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Where to Spend a 3-Day Weekend

2/15/2018 12:00:00 AM


You don’t have to go far to have a fun-filled three-day weekend! Why not get out of town this spring? FishHawk Ranch's location makes it perfect for easy access to some of Florida’s best vacation spots - and even the rest of the southeast! Here are some of our residents’ favorite places to take a long weekend vacation.



Rock Out at These Great Venues This Summer!

2/11/2018 12:00:00 AM


There's nothing better than live music, sunshine and good friends. Get your music on this concert season at these Tampa Bay venues.


Top 10 Pieces of Advice From “99 Retirement Tips From Ken Fisher”

1/24/2018 12:00:00 AM


No matter your age, it’s never too early (or too late!) to think about retirement. Here are some of our favorite tips from Ken Fisher’s 99 Tips for Retirement. Fisher is the Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Fisher Investments. He has four best selling books as well as columns and commentary in USA Today and the Financial Times.


The Sweetest Spots to Spend Valentine's Day in FishHawk Ranch

1/22/2018 12:00:00 AM


Not sure what to plan with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry! FishHawk Ranch has all the perfect spots right within the community where you can spend time with your Valentine. Here are a few of our favorite community spots and ideas for Valentine’s Day.


FishHawk Ranch’s Top 5 Best Breakfast Spots

1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM


If you’re anything like us, you love a good cup of java in the morning, along with a delicious breakfast. FishHawk Ranch just happens to be located near some of the best coffee shops, breakfast spots, and brunch restaurants.


Tampa's Gentle Giants

12/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Looking for a fun way to spend a winter afternoon? Visit the Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach, about thirty minutes away from FishHawk Ranch.


Tampa Bay Holiday Happenings

12/1/2017 12:00:00 AM


FishHawk Ranch is truly the perfect place to live if you want to be surrounded by opportunities for fun, festivals, and more. FishHawk Ranch is about 30 minutes to downtown Tampa, approximately 60 minutes to downtown Sarasota, and just over 90 minutes to downtown Orlando, meaning there are so many holiday attractions to visit! Here’s a brief calendar of our favorite holiday events!


Staying Fit at FishHawk

11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM


Whether you love running through beautifully wooded trails or prefer indoor gyms with a great view, FishHawk Ranch has the perfect way for you to stay fit. Plus, with our beautiful Florida weather, you can stay active all year round.


Enjoying Fall at Glen Cross Park

11/13/2017 12:00:00 AM


FishHawk Ranch is a community with miles of open spaces, parks, trails and sports fields to enjoy the great outdoors. That’s a good thing, considering the Tampa area enjoys nearly 250 days of sunshine each year! One popular outdoor spot is Glen Cross Park.


ICI Homes Featured as a Pet-Friendly Builder

11/7/2017 12:00:00 AM


Every builder takes you and your children’s needs into account with their floor plans - but what about your fur babies? ICI Homes has some answers. 


Attention History Buffs and Art Lovers

10/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

Tampa Museum of Art

For history buffs and art lovers, Tampa Bay is a cultural jewel. The region is home to several nationally recognized museums. Whether you’re a newcomer or a native, these treasures are worth visiting.

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Animal Theme Parks

10/10/2017 12:00:00 AM


Animal lovers have a whole lot of places in Central Florida to see furry, four-legged critters. The Tampa Bay and Orlando areas are chock full of animal adventures for young and old. Here are some of our favorites.

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Meet the Principals

9/6/2017 12:00:00 AM


There’s a lot to be proud of when you live in FishHawk Ranch. When it comes to education, the public schools within our community are at the top of the class in the highly regarded Hillsborough County School District. 


Local Theme Park Halloween Events

9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Halloween lovers have plenty to enjoy right here in Tampa Bay.  Whether you want to be scared out of your gourd, or are looking for a festive event suitable for younger goblins, the area has plenty to choose from.

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Great Places to Volunteer

8/28/2017 12:00:00 AM

Great Places to Volunteer

If serving others is the rent you pay for being on Earth, then Tampa Bay is a indeed a good place to pay down that debt. There are abundant opportunities to volunteer throughout the region, and some are close to home.

