PORT ST. LUCIE – AV Homes was named a finalist in five categories for the 2015 Best of 50+ Housing Awards, presented at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas in January.

Both of AV Homes’ 55-plus communities in Florida – Vitalia in Port St. Lucie and Solivita in Kissimmee – were named finalists in multiple categories by the National Association of Home Builders.

The NAHB 50+ Housing Council recognized Vitalia, AV Homes’ 452-acre community within Tradition, as a finalist in three categories: Best 50+ Repositioned Community; and Best 50+ Clubhouse for its 24,000-square-foot private lakefront Captiva Club. AV Homes introduced Vitalia in 2013 as the only 55-plus option within the 8,300-acre Tradition master-planned community. Vitalia’s neighborhoods and amenities are designed to foster a sense of community and camaraderie, with golf carts and bicycles as the preferred mode of transportation.

Solivita, the award-winning 55-plus community only 30 miles from Orlando’s world-renowned attractions, was named by the council as a finalist in two categories: Best 50+ Marketing Event for the La Dolce Vita celebration for the Grand Opening of their newest model park, and Best 50+ Homes Built for AV Homes’ Siena and Calabria home designs. Solivita features a town center plus an array of amenities – from championship golf and fitness centers to bocce and pickleball – and has earned more than 70 awards for environmental sustainability, community planning and design on its 4,300 acres.

AV Homes offers a variety of home designs and amenities in both Vitalia and Solivita. Garden, Classic and Estate Collection homes are ideally suited for homebuyers who enjoy entertaining, with open great rooms and outdoor lanais, while also providing secluded owner’s suites and studies. The homes offer two to four bedrooms, 1,596 to 2,582 square feet of living space, plan-specific options such as flex and bonus rooms and double owner’s suites. Each home design also offers two architectural elevations, covered front porches, lanais and two-car garages. Options allow homebuyers to extend lanais or add golf cart garages, and tray ceilings.

For more information on Vitalia, visit the Vitalia New Home Sales Center at 10023 S.W. Oak Tree Circle, call 800-863-1954 or visit www.avhomesinc.com/communities/vitalia-tradition.