability of lofting, so take advantage of this feature! Once the space is freed up, add a desk, storage, or even a futon under the bed to maximize the valuable space.

Coordinate with Roommate
Planning on living with a roomie? Make sure to communicate between each other so that your décor doesn’t clash. Nothing is worse than realizing that both of your personal styles don’t mix very well. Communicate and coordinate as much as you can so you don’t run into this problem. Also, don’t feel like everything has to match exactly, the décor can vary just make sure that it doesn’t clash!

Add Area Rugs
Most dorm rooms don’t have any carpeting, which can lead to cold floors. However, this can be easily fixed by adding area rugs! Finding a rug that is the right size for the dorm room is going to be rather difficult. Opt for smaller area rugs to add warmth to the room. Also, don’t be afraid to experiment with using multiple area rugs if you can’t find a big enough rug to fit the majority of the space. Multiple area rugs will add beautiful texture and warmth to the dorm room.

Desk Accessories
Desk accessories are absolutely essential to any dorm décor because that’s where the studying will commence! Make sure you have everything you need for late night study sessions. From much needed storage to the crucial desk lamp, all these accessories are necessary for an effective study space!

Rethink Your Hamper
Hampers are an essential part of any dorm room. Everyone needs a place to store their dirty laundry and keep their room tidy. However, store-bought hampers tend to take up a lot of valuable space. So rethink your hamper and make your own that won’t take up as much space like this unique DIY hamper.

A dorm room is your child’s home away from home. Make sure to help them bring the comforts of home with them as well as the essentials to make dorm life amazing!

Looking for a new home in a wonderful area? Check out one of Judd Builders fantastic communities, all which are located in sought-after areas! Have any questions? Feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer any of your questions!

6 Ways to Beat the Heat

With summer in full swing, everyone is looking for ways to stay cool and beat the sweltering heat. From cooling sprays to optimizing your fans, there are plenty of ways that you can stay cool throughout the summer. Here are eight helpful ways to beat the heat this summer!

Drink More Water
It’s always important to stay hydrated all year round, especially in the summer. Because of the summer heat, your body will need more water to stay hydrated. You can easily drink more water by carrying a reusable bottle around to track your progress throughout the day!

Make a DIY Cooling Spray
Having a nice cooling spray around the house to use whenever you are feeling overheated is a perfect way to beat the heat! Brew a pot of peppermint tea and cool it in the fridge. Once it’s cooled, pour it into a spray bottle and mist yourself whenever you’re feeling a little warm. This brew is better than just regular water because the menthol in the tea provides a wonderful cooling feeling.

Optimize Your Fans
Utilizing fans correctly will help you save energy and stay cool through the summer. If you have ceiling fans, make sure to run them counter-clockwise for optimum cooling. As for window fans, face them out rather than in during the night to sleep more comfortably. Facing the window fan out will suck all the warm air out of your room and keep the room cooler for a great night of sleep!

Avoid Using the Oven
Using the oven will produce a lot of unwanted heat in your home that you are trying to keep cool. Try to avoid making any dishes that involve heating up the oven. Instead find recipes to make that rely on other electrical appliances or an outdoor grill!

Drink Chrysanthemum Tea
For a quick and easy way to cool down, drink chrysanthemum tea. Served hot or cold, it is said that chrysanthemum tea helps lower body temperature and also soothes heat rash!

Take a Cool Shower
One of the easiest ways to cool down is to take a nice cold shower. This is a quick way to lower your body temperature and rinse off any sweat!

Say cool all summer long with these easy tips and tricks and make sure to pass them along to all your friends and neighbors! And if you’re looking for a new house to stay cool in check out Judd Builders! We have a lot of wonderful communities in the Pennsylvania region. Have any questions? Feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer any of your questions!