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7 Reasons Why Buying a New Home Makes Sense

8/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

Why buy new? Here are 7 good reasons.

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Some of America's Best Beaches are Close to Home

8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM

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You don't have to travel far to enjoy some of the best beaches in the United States. Three of the country's top 10 beaches are right here in the Sunshine State, and two of them are just a short car ride away.

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Festival Fun for Everyone!

8/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

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With our year-round tropical climate, it’s no wonder that Tampa Bay hosts a plethora of events and festivals year round. From uniquely Tampa events such as Gasparilla to foodie fests, you’re sure to find a festival that suits your fancy.

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Newsome Marching Band

7/31/2017 12:00:00 AM

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The new school year often means Friday night football games. But for members of the Newsome High School Marching Band and Color Guard, music and marching often fill the entire weekend.

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Hometown School Spirit

7/28/2017 12:00:00 AM


Students and parents at Newsome High School have plenty to be proud of.  Not only does the state consistently rank Newsome as as "A" school for academics, when it comes to athetics, it's teams are highly competitive.

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Building Tips

7/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

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FishHawk Ranch has some of the finest builders in the country to help guide residents when building their perfect home.

Tags: FishHawk Ranch,New Construction

Cool Things to Do in Tampa

7/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

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One of the best parts of living in FishHawk Ranch is the community's close proximity to Tampa.

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Hail to the Buccaneers!

7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

Hail to the Buccaneers!

Football season is almost here!  That means Sunday's here in Tampa Bay will be spent cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Tags: Sports

Open Floor Plans: The Way We Live Today

7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

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As you plan your new home, one of the most important decisions is selecting the floor plan. Like many buyers, you may be considering a floor plan that's not available for tour as a model home. If so, there are several simple tips that will have you reading a two-dimensional floor plan like a pro.

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Tips for Running in Florida

7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

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One of the many things people love about FishHawk Ranch is the active lifestyle! With 25 miles of trails, running is a favorite for many of our residents. Stop by, and you’re almost sure to see someone jogging in the neighborhood.

Tags: Outdoor Activities

Why Newland Communities?

7/18/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Anyone shopping for a new home today is facing a far more complex decision than even a decade ago. You have to consider home values, your work location, and availability of much-needed amenities. You also have to consider your own needs and wish list.

Newland Communities has specialized in creating attractive communities for more than four decades. It has developments throughout the United States, including FishHawk Ranch, as well as communities in 13 other states.


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Taking the Mystery out of Building a Home: New Build Glossary of Terms

7/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

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You’ve scouted the perfect neighborhood, found a development you and your family will love, and are ready to build the home of your dreams. But do you know the difference between a change order and a punch list? And what the heck is an elevation? As a new home buyer, you may be bombarded with a whole slew of building and design terms. FishHawk Ranch is here to help take the mystery out of your new build.

Tags: New Homes,Tips

Encore Life

6/27/2017 12:00:00 AM


Realtors are known for being some of the most discerning homebuyers.  When long-time homebuilding executive-turned-real estate agent Bob Jesski and his wife, Leslie, started looking for a new home they had three requirements: it needed to be in a convenient location, be close to their adult children and grandchildren and have upscale design features.

Tags: Age-restricted

Top 5 Resident Favorites

6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM

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There's no shortage of things to do in FishHawk Ranch adn the surrounding community. To help you choose, we've selected some of our favorite restaurants and locations.

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Top Reasons to Move to Florida

6/18/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Most people who live in Florida consider the Sunshine State a little slice of paradise. With a lower cost of living, affordable housing and miles and miles of water and beaches, it’s no wonder Florida is consistently a top pick for re-location.

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Top 5 Amenities in FishHawk Ranch

6/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

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It's easy to see why so many residents fall in love with FishHawk Ranch. It starts with finding just the right home, designed by some of the industry's top builders. Then it's the intimate neighborhoods that make you feel welcome. And finally, its FishHawk Ranch's outstanding amenities that have become the focal points of our tight-knit community.

