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Highland Homes Opens Phase II at Oakford Estates

Oakford Estates is quality community by Highland Homes, and the recently released Phase II has exactly what homebuyers are searching for in a new home. Most of the success of Phase I in this community is attributed to referrals from current homeowners, which speaks volumes about this extraordinary community in Lakeland, FL.

Lakeland, FL, January 09, 2009 --( Oakford Estates is nestled in “The Highlands” (one of the most coveted areas of Lakeland), and is within minutes of the Polk Parkway which gives you easy access to I-4 and Orlando or Tampa. Recent commercial growth has excited the areas resident’s with the new Highland City Town Center underway. The 100,000 square foot center is now open including a brand new Publix Store with 45,500 square feet. Other retail outlets and restaurants are lining up and will include sit down eateries and professional offices as well.

Oakford Estates Phase II combines stylish comfort with prestigious living and a great location. Oakford Estates Phase II is comprised of 50 acres, featuring 110 single family home-sites. “Sales have been consistent since phase II opened”, says Donna Sims the Sales Counselor for Oakford Estates. We have 25 homes already closed or under construction and 5 available inventory homes.

Floor plans range from 1600 square feet of living space to over 2800. Highland Homes has a variety of plans that will suit any lifestyle. Although buyers can build a smaller home, the trend in Oakford Estates has been over 2000 square feet. With the demand for larger homes in Oakford Estates, Highland Homes designed 2 luxury style homes featuring large, open floor plans with executive style kitchens. The Windermere is 2827 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 car garage, an office, formal living and dining, family room, and a covered lanai area. This home is built as a ready-to-own home on a nice large homesite with beautiful views.

The Whitney is another luxury plan developed specifically for Oakford Estates and features 2738 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 car garage, formal area and a family room with luxury bath in the master suite and covered lanai. Also built as a ready-to-own home on a gorgeous home site, this home is as appealing from the outside as the interior.

The interior features for all their floor plans in Oakford Estates include hard surface counter tops with under mount sink, wood stained cabinets with hidden hinges, built-in microwave, smooth top, self cleaning range, ceiling fans in most rooms, ceramic tile flooring in all wet areas, various paint colors, and ceiling details to accent specific rooms.

Other features you’ll find in these executive style homes will be evident as you drive through the community, such as a fully sodded home site with landscape package, St. Augustine sod, irrigation system, 30-year, architectural shingles and steel paneled, overhead garage door. Not to mention the Garage coach lights to complete the exterior features.

The exterior elevations present exciting design features with picturesque windows, entry columns, stucco banding, and other architectural details. When you tour the model you’ll notice the Flo Crete material used for porches on covered lanai areas. This overlay on exterior floors gives you a nice, finished look and presents a home of style and luxury.

Oakford Estates Phase II is a Highland Homes Community conveniently located in Southeast Lakeland. The sales and information center is located at 5532 Fischer Drive just off Clubhouse Road, between Highway 98 and Lakeland Highlands Road.

The sales center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Contact Donna Sims at 863-709-8192, 813-267-1699 or

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