all the elements for a great life.™
Every new homeowner has a checklist of what matters most. Metro has created a network of communities that offer beautiful homes by the area’s top builders, in neighborhoods that center around fun, relaxing, active, heart-warming and heart-pumping amenities that we call Elements. With communities boasting an array of elements such as Lagoons, Pickle Ball, Basketball, Dog Parks, Tot Lots, Zen Gardens and more, your home buying checklist just became your completed wish list. Scroll below to learn about each Element and where to find them!
METRO PLACES ELEMENTS
All the elements for a great life. ™
We are extremely proud to feature some of the area’s most sought-after and Award-Winning communities! Metro is honored to have won high accolades for its amenities, homes, events, technology, people, innovation, marketing and more. Most notably we won the TBBA 2018 Master Planned Community of the Year! At Metro we are committed to always be the Gold Standard in the Development of Master Planned Communities.
Metro Places is proud to be the FIRST to offer the world’s top amenity to the U.S.! The introduction of Metro Lagoons by Crystal Lagoons® will forever change the way you view tropical living in the beautiful sunny state of Florida. We have brought the best of the coastline to some of the most rapidly growing and sought after communities, with crystal clear blue waters that span in size from 5 acres to over 15 acres. One Metro Lagoon NOW OPEN at Epperson, three more under development and more being announced soon… each Lagoon is surrounded by shores of resort-style fun, cabanas, bars and sandy beaches. For more information including Limited Day Passes, click here.
Becoming a homeowner in an ULTRAFi Community means enjoying the fastest internet and WiFi speeds in North America! Enjoy up to 1 Gigabit of speed throughout the community and even choose up to 1 Gigabit of speed at home. Get ready to play, watch, game, surf and stream without delays or disruptions by the pool, on the trails, at the playground and right inside your home. Only available here, in select Metro Places communities.
To learn more about ULTRAFi, click here.
Some Metro Places communities feature K-8 schools by Charter Schools USA which operates high quality schools with an unwavering dedication to student achievement. These nearby or in-community schools provide a choice for parents, students and teachers since these schools have received the SACS CASI (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement) accreditation seal, meaning that all of its current schools are accredited. To learn more please visit CharterSchoolsUSA.com
Introducing our newest team member, mascot and best buddy traveler – METRO. This friendly little guy loves to explore all things Metro Places, Metro Lagoons (with special employee pass) and all of Tampa Bay! We definitely live in the best city and area in the world and METRO is more than happy to check it all out and post his adventures on social media as he goes from Wesley Chapel, Downtown Tampa, Southern Hillsborough, Bradenton and all points in between. If you see him, be sure to say hello! Follow METRO @MetroGoesPlaces
You don’t need to hit a round of 18 to enjoy the coolest mode of transportation. With Golf Cart Paths in select Metro Places communities, you can enjoy the fun and convenience of getting around in your own golf cart via our well-placed paths. You will be delighted to use these routes inside the communities to visit neighbors or to easily get to the clubhouse, pool or tennis courts. Best part is, our paths are designed to connect with golf cart roads situated in town, right outside of our communities to best ensure a true Florida lifestyle.
Green grass, trees, plants and flowers run abundant at Metro Places with our beautiful landscape design but it extends to so much more than that. The landscape of our communities extends to our hard-scape plans too. With bridges, towers, upgraded street signs and light posts, winding roads that curve and elevate…the big and small details that make you feel a sense of neighborhood, a sense of special, a sense of home.
Part of the Metro Places motto is to leave the rest of the world behind and our Zen Garden is designed with peace, tranquility and beauty in mind. (OK, that last line was a mini-poem…see, the Zen Garden inspires poetic harmony.) With cobalt columns brought in from the far reaches of the earth and a design that was perfectly formulated for your personal Zen, it’s nice to know that while our nearby Fitness Stations are in place to be heart-pumping, the Zen Garden is simply there to be heart-warming.
