Home buyers who choose to live in Outpost Point - Grand Hampton's newest neighborhood - will get more than a new home and delightful lifestyle, says Jim Doyle, vice president of marketing and sales for LandMar Group, developers of the master-planned gated community. "They'll get a unique opportunity to live in a place that's truly like Old Florida.
He thinks the pristine setting is sure to impress.
"Outpost Point is set back in Grand Hampton, and fronts onto Cypress Creek, which is a tributary of the Hillsborough River that's pretty inaccessible except through our property. It's very unspoiled and is filled with old oaks covered with Spanish moss and plenty of wildlife.
"It's unique to New Tampa. There's nothing else quite like it.''
David Weekley Homes and Taylor Woodrow will offer new designs for the 118 homes that are planned in Outpost Point, says Maura Lear, marketing coordinator.
Construction on the homes, which will be on 50-by-120-foot or 70-by-120-foot lots, will begin next year, she says.
"We're pre-selling right now. There will be 24 floor plans between the builders, with some of them featuring front porches and granny flats over the garages which will be great for visitors, in-laws or kids who have just graduated from college."
Home buyers who choose to build on the 70-foot wide lots can choose the site and which builder they want.
"We're not assigning lots of that size to a specific builder. So there's more flexibility," Doyle says. "It's kind of a custom program; the buyers can create their own package working with either David Weekley or Taylor Woodrow.''
Models are expected to open this year. Homes on the 50-foot lots are priced from the $300,000s. Homes on the 70-foot lots are priced from the high $500,000s. Floor plans feature three to five bedrooms and two to four bathrooms with 2,000 to 3,500 square feet of living space.
"Outpost Point brings together the finishing touches in Grand Hampton,'' Lear says. "The LandMar Lifestyles Program features a full-time director who is responsible for creating a variety of programs for residents, such as fitness, recreation and entertainment."
A mile-long nature trail that meanders along Cypress Creek and a canoe and kayak outpost where residents can rent canoes and kayaks to explore the creek are just two of the amenities the community will offer.
"We expect that residents will be able to take lessons and sign up for guided tours of the creek as well,'' Doyle says. "Homeowners will be able to enjoy Outpost Park with a screened picnic shelter, outdoor fireplace and a treehouse playground for children."
Lakeside Park is on the 16-acre Hampton Lake and will feature a fishing pier, sand volleyball and basketball courts, picnic shelters and barbecue areas. The parks and trail are expected to open in the spring, Lear says.
When completed, Grand Hampton will include about 1,100 homes. Nearly half of the land in the community has been set aside for green space and nature preserves, Doyle says. "It's a beautiful setting and unparalleled in the area. It's a great opportunity to have a slice of Old Florida in the middle of vibrant New Tampa."
For information, call (813) 907-2045 or visit www.grandhampton.com.