Pine Valley Plantation is managed by our Board of Directors, comprised of a President, Treasurer, Secretary and six directors. These officers are elected by the shareholders at our annual meeting, which is held in October. Each month, an Open Meeting of the Board is held on the second Thursday, and all shareholders are encouraged to attend.
Pine Valley Plantation offers a number of activities for residents and their guests. Our monthly newsletter keeps residents informed of upcoming events, and residents work together, on various committees, to keep our community thriving. Social events throughout the year include Bingo, cards (a friendly Pitch ‘league’ meets Monday evenings and every other Saturday), community dinners, cookouts – just to name a few!
Our community building, The Manor, offers a free lending library, pool table and card tables on the main floor (open and available to residents until 9:00 p.m. each day). Downstairs (at ground level) is a full kitchen and large meeting/dining room. This space is available to residents, for private functions, for a nominal rental fee and refundable deposit. It’s a great place to host large family gatherings! (Reservations required.)
Available outdoor activities include Shuffleboard, Bocci, Horseshoes, and Fishing, in our beautiful pond. For those gardeners among us, large, sunny plots are available for just $10/year. This even includes rototilling! Cold Spring Golf Course, an 18-hole course, is right across the street, and Mill Valley Golf Links is a 10-minute drive.
We are a very short drive to the Belchertown Senior Center — an extremely active senior venue, which offers daily (low-cost) lunches, and numerous, popular activities that are always well attended.
A “pet friendly” community, residents may have a cat or dog (dogs may not exceed 25 lbs, fully grown). With five miles of private roads, and plenty of shade, Pine Valley is the perfect place for walking (or jogging!). A large, open field gives cross-country skiers plenty of room for their sport, without leaving the neighborhood!
RV and boat storage sites, some with electric hookups, are available for a nominal fee. Each home is supplied a locked postal box, in the weather-protected mail room. The grounds are beautifully kept and include three ponds,and an abundance of trees and wildlife.
Purchasing a Home at Pine Valley
To purchase a home, the buyer must be at least 55 years old and, in the case of a couple, the second person must be at least 50 years old. Buyers must purchase a share of stock in the Park. The current share price is $20,000. This makes you a part owner of this beautiful place we call Pine Valley!
A Monthly Maintenance Fee covers water and sewer system maintenance and usage, weekly trash/recycling collection (dump sticker and town-approved trash bags required), and the monthly Belchertown license fee. Also, maintenance and snow removal, salt/sanding of all common grounds, streets, and buildings. Included, as well, is Spring and Fall pickup of leaves and brush. Real estate taxes on the Pine Valley property are also included in this monthly maintenance fee. (Residents with sheds or other outbuildings will receive a small, quarterly tax bill.)
Residents maintain their own, individual lots, planting flowers & shrubs, choosing lawn ornaments, and mowing, trimming, and snow removal. (Many inexpensive options are available for lawn and snow removal services, if needed.)
Contact our Sales Office at 413-668-6989 for an appointment to view the homes currently available for sale.