High Demand Spurs Construction of New Residence Buildings at Windsor Run

By Kelly Shue
February 3, 2023
Windsor Run, the Erickson Senior Living community in Matthews, NC, will be adding two new residence buildings in 2023: Fullwood Ridge and Crestdale Court.

Windsor Run, the Erickson Senior Living community in Matthews, N.C., is excited to announce the addition of two new residence buildings in 2023: Fullwood Ridge and Crestdale Court.

The opening of the residence buildings this fall will bring 188 maintenance-free apartment homes and a number of new amenities to the vibrant, active community.

"This is an exciting time for Windsor Run," says Sales Director Ryan Barkley. "Our goal is to respond to the tremendous demand for the Erickson Senior Living lifestyle in Mecklenburg County, as well as provide our residents with the gold standard when it comes to amenities and services. The opening of both Fullwood Ridge and Crestdale Court fulfills these goals in an exceptional way."

A place to call home

Fullwood Ridge and Crestdale Court are creating a buzz of excitement, adds Barkley, and for good reason.

Apartment home features already popular at Windsor Run--including spacious, open layouts; modern kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances; full-size, side-by-side washers and dryers; walk-in closets; and custom light fixtures--are sure to stay.

In addition, many of the new apartment homes will include a choice of patio, bay window, or screened-in porch.

Both residence buildings will introduce a total of eight new floor plan designs, all of which were curated in response to what today's retirees are looking for.

"We listened to what our prospective residents want and what our current residents enjoy in their Windsor Run apartment homes," says Barkley. "As a result, we're not only offering new options, but we have tailored our existing floor plans to best meet those needs."

Fresh new designs

One of the largest floor plan designs to debut is the Vienna: a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment home with a screened-in porch as well as a den--a highly requested feature.

The bedrooms are located across from each other, ensuring privacy for both hosts and guests. The open floor plan creates a natural flow between the living and dining area and the upgraded kitchen. The screened-in porch offers beautiful views of Windsor Run.

Lastly, the den doubles as the perfect space for a home office, art studio, or a second guest room.

Another new floor plan design, the Dunhill, also provides the appealing combination of both a den and a porch--but with one bedroom and one-and-a-half baths.

With an even larger den than the Vienna, the Dilworth creates the unique opportunity to use the den as a multipurpose space.

Both residence buildings are bringing more than an array of apartment homes to the community, though.

Fullwood Ridge will house an outdoor bocce court as well as a new multipurpose room for card games, crafts, and classes. Crestdale Court will feature a new fitness space that can double as an indoor pickleball court.

A pub-style restaurant will also open in Fullwood Ridge, introducing a fifth dining option to Windsor Run residents.

"Everyone is excited about the restaurant," says Barkley. "It will be a great place to enjoy a drink with friends while watching a game. Just as we did with the opening of our last restaurant, The Willows, we are asking residents to select the venue's name."

A team effort

In the first neighborhood, residence buildings and amenities were named after trees. This go-round, names will refer to historical figures from the local Matthews area.

Fullwood Ridge is named after John Miles Fullwood, a local postmaster who operated a stagecoach depot, store, and post office out of his home in the early 1800s. Crestdale, once known as "Tank Town" because the train water tank located there, is one of North Carolina's oldest African American communities.

"Our area has some interesting history," says resident Maureen Hlavacek, who researched the history of Matthews and wrote a synopsis for her neighbors. "We appreciate having a say in the names. It will be fun to see what inspires the names of our next group of buildings and restaurants!"

See what the future holds

Since Fullwood Ridge and Crestdale Court were announced, demand for Windsor Run's vibrant lifestyle has been incredibly high--over half of all new apartment homes are already reserved.

"The number of people interested in Windsor Run illustrates that our new construction has come at just the right time," says Barkley.

The community's priority list, which grants members right of first refusal on desired apartment homes, is growing every day. As a result, Barkley notes, availability is becoming limited.

"It's important--now, more than ever--to connect with our sales team to see these exciting new changes. I encourage anyone considering a future at Windsor Run to schedule a visit," he says.

To learn more about affordable, independent senior living at Windsor Run, request your free brochure to get the scoop on amenities, floor plans, and so much more.