Lennar’s two collections, Topaz and Jade, at the Asteria master-planned community in West Covina are now open for tours daily. Topaz offers new single-family homes while Jade offers beautiful new townhomes, in a charming community with family-friendly amenities, such as a centralized on-site park with a children’s play area, grassy area and shaded structure. Plus, a convenient location in West Covina puts residents within walking distance to local schools as well as nearby outdoor recreation, shopping and dining opportunities and the I-10 freeway for easy commutes.

Self-guided tours and guided tours with a New Home Consultant are available daily from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Lennar Orange County Asteria playground

Topaz offers a collection of three floorplans, featuring attached and detached two-story single-family homes, ranging from approximately 1,483 to 1,826 square feet with three to four bedrooms and two and one-half to three bathrooms.

Jade offers a collection of three floorplans of three-story townhome designs, ranging from approximately 1,318 to 1,697 square feet with two to three bedrooms and two and one-half to three and one-half bathrooms.

All Lennar homes showcase open living areas ideal for entertaining, upscale kitchens with GE® appliances included, expansive owner’s suites with spa-inspired baths, and flexible bonus rooms or lofts (per plan) that you can transform into anything you want or need, from a study area for the kids, a home office, or a media room.

For even more savings and value, Lennar has reimagined the homebuying process with their signature Everything’s Included® program, where desirable features and upgrades come at no extra cost. This includes stainless steel appliances, granite or quartz countertops, designer-selected cabinetry, energy-efficient features and more.

For more information or to schedule a tour, call 855-357-8420 or visit www.Lennar.com/Asteria.

Operation Finally Home and Lennar, one of the nation’s leading homebuilders, today announced that U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Brian Cassidy and his family received the keys to a new Lennar home at Newcut Meadows in Inman, South Carolina on Thursday, December 8, during a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at the home. Representatives of each organization were on hand to welcome the Cassidy family to their new home, along with business partners, suppliers, donors, new neighbors, and other guests.

“On behalf of Lennar, our associates, and all of our business partners, we are delighted to provide the Cassidy family with this new home at Newcut Meadows in Inman,” said Mark Henninger, Lennar’s Coastal Carolinas Division President. “Lennar is committed to giving back to the communities in which we build, and it is an honor to partner with Operation Finally Home in this most meaningful work.”

Lennar and Operation Finally Home have teamed to build mortgage-free homes for veterans and their families across the country since 2017. The Cassidy’s home marks the 14th home Lennar has built in partnership with Operation Finally Home.

Prior to the ceremony, the Cassidy family was escorted to their new home by Rusty Carroll, Operation Finally Home president. Guests, neighbors and officials lined the street to welcome the family to the neighborhood. A short dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting followed.

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Brian Cassidy and his family were initially surprised with the news they would be receiving the new Lennar home on June 22. The Cassidy family thought they were meeting with Operation Finally Home and Lennar representatives as the next step in the approval process, during which they were taken on a tour of Newcut Meadows. The family was surprised when they were intercepted by the Spartanburg Sheriff’s Office who escorted them to the homesite where they were met with the news that they had already been selected to receive the home.  On August 22, guests left inspiring notes on the studs of the home during a Notes of Love event for the Cassidy family.

U.S. Army Veteran and Family Received Keys to New Mortgage-Free Lennar Home in Inman, South Carolina
U.S. Army Veteran and Family Received Keys to New Mortgage-Free Lennar Home in Inman, South Carolina
U.S. Army Veteran and Family Received Keys to New Mortgage-Free Lennar Home in Inman, South Carolina


U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Brian Cassidy grew up hearing stories of his Great Uncle Raymond, a two-time Purple Heart and Silver Star recipient who served and died in the U.S. Army during World War II. Brian followed in his great uncle’s footsteps, enlisting in the U.S. Army soon after completing high school. He served his country in the Infantry for 18 years and 9 months, including six deployments. Brian completed two combat deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan and also served in Haiti, Sinai and Kosovo. He retired honorably from the U.S. Army in 2017.

During his 2004-2005 deployment to Iraq, Brian and his unit were on patrol in Sadr City, Baghdad. As the unit patrolled on foot, an improvised explosive device (IED) was remotely detonated, flinging Brian 15 yards through the air. Shrapnel pierced Brian’s upper body, and he suffered a traumatic brain injury upon impact as well as injuries to his back, legs and left ankle. Dazed, Brian helped to gather the wounded and evacuate the area. Several members of Brian’s unit suffered severe injuries with one fatality.

Brian carries visible and invisible scars from his nearly two decades in service to his country. He suffers from chronic arthritic joint pain, leg and ankle pain and tinnitus as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and migraines.

Brian has been honored with a number of awards for his service, including a Purple Heart. Other recognitions and commendations include an Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, eight Army Commendation Medals, seven Army Achievement Medals, six Army Good Conduct Medals, an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with Arrowhead, a Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and many more.

Brian and his wife, Tracey, have been married for 23 years. Tracey worked as a canine trainer and behaviorist, a career she recently retired from after 30 years, and served as a mentor for other military wives during Brian’s military career.