4 Decorating Tips to Help Your Child’s Room Grow as He or She Ages

Children’s rooms are always fun to decorate. It’s the perfect place to have fun with design and let your kids express themselves. Although your kids might love their bedroom now, they might not feel the same way about it a couple of years down the line. Because kids grow up at an alarming rate, they tend to out grow their rooms. So you have to ask yourself, do you keep revamping the room every time your child grows out of it or do you decorate now so that they can grow with the room? If you decide to go with the latter, here are four decorating tips to help your kid’s room grow as they age!

1. Keep it Neutral
Neutral walls are one of the safest ways to go when painting any room. Bright, bold, and colorful walls might appeal to your child now, but they are likely to outgrow it fairly quickly down the road. However, don’t feel that painting a neutral color on the wall will make your kid’s room unexciting! The neutral color sets the perfect backdrop for your child’s growing personality and it’s also easy to decorate around. Along with the neutral colors, you can add quirky accents that reflect your child’s interest or personality. Add color with furnishings instead of paint color! Also, when you are deciding on what color to paint, let you kids be a part of the decision. Ask them what color they really want to paint their rooms. If they ask for a non-neutral color, don’t worry. Go pick up a few paint chips with colors that you are okay with and let them choose from the three to five options that you’ve picked out. This will help them feel like they are a part of the process.

2. Don’t Choose a Theme
When it comes to kids rooms, it’s best not to stick with a “theme.” Your kids might want a room with their favorite cartoons or princesses adorned everywhere, but later, they’ll want something more grown up. So instead of choosing a theme and sticking to it, take elements of that theme and incorporate it into small accent pieces in the room. For example, if your kid is a huge superhero fan, find some cool artwork to hang up or an accent pillow with their favorite characters. This way, once they grow out of it, you can adapt the small décor elements to something more age appropriate without it requiring too much work.

3. Choose Classic Pieces
One of the biggest mistakes is choosing themed furniture that your kids will outgrow FAST. If you decide not to choose and stick to a theme, great! However, this next step is the most important part of the process, so choose wisely. Treat the furniture in your kid’s room as a long-term investment. Hunt for items that are classic so they won’t go out of style and your kids can grow with it. This way, you won’t have to overhaul the whole room when your kids tastes and personalities change, you’ll just have to focus on replacing smaller items throughout the room. However, don’t alienate your kid out of the decision making process. Find a few furniture options that are classic that will also appeal to your child. Then, let them choose from those options as well.

4. Let your Kids Make Decisions
Even though it might be easier to make all the design decisions yourself, you’ll want to involve your kids and let them make decisions as well. It’s their room, so they should have a bit of a say! However, don’t let them take full control over the design. Instead, ask them what they would like in their room, like what color they want to paint. Once you have an idea of what they want, pull three to five options of colors, beds, and décor options that they can choose from. Therefore, you still have control over the design of the room, but your kids also feel like their thoughts and feelings were respected!

With these helpful decorating tips, you’ll be able to create a bedroom for your child that they will love and grow with. If you’re looking for a home that is perfect for the family, visit Judd Builders website, and find the right community for you! Our new construction homes fit the modern family’s need. Don’t miss your chance to live in one of our spectacular communities. For more information, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer any of your questions!

12 Places in Your Home You Forget to Clean

Cleaning might be a hassle, but it is absolutely essential to do for every household. However, hidden dirt and dust can easily build up in unexpected places in your house that even a clean freak may forget to clean. Therefore, here’s a list of 12 places in your home most forget to clean, so you can target those neglected spots and cover every inch of your home!

Pillows
Yes, you wash the cases to your pillows; however, you should also wash the actual pillow once every three to six months to remove any mold, bacteria, and odors. Most pillows are machine washable, so you should be able to throw them into the laundry to clean them. This goes for throw pillows as well. Just be sure to check the labels to see if they are machine washable before throwing them in the laundry.

