When families are looking for a new place to call home, they want a community where there is plenty to do. And, that’s why Avalon Park West in Wesley Chapel is one of Pasco’s most in-demand places to live.
Things for families to do typically begin with amenities provided by the developer, and few communities offer the recreational activities found at Avalon Park West for residents of all ages.
Just opened is an expansive second amenity center at the heart of the community, with a zero-entry pool, splash pad, spa, and picnic area.
Avalon Park West families also enjoy a wide array of other amenities, including another swimming pool, tot lot, basketball courts, pocket parks with mini-libraries, dog park, and trails and walkways that will interconnect with its downtown that will be opening next year.
And, when it comes to community activities, the Avalon Park Group provides a variety of fun events for its residents, and welcomes neighbors in surrounding communities to join in the fun. Ongoing monthly events include a Community Farmer’s Market twice a month, Movies under the Stars, food trucks and holiday celebrations.
The next big celebration is Avalon Aglow, which celebrates the holidays with a huge community splash, including evening fireworks, on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Activities include pictures with Santa, bounce park, food trucks, vendors, community performances and fireworks at 8 p.m.
“We are not just developers— we are building a brand new town with family events all year-long,” said Stephanie Lerret, senior vice president of marketing and community relations for the Avalon Park Group. “We’re bringing together everything a family needs to enjoy life today, and in the future.”
Already, 1,500 people call Avalon Park Home, and over 700 homes have been sold since it opened in 2012. The community will continue to grow over the next several years and, at build out, will be home to 10,000 residents residing in 4,400 single and multifamily homes.
Avex Homes and Beazer Homes are the exclusive builders in Avalon Park West, and both have beautiful model homes open for tour daily, with several inventory homes available now or will be in the next few months.
Single-family homes start in the mid-$200s, and are built on a variety of lot styles, including conservation, corner and pond view. Final lots are selling fast in Cypress Village — the first neighborhood built in the community, and the first residents are moving into Hawthorne Village, the community’s newest phase.
“It is very rewarding to offer local residents affordable homes for first-time homebuyers, as well as luxurious, move-up homes for families wanting a larger home in a community like ours that offers great schools and so much to do.”
Infrastructure construction began last fall on the first phase of downtown Avalon Park West, which will include two office buildings, two mixed use retail/residential buildings and a community park.
“We’re building beautiful, multi-story buildings with commercial space designed for businesses our residents want close to home — restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, bars and entertainment, hair and nail salons, as well as activities like dance, gymnastic and karate studios,” said Lerret.
And, unlike most subdivisions, Avalon Park West’s commercial area is not strip centers facing the busy road at the community’s entrance.
“We are building a traditional downtown, with stores located inside of our community on the boulevard road leading to our residences, parks and schools,” said Lerret. “We are creating a town that spreads out from the town center connecting to individual neighborhoods — very much like the footprints of small towns found across America.”
In addition to shops and markets, the community’s downtown area will have over 500,000 square feet of commercial space.
The first phase of downtown Avalon Park West is slated to open at the same time that the expansion of State Road 54 is completed to become a four-lane road.
Avex and Beazer model homes are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m., on Sunday. For more information, stop by the Welcome Center at Avalon Park West, located at 33613 State Road 54.
Published October 30, 2019