Construction on model homes is getting underway at Waterleaf, a new gated community of 600 single-family homes located in south Hillsborough County on the southwest quadrant of Balm Riverview and Big Bend roads.

Developed by Metro Development Group, Waterleaf homebuilders include Meritage, Standard Pacific, Homes by WestBay and David Weekley Homes. Prices are anticipated to start in the high 200’s and the community will feature a host of amenities including a pool, clubhouse, basketball court, a children’s play area and miles of walking trails in a nature setting. This community will integrate nature with an affordable lifestyle for families in the Tampa Bay area.

A signature feature of the community will be a large sculpture at the entrance representing the Waterleaf name. It will be designed and sculpted by local Tampa Bay artist, Lee C. Jones of Mangrove Art in New Port Richey.

Greg Singleton, Metro Development Group President said “We are pleased to be working with Lee Jones on such an exciting project. This sculpture showcases the environmental features that we took into consideration when planning our community.”

Waterleaf is surrounded by schools, parks, restaurants, shopping and more. Interstate I-75 and U.S. Hwy. 301 are nearby and easily accessible.

Founded in 2003, Metro Development Group specializes in the management of land acquisition, zoning, permitting, and developing residential communities. They have been involved in more than 70 residential mixed use projects spanning Central Florida from coast to coast. Metro Development Group also is currently developing the communities of Park Creek in Riverview, Union Park in Wesley Chapel and the Villages of Glen Creek in Bradenton.

According to the January 2014 Tampa Bay Builders Association Market Update, the Tampa economy is expanding at 3.46 percent, second fastest in Florida and local growth will be in south Hillsborough County, Brandon and east and southern half of Pasco County.

For more information about Metro Development Group, visit or contact Ann Boyle at 288-8078.


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