Doorframes
Places up high or hard-to-reach areas are always the first spots in your home that everyone forgets to clean, especially the top of your doorframes. This hard-to-reach area collects a lot of dust. Make sure to wipe a feather duster or cloth across the top, sides, and entire surface of the doorframes to avoid dust build up.

Under Appliances
The small space under you major appliances collects a lot of dust, grime, and even food. Pull out your refrigerator, stove, and other appliances out every once in a while to clean the surface under them. When you do this, make sure you give the area a good and thorough cleaning. Clean the coils of the refrigerator with a coil cleaning brush, vacuum, and wipe down the walls and sides of the refrigerator. Complete the same cycle for your stove and other appliances as well.

Baseboards
Just like doorframes, baseboards collect a significant amount of dust as well. Baseboards collect dust all day from a multitude of things, especially rooms with a lot of foot traffic. The best way to clean your baseboards is to either vacuum them or run a damp cloth along the surface of them. However, unlike doorframes, this is a cleaning chore you should add to you weekly cleaning list, or at least clean them every other week!

Ceiling Fans
If you haven’t run your ceiling fan in awhile than there is most likely a thick build up of dust. Make sure to clean the blades of the ceiling fan every once in a while to rid your house of excess dust. The easiest way to do this is to grab a pillowcase and put it over the ceiling fan blades. Then pull the pillowcase off and wipe off all the excess dust inside the pillowcase!

Dishwasher
Even your dishwasher needs a good cleaning every now and then. Make sure to clean the dishwasher filter and run a cycle with hot water with a cup of white vinegar. This will help remove hard-water deposits, soap scum, and clogged food debris.

Small Appliances
Most areas that individuals forget to clean are the places that are out of sight, like the insides of small appliances. Every once in a while, make sure to unplug your small appliances and give them a cleaning!

Window Treatments
If you are trying to deep clean you house, don’t skip your curtains or window treatments. Curtains build up and collect a lot of dust, dirt, and pollen, so make sure you clean them every once in a while. You can vacuum them from top to bottom or wipe a damp cloth over them. However, if you’re luck and you have machine washable and dryable curtains, throw them in the wash!

Books
Dusting the shelves in you house isn’t the only thing you should clean! Don’t forget to clean the books that the shelves hold as well. When books are left untouched, the paper deteriorates faster. Make sure to remove the books from the shelves and dust along the spine and tops of the book and flip through the pages. The best thing about this cleaning task is that you only have to do it once or twice a year.

Trash Cans
Although your trash cans are just a receptacle for trash, you’ll want to give them a clean every now and again. Take your trash can outside to rinse it. Use a hose, a long-handled brush, and a mixture of white vinegar and warm water to scrub out any bacteria or mildew that could collect in your trash cans.

Shower Curtains
Bring your shower curtain back to life with this quick and easy fix! Throw the curtain in the washing machine with your towels. Add detergent and a cup of baking soda and you shower curtain should come back to life without any spots or soap scum!

Washer and Dryer
It might seem counterproductive or unnecessary, but you should clean the machines that clean your clothes every once in a while! There are a multitude of things that could cause mildew to build up in your washer and dryers. From poor ventilation to leaving damp clothes in your washer, mildew can collect and encourage growth. To prevent this, clean the rubber door seals with 1 cup of chlorine bleach and 2 cups of warm water. Once you’ve finished that, fill the bleach dispenser with bleach and run a complete cycle with hot water without any clothes. You should do this every two to four months to keep every thing clean! As for your dryer, make sure the exhaust duct is cleaned every year by a professional. Not only will it keep your clothes clean and safe, but it is also more efficient and will help you save money.

If you forget to clean these areas, don’t worry! It’s okay if you don’t clean these areas every time. Just make sure you don’t forget about them and clean them from time to time!

Are you looking for a new home to move into? Check out all of Judd Builders many wonderful new construction communities in the Pennsylvania area! From bustling Siena Place to the quaint community of Meadow View Farms, there is bound to be a community that is the perfect fit for you! For more information, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer any of your questions!

