Carmen Livingstone has found the perfect home at Lakeview at Citrus Park. The active retiree recently moved to this Mattamy Homes community and says she could not be happier with the quality of her new home, and the outstanding service she received from Mattamy’s staff.
“Everyone was so helpful, and just wonderful to work with,” said Livingstone, who downsized from a 4,000-square-foot home in a nearby Westchase neighborhood. “I love that everything is brand new, and that I do not have to worry about maintenance or upkeep on my home. Any little problem that I’ve had, even just a nick in the wall, Mattamy took care of it very quickly.”
Livingstone chose the Marianna floor plan, which at 1,660 square is the smallest townhome of five floor plans available in this 124-townhome community.
“My home feels so spacious, with an amazing great room/kitchen/dining combination, three large bedrooms upstairs, plus a half bath down and two baths up,” said Livingstone. “But, what I love best is my lanai, which stretches across the entire back of my home.”
Livingstone’s lanai is 17 feet in width and overlooks a stand of trees that gives her privacy. She loves to garden, and the lanai is the perfect amount of space for her to enjoy her hobby and the outdoors.
“As a single woman, I wanted to live in a community where I felt safe, plus was close to shopping and all the things I enjoy,” said Livingstone, who has lived in Tampa for seven years, after relocating from New Jersey and, before that, Chile.
In addition to being a gated community, another big draw for Livingstone was the community’s access to tranquil Gant Lake, where residents share a community pier for fishing, kayaking and paddle-boarding.
“Just about every evening, I walk down to the lake and enjoy the magnificent sunsets from the pier,” said Livingstone. “And, in the morning, I enjoy coffee on my lanai — there is so much nature here to enjoy.”
For families looking for a townhome community with a lot to offer, Lakeview at Citrus Park has recently released a new building, and has eight quick inventory homes available. Homes range in size from 1,888 to 2,608 square feet, with prices beginning at $292,513. Currently, Mattamy is offering an incentive of paid closing costs on select homes.
Lakeview at Citrus Park offers one on the most convenient locations in the north Tampa area, as it is adjacent to the Veterans Expressway, just south of the Ehrlich Road exit at the end of Tom Fuller Road. Mattamy Homes has been selling in this community for just a year, and has already sold over 50 homes in this very popular community.
Lakeview has three models that are beautifully decorated and furnished, which feel as spacious and private as single-family homes. Prices are very affordable, beginning in the mid $200s. In addition to retirees like Livingstone, residents include young families, whose youngsters enjoy the community tot lot, and professionals wanting an easy commute to the airport, the Westshore business district and downtown Tampa. All residents enjoy private access to Gant Lake for kayaking, fishing or enjoying the scenic views.
Avea Pointe In Lutz
Five miles north of Lakeview, also located next to the Veterans Expressway, is Mattamy Homes’ Lutz community of Avea Pointe.
This gated community’s new amenity center is now open, also with a resort-style pool and cabanas. A grand opening celebration is open to the public on Saturday, Aug. 3 from noon to 3 p.m., with complimentary food from two popular food trucks.
Located off Van Dyke Road, just west of Dale Mabry Highway, Avea Pointe is especially popular with families because of the excellent schools its children attend: Steinbrenner High, Martinez Middle and Schwarzkopf Elementary. Plus, Sunlake Academy of Math and Science, a charter school for grades K-8, is just a mile away on Dale Mabry Highway.
Avea Pointe offers unique, open floor plans, all with 2-car garages. In August, it is introducing two new home designs that are smaller homes with one-car garages, to complement the spacious floor plans of its other townhomes.
Current base pricing for these smaller plans begin in the upper $200s. An array of quick move-in homes are available with special savings, with HOA fees paid on select homes.
Model homes are under construction and slated to be complete in early October. The sales center just debuted on location, and is open daily at 5653 Van Dyke Road in Lutz.
Visit MattamyHomes.com, or call (813) 580-7303, to learn more about these communities. Buyers of quick move-in homes enjoy special savings and incentives. Please see a New Home Counselor for terms and conditions.
Published July 24, 2019