Developers strive to meet housing needs of active population


Jean Templeton plays with her dog, Tony, in their apartment at Stonehurst Pointe in Greenfield. More facilities like hers are being planned for Hancock County because of the growing baby boomer population. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)

HANCOCK COUNTY — Jean Templeton of Greenfield was quick to capitalize on this week’s cool temperatures to get her garage in order.

Quick-witted and straight-talking, the 74-year-old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native was busy sorting through and rearranging boxes at her two-bedroom Stonehurst Pointe apartment, a 55-and-over community where she landed after selling her house in town.

Templeton is part of a burgeoning demographic driving a niche housing market in Hancock County, and developers are noticing.

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