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Why Buy New

6/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

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 Size matters when it comes to home building.  According to research from the National Association of Home Buyers, size and room layout/design are the top two reasons buyers purchase their home, followed by price and neighborhood.

Tags: New Homes

We're in a Major League Market

6/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Living in FishHawk Ranch gives you home field advantage to enjoy the area's professional sports teams. With five professional sports teams, Tampa is definitely on the sporting map, not to mention that the region hosts baseball Spring Training for a number of Major League Baseball teams.  The city will soon play host to two of the sports world's biggest games, and for regular season action, it's just a short drive to watch our professional teams play in person.

Tags: Sports

Back to School Tips

6/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Before you know it, summer vacation will be over and kids will be headed back to class.  While the beginning of the school year is usually filled with excitement and anticipation, it's important to plan ahead to make the transition from summer to school as seamless as possible.

Tags: Stowers Elementary School,Barrington Middle School,Newsome High School

Tips to Downsize

6/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Whether the kids are grown and living on their own, or you've just decided to live a simpler, more maintenance-free lifestyle, downsizing can be challenging.  It's hard to let go of certain items that have been with you for years.  But with a new perspective, letting go of some of our possessions will make moving into your new home an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Low-maintenance

We're the #7 Suburb in Florida

6/9/2017 12:00:00 AM


FishHawk Ranch ranked #7 for the state of Florida! With first-class schools, an abundance of amenities and proximity to Florida's top cities, it's no surprise that FishHawk Ranch was ranked one of the top 10 communities in Florida. 

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Hillsborough County’s First VA Outpatient Clinic Coming to SouthShore

6/9/2017 12:00:00 AM


FishHawk Ranch veterans will no longer need to travel to Tampa or Sarasota to receive care. A  community-based outpatient clinic will be opening near the corner of U.S. 301 and Summerfield Crossing Boulevard, scheduled to be complete in spring 2019.

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Florida Gardening Trends

6/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Nothing frames a home better than a beautifully landscaped garden, and many of your FishHawk Ranch neighbors have quite the green thumb.

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School's Out, Summer Fun is In

6/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

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When school is out, it can be easy for summer boredom to set in. But you can help your kids have an unforgettable summer without breaking your budget.  From the splash pads to the pools and beyond, FishHawk Ranch has plenty to do right in the neighborhood.

Tags: Outdoor Activities

FishHawk Rocks

6/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

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The country's latest craze has made its way to FishHawk Ranch.  If you've taken a stroll around the community over the past few months, you may have caught on to the fun phenomenon of colorfully painted rocks strategically hidden near planters, under and on top of benches, and in a host of other places.

Tags: Outdoor fun

Stowers Elementary Clap Out

6/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

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 Where does the time go?  It's hard to believe but Stower's Elementary School's first class of fifth graders are now high school graduates.

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Life in Encore

6/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

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When you live at Encore at FishHawk Ranch, you'll never be bored!  This active, age-qualified community has something for everyone.

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Unforgettable Camp Experiences

6/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

At FishHawk Ranch, you don't have to travel far to send your kids to summer camp when there's a myriad of options nearby for children of all ages.

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Newland Communities' Building Partners Earn 13 Awards in 2017 Tampa Bay Parade of Homes

5/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

Builders in Newland Communities’ four Tampa Bay master-planned communities, Bexley, FishHawk Ranch, Waterset and MiraBay, were recognized at the 2017 Parade of Homes, presented by the Tampa Bay Builders Association. The recently opened Bexley community in Pasco County received the most awards of any community in the Parade, including a coveted Best in Class award as well as several Grand Awards. Models at this year’s Parade of Homes were judged on select criteria including architectural detail, floor plan, master suite, kitchen and overall curb appeal.

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Keeping Your Pet Safe During the Dog Days of Summer

5/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Summertime is family time and that should include your pets. Since fur coats are not optional for our furry companions, we have to take precautions to keep our four-legged friends cool when temperatures are hot. Here are 7 ways to keep your pet safe when temperatures soar.

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FishHawk Ranch to Welcome The Goddard School

5/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

FishHawk Ranch will be home to The Goddard School, a proven early childhood development program for children ages six weeks through pre-kindergarten.  The school's 10,000 square-foot, state of the art building is currently being constructed at 14106 Spector Road in Lithia.

