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Sterling on the Lake subdivision seeing major growth
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A planned amenity center is part of the rapid growth taking place at South Hall’s Sterling on the Lake, one of Hall County’s largest neighborhoods.

With hammers banging and lots being cleared, one of Hall County’s largest neighborhoods, Sterling on the Lake, continues to grow.

In its newest phase, Duluth-based builder Home South Communities plans to add 38 single-family homes to the 1,000-acre subdivision off Spout Springs Road in South Hall, the neighborhood recently announced.

With home prices in the $300,000 to upper $400,000 range, the homes in the new phase off Capitola Farm Road will offer up to 3,800 square feet of living space and up to five bedrooms.

“They’ve already started selling (homes), and construction has started,” said Courtney Rogers, a Sterling spokeswoman.

Otherwise, activity has been bustling at the subdivision. Nearly 1,000 of the planned 2,000 homes have been sold.

The new Home South homes mark an expansion of a section that has 80 homes. Two other builders were involved in that construction, Rogers said.

Also, work has started on a section featuring 1-acre home sites off Capitola Farm Road, Jennifer Landers, a Newland vice president, has said.

All totaled, “five of our homebuilders are now offering new homes in new phases of the community,” according to Sterling.

An amenity center, scheduled to be open next year, will feature a new pool, playground, two tennis courts and a covered pavilion.

A traffic light was installed at the Sterling entrance off Lake Sterling Boulevard at Spout Springs, largely as a safety measure, an issue magnified by Sterling’s growing population.

“We’ve had some very contentious safety issues, with people trying to turn left (from Sterling),” Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller has said. “The longer it backed up, the more brave left turners got.”

The light will be in place until Spout Springs Road is widened between Hog Mountain Road and Union Circle, with construction expected to start in 2018-19.

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