Polk County Developments

Summerlin Groves proposed subdivision is next in newest Haines City “hot” spot

The subdivision (red) in Haines City was originally planned as a later phase of Hidden Lake Preserve. Keewin Real Property Company wants to build 155 lots.

Haines City’s latest residential hot spot - in the area of Hinson Ave., Johnson Ave. and Power Line Road – continues to attract development.

Communities including Hidden Lake Preserve are under construction, and other developments including Summerlin Groves are in the works, Haines City Senior Planner April Brown told GrowthSpotter.


“This is becoming a hot area out there,” Brown said. Currently only residential development is going on.

The Keewin Real Property Company of Winter Park wants to create Summerlin Groves – 155-lot single-family residential community on 45 acres that once was part of Hidden Lakes plans.


Bartow-based Sloan Engineering Group is the project engineer Now being called Summerlin Groves phases 1 and 2, it was formerly Hidden Lakes phases 3 and 4, Brown said. Hidden Lakes phase 3 is being built now. Phase 4 faded away after the owners changed the land use during the first real-estate boom, Brown said.

Homes in Summerlin Groves would be one or two stories with 400-square feet garages Minimum living area of 1,400 square feet on most lots, with 10 percent allowed at 1,250 square feet. Interior lot sizes would be minimum 52 feet by 120 feet; corner lots would be minimum 60 feet by 120 feet. Entrance would be off of Hinson and Johnson, according to proposal documents.

Reading of Summerlin Groves preliminary plat and a second reading of a minor modification regarding internal buffers is scheduled for Dec. 19, Brown said.

The property is about a mile and half west of a 190-acre site on Cypress Parkway that has recently piqued the interest of Orlando developer Property Investment Brokers. It’s also just east of a Bonnies Landings, a 297-lot subdivision that was recently sold to Richmond American Homes.

Keewin Real Property Company, which has been developing properties for more than 40 years, also is under contract for 119 acres of citrus groves in Haines City that it wants to develop into a 626-lot residential community called Cypress Park Estates.

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