Baldwinsville: Golden living

Phase one of the Golden Legacy Senior Living development, a six building complex with a total of 144 units, is finished and phase two will soon be underway.

Tom and Ruby Sciuga, husband and wife owners and visionaries of the $10 million project, are building the senior living apartments with a sense of community in mind.

"The personal touches are what people like, and the personal attention," Ruby said as she toured through the building running into various tenants, all of whom she knew personally.

Resident Ann Bush said she enjoyed her new home.

"I like it," she said. "It's nice and quiet."

The Sciugas chose Baldwinsville not only for the demand, but also for the suitability of the property. The apartments are between the Tri-County Mall and Syracuse Home Health and Rehabilitation Center.

"The convenience alone was one of our deciding factors," Tom said.

"Everything is right here, the pharmacies, the rehabilitation center and more," Ruby Sciuga added.

Suite features

Golden Legacy offers 1,000 square foot luxury two bedroom suites. Out of 48 available units in phase one of the project, only 12 were left as of November. The phase two build-out includes four more buildings.

The buildings have three floors and each floor offers eight units. First floor units have patios and second and third floor units have balconies. According to Ruby, all appliances are Energy Star and contribute to cheaper National Grid bills. Residents also have access to a garage with door opener.

The development offers a fully furnished model for prospective tenants and their families to look at. Due to the incredible amount of interest in the apartments, the office had to expand hours to accommodate weekend visitors.

"I had to hire more people due to the activity here," Ruby said, adding that weekend open houses were held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. "The phone has been ringing off the hook. I have a list close to 1,000 people."

For more information on Golden Legacy or to make an appointment, call the office at 635-6290.

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