Harbor Shores unveils newest and largest neighborhood yet

Published: Jul. 17, 2017 at 5:55 PM EDT
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As the Harbor Shores community continues to expand, what will soon be its newest and largest neighborhood is still just a blueprint.

Details for the multi-million dollar sellout in St. Joseph were unveiled Monday.

Unlike anything else in the area, Harbor Village will feature 78 homes over 11 acres of waterfront property.

This brings the total number of homes in the entire Harbor Shores project close to 200.

Harbor Shores is calling this the crown jewel.

“This is a legacy project. It’s not just special today, but a legacy project that really allows future generations to do whatever it is they wish to do for themselves and for their own children and their future generations,” said Jeff Noel, president, Harbor Shores.

Harbor Village marks the development's seventh neighborhood in seven years.

“And we need it. We're about 80 percent sold out of our current inventory right now,” said Kerry Wright, director, real estate sales and marketing.

Highlighting the nearby marina, Harbor Village offers residents direct access to the water.

“We’ll start 10 townhomes overlooking the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course; we'll have 30 single family homes and 12 of those will overlook the Paw Paw River,” said Wright.

Also taking advantage of natural surroundings, the area will boast several miles of walking and biking trails.

“It needs to embrace that every development area should be open and inclusive; no gated communities, and so that's the real heart and soul of this development,” said Noel.

A pedestrian bridge will connect the community to downtown Benton Harbor.

“A development in which real neighbors get to know each other,” said Noel.

Construction on the first set of homes will start at the end of July, transforming the dirt canvas into a neighborhood of 78 new homes.

“Let’s turn it into something that can be special, not just for our communities of today, but to really set a standard for the kind of community we will be a hundred years from now,” said Noel.

The neighborhood won't go up overnight, though; Wright says that eight to 10 years is a realistic timeline for this type of build-out.

Homes will start in the high-$200,000’s and rise to the low-$800,000's.

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