"Buyers can make their homes as elaborate - or simple - as they choose," McDaniel says. "It's their home and their choice." The company also offers "Express Homes," which are homes that are nearly finished. The new Treymore model is an Express Home, and features two stories and 2,677 square feet of living space. It boasts a downstairs master bedroom, three other bedrooms, three full bathrooms plus a half-bathroom downstairs, formal living and dining rooms, a kitchen which opens into the family room and a bonus room on the second floor. "We're very excited about building within BridgeWater, with its five lakes, open green spaces and nature preserves," says McDaniel. "It is a peaceful, beautiful community, but it also features a wealth of amenities such as the Lake Club Center, which is located on Lake Peggy and which has a resort-style pool with beach entrance, a fitness center, multipurpose sports courts, canoe launch, fishing dock, playground and open lawn area." The community's lifestyle director also offers homeowners a variety of entertainment such as adults-only wine and cheese tastings and family pool parties. McDaniel notes that the lifestyle director also is planning a variety of new programs for residents to enjoy as more and more of them move into the new community. "We expect there will be swimming lessons, aerobics classes, book clubs, adult-only happy hours, family swim parties - the options are endless," she adds. "The community appeals to people who want to get out and meet other people, as well as to those who prefer to spend their leisure time out with nature." Golfers can take advantage of the Golf Club at BridgeWater, which is a semi-private, nationally ranked Steve Smyers-designed, 18-hole course. The par 71 course is about 7,200 yards long. With five sets of tees, the course offers a variety of challenges for golfers of all abilities, McDaniel adds. BridgeWater is on State Road 33, one-quarter mile from Interstate 4. For information on Highland Homes' models, call (863) 937-3533 or visit the models at 2560 Bridgewater Lake Way, Lakeland.
Highland Homes, based in Lakeland, has been recognized as one of the top 200 builders in the country, according to Professional Builder magazine in its May 2006 issue. Within the same month, Florida Trend listed Highland Homes as one of the largest privately held businesses in the Sunshine State. It was founded in 1996 by Robert and Joel Adams and has built homes in communities around the state. For information on Highland Homes, call (863) 619-7103 or visit www.highlandhomes.org.