Meet the Giles Family
Many people find a neighborhood they love, but not that many find one that they love so much, they’re willing to move four times. For John and Amy Giles, the Watersound Origins community has provided such an outstanding lifestyle for their young family that they’ve lived in three separate homes and are now building a new custom residence to be ready this summer.
“Needless to say, we adore this community and don’t want to leave,” laughs Amy. “It offers the perfect mix of residents and amenities. We love knowing our neighbors, and the pool, golf course, endless green spaces and soccer field are a huge draw for us.”
Area residents for over 16 years, John and Amy first moved to the Watersound Origins community in 2010, renting one of the original homes in the community. They then built a custom home with John’s company Corestruction as their family grew to include twin girls, Cooper and Riley, now five years old. They sold that home and moved into a community model home, and are now building a new custom design with Corestruction to accommodate their growing needs.
“We’ve had wonderful experiences in each of our homes,” says Amy. “The design plans are suited for families with great features like open, upscale kitchens, bunkrooms and beautiful outdoor living spaces. We love the clean, coastal look that defines the community.”
Rental restrictions were also a selling point for the Giles when deciding on a permanent place to live. “No short-term rentals are allowed in the community, and most residents live here either full time or for half of the year,” Giles explains. “It’s a balanced mix of retirees and young families, and as full time residents we appreciate living in a resort-style neighborhood where you also have a sense of community and connection with your neighbors.”
On most Saturdays, expect to find the active Giles girls riding their bicycles to the Village Commons looking for their neighborhood friends with John and Amy in tow. “We spend our weekends riding the trails and paths throughout the community, swinging at the park and swimming in the pool,” Amy adds. “The Watersound Origins community provides the perfect backdrop for our family time, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.”