Young families are discovering the master-planned community of Connerton in Land O’ Lakes. Since the beginning of the year, more than 175 homes have been sold, with many buyers choosing homes between 1,500 and 2,000 square feet.
“This is a perfect size for the first-time homebuyer looking for an affordable home in an established community with excellent schools and resort-style amenities,” said Reed Williams, president of Inland Homes and Connerton’s newest builder.
“Many families are coming out of apartments and find these smaller homes with three or four bedrooms quite spacious, and perfect for their growing families,” said Williams.
Inland’s floor plans match up perfectly with this family profile. In Connerton, it is offering one- and two-story floor plans that are 1,708 to 2,800 square feet, and begin at $234,000.
Inland’s model home, the Magnolia, is nearing completion, and will open in October alongside Connerton’s other model homes built by Lennar, M/I Homes, Homes By WestBay, and Taylor Morrison. Most models are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m., on Sunday.
This is the second time Inland Homes has built homes in Connerton — it was one of the community’s original builders in the early 2000s, when Connerton first opened.
“We are excited to be back in Connerton, and pleased to offer homebuyers five new floor plans and some of the most beautiful home sites in the community,” said Williams. “Many of our lots back up to conservation, water or both, and offer outstanding views and privacy.”
Inland Homes differs from other moderately priced builders because its floor plans offer buyers some structural options. Plus, Inland Homes buyers make personal selections at its design center for flooring, cabinets and other finishes. Jack Suarez, whose family has been building homes in the Tampa area since 1940’s, owns the company.
Connerton Is A ‘New Town’
When Connerton visitors stop at Club Connerton, the community’s beautiful 10,000-square-foot clubhouse and amenity center, they often ask, “Why does Connerton feel so different than other communities we’ve visited?”
They discover that Connerton is different because it is one of only three communities in Florida that has been formally recognized as a “New Town” by both state and local governments. Like Seaside in Destin and Celebration in Orlando, Connerton earned its “New Town” designation for its community design, which reduces residents’ reliance on cars and promotes a more sociable, pedestrian culture.
Connerton’s vibrant “New Town” live/work/play design is master planned over the next decade to potentially make the community wholly self-sustaining. At full build out, Connerton may include up to 5,000 residential units of various types and densities, 730,000 square feet of retail services, 1.4 million square feet of office / medical office/ industrial space, 150 hospital beds and 100 nursing home beds, a government center, and approximately 1,800 acres of parks and protected, natural spaces. Close to 1,000 families live in Connerton today.
As the town of Connerton grows, it is opening new neighborhoods and expanding its unique Town Center with a mix of residential, retail, professional and commercial space. The Town Center is the community’s focal point and will connect its main streets, open spaces, gathering places, and educational and recreational opportunities.
Trails, boardwalks and pathways wind their way through the community. North of Connerton’s planned developments is the pristine, 3,000-acre Connerton Preserve that protects its lakes, natural wetlands and wildlife. The Preserve is home to a bounty of wildlife, including alligators, otters, deer, bats, and birds such as anhinga, little blue herons, wood storks, hoot owls and sand hill cranes. Strict rules are posted and enforced to maintain the preserve’s natural beauty and to protect its wildlife.
People also choose Connerton because of the community’s diversity in ages and the wide variety of interests found among residents. It makes living at Connerton interesting, fun and easy to make new friends.
At community gatherings, you’ll find people asking, “what brought you to Connerton?” Many say the community’s connection to the outdoors with its extended trails, bike paths and parks, as well as Connerton’s preservation of its natural beauty and pristine environment.
Others talk about Connerton’s hometown American feel and its Norman Rockwell look. And, just about everyone enjoys the amenities at Club Connerton, especially the fabulous resort-style pool and waterpark.
With its “New Town” designation and plan, unspoiled environment, and exceptional on-site amenities, Connerton offers an unrivaled setting that enriches the lives of its residents.
Please stop by for a personal tour. We’re located on the east side of U.S. 41, about six miles north of the intersection of State Road 54 in Land O’ Lakes, and three miles south of State Road 52. For more information, visit Connerton.com.
Published September 27, 2017