A Genuine Wow-Factor
It is not always easy to identify the next big thing. We live in a world where there is constant advancement and a promise of the future. But amongst all the chatter an idea does take shape and that’s when you know. You know you are witnessing the next chapter of true innovation.
Fastest Speeds = Coolest City
With the successful launch of ULTRAFi, Metro Development Group has created the first and only residential environment with up to an incredible 1 Gigabit of speed throughout our neighborhoods and available inside every home. This exclusive technology sets the framework for the Connected City and will boast an environment of Smart Homes, Smart Businesses and the most advanced schools, hospitals, libraries and commerce imaginable. We are proud to announce this area has been designated the prestigious honor of the 1st Smart Gigabit Community built from the ground up in the country by US Ignite.
The World's Top Amenity is Here
At the epicenter of the Connected City are two new expansive communities, Epperson and Mirada. At the heart of these communities, each will have a Metro Lagoon by Crystal Lagoons ranging in size from 7 to over 10 acres. The introduction of these lagoons will forever change the way you view coastal living in the beautiful sunny state of Florida.
We have brought the best of the coastline inland to Pasco County where each will be surrounded by shores of resort-style fun, beauty and tropical relaxation. We are thrilled to announce that work has begun with a planned opening date of the first lagoon in late 2017.
21st Century Health + Wellness
Developing the first and only Smart Gigabit Community in the United States means the Connected City is uniquely positioned to offer the most advanced healthcare system ever imagined. The Connected City will be a national showcase for modern health and wellness as we capitalize on the latest technology and bring healthcare into the 21st century. Imagine the advantage of bringing the digital world and physical world together, all to the benefit of those living in and near the Connected City. In a place that believes "Health is the New Wealth," it is time to invest, reinvent and improve the notion of health and wellness.
We look forward to unveiling the name of this distinctive area and will share exciting updates, examples and details of this forward-thinking development.
We are excited to announce our health partnership with West Florida Health!
Not only higher education, but better education. Connected City will be the enviable model for 21st century learning from inside the classroom and virtually around the world.
City planning and roadways specifically for autonomous self-driving vehicles. No longer science fiction, the Connected City means a truly modern, innovative, fun way to get from Point A to Point B.
The fastest internet and WiFi speeds in the nation means that our commitment to green space and passive parks does not mean a departure from your digital connections.
Located in Pasco County, The Connected City is a forward-thinking community designed around the experience of its residents rather than just building homes, streets and businesses. We are creating the very first area from the ground up with a fiber network providing fast and reliable Gigabit internet service, which is the next wave of essential technology.
The new community is being developed as a public-private partnership involving local developer Metro Development Group and the Pasco County Government.
It will be in an area historically designated for this type of growth between Wesley Chapel and San Antonio, bordered by SR 52 on the north, Overpass Road on the south, I-75 on the west, and Curley Road on the east.
We are well underway on the first community of the Connected City, Epperson. Construction on the single-family homes is in progress now. The first closing at Epperson was in April 2017. Beyond homes built by the area’s top builders, the area will continue to grow and evolve with a plan that takes us through the next 10, 30 and 50 years.
The Connected City will have two Crystal Lagoons, which are large self-cleaning, sustainable lagoons with crystal clear waters that are multiple football fields in size. Hugely successful and sought-after in other parts of the world, Crystal Lagoons will offer a range of recreational activities, including swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, inflatables and other non-motorized crafts like sailboats.
The Crystal Lagoon system is more efficient than a regular swimming pool, using 100 times less chemicals and 50 times less energy consumption. Also, thanks to their technology, Lagoons do not cause issues in terms of an area’s water supply, since they use less water than an 18-hole golf course.
There will be two — Epperson (under development) and Mirada. Each will feature its own multi-acre Metro Lagoon by Crystal Lagoons amenity.
Traffic flow has been a main area of focus from the inception of this project. We are happy to announce that a new I-75 exit will be constructed to take vehicles directly to The Connected City area, which can be expected to play a major role in helping the traffic situation as the area grows. The area will certainly get busier, but planning is being done in a way to make the area’s transportation network as efficient as possible.
The look, the feel, the function are different in a Connected City. This area sets the new standard for 21st century living with a multitude of user-friendly tech advances like telehealth, autonomous vehicle paths, wind-powered street lights and WiFi Parks. From the gym to the classroom and all points in between, with an entire area infused with high speed internet, the possibilities are endless.
Homeowners will enjoy Smart Homes. Employers will enjoy Smart Businesses. Health Care Professionals will occupy a groundbreaking Health + Wellness Campus. Our youngest residents will benefit from advanced education in a modern classroom setting. All of this centered around a Metro Lagoon equates to an elevated lifestyle and a connected way to live.
Where other providers have retrofit Gigabit technology into existing cities, this is the first true Smart Gigabit City built from the ground up. So while we have installed electricity and plumbing, we have also implemented fiber throughout the community and to every home making it truly unique and infinitely better.
Yes, there are currently plans to include sections of both Epperson and Mirada specifically for Active Adult. Details coming soon.
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