Insider Info: Voted by the readers of The State Newspaper as the Columbia, SC area’s 2014 & 2015 Best Builder. Fortress Homes, formerly Fortress Builders, takes pride in customer service and their perfect BBB rating. They build homes starting from the upper $100’s in neighborhoods throughout the greater Columbia, SC area. In 2017, Fortress Homes was purchased by Eastwood Homes, Charlotte, North Carolina’s top builder.
Essex Homes builds new homes in the Columbia, Lexington and Irmo SC areas
|2015 Permitted Homes:||159|
|Columbia Rank:||5th largest builder|
|Number of Neighborhoods:||12 as of Fall 2018|
|Awards:||2014 & 2015 State Newspaper – Best Builder, 2013 Tour of Homes – Best Overall|
|What makes Fortress Homes different than other local builders:||Focus on customer service and now owned by Eastwood Homes. They build certified Energy Pro homes that save homeowners $100’s per year in utility bills.|
|Most common comment that clients of the Columbia New Home Buyer Service say about Fortress:||“Their homes are so well finished! I love all the crown molding, wainscoting, hardwood tread stairs, granite counter tops and more.”|
Fortress Homes commitment to customer service and building quality new homes in Columbia, SC and surrounding areas
The Oxford floorplan by Fortress Homes
NEIGHBORHOODS BY LOCATION
Fortress Homes new homes built in NE Columbia/Blythewood, SC
Coatbridge is one of Blythewood SC’s premier new home communities. The neighborhood offers homeowners highly rated Richland 2 schools, easy commutes to downtown Columbia and Fort Jackson as well as easy access to NE Columbia’s shopping and leisure activities. When it gets hot, hop in the community pool. All Fortress Homes save homeowners on utility bills with their High-Performance Energy Pro HERS rated homes. New homes feature brick, stone, and HardiPlank siding.
Sterling Ponds located in Blythewood, SC, offers homeowners highly rated Richland 2 schools and an easy access to work and fun. Enjoy the new pool amenity center. All Fortress Homes save homeowners on utility bills with their High-Performance Energy Pro HERS rated homes. New homes feature brick, stone, and HardiPlank siding.
Blythewood Crossing is located just off I-77 exit 24 in Blythewood, SC. Children in the neighborhood attend Bethel Hanberry Elementary School, Muller Road Middle School and Westwood High School. All homes are Energy Pro HERS rated and independently tested. This saves homeowners $100’s every year in utility bills.
Woodleigh Park is located within Lake Carolina, a master-planned community with a private 200-acre freshwater lake, six miles of shoreline, 30 miles of winding bike trails, several parks including a dog park, pools and tennis courts. It is also home to a Town Center, award-winning schools and a state of the art YMCA. There are 50 plus planned family fun events per year. All Fortress homes are Energy Pro HERS rated.
Fortress Homes new homes built in Lexington, SC
Dunhill is one of Lexington’s premier new home communities. This exclusive Fortress community is located on Corley Mill Road, close to the Lake Murray Dam and is a short drive to I-26, I-20, and downtown Columbia, and features brick, stone, HardiPlank, and basement homes starting in the 200’s. Dunhill is in Lexington’s Award Winning School District One.
Oldefield has a brand new phase that will have a total of 40 homesites and all new home plans available. This community is in the preferred Lexington School District One and consistently ranks as one of the top school districts in the State.
Oldefield has easy access to both downtown Lexington and Columbia within fifteen to twenty minutes. I-20 is within a few minutes, I-26 within ten minutes, and I-77 within fifteen minutes. Brand new Lowe’s and Publix grocery stores are right around the corner and a stone’s throw from Lake Murray!
Dove Chase offers 100% financing and beautifully crafted, well-designed Energy Pro high-performance new homes. This neighborhood includes a nature trail and a playground and is located in the heart of Lexington, close to shopping and entertainment, and is part of preferred Lexington School District One which consistently ranks as one of the top school districts in the state. Dove Chase has easy access to both downtown Lexington and Columbia within minutes of Interstates I-20 and I-26.
Fortress Homes new homes built in Irmo, SC
The Regatta Forest neighborhood is a full brick, low impact eco-friendly community! Located just outside the town limits of Irmo, at the intersection of River Road and Regatta Road. Regatta Forest offers homeowners highly rated schools, easy commutes, shopping and leisure activities.
All Fortress homes are Energy Pro HERS rated and independently tested to save you money all year and reduce environmental impact.
Fortress Homes new homes built in Chapin, SC
Linkside at Timberlake, on the shores of Lake Murray, is central South Carolina’s premier golf community. Linkside at Timberlake, in the town of Chapin, located at Exit 91 off I-26, is a main artery between Greenville-Spartanburg, Columbia, and Charleston. The Chapin exit is 25 minutes from downtown Columbia, the state’s capital, and only a 90-minute drive to Charlotte, Augusta, and Greenville-Spartanburg. Fortress is offering stylish well crafted one, two and three-story homes. With golf course and basement home sites available!
Wessinger Farms is located just minutes from I-26 and a short drive to Downtown Columbia and offers homeowners a peaceful setting that’s close to everything. Enjoy shopping, dining and exciting activities on beautiful Lake Murray.
Fortress is offering well-crafted 3,4 & 5 bedroom plans designed to suit today’s lifestyle. Students residing in Wessinger farms attend the award-winning Lexington/Richland 5 district schools of Chapin Elementary, Middle and High Schools.
Eagles Nest in Chapin, SC is just a short commute from Columbia, Irmo, Jenkinsville and Newberry. Eagles Nest offers its homeowners large private wooded home sites in the heart of Chapin, SC while still offering convenient access to the area’s most sought-after shopping, dining, and recreational activities.
Whether looking to take the boat out on Lake Murray, get some shopping done at Columbiana Mall or just take an easy afternoon relaxing at Crooked Creek Park; Eagles Nest offers convenient access to a number of activities. If you are looking to stay closer to home, homeowners are able to take advantage of the community pool, cabana, and playground.
Located in the heart of Chapin, