GL Home is launching sales of single-family homes at two new developments in Palm Beach County. Photo is a rendering of a home at GL Homes’ Dakota development in Delray Beach.

Sunrise-based GL held a grand opening Saturday for Berkeley, a development of 57 homes in west Boca Raton, next to Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park. Prices start at $865,900 and range up to $1.1 million.

Starting March 11, GL will be offering lots at Dakota in west Delray Beach, where GL plans to build 387 homes priced from $444,900 to $564,900. The site of the development is the southeast corner of State Road 7 and Atlantic Avenue.

The chief operating officer of GL, Marcie DePlaza, told the Sun-Sentinel the company has received 3,000-plus inquiries about the two developments and may hold lot-selection lotteries for both.

DePlaza also told the Sun-Sentinel that Berkeley and Dakota homes will have contemporary designs and lighter colors, not the Mediterranean designs that home buyers tended to prefer in previous years.

GL Homes is the most active home builder in Palm Beach County, where the company sold 732 homes last year, according to research firm Metrostudy.

So far this year, GL has sold 100-plus homes in Palm Beach County, mainly at Valencia Bay in west Boynton Beach and Seven Bridges in west Boca Raton, DePlaza told the Sun-Sentinel.

David Cobb, regional director of Metrostudy, told the newspaper in an email that both the Berkeley and Dakota developments probably will successful. Berkeley prices are on the high end, he wrote, “but has a Boca address, and they’ve been getting those prices in Seven Bridges.” [Sun-Sentinel]Mike Seemuth

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