Crystal Lagoons® Revolutionizes Beach Life in Florida


With one operational lagoon and three soon to be inaugurated, Crystal Lagoons® is positively changing coastal living in the state of Florida. Having brought the best of the coastline to some of the most rapidly growing and sought after inland areas, the firm is showcasing crystalline blue waters that span in size from 5 acres to over 15 acres. With each surrounded by shores of resort-style activities, swim-up bars, palm trees and white sand beaches, the Miami-based multinational is creating the perfect place to call home.

Known as Epperson, Mirada, Southshore Bay, and Brightwater, these residential developments boast an elevated lifestyle found only in select spots throughout the world. All anchored by crystalline lagoons, powered by the firm’s pioneering sustainable technology allowing the use of limited water and energy resources.

Crystal Lagoons amenities use 100 times less chemical products and consumes only 2% of the energy needed by conventional filtration systems, while fully complying with the most stringent water quality standards. They additionally capture rainwater so that required make-up in some locations can be zero and it should be noted that the lagoons can be filled with almost any type of water including brackish water and salt water, using potable water is not a requirement.


Southshore Bay, a new gated community developed together with Metro Places which includes a separate section for Inspired Active Adult living. Located in Hillsborough County, it takes the best of the Florida coastline and brings it inland to the heart of this community. With acres of crystal clear blue water residents can swim, kayak, paddleboard, relax or simply enjoy the breathtaking view.


Already hugely popular throughout the world, Metro Lagoons and Crystal Lagoons united to include a 5-acre lagoon at Brightwater which will allow homeowners to have an opportunity to live beach life steps away from their front door.


The 15-acre Crystal Lagoons amenity at Mirada provides the perfect centerpiece in this community with plans for 5000 homes. Mirada delivers a unique, beach life in a growing, convenient location in the Tampa Bay area. With the pristine lagoon, this iconic, transformative amenity complements the overall 21st century interconnected lifestyle that Mirada will offer.


Epperson saw a 21% sales increase during the preconstruction period, over a seven-month time frame, compared with 1% to 5% increases at competitor communities, according to Builder Magazine.

The impressive 8-acre crystalline lagoon has been a tremendous draw and homes have been registered to sell at a 9% to 10% premium comparable homes in the Tampa area, a phenomenon which many developers have come to know as the “lagoon effect”.

Originally intended to be exclusively for residents, due to demand, the amenity converted to the firm’s business model Public Access Lagoons™, known as PAL™.

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