When you live in a great location, a staycation is easy to plan.
June 11, 2018
There’s something special about taking a vacation without leaving home. You have time to kick back and relax, enjoy your home and yard, and do the things you put off all year long. When you live in a great location, a staycation is easy to plan. And when you don’t have a long list of chores, repairs, and clean-up to do during your time off, this vacation can be one of the most memorable ever. Start your staycation planning by making a wish list. Think about all those places you’ve passed while on your way to somewhere else. Remember all those out-of-the-way shops, the restaurants with rave reviews, the treasure-filled flea markets and thrift stores, and the attractions that were too busy on a weekend? Map out a plan for hitting the ones that are most tempting. Also consider the community amenities that you might be under-utilizing. If you have a neighborhood swimming pool, splash pad, playground, park, pond, ball field, bike or walking trails, or other features for residents, make the most of them. Even if you don’t have kids, cool off in the splash pad. Pack up a picnic and head to the park. Drop a fishing line in the pond or relax with a book. These quiet times will recharge your batteries, which is the real purpose of a vacation. Ideal Homes builds communities throughout the Oklahoma City metro area, in desirable locations, like Norman, Edmond, Yukon, and Moore, to name only a few. You can live close to recreation, entertainment, shopping, dining, and attractions—and still far enough away to revel in a peaceful environment at home. But our communities aren’t just ideally located. We build them with the insight that a neighborhood is more than a collection of homes. We give our residents a variety of amenities. At Valencia in Edmond, for example, we incorporated more than 40 acres of parks and green spaces, ponds, three playgrounds, a soccer field, baseball diamond, and miles of trails for biking and walking. You can spend most of your staycation having fun right in your own community. In Norman, Red Canyon Ranch provides miles of trails through the neighborhood’s scenic landscape and wooded areas. Our Choctaw community, Sundance, has a full-sized basketball court that sees plenty of action, plus a wonderfully appointed playground. Ideal Homes designed family-friendly Featherstone with a splash pad and playground, among other amenities. We have move-in ready homes in our communities, so you could move in this summer and take advantage of the staycation choices right away. Or browse our 62 unique floor plans for inspiration to build in one of our neighborhoods. For the ideal location and new construction home, talk to the local homebuilder that lives up to its name—Ideal Homes.