How to Throw a Barbecue Like a Boss

Summer is unfortunately coming to an end, so soak up as much summer sun as you can throughout the next month and throw an amazing barbecue! Invite all of your friends, family, and neighbors for a fun get-together and enjoy the outdoors before the weather starts to change. Here are some tips to help you throw a barbecue party like a boss!

Invite Your Guests
You can’t have an awesome barbecue without friends, family, and neighbors! If you’re planning on throwing a barbecue get-together, make sure to contact anyone you are inviting right away and let them know about the upcoming festivities so they don’t make other plans!

Go for a Potluck Style BBQ
Potlucks are the easiest way to throw a fantastic barbecue. When you invite your guests, ask them to bring a side dish or drinks to share with the group. There is no shame in asking for help, and most people usually ask what they can contribute to the get-together, even if it’s as simple as bringing a bag of chips and dip!

Pick Easy and Classic Recipes
You don’t always have to go all out when you throw a barbecue. Keep it simple and easy and stick to classic recipes that you know everyone loves. However, if you really want to experiment with the menu feel free! Just know you don’t have to go all out to impress everyone. Also, when you are planning your menu and grocery list, think about if your guests have any food allergies or specifications. Are there any vegetarians? Is one of your guests gluten-free? Ask when you invite your guests, so you can plan accordingly and have alternative options!

Pick the Perfect Drinks
Just like picking easy and classic recipes, you’ll want to stick with drinks you know everyone enjoys. Make sure to have an array of options for people to choose from. Some people might prefer a non-alcoholic drink. So have alternative options on hand so everyone can have a refreshing drink. Also, feel free to make your own beverages. It could be as simple as lemonade! Do some research and find a beverage you would like to try and add it to the mix!

Make the Best Playlist
Music always enhances any party or get-together. Make a playlist before your barbecue that screams summer to set the perfect mood all afternoon and evening long. Stick to music selections that are popular among everyone and will keep your guests smiling and wanting to dance!

Bust Out Yard Games
Nothing screams barbecue like a bunch of backyard games. Bust out all the popular yard games that you have and have them ready for your guests to enjoy. From classic yard games like croquet, horseshoes, corn hole, bocce ball, and badminton to new yard games like KanJam, make sure there are games to entertain your guests all day and night! Check out some of these DIY outdoor party games, perfect for any barbecue!

Keep It Simple
There is no need to overdo your barbecue with an excessive amount of decorations. In fact, you don’t even have to decorate at all for your barbecue if you don’t want to. Just put out enough tables and chairs for your guests and hang some lights or candles for when it gets dark and enjoy the fun-filled day with your friends, neighbors, and families!

Don’t Forget about Dessert
Everyone is so focused on the actual barbecue that everyone forgets about the most important part of the get-together – dessert! Again, you dessert option doesn’t have to be fancy or over the top, go for something simple that everyone enjoys. Set up a sundae station and serve ice cream sundaes or get a fire going with an outdoor fire pit and let everyone make s’mores. Whatever you decided to do for your dessert, make sure it easy to make, serve, and clean up, so you can enjoy the festivities as well!

Looking for a great neighborhood to host barbecues in? Check out all of Judd Builders wonderful planned communities! And if you have any questions, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer all of your questions!

Superb Summer Events in the Philadelphia Area

Get ready to set aside time and make plans with your friends and family all month long with these fun, upcoming events! From the wonderful Old City Eats to Screenings Under the Stars at Penn’s Landing, there is bound to be something that you and your family will enjoy! Check out these exciting events going on this August in the Philadelphia area!

Center City Sips (Wednesdays Only)
June 6th – August 29th
Center City Sips, the neighborhood-wide happy hour, is back and better than every. Every Wednesday more than 90 bars and restaurants in Center City will serve up $6 cocktails, $5 wine, $4 beer, and half-priced appetizers from 5PM to 7PM. The best part, some participating restaurants may even offer a 15 percent discount on post-Sips dinner too!

