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Welcome to the final story in our series “Won’t you be my neighbor?”, which introduces you to Judson residents and shares more about their respective journeys to Judson! This week, meet Kerstin and Leonard Trawick: Residents of Judson Park’s Mansion Courts since 2013:
Tucked into the circa-1919 Jacobean-style manor on the campus of Judson Park, Kerstin and Leonard Trawick’s apartment opens onto the Ambler Heights Historic District, a 70-acre swath of gently curving streets, wide tree lawns, and grand homes, mostly built at the beginning of the 19th century.
From the beginning, the safe and charming neighborhood was a major draw for this active couple. “We love being able to walk,” says Kerstin, “and especially this past year, with all its restrictions, walking was one of the things that kept me sane!”
Meantime, as pandemic restrictions have been lifted, indoor attractions have also regained their allure: The exercise room, the pool, and the art room are particular favorites for Leonard.
And then there are the people, the neighbors and staff members who have consistently offered support, friendship, and a sense of belonging.
“Before we moved in, I don’t think I realized we wouldn’t just be moving into an apartment,” Kerstin says. “We truly moved into a community.” “We’ve made some very lovely friends here,” adds Leonard. “This was absolutely the right choice for us.”