Newland Communities Hosts “World’s Largest Open House” During 2013 Parade of Homes
Public Invited to Tour Waterset, FishHawk Ranch and MiraBay Models Homes in March
APOLLO BEACH, Fla. – Newland Communities will host the “World’s Largest Open House” to coincide with the 2013 Parade of Homes’ largest showcase in five years. Waterset, the host community for 2013, and its sister communities FishHawk Ranch and MiraBay will have more than 29 model homes from 12 builders from March 2 through 17 – more than any other developer in Hillsborough County.
“Partnering with exceptional builders and providing a variety of home styles and recreational amenities that appeal to all kinds of families, is what makes our communities vibrant,” said Rick Harcrow, senior vice president of operations at Newland Communities. “Our newest community, Waterset, opened in October 2012 and we are thrilled it was selected as the host community for this year’s Parade of Homes’ Showcase Home.”
Along with the showcase home builder, David Weekly Homes, Waterset will feature offerings from Homes by WestBay, Cardel Homes and Ashton Woods Homes for a total of ten models on display. Home sizes range from around 1700 to 3800 square feet, and prices begin at $180,000. Waterset’s amenity center, The Landing, is already open and includes a swimming pool, fitness center, playground, screened room with ping pong, a café, and community trails. A Montessori preschool is also on-site.
FishHawk Ranch will have models from 12 builders on display during parade. The community also recently celebrated the grand opening of its fifth community recreation center, the Starling Club, which features a cardio room, two pools – including one with lap lanes and one with a splash park, a playground, community dog park and a game room with billiards, air hockey, foosball, and ping pong. FishHawk Ranch’s builders are Arthur Rutenberg, Ashton Woods Homes, Beazer Homes, Cardel Homes, Centex Homes, D.R. Horton, David Weekley Homes, Homes by John C. Fowke, Homes by WestBay, K. Hovnanian Homes, Ryland Homes and Sabal Homes.
MiraBay also will have three model homes on Parade from Homes by WestBay and Cardel Homes. Along with Ashton Woods Homes, these three builders offer homes that range in size from 1600 to 3700 square feet, with pricing from the low $200,000s.
To top it off, Waterset’s Landing Café will offer Parade patrons an extra treat—a free coffee, redeemable only for those who “check in” to Waterset through Facebook’s mobile app. More details on this promotion can be found on Waterset’s Facebook Page.
For more information on the 2013 Parade of Homes, please visit the TBBA website.
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About Newland Communities
Newland Communities is the largest private developer of planned residential and urban mixed-use communities in the United States. With over 40 years of experience, Newland and its affiliates have completed or have underway more than 140 diverse real estate developments, over 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Newland is currently developing four master-planned new-home communities in Hillsborough County, Florida: FishHawk Ranch, Circa FishHawk, MiraBay and Waterset. www.newlandcommunities.com
The residential community of Waterset is located 15 miles south of Tampa in Apollo
Beach, Fla. Developed by Newland Communities, Waterset will have approximately 3,500 homes. Encompassing more than 1,300 acres, Waterset is planned to include a 6-mile long greenway and trailhead, on-site schools, recreation center, pool, neighborhood parks, lake, dog park, and miles of walking trails. Newland has partnered with some of the areas best-known builders to offer homes in a variety of price ranges and styles. www.watersetfl.com
About FishHawk Ranch
FishHawk Ranch by Newland Communities is a 3,000-acre master-planned community located in southeast Hillsborough County. Recently certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition as the first green community in Hillsborough County, FishHawk Ranch features a variety of amenities including more than 25 miles of nature trails. The community offers townhomes, single-family, and custom homes priced from $120,000 to more than $1 million. The FishHawk Ranch Welcome Center and 16 model homes are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, please call (813) 685-7500 or visit our website at www.fishhawkranch.com.
MiraBay by Newland Communities is a 750-acre waterfront residential community located 20 miles south of Tampa in Apollo Beach, Florida. The community features The MiraBay Club, a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse with a spa, fitness center, resort-style pool, and tennis and basketball courts. Upon completion, MiraBay will have about 1,900 single-family homes, custom homes, townhomes and villas. The community is adjacent to Wolf Creek Nature Preserve and offers a 135-acre man-made lagoon and a 3.5-mile canal system with direct boating access to Tampa Bay. MiraBay was honored by the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission for having the Tampa Bay area’s best master-planned community design in 2002 and its homebuilders have also won national design awards. www.mirabay.com
About North America Sekisui House, LLC
North America Sekisui House, LLC (NASH) is the U.S. business operations unit and a full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and a leading diversified developer since 1960. NASH establishes joint ventures to build innovative and sustainability-conscious master planned communities. NASH is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, and SEKISUI HOUSE is headquartered in Osaka, Japan, with affiliates and subsidiaries around the globe. www.nashcommunities.com