PulteGroup has begun construction on a 300-plus acre master planned community on Johns Island, SC, near Charleston, which will offer nearly 600 homes in 17 styles upon completion, The Post and Courier reported.
The MPC will include walking trails, parks, a pool and access to the Intracoastal Waterway and beaches.
The homes, which include single and two-story plans with three to seven bedrooms and two to five bathrooms, are priced from the mid-$200,000s. Presales are expected to begin in spring 2017.
Oakfield is among the latest MPCs to break ground. Construction Dive has been following several similar communities, many of them in Texas, featuring homes by national and regional builders priced from the $200,000s to target the entry-level and active-adult categories.
Earlier this month, Dallas-based developer Republic Property Group added Toll Brothers to its list of builders for phase No. 1 of its 7,200-acre Walsh MPC in Fort Worth, TX, which is slated for more than 15,000 homes upon completion.
Meanwhile, Canadian developer Empire Continental Land broke ground on a 206-acre MPC outside of Houston whose 540 homes will be priced from the $200,000s. Like Walsh, the development will include parks, trails and a lake among its amenities.
Other MPCs target niche interests, including the equestrian-styled The Oaks Farms, in San Juan Capistrano, CA, and Serenbe, near Atlanta, which contains hamlets focusing on health and wellness, education, agriculture and the arts.
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