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Beazer Homes

by Kevin Fritz

Featured Photo from Beazer Homes

Tucked away behind swaying palms and a cascading waterfall entryway, the Mitchell Creek neighborhood by Beazer Homes is attracting scores of people seeking brand-new townhomes and the carefree lifestyle they provide.

While secluded, this new community is close to shopping and entertainment, and it’s convenient to major thoroughfares. But it’s more than just location. The neighborhood offers the community feel that has made Oviedo so popular with long-time residents and newcomers alike.

“I have lived in Oviedo for 25 years and did not want to move away,” says Mitchell Creek resident Joyce S., who downsized and moved in last month. “I was looking at a resale nearby and saw this community. I pulled in and fell in love with it here.”
The first impression was great, but Joyce says she ultimately chose Mitchell Creek because of Beazer Homes.

“I had looked at others, but Beazer Homes offers a quality product,” says Joyce, adding that the customer service was second to none. “I was looking for two years. This feels safe and well-suited for me.”

The company’s reputation for exceptional client service and quality construction dates back many generations to the 1600s and English builder George Beazer. The family continues to be involved to this day. Brian Beazer, who joined the business in 1960, serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Board.

Russ Beymer, regional marketing manager for Beazer Homes, says buyers have great choices in finishes and colors, as well as location within the community.

“Although it’s a small enclave, some buyers prefer a specific exposure, like to back to woods, or have the privacy of the perimeter wall,” says Russ. “Residents began moving into Mitchell Creek last fall, and we have had a steady stream of buyers since then.”

The community is more than 50 percent sold. There are less than 20 homes left in this inviting enclave of 70. Russ believes a number of factors have contributed to Mitchell Creek’s success: privacy, convenience, safety, quality of construction and energy efficiency. The gated townhome community also features a community pool and play zone for kids.

Aruba and Antigua
There are two home models from which to choose at Mitchell Creek, the 1,494-square-foot Aruba design and the 1,416-square-foot Antigua. Both start in the $230s. Beazer Homes offers the Aruba end units as well, consisting of 1,496 square feet and additional windows in the dining room. All units come with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, a one-car garage, a wide foyer, a great room, and a covered lanai. An upgrade is available to add screens to the lanai.
Melissa McKie, one of the first residents to call Mitchell Creek home, moved into an end-unit Aruba in September 2016 with her two dogs.

“I was looking in the area for a new development,” says the South Carolinian, who moved to the Sunshine State three years ago. “I was living in an older home and wanted something new.”

Location was also a major factor in Melissa’s decision to buy in Mitchell Creek.

“This is close to Waterford Lakes and has the convenience of the 417,” she says. “Plus, this is an up-and-coming area, and I love the community feel.”

Melissa appreciates the split floor plan in her home – master bedroom on one side and two guest rooms on the other – and the extra natural light in her end unit. She adds that the energy efficiency of the homes is spot-on. On average, monthly utilities range from only $81 to $86 depending on the model.

“I really enjoy the style of the homes and all of the options,” Joyce agrees. “They reflect your own personality, and that’s a big plus.”

Headquartered in Atlanta, Beazer Homes serves more than 20 metropolitan areas in the United States. Beazer Homes began building in the U.S. in 1986 and has constructed more than 170,000 homes since going public in 1994.

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