Suburban communities are often associated with a different lifestyle than urban communities, and the modern amenities and conveniences that come with “in-town” living. However, many suburban communities around Tampa Bay are defying the common perception of life in the ‘burbs.
Areas such as Wesley Chapel in Pasco County and Riverview in South Hillsborough County have become hot spots that offer a new kind of suburban lifestyle.
This modern-day suburban community is attracting everyone from baby boomers to millennials, according to Realtor.com. In fact, Time magazine recently ranked the Tampa metro area as one of the top 25 places in the country for millennials living in the suburbs.
Here are few components of these new suburban communities that make them appealing to home buyers:
- Access to restaurants, shops and nightlife
Many homeowners want access to the shopping, dining and entertainment options that urban living provides, without the 24/7 hustle and bustle of living in a busy city. Several suburban areas in the Tampa Bay area offer homeowners a happy medium, with an abundance of nearby restaurants and walkable shopping centers.
In Wesley Chapel, for example, the Shops at Wiregrass is just down the road from Lennar’s Arbors at Wiregrass Ranch community, with over 100 stores and restaurants. The open-air mall also regularly hosts fun events for the whole family to enjoy.
- High-end amenities for recreation and relaxation
Today’s suburban communities are becoming more and more amenitized, giving homeowners everything they need for recreation, relaxation, and quality time with family and friends, without having to leave the neighborhood.
From huge resort-style pools to decked-out clubhouses with gourmet cafes to elaborate biking and walking trails – such as the one designed by Avid Trails in the Bexley community in Land O’ Lakes – the amenities available in many suburban communities would be difficult to find in an urban setting.
- Low-maintenance, high-quality homes
Townhome living isn’t just for big urban areas – attached homes are becoming popular in the suburbs, too. Many suburban communities in the Tampa Bay area, such as Summerfield Crossings in Riverview, offer both single-family homes and townhomes, appealing to a variety of homeowners at all stages of life.
Lennar builds townhomes that offer all the benefits of single-family homes, including solid construction and plenty of space (some are more 2,000 square feet), while offering a lower-maintenance lifestyle.
To learn more about Lennar’s new suburban communities in the Tampa Bay area, visit the Tampa page on our website.