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Pssst! People Are Moving to These Florida Places

Searching for a new custom Florida home? We’ve got some good news for you. The Sunshine State is home to several of the statistically rated “best places to move” in 2019.

Actually, it’s been a top North American destination since the late 19th century. But modern-day people on the move think so too, and we at ICI Homes are here with one of the more recent studies that proves it.

In late May 2019, U.S. News & World Report published, “The 25 Best Places People are Moving to in 2019.” The company’s editors and researchers mined extensive U.S. Census Bureau data […]

ICI Homes Featured in the Tampa Bay Relocation Guide

Thank you to our friends at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services for featuring us in their Tampa Bay Relocation Guide!

The relocation guide features information about Tampa Bay area State Parks, schools, jobs, theme parks, shopping, and so much more. Of course, local homes are also included – such as the communities ICI Homes builds in. You can find us in FishHawk Ranch in Lithia, Bexley in Land O’Lakes, and Asturia in Odessa.

Ready for your custom ICI Home in Tampa? Talk to us here.

ICI Homes on the Front Page of Laker/Lutz News Homes Section

We are excited to announce that ICI Homes was featured on the front page of the Homes Section in Laker/Lutz news this May. We are planning our grand opening for our new model in Phase III in Asturia for this June. Information about our homes in Asturia was featured in the article, as well as information about our final 3 homes being built in nearby Bexley.
“ICI Homes offers more one-story plans than other builders in our price range,” [said Leah Turner, Tampa Sales Manager for ICI Homes.] “Plus, we give buyers the ability to customize their floor plans to meet […]

ICI Homes Wins Three Awards in Tampa Bay Parade of Homes 2019

We are excited to announce that ICI Homes has won three awards in this year’s Tampa Bay Parade of Homes. Our models in Asturia in Odessa, Florida and FishHawk Ranch in Lithia, Florida both took home awards.
This year’s awards

The Serena in Asturia: The Silver Award for the $500-$549k Price Range

The Serena in Asturia: Best in Class for Merchandising

The Shenandoah at FishHawk Ranch: The Grand Award for the $1 Million – $1.2 Million Price Range
Multi-year award winners
Not only did both our Serena model home and Shenandoah model home win awards this year, but both were also winners in previous Parade […]

Asturia, Bexley, and FishHawk Featured in the Laker/Lutz News

ICI Homes was featured in The Laker/Lutz News early this year for our work in our three Tampa area communities.
“Because so many families are currently buying homes while the economy is booming and interest rates remain low, ICI Homes is building inventory homes in all three communities, with several homes ready now.” Reads the news feature.
The article highlights on plans for Phase III in Asturia, our remaining three homes in Bexley, and the 15 remaining homesites in our Westlake community in FishHawk. There is even mention of ICI as one of the few builders offering an On Your Lot […]

Our Guide to Exploring Tampa Bay Trails

Let’s go for a walk!

Or a bike ride. How about a birding adventure?

We at ICI Homes know exactly where to send you if you’re a new Tampa Bay-area resident. Florida’s central Gulf Coast is rich with recreational activities, most of which are convenient to three Tampa Bay-area communities where we build.

You’ll find ICI Homes in Asturia and Bexley, near the intersection of Pasco and Hillsborough counties north of downtown Tampa, and in FishHawk Ranch further south in Hillsborough. All three are master-planned communities where fitness trails and outdoor recreation abound.

But sometimes you need a change. And if you’re new […]

How to Do Sunsets in Tampa

One of the awesome things about living on Florida’s Gulf Coast is the free show staged nightly by Mother Nature.

The sun dipping behind saltwater and white-sand beaches, or over impressive city architecture, is enough to spur you want to move here, and we at ICI Homes can help if you check out our work at three master-planned communities in the Tampa Bay area — Asturia, Bexley and FishHawk Ranch.

But, if you’d occasionally like to enjoy a Gulf Coast sunset somewhere besides your back porch or lanai, we have suggestions of how to do sunsets in Tampa.
Sunset cruises
Being on the […]

Get Active on These Two Tampa Bay-Area Trails

One popular must-have for many home buyers these days is access to fitness trails, whether in a new community or nearby.

Being able to step out one’s door, onto a protected path separate from the road, is a critical amenity for people who love to walk, jog, hike, ride bicycles or push the kids’ strollers on a daily basis.

You won’t find many places in Florida better equipped for this than the Tampa Bay area. It’s known for its greenways and trail systems, and nearly every city and county that comprise it, all contribute municipally-maintained trail mileage. An additional perk is […]

Test Your Learning Curve at Tampa’s Four Signature Museums

Like most major metropolitan areas, Tampa boasts no shortage of museums. They come in all sizes here, with wonderfully diverse looks at the area’s past, present and future.

Lets start with the four big Tampa museums. It’s worth the time, effort and yes, parking fun, to experience them. So map out a morning, afternoon or even a day to test your learning curve at Tampa’s four signature museums.
Glazer Children’s Museum
It’s a very imaginative place to play! There are 21 exhibits that take kids through active scenarios. Examples include learning how a drop of water travels through Tampa Bay’s own watershed, or learning about electronic […]

Five Charming Niche Museums in Tampa

One of the perks of living in a major metropolitan area is the cultural offerings. Entertainment, theater, music, art galleries, exhibits and museums will keep you learning as long as you’d like.

But sometimes the smaller museums pack just as powerful a cultural punch. They might be a bit off the beaten tourist trail and require some online research, but we promise the ones we spotlight here will be worth the time.

Make a day of it and visit two or three museums located near each other. Or, take separate trips to savor everything each attraction has to offer.

Either way, you’ll […]