We’re pretty lucky to be able to call central Florida home. Many, many local economies throughout the nation are struggling severely with high unemployment rates, high foreclosure rates and many business suffering because of it. Such tragedy does not seem to be the case in central Florida, as we seem to be booming with life. We have recently reported on the many new developments coming to the area, like the USF Lakeland campus, Legoland and the Metromont plant, but there seems to be another project in the works that is creating quite a buzz – the high-speed rail system that will link Tampa and Orlando.

The rail system is anticipated to create new jobs in the community as well as make commuting to and from Tampa and Orlando much easier and better for the environment. In fact, the new high-speed rail project is expected to have such a positive impact on the economy that national home builders have chosen Central Florida as the region to begin new projects.

While there will be more new home communities in the central Florida real estate market, remember that Highland Homes is the value leader in central Florida. We have over 20 communities between Tampa and Orlando with prices as low as $109,000. Our communities feature both two-story and ranch home plans and have amenities like community swimming pools, tennis courts, clubhouses, lakes, playgrounds, golf courses and more. Whether you want to live in an expansive master-planned community or a lakefront home, we definitely have what you are looking for at a price you can afford and situated along the new high-speed rail project. For more information about the high-speed rail project and the anticipated effect on the economy, read this article from Channel 13 news.