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5 Tips for Running a Home-based Business

5/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

Working from home offers an exciting opportunity to be your own boss in the comfort of your new nest. If you dream of a toll-free commute that only requires a trip down the hall (pajamas optional), then here are a few pointers to get you set up.

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20th Annual FishHawk Ranch Road Race

5/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

The 20th Annual FishHawk Ranch Road Race provided more than $20,000 in donations to schools in the area, as well as a deserving scholarship recipient. 

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Throw a Virtual Garage Sale!

12/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

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You know what they say…”one man’s treasure is another one’s, well, old tennis racket.” And when better to avail oneself of their less-than-loved treasures than a big move. Luckily, there's a huge market for second-hand items online. From iPhones to espadrilles, there's an digital marketplace ideal for all your gently-used stuff.



Tags: Moving Tips,Home Tips

FishHawk HealthPark Open for Business

7/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

FishHawk HealthPark Open for Business New medical building 100% leased FishHawk HealthPark, a new medical complex featuring physicians and dental offices, has opened at the corner of FishHawk Boulevard and Skytop Drive, next to the Village Center.


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Moving with Kids

7/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Every year, more than 13 million children must pack up their things and say goodbye to their friends, schools and communities as they move to new homes across town, across country, or even overseas.


To request a copy of the Moving with Kids book please send an email to

Tags: FishHawk Ranch,Moving with kids,Moving Tips

Food Truck Rally

7/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally and the FishHawk Ranch Homeowners Association have joined forces to bring Food Trucks to the Osprey Club every quarter.

Tags: Newland Communities,FishHawk Ranch,Food Trucks

FishHawk Ranch Players Return from Baseball Pilgrimage

7/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

For baseball players, both young and young at heart, there’s no place like Cooperstown, New York. It’s the mecca of the sport; home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, where the likes of Ty Cobb, Yogi Berra, Hank Aaron and Johnny Bench are enshrined.

Tags: Newland Communities,Youth Sports

Beach Camping For All Seasons at Fort De Soto Park

6/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Here in Tampa Bay, we’re blessed to enjoy a host of year round outdoor activities. That includes great places to pitch a tent on the beach and be one with Nature.

Tags: Best Beaches,Camping,Outdoor Activities

FishHawk Ranch Resident Running for Honorary Mayor

6/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Brandon doesn’t have an official mayor. In fact, it’s an unincorporated area of Hillsborough County. But each summer, local philanthropists vie for the chance to be Brandon’s Honorary Mayor. This year, FishHawk Ranch resident and local realtor, George Shea, is in the running. The Honorary Mayor’s race started 60 years ago by the Community Roundtable as a way to raise funds for local non-profit organizations.

Tags: Newland Communities,Honorary Mayor,Residents

Julestarz Academy for the Performing Arts Welcomes Expansion

6/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Today, Julie Kenny and her staff at Julestarz Academy share their love of performing for a new generation of FishHawk Ranch residents. The studio, which offers children’s classes in dance, music and theater, has been a part of the FishHawk Ranch community for more than 10 years.

Tags: Julestarz,Dance

7 Reasons Why Buying a New Home Makes Sense

6/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Weighing the ups and downs of a resale home vs. a new home? Here are 7 reasons you might want to choose new.

Tags: New Homes,Home Tips

Concerts for a Cause

6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

FishHawk Ranch is gearing up for another Concert for a Cause season. This year all donations will benefit local non-profit organization Seeds of Hope, and will also have a funds matching for Newsome High School Marching Band’s March to Macy.

Tags: Concerts for a Cause,Newsome High School,Seeds of Hope,Fall Festival,Waterset,Central Park

5 Ways to Sell Your Home Faster

6/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Moving is exciting, but it’s also work. Here are 5 tips from to make your transition a happy one.

