Dotted by lush oaks, wildlife and acres of natural Florida beauty, the master-planned community of Stonebrier in northwest Hillsborough County offers its homeowners the best of two worlds: country living with city amenities.
"Stonebrier is just 15 minutes from downtown Tampa and all that it has to offer,'' says Doug Schwartz, president of Centex Homes' West Florida division. "Yet, it is close to the Starkey Wilderness Preserve and the Suncoast Trail, so homeowners have access to the country's peace and quiet as well as the city's entertainment, shopping and transportation venues.''
Stonebrier, which is centered around five natural lakes, features a variety of homes.
Visitors can see all that Stonebrier has to offer, such as the newly opened Stonebrier Club, a 14-acre facility with an 18,000-square-foot fitness center. The community also boasts a lagoon pool, jungle waterslide and children's sprayground.
An outdoor patio and dining areas are perfect for casual get-togethers for family and friends, Schwartz adds.
A multi-use sports field includes soccer goals with a full-sized basketball court nearby.
"There's plenty of green space throughout the community as well for a morning stroll, picnics or just relaxing," Schwartz says.
Centex's single-family homes at Stonebrier provide 1,710 to more than 3,500 square feet of living space, three to six bedrooms and two- or three-car garages. Homes are priced from the high $100,000s.
"Coupled with Centex's two-year Fit and Finish warranty, twice the industry standard, Stonebrier and Centex are a winning combination for our buyers,'' Schwartz says.
For the second year in a row, Centex Homes ranked highest in customer satisfaction with new home buyers among all builders in the Tampa market, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Study.
"Centex was among more than a dozen Tampa Bay area builders included in the 2008 satisfaction survey,'' Schwartz says. According to J.D. Power, nine factors drive overall customer satisfaction with home builders, he notes. They include builder's sale staff, builder's warranty and customer-service staff, workmanship and materials, price and value, home readiness, construction manager, recreational facilities provided by the builder, builder's design center and location.
"That we are worthy of such respect is very important to us because it sanctions our credibility and provides added assurance that purchasing from Centex is a wise choice,'' Schwartz says.
Dallas-based Centex is one of the nation's leading home-building companies, he says.
Schwartz adds that Centex has ranked among the top three builders on Fortune magazine's list of "America's Most Admired Companies'' for nine straight years and is a leader in quality and customer satisfaction.
Stonebrier is on Sun Lake Boulevard, one mile north of Lutz Lake Fern Road, in Lutz. Call (813) 948-8866 or visit www.stonebrierlutz.com for information.
To learn more about Centex Homes, visit www.centextampa.com.