Port Aransas, Texas, February 11, 2020 - With the village of Cinnamon Shore flourishing, its $1.3 billion expansion, Cinnamon Shore South, is rising quickly and strengthening the influence of this New Urban, master-planned community in Port Aransas. Almost three times larger than the original, 63-acre community established in 2007, the new development is located just 1 mile down the beach and boasts 150-Gulf-front acres.
In just over a year, ‘South’ has sold 25 home sites, with almost a dozen luxury homes finishing this spring. Construction on its new, resort-style pool complex began in January, and the first of four dune crossovers begins soon, with an eco-friendly, top-down construction method that will preserve the dune system. “Cinnamon Shore South gives Texans a new alternative for an upscale beach vacation right here in Texas,” says developer Jeff Lamkin of Sea Oats Group. “With great amenities, great architecture, and a great overall design plan, our expansion offers more of what people love about the Cinnamon Shore lifestyle. And we have great real estate opportunities available.”
Cinnamon Shore South follows the New Urban design principles that made the original community popular. Its plan calls for a pedestrian-friendly aesthetic with charming, luxury vacation homes set along walkable, landscaped streets, paver sidewalks, parks and green spaces, plus a Town Center with retail and restaurants. The new community centers around a 7-acre lake and offers home sites that overlook the beach, the lake, parks, and pleasing streetscapes. With only two Gulf-front lots remaining from the initial release at South, the developer recently released a second group of home sites in prime locations, including six along the Gulf. They’re selling swiftly, with only three remaining.
“With so much Gulf-front land marked for preservation along North and South Padre Islands, premium beachfront lots are hard to come by,” says Lamkin. “But at Cinnamon Shore South, buyers have their choice of Gulf-front lots behind protective dunes and front-row views of the shore, along with other prime sites around the community.”
Initially, amenities at South will include:
A gorgeous, resort pool, with infinity edges on three sides, eight cabanas, plentiful lounge chairs, a lower sunset deck, and an outdoor bar offering light bites. Construction has started, and the pool complex is set to open in May 2021. It will grow to include family and children’s pools, while the bar will expand to a restaurant.
A 14-foot wide dune crossover, with room for two-way golf cart traffic. Starting this spring, it’s being built with a top-down method, which means no heavy equipment will be involved during construction in order to preserve the integrity of the dune structure and its beauty.
Newest technology for homeowners and vacation rental guests. That will include a live Beach Cam, along with Internet service that uses fiberoptic, with available speeds of up to 1 Gb/s (1,000 Mb/s)―the best connectivity available.
A 1-mile, scenic walking and jogging trail. It will wind around the lake from the pool complex to a bridge area, with views of charming streetscapes.
Manicured and maintained beachfront. At first, one dune crossover, and ultimately four, will provide easy access to Mustang Island’s broad, firm beaches.
In time, Cinnamon Shore South will develop its own, robust Town Center, with retail, restaurants, and a roof-top bar for enjoying sunsets over the Bay. It will complement the nearby Town Center and Market Street area at the original Cinnamon Shore, with easy, reciprocal access between the sister communities for shopping, dining, and play. There also are plans for a small, boutique inn and a spa and fitness center.
Adding to the cache of Cinnamon Shore South, it was selected by the Port Aransas City Council as the location of a landmark, new hotel and conference center. The venture, developed as a partnership between Sea Oats Group and the City of Port Aransas, is currently in the planning phase, but it promises to be a linchpin that will help turn Port Aransas into a year-round coastal destination and boost the area’s economy.
The ‘New Urban’ Difference
“It’s our strict adherence to the principles of New Urbanism that people have responded to at Cinnamon Shore, and that bodes well for the future at Cinnamon Shore South,” says Lamkin. “Our 12-year-old community, at 90% capacity, now looks and feels like its own, thriving beach town, and that’s why we’re confident that South will attract even more beach lovers looking for a family-friendly destination that feels like a real resort experience.”
Designed by New Urbanism proponent and land planner Mark Schnell, who lives on Florida’s Panhandle amid several New Urban communities, Cinnamon Shore has led the way on Mustang Island in establishing a new kind of beach vacation experience in the longtime fishing town of Port Aransas. The first of its kind on the Texas Coast, Cinnamon Shore, and now its expansion at South, appeal to vacationers and vacation homebuyers seeking relaxed style and resort-like amenities. The developer calls on top architects, interior designers, and builders in Texas and across South to ensure a high standard that matches the integrity of the master plan and to achieve the family-friendly, yet sophisticated look that has proven popular.
“We’re so eager for more Texans to discover what we’re doing here,” says Jodi Peters, managing broker at Cinnamon Shore Realty. “It’s truly been a quiet revelation on these shores, as we’ve established a new kind of beach-going experience on the Texas Coast. It’s been a smashing success at Cinnamon Shore, and we’re thrilled to see the response to our plans for South. There’s a lot of momentum that’s carrying us into the next decade. It’s going to be transformative.”
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About Cinnamon Shore
Cinnamon Shore is a pedestrian-friendly planned community nestled behind the protective dunes on Mustang Island along the Texas Gulf Coast. It is the first new urbanism development for Sea Oats Group, which is fulfilling its vision of a traditional seaside village with a wide array of amenities and recreational facilities intertwined with beach cottages, luxury villas and vibrant town centers. Now comprised of two communities – the original, Cinnamon Shore North, and its new, 150-acre, Gulf-side expansion, Cinnamon Shore South – every detail of the master plan for both is designed to embrace the natural ambience of Mustang Island and the slow-paced charm of a walkable neighborhood. For more information, visit http://www.CinnamonShore.com, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@CinnamonShore).
About Sea Oats Group
Port Aransas-based Sea Oats Group is one of the most successful developers of coastal properties in any market nationwide, including the Texas Gulf Coast, where the value of its beachfront portfolio is unequalled. The firm is dedicated to creating traditional neighborhood developments that provide residents with the highest possible quality of life, while preserving the integrity of the resort landscapes they occupy. By combining living spaces with retail areas in a walkable, connected plan, Sea Oats Group weaves together beautiful places to live, work and play. For more information, visit www.SeaOatsGroup.com.
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