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Longtime FishHawk Ranch Residents Find Encore a Perfect Fit

5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sue Soto has been in love with her home in the Eagle Ridge neighborhood since the moment she stepped through the door 16 years ago. The couple raised their children in Eagle Ridge, and have made lifetime memories in their home. But with their children now grown, much of the couple’s 4,500 square-foot home goes unused. When the couple heard about Encore at FishHawk Ranch, the newly developed age-qualified community for residents 55 and over, they knew they found exactly what they were looking for.

Tags: 55+ Community,Downsizing,Encore by David Weekley,Residents

David Weekley Homes Earns Top Honors for Encore at FishHawk Ranch

5/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

The latest community within FishHawk Ranch has sure got people talking. Just a few months after opening Encore at FishHawk Ranch, builder David Weekly Homes has been earned one of the most prestigious home building awards in Tampa Bay.

Tags: Newland Communities,Encore by David Weekley,2016 Parade of Homes

Moving to Tampa? You’re Not Alone

5/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Summertime always seems like prime time to move, and according to, not only is Summer 2016 shaping up to be one of the busiest moving seasons in recent memory, but Tampa is the top moving destination.

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Protecting Your Fur Babies During a Move

5/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

There’s no doubt about it – our pets are members of our families. Whether your partial to cats or dogs, moving with your fur babies isn’t always easy. But with a few simple steps, you can improve the journey to your new home for both you and your animals.

Tags: Moving Tips,Pets

Seeds of Hope

5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Seeds of Hope is a Lithia Based Non-Profit Organization that directly benefits those in need.

Tags: Newland Communities,Seeds of Hope

Military Families find "Pocket of Paradise"

5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

When Julie received the news that her military family had to leave Georgia and move to Florida, she was not at all thrilled. However, once she got to Tampa, she quickly changed her mind. Read more to find out why Julie now calls FishHawk Ranch her own “pocket of paradise.”

Tags: Newland Communities,Military,Residents

Relay for Life

4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

With over $160,000 raised for Relay for Life in 2016, the Lithia event continues to grow and gain supporters. This year’s theme was “Let’s Make Cancer a Thing of the Past” and with 48 teams and 905 participants it was an event to remember.

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Build A Burger- Tell A Tale!

4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

In April, residents and staff got together, gathered around the fire pit, and built one of a kind burger stacks while telling some tall and some true tales in a fun get-to-know you game.

Tags: Encore by David Weekley,FishHawk Ranch

Top 10 Photo Spots in FishHawk Ranch

4/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

FishHawk Ranch has over 1,300 acres of restored and preserved wetlands, numerous pocket parks throughout the community and over 25 miles of trails, providing scenic backdrops, perfect for capturing life’s moments.  Create wonderful memories of your child’s senior prom, your daughter’s wedding day, or your annual family photo right in your own backyard.

Tags: Photo Spots,#FishHawkRanch

Checklist: Prepping and Staging Your Home for Sale

4/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Of course you want your home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Here’s a rundown of friendly reminders on prepping your house into a welcoming and marketable home.

Tags: Selling Your Home

Meet the Encore Lifestyle Director!

4/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Encore Lifestyle Director Whether it’s a spirited game of bocce or pickle ball, wine tastings around the fire pit, sunrise yoga on the great lawn or card games in The Oasis Game Room, Encore’s exclusive Lifestyle Director, Sandy Acevedo, has a calendar of events ready to enhance your fun day-to-day activities!

Tags: Encore by David Weekley,Lifestyle Director,Newland Communities

FishHawk Ranch Named One of Best Places to Raise a Family

4/12/2016 12:00:00 AM, a research site that helps people choose schools and neighborhoods, has ranked FishHawk Ranch Number Two in its list of the top places to raise a family in Florida. The website considered key factors such as the cost of living, public schools, family amenities, safety and the strength of the local real estate market in its rankings, among other criteria.

Tags: Newland Communities,FishHawk Ranch

Tampa’s Restaurant Scene Dishes Up Variety

4/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

If your idea of a great evening out includes a delicious gourmet meal, you’ll have plenty of options in Tampa. The city’s food scene has a solid reputation with established, award winning locations such as Bern’s Steakhouse, Mise En Place and The Columbia, along with relative newcomers like Datz, Ulele and Rooster and the Till.

