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CantaMia Community Center

CantaMia Community Recognized Nationally

CantaMia, an adult community center in Goodyear, has won two of the nation’s most prestigious awards from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

CantaMia, which literally means “my song”, celebrates the lives of adults who have had surprising career changes late in their lives and after their children have been raised.

The community is a gated 587-acre, boutique-sized development, within the master planned larger community of Estrella.

the CantaMia features 16 different floor plans intended to house various family types: from single family homes with optional guest houses, to “lock and leave” attached homes.

Recipients of the “Best Green Community” award from NAHB, all the homes have solar and green features which make them 60 percent more energy efficient than an average home.

The community has also received the “Best For Sale Community Over 200 Homes” award. The competition, which is sponsored by NAHB’s 50+ Housing Council, is focused on the services providing housing for 50+ adults.

“We are extremely honored to have CantaMia win two significant NAHB awards, being judged against our competitors nationwide. This recognition of our commitment to create something fresh for the Baby Boomers marching toward retirement is very meaningful in this competitive industry,” said Carl Mulac, President of Avatar Properties, Inc., the community builder and developer.

At the center of the CantaMia community is the 30,000 square foot Village Center. There, residents and community members enjoy a wide range of activities and demonstrations, including live healthy cooking sessions, Zumba, Tai Chi, swimming, etc.

Avatar Properties, Inc. is heavily engaged in the land and home development of the community, as it is with other projects across Florida and Arizona. CantaMia is one its two main projects, with the other being the Solivita project near Orlando.

For more information, please visit the community’s website at www.cantamia.com.

Sarah's Place, AZRE July/August 2011

Multi-Family: Sarah's Place


Developer: Glencroft
General contractor: McShane Construction Company
Architect: Orcutt | Winslow
Location: 6670 W. Butler Dr., Glendale
Size: 15,000 SF

The project is a 24-unit senior housing residence on the existing Glencroft senior living campus in Glendale. Sarah’s Place will include 60 rooftop solar panels purchased through a grant from SRP. In addition to individual living spaces, common areas will include a living room, dining area, activities area, library, two kitchens and a den. Completion is expected by 4Q 2011.

AZRE Magazine July/August 2011