Parade of Ideal Homes 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Parade of Homes premier digital tour.

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Fairfield Glade Homes offer quintessential active adult homes at a reasonable price.

Fairfield Glade & Fairfield North

For more than three decades, Fairfield Glade Homes has been setting the standards for top-quality home construction in the Fairfield Glade community of Eastern Tennessee. With guaranteed up-front pricing, skilled advisors in the model home and decorating center, and complete customer service before and after move-in, Fairfield Glade Homes assures your satisfaction and protects your most important investment. The customizable homes include the builder’s unique farmhouse-chic designs with shiplap walls, open shelving resting on galvanized pipe, deep sinks, oversized windows and massive screened porches.

Traditions of America is a leading Pennsylvania developer of 55+ communities.

Traditions of America

Traditions of America has been the leading developer of active-adult communities for the age 55+ market in Pennsylvania for more than 20 years. Superior quality and energy efficiency are hallmarks of every home design in Traditions of America communities.
In early 2018, The National Association of Homebuilders presented Traditions of America with a total of eight “Best of 55+ Housing” awards for achievements in community designs, lifestyle amenities, and marketing outreach. Four of those honors were for the company’s newest Pennsylvania community, Pinnacle at Adams, an active-adult development in the Pittsburgh area cited for preserving and enhancing the location’s abundant natural amenities.

Neal Communities boast energy efficiency, and luxury living in one sustainable package.

Neal Communities

Neal Communities has built more than 13,000 new homes all over Florida in the past 44 years. A pioneer in energy-efficient home design and community sustainability, Neal received the “Builder of the Year” award in 2018 from the Florida Green Building Coalition, the fifth consecutive time that the company has been so honored since 2013.
A family-owned-and-operated business since its inception, Neal Communities offers an amazing variety of move-in ready homes in Florida’s most popular residential locations, including Bradenton, Fort Myers, Naples, and Venice. Neal’s exclusive PureStyle design team will make sure that every detail matches your vision of the perfect lifestyle.

Active adults flock to Minto communities in Florida and South Carolina.

Minto Communities

Minto Communities USA has built more than 25,000 new homes in 47 communities across Florida. An industry leader in the development of active-adult communities with upscale amenities that promote a healthy lifestyle, Minto is renowned for its innovative community planning and energy-efficient home designs that protect the environment while reducing utility bills.
Latitude Margaritaville is a new portfolio of age-55-and-better communities by Minto and Margaritaville Holdings. The first location in Daytona Beach features luxurious resort-style amenities; the second celebrated its grand opening this summer in Hilton Head, SC; and the third was recently announced for the Florida Panhandle.

Landmark Homes is one of Pennsylvania's top active adult builders.

Landmark Homes

The Weaver family founded Landmark Homes on the core values of excellence, attention to detail, and honest hard work. Today, the company is one of central Pennsylvania’s leading new home builders and offers buyers a choice of locations in 30 exceptional single-family and active-adult communities.
Landmark Homes will create a completely new plan for your dream home or customize your design from their more than 80 available floor plans. Landmark’s signature 55+ Living communities offer outstanding value in single-level homes designed from the ground up to be low-maintenance in every way. With lifestyle amenities like community clubhouses and walking/biking trails, Landmark Homes’ 55+ Living offers desirable locations near friendly small towns in a state that levies no tax on retirement income.

Logan Homes

Over 30 years ago, D Logan founded Logan Homes and has since built more than a thousand homes. Based in Wilmington, NC, award-winning Logan Homes builds in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties and in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
The Logan Homes mission is to build luxury homes with personalized floor plans and competitive pricing. Homeowners can personalize their homes at Logan’s 10,000 square-foot Design Studio where they can choose everything from plumbing fixtures, cabinets, and hardwoods to paint colors. They also have numerous finished and furnished models open seven days a week in a variety of neighborhoods and planned communities.

Luxury shows, and David Weekley shows it best.

