October Design Studio Open Houses

Are you thinking about building a new home? Or maybe looking for new design inspiration for your current home? Or even just wondering what it would be like to build a Weaver home? 

We invite you to join us at our Design Studio Open Houses. These events are a great opportunity for you to come see all that Weaver Homes has to offer: view the selections, meet our designer, Megan, and get inspired by the best brands in the industry, the highest-quality, top-trending interior choices.

Our Open Houses will take place on Thursday, October 7th from 5 – 8pm; AND on Saturday, October 23rd from 12 – 4pm. 

The Design Studio Open Houses are completely open to the public, and don’t require an appointment. Come see for yourself how our personal touch sets us apart from the other home builders. 

Our Design Studio is located at the rear entrance of Weaver Homes:

361 Mars Valencia Road, Mars Pa 16046

Fun Things to Do in Butler County This Fall

Seasonal fare, a chill in the air, and a little scare — this is fall in beautiful PA! If you love the frightening fun and seasonal treats of autumn, you’ll fall for the festive events in Butler County. 

Trick or treat yourself and your family to something special! Take a look at a few of our favorite ways to celebrate the most beautiful season of all:

Freedom Farms Fall Festival | Event Center | Valencia, PA

The quintessential autumnal event featuring hay rides, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, farm fresh food, face painting, a corn pit, a hay mountain, pick your own sunflowers, a corn maze, and more. And don’t miss the chili cook-off on Saturday, October 23rd. Every weekend in October. Admission is $10/person. Children 3 and under are free.

Mazotta Winery at the Freedom Farms Fall Festival | Valencia, PA 

Enjoy local food and alcohol, hay rides, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, face painting, corn pit, hay mountain, pick your own sunflowers, a corn maze, and more! Every Saturday & Sunday in October (plus Columbus Day on 10/11) from 11am to 5pm. 

Alpaca Farm Days | Slippery Rock, PA 

Visit West Park Alpacas for hands-on fun with the Alpacas! See them in their own environment. Learn what is done to process the alpaca fiber. Browse the store and see the many alpaca products.

“Burritos By Brett” will provide Tacos & Burritos! There will be a drawing for an alpaca Teddy Bear. September 25th & 26th. Admission is $1.00. 

Pumpkin Festival at Cheeseman Farm | Portersville, PA 

The Pumpkin Festival is a great way to enjoy the fall weather. It’s also the perfect time to pick up your fall faves: honey, apple butter, and, of course, pumpkins. Discover hay rides, a hay jump, pumpkins and gourds, Indiana corn, corn stalks, hay bales and more! The hay ride is $4.00 per person. Prices do not include the cost of the pumpkins. Weekends through October 31. 

Zombies of the Corn | Freedom, PA 

Stop The Zombie Apocalypse in Pittsburgh! Brandish paintball weapons against the unarmed zombies in the specialized “Zombie Fighting Vehicle”. Don’t miss the maze, haunted compound, storytellers, fair food, and the all new 3D Fun House! Private picnic pavilions available. Weekends through October 31.

Harvest Valley Farm Fall Festival | Valencia, PA 

The whole family will enjoy this Fall Festival. From picking your own pumpkin to live music and professional face painting, to chainsaw carving and hayrides, a straw tunnel and cornstalk maze, farm animals, and more! FREE admission. Every weekend in October. 

The Beacon Haunted House & Corn Maze | Renfrew, PA 

Are you ready to be scared? The frightening fun begins on October 1st. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Age limit is at the discretion of the children’s chaperone. NO SCARE Family Days on October 3rd and 10th. Perfect for smaller children (and fraidy cats). Walk the maze to get tickets for candy & prizes, have fun at the petting zoo, and take a pony/horse ride. The concession stand will have hot food, drinks, and beer (with proper ID). Every Friday & Saturday until October 30th. Tickets $20 per person (includes tractor ride to and from the 15-acre Haunted Corn Maze & Haunted House.) All ticket sales are cash only.

Final Opportunities at The Villas at Spring Valley

Looking for carefree living with an abundance of amenities like a clubhouse, fitness center and pool? Then look no further than the final 15 homesites at The Villas at Spring Valley in Zelienople! The convenient location, the attention to detail, the superior one-level design and livability. Not to mention a close-knit, boutique-style community designed so that neighbors know each other and look out for each other. 

This unique Lifestyle Community offers single-level, low maintenance patio homes featuring the Abbey and the Canterbury floorplans. Community amenities include the clubhouse, fitness center, bocce court, pool, and walking paths. You’ll enjoy easy living with snow removal, grass cutting, mulching, trash removal all taken care of! Everything you need in Cranberry Township — shopping, dining, recreation, and healthcare — is just minutes away. And, it’s an easy 30-minute drive to downtown Pittsburgh.

