Riverstone Lights Up with Hope and Kindness
April 17, 2020
For most everyone, the evolving COVID-19 crisis and the manner in which it has disrupted our normal routines continues to be a day-to-day challenge. While there’s still plenty of uncertainty regarding the weeks and months ahead, residents at the master-planned community of Riverstone are getting through it all with a smile.
Resident families are doing their best to adjust to the new work-from-home and school-from-home situations—with a healthy dose of fun and creativity. Residents have been heading outdoors to walk and bike for exercise, families are decorating their homes and front yards for Easter and birthdays, and many neighborhood kids have been using Riverstone’s tree-lined sidewalks as their canvas—creating colorful chalk art drawings and hope-filled affirmations.
“Our community has always had a strong sense of camaraderie, but it’s never felt stronger than what we’ve experienced over the past month,” said Riverstone’s Tim Jones. “We’ve all been keeping our ‘social distancing,’ yet somehow we’ve never felt closer to each other. Every day and in their own special ways, our residents have been supporting each other and looking for ways to spread a little hope and kindness. I couldn’t be prouder to belong to such a resilient and optimistic community.”
The beautiful olive trees surrounding Riverstone, a nod to its agrarian past, are perhaps the most visible sign of positivity. With bright-white lights illuminating most of the trees, the nightly scene casts a warm, welcoming glow—a literal and figurative beacon of hope in troubling times.
Since the safety of residents is Riverstone’s top priority, the community is taking all the necessary precautions. Employees are routinely sanitizing park playground equipment, and the community has partnered with the Sheriff’s office to enhance neighborhood protection—with 24-hour security involving visible parked patrol cars in the neighborhood and increased patrols using a new truck Riverstone purchased exclusively for the officers.
The Lodge community clubhouse is closed temporarily until further notice, but plans are underway to offer an ongoing schedule of instructor-led fitness classes and kids’ arts and craft lessons via Zoom. In addition, the HOA continues to stay in touch with residents online, sharing fun and engaging shelter-in-place activities.
Situated in the heart of the region’s path of growth, Riverstone—when complete—will total approximately 6,578 single-family, attached and multi-family homes. Coming soon is the one-million-square-foot Riverwalk mixed-use lifestyle retail destination. Amenities at Riverstone include walkable neighborhoods, parks and open space, a dog park, a sustainable water supply and The Lodge community clubhouse with resort-style swimming pools, a trainer-designed fitness center, demonstration kitchen, Gear Barn, outdoor gathering spaces with firepits, and ongoing monthly activities such as self-defense classes, book clubs, arts and crafts, specialty meal cooking classes and more. Future amenities are anticipated to include hiking and biking trails, a community farm and the on-site Stone Creek Elementary school belonging to the award-winning Golden Valley Unified School District.
For more information about the new-home community of Riverstone and its collections of new homes from Bonadelle Neighborhoods, Crown Homes, D.R. Horton, Lennar, Wathen Castanos Homes and Woodside Homes, homebuyers are encouraged to visit the community’s website at www.RiverstoneCA.com and add their name to the Interest List. Model Home tours for all homebuilders are available by appointment.
The freshwater lake eight miles from Riverstone is full of fish and ready. There’s also Millerton Lake, just 13 miles away. Happy angling!