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Metro Development Group brings together some of the best homebuilders in the country, matching the quality throughout our communities.

Metro Development Group brings together the best builders in the nation for its MetroPlaces communities. From Lennar and its active adult collection to D.R. Horton’s single-family homes to Biscayne Homes’ townhomes on the Lagoon shore, a new construction home is waiting in a MetroPlaces community full of amenities.

Let’s take a deeper look at each community builder and let you know which MetroPlaces community each builder is building in.

Interested in scheduling a model home tour? Use the links below to contact the builders directly and pick a time that works for you! 

D.R. Horton – America’s Largest Homebuilder

Interior of D.R. Horton townhome at Angeline

D.R. Horton, recognized as America’s largest homebuilder, is known for consistently delivering top-quality new homes to homebuyers across the nation.

This commitment to excellence is reflected in their smart home products, which keep homeowners connected with their loved ones and their living spaces. D.R. Horton features myriad single-family home and townhome plans in many Metro communities. At Angeline, D.R. Horton’s Express Elite two-story townhomes are designed with an open-concept layout, offering a spacious and airy feel.

The first floor features a well-appointed kitchen, a powder room for guests, and a large family room that opens onto a covered lanai, perfect for outdoor relaxation or entertaining. Upstairs, you’ll find a generously sized primary bedroom complete with an en-suite bathroom, offering a private retreat within the home. Two additional bedrooms, another full bathroom, and a conveniently located laundry area complete the second floor.

Every D.R. Horton home is built with a value-first dedication to buyers’ needs, using concrete block construction on the first and second floors for a high-quality feel, increased sound and temperature insulation, energy efficiency, safety, and security. From first-time buyers to seasoned homeowners, they aim to meet and exceed expectations. The inclusion of appliances such as a refrigerator, dishwasher, electric range, microwave, washer, and dryer helps make their homes move-in ready.

Where can you find them?

Lennar’s Sunrise model at Angeline

Lennar, one of the nation’s leading homebuilders, has a longstanding reputation for building homes of exceptional quality and design. They are known for an innovative approach to home design, with a focus on creating versatile living spaces that cater to the evolving needs of modern families. These include single-family homes and townhomes for families of all ages and single-family homes and villas for inspired active adult families.

Lennar has put its best foot forward with its two-story townhomes in Epperson and Mirada, which are perfect for families of all ages and designed to offer a blend of comfort and convenience.

The first floor of the townhomes features a spacious Great Room, which serves as the heart of the home. This generous space is perfect for family gatherings or entertaining guests, and its direct connection to the dining room and kitchen encourages open communication and organic movement throughout the main living area.

The kitchen is designed with functionality in mind, offering ample storage and prep space. An attached covered patio extends the living space outdoors, providing an ideal spot for al fresco dining or simply enjoying a quiet moment in the fresh air.

Upstairs, the second floor offers a versatile loft space, which can be adapted to suit a variety of needs – whether as a home office, media room, or additional guest space.

The luxurious owner’s suite is a true retreat, complete with a private bathroom for added convenience. An additional bedroom also comes with a private bathroom, making it perfect for guests or other family members.

Every one of Lennar’s new construction homes is built with its signature Everything’s Included® approach, with a number of extras and upgrades included at no additional cost. This includes energy-efficient features, luxury kitchen and bathroom features, and the latest in-home automation technology.

Lennar’s dedication to quality, value, and integrity has made the company a trusted choice for homeowners across the country. By choosing to buy a Lennar home at MetroPlaces, residents can enjoy a lifestyle that’s tailored to their needs, with the added benefit of living in a vibrant community.

Where can you find them?
Beacon by the Balcara Group

Balcara 6-unit rendering for Epperson

Beacon, a new neighborhood by Balcara Group, brings luxury build-to-rent townhomes to Epperson.

These brand-new pet-friendly townhomes with two-, three-, and four-bedroom options currently are an Epperson exclusive. They’re designed for style and quality, featuring stainless steel appliances, spa-like bathrooms, 9-foot ceilings, spacious garages, private lanais, and in-unit washers and dryers. Beacon at Epperson promises a desirable lifestyle for those looking for long-term luxury leases.

Where can you find them?
Biscayne Homes

A Biscayne single-family home at Mirada

Each of Biscayne Homes’ new construction homes is thoughtfully designed to provide a sophisticated living experience that blends modern conveniences with the serenity of Lagoon living. Biscayne Homes features luxurious single-family estates and Lagoon-front townhome residences that feel like single-family homes

These 3– to 4-bedroom homes are tastefully built, offering residents close access to the Lagoon – a unique feature and location that sets these homes apart. The option for a downstairs owner’s suite provides flexibility and convenience. Also, each home has a private yard, extending the living space outdoors and providing a perfect setting for indoor/outdoor entertaining or relaxation.

Biscayne Homes takes pride in its strong focus on craftsmanship and detail, evident in every new home. From the high-quality finishes to the thoughtful layout, every aspect is designed with the residents in mind. These homes offer the convenience of low-maintenance townhome living, freeing up your time to enjoy the amenities and lifestyle the communities offer.

Starting at 1,749 square feet, these luxury townhomes provide ample space, akin to a single-family home experience. This combination of space, luxury, and location creates an exclusive Lagoon experience at Epperson. Biscayne also offers single-family homes at Mirada, Serengeti, and Seaire.

Where can you find them?
M/I Homes

M/I Homes family room at Epperson

M/I Homes offers 11 floorplans in Epperson, part of the Smart Series Premier Collection, available on 50-foot Estate or 60-foot Executive homesites.

