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This fall, the color and pageantry at Solivita® ( will center around the opening of four Tuscan-style, attached s 544 ingle-family model Orlando golf course homes in The Courtyards at Montelena.

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Priced from the low $200s to $300s, the maintenance-free courtyard Orlando retirement homes by Avatar Properties Inc. have been one of the hottest sellers in this award-winning, active adult community, located approximately 21 miles south of Walt Disney World® in Orlando.

Forty percent of the 1 and 2 story homes have been sold prior to the opening and Avatar expects those numbers to climb once homebuyers have an opportunity to actually tour and experience the four furnished models.

"Homebuyer response to our maintenance-free courtyard homes has been very strong. The homes are designed to provide a comfortable, maintenance-free lifestyle that is tailor-made for homeowners who have spent their entire lives working and raising families and now want to enjoy their leisure time without being bur 544 dened by yard work and exterior home maintenance," says Marty Cohn, Solivita's® Director of sales.

Avatar plans to build 170 two and three bedroom homes in pairs of two in the initial phase of the community, just north of Solivita's® Village Center and model home park. Plans are of concrete block construction and offer 1,498 to 2,241 sq. ft. of air-conditioned living, plus one-car garages with golf cart bays, private entry courtyards, and covered and screened rear lanais.

The Tuscan theme of the new maintenance-free courtyard homes is dramatized by colorful textured stucco exteriors, concrete tile roofs, decorative coach lamps, and brick paver driveways, walkways, courtyards and lanais.

Plans feature 9'4" vaulted ceilings throughout, decorative coffered ceilings in master suites and master baths, den/media rooms in three plans, lofts in the two 2-story plans, an office/hobby room in one plan, ceramic tile in all foyers, kitchens, and baths, and wall-to-wall carpeting in non-tiled areas.

Homemaker-friendly kitchens with adjoining breakfast rooms feature 42-inch upper oak wood cabinetry and Whirlpool appliance packages including 18 cubic foot refrigerators with icemakers, smooth-top self-cleaning ranges with re-circulating range hoods, and multi-cycle dish 544 washers.

Master baths include his-and-hers adult-height vanities with separate sinks and knee space make-up areas, oak wood cabinetry, and spacious glass-enclosed showers with bench seats and ceramic tile surrounds.

To promote the maintenance-free lifestyle, the applicable homeowners association will provide all landscape and irrigation maintenance to include mowing, weeding, trimming, turf pest control, fertilization, irrigation system adjustments and repair, and plant replacement. The association will also provide an annual exterior pressure cleaning including driveways, and reserve funds to repaint every home once every seven years.

The Courtyards at Montelena joins Solivita's® five collections of detached single-family homes with 20 plans currently priced from the upper $100s to over $500,000.

Solivita's® existing amenities include two 18-hole championship golf courses at The Stonegate Golf Club and a Mediterranean-style Village Center highlighted by the 32,000 sq. ft. Riviera Spa & Fitness Center, the Starlite Ballroom, three restaurants, the Waterfront Galleries where residents can participate in various arts and crafts classes, and Freedom Park which includes five lighted tennis courts, five lighted pickle-ball courts, and a championship caliber softball diamon af5 d.

Two additional lighted tennis courts are located in the Venezia neighborhood, and two more are planned for The Palms, Solivita's® new upscale amenity complex which is scheduled to open in December 2007. It is planned to include a 19,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with state-of-the-art fitness center, 4,000 sq. ft. outdoor heated lap and splash pool, two heated whirlpool spas, two lighted bocce courts, four lighted pickle-ball courts, and a fireplace piazza.

Additional information can be found on the community's website at , or by contacting the Solivita® sales and information center at (863) 427-7000.

About Solivita®: Solivita® ( is an award winning Orlando retirement homes community that offers luxurious lifestyle living for those ages 55 and better. With more than 70 clubs and organizations, over 100 weekly activities, and luxury living amenities, the community is designed for those who choose to live their retirement years with purpose and excitement.

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Nanette Plescia