Nothing feels better than seeing the home of your dreams being built. At least that's what officials with Highland Homes say.
The only aspect that could possibly improve this scenario is that it's affordable.
That's the detail, Loretta Lombardo, marketing director for Highland Homes, says is drawing home buyers to three of its communities - Ayersworth Glen in Riverview and the Enclave at Imperial Lakes and Towne Park, both in Lakeland.
"Affordable pricing is what ties everything together for our customers," Lombardo says.
"The vision of Highland Homes was established with a commitment to excellence and family values. Highland Homes has proudly maintained these virtues ever since."
At Ayesworth Glen, distinctive neighborhoods of single-family homes will be centered around a community center designed to be the hub for social, leisure and sports activities, Lombardo says.
"Residents will enjoy an abundance of amenities, including a clubhouse with fitness center, swimming pools, sports fields, playground areas and places dedicated to enjoying the natural surroundings," she says.
Phase I has been developed at Ayersworth Glen with 627 lots. In addition to Highland, Adams Homes, Suarez Homes and Inland Homes are the builders helping customers build their dreams. Future phases are planned and will include about 1,000 new homes. Homes are priced from the $160,000s, including a standard lot.
"We are just getting started in selling this phase," Lombardo says. "We have been open about two months and have already sold 20 homes."
Lombardo attributes the sales success at Ayersworth Glen to its location.
"Growth in this corridor has been tremendous," she says. "With job opportunities, recreational facilities, schools, supermarkets and restaurants being built, the demand for affordable homes has driven an increase in home sales."
To reach Ayersworth Glen, take Interstate 75 to Exit 246 (Big Bend Road). Go east on Big Bend to U.S. 301. Go south; the community is less than one mile away on the left.
The Enclave at Imperial Lakes is one of Highland's most popular communities, Lombardo says.
"This neighborhood offers an affordable lifestyle in a family-friendly atmosphere. The location is great, the amenities are outstanding and the overall value is tremendous. Discover what affordable resort-style living is all about."
It features 290 lots, a clubhouse, fitness center, pool, golf course and tennis and racquetball courts. Homes are priced from the $160,000s, including a standard lot.
To reach the Enclave, take Interstate 4 east to County Line Road and go south. Drive about one mile and turn east on Shepherd Road until you reach Imperial Parkway. Turn south on Imperial; the community is on the left.
At Towne Park, natural preservation areas surround the 266-acre property, offering waterfront and conservation lots, as well as standard lots, for single-family homes.
The two phases will include, 702 homes priced from the $170,000s, including a standard lot, when complete.
To reach Towne Park, take I-4 east to County Line Road and go south. Turn east on Pipkin Road; the community is on the right.
Highland Homes, founded in 1996 with headquarters in Polk County, is building in 18 communities across Polk and Hillsborough counties. It was recognized in the May 2006 issue of Professional Builder magazine as one of the Top 200 Builders in the nation and in the May 2006 issue of Florida Trend as one of the state's largest privately-held businesses.
For information, visit www.highlandholdingsinc.com or call (863) 619-7103.