Developer to build 212 apartments near Newberry 

Row of homes
A row of Seaglass Cottages in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Sands Companies announced plans to build cottages in Newberry with a similar design that will blend in with the surrounding area. (Photo courtesy of Sands Companies)

A development and construction firm based in South Carolina has announced plans to build 212 cottage-style apartments near Newberry.  

Sands Companies announced on Thursday the purchase of a 22-acre lot for the build-to-rent units. 

“With this new project, Sands is bringing the model it has perfected in the Carolinas and Georgia to the Sunshine State,” the company said in a press release.  

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According to the announcement, Sands plans to build cottages with one, two and three bedrooms, featuring sizes ranging from 510 to 1,693 square feet.  

“Interior features include chef-inspired kitchens; stainless steel appliances; modern white cabinetry; spacious granite countertops; in-home washer and dryer units; walk-in closets; designer lighting packages and ceiling fans,” the Sand release said. “Select units will have large kitchen islands; kitchen pantries; dual sinks in master bathrooms; private, fenced-in yards; and attached garages.” 

The development will also include a clubhouse, a pool and sundeck, outdoor fire pit and kitchen, plus a fitness center.  

Sands started in 2014 with a mission to “build homes in neighborhoods that enrich the community.” While the Newberry development is the company’s first in Florida, it has further plans to expand in the region.  

“We were aggressively targeting opportunities to expand into Florida, and Gainesville is the perfect submarket to do so,” Sands president Joe Morrison said in a statement. “Gainesville’s demographics—particularly when it comes to job and population growth—are similar to the Sun Belt areas we currently develop in. We continue to pursue site acquisitions throughout Florida.” 

The company did not project when it plans to complete the development, which will be located at W Newberry Road and NW 143rd Street. It expects rents to range from $1,399/month to $2,800/month.

The Sands announcement continues a trend of robust development around Newberry, including both residential and commercial projects.  

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include the location and estimated rent.

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Danna D Murray

Where will these be located?

Walt

That rent is expensive af for the size of those apartments. Even with inflation and higher interest rates you could pay less for your own home.

Lin

Rent price is impossible

Randolf Comacho

$1400 TO $2800 A MONTH??? THIS DUDE MUST BE A YANKEE THAT LIVES IN SOUTH CAROLINA. DO US ALL A FAVOR, KEEP YOUR HIGH PRICED JUNK OUT OF OUR FARM COMMUNITY. NO ONE WANTS ANYTHING YOU ARE SELLING OR THE PEOPLE YOU ARE PLANNING TO HAVE MOVE IN THERE.

Nat Kay

I was relieved to see this is Jonesville and not Newberry. These rents are insane.