Home is often more than the life you lead within your own walls. It’s also the people you meet strolling the sidewalks and hiking the trails; the fun you have hitting the green on a Pete Dye course or kayaking on a serene lake; the thrill (… or terror!) of taking the training wheels off so your children can fly solo for the first time; the luxury of the unique blend of privacy and community.  

If we’re lucky, home is where the community is. 

Location, Location, Location 

We’ve heard this real estate mantra ad nauseam: location, location, location. But what does it really mean? What is location? Investopedia identifies five key factors that not only influence a home’s value – but the homeowner’s satisfaction: 

  • Proximity to Community 
  • Land Size  
  • Neighborhood 
  • Development  
  • Amenities 
  • Appearance 

These factors work in tandem; that is, neighborhood is largely characterized by accessibility, appearance, and amenities. Development includes not only current features but those planned for in the future. From lot size to the appearance of a community, location, location, location is home 

Location isn’t entirely subjective—in fact, it’s based on a fairly static set of criteria. When you set out to shop for a new home, make sure the neighborhood isn’t just desirable to you but has objective qualities—such as attractive amenities, good schools—that will help ensure your investment appreciates in value over time. 

It is the totality of these factors, the confluence of access and amenities, the intersection of socializing and solitude, of people who share your sense of community and the privacy to fully enjoy it.   

Custom Home Communities: Your Home, Your Lifestyle 

Custom home communities offer a number of luxury amenities to enrich and enhance your experience.  


In Promontory, located on the edge of beautiful Zionsville, for example, you can find: 

  • A clubhouse with a pool 
  • State-of-the-art workout facilities 
  • Tennis and pickleball courts 
  • Acres of equestrian fields and trails 
  • Walking paths 
  • A 35-acre lake 
  • A low-impact marina and inlet docks that take full advantage of the views.  

Ripe with recreational opportunities – on land and on the water! – the character of this community is unrivaled. Large lot sizes also allow owners to create their own private oases of calm, peace, and relaxation. 

Holliday Farms 

Another Zionsville community, Holliday Farms, layers generations of history, jaw-dropping natural beauty, and community-oriented features. In addition to gently rolling landscapes and creeks, homeowners enjoy: 

  • A championship 18-Hole Golf Course, designed by Pete Dye 
  • A 9-Hole Executive Course, also designed by Dye 
  • A clubhouse with swimming pool, dining, and tennis 
  • Social and family events 

Flawlessly planned and designed, Holliday Farms is a true gem in central Indiana. 

Chatham Hills 

In the Chatham Hills neighborhood of Westfield, the stunning natural scenery (complete with storybook-worthy babbling brooks and shady groves of trees), you will again experience the seamless harmony of community and privacy, of natural beauty and amenities that nurture: 

  • Ample lakes, ponds, and streams 
  • A natural park 
  • A dog park 
  • A championship Golf Course, designed by Pete Dye 
  • Monon access 
  • A clubhouse with fitness facilities and wood-fired pizzeria 
  • Family-focused events 

Chatham Hills features exceptional variations in the land, ensuring no two properties are the same. Uniqueness is certainly a beloved feature of this community.

Find It in Central Indiana 

While custom home communities offer a sense of sanctuary and quiet in a chaotic world, they do not isolate homeowners from the outside world. In fact, they help connect us to the culture, services, career opportunities, education, and life-enhancing features of the surrounding areas.  

From a lower cost of living (compared to the national average) and public safety to top rated schools and a thriving business and arts scene, cities like Zionsville, Indiana are not just “quaint.” They are fiscally stable and bursting with opportunities. Just a short hop from downtown Indy, Westfield, Indiana is a safe haven (literally – one of the safest areas in the state) and an exceptional place to raise a family, build a career, and forge lifelong relationships.  

Whatever appeals to you, whatever “home” means to you, you will find it not only in your custom home community but in the streets, shops, restaurants, galleries, offices, schools, trails, and paths downtown.  

Home Is Where Your Community Is 

Custom home communities are all about lifestyle. They extend your experience far beyond the confines of your home (albeit spacious, elegant confines!) and encompass a whole world of possibilities right outside your door. Connect with G&G Custom Homes to learn more about our communities – about your community.  



photos courtesy of Holliday Farms and Chatham Hills