New Developments in Lakeland and Winter Haven

Legoland expands in Winter Haven
Legoland Florida is one of several companies expanding in Winter Haven.

Among the numerous new home community locations offered by Highland Homes, Lakeland and Winter Haven are two of the most favorable settings for both residents and business owners. These cities are home to some of Florida’s fastest growing businesses, best attractions, dining options, entertainment and thriving local economies. Whether you’re looking to establish a new home or grow your business, Lakeland and Winter Haven provide financial stability within Florida’s beautiful natural surroundings. (more…)

Highland Homes Now Building New Homes in Apopka

Tranquil lake in Apopka, Florida
Tranquil lake in Apopka, Florida

Highland Homes is proud to announce a brand new community coming to Apopka! Known as the “Indoor Foliage Capital of the World” this former Indian settlement has grown into a quaint little city rich with history, and a great place to call home.

New Home Wiring and Technology to Make Your Life Easier

Hills Windemere
New home with modern kitchen appliances & TV system

Who doesn’t love a shiny new gadget? These days, you can’t get away from hearing about the newest smart phone, smart watch, or smart TV. But, let’s talk about the guts, the basics, and the stuff you need built into your new home to make your smart technology work seamlessly. (more…)

Home Buying 101: Do’s and Don’ts After Applying for a Mortgage

Stonewood Manor homeCongratulations; you are purchasing a new home! Between the times you receive mortgage pre-approval and your new home closing, keeping your finances in order is an important task. Your mortgage pre-approval is based on many factors including your credit score, current debts, income and even household size for some loan types. Something that may seem inconsequential to you could have an impact on your mortgage approval, and the last thing anyone wants is your dream to fall apart because of a simple misstep. (more…)

Meadow Glenn Community Adds 43 New Home Sites in Ocala

Meadow Glenn Model HomeOur Meadow Glenn community in Ocala is officially a Highland Homes favorite! Due to the widespread popularity of this all-ages community, we recently purchased 43 additional home sites to offer you more opportunities to build your new home in Ocala in this popular neighborhood. (more…)

Developments in Tampa Bay Provide Boost to Local Economy

Tampa Bay
Lush greenery in beautiful Tampa Bay

When searching for a new home in Florida, there are endless factors to consider such as location, nearby job opportunities, local economy and, of course, finding the perfect home near Florida’s renowned beaches and attractions. Luckily, Tampa Bay offers the full package! As one of Florida’s most popular tourist hubs, the Tampa Bay region is lined with sandy beaches on  the Gulf of Mexico and offers a wide variety of area attractions, and is a fantastic place to settle in and call “home.” (more…)

Keeping Cool in Your Florida New Home

Energy-efficient Radiant Barrier
Energy-efficient Radiant Barrier

One of the huge benefits of purchasing a new home is that they are more energy efficient than older homes. Here at Highland Homes, we include energy-efficient and money-saving features in every Florida home that we build – and, did you know Highland Homes offers upgrade options to make your home even more energy efficient? (more…)

Affordable Homes in Quiet Community near Lakeland

Our fully-decorated model home, open 7 days a week
Our fully-decorated model home at Wind Meadows, open 7 days a week

Are you looking for an affordable new home near Lakeland but don’t want to compromise on amenities or location? Well, you’re in luck. Wind Meadows in Bartow is a beautiful community that blends affordability with key amenities, in a laid-back location just minutes from Lakeland. (more…)

Why it is Great to Live in Lakeland

Lake Mirror Downtown Lakeland
Lake Mirror in Downtown Lakeland

As many Lakelanders know, our city offers a variety of fantastic events within our local community, in addition to being centrally located to Tampa and Orlando and the events and attractions both big cities have to offer.

Lakeland is growing, thanks in part to this central convenience and affordable housing options for those who commute to nearby Tampa and Orlando. Our average year-round temperature is a balmy 85 degrees, and we take advantage of the sunshine to enjoy recreation or a stroll around one of the city’s 38 named lakes, a hike through the Circle B Bar Reserve nature preserve, and many outdoor festivals and activities year-round. (more…)

New Homes for Sale at Stonewood Estates in Lady Lake

Stonewood EstatesIf you are looking for a new home in Lady Lake, we have great news – we now have new homes available at Stonewood Estates! This new home community is directly adjacent to our popular Stonewood Manor neighborhood in the charming town of Lady Lake.

Stonewood Estates and Stonewood Manor are just east of The Villages, Florida’s fast-growing master-planned retirement community, and offer the same benefits of a fantastic Central Florida location along with some significant advantages. Our Lady Lake neighborhoods are all-ages communities, offering spacious homesites one-third acre in size or larger for your privacy and space between homes, and are priced for most budgets with homes starting in the $160,000’s (at Stonewood Manor), no CDD fees, and just $99 down with qualifying financing. (more…)