Two Metro Places master-planned communities make Top 50 sales list

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The entrance road to Epperson by MetroPlaces featuring spectacular landscaping, new houses and the first human-made Lagoon in the country.Metro Development Group’s Mirada and Epperson master-planned communities led the Tampa metropolitan area in total new home sales through the first six months of 2023.

Mirada, located in the city of San Antonio, Florida, which recently opened the country’s largest human-made Lagoon, was listed at #33 with a 59 percent increase in year-over-year sales. Epperson, a master-planned community built in Wesley Chapel, Florida was #36 on the national list compiled by RCLCO.


Resort-style amenities are standard at Mirada

It’s always a great time to look at new homes and with the lack of existing homes for sale in west-central Florida, buying a new house is more popular than ever in the region. While new homes normally account for 10% of inventory nationally, right now they are about 30%. Besides, there are many clear benefits to a newly built home in a family-friendly neighborhood, which is why people are flocking to Mirada.

The 2,000-acre master-planned community in Pasco County features trails, dog parks, playgrounds, and ULTRAFi, the fastest internet connectivity available on site, today. Located about half an hour north of Tampa, Mirada residents have easy access to both coastal and central Florida attractions and activities.

But you don’t have to leave Mirada to find things to do as they have numerous must-have amenities. Go swimming in the crystal clear Lagoon. Take a walk, run, bike, or even EV cart on miles of nature trails, or kick off your day at one of the fitness stations. Bring your dog to a community dog park or your kids to a tot lot playground. The top-notch amenities, community activities, in-home amenities, and nearby attractions create one of the best locations to buy a new house in Pasco County.

Mirada has new construction homes from some of the nation’s top home builders, too, starting in the high $200s.

Mirada builders include:

  • Biscayne Homes
  • D.R. Horton
  • Maronda
  • Homes by WestBay
  • Lennar

With Mirada Lagoon’s resort-style amenities, white sand beaches, and top-tier new home amenities and features, it’s easy to see why people are making moves to this corner of Pasco County.


A closer look at Epperson’s resort-style community

Epperson is home to the first human-made Lagoon in the country and is one of the best-selling neighborhoods in the state. It brings the best of Florida’s coast inland, providing a unique style of living for Pasco County residents.

Inside this master-planned community, which has new homes by some of the nation’s top homebuilders, you’ll find a wide range of features, from miles of trails for hiking and biking to dog parks for your furry friends and tot lots for the little ones in the natural beauty of Pasco County. On the Lagoon shore, you’ll find organized activities for residents and guests of any age. There’s plenty to keep family members of all ages entertained.

The lifestyle is rounded out by the main attraction, Epperson’s crystal-clear Lagoon surrounded by white sand beaches and is within walking distance from every home. This 7-acre human-made Lagoon brings resort living to all the Epperson homeowners and features access to a resident-exclusive space. Whether you’re interested in the swim-up bar, kayaks for rent, or an on-the-water obstacle course, the only thing you’ll need to pack for a mini-vacation is your swimsuit and sunscreen.

Your new home will be at the hub of everything happening in the thriving town of Wesley Chapel. With delicious restaurants just minutes away and local shopping at your fingertips, Epperson is at the center of a growing metropolitan area. With other features including world-class internet via ULTRAFi, living at Epperson is an easy decision. New homes built with you in mind, and with room for the whole family, start in the $300s.


Your dream home is a MetroPlaces home

As of June, new home sales were up nationally more than 23 percent year over year. “We continue to see strong interest in Metro’s new homes and the Lagoon lifestyle,” said Julie Kremner, Broker Liaison for MetroPlaces, Metro Development Group’s lifestyle brand.

“It’s more than the number of bedrooms and kitchen appliances that buyers are asking their real estate agent to find them,” she said. “Other factors such as location, quality homes, innovative technology, and a wide range of amenities frequently rank high among the reasons homebuyers select our communities.”

The exceptional amenities and luxury facilities at both Mirada and Epperson make them a perfect home for everyone. From new families buying their first single-family home and wanting space to grow to retirees looking for a relaxing place to settle down, homebuyers find plenty of waterfront fun right in their own backyards.

If you’re looking to learn more or have questions about living near the white sand beaches of a crystal clear Lagoon, check out the neighborhood web pages for all things Mirada and Epperson or reach out to our team for more info!