Learning from the Past: How South Florida 55-Plus Developers Build on Past Successes to Create Communities With Latest Amenities, Benefits

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South Florida 55-plus residential developers and those nationwide have taken their successes building active communities and heightened the offerings at resort-style communities, like Villaggio Reserve by Ansca Homes in Delray Beach, Florida.

“With each generation, we’re creating better clubhouses, more innovative home specifications, and even upgraded energy features. The real winner is the homebuyer who gets the best the neighborhood has to offer based on what has come before it."

Developers across South Florida and the US have learned from their past successes in planning and building the next generation of 55-plus active lifestyle communities. They’ve improved the portfolio of homes, heightened the experience at the clubs and recreational facilities, and created innovative new communities incorporating the latest trends in residential offerings resulting in neighborhoods built for robust living.

“Legacy homebuilders discover something new with each community, whether it’s introducing a new model type or placing the resort-style amenities in a more central location easily accessible to all the residents,” said Ron Yuter, Senior Vice President of 55-plus home builder Ansca Homes in Boynton Beach, Fla. Residences at its Villaggio Reserve community range from the $290,000s through the $400,000s. “With each generation, we’re creating better clubhouses, more innovative home specifications, and even upgraded energy features. The real winner is the homebuyer who gets the best the neighborhood has to offer based on what has come before it.”

One trend is the consolidation of the restaurant, the fitness center or pools, and even the clubhouse, all in one location. Previously, developers created “satellite” centers scattered around the community. By centralizing the clubhouse and Café, fitness center and spa, pools and tennis courts in one focal point, residents at Villaggio Reserve enjoy lower membership and maintenance fees in a lifestyle destination where they can mingle in a “town square” just a short walk, bike ride or drive from any home in the neighborhood.

Another trend is the inclusion of “standard” upgrades that elevate the community and living experience. For example, developers like Ansca Homes now often are including energy-saving, stainless steel GE appliances, granite countertops and high-end cabinetry in the kitchens and master bathrooms, and even impact-resistant windows and doors for added safety and peace of mind.

In its latest innovations, Ansca Homes recently built and released 20 spec homes, or homes built “on speculation” and without a specific contracted buyer. Where formerly, buyers typically contract now to close in months, now, prospective buyers can buy and close in the new community in weeks, said Yuter.

Finally, Ansca Homes also introduced at Villaggio Reserve its new “Patio Villas.” These residences include two bedrooms, two-bathrooms and a den, two-car garages and spacious, covered patios.

As with many of its previous communities, like Bellaggio in Lake Worth, and Ponte Vecchio East and Ponte Vecchio West in Boynton Beach, Ansca Homes’ Spanish-Italian architectural designs and custom craftsmanship are evident throughout Villaggio Reserve.

About Villaggio Reserve: Built by Ansca Homes, Villaggio Reserve is a destination community in Delray Beach, Florida. Learn more at http://www.VillaggioReserve.com, or call today at (855) 230-0998.

Media Contact: Jeff Zbar ~ 954-346-4393 or jeff(at)gotwords(dot)com

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