New construction in Lakeville is exploding! There are plenty of Lakeville new construction opportunities available with more on the way.
A new and exciting project has been approved by the Canadian Builders Mattamy Homes. This massive project titled Avonlea is on over 470 acres and will include around 704 single family homes, 138 row townhouses, and 128 detached townhouses. The detached townhouses are aimed towards empty nesters while the single family homes and row townhouses would draw in many families. This range promises a diverse and broad community with plenty of opportunities for kids to meet and live down the street from their new best friend. The project will also include a clubhouse, several small parks scattered through the community, as well as an over 60 acre public park.
Home prices for this housing project are being estimated between 350,000 and 500,000 and Mattamy Homes has started construction. The project will span eight to ten years which means plenty of new and long term jobs will be created thanks to the Avonlea development.
The project will be built along Cedar Avenue between 179th and 190th street which will place the homes in School district 194, specifically Lakeville North High School. It is unclear which elementary and middle school students will be attending.
The project is currently in the environmental review process and will continue to to be reviewed and debated over the winter but if all goes according to plan then this spring will mark the start of the Avonlea project.
A recently begun development for Lakeville is the Berres Ridge housing project, located on 151 acres north of County Road 50 (202nd Street), east of Highview Avenue and west of Hamburg Avenue. This project is expected to add 366 single family homes to Lakeville by 2020. The estimated price of the homes will be between 300,000 and 450,000.
For more information on Lakeville new construction check out our post Building a New Home in Lakeville, What You Need to Know…
As always the Selling South of the River team is more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Please call Sheryl Petrashek at 612-889-6496 or email at SherylPetrashek@gmail.com
Salute to all the fantastic teachers and staff at Apple Valley High School, check out their dance performance! Looks like they really surprised the students at the Pep Rally last week. It’s fun to watch this video, reminds me why Teachers are such special people, and very brave too.
Apple Valley High School is a Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and was listed in Newsweek’s top 5% of High Schools in America. AVHS is one of 4 High Schools in Independent School District #196. The city of Apple Valley has two High Schools, AVHS and Eastview High School, the other two ISD # 196 schools are Eagan High School and Rosemount High School.
You can find more information about South of the River Schools on this website! See a map of all schools and ratings by Great Schools.org.
The dance is well choreographed, everyone knows the moves. I hope the Teachers and Staff had as much fun practicing and preparing for this Flash Mob as the students had watching it.
Lakeville has a wonderful Area Arts Center and this year the Arts Center is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary. There are many events planned for the 2011-2012 season including special concerts, receptions, and exhibits.
The Lakeville Arts Center is located in the historic All Saints Church building, creatively renovated to become a modern theater and arts facility. According to their website, The Arts Center promotes cultural enrichment and artistic experiences by offering many unique youth and adult art classes and a variety of theatrical productions.
Dates to put on your calendar include the 10th Anniversary Gala on September 10th and the Arts Festival on September 17th and 18th.
Cultural treasures such as the Lakeville Arts Center add value to local real estate. It’s not the kind of value we can calculate on a dollar for dollar basis, but it does add value for sure. The desirablilty of a community is based on many factors including Schools, Parks, Recreation, available Shopping, Commute Routes, successful Zoning and Planning and special features like the Lakeville Arts Center. All of these items, when taken together, form a Reputation among area Buyers. It’s this reputation of being a “sought after place to live” which gives added dollar values to the local Real Estate.
Over the 14 years I have been selling real estate South of the River, it’s been a pleasure to witness how Lakeville developed it’s favorable reputation among Home Buyers. I distinctly remember mentioning Lakeville to several clients when looking for houses more than a decade ago and the reaction from the buyer was always the same, “oh, Lakeville is too far out”, “Way out there?” “There’s nothing out there in Lakeville”, “Too far to drive for work”, “Not sure about the school system”.
In just a few years, and thanks to lots of available land and great decisions made by City Planners and School Officials, Lakeville is highly sought after by Buyers. When I work with clients looking for a home in Lakeville, their reasons for wanting to live in Lakeville are usually the School System, the Green and Clean look of the city, easy Commute Routes, Recreational Facilities, the Quaint Downtown and Availability of Large, Newer Homes for a reasonable price.