By Robert Plunket
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This month is the annual Tour of Homes (til November 23) so it’s the perfect time to check it out. They have more than 30 models open and it has been my experience that this is far too many to digest in one day, so you might want to start by seeing what’s available in each price range.
The least expensive model on this years tour is the “Endless Summer” (love that name) in Lismore at The Country Club. (BTW, Lakewood Ranch has eight different villages, each of which is divided in different communities, so it can get a little confusing.) Endless Summer is 2,163 square feet – but feels bigger – with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a den. The ceilings are very high and the feeling is particularly bright and open. The price starts around $290,000, but the model has many upgrades, including a pool, and is priced at in the high $300s.