Lake Nona Introduces Taylor Morrison to Laureate Park

Friday, April 05th 2013

April 5, 2013; Orlando, Fla. — Lake Nona is pleased to announce the introduction of the newest homebuilder, Taylor Morrison, into its Laureate Park neighborhood. At Laureate Park, Taylor Morrison will offer two distinctive home collections from approximately 2,700 to 5,000 square feet.

“We know that Taylor Morrison will be a wonderful addition to Laureate Park and Lake Nona,” said Rob Adams, vice president of Lake Nona.  “Their nationally recognized, award-winning designs will fit right into our growing neighborhood.”

Taylor Morrison’s well-appointed homes at Laureate Park will be located on some of the community’s larger homesites with wooded views, or cul-de-sacs.  They include several upgraded features including granite kitchens and baths, 42” raised panel cabinets in kitchen, glass front doors, and GE GeoSpring Hybrid hot water heaters.   Construction on their first two model homes began in April, with models projected to open to the public in  June.

“We are very excited to be part of such an incredible community like Lake Nona and look forward to a successful opening,” said Jeff Menzel, vice president of sales and marketing for Taylor Morrison (North Florida Division).

Laureate Park sits within Lake Nona in southeast Orlando, amidst the large and growing employment base known as Lake Nona Medical City, which is home to hospitals, universities and major research institutes.   The community will offer the closest residences to the thousands of jobs at Lake Nona Medical City, giving its residents the shortest commute – residents can bicycle or even walk to work.

Homes at Laureate Park bring an innovative approach to design that respects traditional architectural forms and adds unique modern touches of color and material choices to reflect the sensibilities of today.  Interiors have been designed to meet the needs of modern families and will feature cutting-edge technology.  The neighborhood features front porch-lined streets and parks within a short five-minute walk of every home.  The community has also been imaginatively planned, with multiple landscaped pathways connecting homes, parks, and community centers.

Lake Nona’s renowned schools (NorthLake Park Community School, Lake Nona Middle School, and Lake Nona High School) serve the community, and residents will also be able to enjoy onsite shopping and entertainment, parks and trails.  Located southeast of the Lake Nona Boulevard interchange on SR 417, Laureate Park is easily accessible from both SR 417 and Narcoossee Road. Other homebuilders at Laureate Park include Ashton Woods Homes, David Weekley Homes, K. Hovnanian Homes and Minto Communities.


For Information, Contact:

Jessi Blakley, APR Consensus PR, [email protected]


Taylor Morrison is the largest North American privately-owned homebuilder based in the United States, as reported by Hanley Wood based on 2011 revenues. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Taylor Morrison is a builder and developer of single-family detached and attached homes. Under the Taylor Morrison brand, the Company operates in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida and Texas. Taylor Morrison serves a wide array of homebuyers, including entry-level, move-up, luxury and active adult customers, through its innovative product mix. For more information about Taylor Morrison, please visit


Lake Nona is a 7,000-acre master planned community within the city limits of Orlando that will be home to world-class education, medical and recreational facilities, a medical city, diverse workspaces, retail centers, entertainment choices and residential options for all types of people seeking the best the city has to offer with all the conveniences of living within a dynamic, vibrant community.  Lake Nona is being developed by Lake Nona Property Holdings, owned by Tavistock Group, an international private investment organization with a broad portfolio of assets around the world. For more information on Lake Nona, visit


Tavistock Group is an international private investment organization founded by Joe Lewis. With investments in more than 200 companies across 15 countries, Tavistock Group’s investment portfolio includes: life sciences, sports teams and sporting events, manufacturing and distribution, oil, gas and energy, financial services, restaurants, commercial properties, private luxury residential properties, resort properties and master-planned real estate developments. For more information, visit

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