Sarasota, Fla. (August 22, 2012) — Lakewood Ranch is proud to announce the addition of Lee Wetherington Homes, a highly reputable, long-standing new home builder, to its newest neighborhood, Haddington, in Country Club East.

The gated community will feature private roads, including its own transponder-controlled “residents only” gate, paver sidewalks, lush community landscaping, and upgraded landscape requirements for all residences.

“As one of the first builders in Lakewood Ranch, we could not be more excited about adding Lee Wetherington Homes to this new neighborhood,” said Jimmy Stewart, vice-president of sales for LWR Communities. “The quality homes they build coupled with their solid and long-standing community reputation makes them the perfect addition to our already strong lineup.”

Lee Wetherington Homes joins other esteemed builders in this neighborhood including Arthur Rutenberg-Nelson Homes, Taylor Morrison, John Cannon Homes, and Paradise Homes. In Haddington, neighborhood amenities will include three gazebos for gathering and relaxing – two with waterfront views – and a kayak launch. Homes will range from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet, with home and home site packages beginning in the high $400s. “Our model will be under construction shortly and the timing couldn’t be better,” said Peter Mason, vice-president of sales and marketing for Lee Wetherington Homes. “New home sales are better than we’ve experienced in several years and this location is highly sought after.”

About Lakewood Ranch
Lakewood Ranch is the 8,500-acre, award-winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches, and cultural assets in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is already home to more 15,000 residents and features A-rated schools, a hospital, the Sarasota Polo Club, the 75-acre Premier Sports Campus, its own Main Street with theaters, shopping and dining, and four million square feet of commercial property.

About Country Club East
Country Club East is a private, gated community built around lakes, nature preserves and 18 holes of Rick Robbins-designed golf. Every home built in Country Club East meets the Florida Green Building Coalition's standards for energy efficiency, clean indoor air, sustainability and drought resistant landscaping.

About Lee Wetherington Homes
With more than 30 years of home building experience and community engagement, Lee Wetherington homes has built more than 2,500 homes in the most prestigious and sought after communities in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Lee Wetherington Homes and LeeSure Water Pools have been recognized with both local and national awards from industry peers and homeowners alike, including Best Builder from the readers of The Sarasota Herald Tribune for eight consecutive years and America's Best Builder from the National Association of Home Builders and Builder Magazine.

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