The Traditions of America at Saucon Valley community has 235 homes, of which 161 are single family detached homes and 74 are twin attached garden homes. The homes are comprised of six different models of single family homes and four models of twin garden homes. The one and two story homes range from 1,268 to over 3,000 square feet. The community is set on approximately 96 acres with views of South Mountain. Home construction started in 2015 and was completed in 2019.
Traditions of America at Saucon Valley offers the following amenities:
- Clubhouse – Over 7,000 square feet with several Social Rooms, Library and Card Room, Exercise and Fitness Rooms, Billiards and Bar area, and Kitchen.
- Outdoor Swimming and Spa Pools
- Patio and Grill
- Tennis/Pickleball Court
- Putting Green and Bocce Ball Courts
- Walking Paths
A wide variety of activities and clubs are available to residents. The many regularly scheduled activities and clubs are grouped into the following categories:
- Sports and Fitness
- Social and Community
- Enrichment and Education
The Social Committee also makes many special activities available to residents throughout the year – dinners, parties, events for grandchildren, and other social events.
Participation in the aforementioned activities and clubs and volunteer participation in the community’s committees and programs (Architectural Review, Communications, Dispute Resolution, Facilities, Finance, Landscape, Social, Community Resources, Library, Fitness, and Enrichment) are a great way to meet fellow residents. Our volunteers help to control expenses and make Traditions of America at Saucon Valley a better place to live. New residents are encouraged to volunteer their talents and time to the community.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Traditions of America at Saucon Valley located?
The community is located just south of Allentown and off Route 309 in Upper Saucon Township and features convenient access to shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, banks, hospitals, medical and dental offices, pharmacies and entertainment opportunities. Easy access to I-78 is an advantage.
Is Traditions of America at Saucon Valley a Condominium?
Traditions of America at Saucon Valley is a Planned Unit Development created under the Pennsylvania Uniform Planned Community Act (“UPCA”) (68 Pa. C.S. 5101-5414), and is not a condominium. It is governed by a Homeowners Association (HOA). All homeowners are automatically members of the HOA. The HOA is managed by a member-elected five-owner Executive Board. The Executive Board is assisted by a community manager and various committees.
What is meant by a 55+ community?
Traditions of America at Saucon Valley is an age-restricted community “55 years or Over Housing” within the meaning of the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C.A. 3601 et seq.). Per the Traditions of America at Saucon Valley Declaration, at least 80% of the homes shall have as a permanent occupant at least one person who is 55 or older. No homes shall be occupied long-term by any person under the age of 19 (i.e. no more than 21 days in any 60 day period or more than 30 days in any 12 month period.)
Is Traditions of America at Saucon Valley an assisted living community?
Traditions of America at Saucon Valley is designed for independent living. It does not provide services for those that require assisted living. A resident is free to arrange for their own in-home care through various senior service agencies and firms.
Are there rules that govern what I can and cannot do?
As is typical of communities like this, the Declaration, By-Laws, and Rules and Regulations contain responsibilities and restrictions that you agree to observe by purchasing a home. These governing documents help the community maintain its attractive ambiance and friendly spirit. Prospective buyers are strongly encouraged to review these governing documents prior to executing a purchase agreement.
What are the HOA fees? What do they include?
The HOA fees for 2022 are $350 per month, paid by each home regardless of home type. Direct debit service is available at no charge through the community management company.
HOA fees include lawn care, landscaping maintenance, snow removal and trash/recycling collection services, reserve fund contributions, use of community amenities, and upkeep of common elements.
- Trash/Recycling is collected weekly.
- Lawns are normally cut weekly. The cutting schedule may vary depending on weather and growing conditions.
- Landscaping services include mulching, weeding, and trimming of trees and shrubs.
- Snow is removed on community roads, driveways, home entrances, and sidewalks. The walking paths surrounding the community are not cleared.
HOA fees include a monthly contribution to the Reserve Fund. The Reserve Fund provides for major repairs and replacements of Common Element assets and minimizes the need for special assessments. A Reserve Fund assessment equal to three months of the monthly HOA fees ($1,050 for 2022) is collected from each buyer at settlement/closing.
The Common Elements maintained by the HOA include land, Clubhouse, streets, sidewalks, walking paths, storm water management system, certain parts of the exteriors of the homes, and other items as described in the Declaration.
Are there restrictions on guests using the pool?
Guests up to 4 per home are welcome. Hours during which children are allowed at the pool are currently 11AM – 1PM and 4 - 5PM. All guests must be accompanied by a resident and adhere to the pool rules.
May I plant my own shrubs and flowers? May I plant vegetables?
Perennials, annuals and bulbs may be added to your existing mulch beds without prior approval. Additions to the existing mulch beds or creation of new mulch beds requires a variance request. Vegetables may be grown in the rear mulch beds as long as they meet height and diameter requirements and in planters on the rear patio.
May I have pets?
Each home is permitted a maximum of three pets, a combination of dogs and cats. Pets must be leashed or carried and accompanied by an adult whenever outside the home. Owners are responsible for immediate removal of all pet waste.
May I install a fence?
No. Neither physical fences nor invisible pet fences are allowed.
Are grills allowed?
A grill is allowed on the rear patio. Obviously, safe use and consideration of neighbors is expected.
How do residents stay informed?
The Traditions of America at Saucon Valley website (www.traditionssauconvalley.com) has a private resident-only section with news and announcements, calendar, activities and clubs, special events, and other useful information. The Board minutes and latest financial statement information are posted on the website.
How much are the real estate taxes on your homes?
A home assessed at $400,000 will pay approximately $8,600 in taxes for 2021, which includes Southern Lehigh School District, Lehigh County, and Upper Saucon Township taxes. Upper Saucon Township separately bills homeowners for water and sewer.
What kind of insurance do I need for my home?
All units are owned Fee Simple, and homeowners shall obtain insurance coverage as outlined in the community Declaration. Please consult with your insurance agent/broker for the appropriate policy. The HOA maintains a property damage policy on the Clubhouse, as well as liability coverage for all common areas.
Is there anything special I should be aware of when buying a home?
A buyer is assessed a reserve fund fee at purchase. Each resident must provide proof of age at closing and if occupancy changes. Contact information must be provided to the community management company. Prospective buyers are strongly encouraged to review the community governing documents (Declaration, By-Laws, and Rules and Regulations) prior to executing a purchase agreement.