Up to 100 new homeowners, local officials, Lakewood Ranch representatives and others came out

(Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) May 18, 2012— Up to 100 locals, new homeowners, officials and Lakewood Ranch representatives turned out to toss the dirt in an official ceremony to mark the construction start of the new amenities center at Esplanade, the first and only active lifestyle community in Lakewood Ranch. Guests received information on the new amenities, escorted on tours of the five fully furnished models all while enjoying food and refreshments.

There will be plenty to keep residents busy with the luxurious on-site amenities center, which will offer a beautiful clubhouse, lagoon-style and lap pool, spa, resistance pool, barbeque and fire pit, pickleball and bocce courts, formal events and fitness lawns, and canoe and kayak launch. The resort-style clubhouse will feature a grand ballroom, fitness and aerobics center, billiard room and library, catering and outdoor kitchens, cards and craft room, expansive covered lanai and more. The four-legged residents as well as their owners are sure to appreciate the pet park.

Esplanade is the first and only active lifestyle community in Lakewood Ranch including a full-time lifestyle director on staff to keep the fun going. Forty-seven homes have sold to date and the first homeowners have officially moved in.

The West Florida Division of Taylor Morrison is presently building in over 20 communities throughout the Suncoast with more to be released this year. In fact, Taylor Morrison is putting the finishing touches on a new model in Camargo in Country Club East at Lakewood Ranch which is scheduled to open late summer.

About Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch
This new, gated enclave of 450 maintenance-free villas and single-family homes is the only active-lifestyle all-ages community at Lakewood Ranch, an established master-planned residential and commercial development in the Sarasota-Bradenton area of west-central Florida. Maintenance-free villas and single-family homes priced from the $200,000s.

About Taylor Morrison
Taylor Morrison was named the No. 1 private homebuilder in the United States in 2010 and 2011 by Builder magazine and builds a wide range of product for discerning home buyers across the country. With more than 130 communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida and Texas, Taylor Morrison offers first-time, mid-market and mid-to-upscale housing in both master-planned communities and urban infill neighborhoods. The company also operates one of Canada’s largest homebuilding companies, Monarch, in Ontario, Canada, where it builds single-family homes and high-rise condominiums in Toronto and Ottawa.

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