Our exciting trail system covers several miles around the community, and connects with several destinations outside our walls. Perfect for walkers, runners, hikers and bikers. Whatever your escape route, you’ll discover lots of fun points of interest along the way.
Moms and dads will love that our littlest residents get their own space to burn off all that kid-sized energy. The Tot Lot features a great big play structure for kids to climb up, jump around and slide down. As a topper, there’s a shady canopy over the whole shebang.
One of the things that make Metro Places so special is not just the word “community” as a collection of houses, but a sense of community where neighbors come together as friends. Community Events range from socials by the pool to gatherings with the kids, costume contests for Halloween, and fun times during Fourth of July, Labor Day and more! Events vary by community.
With the successful launch of ULTRAFi, Metro Development Group has created the first and only residential environment with up to an incredible 1 Gigabit of speed throughout our neighborhoods and available inside every home. This exclusive technology sets the framework for the Connected City and will boast an environment of Smart Homes, Smart Businesses and the most advanced schools, hospitals, libraries, transit and commerce imaginable. The Connected City will feature two communities, Epperson and Mirada – each with a multi-acre Crystal Lagoons amenity!
To learn more about Connected City, click here.
Here’s a slam dunk: You and the kids can enjoy some real one-on-one time and shoot some hoops on our half court with a sport court surface. All part of the amenity area in select Metro Places. Game on.
In some communities we couldn’t decide on basketball, volleyball or street hockey so we created an area that is multi-function and can accommodate all three (one at a time, of course!) An amenity like this promotes lots of fun times and some healthy competition between friends and neighbors. Let the games begin!
The unofficial mascot of our communities is the fun Florida squirrel and we have commissioned a local artist to create, mold and produce several squirrel statues around Metro Places in three adorable poses. A Squirrel Plaza is an area dedicated to bringing them all together in one spot for viewing, relaxation and fun. Some communities even have one Alpha-Squirrel that can be dressed up…so far we have seen our squirrels dressed as a holiday elf, Easter Bunny, spring gardner, summer beach bum and even a Jedi. Can’t wait to see what he’ll dress-up as next!
No need to drive for miles, park and search for a place to picnic…at select Metro Places communities you simply pack a bag, cooler or basket and go a short distance to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it’s a gathering with friends, singing Happy Birthday or a light snack after a stroll on our trails — you’ll love having these shaded picnic tables to enjoy throughout the year.
Making a big splash at Metro Places are our oversized Cool Pools, most with a zero-entry feature for little ones or sun bathers. These resort-style pools are the perfect complement to our signature clubhouses making the feel of a vacation steps from your front door. These gated pool areas are perfect to hang with the family, meet-up with friends, bond with the neighbors or relax with a good book…or better yet, catch-up on some binge-watching in the sun on your smart device since the pool deck is one of the many ULTRAFi hot-spots with community-wide WiFi, included for every homeowner.
Game. Set. Match. A tennis court onsite is a perfect way to stay fit, have fun and get a bit competitive with the neighbors. Close to the pool and clubhouse, this amenity makes for the perfect Saturday feel, even if it’s only Tuesday. Best part is we are installing a high-end sports court material which makes playtime more enjoyable and more comfortable than a standard hard surface.
You just can’t hold back the smiles at a Metro Places Splash Pad. What used to be an exhaustive search for this type of amenity is now in your very own neighborhood. Currently located in our Union Park community, our Splash Pad is situated on The Landing with several shaded picnic tables. It’s conveniently near the Clubhouse and Zero-Entry Pool and very close to the Tot Lot making this just one key part of a family-friendly experience for our youngest residents to enjoy.
Every home in our ULTRAFi communities is built to be a Smart Home. Want to dim the lights? Change the temperature? Set the security? It’s so simple here in an ULTRAFi Community. Once you download the app, you can adjust it all from across the room or across town. Your new home comes with smart controlled features already in place and of course you can always add more — up to you if you want a few switches and cameras or a full suite of smart home automation.
