Asturia homeowners love their community almost as much as they love their new home.
There’s always something fun to do in Asturia, from enjoying the resort-style pool and fitness center, to walking and bicycling to pocket parks and exploring miles of trails, to meeting up with neighbors at community events sponsored by Asturia’s builders and developer.
A new event for pet lovers is happening in May for residents, future homeowners and people from neighboring communities. On Saturday, May 19, Asturia is hosting its first-ever Dog Day Afternoon from noon to 5 p.m. Folks are invited to gather with their four-legged friends on the grassy lawn next to the Amenity Center.
While dog owners sit, stay and play with their pets, youngsters will enjoy a bounce house and slide, face painting and a balloon artist. Everyone in the family will appreciate door prizes and live music, and food trucks will offer “ap-pet-izers.”
More than a dozen pet-friendly exhibitors will be at Dog Day Afternoon, including local veterinarians, pet stores and groomers. Exhibit space is still available, with the $50 exhibiting cost donated to Vets4Pets. For more information, please call Carla Luigs at (904) 810-0500 or David Weekley Homes at (813) 422-6166.
Vets4Pets provides high-quality, low-cost veterinary care to qualifying, low-income households, and educates families on how to be a responsible pet owner. The nonprofit is owned and operated by the Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation and 30-member veterinarian clinics.
“Asturia sponsors special events to bring our residents together so they get to know each other, said Carla Luigs, marketing coordinator for Hines. “Plus it’s a great way to invite people to Asturia so they can see all that is happening here.”
A regular event is Front Porch Friday, which is hosted by David Weekley Homes.
“Many relationships and friendships have been formed during Front Porch Fridays. It has been one of the best avenues of bringing “community” to Asturia,” said Diane Walker of David Weekley Homes.
This Friday, April 27, is the next Front Porch Friday at the Eclipse model home at 14796 Trails Edge Blvd.
Other recent events at Asturia were an Oyster Roast and bluegrass band on March 9, and an Easter Egg hunt on March 31. A Movie Night with free pizza and popcorn was held early in April, and more than 150 residents attended — the biggest crowd ever.
Just 550 Homes
Asturia stands out among other new home developments along State Road 54 because of its uniquely smaller size. While nearby master-planned communities have between 3,000 to more than 5,000 homes planned over several years of construction, Asturia is building just 550 homes over the next few years.
“Asturia feels more like a neighborhood than a sprawling community, said Lane Gardner, managing director for Hines, Asturia’s developer.
“Our nature trails, pocket parks, first-class amenities and community events encourage residents to get to know their neighbors. Families choose Asturia because we are a friendly, walkable community that promotes a healthy, active lifestyle,” he adds.
Because Asturia’s builders offer a variety of home sizes and prices, it is ideal for families looking to buy their first home, and for growing families with school-age children needing larger homes. The community also attracts seasonal residents and empty nesters who want all the latest technological upgrades in a smaller home.
Asturia’s Phase Two, which opened in December, offers 157 large home sites, most with conservation and water views, and all providing privacy and peaceful, quiet surroundings.
Ashton Woods Homes, David Weekley Homes and ICI Homes, some of the best builders in the country, are Asturia’s exclusive builders.
“Our buyers are fortunate that they can choose from such premier builders to build the home of their dreams in Asturia,” said Managing Director Lane.
Award Winning Amenity Center
Asturia’s distinctive, 5,800-square-foot Amenity Center and Clubhouse earned the prestigious Silver Aurora Award for the Best Recreational Facility at the 2017 Southeast Building Conference, as well as Best Mixed-Use Community of the Year.
This contemporary-design Amenity Center includes a fully equipped, modern clubhouse; covered outdoor dining areas; a luxurious, beach-entry, resort-style swimming pool; and an expansive event lawn for outdoor games. For kids, there is a Kompan dome, swings, slide and spinners in the playground area.
Asturia has wide, meadow-like spaces, peaceful ponds, thick stands of cypress and hardwood trees, and large tracts of scenic wetlands. It is an exceptionally kid-friendly and family oriented community surrounded by miles of trails interspersed with playgrounds, dog parks and pocket parks.
Make Asturia your new home by visiting its models, registering at the community’s website, AsturiaFlorida.com, or by calling (813) 227-4148.
Published April 25, 2018