Best New Communities

Getting in on the ground floor is always a good idea, and these brand new residential communities offer the chance to do just that. The best homesite values are often available during the initial phases, and the amenities, both in-place and planned, are truly special.

Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards



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Best New Communities | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | Latitude Margaritaville

Latitude Margaritaville

Daytona, FL— Minto Communities and Margaritaville are redefining active adult living in a partnership to develop communities inspired by the legendary music and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett. LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE is underway in Daytona Beach, the first of these new 55+ communities designed for those seeking a uniquely fun, relaxed lifestyle. Amenities include walkable and golf-cart friendly neighborhoods; vibrant Town Center with signature Margaritaville indoor and outdoor dining concepts, a band shell for live entertainment, resort pool with beach entry, indoor lap pool, fitness center, arts and learning programs and more. Plus a private shuttle will whisk residents to a planned private Beach Club on the Atlantic Ocean.

Best New Communities | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | Sweetwater

Sweetwater by Kassinger Development Group

Charleston, SC — Sweetwater is a new waterfront community in Charleston, just moments from Daniel Island. Sweetwater is a merging of natural elements with modern comforts and conveniences. Being in harmony with nature has been a critical component of the development process. Developed and designed by Kassinger Development Group, Sweetwater is a community that combines luxury waterfront living and Charleston charm. Waterfront apartment homes offer sweeping views of Nowell Creek with amenities like community docks, boat ramp, kayak rentals, a waterfront resort style pool, 24 hour fitness center, walking trails, community greenhouses, and pet parks. Single family homes built by Eastwood Homes will complete the community.

Best New Communities South Peak

South Peak

Roanoke, VA — South Peak has become Southwest Virginia’s most desirable place to live. South Peak offers condo living at The Peaks and future home sites at The Estates. Development plans include retail shops, restaurants, executive office building sites, patio-homes, golf courses, tennis courts, pools, fitness centers, dog-parks, walking trails, and more! South Peak’s proximity to nearby restaurants, hospitals, shops, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Smith Mountain Lake, and downtown Roanoke make it the ideal location to “Live Life with Altitude.”

Best New Communities | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | Beaufort Club

Beaufort Club

Beaufort, North Carolina—Beaufort Club is a premier masterplanned community located on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. The centerpiece amenity is the Bob Moore-designed championship golf course that meanders through the maritime forest and includes water in play on many holes. In addition to the new golf clubhouse, The Pavilion is a gathering place for friends and neighbors around the pool and on the playground and volleyball court. Beaufort Club’s location offers easy access to the historic town of Beaufort, as well as Morehead City and some of North Carolina’s best beaches.

Best New Communities | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | Panama Pacifico

Panama Pacifico

Veracruz, Panama—Panama Pacifico is an emerging resort and residential community located on the west bank of the Panama Canal in one of Central America’s most welcoming and stable nations. The vision for this unique masterplanned community incorporates not only single- and multi-family residences, but also a commercial center with shops, restaurants, schools, medical facilities and an office park designed to attract international businesses. Residents will enjoy amenities like a sports club, community clubhouse with pool and fitness center, plus gardens, parks and natural areas with walking trails through the tropical forest.

Best New Communities | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | Beau Coast

Beau Coast

Beaufort, NC — At Beau Coast you can kayak in the morning, stroll with the wild horses, relax in the afternoon breezes and walk to your favorite restaurant for dinner. As the third oldest community in North Carolina, Beaufort exudes history, charm, and warmth like few places on any coast.  Outstanding shopping, delicious dining, recreation, the Inter-coastal Waterway, and an abundance of “friendly”, are reasons living here is so easy. Best of all with Lennar as your Builder every home comes filled with premium features as part of their “Everything’s Included” philosophy so there is no pressure and buying is easy.

Best New Communities | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | the walk

The Walk at East Village

Clayton, NC — The Walk at East Village is a Southern-inspired 55+ active living community walking distance from the small town of Clayton, NC, which is just minutes from Raleigh. With walking and biking trails, a bark park, and a 12,000 square foot clubhouse, the neighborhood is designed for community and activity. They just celebrated their grand opening with a sales center and four model homes to visit, showing a range of styles and finish levels. With a combination of quality construction and inspired neighborhood design, The Walk at East Village is uniquely designed to foster community at all levels.

Best New Communities | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | nobles pond

Nobles Pond

Dover, Delaware—Noble’s Pond is a new Delaware community specially designed for residents age 55 and older. Move-in ready homes and floor plans that can be personalized for every owner’s particular needs are available. The Point clubhouse features a grand ball room for community events, plus a game room, library and creative learning center. The Conservatory overlooks an Olympic-sized lap pool, community garden, putting green and bocce ball courts. The surrounding open spaces offer miles of walking trails and a fishing pier on the five-acre pond, all just a short drive away from the professional services and cultural amenities of Dover.

Best New Communities | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | kingfish bay

Kingfish Bay

Calabash, North Carolina—The new Kingfish Bay residential community offers a relaxing lifestyle for both retirees and growing families. Among the featured amenities is the exclusive Kingfish Bay Oceanfront Clubhouse at nearby Sunset Beach. On-site enhancements include a community center with a swimming pool, playground and movie theater, a fitness facility, a kayak/canoe launch, hiking/biking trails and a boardwalk along the river. Perhaps best of all, dining out is always an agreeable option in the town of Calabash, the famed “Seafood Capital of the World.”

Best New Communities | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | ventana


Asheville, North Carolina—At 3,000 ft., this exquisite gated mountain community offers a private setting where residents can enjoy nature while still taking part in the laid back city of Asheville. When creating homes, Ventana seeks to minimize the impact on the surrounding landscapes to preserve the natural beauty. Their design team is know for its sustainability practices. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ventana affords you the benefits of sustainable, refined, rural mountain living while remaining close to a convenient, vibrant downtown.

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