SPRING HILL, Fla. — More homes are coming to Hernando County.
- New housing subdivisions in Hernando County
- County officials say area ready for rapid growth
- D.R. Horton Homes in Hernando
The trend that ramped up last year in more homebuilding will continue throughout 2019.
One of the latest new neighborhoods is Cambridge in the Villages of Avalon in Spring Hill.
"People get a lot of home for their money here," said Anette Economopoulou, a sales agent with D.R. Horton. "We had 78 homes it's a gated community beautiful community and we're down to the very last homes right now we probably have twelve left."
Homes in the new Spring Hill community are selling at a fast pace.
So fast, in fact, the same builder is planning to build in another new community - this time off Cortez Boulevard near Oak Hill Hospital. That community is expected to include close to 1,000 new homes.
"If we continue with the same trend we've had we're probably going to be issuing 100-125 single family permits a month," Economopoulou said. "Which is good."
Hernando County Administrator Leonard Sossamon said he is happy to see the growth, adding more residents will help them keep taxes lower.
"If you have an expanded tax base then without raising taxes you'd increase the revenue stream," he said.
When asked if the county is ready for what comes with so much growth, he said: "I think so if you remember particularly in the 50 area Cortez that's been developed by DOT a few years ago so they've widened that road to accept new traffic."
"Currently under construction of the East Side is a monstorous project that's that whole interchange of 75 and 50," Sossamon added.