Profile - The Fields at Lock Ridge
Kay Builders, a trusted, family-owned builder in the Lehigh Valley for over 50 years, is proud to unveil the Fields at Lockridge in Alburtis Borough. Bordering the lush 59-acre Lock Ridge Park and historic museum, the community offers the privacy and peacefulness of small town living with life’s modern conveniences just minutes away. The community features 56 Twin Villas and 27 Value-Priced Single Homes, each with a distinct look.
Celebrating its Centennial in 2013, Alburtis is an idyllic slice of America not often seen today. It dates back to the 1850s. According to legend, it was named for Edward K. Alburtis, a civil engineer and board member of the Philadelphia and Reading railroads. In 1868, the construction of the Lock Ridge Iron Co. and completion of the railroad line, turned the sleepy village into an industrial giant. With its grand Victorians and just 2,000 residents, the borough of Alburtis was incorporated in 1913 by joining the villages of Alburtis and Lock Ridge. When the iron company shuttered in 1921, Alburtis once again became a quiet borough surrounded by burgeoning Lower Macungie Township. The Fields at Lockridge by Kay Builders marks another chapter in Alburtis history. With an abiding respect for the history and customs of the region, we take pride in weaving our new home community into fabric of this charming borough.
Lock Ridge Park:
From the Fields at Lockridge a wooded trail leads to the 59-acre Lock Ridge park, part of the Lehigh County Parks system. The former coal-burning iron furnace, with its impressive stone structures and majestic arches, marks a focal point in the park. An abundance of bluebells, booming in the park each spring, attracts nature lovers and photographers alike for views of this amazing landscape. On weekends, Lock Ridge Park offers recreational activities like hiking, biking, softball, and fishing on Swabia Creek. Both the outdoor 81 seat pavilion and the cast house indoor facility can be reserved for private events.
Lock Ridge Furnace Museum:
Lock Ridge Furnace Museum is an emblem of Lehigh County’s industrial history. Operating as an iron mill from 1868 until 1921, the facility was acquired by Lehigh County in 1972. In 1981, after extensive renovation, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is operated by the Lehigh County Historical Society. The museum provides guided tours from 1 to 4 pm on weekends between May and September. It is also open by appointment. Visitors can enjoy exhibits that illustrate how iron was made over a hundred years ago and explore the rebuilt furnace room, the engine house and the original cast house.
Close to major arteries --Route 22 , 78, 309 and 222 plus the Pennsylvania turnpike--the Fields at Lockridge community is a short car ride away from upscale shopping malls, premium stores, national retailers, boutiques, specialty stores, movie theatres and an abundance of fine Lehigh Valley restaurants. Close by you will find nationally recognized health care facilities, including the Lehigh Valley Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital.
Parks and Recreation:
In addition to Lock Ridge, the nearby Macungie and Kalmbach Memorial parks offer trails and playing fields while the Alburtis community pool provides loads of summer time activities. Area sports lovers enjoy watching professional bicycling at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, the most active velodrome in the United States, minor league baseball at Coca Cola Park, home of the Triple A Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs and a Philadelphia affiliated minor league hockey team soon to be playing at an area under construction in Allentown.
Residents take advantage of the highly rated East Penn School District with an elementary, middle school structure and Emmaus High School, which features challenging academic and Advanced Placement programs of study. Several highly respected private elementary and secondary institutions are available as well. Prestigious colleges in the surrounding area include Lehigh University, Lafayette College, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Penn State-Lehigh Valley and Kutztown University.
Today’s homeowners look for an efficient home with useful, flexible rooms where friends and family can gather. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, a downsizer, or looking to move up, The Fields at Lockridge community has it all! These affordably priced, easy-maintenance homes are big on amenities and customization. Making a home CUSTOM-i-ZABLE is Kay Builders’ signature. The home you help design is value priced to provide all that you want while still being able to afford life’s little luxuries.
With four twin villa and four single-family designs, you choose exactly what you want. Homes include partial masonry facades, architectural shingles and unique architectural accents inside and out. Featuring full basements, 3 or 4 bedrooms, master up and on the main, 2.5 baths plus 2-car garages, Single Homes range in size from 2,000 to 2,600 square feet, Twin Villas from 1,750 to 2,000 square feet.
Additional standard features include energy efficient appliances and HVAC systems, lofts, home office and flex rooms, gourmet kitchens, luxurious spa-styled master baths, spacious closets, tile floors, maple cabinets, privacy toilets plus much more. Our Community Site Mangers have timely access to in-house architectural and design personnel, giving us the opportunity to create a home that is just right for you.
Kay Builders believes your home should be a welcomed respite at the end of a busy day. We work with you to create a home with all the modern amenities and features you deserve in a setting steeped in history--- a quality built home that has your signature, as well as ours, on it. We invite you to come home to the Fields at Lockridge---a place where you will find necessities as well as luxuries----a place to create your own history.