Homearama, a showcase of luxury homes, opens Saturday, July 8, in Warren County’s Hamilton Twp.
Rivercrest at 1295 U.S. 22 marks the 16th time the show is being held in Warren County.
Here are five things to know about this year’s showcase.
1. The setting has its advantages
The new, 132-acre M/I Homes Development overlooks the Little Miami River and is surrounded by natural vistas. The community includes a clubhouse with a swimming pool, 50 acres of green space, sidewalks and vintage-style street lamps.
Rivercrest is close to Deerfield Towne Center, the Little Miami bike path and Little Miami River, Kings Island, the Beach Water Park and Caesar Creek State Park, said Dan Dressman, executive director for the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati.
“Neighboring Landen, Kings Mills and Mason also provide plenty of options for dining, shopping and entertainment,” Dressman said. “With the scenic view of the Little Miami River, you get the feeling that you’re far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but still close to everything.”
2. Most of the show homes already sold
Five Greater Cincinnati builders will participate in the show, including Drees Homes (several in the past 10 years), High Pointe Custom Homes (second show; first in 2009), Justin Doyle Homes (every show since 2009), Hensley Custom Building Group (over 20 previous shows), and Wieland Builders (over 20 previous shows).
“Four of the five show homes are pre-sold,” Dressman said. “The Drees home is a market home, but is for sale.”
Homes range in price in excess of $800,000, he said.
3. The show highlights more than just home interiors
In addition to the five decorated and landscaped show homes, more than 25 exhibitors will participate in the HomeZone during Homearama. Outdoor exhibits include a tiny house and several landscaping displays.
4. There’s more than just homes at Homearama
The show features more than two dozen special events, including a classic car show, craft beer night, wine tasting night, a shopping/fashion show and more.
5. Two counties hold sway Homearama
Homearama has been held in Butler or Warren counties every year since 1996, except for 2007 and 2012, when it was held in Hamilton and Clermont counties, respectively.
Last year’s show was held at Oaks of West Chester in West Chester Twp. The location of next year’s show will be announced today.
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WHEN: July 8 to July 23
HOURS: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and noon to 10 p.m. Fridays through Sundays
TICKETS: $16 at the gate or $14 at Cincinnati area Kroger stores. AAA members may purchase discount tickets for $14 with a valid membership card at the gate. Discount tickets for $14 can also be purchased at www.CincyBuilders.com. Children 12 and younger are admitted free if accompanied by an adult. Free parking is available on site.
DETAILS: Download the Homearama 2017 app via Google Play or the iTunes Store