THE ELEMENTS AT UNION PARK
This amenity-rich community has much to offer residents with all types of interests! Whether you enjoy staying active on the trails, taking your dog for a late night walk or simply doing nothing at all by the pool, this community will help you connect with your family, friends and neighbors. Discover what it’s like to be naturally connected in Union Park, surrounded by lush Florida landscape, yet 100 times ahead of the technology curve thanks to ULTRAFi.
We are extremely proud to feature some of the area’s most sought-after and Award-Winning communities! Metro is honored to have won high accolades for its amenities, homes, events, technology, people, innovation, marketing and more. Most notably we won the TBBA 2018 Master Planned Community of the Year! At Metro we are committed to always be the Gold Standard in the Development of Master Planned Communities.
Becoming a homeowner in an ULTRAFi Community means enjoying the fastest internet and WiFi speeds in North America! Enjoy up to 1 Gigabit of speed throughout the community and even choose up to 1 Gigabit of speed at home. Get ready to play, watch, game, surf and stream without delays or disruptions by the pool, on the trails, at the playground and right inside your home. Only available here, in select Metro Places communities.
To learn more about ULTRAFi, click here.
Making a big splash at Metro Places are our oversized Cool Pools, most with a zero-entry feature for little ones or sun bathers. These resort-style pools are the perfect compliment to our signature clubhouses making the feel of a vacation steps from your front door. These gated pool areas are perfect to hang with the family, meet-up with friends, bond with the neighbors or relax with a good book…or better yet, catch-up on some binge-watching in the sun on your smart device since the pool deck is one of the many ULTRAFi hot-spots with community-wide WiFi, included for every homeowner.
The epicenter of the social scene is our open-air Florida-style clubhouse in each of our communities. Equipped with social areas, swanky outdoor furniture, bar areas, lounge areas, tables, chairs and the perfect amount of shade and breeze. With a view of our resort-style pools, you’ll definitely appreciate this impressive amenity situated at the heart of Metro Places.
Moms and dads will love that our littlest residents get their own space to burn off all that kid-sized energy. The Tot Lot features a great big play structure for kids to climb up, jump around and slide down. As a topper, there’s a shady canopy over the whole shebang.
Some Metro Places communities feature K-8 schools by Charter Schools USA which operates high quality schools with an unwavering dedication to student achievement. These nearby or in-community schools provide a choice for parents, students and teachers since these schools have received the SACS CASI (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement) accreditation seal, meaning that all of its current schools are accredited. To learn more please visit CharterSchoolsUSA.com
Our exciting trail system covers several miles around the community, and connects with several destinations outside our walls. Perfect for walkers, runners, hikers and bikers. Whatever your escape route, you’ll discover lots of fun points of interest along the way.
You just can’t hold back the smiles at a Metro Places Splash Pad. What used to be an exhaustive search for this type of amenity is now in your very own neighborhood. Currently located in our Union Park community, our Splash Pad is situated on The Landing with several shaded picnic tables. It’s conveniently near the Clubhouse and Zero-Entry Pool and very close to the Tot Lot making this just one key part of a family-friendly experience for our youngest residents to enjoy.
No need to drive for miles, park and search for a place to picnic…at select Metro Places communities you simply pack a bag, cooler or basket and go a short distance to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it’s a gathering with friends, singing Happy Birthday or a light snack after a stroll on our trails — you’ll love having these shaded picnic tables to enjoy throughout the year.
Green grass, trees, plants and flowers run abundant at Metro Places with our beautiful landscape design but it extends to so much more than that. The landscape of our communities extends to our hard-scape plans too. With bridges, towers, upgraded street signs and light posts, winding roads that curve and elevate…the big and small details that make you feel a sense of neighborhood, a sense of special, a sense of home.
In some communities we couldn’t decide on basketball, volleyball or street hockey so we created an area that is multi-function and can accommodate all three (one at a time, of course!) An amenity like this promotes lots of fun times and some healthy competition between friends and neighbors. Let the games begin!
A big part of what makes Metro Places so great is our awesome builders. Top Builders means homes built by award-winning builders with a focus on the best of design, eco-friendly features, attractive pricing and friendly, helpful sales agents. With many floor plans and front elevations to choose from and with Metro Places being communities with multi-builders, we keep our communities from looking “cookie-cutter” but still uniform in overall style which is ideal for your new living environment.
One of the things that make Metro Places so special is not just the word “community” as a collection of houses, but a sense of community where neighbors come together as friends. Community Events range from socials by the pool to gatherings with the kids, costume contests for Halloween, and fun times during Fourth of July, Labor Day and more! Events vary by community.
