Groundbreaking ceremony with mayor Friday, free community event Saturday
Orlando, Fla., April 6, 2021— Renowned Orlando-based master plan community developer, Reader Communities, announces their Grand Opening celebration of the Rivington community which will take place on Saturday April 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 660 Kimber Lane in DeBary, Fla. Model home tours will be offered from the community’s three homebuilders – Dream Finders Homes, K. Hovnanian® Homes and M/I Homes. Over 50 of the 700 homes are under contract at the amenity-rich community and are priced from the $200s to $500s.
“We are thrilled to welcome the public to Rivington and debut the model homes so homebuyers can see firsthand this unique community we have taking shape,” said Dean Barberree, president of Reader Communities. “The response to Rivington has been exciting. The builders are already seeing success in presales which validates what we hoped to accomplish here providing accessibly-priced homes with great amenities like walking paths and open space.”
The family-friendly socially-distanced event is free and open to the public, featuring food trucks, live DJ and prize drawings. The first 300 guests will be treated to food and beverages from food trucks Peru Power, Smoke in the City BBQ and The Big Cheese Truck. Prize drawings for potential homebuyers include a $500 Lowe’s gift card, an Annual Family Pass to the Central Florida Zoo and local gift cards.
Three model homes will be open and available for tours. COVID safety measures will be in place throughout the entire event and attendees will be able to socially distance. Guests will be required to wear masks while inside the model homes.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Rivington amenity pavilion and pool is set for Friday, April 9 at 11am. Speakers will include DeBary Mayor Karen Chasez, Reader Communities president Dean Barberree, vice presidents Jeffrey Reader and Kimberly Locher. A tour of the new furnished models will follow. All media are welcome.
The first phase of development at Rivington began in December 2019 and includes 300 single-family homes and townhomes by builders Dream Finders Homes, K. Hovnanian Homes and M/I Homes. The community features a mix of conventional and alley-served homes priced from the $200s to $500s, with townhomes approximately 1,500 square feet in size and single-family homes ranging up to approximately 3,000 square feet, many with ground floor owners’ suites. The homes will be designed with aspects of traditional and contemporary architecture to reflect the heritage and future of the area.
Rivington is the first master-planned residential community of several planned by Hillwood Communities and Reader Communities in the Southeast U.S.
Rivington is located in DeBary, Fla adjacent to the St. Johns River, west of U.S. 17-92 and south of Konomac Lake. The 296-acre master-planned community will consist of 700 homes, a mix of new-build townhomes and single-family homes ranging from two to six bedrooms, two to six bathrooms, one to three-car garages and 1,276 to 3,833 square feet. Rivington will feature a resort-style pool, indoor/outdoor amenity pavilion, playground, neighborhood pocket parks and 10 miles of walking paths, trails and sidewalks. The community is just a quarter mile from the DeBary SunRail station and a short drive to Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Gemini Springs State Park and River City Nature Park. Rivington is being developed by Reader Communities and Hillwood Communities. Home sales are underway. For more information, visit the community website at www.liveatriv.com/
Hillwood, a Perot company, is a premier commercial and residential real estate developer, investor and owner of properties throughout North America and Europe. With a diverse portfolio of properties and home to many of the world’s leading companies, Hillwood is committed to bringing long-term value to its customers, partners and the communities they serve.
Through its Communities division, Hillwood has delivered more than 29,000 single-family lots in 90 master-planned communities across 13 states and two countries. These communities continue to raise the bar in terms of quality, innovation, and the unmistakable sense of community that sets each property apart. In addition to owning and managing its own developments, Hillwood Communities also invests with other developers who have compatible philosophies and experience creating residential communities. For more information, please visit www.hillwoodcommunities.com.
About Reader Communities
With offices in Orlando and Raleigh, Reader Communities is a master-planned community development firm specializing in the acquisition, entitlement, development and disposition of mixed-use and residential land assets. Reader Communities was founded in 2011 as a successor to the land division of Charlotte, N.C.-based Crosland. In the last ten years, Reader Communities has developed more than 4,000 residential lots across the Southeast in both primary and active-adult communities totaling more than $300 million. Reader has actively managed land assets on behalf of a number of institutional funds and has provided advisory and consulting services nationally. The company’s specific focus is to organize the structure and placement of the horizontal development program to maximize the vertical opportunities within each project. For more information, please visit www.readercommunities.com.