In the Abbey plan, everything is exactly how and where you need it. Enjoy carefree, step-free living from the moment you cross the threshold. The integrated living spaces provide plenty of style along with all the flexibility you need. Two spacious bedrooms, an oversize 2-car garage, and a large storage room allow you to live gracefully in your new home. The multipurpose sunroom has huge windows that let you enjoy all four seasons no matter what you’re doing. From preparing meals in the modern kitchen to entertaining your friends in the open living room/dining room with cathedral ceilings, life’s everyday moments are even more memorable in a home that’s so comfortable and easygoing.  

In the Canterbury plan, one of our most flexible designs, you’ll finally have the home you deserve! Complete with cathedral ceilings, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 or 3 bathrooms, an oversize 2-car garage, and 1,861 square feet of open space, this welcoming plan brings your dream of a comfortable and versatile home to life. On one stylish and functional level, you’ll find everything you’ve always wanted. A gorgeous kitchen with a breakfast bar, a roomy owner’s suite with a spa-like bathroom, a large open living/dining space perfect for entertaining and so much more. Not to mention, the spectacular veranda/sunroom lets you relax in the mornings and unwind in the evenings as you enjoy the changing of the seasons right outside your window.

This opportunity won’t last forever. Come see The Villas at Spring Valley in person – and find your perfect match! Pricing starts from $385,000. For more information, visit WeaverHomes.com. 

Explore Your Interests and Meet New Friends with Lifestyle Clubs

While brand new, gorgeous, low-maintenance homes are the hallmarks of Weaver Homes’ Lifestyle Communities in Pittsburgh North, they also offer so much more. There are intangible benefits of living in communities where the neighbors are all in the same phase of life, the kids have moved out, and there’s more time to focus on interesting new hobbies, adventures, and activities. 

That’s why each of our Lifestyle Communities offer interest-specific clubs and welcome any homeowners to join! There are no hard and fast rules — these clubs are more like groups of friends that meet at various times of the week to explore common interests and do interesting things. 


Living in a Weaver Homes Lifestyle Community

Have an idea for an activity? The social committee would love to hear about it! Need to meet at a different time? Just mention it! These clubs are created just for Weaver Homes’ lifestyle residents to help enrich their lives and foster a sense of community. Join one or all, participate weekly or only when you can — they’d love to have you! Here are a few of the clubs our Lifestyle Communities offer:

  • Card Club – Love playing poker or bridge in a friendly, relaxed setting? This one’s for you!
  • Coffee Club – Really just an excuse to drink more coffee in cool locations, these clubs meet at local cafes around town.
  • Bible Studies Club – Discuss favorite passages and share inspirational stories.
  • Gardening Club – The only yard work you ever have to do is whenever you feel like it in our community vegetable, herb, and flower gardens. 
  • Dinner Club – Explore all the great local restaurants Northern Pittsburg has to offer!
  • Walking Club – Sure, it’s exercise, but walking is always better with friends. 
  • Golf Club – Try out different courses in the area or join a league to play at the same time, same place, weekly.
  • Water Aerobics – Summertime brings new ways to exercise and many communities now have water aerobics in high gear.
  • Your Club! Our community associations are always eager to hear new ideas for lifestyle clubs. If you have an interest in something, chances are someone else does, too!

Even if formal clubs aren’t your thing, or you don’t have time to commit to one, there are still plenty of opportunities for you to meet new friends and enjoy your community. Shared amenities like clubhouses with fitness centers and game rooms, heated swimming pools, patios with grills and lounge areas, and sidewalks encourage residents to stay active and engaged. There is never a dull moment at a Weaver Homes Lifestyle Community!

View our Lifestyle Communities that are currently selling in Pittsburgh North.

If you’re interested to know more about any of these Lifestyle Communities, their amenities or clubs, please contact us at 724-609-5261 or schedule a private appointment. We can’t wait to see you!

Free Up Space and Time by Right-Sizing Your Life

You’ve decided it’s the right time to right-size your life — congratulations! Your children have moved out, you don’t need that big house or want to do all that yard work, and you’re certainly ready for some “me-time.” You’re about to begin one of your greatest adventures yet! 


The smart choice of moving into a low-maintenance Lifestyle Community from Weaver Homes in beautiful Pittsburgh North gives you every opportunity to explore your passions, live leisurely, and meet new friends. In this article, we’re going to talk about simplifying your life — in other words, right-sizing your belongings.


Remember, stuff is just stuff, and objects don’t define us. In fact, letting go of items can be liberating.  Right-sizing is a lot like getting into shape — it takes time and work, but you feel incredible when you’re done. Most importantly, it will free up space and time to focus on what’s truly important to you.  


It’s never too early to start decluttering. Less stuff means less work and more room for new memories and experiences! We’ve put together some tips to get you started.