Tags: Tampa Bay,Dining

Residents Grow with the Community

3/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Daniela P. and her family have been living in FishHawk Ranch since 2004.  Over the last decade, her family has grown right along with the community – and they love it just as much today as they did the day they moved in.

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Tampa’s Craft Beer Culture Can’t Be Beat

3/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Beer lovers have plenty to love here in Tampa. The city’s craft beer culture has been firmly established over the last few years, bringing visitors by the droves from all over the world.

Tags: Tampa Bay,Dining

Residents Love the Sense of Community

3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sherley and her family moved from Orlando and love the strong, sense of community in FishHawk Ranch, where they run into familiar faces everywhere they go and have a safe place for their kids to learn and play.    

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Neal Communities Joins Distinguished List of Builders at FishHawk Ranch

3/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Newland Communities is pleased to welcome Neal Communities, one of Southwest Florida’s leading homebuilders, to FishHawk Ranch. Neal Communities has broken ground on two villa model homes, and will construct a total of 76 villas in the award-winning, master planned community.

Tags: Neal Communities,villas,low-maintenance

Newsome H.S. Band Headed to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

3/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

The countdown is on for the members of Newsome High School’s marching band and color guard. This Thanksgiving, the group will have the honor of participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In April, 2015, band members learned they were one of only 10 marching groups selected for the honor, and the only one from Florida.

Tags: Newsome High School,Schools

Newland Communities to Take Part in 2016 Parade of Homes

3/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

When the 2016 Parade of Homes takes place throughout Tampa, visitors will have the opportunity to visit model homes in Newland Communities’ three outstanding developments. Select model homes in FishHawk Ranch, MiraBay and Waterset will be on display during the annual event which is sponsored by the Tampa Bay Builders’ Association and will take place March 5- 13, 2016.

Tags: Parade of Homes,Showcase Home,FishHawk Ranch,Newland Communities

FishHawk Ranch Donations Help Local Families

3/1/2016 12:00:00 AM


They say that ‘charity begins at home’, and residents in FishHawk Ranch that phrase seriously.

Tags: Toys for Tots,Dress for Success

19th Annual FishHawk Ranch Road Race Raises More Than $18,000 for Area Youth

2/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Six local schools will receive a total of $18,000 thanks to the hard work and determination of runners who participated in the 19th Annual FishHawk Ranch Road Race.  Bevis Elementary, FishHawk Creek Elementary, Stowers Elementary, Barrington Middle, Randall Middle and Newsome High schools will each receive $2,827 to be used for educational enhancements.

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Downsizing Done Right

2/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Whether the kids are grown and living on their own, or you’ve just decided to live a simpler, more maintenance-free lifestyle, downsizing can be challenging. It’s hard to let go of certain items that have been with you for years. But with a new perspective, letting go of some of your possessions will make moving into your new home an enjoyable experiences.

Tags: Downsizing,Newland Communities

Top 10 reasons to love FishHawk Ranch

2/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Whether they've lived here a few months or many years, our FishHawk Ranch families take full advantage of all of the wonderful amenities, parks, and activities that the community has to offer. Here are some of their favorites!

Tags: Newland Communities,FishHawk Ranch

Golfers Tee up for Tampa’s Top Courses

2/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Florida has no shortage of golf courses. In fact, more than 40 million rounds of golf are played in the state each year. And Tampa has its share of exceptional courses, both public and private.

Tags: Newland Communities,Golfing

FishHawk Ranch Park Named After Community Founder

2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

FishHawk Ranch families enjoy many parks within the community. The latest one, named after FishHawk Ranch founder, Glen Cross, provides an open field for pick up games, benches and a fenced grass gazebo.

Tags: Glen Cross Park,New Parks

Why Newland: Planning Begins and Ends With People

2/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

How people live is forever changing and evolving, making the big decision to purchase a new home more complex than ever. For more than four decades Newland has been creating communities all across the country that have become home to hundreds of thousands of families.

