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B'ville: The golden years at Silverwood

Dan Coholan and his associates at Radisson Partners, LLC knew there was something lacking in the Radisson area.

"Demographic wise, a home for the active senior in Radisson was something that was needed," Coholan said.

And he must have been right as the first building received its certificate of occupation Thursday July 5 and the first resident moved in the next day. Future residents are waiting for the other two buildings to receive certificates of occupation so they too can move in. According to Peg Northrup of ReMax and leasing consultant for the properties, the apartments were pre-leased during construction.

"People rented based on specs alone," she said.

Coholan said the demand is the result of a trend for active seniors. They have owned their own homes, sold them and invested the money and are ready to move to a place where everything is taken care of.

"We've filled a real void," he said. "Just the number of people stopping by during construction told us we were on the right path. There is a lot of interest."

Living large

Silverwood, a three building, 36-unit project, is modeled after what are sold as condominiums elsewhere and the rentals include all that Radisson has to offer including pool, tennis courts, trails, symphony, concerts and more. It is also within walking distance of the Radisson Health Center and many other amenities.

Each building has an elevator and a main door security system allowing residents to buzz visitors in from their apartment. The 1,220 square foot apartments have an open layout, similar to Florida homes, featuring two bedrooms each with their own bathroom at opposite ends of the apartment. Each apartment comes equipped with a security and intercom system and the third floor suites have vaulted ceilings.

"The number one thing people were excited about were the walking trails," said Jim Roy of Longley-Jones, property manager. "And all the trails are connected to Silverwood."

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