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The Farms at Bailey Station nearing completion

The Farms at Bailey Station, a brand-new, upscale, not-for-profit LifeCare community under development along the Germantown and Collierville border, is getting strong interest from seniors.

Whether they want to downsize, move closer to family, enjoy resort-like amenities, or live near healthcare, they’re focusing on a new-era development that is changing the face of retirement in the Mid-South and beyond.

“It’s about peace of mind and security,” says Mary Cross, sales director. “We’re seeing people who want to focus on living instead of maintaining an older home and knowing what their costs will be for the rest of their lives. The pandemic has forced many to think about or even accelerate their plans.”

Once construction is complete, the Farms at Bailey Station will feature 176 apartments with clubhouse, and 63 garden homes, including 22 townhomes, each with multiple floor plans. A dozen garden homes are currently occupied while 40 others are reserved.

Once fully completed in 2023, The Farms will be among the nation’s most advanced model retirement communities. The developer, Retirement Companies of America (RCA), which has operated nearby Kirby Pines Retirement Community for 37 years, visited over 200 communities around the country to capture the most innovative ideas in architecture, design, living, dining and healthcare.

A fusion of casual elegance, Southern charm and impeccable style, the community’s Central Park will be home to beautiful gardens, sparkling fountains, an outdoor kitchen with dining, built-in fire pits, croquet and bocce courts, a dog park, and an event lawn with stage. And the new Clubhouse will be a hub for more social interactions, such as dining, fitness and wellness, education, entertainment, pampering and worship.

Outdoor spaces play a pivotal role at the Farms. In addition to the health benefits of fresh air, these spaces – from common areas to first-floor apartment patios – provide a key element in our design to keep residents healthy and happy.

“Now, more than ever, people are placing a premium on the concept of personal space which gives them the freedom to move about in a safe and secure setting,” says Michelle Trammell Vincent, senior vice president of RCA.

The community of garden homes will feature a lake with walking paths and a deck to bring neighbors together. Already, residents are socializing — at a safe distance — on porches that face each other. And to keep crowds to a minimum, the community is being planned with five dining halls throughout campus.

“This community is designed for fellowship and indoor-outdoor living that we think is in keeping in the Southern tradition and promote people getting together,” Trammell Vincent says.

To learn more and see videos of construction progress, please visit https://thefarmsatbaileystation.com/.

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