Old City Eats
June 21st – August 30th (Thursdays Only)
Get ready to fill your stomach with good eats every Thursday in August. Dozens of bars and restaurants in Old City will offer food and drink deals from 5PM to 8PM. Some participating restaurants are: High Street on Market, National Mechanics, Red Owl Tavern, and more! So make your way to Old City and enjoy what Old City Eats has to offer!

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
May 11th – September 3rd
Philly’s outdoor roller skating rink draws crowds all summer long. From a 60-foot-tall Ferris wheel to boardwalk games and a mini-golf course, there’s so much fun and games to participate in. Make sure to enjoy the fun at least one time before the season is up! Click here for more information.

Summer Sounds in the Historic District
June 1st – September 7th
Groove all night long to live musical performances at various locations in the Philadelphia area. From jazz shows in Spruce Street Harbor Park, to Latin night at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, you don’t want to miss out on the fun all summer long! For more information, click here.

ACANA African Festival
August 5th
Head on over to the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing for the wonderful ACANA African Festival. This festival has a wide range of African entertainment. From traditional dance performances to delicious African food vendors, you’ll want to take time out of your day to visit this entertaining event.

Caribbean Festival
August 19th
Get ready to enjoy the sounds and flavors of the islands for the annual Caribbean Festival. Each year thousands of people gather at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing to enjoy a vast marketplace filled with Caribbean souvenirs, crafts, food, and performances. You don’t want to miss out on this lively festival!

Screenings Under the Stars at Penn’s Landing (Thursdays Only)
July 5th – August 30th
Enjoy a weekly outdoor movie night when Screenings Under the Stars at Penn’s Landing comes to the Delaware River waterfront. Starting at 8:30pm, you and your family can enjoy cinematic favorites every Thursday night. The best part about it is that admission is free and there are also kid-friendly activities prior to the film.

Don’t miss out on any of the fun this August and make sure you enjoy the events that Philadelphia has to offer! Or, if you’re looking for a beautiful home in South Philadelphia/Packer Park, look no further than Siena Place! This beautiful townhome community is perfect for families! If you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you!

Spectacular Summer Events Around the Flourtown Area

Get ready to set aside time and make plans with your friends and family all month long. From the fantastic Ambler Farmers Market to the First Friday at Downtown Ambler, there is bound to be something that you and your family will enjoy! Check out these exciting events going on this August near Flourtown.

First Friday at Downtown Ambler
August 3rd
Make you way to Downtown Ambler for special deals, food, music, and art at 6:00PM to 9PM. First Fridays in Downtown Ambler are full of family-fun all night long. From the free “Kid’s Zone” that offers crafts, game, inflatables, shows, and more to lovely live music and delicious food, there is something everyone will enjoy at Ambler’s First Friday.

Center City Sips (Wednesdays Only)
June 6th – August 29th
Center City Sips, the neighborhood-wide happy hour, is back and better than every. Every Wednesday more than 90 bars and restaurants in Philadelphia will serve up $6 cocktails, $5 wine, $4 beer, and half-priced appetizers from 5PM to 7PM. The best part, some participating restaurants may even offer a 15 percent discount on post-Sips dinner too!

Dog Days of Ambler at Downtown Ambler
August 4th
From 10PM to 2PM, head on over to Downtown Ambler and get ready for a day full of family fun that includes your furry friends! Throughout the day there will be tricks and contests for all the pooches. So be sure to invite all of your friends, family, and dogs to this annual tradition! For more information, click here.

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
May 11th – September 3rd
Philly’s outdoor roller skating rink draws crowds all summer long. From a 60-foot-tall Ferris wheel to boardwalk games and a mini-golf course, there’s so much fun and games to participate in. Make sure to enjoy the fun at least one time before the season is up! Click here for more information.

