Real estate

Housing development coming to town

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Aerie Homes broke ground Wednesday on The Preserve, a planned community of 34 homes within the Bay Club at Mattapoisett. The Preserve’s single-family homes will range from 1,800 to 2,200 square feet at prices of $575,000 to $650,000, said Lisa Nickerson, a principal of the company. The first home should be built by March, she said, to be used as a model and be available for sale. She said these homes will differ from the existing custom-built homes at Bay Club. “We’ll have a preplanned neighborhood with set layouts, floor plans, and so forth, which can be adjusted,” she said in an interview. “There’s a lot of opportunity down here,” Nickerson said in explaining why Waltham-based Aerie Homes is building in Mattapoisett. “It’s a great area, the market’s starting to come back, and a lot of people don’t know how nice this area is.”

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