ZEST brings innovation and energy to 55+ community
development; providing a bright new vision
to the "retirement" residence experience.
ZEST Communities (formerly South Mountain Inc.) represents more than just a new name. ZEST is an attitude. It’s a philosophy. It’s a different way to look at the golden years. ZEST believes that you can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get "old".
ZEST’s vision is changing the mature lifestyle experience, integrating active, fun-infused living within charming settings that reward the mature years. At ZEST Communities, people enjoy social, recreational and fitness activities that are fun, promote healthy living and mental stimulation. We believe that the golden years can be the best years . . . and at ZEST we are committed to making that happen for all of our residents.
ZEST brings innovation and energy to 55+ community development; providing a bright new vision to the retirement residence experience through holistic, comprehensive community building, integrating major lifestyle components into each community and providing purchasers with the peace of mind of an appreciating real estate value.
Rather than the typical model, where residents live in a “retirement” community and pay a monthly fee for their room, meals and activities, residents at The Village at St. Elizabeth Mills own their homes through a Market Value Life Lease program that can be sold at any time at current market value.
Under this plan, residents purchase a Life Lease interest in their home, at market value, (similar to purchasing a home). They have exclusive use of their home and shared use of all common areas and facilities. Residents or their estate may sell their Market Value Life Lease interest at anytime. As the market value of real estate increases over time, so does the value of the Market Value Life Lease interest allowing residents to protect their investment and earn equity.