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'SoHo meets the suburbs' in Magnolia Park

Beth Dolan, Special Sections correspondent Staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 26, 2013 at 10:26 PM

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"SoHo finally meets the suburbs'' in Centex Homes' new community of Magnolia Park, says David Ivin, president of the company's West Florida division.

"Magnolia Park is a great community for people who want the convenience of living in the city, but also want what the suburbs have to offer, such as community green spaces, robust amenities and nature trails,'' Ivin says.

The gated community will feature three amenity centers that include resort-style pools and playgrounds. Five miles of walking, biking and running trails wind throughout the community with its preserved wetlands and waterways. Towering old oaks and magnolias bring an "old-Florida feel" to the community, Ivin says. In addition, there are several community parks and sports courts that allow residents ample space to play and relax, he adds.

Also scheduled for the 580-acre, master-planned community is the Magnolia Park Town Center, which will include a 30,000-square-foot office complex, a 125,000-square-foot retail complex and a 600,000-square-foot mixed-use employment center.

"The area will include all the day-to-day conveniences that people need, such as dining, banking and entertainment," Ivin says.

"The community was designed to capture the style of a historic Tampa neighborhood with easy-to-maintain yards combined with the convenience of shopping and entertainment close at hand."

Work on the town home models is under way, says Ivin, adding that he expects the grand opening to be in November.

The first model offers two bedrooms, a loft and 2½ bathrooms in 1,549 square feet of living space. It also has a one-car garage and is priced from $178,900, including lot.

The second model has three bedrooms, a loft and 2½ bathrooms in 1,818 square feet of living space. It also has a covered lanai and a two-car garage and is priced from $200,900, including lot.

The third town home features two bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms and a one-car garage. It provides 1,451 square feet of living space and is priced from $169,900.

Preconstruction pricing and incentives are being offered before the models open, Ivin says.

The community also offers single-family home floor plans from its City Homes, Park Homes and Signature Homes collections, with 1,787 to more than 3,600 square feet of living space. Homes are priced from the $200,000s, including lot.

Several of the homes in the community will be set around an 80-acre lake, Ivin says.

Ivin says home buyers will find the perfect mix of affordability, convenience and location at Magnolia Park in west Brandon.

To reach Magnolia Park, take Interstate 75 to Exit 254 (U.S. 301) and head north. Turn left on Falkenburg Road and go one mile. The sales center is on the right. It's open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday.

For information, call 1-888-269-8289 or visit www.magnoliaparktampa.com or www.centexhomes.com.

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