The Full Story
If there are two attributes that define Horizon West, it would be convenience and growth. These two characteristics can especially be seen in Horizon West’s most recent village, Village I. The final community in the Horizon West master plan, Village I will not only be the southernmost village, but also the most connected. A new extension to Western Way created pathways to 429, 192, World Drive, I-4 and 417. This draws upon already existing accessibility of Horizon West as a whole, which offers proximity to all of Central Florida’s most popular attractions as well as little known mom and pop shops and restaurants.
Although ground has not yet been broken on Village I, exciting plans are already being made for the neighborhoods that will be built within it’s borders. Encore at Ovation is one community that will be offering what will undoubtedly be some of the most desirable homes in Winter Garden. A total of 432 plots will be separated into two distinct categories: the Bungalow Collection and the Cottage Collection.
The Bungalow Collection will be characterized by four different floor plans including alley loaded garages, that will range from 1,602 to 2,781 square feet and prices will begin in the low $300ks.The Cottage Collection will include six slightly larger floor plans; one and two story homes that will range from 1,857 to 3,611 square feet and will begin selling at the mid $300ks. The Encore at Ovation is also considering a phase of townhomes in the future but have not released any information as of yet.
Encore at Ovation prides itself on the flexibility of their floorplans, especially as Work From Home becomes a permanent part of our lives. Most floor plans include what's called a “Flex Room”, that can be used as either a home office, a classroom for little ones learning from home, a home workout space, or even a craft studio for any hobbies you may have picked up in lockdown! Floor plans at Ovation also emphasize flexibility in the openness of the architecture with open plan kitchens that overlook living areas, owner’s suites inspired by spas, spacious lanais. Ovation homes are all 100% Energy Star certified and undergo third party testing to ensure energy efficiency, meaning each home has the potential to save you hundreds every year on utilities. In fact, Encore at Ovation homes on average will save you 30% on your annual utility bills. And convenience is key at Encore, as lawn care is included with the price of HOA fees.
The community will feature a fitness center as well as an outdoor gathering area with shaded seating and picnic tables. Plans have been made for a bocce ball court and a built in corn hole game. The resort style pool and outdoor kitchen means hours of fun for you and your kids. There’s even fun for Fido to have with a grassy dog park! The community’s location means lots of lakeside views that will have you marveling at the natural Floridian beauty. With lawn care being included with the price of the HOA fees, convenience is surely key in Encore at Ovation.
Village I holds close proximity to many several upcoming projects in Horizon West. A.G.’s Market, named after one of the original founders of the Hamlin area, is a 22,000 square foot lakefront venue that will feature several quick service restaurants and will even house a patio specifically meant to view the Disney fireworks. Another hotly anticipated construction project will be the New York Beer Project. This restaurant and brewery will be the first Floridian venture for the New York Beer Project’s owners. Krupski, the pub’s owner, claims that he was taken by how close Horizon West was to Disney property, a testament to the community’s convenience and charm.
Horizon West also offers one of the most quaint and rustic gems of Central Florida with the Winter Garden downtown. Walking down Main Street feels as though you’ve stepped onto the set of a movie about the 1950s. In fact, Winter Garden recently found itself as the filming location for a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio called “The Right Stuff”. Along the main road, you’ll find restaurants, bars, shops, and even an old fashioned theater that hosts movie screenings as well as community theatre productions.
With the formation of Village I, Horizon West will put the final jewel in the crown that is the most picturesque and lovely town in Central Florida. Village I will continue on the legacy that the original creators of Horizon West intended, equal parts convenient and charming, accessible and storied. Yes, this is an exciting time in Central Florida and Horizon West is one of largest hubs for growth. Will you join in on this new adventure?