At Ladson’s Coosaw Preserve, an ambitious Lowcountry community is unveiled

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Lennar couldn’t have picked a better day than Saturday, Feb. 21 for the grand opening of its newest Lowcountry neighborhood, the 558-home Coosaw Preserve. Unseasonably warm weather – and unprecedented value – brought out hundreds of prospective homebuyers who toured five beautifully finished model homes.

“This is the best grand opening we’ve seen in years,” said Jason Byham, the Lennar Coastal Carolinas division president. “There’s a great energy, and people are raving not only about the homes, but also about the beauty of the community

Indeed, potential homebuyers were buzzing over some of their favorite features, including room sizes and finishes, the homes’ overall welcoming atmosphere and the affordable price range, from the low $200s to mid $300s.

Others expressed keen interest in the “home within a home” feature of the Lennar Taylor NextGen® model that features a separate living section complete with bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette.

“There are so many options for the NextGen® suite, whether it’s for an older parent, a kid moving home or just using it for an office,” one attendee said over a plate of Home Team BBQ and oysters.

Coosaw Preserve features Lennar’s signature Everything’s Included™ program, which offers desirable luxury features in each home’s base price. Where other builders charge tens of thousands of extra dollars for “upgrades” such as stainless steel appliance packages and granite countertops, Lennar includes them at no additional cost.

“Coosaw Preserve is an extremely welcoming neighborhood for families,” said Lennar New Home Consultant Paul Coloneri. “I already have folks saying it feels like home, it’s just a matter of choosing which plan fits their needs.”

Coloneri said a number of factors make the neighborhood attractive, noting the 110 acres of natural wetlands within and surrounding Coosaw Preserve and the convenience of nearby businesses.

“You’re in a private, secluded area, but you’re also very close to schools, parks and shops,” Coloneri said. “There’s a lot to like.”

Apparently. Lennar has already sold several dozen homes at Coosaw Preserve – and demand will likely only continue to grow, according to local officials.

“Today, 3,900 people work on Palmetto Commerce Parkway and within five years we expect it to be bumping on 10,000,” said North Charleston City Councilman Ron Brinson. “We’re going to see an increasing demand for great housing and we think this is a great development to fit those needs.”

Brinson was on hand to welcome Lennar to his district during a ribbon cutting and to officiate a school spirit oyster shuck-off that pitted representatives from Joseph Pye Elementary and Fort Dorchester High schools. Lennar donated a total of $1,800 to the schools during the grand opening, in addition to handing out an array of prizes that included a 50-inch TV, YETI® Cooler, Big Green Egg® Grill, $200 Visa® gift card and a $200 Urban Nirvana gift card.

Lennar officials are confident that a planned resort-style pool and pavilion, playgrounds, stunning waterfront home sites along ponds located throughout the community, proximity to downtown Summerville, Wannamaker Park and Wescott Country Club, a short walking distance to area schools, and a serene, secluded setting are all sure to make Coosaw Preserve extremely popular with Lowcountry homebuyers.

“We have a vision for Coosaw Preserve, and it is going to be a big part of this community. You can see that coming together,” Byham said. “We wanted to get started off on the right foot, and I think we did that.”

Coosaw Preserve is located at 9718 Shortleaf Pine Drive just off Patriot Boulevard in Dorchester County. For more information about the Coosaw Preserve, please visit or call New Home Consultant Paul Coloneri at (843) 297-3602 or Jenny Sain at (843) 270-9317.