The Cottages at Sanders Glen is a new, luxury independent living complex designed for seniors who wish to locate in Westfield. A project of local company Patch Development, it offers the freedom of a maintenance-free lifestyle for a simple monthly rent payment, without the requirement of a large entrance fee. With single-level construction, each home has both a front and back entry, and is located on Midland Trace Trail, within walking or biking distance of all downtown Westfield has to offer.
For longtime northside Indianapolis resident Dr. Everett Fleming, it is a perfect option. When his family settled in Westfield, the retired veterinarian found himself 40 minutes away from his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A widower, he wanted an autonomous living situation that enabled him to be close to family, and also offered opportunities for community involvement.
“I had been looking around Westfield for several months when I found out about the Cottages last fall,” Fleming says. “My family lives just a few miles away and we would drive past it from time to time to see how it was coming along. We eventually took a tour and it seemed like a really good fit. I’m excited to be in a brand-new building.”
Three different floor plans are offered in each of the community’s four buildings. Each apartment has high-end finishes such as granite countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances are included. The interior designs are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design, which means showers and doorways can accommodate residents who require a wheelchair.
“I chose the studio floor plan because the floor space seemed right for me,” Fleming says. “Even though it’s called a studio, it still has a bedroom area plus a living room and kitchen space. At this point, I don’t need extra bedrooms because my family has their own houses close by.”
Each layout was designed to feel spacious. Besides the 716-square-foot studio plan that rents at $1,950 per month, there are also one- and two-bedroom options. The one-bedroom is $2,499 and the two-bedroom is $2,800. Both have attached garages.
Living at the Cottages means living a worry-free lifestyle. All repairs, lawn care and snow removal are taken care of by the staff. Electric, water and trash removal services are included in the rent, so paying bills is no longer a task to be crossed off a to-do list.
“Even though nearby Sanders Glen Assisted Living it not affiliated with the Cottages, I can eat one meal a day there as part of my lease agreement,” Fleming says. “I can also participate in activities that are going on there as well. It’s good to know that if I need to move to an assisted-living situation in the future, it’s right there. It’s great that the Cottages are right on the Midland Trail. There may be a dog in my future. I’m looking forward to spring and enjoying the amenities of Westfield. It’s such a growing community and it seems like something new is popping up all the time.”