Part of the Metro Places motto is to leave the rest of the world behind and our Zen Garden is designed with peace, tranquility and beauty in mind. (OK, that last line was a mini-poem…see, the Zen Garden inspires poetic harmony.) With cobalt columns brought in from the far reaches of the earth and a design that was perfectly formulated for your personal Zen, it’s nice to know that while our nearby Fitness Stations are in place to be heart-pumping, the Zen Garden is simply there to be heart-warming.
Imagine having a great gym outside in the fresh air and sunshine. Our fitness stations are close to home, and designed to make exercise fun again. All of your muscle groups will thank you. Best of all you don’t need a membership.
It’s just so charming! We have searched high and low in shops near and far to bring together our collection of beautiful birdhouses perched high in a circular passive park for visitors of all ages to enjoy. We invite you to make this part of your daily walk or take a seat to see and hear all the wonderful birds that come to visit.
Introducing our newest team member, mascot and best buddy traveler – METRO. This friendly little guy loves to explore all things Metro Places, Metro Lagoons (with special employee pass) and all of Tampa Bay! We definitely live in the best city and area in the world and METRO is more than happy to check it all out and post his adventures on social media as he goes from Wesley Chapel, Downtown Tampa, Southern Hillsborough, Bradenton and all points in between. If you see him, be sure to say hello! Follow METRO @MetroGoesPlaces
Every home in our ULTRAFi communities is built to be a Smart Home. Want to dim the lights? Change the temperature? Set the security? It’s so simple here in an ULTRAFi Community. Once you download the app, you can adjust it all from across the room or across town. Your new home comes with smart controlled features already in place and of course you can always add more — up to you if you want a few switches and cameras or a full suite of smart home automation.
To learn more about Smart Homes, click here.
The unofficial mascot of our communities is the fun Florida squirrel and we have commissioned a local artist to create, mold and produce several squirrel statues around Metro Places in three adorable poses. A squirrel Plaza is an area dedicated to bringing them all together in one spot for viewing, relaxation and fun. Some communities even have one Alpha-Squirrel that can be dressed up…so far we have seen our squirrels dressed as a holiday elf, Easter Bunny, spring gardner, summer beach bum and even a Jedi. Can’t wait to see what he’ll dress-up as next!
When we designed our communities, we thought about all of our residents. Even the pooches. So the off-leash Dog Park we’ve designed for your loyal and obedient friends is the place to let them run wild. Lots of cool shade and places to keep them hydrated on hot days. They’ll be sitting up and begging you to take them there everyday.
Some of our communities have a traditional Landing. Others have Passive Parks — whatever you call it we are just so happy to have these areas in our communities. Metro Places believes that aside from homes and amenities, that Green Space goes a long way to make our neighborhoods special. A great place for our events…or to kick the ball around…bring the pets…relax with a book…catch some sun…tumble with the kids…movie on the lawn…the list goes on and on.
S’mores Central may have been a better name since these Fire Pits are the perfect place for friends, family and the traditional campfire dessert. Granted, it’s not usually cold enough for the warmth of a fire here in Florida, but the fun and beauty of these Fire Pits make this a highly sought-after addition to any neighborhood.
No gym membership needed here since this amenity available in select Metro Places communities is part of your HOA. By living in one of our communities with an indoor Fitness Center you get exclusive access to new exercise equipment, lockers and showers all in an air-conditioned space and all close to your front door. Get your sweat on!
From Poker to Go Fish, we have the spot for you. An indoor card room complete with a common-space area allows households, neighbors and their guests to relax in our new air-conditioned space for card play, boardgames and fun. We think that an amenity like this will be the perfect spot to meet-up right in your own community regardless of hot temperatures or afternoon storms.
Aside from our resort-style “cool pools” some of our communities also feature an additional lap pool for, well… laps! Given the hot Florida temperatures, this recreational exercise is always ranked as one of the best ways to stay fit, feel young and have fun. These pools aren’t just for exercise though, we also encourage shared spaces for free play. Enjoy… because the only thing better than one community pool, is two.
AT UNION PARK
Watch our resident teams battle their way through potato sack races, obstacles and other challenges!
Our Homes and Townhomes
Modern floor plans, enviable design and energy-efficient innovation are the hallmarks of the new homes offered at Union Park. Homes are priced starting from the mid $200s to the mid $600s. Be sure to visit our professionally decorated models and onsite inventory homes and townhomes 7 days a week.
Union Park Charter Academy
Union Park Charter Academy offers a new school design from Charter Schools USA that consists of a single-story building, with a new and improved layout and interior design, based on research about how students learn best. The school will also offer a new style of teaching, as the school's core is built upon a strong foundation of collaboration, differentiation, and Future Ready skills. The collaborative environment provides space and opportunities where inquiry learning and innovation can occur. All rooms are housed in a grade-level “community.”
Union Park Charter Academy has reimagined the learning space to promote collaboration among the teachers and learners in each grade level. All teachers within a grade level will share a common learning space that they will use to provide differentiated and personalized instruction to all students within that grade level.