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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Hundreds of new homes could substantially increase population of Belleview

An Orlando-based investment group is planning to build hundreds of homes in three new communities across the city of Belleview that will have a profound impact on its population growth. 

D32 Invest, whose corporate office is located in southeast Orlando, announced the properties earlier this year. They include Carissas, which will feature 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom units, as well as Camila and Bennah Oaks, which will both feature 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom units, among others.

“We specialize in investment, development, construction, sale, and management of homes and apartments in Central Florida,” reads the investment group’s website. 

The group says it is responsible for “all stages of the construction process” and, as a result, maximizes its return to investors. 

Bennah Oaks will include over 400 properties alone. With Camila planned for a property that is nearly 100 acres, between the three communities, the number of homes will change the landscape of the area and the community. 

As Belleview increases in residential offering, so too will it increase in population.

Currently, U.S. Census Bureau estimates show the population of Belleview ranges between 5,000 and 6,000 residents. 

These new communities will impact the total population of Belleview more dramatically than it has been impacted at any point in the city’s history. 

The city of Fruitland Park, which neighbors these communities to the south in Lake County, saw its population soar when a series of new communities were built as a result of The Villages’ continued expansion in the region.

In 2010, the population of Fruitland Park was around 4,000. 

In 2014, before The Villages’ completed its expansion, it was around 4,400. 

In 2021, the population is estimated to be over 10,000 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 

That represents an increase of over 225% in seven years.