Lithia, FL- Encore at FishHawk Ranch, David Weekley Homes’ first age-qualified, 55+ community has been recognized with a Grand Aurora Award from the Southeast Building Conference (SBC). Encore at FishHawk Ranch was the judges top choice in the category of Seniors Housing Community – Active Adult/Independent Living.
FishHawk Ranch is owned in a joint venture partnership between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), the U.S. business unit and full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland Real Estate Group, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the master developer of the community. The community is part of more than 30 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns together in 11 states across the United States.
Encore at FishHawk Ranch is a new approach to lifestyle-driven home design specifically for buyers 55 years and older, and is the first age-qualified neighborhood within the award-winning FishHawk Ranch community. The community features single level homes with newly designed floor plans ranging from two to four bedrooms, up to three full baths and two to three car garages. There are also ample customization options to fit each homeowner’s personal tastes and desires. Additionally, each home is also designed with widened hallways and doorways ensure that owners can age in place and enjoy their home for many years to come.
Encore residents enjoy exclusive use of The Oasis Club, the community’s 5,000 square-foot recreation center, which offers a resort-style pool, state of the art fitness center, business center and catering kitchen. A full-time lifestyle director is on staff to schedule a host of activities from cooking classes, wine tastings and game nights.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Southeast Building Conference,” said Pam Parisi, Vice President, Marketing for Newland Communities. “It has been exciting to partner with David Weekley Homes to bring this new 55+ concept to the marketplace. We know we’re meeting a need as sales and interest in the community continue to be strong. By offering an age-qualified neighborhood within an all-ages community like FishHawk Ranch, it gives our active adults the best of both worlds. They have use of the exclusive Oasis Club, yet can still enjoy other FishHawk Ranch amenities when the grandkids visit. We’ve also had several existing FishHawk Ranch residents select Encore after they’ve decided to downsize, which is a testament to the outstanding sense of community that FishHawk Ranch provides.”
“We’re very honored to have won a Grand Aurora Award by the Southeast Building Conference for our community, Encore at FishHawk Ranch,” said Nate Beauregard, Division President for David Weekley Homes in Tampa. “We have greatly enjoyed our partnership with Newland Communities in FishHawk Ranch and are excited at how well our new 55+ neighborhood has been received. These low-maintenance homes feature open, single-level layouts with great Encore-exclusive amenities at The Oasis, along with a lifestyle director, ultimately offering our Baby Boomer customers the exact lifestyle they’re looking for.”
This is the third Aurora Award FishHawk Ranch has received in recent years. The Southeast Building Conference honored the community with its Grand Award in 2014 for the community’s resident gathering space, The Lakehouse. In 2013, The Lakehouse also earned Auroras for Sustainable and Green Construction and Best Community Site Plan.
The Aurora Awards encompasses all facets of the residential, commercial and remodeling industries and are presented annually to outstanding residential and commercial builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, interior merchandisers and other housing-related professionals in 12 states and the Eastern Caribbean. The Aurora Awards program is affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC), one of two regional trade shows recognized by and affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Award winners were announced on July 29, during the annual Southeast Building Conference held in Orlando.
About FishHawk Ranch:
FishHawk Ranch by Newland Communities is a 4,100-acre master-planned community located in southeast Hillsborough County. 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 paired homes, single-family, and custom homes priced starting at $187,990 to more than $1 million. The FishHawk Ranch Welcome Center and 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.
Newland is a diversified real estate company leveraging a national platform and over 45 years of experience to perform challenging and diverse development, investment, management, and advisory services across a wide range of real estate. The company’s mixed-use development business, Newland Communities, actively owns, operates and develops premier residential master-planned, commercial, retail, and urban mixed-use real estate across the U.S. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies have completed, or have underway, more than 140 diverse real estate developments, more than 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. www.newlandcommunities.com.
About NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH):
NASH was established in 2010 as 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. SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD. has built more than two million houses to date and expanded its operations to Australia, China, Singapore, and the U.S. NASH establishes joint ventures to build innovative and sustainability conscious master planned communities across the US. NASH is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. http://nashcommunities.com/.
About David Weekley Homes:
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 24 cities across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America’s Best Builder,” “National Housing Quality Award” and “National Builder of the Year.” Weekley has also appeared nine times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.
Vice President of Marketing, Newland Communities
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