Tips to Right-Size Your Home


  • Remember: one room at a time. Start small and keep your focus on a single task, such as setting aside a few hours to clean out a closet or a set of drawers. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll make progress, which makes the rest of the process that much smoother.
  • When it comes to clothes, ask yourself: do I really need it? This will help you make definitive decisions about what goes and what stays. Create a “maybe” pile for useful articles of clothing that may be duplicates, items that are out of style, and clothes that you wear but not often. Then look at your closet without them — if you can see that keeping them would only create more work, they can successfully be donated or sold.
  • If you’re having a hard time giving things up, remember what William Morris said about the essence of decluttering: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” 
  • Emotional ties to items are normal. This is simply a part of the process, but remember that you don’t have to get rid of everything. Hand down precious items to your children and grandchildren, donate or sell what you don’t need, and keep what you love the most.
  • It’s 2021 — go digital! Photos, cards, scrapbooks, letters, and more can be scanned onto a computer or an external hard drive. This frees up a vast amount of space while keeping your things safe. Who knows, you may even impress your grandkids with your new computer skills! 

In no time, right-sizing your belongings leads to living in the expertly-crafted home in the exceptional neighborhood that you’ve always envisioned, surrounded by great friends, and doing the things you love (without wasting a moment on home repairs.) Best of all, Weaver Homes is here to help you throughout the entire process, to make it easy and enjoyable. Contact us to learn how!

Enjoy Estate-Style Luxury at Hickory Glen in Mars, PA

At Hickory Glen, the beautiful new community in Mars, PA, you can create a world of comfort and luxury, all within the peace and quiet of your own beautiful new home. Located in desirable Butler County and in one of the state’s best school districts, Hickory Glen is close enough to Pittsburgh to easily commute and enjoy the amenities, and just far enough away to enjoy idyllic estate-style living. 


An Ideal Butler County Location


Just a 35-minute drive (on a Wednesday morning!) from downtown Pittsburgh, Mars, PA offers fast and easy access to the city when you need to commute in, and a lush suburban oasis when it’s time to relax closer to home. Mars and surrounding Butler County have plenty of things to do whether you prefer a lively weekend on the town, or a peaceful nature retreat. 


For school-aged kids, living in Adams Township will give them a great head start! The township is part of the highly-rated Mars Area School District, which serves children in grades K through 12. In fact, Hickory Glen is just a 3-minute drive to the high-performing Mars School Campuses. (Fun Fact, the Mars Area School District is home of the Planets!) 


With charming, small-town appeal, plenty of local dining and shopping options, and access to all the world-class amenities and opportunities of the Pittsburgh metro area, Mars is a great choice for easy, smart living.


A Peaceful Suburban Retreat


Hickory Glen is a private community of single-family, estate-style homes situated on 60 quiet and peaceful acres. It’s the perfect place to retreat after busy days of work and school, and to indulge in rest and fun on the weekends. With only 40 homes available, homesites are generous and offer large, landscaped yards and beautifully wooded views. With two cul-de-sac streets, your peace and privacy at home is virtually guaranteed.


estate style home in mars pa at hickory glen


Estate-Style Homes in Mars, PA


Hickory Glen’s spacious, estate-style Premier Series floor plans were designed with luxe family living in mind. With 3-5 bedrooms, 2.5-4.5 baths, a 2-3-car garage, and up to 5,200 square feet of well-appointed interior living space, there’s enough room for family members (and guests!) to enjoy their private quarters, then come together in a bright family space for eating meals, catching up, and celebrating life’s most special moments. 


Homes within Hickory Glen feature open-concept dining room, family room, and kitchen spaces — perfect for both entertaining and family-style living. Tall first-floor ceilings and plenty of windows keep the downstairs areas light and bright, while energy efficient systems keep your home comfortable and economical throughout the year. 


Flex rooms offer quiet spaces to serve any purpose — a home office, homework center, home gym, hobby room, or library. The owner’s suites are private and serene, with optional design details like vaulted ceilings and separate tub and walk-in shower to create the ultimate elegant retreat. There’s no need to wait for a vacation to experience luxury like this. 


The homes’ outdoor spaces match the comfort and expansiveness of the interiors. With welcoming front porches, relaxing back patios, options for covered spaces and raised decks, and large backyards that are equally great for a game of catch or a neighborhood barbecue, you may spend just as much time outside as in. 


And let’s not forget, in the Weaver Homes First Impressions Design Studio, you can choose all of your interior selections to create a one-of-a-kind, personally-styled home. Choose your favorite flooring, countertops, fixtures, appliances, color palettes, and more. Your home will become the statement piece of your life!


For more information on estate-style living at Hickory Glen, call 724-609-5261 or schedule your private appointment today. This community is already 50% sold; opportunities are limited!