1. Experience Starlight

    Join us for a tour of Starlight, part of Neal Communities’ newest community, Canopy, which opened this past December. With a seven-acre lake, 18 acres of wetland preserve, and a serenity park, this community is perfect for ultimate relaxation, Florida style! Shades of white, green, robin’s egg blue and camel are featured throughout the home, bringing airy warmth and subtlety throughout each living space.  Experience the wonder of Starlight for yourself!

    http://nealcommunities.com/welcome-to-canopy.html 

    Starlight is a 2,233 sf single-family home and part of the Celebration Series featured at Canopy.  It has 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms. Charming and full of character, the Starlight at Canopy is close to many beaches including the Naples View, Lowedermilk Park, Vanderbilt Beach, and Tiger Tail Beach on Marco island delivering the Floridian lifestyle right to your doorstep!


  2. Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

    Living green and turning your Neal Community house into an eco-friendly home can be fun for the family and is a great way to give back to the planet! Have you ever thought about what your family household’s carbon footprint is?  Calculate it here!

    We’ve got 3 eco-friendly alternatives to help your household reduce its carbon footprint:

    1. Instead of paper napkins, try cloth napkins that come in a range of fabrics, patterns and colors! Not only will it help the planet, it is a quick and easy way to give your table décor an instant face-lift!

    2.Change up your light bulbs for energy saving bulbs.  You will be cutting down on energy and on your household expenses!

    3. Instead of using dryer sheets and fabric softeners, why don’t you try adding eco-friendly dryer balls to the laundry load!  No chemicals will seep into your clothing and your clothes will dry faster!

     

    Going green doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. With just a few minor alternatives you can reduce your family’s carbon footprint and get a glowing green thumb of appreciation from us!

    When you purchase a home from Neal Communities, you’re getting our environmental commitment that we are a builder who leads by example.  Our unwavering commitment to responsible land development, natural habitat preservation, innovative home building and unsurpassed customer service is our benchmark for success.

     


  3. The Annual Parade of Homes!

    Come visit Neal Communities between February 22-March 9 at the annual Parade of Homes event! This is a wonderful opportunity to view the most exciting and beautiful new homes that Southwest Florida has to offer!

    This year, Neal Communities will be taking the fun of the Parade to the next level with an exciting draw for a getaway to Islamorada in the Florida Keys!

    We are showing 14 homes in the Parade of Homes. When you visit 7 or more Neal Communities Parade models, you’ll be entered to WIN a three-day two-night vacation at the luxurious Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada, Florida!

    Simply print off the Neal Communities Parade of Homes Map and start at any listed Neal Communities home on the map to receive your Parade of Homes Passport & Entry Form.  Visit 7 of the 14 participating Neal Communities models on the map and have your passport stamped at each home. Once stamped, submit your Passport & Entry for at any of the Neal Models in the parade to be entered into the contest!

    For more information visit: www.nealcommunities.com/parade-of-homes.html

    We look forward to seeing you there!


  4. Love Your Pet

    In honor of Love Your Pet Day, we’ve got 3 ways that you can show your pet how much you love them this weekend!

    1.    For the Pet that Craves ‘Human’ Food:

    Indulge your pup! We’ve got a Whole Foods Market recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats that will leave your pooch drooling for more! Helpful tidbit: the parsley will freshen up your pooches’ breath and leave it smelling less canine more Colgate!

    2. For the Family Walker:

    Animals love exercise and the outdoors! Hook up your furry friend to a leash and take them on an extra long walk around your neighborhood! Whether you’re living in Grand Palm, Lakewood Ranch, or one of our many other Neal Communities, we’ve got beautiful trails, pristine lakes and nature preserves for you and your pet to enjoy!

    3. For the Social Butterfly:  

    Taking your dog to the dog park in your Neal Community! We’ve got parks at Neal Communities’ Grand Palm, Central Park and Forest Creek! This is a great and safe way to help your pet socialize with their canine neighbors. Check out Zack enjoying this Florida sunshine at one of our dog parks at Neal Communities’ Grand Palm.

    From our family to yours, we at Neal Communities wish you and your furry friend a happy Love Your Pet Day!


