Construction Complete at New Miami Residences, Roads End Village Harkens Old Florida Charm

Posted by Carlos Ortega — August 10, 2006

MIAMI, Fla. -- As Miami moves toward its status as a world-class city, architects and developers are answering the call for preservation of the timeless charm of an older Florida, particularly the Key West and St. Augustine styles that have appealed to generations of visitors and residents. Uninspired, functional buildings are being transformed into dynamic new neighborhoods that retain the character of a simpler time, yet are located in the heart of urban life. There is no better example of this transformation than Roads End Village, a community of just-completed 26 villas that stands in place of an old print shop at 928 SW 10th Street, Miami, FL Developed by AMCO Homes, the new neighborhood’s palm-lined streets, brick paved walkways and multi-level homes with porches, balconies and terraces create a Key West-style oasis in the midst of bustling downtown Miami. The two- and three-bedroom homes, with alcoves and studies, are priced from the $400,0000s. “Miami is an ever-growing, ever-changing city, and that is what makes this area so interesting and exciting for architects and developers,” said AMCO Homes President Carlos Ortega. “At this point in time, there is a fantastic opportunity for re-development, and for re-defining the look and character of many of the city’s centrally-located neighborhoods. “We’re finding that the relaxed lifestyles of Florida’s historic older towns like St. Augustine and Key West are what buyers – both internationally and in other parts of the U.S. – are envisioning when they decide to relocate,” he continued. “They want all of the cultural and business activities of a great city, but they also want to come home to the amenities and resort-style living that have always made Florida special.” Roads End Village is being represented exclusively by Keyes Company’s corporate New Development Division. Keyes Company, a residential and commercial real estate sales company with 32 branches spanning Miami to points north of Jupiter, is currently celebrating its 80th anniversary year. “Keyes Company has been around since the first real estate boom in Miami in the 1920s, and has weathered lots of changes over the years to become one of the leading real estate entities in the country,” noted Ortega. “It’s only fitting that we partner with a company that has its own great traditions and understands the historic appeal of this area.” Roads End Village is AMCO Homes’ most recent development. Other projects include Citadel, Merrit, River West, Melrese Pointe, and Kensington Gardens all located in Little Havana. For more information about Roads End Village contact Julio Perez 305-979-7100 julioperez@keyes.com, or C.C. Villamediana 305-992-6728 c2crocks@aol.com. About the Keyes Company / Real Estate, Mortgage and Title (www.keyes.com) Since 1926, Florida-based Keyes has served families, neighborhoods, and business communities with their real estate needs. Through its successful history as an independently-owned family business, Keyes (www.keyes.com) has become a legend in South Florida real estate and one of the largest firms in the country. Keyes has over 30 offices with the sales power of 2,000 professional associates. Keyes continues to grow and reported record sales in excess of $4 billion in 2005. Keyes blends the traditional values of personal attention and customer service with the skills and utilization of “global approach” marketing systems.

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