Aberdeen. Indy’s First Wellness Community.
Last Updated - August, 2018

Announcing Aberdeen. Indy’s First Wellness Community.


Duke Homes is excited to announce its brand new community – Indy’s Newest Upscale Gated Community and only Wellness Community in Central Indiana – Aberdeen. Aberdeen is set to be Indy’s premier luxury neighborhood offering easy access to Indianapolis, Bloomington, and Columbus. The site will feature over 180 large sprawling lots throughout its wooded terrain. Not only is this Central Indiana’s newest gated community, but Aberdeen also is pleased to announce that it will also be the newest and family are the central themes at Aberdeen. Aberdeen’s Wellness features will include trails, Agrihood areas, sports courts, community buildings, and other gathering areas. Duke Homes plan to preserve and maintain much of the natural beauty and habitat of the land which already has two lakes and rolling wooded terrain.

Central Indiana’s high-end builder, Duke Homes,  has been developing subdivisions for over 25 years and is now bringing Indy its first Wellness Community. As reported by Fast Company, Wellness Lifestyle community Real Estate is growing at a fast 6.4% annually and is a welcome alternative to outdated and unsustainable models like golf communities. The purpose of these communities is to facilitate a stronger connection to nature and people, as well as encourage more physical activity.

As an advocate for healthy families and flourishing communities, Mike Duke and the team do as much as possible to do business with a purpose and to make an impact. Now, that mission is being poured into their newest project, Aberdeen.

Aberdeen has actually been a decade in the making. Back in 2006, plans were all set to launch The Abbey, an upscale golf course community in the Center Grove area. The 1,000 acres of The Abbey was going to include 2,000 luxury homes, townhomes, and condo-style homes all surrounding a private golf course and “town center.”

Thankfully, Mike Duke and team paused plans at the earliest signs of the housing bubble and in doing so avoided creating a master-planned community during the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Now, 12 years later, Duke Homes is in the process of opening Aberdeen, a different community with a different name, in the same place, and with the same mission. In 2006, Mike Duke spoke of The Abbey saying, “Family is important to us and we see The Abbey as an opportunity to create an environment that will enhance the lifestyle and promotion of family” (reference). That same mission is the driving force behind Aberdeen and its amenities. Duke Homes believes in family and in the community – they believe life is better together, which is why Aberdeen will be packed full of gathering points and community places built for activity and interaction.

Duke sees the 10 years they waited to develop the site as a blessing. They had a chance to refine the plan, which resulted in a more focused approach to the original mission. Foregoing the private country club and shrinking the size of the site to instead focus on providing amenities that cultivate a more family-friendly, healthy community. Planning started over a decade ago, and now, the final result, Aberdeen, is finally here.

If you are interested in living in a wellness lifestyle community with innovative amenities and accessibility without the headache of congested highways and long commutes and are seeking the opportunity to build your custom dream home on a spacious lot with a family-owned and -operated builder that has vested interests throughout the community, do not wait—contact Duke Homes and schedule a tour of Aberdeen today!

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