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SouthStar Communities Win 7 Top Honors At 2018 Summit Awards

Summit AwardsSouthStar Communities is proud to be the developer of several leading Texas masterplanned communities led by Vintage Oaks, the fastest-growing community in the Texas Hill Country for five consecutive years, and now has something new to be proud of. The developer was recognized with seven top honors, including the Grand Developer Award, at the 2018 Summit Awards last weekend at the Omni Hotel at the Colonnade. Established in 1985 by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association, the event recognizes builders and associates in the region “who have achieved excellence in the home building industry each year.”

SouthStar Communities’ seven awards were the most for any single developer and also included:

  • Best Billboard, New Homes New Braunfels
  • Best Website, Vintage Oaks
  • Best Social Media, Vintage Oaks
  • Best Color Print Ad, Vintage Oaks
  • Best Sales Brochure, Vintage Oaks Magazine
  • Best Amenity, Mission del Lago
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“We are thrilled to have been honored by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association and to have won top awards for our Vintage Oaks and Mission del Lago communities and to be recognized for our development leadership,” said Thad Rutherford, President, SouthStar Communities. “The truth is that these two unique masterplanned communities are pretty easy to market because of how much they have to offer, but it’s wonderful to know that the message we’re putting out there is being received and appreciated. As for the Grand Developer Award…we are humbled. We recognize the great work our competitors and peers are doing and are proud to be in the company of so many innovative and determined companies with whom we share a common goal of creating amazing places to live here in Texas.”

Current amenities at Vintage Oaks include multiple pools, a lazy river, playgrounds, ball fields and sport courts, miles of trails, and the famed Tuscan Clubhouse, home to year-round activities and special events. A brand-new Fitness Club with a lap pool; outdoor fitness area; cardio rooms; weights and machines; a flex room for fitness classes; saunas; and a spa is set to open in The Grove later this year.

Mission del Lago’s award for Best Amenity comes a little over a year after the community’s pool and pavilion opened to the delight of owners in this San Antonio masterplan. The new amenity center includes: a large swimming pool; catering kitchen; a clubhouse that owners can rent out for private functions; changing rooms/restrooms; an expansive pool deck; grilling areas; and a tot lot. The pool and clubhouse joined existing Mission del Lago amenities including the Alamo City Golf Trail’s Mission del Lago Golf Course, an 18-hole Championship Golf Course that winds through the community’s neighborhoods, and two on-site parks.

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The Mission del Lago community is home to popular San Antonio homes with single-family residences from leading national homebuilders Lennar and DR Horton in a bustling Southside location.

For more information about SouthStar Communities, Vintage Oaks, or Mission del Lago, visit the website.