  5. Why Home Buyers Prefer New Homes All Under Warranty

    While a used home may appear more cost effective, it likely has products and appliances that need fixing, upgrading or replacing. Unfortunately, products and appliances today are not built with the same quality and do not last nearly as long as they did 20 years ago. While the avocado green fridge from the Brady Brunch is sure to be as functional today as it was in the 1970s, appliances today, don’t have the same gusto. How many appliances can you count in your home? When you count the basics: refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer, you can see how these products breaking down at once can easily take their toll on our sanity and our wallets.

    When you buy new, your products and appliances will all be top of the line and under warranty. With Neal Communities, your home will feature the newest in products and quality design and will come with the Neal warranty. It’s our friendly assurance to you that we stand behind our products and that you will be able to experience and enjoy your quality new home for years saving your sanity and your wallet.


  6. Inside the Valor II

    Liz Reuth, Neal Communities E-Marketing Manager takes us for a tour inside Neal Communities’ Valor 2 Kitchens in Lakewood Ranch Florida. A smart design with a beautiful open concept kitchen, dining and living space give this space an open and airy touch. The space is great for entertaining guests and with a double sink facing the living room, Mr. and Ms. Homeowner can stay engaged with the guests while cleaning up! Large cabinets surround the Valor 2 kitchen making it perfect for the cook in the family to store pots and pans along with counter space to house all cooking gadgets. If you don’t believe us, just see for yourself!

     
     

    Valor II is a contemporary 1,162 Sq. Ft home perfect for a single family. Featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open concept kitchen, living and great room; this is a home full of modern charm. A family friendly community with budget friendly prices. Come experience it for yourself!

     

     

     


  7. Boca New staff member and club expansion plans!

     The Boca Royale community is growing and so is our family as we welcome experienced General Manager, Ian Fetigan to the Boca Royale Golf & Country Club team!

    With more than 20 years of successful, hands-on management experience in the hospitality, non-profit, and private country club industries, Fetigan brings a wealth of knowledge to the Boca Royale team in all areas and will be an invaluable asset in our expansion and enhancing an already thriving club.

    The Boca Royale community will be expanding over the next few years. New staff, new dining menus and a perfectly manicured golf course are already setting Boca Royale apart as one of the finest golf and country clubs in the region with a reputation for delivering a quality, Florida lifestyle.

    Neal Communities is building homes within Boca Royale and offers homeowners a variety of new home options at Boca Royale. The builder offers single-family homes from its Cove and Signature Series, and paired villas from the Coral Series. Homes range in size from 1,434 square feet to 3,262 square feet. Homes are nestled amidst existing and established oaks and preserved land.

    Located right off of 776, Boca Royale has access to shopping, beaches, and entertainment. For more information about the community and country club, please go to www.bocaroyale.com or call 941-475-6464.

     


  8. A Night to Remember

     

    A few weeks ago John Neal Homes hosted a very special Realtor® event celebrating the opening of their newest model home in the Haddington neighborhood of Country Club East in Lakewood Ranch. Homes start in the $400’s and up in this community depending upon your lot and upgrades. Their new Palmavera model offers a spacious, refreshingly open floor plan that overlooked a small lake.

    Inside the spacious kitchen, John Neal Homes had brought in the celebrity Chef Tommy Klauber, and his staff from Polo Grill and Fête Catering and Ballroom, located on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch.

    The honored guests enjoyed a wine tasting with about eight various wines to try from Michael’s Wine Cellar. An array of hors d’oeuvres from Fête Catering, were served. From Moll’s Mac & Cheese Balls to hand picked Mini Blue Crab Cakes with a sweet chili dipping sauce; each appetizer was to die for.

    While guests toured this stunning home, John Neal was available to answer any questions about the property and the available upgrades. Meanwhile, Chef Tommy Klauber, demonstrated how to make his Sarasota Seafood Pan Roast.

    This surely was a night to remember! Good wine, good-looking food, gorgeous homes and great cooking skills.

     

     


  9. Wash, Dry and a must buy !

     

    A recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders listed the Laundry Room as one of the top things that people want in their homes. With such a sought-after room, it’s important to be sure you’ve got a home that corresponds with your needs.

    Many of our Neal Communities’ homes include a separate laundry room with space for storage and the option to have a large laundry sink.  One of these homes is the Windsong model at Grand Palm featured above. There has never been a better time to buy in the Sarasota/Bradenton area and you have a lot of available choices.

    Visit our website for a full list of move in ready homes.