By Michelle Caceres

“This home was built for the modern-day family,” said Sunrise Homes’ marketing coordinator, Lauren MacKay, speaking of its “Summit” model home at Arbor Reserve, a gated community in Valrico featuring 33 exclusive home sites.

Located at 3335 Anna George Dr. in Valrico (off Bloomingdale Ave. just east of Lithia-Pinecrest Rd.), the Summit’s spacious 4,278 sq. ft. of living space features a fully-independent first-floor suite, complete with laundry, kitchenette and a separate entrance. Family members unable to take the stairs to get to the second floor family retreat have no worries. An in-home elevator will shuttle family members and guests to the second floor. These features and an outdoor pool, outdoor kitchen and entertaining area make this home a must-see.

Sound like an award-winning home? It is by winning the Grand Award for its $600,000 price category during the 2013 Parade of Homes.

If $600,000 is out of your budget, don’t fear. Prices in Arbor Reserve start in the upper $300’s for the “Destiny” floor plan with 2,800 sq. ft. of space including four bedrooms, three baths, and three-car garage in addition to an extra 900 sq. ft. of free bonus space.

That free bonus space, part of Sunrise Homes’ “For Life” collection, is a flexible second-floor unfinished space that allows your home to grow with your family. The space is there to finish when you need it.

Plenty of standard features make this home energy-efficient, including double-pane windows, top of the line Icynene insulation and natural gas.

No CDD fees, low HOA fees and its close proximity to shopping and restaurants all make Arbor Reserve an enticing option for homebuyers.

Sunrise Homes is a local builder with more than 30 years’ experience building functional, aesthetically pleasing homes in the Tampa area.

“We pride ourselves on small company values with big company results,” said MacKay. “Our owner works directly with the customer.”

The model home in Arbor Reserve is open Monday 1 p.m.–6 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m.–6 p.m.

For more information about Arbor Reserve, contact sales manager Craig Owens at 651-3001 or visit


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MIchelle Caceres has been writing for the Osprey Observer for seventeen years. She enjoys writing human interest pieces about inspiring members of the community who are working to better our community. She lives in FishHawk Ranch with her husband and recently became an empty-nester. When not writing, Michelle is serving her church community, reading and enjoying Florida's weather.