Rockdale’s new Hunter’s Chase complex is a first-class addition

Because it’s not on the highway or a heavily-traveled thoroughfare in Rockdale, the new Hunter’s Chase senior citizen complex may not have been seen by a large number of local residents.

Some may not even know about it. And that’s too bad. Because as 2014 dawns and we’re going into the sixth year of the post-Alcoa era in Rockdale, many of us want to find something real positive about our town to take heart in.

We need go no further than out East Belton Avenue.

Hunter’s Chase is first class all the way and it’s going to be something we can all point to with pride.

It’s really reminiscent of a luxury hotel, even a resort. The rooms are large and airy, even have extra rooms that could be used a offices or breakfast-dining rooms to look out at a peaceful rural landscape while eating. There are also balconies and patios.

Every unit is carpeted and has a washer, dryer and dish washer, along with a refrigerator and a stove.

There are 80 units in all kinds of configurations. There’s evena theatreonthethirdfloorandluxuriouscommon areas. Hunter’s Chase has a business area with computer labs and wi-fi. There’s a coffee and ice cream parlor along with a community room, with catering facilities, a craft room, library and much more.

If you haven’t seen it, Hunter’s Chase is worth a drive-by. And if you think it looks big, that’s because it is, 100,200 square feet. One-bedroom units range from 621 to 680 square feet. Two-bedrooms units range from 847 to 888 square feet.

That’s nice, but what will be even more important to its residents, age 55 and over, is that it will feel like home.

Welcome to Rockdale.—M.B.

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