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Jan 18, 2018 15:00 UTC

Crystal Lagoons Unveils the First-Ever Lagoon Amenity in the U.S.

MIAMI--(Business Wire)--The much anticipated first-ever Crystal Lagoons® amenity in the nation is full in Florida as Crystal Lagoons U.S., Corp. and Metro Development Group team up to bring the world’s top amenity to the U.S. Metro Development Group hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to commemorate the inaugural lagoon at the Epperson community, located in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

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The Epperson residential community in Wesley Chapel features the first Crystal Lagoons® amenity in t ...

The Epperson residential community in Wesley Chapel features the first Crystal Lagoons® amenity in the U.S. (Photo: Metro Development Group)

Epperson has had unprecedented sales success with its first 400 lots sold out within 45 days and a 3,000-person waiting list. The Epperson lagoon will soon have exciting features such as a waterslide, in-water obstacle platform, tidal pool, family beach, an entertainment plaza and an area for special events; the community will have 2,000 homes upon completion.

Globally, Crystal Lagoons® boasts a portfolio of more than 600 projects, in different stages of negotiation and development, in 60 countries. The company has announced 16 lagoon projects in the U.S. thus far with leading real estate developers, including Metro Development Group, Tavistock Development Group, Land Tejas, and a joint-venture with LeFrak and Turnberry Associates.

Crystal Lagoons U.S. Corp has an additional 44 lagoon projects in the works, representing an investment of $53.4 billion and increasing real estate sales velocity by up to 60%.

In addition, Crystal Lagoons® has developed a public access model for their lagoon projects, including a partnership with Steve Wynn for Paradise Park on the iconic Las Vegas strip. In Florida, Crystal Lagoons U.S. Corp has partnered with one of Miami’s main theme parks to build a Public Access Lagoon project.

“Crystal Lagoons has become the premier amenity for master planned communities in the U.S.,” said Christopher Souza, East Coast Regional Director, Crystal Lagoons U.S., Corp. “Metro Development Group has been a valued partner of ours from the beginning as they were the first to break-ground, first to fill and now the first developer to inaugurate a Crystal Lagoons amenity in the U.S.”

A grand opening celebration for the first Crystal Lagoons® amenity in the U.S. at Metro Development Group’s Epperson community is scheduled for early spring where Crystal Lagoons® Global Ambassador Michael Phelps is scheduled to appear.

“We are excited to be the first developer to bring this world-class amenity to the U.S. in partnership with Crystal Lagoons,” said Greg Singleton, President of Metro Development Group. “We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with them to bring our five Metro Lagoon communities to West Central Florida where families can enjoy together for many generations to come.”

About Crystal Lagoons

Crystal Lagoons® is a multinational company, with U.S. headquarters in Miami and additional offices in Dallas and Los Angeles, that has developed an innovative concept and technology, patented in 190 countries, allowing for the construction and maintenance of unlimited size bodies of water in crystal clear conditions at low cost. Crystal Lagoons® impressive turquoise waters are revolutionizing not only the real estate world but also water and energy production. Applications range from bringing idyllic beach life to locations otherwise thought unimaginable, to providing industrial solutions for closed-circuit cooling systems for thermal power plants and data-centers, among others. For more information, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn.

About Metro Development Group

A Tampa-based company founded in 2003, Metro Development Group is committed to bringing some of the most innovative technologies and amenities to homebuilders and homebuyers. With the introduction of the Connected City, Metro Places, ULTRAFi and Metro Lagoons by Crystal Lagoons®, Metro continues to be the gold standard in the development of master planned communities. For more information, visit and

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