Tampa, Fl. (June 23, 2011) – FishHawk Ranch, by Newland Communities, is proud to announce that two of its esteemed builders recently took home five of the 19 awards given during the 2011 Spring Parade of Homes, sponsored by the Tampa Bay Builders Association.

In their first year in the Parade, Homes by WestBay took home awards for their “Key Largo II” model located in FishHawk Ranch’s Garden District, and the “Boca Grande II” model in FishHawk Ranch’s newest neighborhood, Starling. David Weekley Homes also earned two awards for their new models, “The Mills” and “The Anchor,” also located in the Starling neighborhood. Rounding out the awards was Homes by John C. Fowke’s “Villa Ventana” model, which received the Showstopper Award.

“We are proud to have homebuilders in our communities who bring unique and flexible designs that meet the needs of today’s families,” says Rick Harcrow, senior VP of operations for Newland Communities. “These awards support our dedication to creating desirable, livable communities.”

FishHawk Ranch has proudly showcased homes in the TBBA’s regional home tour for the past 12 years. This year’s tour featured eight FishHawk Ranch homes.

2011 marked the 41st annual Tampa Bay Parade of Homes. This event offers potential homebuyers a look at the latest technology and trends in the building industry. With 69 model homes included in the showcase, this year’s Parade offered a wide variety of builders, models and communities that spanned Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties.

About FishHawk Ranch
FishHawk Ranch by Newland Communities is a 3,000-acre master-planned community located in southeast Hillsborough County. Recently certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition as the first green community in Hillsborough County, FishHawk Ranch features a variety of amenities including more than 25 miles of nature trails. The community offers townhomes, villas, single-family, and custom homes priced from $100,000 to more than $1 million. The FishHawk Ranch Welcome Center and 24 model homes are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, please call (813) 685-7500 or visit our website at www.fishhawkranch.com.

About Newland Communities
Newland Communities is the largest private developer of planned residential and urban mixed-use communities in the United States. With over 40 years of experience, Newland and its affiliates have completed or have underway more than 140 diverse real estate developments, over 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Newland is currently developing four master-planned, new-home communities in Hillsborough County, Florida: FishHawk Ranch, Circa FishHawk, MiraBay and Waterset.

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