Itchko Ezratti’s GL Homes brings the Valencia Brand of 55+ communities to Wesley Chapel

GL Homes has introduced it’s world-famous premium 55+ living brand, Valencia, to the greater Tampa area with Valencia Ridge, located in Wesley Chapel! The all-new community features contemporary home designs from the $500s – $800s, plus all the high-end amenities that exemplify the Valencia brand.

Itchko Ezratti’s GL Homes was established over four decades ago by Itchko Ezratti. In 1994, GL Homes introduced the “Valencia” brand of communities dedicated to providing active adults with every amenity they desire for their retirement years. Since then, the Valencia lifestyle communities have been synonymous with Florida 55+ luxury living. And now, the brand has debuted in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

Valencia Ridge offers a 55+ lifestyle unparalleled in the Wesley Chapel area. Spanning over 7 acres of recreational space, the centerpiece of the community is its remarkable clubhouse, sprawling across 29,000 square feet. This clubhouse features multiple resort-style pools, 8 lighted pickleball courts,  3 tennis courts, a Racquet Club with a Pro Shop, an expansive fitness center, a massage room, an exercise studio, a restaurant and bar, a sports lounge, a grand social hall, and an array of additional amenities.

The Clubhouse also serves as a central hub for socializing and community activities. Residents can gather for events, join clubs, or enjoy a delicious meal at the on-site restaurant.

These offerings epitomize the signature features found in Itchko Ezratti’s GL Homes’ Valencia communities across Florida.

From one-story single-family homes showcasing the latest design trends to an array of impressive standard features included in every residence, Valencia Ridge ensures that residents can find the ideal home to complement their lifestyle and personal preferences. Nothing in the Wesley Chapel area compares to the incredible 55+ lifestyle at Valencia Ridge.

Situated in Wesley Chapel, residents will enjoy the convenience of being close to various everyday amenities and attractions. From shopping centers and dining options to medical facilities and recreational areas, Valencia Ridge offers easy access to everything residents might need. Wesley Chapel is located just 30 minutes from the heart of Tampa Bay. That means residents can enjoy the Valencia lifestyle by day and the urban amenities of Tampa Bay by night.

From upscale dining, vibrant nightlife, and thrilling professional sports to leisurely beach activities at nearby Clearwater Beach, everything is just a short drive away from Valencia Ridge. Homeowners have the opportunity to catch an NFL game at Raymond James Stadium, an MLB baseball game at Tropicana Field, or an NHL game at Amalie Arena – showcasing Tampa Bay’s renowned sports scene. Before or after the game, residents can unwind along the Tampa Riverwalk, enjoying drinks at one of the many waterfront bars and restaurants. Tampa’s Port of Tampa Bay also serves as a convenient hub for year-round cruises, adding to the city’s appeal as a destination for fun and relaxation. An ideal location paired with an incredible 55+ lifestyle and stunning new home designs is what makes Valencia Ridge a prime choice for those looking to embrace the next chapter of their lives in luxurious comfort and style while maximizing fun.

GL Homes is known for building stunning communities in Florida’s best locations, with the most popular resort-style amenities and high-quality new homes, which have contributed to the company’s success. GL Homes understands that residents want more than a home, they seek the world-renowned Florida lifestyle in a prime location. That includes world-class recreation centers, resort-style pools, top-notch racquet clubs, restaurants, arts and culture centers, spa and wellness experiences, walking trails, cultural events, social gatherings, and so much more. GL Homes builds communities that are anchored in amenities and specialized programs designed around residents’ interests, which create the ultimate Florida lifestyle.

GL Homes was founded in 1976 and has since become a true American success story. Built by Itchko Ezratti, who believed that hard work, integrity, and quality craftsmanship would be key in the Florida marketplace, he has helped to grow GL Homes into one of today’s largest homebuilders. In his role as founder and CEO/Chairman, Itchko Ezratti remains actively engaged with the company, collaborating closely with numerous of its original employees who help spearhead the organization today.

At GL Homes, Misha Ezratti, son of company founder Itchko Ezratti, now serves as President and is responsible for leading operations across the state of Florida. Misha Ezratti continues to be steadfast in preserving the organizational culture instilled by his father, emphasizing that employees and customers are an integral part of the GL Homes family.

Together, Itchko Ezratti and Misha Ezratti have curated the industry’s most experienced team of construction professionals by attracting and retaining top talent. The average tenure of managers at GL Homes is now over 22 years. Both Itchko Ezratti and Misha Ezratti believe that employee dedication significantly enriches the overall customer experience. Those enduring values are reflected in every home built by GL Homes today.

Given that GL Homes was established in Florida and exclusively operated within the state, the company possesses unparalleled expertise in crafting homes tailored to flourish in its unique tropical environment that are built to withstand the test of time. By incorporating distinctive architectural designs, energy-efficient materials, robust concrete block construction, and optimizing outdoor living spaces, GL Homes has a proven understanding of Florida living that is unmatched.

With a track record of more than 45 years, an impressive collection of industry awards and recognitions, and, most notably, an extensive community of over 100,000 delighted GL homeowners, it’s evident that GL Homes has ascended to become a prominent luxury home builder, serving both Florida and the entire nation.



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