LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Neal Communities (NealCommunities.com), southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, is celebrating the five-year anniversary of Central Park’s grand opening in Lakewood Ranch this month, with only 30 homesites remaining.
The award-winning and family-friendly community is located in the heart of master-planned Lakewood Ranch and has been highly successful since its inception for the prolific Florida builder. The one-of-a-kind neighborhood is likely to be sold out two years ahead of projections.
“When we opened Central Park in July 2010, it was a major milestone for Neal Communities,” said Pat Neal, founder and CEO of the new home building firm. “At the time, there was nothing like it in Lakewood Ranch – homes were carefully designed to surround a large park, providing easy access to all residents and prices started in the high $100,000s. With five home styles to choose from, several of those initial neighborhoods are now completely sold out and the remaining larger homes now average in the $400,000s. The anniversary gives us a unique opportunity to look back on our success here, appreciate how far we have come and plan for the future,” he said.
Central Park offers a beautiful park and playground, large and open recreational fields for baseball, soccer or football, a children’s splash park and pavilion, tennis courts and two dog parks. Its location is ideal, near plentiful amenities in Lakewood Ranch like shopping, walking trails and parks and top-rated schools walking distance away. The neighborhood was awarded a prestigious Aurora Award for its innovative residential design and has been embraced by homeowners for its plentiful amenities and home choices.
Just as Central Park has a famous namesake, the neighborhoods within Central Park are similarly named for well-known parks around the U.S. — among them are Claremont Park, Gramercy Park and Longview Lake Park. Piedmont Park, Forest Park and Brickell Park are already sold out and only 30 homesites remain in the entire community.
“We started out with a handful of builders in Central Park, and we will end with just one — Neal Communities,” said Michael Storey, president of Neal Communities. “That is a testament to our strength, our team and our wide variety of home choices for discerning buyers. We have a nice mix of move-in ready homes and homesites available for new home construction remaining in Central Park, but only a small amount of opportunities exist for a new home here, as we expect to be completely sold out in the next few months,” he said.
In 2015, Neal Communities has sold more than 563 homes, a more than 25 percent increase over this time last year. The builder expects to top 1,000 homes sales by the end of the year.
About Neal Communities
Neal Communities was named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine and voted the “2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida” in a readers’ poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. The company is ranked No. 1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked nationally among the top 50 builders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 10,000 homes in southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Fiducia Insurance and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include 44 Parade of Homes 2015 awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit www.NealCommunities.com.