To learn more about Smart Homes, click here.
It’s just so charming! We have searched high and low in shops near and far to bring together our collection of beautiful birdhouses perched high in a circular passive park for visitors of all ages to enjoy. We invite you to make this part of your daily walk or take a seat to see and hear all the wonderful birds that come to visit.
The epicenter of the social scene is our open-air Florida-style clubhouse in each of our communities. Equipped with social areas, swanky outdoor furniture, bar areas, lounge areas, tables, chairs and the perfect amount of shade and breeze. With a view of our resort-style pools, you’ll definitely appreciate this impressive amenity situated at the heart of Metro Places.
The feel of summer is always here in our Florida-lifestyle communities and our outdoor grills are the perfect compliment. We’ve placed these grills poolside to complete the resort-style fun that our homeowners love. So grab your apron, your chef’s hat and some hamburger buns because it’s time to get your grill on!
Deputy Metro is a friendly roving, robotic, onsite security patrol. This new autonomous technology created in Silicon Valley and brought here to Pasco County is the perfect complement to our ULTRAFi communities. All developers are tasked with ways to meet the needs of its homeowners, with top priorities being safety and peace of mind.
To learn more about Deputy Metro, click here.
A big part of what makes Metro Places so great is our awesome builders. Top Builders means homes built by award-winning builders with a focus on the best of design, eco-friendly features, attractive pricing and friendly, helpful sales agents. With many floor plans and front elevations to choose from and with Metro Places being communities with multi-builders, we keep our communities from looking “cookie-cutter” but still uniform in overall style which is ideal for your new living environment.
Imagine having a great gym outside in the fresh air and sunshine. Our fitness stations are close to home, and designed to make exercise fun again. All of your muscle groups will thank you. Best of all you don’t need a membership.
S’mores Central may have been a better name since these Fire Pits are the perfect place for friends, family and the traditional campfire dessert. Granted, it’s not usually cold enough for the warmth of a fire here in Florida, but the fun and beauty of these Fire Pits make this a highly sought-after addition to any neighborhood.
Some of our communities have a traditional Landing. Others have Passive Parks — whatever you call it we are just so happy to have these areas in our communities. Metro Places believes that aside from homes and amenities, that Green Space goes a long way to make our neighborhoods special. A great place for our events…or to kick the ball around…bring the pets…relax with a book…catch some sun…tumble with the kids…movie on the lawn…the list goes on and on.
Roads, routes and paths designed exclusively for autonomous cars, golf carts and eventually for our planned in-community shuttles. These paths will pave the way in our new tech-advanced Connected City. For an entire city built around the promise of the future, we have already mapped out these roads for autonomous technology.
The Butterfly Garden creates a beautiful and peaceful space that anyone can enjoy! It’s an easy way to see more butterflies and to help them thrive by creating a garden that is surrounded with colorful, vibrant flowers and plants the butterflies can feed and lay eggs on. Stroll through the Butterfly Garden to experience the butterfly effect!
No gym membership needed here since this amenity available in select Metro Places communities is part of your HOA. By living in one of our communities with an indoor Fitness Center you get exclusive access to new exercise equipment, lockers and showers all in an air-conditioned space and all close to your front door. Get your sweat on!
Did you know Florida is the Pickle Ball capital of the world? Pickle Ball is a super fun paddle sport that combines the best features of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. We’re serving up two courts for our residents at the Clubhouse. We’ve even added a high-end sports court material, making it easier for you to keep playing longer than a standard hard surface. And courtside you’ll find a lovely shade pavilion where you can cool off between sets.
Metro Places that include the key-icon in their amenity package mean that they are part of a gated enclave of homes. With remote access for themselves and call-in access for visitors, homeowners can enjoy this added benefit and peace of mind. Regardless of whether or not the community entry is gated, all of our clubhouses and pool areas are gated areas and are restricted to residents-only with exclusive key-fob access.