David Weekley Homes

David Weekley Homes is the nation’s largest privately-held home builder, operates in 21 cities across the country, and has closed on more than 90,000 homes since its inception. The company is the first U.S. builder to win the industry’s Triple Crown of awards— ”American’s Best Builder,” “National Builder of the Year,” and the “National Housing Quality Award.”
A pioneer in environmentally sustainable design and construction standards, David Weekley Homes is committed to their customers (92% would recommend Weekley to their family and friends), company employees (12 times listed among FORTUNE’s “Best Companies to Work For”), and the American communities they serve ($100 million in charitable donations from the David Weekley Family Foundation)

Schell Brothers - Delaware Premier Home Builder

Schell Brothers is a homebuilder that prides itself on a business purpose and culture of happiness for its employees and customers—a formula for success that seems to be working quite well.
For homeowners, the Schell process starts with a full day at the company’s Dare to Dream Design Studio, where experienced professionals help customers plan every detail of their new home. That personalized service continues during the construction phase with their signature “Schellter Advantage” program: from “SanctuAIR” standards for the highest level of indoor air quality to “Enerwize” designs that result in new Schell homes that are 100% more energy-efficient than standard homes and with utility costs that are 51% less. The goal is for homeowners to enjoy those savings for decades to come with foundation-to-roof construction techniques that emphasize strength and durability.

AV Homes

AV Homes began nearly 50 years ago as a high-quality homebuilder for market segments like traditional first-time and move-up buyers, as well as purchasers in the age 55+ market. To date, AV Homes has built and closed on more than 20,000 homes nationwide. In addition to individual residences, AV Homes also develops large-scale, active-adult communities with resort-style amenities like clubhouses, swimming pools, and fitness centers.
AV Homes puts a strong emphasis on environmentally sustainable home building practices. Among the advanced technologies employed by AV Homes are Energy Star-labeled homes that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and feature non-toxic insulation, eco-friendly windows, radiant-barrier roof sheathing, and high SEER air conditioning units.

Legacy Homes by Bill Clark builds lifestyle into every home they construct.

Legacy Homes by Bill Clark

States Building In: North Carolina. The newest division of Bill Clark Homes, Legacy Homes by Bill Clark, is a homebuilder focused on the unique needs of every home buyer in a variety of lifestyle-oriented residential communities in the coastal North Carolina region. Legacy Homes by Bill Clark employs a multi-step approach that begins with personal meetings for prospective owners and/or those who have already purchased a home site. Home-building and interior-design consultants help customers refine their options, while financial experts assist from determining the best prices all the way to closing. And, from conforming to community architectural standards to ongoing communication during the construction process itself, Legacy Homes by Bill Clark is the customers’ reliable partner from initial inquiry to final move-in.

Horizon Homes Wilmington delivers luxury at a more affordable price.

Horizon Homes

States Building In: North Carolina. Owned and run by Robin and Deans Hackney, Horizon Homes of Wilmington has a stated mission to design homes with quality materials at an affordable price that suit each homeowner’s individual needs and lifestyle. All of the company’s nearly 20 available home plans are customizable down to the final details, or they’ll work with you to create your own unique dream home. As a Green Certified Professional with the National Association of Home Builders, Robin Hackney designs energy efficiency and sustainability into every home. More than 75% of the building materials used are American-made, including local sourcing in North Carolina whenever possible. And “upgrade” details like double garages, screened porches, hardwood flooring, and granite countertops in state-of-the-art kitchens are standard in every residence by Horizon Homes of Wilmington.

DR Horton has perfected the 55+ community lifestyle.

DR Horton Freedom Homes

States Building In: Nevada, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Arizona, Texas, Virginia, Washington, California, Delaware, Illinois, New Jersey, Minnesota. D.R. Horton has been one of America’s most popular and respected homebuilders for decades, with more than 645,000 residences constructed during that time. And with the company’s new line of Freedom Homes, that total is expected to notably increase. Freedom Homes have been specifically designed for today’s market, offering a low-maintenance alternative at an attractive price for active adults age 55 and over. The value built into every Freedom Home includes D.R. Horton’s highest level of construction craftsmanship, plus energy-saving features and an array of contemporary conveniences. And, D.R. Horton Freedom Homes are now available in Las Vegas, as well as amenity-rich communities all over the country.


States Building In: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Georgia, California, Delaware, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Tennessee, Arizona, Oregon
Lennar has built more than a million homes all across the United States for first-time, move-up, and multi-
generational buyers in urban, suburban, active-adult, and golf course communities.
Among the newest Lennar developments is the Beau Coast community in Eastern North Carolina. Beau Coast features nine different home designs in three distinctive neighborhoods, with amenities like community docks, kayak launches, and swimming pools, plus a gathering hall and great lawn for year-round events. Also featured are move-in-ready homes in the Tampa Bay area on Florida’s Gulf Coast, a sunny destination for active adults and growing families alike.

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