Since retiring from the Army, Brian has worked as an independent contractor for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, serving as a Veteran’s Benefits Advisor at Keesler Air Force Base. He educates fellow service members about the benefits and tools available to them. Additionally, he has earned the ASIST Master Trainer Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Certification and has previously served as a combat counselor. He hopes to continue to invest in fellow veterans through support resources and programs.

Brian has also earned certification as an RV repair technician and inspector. He and Tracey own Get Up & Go RV Inspection’s LLC, a small business focused on offering economical services and repairs for active-duty service members and veterans residing in their mobile homes. In addition to working together, the couple enjoys sports, motorcycling, yoga, canine community events, military family retreats and enjoying local festivals.


Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, move-up and active adult homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Lennar’s Financial Services segment provides mortgage financing, title and closing services primarily for buyers of Lennar’s homes and, through LMF Commercial, originates mortgage loans secured primarily by commercial real estate properties throughout the United States. Lennar’s Multifamily segment is a nationwide developer of high-quality multifamily rental properties. LENX drives Lennar’s technology, innovation and strategic investments. For more information about Lennar, please visit www.lennar.com.


Based in New Braunfels, Texas, Operation Finally Home is a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to provide custom-built, mortgage-free homes, transitional housing and home modifications to veterans, first responders and their families. Established in 2005, the organization has completed or is in planning on more than 430 home projects in over 30 states since 2005. Operation Finally Home partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, remodelers, developers, individual contributors and volunteers to help these heroes and their families by addressing one of their most pressing needs – a place to call home. For more information about Operation Finally Home, visit OperationFinallyHome.org, follow @OpFinallyHome on Twitter and find us on Facebook

All photographs by: Cherisse Salisha Young Photography

Lennar’s three collections of luxury townhomes are now open within the upscale master-planned community of Metro Heights, located in the diverse city of Montebello. A joint venture community by two of the nation’s leading builders, Lennar and Toll Brothers, this guard-gated new neighborhood offers a unique living experience with thoughtful modern design. Additionally, Metro Heights offers resort-inspired amenities, including a 3.5-acre, 10,000+ square-foot recreation center, multiple pools and spas, private cabanas, state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor/outdoor social spaces, outdoor kitchen, fireplaces, and BBQs, multiple event spaces, four pocket parks, a scenic promenade and six trails.

This expansive 488-acre community is surrounded by hillsides and open spaces that embrace nature seamlessly. Approximately 36-acres of the community will also be dedicated toward multiple pocket parks, trails, greenways and more. Plus, coming soon to the city is a 5-acre park that will offer even more outdoor possibilities. Metro Heights will put residents exactly where they want to be – walking distance from The Shops at Montebello and Montebello Town Square which offer incredible shopping, local entertainment, and great dining, as well as other popular destinations in the area.

Self-guided tours and guided tours with a New Home Consultant are available daily from 10am to 5pm. Find a home that meets your distinctive lifestyle with three collections to choose from:

Plans showcase open living areas ideal for entertaining, gourmet kitchens, expansive owner’s suites and select plans will offer flexible bonus rooms or lofts that can accommodate a variety of needs, like a home office or gym.

Every home features Lennar’s Everything’s Included® program, which offers a high level upgrades such as GE® stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, floorplan design details and more.

For more information on these new homes for sale in Montebello or to schedule a tour, visit Lennar.com.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the holidays and New Year in your brand-new Lennar home. To prepare for hosting events and welcoming family into your home, it is important to make the most of your space. Here are a few tips from the Lennar Tampa team to embrace festivity and sprinkle holiday cheer into your Lennar home.

1. Make your house a home with festive decor

Calling all two-story homeowners! Dress your staircase banister in garland to create a picturesque interior of your Lennar home. Everyone has a specific style for holiday décor whether it’s modern and neutral touches or traditional. Family photos are great to display during this time of year as a reminder of the true meaning of the holiday season. The outside of your home is a perfect place to string lights to catch the attention of your guests during holiday gatherings.

As the Florida weather cools down for the winter, take this opportunity to host festivities outside. This is also perfect for those who need more space for guests to socialize. Outdoor spaces can be easily customized to your needs whether you need an extra sitting area or just need a space to relax from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. All your guests need is a cup of hot cocoa to stay warm!

2. Take advantage of extra rooms: lofts, flex space, bedrooms

Many Lennar floorplans include a versatile loft or flex space that is additional to the bedroom count. Convert it into a cozy space fit for watching holiday movies. Cuddle up with your closest companions and turn on your favorite holiday classic! These spacious additions may be used as a game room, lounge, or even a “man cave”! A loft is the perfect place to escape when the family room is occupied. You can even use an extra bedroom as an overnight room for guests or as a place to hide holiday gifts.

3. Don’t forget the true meaning of the holiday season

It can be easy to get caught up on the fun of the holidays by forgetting the importance of giving. Now is the perfect time to reach out to that neighbor you haven’t had the opportunity to meet. Something simple like writing a card, baking a treat or even walking over to say hello can be meaningful! Greet your neighbor and wish them a ‘happy holidays’ this season.

Interested in the gift of a new home? Give Lennar Tampa a call at (844) 478-9428 or visit LennarTampa.com.