WHY IT WORKED: Located west of fast-growing Orlando, Fla., Summerport manages to marry a neo-traditional look to the untraditional Florida lifestyle.

  • The development is traditional neighborhood development–lite, which allows for popular front-loading garages and a full backyard with room for a pool.
  • Two-thirds of the competition either have back-entrance garages or are townhouses.
  • Accomplished the traditional aesthetic without driving up cost.
  • Summerport is located in an area with natural lakes, ponds, and winding roads.
  • Move-up buyers have access to the under-construction Orlando beltway, which will cut commute time to downtown from 40 minutes to 15.
  • Project Credits

    Project: Summerport, Windermere, Fla.; Sales started: March 2003; Sales through June 2004: 97; Units planned: 320; Price: $211,900 to $264,900; Size: 1,880 to 2,867 square feet; Developers: Trammell, Webb Partners, Orlando, Fla.; Park Square Enterprises, Orlando; Builder: Park Square Homes, Orlando; Architect: Bloodgood, Sharp, Buster, Orlando; Land planner: Miller Sellen Conner & Walsh, Orlando; Landscape architect: Greenblades, Altoona, Fla.; Interior designer: Intermark Design Group, Orlando

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