For fans of wildlife and the great outdoors who just can't get enough, Cypress Creek in southern Hillsborough County may be a natural fit. And with four new models, M/I Homes officials are confident any buyer can find the right home for their lifestyle.
"Cypress Creek is an excellent community for the wildlife enthusiast," says Theresa Lynn Collins, president of M/I Homes of Tampa.
"Residents can enjoy the community's conservation or pond home sites, as well as the many varied activities offered at nearby parks and beaches, including canoeing, hiking and fishing at the Little Manatee River State Park, enjoying the greenery of nearby E.G. Simmons Park and watching the breathtaking sunsets along the river."
Amenities at Cypress Creek will include open-space parks, a large recreation complex, a community pool and a sports court.
"Cypress Creek has the benefit of location, location, location," Collins says. "We are just minutes from Tampa, Brandon, St. Petersburg and Sarasota, as well as several beaches."
It's also near a library, schools, shopping and a hospital and is convenient to Interstate 75, allowing easier commutes to nearby cities. The community also gives residents access to the conveniences of Sun City Center while living in a less congested area, Collins says.
While Cypress Creek is expected to appeal to nature lovers, Collins also thinks it will appeal to a variety of buyers.
"Cypress Creek is a great community for the first-time buyer who is tired of paying rent, is moving out of an apartment and desires special financing programs to assist their specific financial needs," Collins says. "M/I Homes is able to accommodate many special requirements through M/I Financial."
"Further, Cypress Creek is an excellent community for the empty nester and for growing families as a result of the many diverse floor plans that have been designed to accommodate nearly every need."
Cypress Creek features M/I's Island and Horizon Series and The Estates.
The Island Series offers homes priced from the $170,000s to the $230,000s with 1,424 to 2,664 square feet of living space. All plans feature a two-car garage.
"Two Island Series floor plans feature a bedroom downstairs to accommodate extended families that live together," Collins says.
The Horizon Series features homes from 1,313 to 3,393 square feet of living space priced from $191,990 to $283,990.
Homes in The Estates provide 1,323 to more than 3,400 square feet of living space and are priced from about $200,000 to more than $300,000.
"Every home in The Estates will boast elegant paving-stone driveways and an enhanced landscape package," Collins says.
The Estate Series homes also include ceramic tile in wet areas, 42-inch upper kitchen cabinets, GE appliances, Moen plumbing fixtures and R-30 fiberglass ceiling insulation.
Each M/I home comes with the Confidence Builder Program, Collins says.
Benefits of the program include a preconstruction conference with a personal construction supervisor to review the schedule, go over the customer's house plans and answer any questions.
M/I also includes a 30-year transferable structural warranty, a guaranteed delivery date, a quality control card and a worry-free mortgage plan. In addition, at the preconstruction conference each buyer is given a hard hat.
"The hat symbolizes the partnership between the buyer and the builder in the building process," Collins says. "With every home M/I sells, we guarantee to our buyers a commitment to service and value that goes beyond the industry standard."
To reach Cypress Creek, take I-75 to Exit 240 (Sun City Center) and go east. Turn left at Cypress Village Boulevard. Travel one mile and turn right onto 19th Avenue Northeast; the community is less than a mile away. The sales office is open from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
"The homes in Cypress Creek are priced very competitively to the market without sacrificing the quality of construction," Collins says. "Stop in and do some comparison shopping and you will be pleasantly surprised at how much home you can get for a very reasonable price in a truly special community."
For information, visit www.mihomes.com or call (813) 633-5691.