BRADFORD, ONTARIO, MAY 19, 2010 – At Great Gulf Homes’ highly successful Summerlyn Village community in Bradford, you’ll now find a brand new collection of semis, plus detached homes on 36’, 40’ and 50’ lots in the new phase – all at prices up to $200,000 less than equivalent homes in the GTA. These homes will be situated close to the berm that serves as a natural buffer along the western portion of this community. Berm highlights include park-like landscaping and a fitness trail offering exercises for joggers and walkers so they can vary their outdoor experience. Celebrating the natural surroundings, lush landscaping will include double plantings of shade trees along the extra-wide sidewalks of the Village Promenade that links Summerlyn Creek and Overlook Pass with this fitness trail.

Discover exceptional design and outstanding customer service from multi-award-winning Great Gulf on this spectacular 340-acre property that also features a pond, creek, wildlife corridor and natural wetlands. Master-planning for the community includes the designation of 60 acres as environmentally protected. Plus, Great Gulf is maintaining a woodlot with century-old oaks and maples, and is providing extensive new native plantings across the entire neighbourhood. In addition, Summerlyn Village was recognized by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority with a Water Conservation Award, presented to individuals and groups who have completed a project that improves water quality and wildlife in the Lake Simcoe Watershed.

Eventually home to over 1,000 families, Summerlyn Village is as convenient as it is beautiful and ecologically responsible. Offering the perfect blend of urban and country amenities, the community is located just 30 minutes north of Toronto, 15 minutes north of Vaughan, close to a GO Station and only 10 minutes from Lake Simcoe and cottage country. Existing elementary and secondary schools and shopping venues are within walking distance.

Summerlyn Village will also feature a future school, the new Town Centre with a library, a recreation centre, and the Town’s new administrative building. There are new stores being developed along Holland Street, and downtown Bradford is a short drive away. In keeping with the province’s Places to Grow and Smart Growth principles, and a boon to the environment, homeowners here will not need to rely on vehicles for a substantial portion of their everyday activities. It’s a great location for everyone from first-time buyers to growing families and empty-nesters, especially those who love outdoor activities. Nature is such an integral component of this neighbourhood, that Great Gulf commissioned internationally renowned sculptor Ron Baird to create a kinetic dragonfly sculpture with a 30-foot wingspan as public art that soars above a pond and now graces the corner that is community’s main thoroughfare.

The careful development of the natural features stretches deep into the interior of the community, creating a “small town” lifestyle with attractive streetscapes that hearken to the local architectural heritage. Lined with old-world English-style lampposts, Summerlyn Village’s streets feature homes with architectural details in varying combinations, including trimmed peaked gables, accent windows, shutters, columned front porches and keystones. Modern, open-concept interiors feature gourmet kitchens with custom-quality cabinets, rich ceramics, natural oak railings and pickets on the main staircase, and luxurious ensuites.

To see for yourself the excellent design and construction quality in Great Gulf’s homes, be sure to tour the four fully furnished model homes: the 2,020 sq. ft. Chicory Elevation C and the 2,235 sq. ft. Primrose Elevation C on 36’ lots; the 2,435 sq. ft. Birch Elevation B and the 3,160 sq. ft. Maple Elevation B on 40’ lots.

In the new phase, semis are priced from the $270’s; detached homes on 36’ lots from the $330’s; on 40’ lots from the $400’s; and on 50’ lots from the $440’s.

The Summerlyn Village Sales Office and four model homes are on Downy Emerald Drive. Exit Highway 400 at Highway 88/Simcoe Road, travel east. Turn left at the stoplight at Summerlyn Trail, and right onto Downy Emerald. Hours are Monday to Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Friday. For more information, call 905-775-3461 or visit greatgulfhomes.com.

Reprint from New Homes GTA May 29th, 2010 issue.

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