5 Things To Know About Fishhawk One Of The Most Desirable Neighborhoods

Dated: 06/30/2015

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  1. Most people know that #Fishhawk Ranch has some of the top schools in the Tampa area, but few people know that one of Fishhawk Ranch's Elementary schools : Collen Lunsford Bevis Elementary, is a Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education. Bevis has been an “A” school since opening and was once ranked as the number seven elementary school in the State of Florida! Numerous National Board Certified teachers and an active PTA, most recently winning the Hillsborough County School District PTSA/PTA Award for Best Newsletter, make this school a premier place to learn. 

  2. Since it was established, Fishhawk Ranch has received multiple awards  which include:

    • 2014 The Fishawk West Lake House received the prestigious Grand Aurora Award from the Southeast Builders Conference. See pictures above.

    • 2013 Florida Home Builders Association Aurora Awards: three prestigious distinctions for implementing sustainable practices and thoughtful land planning within the community

    • 2011 Tampa Bay Builder’s Association’s Award of Excellence for Major Advertising and Promotions Achievement

    • 2010  NAHB Green Community of the Year

    • 2009 SEBC Aurora Award: Green Construction for Residential/Mixed-Use 500+ units

    • 2009 SEBC Grand Aurora Award: Green Construction for Residential/Mixed-Use, all communities

    • 2008 Tampa Bay Builder’s Association “Good Neighbor” Award

    • 2007 Professional BuilderMagazine and NAHB’s Best in American Living Award for Best Community 151+ units

    • 2007 National Arbor Day Foundation: Nation’s Top Master-Planned Community

    • 2007 Tampa BayParentingMagazine’s “Best Community to Raise a Family”

  3. During the recession that affected the real estate market in a devastating way, Fishhawk Ranch was affected; however, it was one of the few areas that continued  with new construction as oppose to some neighborhoods where there was no new construction going on at all. Not only construction continued, but the awards continued. When faced with difficult economic times, in 2010, during the toughest housing recession, Newland Communities was named "Developer of the Year" by the 20-year old national business magazine for the homebuilding business, Builder and DeveloperMagazine.

  4. The Florida Green Building Coalition has named FishHawk as a "green" community, the first in Hillsborough County and the largest in the Tampa area. The National Arbor Day Foundation and the State of Florida have also honored the FishHawk community preservation efforts.

  5. FishHawk is a extremely military friendly community. There are several buses in the morning and afternoon schedule that pick up Macdill AFB personnel at the Sports Center grounds. For some of the military and government personnel the bus fare is free. Complimentary lawn mowing service for homes with a deployed family member is also provided. To view homes in Fishhawk  Ranch Click Here

 Having reside in Fishhawk since 2006, I am an experienced Real Estate Agent in the area and recommend Fishhawk Ranch to my clients . If you are in the area feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Janeth Rector
Realtor, ePro, CDPE, Lead Buyer Specialist

Michael Valdes & Associates
Keller Williams Realty
813.438.4438

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