Featured Community: Hickory Glen

Modern, high-end details. All-new appliances and systems. Open-concept layout. Abundance of storage space. Premiere Series included features. Large backyard on spacious land. Stunning vistas. Scenic Mars location. This year, the greatest gifts of all can’t be wrapped and put under the tree — but all of them can be yours when you choose to build a new single-family home in Mars, PA at Hickory Glen. 

As you say goodbye to 2020 and head into a new year, think about what you want your lifestyle to look like. Can you picture yourself sipping coffee in the morning on your peaceful, private covered deck? How about turning a flexible room into a home office, gym, hobby area, or children’s playroom? When you live in an expertly designed home at Hickory Glen, you get to enjoy a gift that keeps on giving…


New Homes in Mars, PA

Outdoor Living: With features like a covered porch and an optional covered deck, you and your family can enjoy the simple joys of outdoor living — from dinners outside to cozy, quiet mornings and everything in between. Plus, with your home set on a 1/2-acre, 3/4-acre, or 1+ acres of land, you always have a spacious, scenic yard to look out onto.

Flex Rooms: Your family’s wants and needs change — which means your home should be able to adapt. With flex rooms, as well as secondary bedrooms and spaces like a den or optional morning room, your home is always ready to embrace and enhance your unique lifestyle. Create a playroom for your kids, design your dream home office, gym, or hobby area, and switch up your space when you’re ready for something new. 

Spacious Garage: Your cars deserve comfortable space too. But beyond that, you might need extra storage for things like outdoor furniture, yard tools, bikes and outdoor gear, etc. You can use your 2-car garage however you wish (and in several of our floorplans, you can choose a larger, 3-car garage for extra room). 

Open-Concept Layout: Some of the best moments of your life are shared with company, from holiday meals and birthday celebrations to impromptu get-togethers. With an open-concept layout, where your large kitchen and family room flow together seamlessly, you’ll never miss a moment of laughter and conversation.

Unique Home Options: We know that home isn’t “one size fits all.” That’s why our floorplans come with a variety of options for you to make your house a home. A few add-on features include an open, airy morning room, a kitchen extension, a large finished basement with a media room, a 3-car garage, and more. Whatever you need for your daily routine, you can create the home that fits you best. 

Peaceful, Private Community: There’s something special about having a “home away from home” just outside your front door. In a safe, secure community like Hickory Glen, you’re surrounded by neighbors who care about each other like family, as well as 60 acres of scenic, sprawling land that connects you to nature. After a long trip or even just a day in town, there’s no better feeling than coming home to everything you love.

Mars Location: Yes, living “on” Mars is just as incredible as it sounds. The quintessential small town, Mars is a family-friendly oasis filled with a warm and welcoming personality. Enjoy locally owned restaurants and quaint shops, as well as outdoor recreation opportunities from sports parks to nature preserves. Just 30 minutes from Pittsburgh, Mars provides a peaceful, private setting that’s close to everything you want and need.

At Weaver Homes, we want your buying and building process to be as easy (and enjoyable!) as possible. That’s why our team provides a seamless experience from beginning to end. With us, you can always be sure that you have the right people on your side — because we care about your new home just as much as you do.

Your Home Buying Process

Meet Your Sales Consultant: We start with a conversation that includes questions to help you select the best floorplan to meet you and your family’s needs.

Choose Your Homesite: We help you choose a homesite that works with the environment and the floorplan you’ve chosen. Reserve your homesite to ensure availability.

Design Your Home: Our design guru, Megan, guides you through our First Impressions Design Studio, helping you choose interior selections that reflect your personal style.

Sales Agreement: Knowing your total investment up front, you complete a sales agreement and supply your deposit to begin building your new home.

Review Your Sales Selections: You have 15 days from the agreement of sale to make any revisions to your new home design selections.

Building Your Home

Pre-Construction Meeting: Your sales consultant introduces you to your project manager. Along with Megan, you confirm selections, review blueprints, and go over the construction process and timeline.

Breaking Ground: A plot plan is created for your home on the homesite you selected. After the site is staked, we dig the foundation for your home.

Framing Walkthrough: Prior to drywall being installed, we walk you through the framing of your new home so you can review everything that goes behind your walls. You review all insulation, HVAC system, and electrical extras to make sure the unique details of your home are in place.

Finishing Your Home: Everything from drywall and paint to trim, tile, and carpeting is finalized. An independent quality control company performs a thorough inspection. Any findings are addressed to make sure your home is picture perfect.

Beyond the Build

Pre-Occupancy Meeting: Meet with your project manager at your new home to review all the operations and aspects of your home. Address any items of your home that need adjusted or corrected.

Final Walkthrough: Review items from your pre-occupancy meeting to confirm completion of work.

The Closing: Complete all mortgage and legal documents to make your home officially yours! Receive the keys to your new home.

45-Day Walkthrough: Inspect your home with the Owners Service Request Form and document any items that may need reviewed.

1-Year Review: Happy anniversary! Your home is one year old! Time to check things over and document any details that need reviewed on your Owners Service Request Form.

