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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!


All the elements for a great life. ™

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Fastest WiFi
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Shaded Tot Lot
Connected City
Miles of Trails
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Cool Pool
Tennis Courts
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Splash Pad
Birdhouse Village
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Top Builders
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fire pit
green space
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Pickle Ball
Gated Entry
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award winning communities


We are extremely proud to offer some of the area’s most popular and Award-Winning communities. Metro is honored to have won high accolades for its amenities, homes, technology, people, innovation, and more. At Metro Places we are committed to 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.


A first-of-its-kind Internet and cable TV experience where every resident enjoys the fastest available at-home and community-wide Internet speeds in the U.S. Enjoy unlimited entertainment and effortless streaming for the whole family with no interruptions.


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


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.

lush landscaping elements


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.

zen garden elements


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.

shaded tot lot elements


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.

Connected City


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.

miles of trails elements


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.

basketball elements


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.


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. They’ll be sitting up and begging you to take them there everyday.

sports court elements


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!


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.


tennis courts elements


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.

picnic pavilions elements


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.

splash pad elements


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.


Want to dim the lights? Change the temperature? Set the security? It’s so simple here. 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.

To learn more about Smart Homes, click here.

bird house village elements


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.

open-air clubhouse elements


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.

outdoor grill elements


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!

Top Builders


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.

fitness stations elements


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.

butterfly garden elements


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!


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.

indoor fitness center elements


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!

pickle ball elements


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.

gated entry elements


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.


Available in Mirada & Southshore Bay, 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.

shuffle board elements


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.

lap pool elements


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.

metro ilights elements


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!


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]

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