The Smart Series simplifies the home-building and purchase process, with pre-selected design packages featuring the latest trends. These homes are designed for optimum livability without sacrificing quality – M/I Homes’ brand promise.

The Smart Series is characterized by its architectural designs and pre-selected finishes, which save homeowners money and also provide energy efficiency. The designs can be personalized to cater to individual styles using the same set of design packages, providing flexibility for homebuyers with varying tastes and requirements.

Where can you find them?
Pulte Homes

Pulte home at Epperson

Pulte Homes are carefully crafted with home technology and Life Tested Home Designs to provide a great home base for your family’s lifestyle. You’ll feel like you’ve paid for upgrades when in fact you are enjoying features that are standard with a Pulte home.

These homes are crafted to maximize functionality, and with over 70 years of experience, Pulte Homes maintains construction standards that surpass industry norms.

The company’s innovation is evident in programs and services such as the Centex brand’s Transact Home Online, an industry-first online homebuying process that allows homebuyers to complete the entire home-buying process online. Pulte’s homes range from 1,615 to 2,774 square feet, catering to different family sizes and lifestyle needs.

Where can you find them?

Maronda Homes

Maronda in Epperson

Leveraging its extensive experience of more than half a century, Maronda Homes is committed to constructing high-quality homes that cater to a wide range of budgets. Whether you’re purchasing your first home, or planning to upscale or downscale, Maronda offers a diverse range of home models and designs.

The community offers two types of homes: the Premiere Series and the Exclusive Series.

The Premiere Series homes are budget-friendly and feature traditional Floridian styles, smart floor plans starting at around 1,700 square feet, and are located on 50-foot wide cul-de-sac homesites. The Exclusive Series is a step up from the Premiere Series, offering standard 3-car garages, floor plans starting at 1,988 square feet, and homes on 60-foot homesites.

Where can you find them?
LGI Homes

LGI home Mirada

LGI Homes prides itself on constructing quality homes at affordable prices, helping families achieve the “American Dream” of homeownership since 2003.

LGI has helped over 50,000 families transition from renting to owning their own homes. LGI Homes is not just a builder of houses, but a creator of homes, offering affordable monthly payments and move-in-ready homes. The company’s goal is to help you start making memories in your new home as soon as possible.

From questions about a down payment to navigating your potential wish list and misconceptions about the upfront costs. LGI’s Buying Your First Home page is a great resource for first-time home buyers.

Where can you find them?
  • MiradaCurrently sold out
Homes by WestBay

WestBay exterior patio

Your new home by Homes by WestBay is designed with a keen eye for architecture, featuring attractive exteriors highlighted by elegant coach lights and a beautiful, insulated fiberglass front door.

Inside, you’ll find spacious rooms outfitted with oversized baseboards and door casings, and ceramic tile flooring. The kitchen is a chef’s dream with a spacious island workspace, stainless steel appliances, and a walk-in pantry. Energy efficiency is a priority, demonstrated by the high-efficiency air conditioning system, energy-efficient range, heating system options, and smart thermostat options.

Safety features include a pre-wired security system and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Bathrooms are luxurious with quartz countertops, oversized mirrors, and tiled shower surrounds. To top it all off, these homes are Energy Star 3.1 rated, ensuring you are buying a home that is as eco-friendly and sustainable as it is beautiful.

Where can you find them?
Dream Finders Homes

Dream Finders Homes interior at Seaire

Dream Finders Homes, a premier national home builder, is committed to delivering homes that meet the highest standards.

Dream Finders Homes applies its renowned designs and expertise to vibrant locations like MetroPlaces communities, ensuring quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.

They are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in new home construction and are confident that their designer features will exceed expectations.

Dream Finders Homes stands out with its unique designs, superior quality materials, and a strong focus on customer satisfaction. They are committed to being among the select best home builders in America, building the American Dream one home at a time.

Metro is elated to have the first communities in the greater Tampa Bay market to feature Dream Finders Homes. While models aren’t open yet, they’ll soon be ready for the public this spring 2024!

Where can you find them?
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Residents around Mirada Lagoon

Residents around Mirada Lagoon

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So, which new home builder do you want to contact us to learn more about? Maybe you’re interested in an M/I smart home at Epperson? Or are you looking for a new home by Biscayne Homes offering Lagoon views?

Whether you are ready to buy now or not, it’s always a good time to explore what these homebuilders have to offer at MetroPlaces. Our builders are award-winning, and represent the best in new and energy-saving materials and practices.

Check out all our new home builders and details about each of their available homes online at and find your desired community.

And if you’re ready to see your our new construction homes in person, visit the models at our select MetroPlaces communities below:


  • D.R. Horton – Townhomes
  • Lennar – Townhomes, active adult single-family homes, active adult villas


  • Biscayne – Townhomes
  • D.R. Horton – Townhomes, single-family homes
  • M/I Homes – Single-family homes
  • Balcara, Beacon at Epperson – Build to rent townhomes


  • Biscayne – Single-family homes
  • D.R. Horton – Single-family homes
  • Homes by WestBay – Single-family homes
  • Lennar – Townhomes, single-family homes, active adult single-family homes, active adult villas
  • Maronda – Townhomes

Southshore Bay

  • D.R. Horton – Townhomes
  • Lennar – Active adult single-family homes, active adult villas

Questions about prices, certain terms, or specific details? Contact us online.

Disclaimer: The images and specifications above are illustrative and may vary from the final product. Information about the homes and communities, including pricing, features, availability, and amenities, can change without notice and are not guaranteed.