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The Adams Are Seeing The Vision Of Epperson Fulfilled

Posted by Metro Places on Monday, January 10, 2022

 

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Jocelyn and Ernest Adams  were quite happy living in St. Petersburg in 2017. They had met a two and a half years earlier in North Carolina and decided to take the leap to Florida together. She was a teacher and he was (and is) a network engineer for IBM. The loved St. Petersburg's diversity and culture.

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Topics: real estate, Epperson, new homes

Next Generation Lagoons Feature New Innovations

Posted by Metro Places on Monday, December 20, 2021

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When Metro Places opened Epperson Lagoon in 2018, the country’s first crystal Lagoon became a game-changing amenity and lifestyle that’s now being replicated in many parts of the nation. With Southshore Bay Lagoon now open to residents and Mirada and Brightwater underway, several exciting creative advancements are planned to elevate the customer experience to the next level. 

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Topics: real estate, Epperson, new homes

Metro Places’ Communities Thrive in Emerging Tech and Business Destinations

Posted by Metro Places on Monday, December 20, 2021

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Metro Places offers several first-to-market technologies that set our communities apart from our contemporaries, including StreetLeaf solar streetlights, groundbreaking Metro Lagoon amenities, and ULTRAFi fiber technology in every home. With an eye on the future, Metro Places envisions ULTRAFi as the cornerstone for future innovation, creating opportunities for residents to work, learn, play, receive healthcare, or connect with businesses from anywhere in their community. Factoring in Tampa Bay’s explosive tech industry growth, several of Metro Places’ state-of-the-art communities are perfectly positioned to benefit from the area’s booming startup culture.

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Topics: real estate, Epperson, new homes

Epperson Now Top-Selling New Community in Tampa Bay

Posted by Metro Places on Monday, December 20, 2021

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Since 1994, RCLCO has published an annual national ranking of the top-selling master-planned communities. This year Epperson ranked #27 in the nation, with 342 new home sales from January to June 2021 (up 174% from a year ago). Recently Zonda ranked Epperson as the #1 fastest-growing new community in Tampa Bay, with four other Metro Places communities making the Top 20: Mirada, Southshore Bay, Union Park, and Cypress Creek. These communities’ popularity is a clear indicator that Metro Places’ approach to master-planned development resonates with today’s homebuyers. But how exactly does Metro Places’ differentiate our communities from other marketplace choices?

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Topics: real estate, Epperson, new homes

Metro Development Group has five entries in list of Tampa Bay’s 20 fastest-growing new-home communities.

Posted by Metro Places on Thursday, December 16, 2021

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Epperson is No. 1 in ranking by Zonda, based on new home starts.

Tampa, Fla. (Nov. 2021) – Five Metro Development Group communities – Epperson, Mirada, Southshore Bay, Union Park and Cypress Creek – are among the 20 fastest-growing new-home communities in the Tampa Bay area, based on new data from Zonda, formerly Metrostudy.

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Topics: real estate, Epperson, new homes

9 Metro Places communities in Tampa Bay now have ULTRAFi Internet

Posted by Metro Places on Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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Metro Places is now offering even faster internet speeds of 500Mb/500Mb for residents in nine of its Tampa Bay area residential communities. 

 

The enhancement has taken what was already a best-in-class system, with speeds of 400Mb/400Mb, to a new level. With the new ULTRAFi 500Mb/500Mb speeds, a household can stream ultra-HD video on up to 20 devices simultaneously, and can download an entire music album in 1 second, an HD movie in about 1 minute, or a 4K ultra-HD quality movie in around 5 minutes. The upgrade is complimentary to residents, with no extra costs.

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Topics: real estate, Epperson, new homes

Epperson Earns #27 Ranking in US for 2021 New Homes Sales

Posted by Metro Places on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

 

Since 1994, RCLCO’s national ranking system has been the barometer of success for master-planned communities. Our stellar home sales this year make perfect sense when you factor in everything Epperson has to offer: a prime location, innovative ULTRAFi technology, unique Elements (including the country’s first Crystal Lagoon), a family of leading builders, and friendly neighbors who have built a true sense of community. Epperson offers an incomparable lifestyle, and the industry recognition reaffirms that our community vision resonates with today’s homebuyers. To read more about RCLCO’s ranking process and see the full list, visit their website.

 

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Topics: real estate, Epperson, new homes

Epperson's Eagle Park Plans Announced - A Resident Only Retreat on King Lake

Posted by Metro Places on Monday, September 13, 2021

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September 10, 2021 - Metro Places announces plans for Epperson’s Eagle Park, a fantastic new outdoor amenity exclusively for Epperson residents. With a planned opening in 2022, this oasis will span nearly 9 acres in north Epperson on the banks of the sprawling 213 acre King Lake. As part of a larger 27 acres of preservation area, the park includes a protected eagle nesting zone that federally protected bald eagles have called home for over 40 years. The King Lake area was beloved by previous generations of the Epperson family. Today, Eagle Park has been thoughtfully designed to offer residents a beautiful park space that fits seamlessly into its natural surroundings. Once complete, this new amenity will be a vibrant community hub where neighbors can gather and enjoy an array of outdoor activities. 

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Topics: real estate, Epperson, new homes

Five Home Buying Myths Debunked

Posted by Metro Places on Thursday, September 9, 2021

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5 Homebuying Myths Debunked

There are a number of home buying myths you might become aware of that could negatively affect your home buying process. While more seasoned homebuyers may already be aware of them, those who are buying their first home may not know that these are just myths. Read on to learn how to avoid the myths and know the truth about the home buying process.

 

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Topics: home purchasing, real estate, new homes

Best Uses For Your Spare Bedroom

Posted by Metro Places on Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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Top 6 Uses For Your Spare Bedroom

A spare bedroom can be an asset, but if you aren’t sure what to do with it, the spare room can easily become a miscellaneous storage space... The key is to think about how the space can be used to your advantage and what you can do to make the space something that you’ll use frequently. If you’re looking for a way to use your spare bedroom, consider the following ideas.

 

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Topics: home purchasing, real estate, new homes

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