The story of your family is bound by the special details; the laughter and secrets you share, the meals and messes you create. And it all happens right at home. In a brand new living space that’s expertly designed to today’s high standards of quality — and your high standards of comfort — you will begin the most rewarding chapters of your life.

At Weaver Homes, we can’t wait to make your dreams come true this holiday season! For more information about our new construction homes at Hickory Glen, please contact us at 724-609-5261 or info@weaverhomes.com.

Fun Holiday Recipes to Try This Season

‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry! After all, nothing brings your family closer than the holiday fare you love to share. From the smell of cookies cooling to the fizzle of a festive cocktail, your kitchen is where all the magic awaits! Take a look at a few of our favorite holiday recipes to enjoy in your Weaver home this year: 


Festive Guacamole Appetizers: Finally, you have permission to play with your food! These homemade tree-shaped tortilla chips look adorable with guacamole, star-shaped peppers, and pretzel tree trunks. 

Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread: Sweet, creamy, and perfectly dip-able, this easy appetizer only takes 10 minutes. You’ll combine cream cheese with dried cranberries, dried apricots, and orange zest, and voila.

Holiday Cheese Ball Wreath: A classic holiday wreath… but make it food! Deliciously savory and cheesy, make sure to snap a photo of this fun and festive appetizer before everyone dives in with crackers and bread.

Turkey Sliders: Who says you can’t enjoy turkey in all its glory after Thanksgiving? Perfect to munch on, this festive finger food is made with a tasty cream cheese mixture, cranberry, and as much turkey as you want.


Baked Ham With Brown Sugar Glaze: There’s nothing more comforting than a classic ham on Christmas. Covered in an irresistible, homemade glaze, this main dish is sure to spread love around the dinner table.

Beef Wellington: Believe it or not, this eye-catching, mouth-watering meal takes less than 2 hours to prepare! Center-cut tenderloin, spicy Dijon mustard, flavorful prosciutto, crispy puff pastry… yes, it’s award worthy.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts: A hearty side that’s just as healthy as it is delicious? Say hello to these roasted beauties that are seasoned to perfection  they’re the greatest sidekick to any main meal! 

Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta: Savory, tender, juicy… there aren’t enough adjectives to describe the deliciousness of this dish! Turn your favorite finger-licking ribs into a comfort food classic like no other. 


Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip: A dessert that you can dip into? Sign us up! This sweet and creamy mixture is the perfect appetizer or dessert, made with all of the festive holiday flavors you know and love.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes: The pumpkin love is more than welcome in the winter too! Classic cupcakes with a delectable cream cheese frosting are so much fun to enjoy while cozying up on the couch together.

Ugly Sweater Cookies: Who says you can’t match with your dessert?! Have everyone put on their best (and by that, we mean ugliest) sweater and gather around to decorate these fun gingerbread cookies! 

Chocolate Peppermint Brownies: Is there a better holiday pairing than chocolate and peppermint? Satisfy every taste bud with these rich and gooey brownies packed with classic candy cane pieces. 


Cranberry Mimosas: Raise your glass! These mimosas are almost as easy to make as they are to drink. Champagne mixed with tart cranberry juice and fresh cranberries makes for the perfect winter refreshment.

Baileys Coffee Slushies: What better way to start (or end) a night than with coffee? Spruce up your favorite beverage with Baileys, vodka, and milk, and add chocolate sauce, caramel, and whipped cream as garnishes.

Peppermint Julep (Mocktail): Made with peppermint simple syrup, cranberry ginger ale, crushed ice, and a candy cane garnish, this festive (and kid-friendly) drink is the perfect treat to sip on throughout the night. 

From all of us at Weaver Homes, we hope you enjoy a delicious holiday season!

Tour Our Homes YOUR Way

This holiday season, we invite you to spread the holiday cheer with us and tour our new homes… however you want to! Whether you prefer a self-guided tour or a private tour with a sales consultant, or even if you’d rather explore from the comfort of your couch, we have a variety of options available to fit your needs.

Virtual Tour: Your new home is just a click away. With fun and easy Matterport tours available, you can cozy up on the couch and browse our homes at your leisure and your own pace. 

Self-Guided Tour: With our on-demand, self-guided tours powered by UTour, you can explore our homes when it’s most convenient for you (even in the early mornings and after business hours). Once you select the home you want to tour on our site, you’ll reserve a one-hour window and receive a digital entry code to unlock the door.

Private Tour: If you want to tour a home with one of our sales consultants, you can schedule a safe, in-person tour that adheres to current guidelines. Everything will be sanitized regularly, and we ask that you wear a mask and maintain social distancing. 

At Weaver Homes, we want your new home search to be as easy and enjoyable as possible. That’s why we offer flexible options that ensure your comfort while you find your dream home. No matter how you prefer to browse our homes, you can be sure that our team is available to assist you with anything you need.

If you’re looking ahead to the comfort and convenience of a new home in one of our lifestyle communities or single-family home communities in the Pittsburgh area, all of us at Weaver Homes can’t wait to meet you and get started! We look forward to guiding you along your new home process this holiday season. For more information about touring our homes, please contact us at 724-609-5261.