Lennar Corp., the nation’s largest homebuilder based in Miami, will soon break ground on a new 1,500 house community in Surprise. The new community will be based around the active adult lifestyle. The community will be built within Asante, which is a 2,000-acre master-planned community near 163rd and Grand avenues.
Phoenix is home to many of Lennar’s projects. The company has closed on more than 2,000 homes in 2018, and it’s on track to do the same this year.
The division president of Lennar Homes, Alan Jones, is planning to invest $10 million in the community, which will include amenities like a fitness center, pickleball and bocce courts, a resort pool, a dog park, and a nine-hole putting course. The putting course will have holes that resemble famous golf courses around the country, including TPC Scottsdale, Pebble Beach Golf Course in California, and Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
“The courses are done by computers so we can build the putting holes to be identical to the holes over at the Phoenix Open, Pebble Beach and Augusta,” Jones said.
The community will be called Heritage at Asante, and it’ll have a variety of single-family detached homes. The homes will range from 1,600 to 2,300 square feet, and there’ll be duplexes that range from 1,200 to 1,500 square feet. House prices will start in the low $200,000s.
Heritage will take up 20 percent of the Asante community. Asante is Lennar’s largest investment, and the company’s largest property in metro Phoenix. Asante will have a school, library, and 50-acre park.
“We see that as an area that’s going to experience significant growth with the 303 corridor,” he said. “We are making a very significant commitment to the 303 corridor.” Asante will include a large garage for RV/boat homes, and its Next Gen housing will promote multi-generational living.
Home models will open by January 2020.