Ambler Farmers Market
Every Saturday in August
Located on West Butler Pike & South Maple Street in Ambler, the Ambler Farmers Market will take place every Saturday in August. From 9AM to 1PM, walk around the market and visit each tent for amazing finds! Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to this event and enjoy the relaxed and friendly environment!

4th Annual Ambler Bike Race
August 18th
Make your way to 111 E. Butler Avenue in Ambler for the 4th Annual Ambler Bike Race. You can participate in the race or watch all the racers fly by. There is also streaming music, vendors, and kid’s races for a day full of fun activities for fans and racers alike.

Screenings Under the Stars at Penn’s Landing (Thursdays Only)
July 5th – August 30th
Enjoy a weekly outdoor movie night when Screenings Under the Stars at Penn’s Landing comes to the Delaware River waterfront. Starting at 8:30pm, you and your family can enjoy cinematic favorites every Thursday night. The best part about it is that admission is free and there are also kid-friendly activities prior to the film.

Don’t miss out on the fun this August and be sure to participate in the events that the Flourtown area has to offer! And if you’re looking for a beautiful home in a luxurious clubhouse community where you can enjoy the sparkling pool and state-of-the-art fitness center, check out The Reserve at Creekside! If you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you!

Excellent Summer Events in the Lehigh Valley Area

Get ready to set aside time and make plans with your friends and family all month long. From the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival to Music Under the Stars, there is bound to be something that you and your family will enjoy! Check out these fantastic events going on this August in the Lehigh Valley area!

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
June 13th – August 5th
Head on over to DeSales University for your last chance this year to experience the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in full force. This festival has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years and it brings in more than 40,000+ visitors each year. With blockbuster musicals, comedies, and other classical performances, you don’t want to miss your chance to experience this beautiful festival.

Free Family Movie Series
August 1st 15th & 22nd
Relax under the stars while watching some wonderful family-friendly movies that range from Academy Award winning Pixar films to the popular Despicable Me franchise. Each movie starts at 7:30PM, so make your way to the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks for some family fun!

Frogs and Friends Exhibit
June 2nd – September 3rd
Looking for a family friendly activity that the whole family can enjoy? Make your way to the Da Vinci Science Center for the Frogs and Friends Exhibit! This event recurs daily until September 3rd, so don’t miss your chance to come face-to-face with colorful reptiles and amphibians.

Bethlehem Rose Garden Concert Series
August 3rd – 31st
With all concerts starting at 7:30PM, you won’t want to miss the Bethlehem Rose Garden Concert Series that promises a night full of amazing live music. Make your way to Union Blvd and 8th Avenue to get your fill of live music.

Music Under the Stars
Every Thursday
Head on over to Bear Creek Mountain Resort, located on 101 Doe Mountain Lane, Macungie, PA, for a wonderful night of dining and music. Every Thursday from 6PM to 9PM in June through September you can enjoy the great food, gorgeous views and local musicians for a special night out!

Grain to Glass Tour
August 1st – December 22nd
If you are curious about how whiskey, vodka, or even gin were made, then you’ll want to head over to Social Still. Go on an amazing tour and learn the process from beginning to end. Don’t miss your chance to get an inside look at Social Still every Saturday starting at 3PM.

Easton Farmer’s Market
May 5th – November 17th
From 9AM to 1PM visit the oldest continuously running farmers market in Easton. Full of vendors selling locally grown products, you’ll be able to grab fresh produce, local meats, prepared food, and artisan goods. You don’t want to miss out on this vibrant experience that cultivates a lively community spirit.

Don’t miss out on any of the fun events this August and be sure to participate in the events that the Lehigh Valley area has to offer! If you’re looking for a beautiful new construction home in the Lehigh Valley area, check out some of Judd Builders wonderful planned communities! From beautiful Whispering Pines to the spectacular views of Brookshire, there is bound to be a community that is the perfect fit for you! If you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you!