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Activities galore await at Valencia Lakes

Special Sections correspondent
Published:   |   Updated: March 24, 2013 at 04:17 AM

G.L. Homes prides itself on its ability to create an active-adult lifestyle for its residents and company officials say Valencia Lakes does exactly that.

"Valencia Lakes appeals to the most discriminating home buyer with out-of-this-world recreational amenities and our spacious homes, designed with the active adult in mind," says Marisa Lufkin, project manager. "This resortlike community has been master-planned with the finest array of recreational amenities anywhere. Active adult home buyers are passionate about their lifestyle and at Valencia Lakes we exceed their expectations."

For starters, Valencia Lakes has a 27,000 square-foot clubhouse that opened this year and features resort and resistance pools, a spa, an art studio and gallery, a beer and wine bistro, social hall with raised stage and dance floor, gaming room, multipurpose room, Internet café and more.

Where fitness is concerned, residents can shape up in the extensive fitness center and aerobics studio featuring locker facilities, steam rooms and saunas.

Lufkin says the outdoor amenities let residents take advantage of the Florida sunshine.
The community features six Har-Tru tennis courts with shaded pavilions, basketball, pickleball and bocce courts and a horseshoes area. Residents also can learn how to ballroom dance, publish photos, craft a creative story or build a Web site as well as participate in more than 30 clubs, Lufkin adds.

Amenities coming to the Wimauma community include a dog park with an agility training course and a tot lot designed with grandchildren in mind.

Buyers can choose from four home collections and 19 floor plans at Valencia Lakes, which features single-family homes and villas with 1,317 to 2,866 square feet of living space. Homes are priced from the mid-$100,000s to more than $300,000.

Lufkin says the homes are designed to fit the lifestyle needs of active adults, singles and couples.

"This is an incredible new home value," Lufkin says. "Valencia Lakes homes are adorned with exquisite interior and exterior amenities that are considered upgrades in other communities.

"We stand out from other active adult communities in Tampa with our elegant and spacious homes. Home buyers can watch their home built from the ground-up, or they can purchase a well-appointed Quick Delivery Home and move in today."

According to Professional Builder magazine, G.L. Homes is the 36th largest homebuilder in the country and is ranked 57th on Builder magazine's Top 100 list for 2007.

"Savvy home buyers know the reputation of the builder is as important as the home itself," Lufkin says. "Each of our homes will be built to exceed the strictest construction industry standards and also will include a dwelling warranty that covers the home for major structural defects for 10 years."
Lufkin says G.L. Homes has earned a stellar reputation for providing outstanding customer service through a fully staffed, professional on-site warranty department. Plus, during the first year of ownership, home buyers will have access to a 24-hour home warranty response hotline.

Lufkin urges home buyers to check out Valencia Lakes models and see all the community has to offer. As an added incentive, Frankie Avalon will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 21 in the ballroom during a grand opening celebration.

To reach Valencia Lakes, take Interstate 75 to Exit 240 (State Road 674/East Sun City Center). Go east on S.R. 674 to U.S. 301. Head north on U.S. 301; the community's entrance is on the right.

Models are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday through Sunday and noon to 5 p.m. Friday. Call (813) 634-8100 or visit www.glhomes.com for information.

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