By Candace Rotolo

Newland Communities is pleased to welcome Lennar Homes, one of the nation’s leading homebuilders, to Waterset. The builder has broken ground and will construct a total of 48 low-maintenance townhomes within the award-winning master planned community.

The townhomes mark Lennar Homes’ first entrance in Waterset.

Lennar will offer three versatile home plans with the option of three or four bedrooms. Townhomes will provide 1,756 – 2,185-sq. ft. of living space. All will feature a two-car garage. The townhomes will be priced starting in the $180’s.

“The Lennar townhomes will be an outstanding complement to the Waterset community, appealing to a wide range of home shoppers who are looking for a low maintenance home, from first time homebuyers to empty-nesters,” said Pam Parisi, vice president of marketing for Newland Communities. “They are also within walking distance to The Lakeside amenity, which features a children’s splash park, playgrounds, outdoor fitness stations, a barbecue area, the community dog park, and the Rock n’ Roll Bowl, where our fall concerts and other community events are held.”

A model home is currently under construction and is expected to be open for viewing in mid to late June.

“Waterset is a vibrant community that offers a welcoming atmosphere and an unmatched variety of amenities to its residents,” said Mark Metheny, division president of Lennar Central Florida. “We are excited to begin offering Lennar homes to future Waterset residents as we continue to expand our presence in the thriving South Hillsborough County area.”

Waterset, located in Apollo Beach, is owned in a joint venture partnership between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), the U.S. business unit and full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland Real Estate Group, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the master developer of the community. Waterset is one of more than 30 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns together in 11 states across the United States.

Waterset features a variety of amenities that include a community pool, fitness center, Fit Trail and Greenway. The information center is in The Landing Club & Café and is open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and on Sunday 12 Noon-6 p.m., along with 14 model homes priced from $180,000s to over $500,000. Call 235-0154 or visit

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