ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AV Homes (Nasdaq: AVHI), a leading builder of resort-style homes and communities in Arizona, Florida and North Carolina, was recently honored with five Best of 50+ Housing Awards by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB). The NAHB 50+ Housing Council’s Best of 50+ Housing Awards program is the industry's most prestigious national awards program honoring innovation and excellence in building, design and marketing of housing for active adults. The company also received a top five ranking on the 55 Best 55+ Communities in America 2015 list by 55Places.com, a leading resource for information about active adult communities.
“With more than a quarter-million Americans entering retirement age each month, the number of active adult communities continues to skyrocket, especially in desirable markets like Florida, where AV Homes has created numerous award-winning communities,” said Roger Cregg, CEO and president of AV Homes. “We’re honored to receive this esteemed recognition for our commitment to building communities with innovative design and exceptional craftsmanship and amenities that deliver an enriched living experience.”
Honored by NAHB 50+ Housing Council just two years after being transitioned to an AV Homes community, Vitalia at Tradition, a lush 450-acre lakefront active adult community, won two Silver awards in the categories of “Best Re-Positioned Community” and “Best Clubhouse over 6,000 Square Feet.” Vitalia’s new resident clubhouse, Captiva Club, features 24,000 square feet of amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center, a grand ballroom and heated tropical pool complete with cabanas and outdoor dining.
Solivita, an active adult community in the heart of Central Florida’s attraction zone boasting over 150,000 square feet of amenities, was honored with three NAHB 50+ Housing Council awards. The community took home a Gold award for “Best 50+ Sales/Marketing Events,” for the grand opening event launching its new Tuscan-inspired home design, La Dolce Vita. Solivita also received two Silver awards for “Best Detached Home Up to 2,100 Square Feet,” for its Calabria and Siena home designs. Showcasing modern open floor plans, sun-washed kitchens and versatile flex rooms and studies, the Calabria and Siena home designs are two of the top-selling designs at Solivita.
Additionally, Solivita was ranked as one of the top five active adult communities in the nation by 55Places.com in its 55 Best 55+ Communities in America for the 2015 list. The annual list showcases active adult communities offering world-class amenities and finely crafted affordable homes in the country’s most sought after locations.
In addition to Solivita and Vitalia in Florida, AV Homes is also the builder and developer of previous NAHB 50+ Council award winner, CantaMia in Phoenix, a 55-plus community built into the foothills of the Estrella mountains after years of studying the active adult and baby boomer lifestyle. The company is also launching two new 55-plus communities, Encore at Eastmark in Phoenix and Creekside at BethPage in Raleigh-Durham, this spring.
AV Homes (Nasdaq: AVHI) is celebrating 20 years on the NASDAQ and has 50 years of experience in homebuilding, land development and other real estate operations in Florida, Arizona and North Carolina. AV Homes creates homes and communities emphasizing healthy living and community involvement for all ages, including active adult communities for those 55-plus. For more information, visit www.AVHomesInc.com