Tags: Newland Communities,Residents

David Weekley Launches Encore Homes for 55+ Buyers

1/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, is excited to announce its launch into the active adult market with Encore by David Weekley Homes at FishHawk Ranch, a Newland Community. Located in master-planned FishHawk Ranch southeast of Tampa in Lithia, FL, the age-restricted Encore features one-story homes and The Oasis, a 5,000-square foot amenity center developed by Weekley Homes. Encore is the first age-qualified community for the builder.

Tags: David Weekley,55+ Community,Age Restricted,Newland Communities

Newland Communities Welcomes Pulte Homes to FishHawk Ranch

1/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Newland Communities is pleased to introduce Pulte Homes to its lineup of award-winning builders in FishHawk Ranch. Pulte Homes, one the country’s largest homebuilders, will offer consumer-inspired home designs within FishHawk Ranch’s master-planned community. Two model homes will be unveiled in the community in early 2016.

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Farmer Pete recalls circus past at FishHawk Market Day

1/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

The first Sunday of the year the Farmers Market in Park Square at FishHawk Ranch was canceled due to early morning rain — but one vendor didn’t get the memo.  That would be Pete Wood, who by his account transports produce fresh from his 17-acre farm on Tucker Jones Road in Ruskin to “27 retirement home parks a week and 20 farmers markets a month.”


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Clearwater Beach Earns Best Beach Honors

1/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Here’s another reason to love living in Tampa Bay: TripAdvisor has ranked nearby Clearwater Beach Number One in its 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Best Beach in the United States.

Tags: Best Beaches,Tampa Bay

Military moving tips!

12/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

Each Year, over 200,000 military moves are scheduled. We want to make moving as stress free as possible for you, and we hope these 21 moving tips from other military families will help.

Tags: FishHawk Ranch,Military,Moving Tips

Families of all kinds love FishHawk Ranch

12/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

Each year, one in five families who purchase a new home in FishHawk Ranch is already living somewhere in the community. Whether they’re moving into a larger home to accommodate their growing family, or downsizing because they just don’t need the space, one thing remains true – they want FishHawk Ranch to be “home”.

Tags: Residents,Newland Communities

Let's hear it from the kids!

12/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

Whether they lived here a few months, a few years, or their entire lives, the kids in FishHawk Ranch have lots of things they love!

Tags: Kids,FishHawk Ranch

Newland Communities Earns Developer of the Year

12/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

With more than four decades of experience, Newland Communities commitment to green and sustainable development has rightfully earned the honors of representing Green Home Builder magazine’s Developer of the Year.

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FishHawk Ranch and Waterset Concerts for a Cause Series Nets Thousands in Donations and Meals

11/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Hundreds of concertgoers who attended this season’s Concerts for a Cause series at FishHawk Ranch and Waterset, helped make a difference in the fight against hunger in our community.

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FishHawk Ranch and ICI Homes Chosen for 2016 Tampa Bay Builders Association Showcase Home

11/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Newland Communities and ICI Homes are honored to be selected to build the 2016 Tampa Bay Builders Association’s Parade of Homes Showcase Home. Representatives broke ground recently on an exclusively-designed model home in FishHawk Ranch, which will be the focal point of the annual event to be held March 5 – 13, 2016.

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For one resident, FishHawk Ranch is a dream come true

11/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

 As a community, we were deeply touched by Melanie's story, and deeply honored that she chose FishHawk Ranch to raise her boys and honor her late husband's wishes to make their home here.  Today, she continues to inspire us to pay it forward, through her charitable organization Operation Lotus.

Tags: Newland Communities

Money Magazine Taps Tampa for Top Honors

8/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

The folks at Money magazine have recognized Tampa in its annual list of the Best Cities in the United States. The magazine ranked Tampa as the Best Large City in the Southeast.

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Eaton Realty, LLC & Julestarz Academy for the Performing Arts plan new locations

8/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Two well-established FishHawk Ranch businesses located in Park Square have broken ground on new facilities. Julestarz Academy for the Performing Arts and Eaton Realty, LLC will construct new, stand-alone buildings.

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Mountain Biking

6/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Mountain Bike enthusiasts don’t have to search too far from FishHawk Ranch to enjoy the thrill of the sport. The Tampa area has some of the most single-track bike track locations in the state, and some of the most popular are just minutes from your doorstep.

