The fictional town of Mayberry in TV’s classic The Andy Griffith Show never existed, but these days, it’s being resurrected approximately a half hour north of Tampa, Florida.
Well, sort of. Mayberry is remembered by many TV enthusiasts as the near-perfect, unpretentious small town. Those are fine attributes to ascribe to, and in real life, Asturia, a master-planned community in Odessa, Florida, may be the next best thing.
Its 536 acres are yielding new neighborhoods tailored by classic architectural forms. Expect front porches, sidewalks, a vibrant community center and amazing amenities. Better yet, Asturia is located along Pasco County’s growing State Road 54, an east-west corridor that connects Tampa’s northeastern suburbs with metropolitan perks, plus nearby Gulf of Mexico beaches.
Follow along as we at ICI Homes show you why the “perks” of living at Asturia may mean the “perfect” new home for you.
Tradition means timeless
But not stuffy! Most homes — including the 13 plans offered here by ICI Homes — grab the timeless features of traditional family homes and farmhouses and remake them with today’s building materials, construction techniques and fresh colors. Our plans add Florida staples such as summer kitchens, balconies and patios.
You’ll likely appreciate the friendly front porches, stacked stone columns on bungalow facades, dormer windows, arched colonnades and decorative brackets on porch and roof overhangs.
Another feature is the traditional walkability of neighborhoods past. Many Asturia homes have rear entrances and garages, which means sidewalks can function as conversation starters between neighbors, and kids can ride bikes and skateboards without constant driveway wariness.
The latter is a big “whew!” for parents, too.
A menu of amenities
While Asturia’s design skews toward updated traditional, its community center is modern! The sleek glass, steel, stone and stucco complex is bathed in natural light thanks to airy windows, and inside you’ll find all the expected gathering, meeting and catering spaces.
Asturia’s community center commands its central location near the front of the neighborhood. That’s a good thing, because a massive, resort-style pool sits out back while a full-service fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment awaits inside.
The pool’s versatile shape makes it easy for everyone to enjoy. You can wade right in with tots or grandparents, splash around with older kids and teenagers, or turn laps for a serious workout.
The fitness center contains every cardio and weight component you need to make any workout count, as well as space for stretching and a punching bag!
Outside, miles of trails link every inch of Asturia, as do parks, dog parks, open green spaces and numerous mature trees. Walking, running and cycling are everyday pursuits for many residents here.
Asturia’s pièce de résistance, however, may be its Kompan playground. Swings, a domed jungle gym and a mini trampoline draw kids from all over the community.
Unfamiliar with Kompan? The Denmark-based company is an international leader in creative playground, sports and fitness equipment, with installations all over the world. Its designs challenge kids’ — and sometimes adults’ — with creative play skills as well as their growing, active bodies.
Ready to grow with ICI Homes at Asturia? Talk to us here.