Waterset – Apollo Beach, Florida

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Project:  Waterset – Apollo Beach, Florida

Development Company: Newland Communities

  • Master-planned community of over 5,000 homes situated on 2,300 acres
  • Miles of hiking, biking trails, fitness center, 32-acre lake, splash pool, parks, playground Town Center, and clubhouse.

Services: Envisioning, brand development, marketing & advertising services, budget development & management, market research, website development, public relations, and customer journey experience.

Brand Story:   How Home Should Feel.  Live the life you’ve always wanted, even if it changes daily. That’s the beauty of Waterset. Some of our residents’ love to be active outdoors. Some love how friends feel like family. But, all of them love that they have the home they’ve always dreamed of.

Marketing Challenge:  The community’s location was a big challenge when it was launched in 2007. Apollo Beach was a sleepy, southern town with a lot of charm, but not much else. In order to attract builders and buyers, we had to promise a more exciting lifestyle for a much more affordable price than communities in Tampa. We worked with the development team to put in the core amenities as soon as possible and developed a robust activity program. Despite the downturn in 2008, the community was able to continue to sell homes at a decent pace and it is now the #1 selling community in the Tampa region.