Tags: Alafia State Park,SWAMP,Fitness,Outdoor Activities,Mountain Biking

The Benefits of Home Ownership

6/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

There’s no place like home, and the benefits of home ownership can go well beyond a place to live. From achieving your financial goals to contributing to the local economy, and establishing deeper roots in the community, homeownership can have far-reaching impacts.

Tags: FishHawk Ranch,Homeowner

FishHawk Ranch Schools Earn Hillsborough County Council PTA/PTSA Honors

6/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Four schools in the FishHawk Ranch community have earned end-of-the-year awards from the Hillsborough County Council PTA/PTSA, including Principal of the Year for Newsome High School’s Carla Bruning. FishHawk Ranch is home to six top-rate schools that are located either within the community or close by, including three elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.


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Newland Communities Takes Home 2015 Parade of Homes Honors

5/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

 Durango by Ashton Woods

Newland Communities, developer of FishHawk Ranch, Waterset and MiraBay, received a total of 10 awards in the 2015 Parade of Homes, presented by the Tampa Bay Builders Association. Waterset, FishHawk Ranch and MiraBay were each honored with a Grand Award, while FishHawk Ranch and Waterset also received seven Merit Awards.


Tags: Parade of Homes,Newland Communities

FishHawk HealthPark Breaks Ground in FishHawk Ranch Community

5/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

FishHawk HealthPark Breaks Ground in FishHawk Ranch Community

Representatives from Newland Communities, developers of FishHawk Ranch, Optimal Outcomes and Precise Construction broke ground on a new medical building in the FishHawk Ranch community on Thursday, May 7, 2015. When completed, the garden-style, 22,600 square-foot FishHawk HealthPark will offer a wide range of medical services, including multi-specialty physician and dental offices. Additionally, a local business, Rejuvenation Spa, will relocate and expand its services to include a day spa.

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10-Step Guide to Buying a New Home

5/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

Why over complicate perhaps the most exciting purchase of your life? Streamline your home purchase with 10 steps designed to make buying your dream home both simpler and straightforward. From choosing a real estate professional to guide you in the process to making an offer and closing on your home!

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Ryland Homes Introduces New Low-Maintenance Townhomes at FishHawk Ranch

4/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

Homebuyers looking for low-maintenance living now have a new option. Ryland Homes, one of the nation’s fastest growing homebuilders is now offering two-story townhomes at FishHawk Ranch.

Tags: Townhomes,Low-Maintenance

FishHawk Ranch Becomes the Largest Community in Tampa and the First in Hillsborough County to be a certified “Green” Development

3/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Sustainable development may feel like a new concept to some, but at FishHawk Ranch, environmentally responsible development has been an essential component of the master planned community since its creation more than 10 years ago.  And, today, Newland Communities is proud to announce that FishHawk Ranch has been officially certified as a green development by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), making it the largest community in Tampa, and the first residential community in Hillsborough County to receive this designation.

Tags: FGBC,Green Building


1/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

They say you’re only as young as you feel. That’s an expression that isn’t lost on one group of FishHawk Ranch residents. They call themselves OWLS - which stands for Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors. This group of aged 50+ residents meet up at least once a month for friendship, fun, and conversation.

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Marci's Bootcamp

1/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

At FishHawk Ranch, neighbors help neighbors. Resident Marci Hollman assists her fellow community members by making them sweat. For nearly a year, Marci has been leading daily fitness boot camps put on by Inspired Mobile Fitness at the Starling Clubhouse, and offering personal training to her fellow residents.

Tags: Bootcamp,Fitness,Personal trainer

FishHawk Ranch Lake House Named Top Recreational Facility for Design Excellence

8/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

The FishHawk Ranch Lake House recently received the prestigious 2014 Grand Aurora Award from the Southeast Builders Conference.

Tags: Lake House,Newland Communities,Grand Aurora Award

FishHawk Road Runners

1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM


With over 25 miles of trails in their community, it’s no surprise that FishHawk residents love to run. In 2006, the FishHawk Road Runners Club was established as a social club for residents who run.




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