Whether it is a commitment to a healthy lifestyle with our active amenities or plans for an onsite HealthPlex, Metro Places is committed to promoting a wellness-focused environment right inside your community. Metro Places features a mix of premier elements like Lagoons, walking/biking trails, fitness stations, tot lots, sports courts and green space to get you outdoors and feeling your best. The upcoming Connected City has plans to feature an impressive HealthPlex which will take advantage of ULTRAFi technology in bringing healthcare to the 21st century. We believe in the motto that “health is the new wealth” and it is time to reinvent, reimagine and improve on the concept of healthy living.
55+ means that there is a gated Active Adult section inside this lagoon community, a community with homes for everyone! Metro Places is proud to feature the first Active Adult product by Lennar, these homes are in the Medley Collection. Rather than an entire community made-up of age-restricted homeownership, we provide the popular option of creating Active Adult enclaves inside some of our most popular community destinations. Here you will find that exterior home maintenance is worry-free and included in your monthly HOA fees. Look for details coming soon about these Active Adult areas having their own exclusive pools, clubhouses, cafes, pickleball courts and more. Get ready for a vacation-lifestyle right where you call home.
A game that dates back more than 500 years is now making a huge resurgence with young and young at heart as one of the coolest ways to pass the time. Metro Places is delighted to bring shuffleboard to some of our communities, sure to bring big smiles to those picking up the cue-stick for the first time and for those who will instantly remember the fond memories of trying for a 10, or better yet, knocking off the competition one disc at a time.
When we designed our communities, we thought about all of our residents. Even the pooches. So the off-leash Dog Park we’ve designed for your loyal and obedient friends is the place to let them run wild. Lots of cool shade and places to keep them hydrated on hot days. They’ll be sitting up and begging you to take them there everyday.
From Poker to Go Fish, we have the spot for you. An indoor card room complete with a common-space area allows households, neighbors and their guests to relax in our new air-conditioned space for card play, boardgames and fun. We think that an amenity like this will be the perfect spot to meet-up right in your own community regardless of hot temperatures or afternoon storms.
Aside from our resort-style “cool pools” some of our communities also feature an additional lap pool for, well… laps! Given the hot Florida temperatures, this recreational exercise is always ranked as one of the best ways to stay fit, feel young and have fun. These pools aren’t just for exercise though, we also encourage shared spaces for free play. Enjoy… because the only thing better than one community pool, is two.
The fastest internet and WiFi speeds in the nation with our exclusive ULTRAFi technology means that our commitment to green space and passive parks does not mean a departure from your digital connections. Enjoy the great outdoors all the while being in touch with your digital world of videos, social media, emails and streaming music. Best part is, this is part of your community-wide WiFi so no worrying about your data plan.
Life just got brighter! We are thrilled to announce the launch of Metro iLights by Metro Development Group and exclusive to their select Metro Places communities. These have been installed as the first-of-its-kind Smart Solar Street Lights in the USA! The smart technology can auto dim during inactivity and automatically go to full strength when someone walks or drives by. The lights are eco-friendly because of their low energy usage and because they do not disturb nocturnal wildlife. Coolest part is they can be managed remotely from a smartphone which makes these the perfect lights for our growing Connected City. Innovation lives here!
Espresso yourself! We love coffee and so are really excited to unveil our newest venture, an onsite Metro Places coffee truck that we have named Metrospresso! Expected to make its debut in late fall 2019, Metrospresso will feature coffee, iced drinks, lattes, cappuccinos and an array of delectable snacks. Stay tuned for location(s), hours and menu. We can’t wait to offer some Metro-“Joe”-To-Go to our residents and guests.
DISCLAIMER: Photo depictions of the Elements are visual representations of the amenity and in most cases, wherever applicable, are photographed in a Metro Places community. By nature of the number of communities per element, photos do not necessarily reflect each/every community’s amenity. To learn more about a specific community and its Elements, please visit a New Home Sales Consultant at any of our communities’ decorated model homes 7 days a week or contact us directly anytime at [email protected]