By Michael Gruber, President, Building Industry Association of Stark & East Central Ohio
The 57th edition of the Parade of Homes takes place July 10–18 in Massillon at the beautiful Augusta Lakes development. This year’s show features five brand new homes – all showing off the latest in new home interior design, floor plans, technology, green building and landscaping. These fully decorated homes are priced to start at $450,000 and feature a variety of architectural styles. This is a show that will appeal to all generations of consumers – from first-time home buyers to empty nesters and especially those interested in building a custom home.
I thought it would be a good idea to explain the event itself, so I’ll begin this week by breaking down the various aspects of the Parade that have made it such a popular event. In the coming weeks, I’ll dedicate an article to each home in the Parade.
What does the Parade offer to you as an attendee?
Award-winning home builders – This year’s Parade has five homes from four different builders: Hostetler Family Homes, Blythe Construction (2), Smith Homes, and Vega Construction. These companies are all long-time members of our Association and have received numerous awards over the years, including The People’s Choice Award, House of the Year, and Builder of the Year. You will see their expertise and craftsmanship in every aspect of these artfully constructed homes.
A beautiful development – Augusta Lakes is located off Richville Drive in Massillon. It’s a scenic environment with country charm but also with city convenience. Several streets in the development border the beautiful Legends golf course, one of the best golf courses in East Central Ohio.
House design – The latest floor plan designs are showcased at the Parade. If you have been searching for a home, you know that one-story living and open floor plans are popular and in high demand. Several Parade homes are open-style ranches that are great for empty nesters or families with children.
Interior decorating – All five of these homes are professionally decorated. These are beautiful creations with the most trending colors and decorating ideas. Come see for yourself.
Technology – Each year I am amazed at the features that manufacturers in our industry create to make life easier for us and how they incorporate those features into home design. This year is no exception. If you attend, you are certain to see at least one great innovation you wish you had thought of or had in your current home.
Landscaping/outdoor living – Wait until you see the screened-in porches and outdoor living patios in this collection of Parade homes!
Ideas & inspiration – Come spend an afternoon or evening with us at the Parade and get all the ideas you need for your next home or remodeling project. No matter what you are planning in the way a building or remodeling, a trip to the Parade of Homes ensures that you’ve covered all the bases for style, colors, design and budget.
What: 2021 Parade of Homes
Where: Augusta Lakes in Massillon off Richville Drive SW
When: July 10–18
Hours: Noon to 7:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays, & Wednesday. 3:00pm–7:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.
Admission: $6.00 per person. Children under 12 are free. Discount coupon available at www.biastarkeco.com
Free parking at the Parade site