A Sign Of The Times; New Subdivision Appears To Be Abandoned By The Builders

Industry Observer with No longer practicing real estate as of 2008.

Just a few miles around the corner from where I live in Riverview is what was to be known as Triple Creek.  Triple Creek is located near the intersection of Big Bend Rd and Balm Riverview Rd.

Triple Creek was supposed to be a large gated community of over 2,000 homes & townhomes ranging in size from 1,500 to 4,000 sq ft.  Planned community amenities included a town center and a 6,000 sq ft clubhouse.

Triple Creek is located next to Balm-Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve. The 5,000-acre preserve features 21.5 miles of hiking and biking trails.

Sounds like a great community, eh?  Well....this is what it looks like today....


It appears as if they have abandoned the entire project as of now.  Trees are tipped over into the road, weeds and brush are overgrown onto the sidewalks and medians.  Weeds are about waist high around the concrete block homes they started, but never finished.  There are a few homes that were built and look like they were completed or are nearly completed, that were probably going to be the models.  Some of the windows have been broken out of the homes, so who knows what type of damage or vandalism has been done to the inside of the homes.

It's a shame this community is now a ghost town.  Abandoned.  Not a single construction worker, car or truck in the subdivision.  Hopefully, they will be able to get moving on this project again soon!

Comments (7)

Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

We have a couple of areas like that around Northern Virginia.  One of them was going to be the next biggest thing and now it sits with roads done, a golf course and no houses.  When the market picks up it will be interesting to see if it can still take off.

Aug 11, 2008 01:38 PM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

We have a couple of these here also, I've started to notice lumber and even the tools that were left behind starting to disappear in the middle of the night.

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home - www.IFoundYourNewHome.com

Aug 13, 2008 03:52 PM
Bob Cumiskey
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL
US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor

Becky, That is such a shame.  Looks like some might big homes there too.

Aug 16, 2008 12:36 AM

Becky, Hi i seen the homes in triple creek today they are wonderful would you know how i could find the owners or banks for these homes im interrested in one of them thank you 

Nov 06, 2008 02:42 AM
Tony Wangrycht
OneAmerica - Seminole, FL - Seminole, FL

Becky, it's a shame that this is happening, unfortunately it's not only in Hillsborough County, it's all over. I remember Rotunda, soth of Sarasota, same thing many moons ago, it did take awhile, but it came backl. Thing will get better, hopefully soon..

Nov 06, 2008 05:43 AM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

The housing crash was devastating. It would be interesting to know the status of the subdivision, today, ten years later.

May 21, 2018 04:01 AM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

Interesting post, the pictures did not appear for me but it was still a good read

Mar 08, 2019 04:47 AM