Over 1,200 Homebuyers Flocked To The New Home Community Of Shearwater As Builders Begin Presales

Nov 30, 2015, 08:00 ET from Freehold Communities

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla., Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,200 homebuyers gathered at Shearwater on Saturday, November 7th to get their first look at this new home community. "In 15 years in this market, a turnout like this is extremely rare and very impressive. It truly speaks to the excitement surrounding Shearwater," commented Amber Williams, Marketing Manager at Lennar Homes.

"We were extremely pleased with the overall turnout at the Dusty Shoe event. Shearwater is such a beautiful community and we've been so excited to show it off along with our newly-designed homes. The overwhelmingly positive response we received from both realtors and future homeowners further confirmed that Shearwater will soon be the best community in St. Johns County," commented Chris Shee, a partner at MasterCraft Builder Group.

The 1,500-acre community will feature more than 600 acres of preserved natural habitat and 15 miles of trails. A kayak launch on Trout Creek, which borders the Shearwater property, will allow residents to kayak or canoe from Shearwater all the way to the St. Johns River and beyond without stepping on dry land.  

"With Shearwater's Amenity Center starting to take shape, roadways in place and model homes under construction, homebuyers are really beginning to visualize what the Shearwater lifestyle will be like. The energy and excitement of the homebuyers is truly overwhelming," commented Suzanne Maddalon, Vice President of Marketing for Freehold Communities.

During the Dusty Shoe event, homebuyers were able to meet with Shearwater's home builders: David Weekley Homes, Lennar, Richmond American Homes, and MasterCraft Builder Group. Guests obtained floor plans, renderings, and information about each builder's construction approach and philosophy. 

Immediately following the event, several builders opened presales for Shearwater. Chris Shee, a partner at MasterCraft Builder Group, noted the remarkable response they received from Shearwater, "Our sales consultants received so many phone calls and emails from future homeowners anxiously awaiting the release of our new plans and details for Shearwater. All of the information was sent out last Thursday; we set up a temporary shop in our model home under construction, and met with customers on Saturday and Sunday. Even though the model just completed framing, it was a packed house all weekend. People are truly excited about Shearwater—so much so that homebuyers have already begun reserving lots. We couldn't be more excited to be a part of such a perfectly-planned community."

Learn more by visiting www.shearwaterliving.com.

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