LAKE SUZY – On October 21st Sunshine State Communities hosted a ground-breaking ceremony in which approximately 85 guests celebrated the launch of The Preserve, located at 12116 Kings Highway in Lake Suzy, Florida.
The Preserve is the first manufactured housing community to be built on the west coast of Florida in over twenty years. This brand new 5-star community enjoys a perfect location nestled between Tampa/St. Petersburg and Fort Myers. Five furnished models and the sales center are expected to be open in January of 2020.
Jazz musicians began the ceremony performing the National Anthem prior to inspirational words being shared by special guests which included DeSoto County Commissioners, JC Deriso and Judy Schaefer. Terry Decio from Skyline/Champion Homes along with representatives from the developer Ellen Weil and Jim Hatcher also spoke at the event which featured food provided by Sarasota Catering Company. All of the extra food was packed up and donated to DeSoto Care Homeless Services.
Other guests in attendance representing companies were: EHC Construction, Castellanos & Tramonte Architects, Chris-Tel Construction, Land Solutions International, Passarella & Associates, Highland Aquatics, Lutz Bobo & Telfair, P.A., and DeSoto County Staff. Several local residents eager to find out more about the newest community in Florida also enjoyed the outdoor event.
The Preserve is a 500+ acre picturesque community which will feature beautiful Skyline Champion homes with prices starting in the $70’s. The new adult community is designed to offer the very best in retirement living and is just minutes from beaches, golf courses, boating, fishing, restaurants, shopping, museums, hospitals, parks, and so much more.
The amenities include a luxurious clubhouse accompanied by an Activities Director, in addition to the beautiful walk-in swimming pool, spa, shuffleboard courts for tournaments, and fitness center. There will be regularly scheduled activities, parties for residents, tennis, bocce, pickleball, just to name a few other features of the development.
The leadership and development team have over fifty years’ experience which has resulted with over 15,000 people enjoying the best housing value available anywhere. Senior Partner Jerry Berger says, “In over fifty years in this business, I have never seen a site as beautiful as this one. Every homesite is going to be spectacular as all the views of the preservation areas will be special.”
The engineering firm for the project is Barraco and Associates based in Fort Myers while the infrastructure is being built by well-regarded EHC Construction, Inc.