Neal Communities continues expansion into Hillsborough County with entrance into FishHawk Ranch

Neal Communities (Neal, southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, is continuing its expansion into Hillsborough County, opening two new model homes in Tampa’s FishHawk Ranch community.

Neal Communities made its debut in the Hillsborough County market last year. Since that time, the company experienced a 6-percent growth rate and experienced an exceptional hiring period, adding 22 employees to the team during the last four months of 2015. Recently, the homebuilder brought on 10 sales associates, four builders, three pool builders, a design gallery coordinator and a vice president of construction. Neal Communities currently employs 252 people across all of its companies.

The 76 villas Neal Communities is constructing mark the company’s first entrance into FishHawk Ranch, a 3,000-acre master-planned community. Prospective residents will be able to tour two versatile villa model homes.

The 1,524-square-foot Tidewater model is a split-plan with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den and a two-car garage. The 1,434-square-foot Crystal Sand model is an open-concept plan with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage.

“We can’t wait for homeowners to step foot into our striking Tidewater and Crystal Sand models at FishHawk Ranch,” said Neal Communities Director of Sales Nicole Brooks. “The real sense of community at FishHawk Ranch coupled with its ideal location in Hillsborough County make this community a standout.”

FishHawk Ranch, which offers family-friendly events, a sense of community among homeowners and 25 miles of nature trails, is the first certified green new-home community in Hillsborough County.

The community offers single-family homes, townhomes, luxury homes and homes tailored to people ages 55 and over. Newland Communities, based in San Diego, Calif. is the developer.

About Neal Communities

Neal Communities was named the Professional Builder 2015 “Builder of the Year” and was named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine and voted the “2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida” in a readers’ poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. The company is ranked No. 1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked nationally among the top 50 builders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 10,000 homes in southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding, Fiducia Insurance and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include 44 Parade of Homes 2015 awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit

About FishHawk Ranch

FishHawk Ranch by Newland Communities is a 4,100-acre master-planned community located in southeast Hillsborough County. Recently certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition as the first green community in Hillsborough County, FishHawk Ranch features a variety of amenities including more than 25 miles of nature trails. The community offers paired homes, single-family and custom homes starting at $170,000s to more than $1 million. The FishHawk Ranch Welcome Center and model homes are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call (813) 685-7500 or visit the website at

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