June 22, 2017
Land O’ Lakes, FL –Connerton, Pasco County’s largest, master-planned, mixed-use community, was chosen as the Showcase Community for the 2017 Parade of Homes by the Tampa Bay Builders Association. Throughout the month of April, the Parade of Homes gave prospective homebuyers exclusive access to 91 model homes in the Tampa Bay Area. With five fully-furnished model homes on display, Connerton’s selection to lead this year’s Parade was a fitting choice to showcase not only new home construction but a growing community of 700 homes just 30 miles north of downtown Tampa. It was also an opportunity for Connerton to display its first-class amenities, including an $8 million, 10,000 square-foot clubhouse along with top-rated schools, a hospital, supermarket, and other retail stores to serve the needs of residents. Writer Richard Suttmeier, Forbes.com*, noted “Connerton has returned to the vibrancy envisioned by city planners back in 2000.” *
“The 2017 Parade of Homes was a huge success at Connerton, this year’s Showcase Community. Hundreds of parade-goers visited the 5 models presented by Homes by WestBay, M/I Homes, Taylor Morrison and Lennar,” stated Stew Gibbons, Connerton General Manager. Three community builder models were Parade of Homes Award Winners: the Verona model of Homes by WestBay, the Kentwood III Model of Taylor Morrison and the Roxbury model of M/I Homes. Connerton’s models exhibit the newest designs, styles and layouts; the latest technologies and the most energy efficient features. Parade-goers became purchasers and as a result the community can claim 58 sales since the Parade opened on April 1st, pushing total sales for 2017 to 105, 56% higher than sales at the same time in 2016.
In addition, Connerton and builder Lennar partnered with Operation FINALLY HOME to surprise a well-deserving veteran and his family with a fully furnished mortgage-free home. On April 29, at the close of the Parade, keys to the new Lennar home in Connerton were presented to Iraq-war veteran, U.S. Army Sgt. David Roca and his family at a special dedication ceremony. The celebration ran in tandem with the Parade, which allowed Parade-goers and realtors to participate in honoring this deserving veteran. “This was Connerton’s finest hour,” stated Stew Gibbons, as he addressed the audience of dignitaries, neighbors and supporters. Sgt. Roca was overcome with emotion as he accepted the keys and thanked all who had made his new home a reality. http://www.connerton.com/operation-finally-home/
Taylor Morrison builds homes on 55 and 65-foot home sites, ranging from 1,768 to 4,367 square feet and priced from $212,900 to $321, 900.
Homes by WestBay builds on 75-foot home sites, homes ranging from 2,306 to 6,331 square feet and priced from $289,990 to $524,990.
M/I Homes builds on 65-foot home sites, homes ranging from 2,164 to 3,111 square feet and priced from $247, 990 to $285,990.
Lennar builds on 45 & 55-foot home sites, homes ranging from 1,508 to 3,777 square feet and priced from $204,990 to $346,990.
Connerton is a 4,800-acre mixed-use, master-planned community located in Central Pasco County, just 30 miles north of Tampa. As one of Florida’s few communities with a New Town designation it is planned to perfection with an abundance of amenities and a reverence towards nature. Today, Connerton features miles of nature trails and boardwalks, a 10,000 square-foot clubhouse with a resort-style pool and fitness center, elementary school, Publix Super Market and more. With even more on the way, Connerton will be a place to enjoy the camaraderie of community living and beauty of natural, protected spaces for generations to come.
Club Connerton – Community Information
21100 Fountain Garden Way
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638
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About Operation FINALLY HOME
Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of Operation FINALLY HOME is to provide custom-built, mortgage-free homes to America’s military heroes and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed so much to defend our freedom and values. Operation FINALLY HOME partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help America’s military heroes and their families transition to the home front by addressing one of their most pressing needs—a home to call their own. To find out more, visit OperationFinallyHome.org.
*Forbes.com Investing/#StockWatch, May 2, 2017