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Homes by Westbay: True Florida Living at Creek Ridge Preserve

Homes by WestBay creates for you

By Hanna Heiss

It’s no secret that 2009 was an uncertain time, and as many other homebuilders were exiting the market, Homes by WestBay made their debut. In their first year of production, Homes by WestBay built and delivered 63 homes. Now, in 2022, they are projected to deliver 1,300 new homes to families across the Greater Tampa Bay area in Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee and Polk Counties. 

With their mission of delivering a better way of life to homeowners in Tampa Bay, Homes by WestBay now stands among some of the nation’s largest homebuilders. The company has become Tampa Bay’s largest locally-owned and operated homebuilder. Homes by WestBay’s team continually strives to deliver on their mission and works to uphold their reputation of exceptional quality and value within their price range.

In April 2021, ground was broken at Homes by WestBay’s Creek Ridge Reserve, a single-family, gated community nestled next to the established suburb of FishHawk in Lithia, Florida. The neighborhood has much to bring to the table including top-rated schools, premium shopping and recreational options. With its hometown feel and close proximity to everyday conveniences, Lithia is the place to be. 

With the community zoned for top-rated Lithia public schools, Creek Ridge Preserve is highly desirable for move-up buyers with growing families and or children. Additionally, each home is built on half an acre of land or more so that each backyard is spacious enough for true Florida living experience.

The floorplans offered at Creek Ridge Preserve were thoughtfully designed with the Florida lifestyle in mind, ranging from 2,839 to 4,250 square feet, offering five different single and two-story floorplans. Authentic elevations, open-concept kitchens, seamless indoor-outdoor living and plenty of natural light are just a few of the elements that the homes have to offer. Oversized 90’ wide homesites with pie-shaped options are also available to choose from.

All homes at Creek Ridge Preserve are ENERGY STAR Certified and come with energy-saving features to help homeowners save money and minimize their impact on the environment. Features include, but are not to be limited to, high efficiency air conditioning systems with SEER ratings that meets or exceeds current building codes, low-E insulated and double-paned windows, programmable thermostat and ENERGY STAR appliances.

Creek Ridge Preserve offers homebuyers a unique opportunity to own a new-construction home on half an acre or larger homesites while still being close to major commuter arteries and everyday conveniences. Many of the homes at Creek Ridge Preserve come with a luxurious spa-pool, extended sliding glass doors that lead to a spacious covered lanai, dramatic 12’ ceilings at the foyer through to the grand room, beautifully appointed owner’s baths and more.

Home prices range from $800,000 to over $1 million with the homebuyers having the option of selecting their own interior finishes at Homes by WestBay’s Design Studio in Riverview, Florida. The final price of the home will depend on the homebuyer’s design selections and upgrades with the company’s “Created for you!” construction process. Other factors include the size of the home (floorplan), any homesite premiums, any structural upgrades, design selections and upgrades and whether or not a pool is included. 

Homes by WestBay understands that purchasing and building a home can be both exciting as well as daunting for both new and seasoned homebuyers alike. This is why they offer their “Created for you!” construction process, to deliver on their mission of an exceptional home buying experience.

The process is a series of eight scheduled meetings specifically designed to personally guide the buyer through the construction process. A construction manager tours the home with the buyer at each of these key milestones, eventually leaving the new homeowner with the ins and outs of their new home.

New home sales at Creek Ridge Preserve are now underway, with a variety of Quick Move-In opportunities for a quicker route to moving into a new Florida home. Home shoppers can visit the fully decorated Key West II model sales center at Creek Ridge Preserve or explore virtual home tours, photo galleries, floorplans, new home listings and more online.

Hanna Heiss is the Assistant Editor of Green Home Builder magazine. She can be reached at hanna@builder.media.