Wheelock Communities Newsroom

Starkey Ranch receives Community of the Year Award from NAHB

ODESSA, Fla. -- The most prestigious competition in the home building industry, The Nationals, has named Starkey Ranch a silver award winner for its top honor - 2016 Master Planned Community of the Year. The Tampa Bay community was one of six contenders in North America for the award. The winners were announced at the International Builders Show, the annual conference of the National Association of Home Builders, in Las Vegas on January 19. This year The Nationals received over 1,300 entries across 57 categories.

“The Starkey Ranch team set out to create a place that truly stands out from other new-home communities, and this award validates our efforts,” says project director Matt Call. “We’re honored to be the only Community of the Year finalist east of the Mississippi.”

A team of judges selected the Community of the Year based on entries in seven categories—logo design, brochure, website, signage, sales center and landscape design. Starkey Ranch is designed and marketed as a place that connects residents with nature and with each other—honoring its Old Florida ranching roots, but providing the latest new-home designs, amenities and programs for active families of all ages.

Starkey Ranch is located on State Road 54, four miles west of the Suncoast Parkway in Pasco County. The community is approved for up to 5,050 residences, and is planned to include a 20-mile trail system, 150 acres of parks, a K-8 school, a public library, community theater, business park and commercial center.

Model homes by M/I Homes and Ryland Homes are now open, and additional models by Taylor Morrison and Homes by WestBay will open in the Spring of 2016. Prices begin in the upper $200,000s.  The community Welcome Center and builder models are open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m.

For more information go to StarkeyRanch.com or call 813-925-9777.