Lennar Homes has rebranded the former Woodlands subdivision in Osceola County as its fourth local Storey community.
Brock Nicholas, Orlando Division President, told GrowthSpotter the homebuilder will launch sales of the 992-lot community -- now known as Storey Creek -- in November.
"Our Storey communities focus on five pillars: community, nature, health, story and home," Nicholas said. "Our tagline is, 'Your story starts here,' and we live up to that promise with a combination of fresh and contemporary floorplans, wonderful neighborhood amenities and beautiful natural surroundings that give homebuyers a vibrant foundation for their new life in a Lennar community. This will be one of the premier family locations in Osceola County with its proximity to the nearby SunRail stop, new Valencia College campus and other regional improvements."
Storey Creek follows the development of three established "Storey" branded communities: Storey Lake (one of Osceola County's top-selling community three years running), Storey Park (in Orlando's Lake Nona area) and Storey Grove (in Orange County's Horizon's West area).
Lennar bought the roughly 400-acre approved subdivision in 2018 for $18.5 million. The community is located south of Orange Blossom Trail and west of Lake Tohopekaliga.
Nicholas said Storey Creek would be a variety of outdoor amenities to appeal to residents of all ages. There's a dog park in Phase 1. The community also will have a variety of athletic facilities in its own private park, to be constructed in Phase 2. The current plan calls for two basketball courts, tennis courts and sand volleyball courts, as well as one multipurpose field and playground. A community pool with cabana will be added in a later phase.
The first phase includes 175 homes on 50-foot lots and is well into construction. Later phases include a mix of 50-foot and 60-foot lots, and the final phase calls for 200-plus homes on 40-foot lots.
Homes within the community will range in size from 1,200 to 3,000 square feet, with one and two stories and starting from 3bed/2.5 baths. Lennar will offer a mix of exisitng floorplans with new product, including a single-story NextGen model that was designed specifically for this community.
The NextGen "home within a home" concept is currently available in seven of Lennar's 72 active communities in the Greater Orlando market, including ChampionsGate and Sedona. It's designed to appeal to multi-generational buyers by incoprorating a guest suite with separate entrance, living area and kitchenette, within the house.
"We offer it wherever we can," Nicholas said. "Osceola County's zoning laws consider it a single-family home."
The new 2,606-square-foot Presley floorplan has a total of five bedrooms and three full bathrooms. It's the company's only floorplan with a two-bedroom unit NextGen space.