Winter Haven new homesThe New Year is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings, and it seems that we’ll be seeing both here in Florida. Those shopping for new homes and new jobs will be happy to hear that Winter Haven and Lakeland homes will be in the center of an economic expansion, according to the recent Forbes.com article “Where the Jobs Will (and Won’t) Be in 2012.”

Both cities plan to increase their workforces at an accelerated rate this year as compared to other metropolitan areas in the country, and several key factors are contributing to this growth. In Winter Haven, the highly anticipated theme park, Legoland Florida, opened and brought with it approximately 1,100 jobs, and the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce reports upcoming employment opportunities with CSX and planned retail developments.

In addition to the development in Winter Haven, Lakeland is home to many corporate headquarters including Publix, Geico and WellDyne RX, all of which have been in a hiring mode, and Coca-Cola recently announced expansion of their Auburndale facility.

If you’re looking to be near the exciting economic development offered by Winter Haven and Lakeland, then we have the perfect new home for you.

winter haven new homesRecently, we announced the grand opening of Winter Haven new homes at Overlook Ridge, and the community is already seeing a lot of interest. Not only does the community feature affordable new homes priced from $115,900 and a convenient location near Legoland Florida, but it also is home to the Parade of Homes award-winning model, the Edinburgh II.

In Lakeland, we have several new home communities to suit your needs. Whether you are looking in North Lakeland or South, and require three bedrooms or five, we have the location and home you are looking for. Plus, with features such as covered lanais, garden tubs and walk-in closets all at a price you can afford from the low-$100,000s, you’ll find that you don’t have to sacrifice luxury for value.

For more information about our new home communities, please visit the Highland Homes website.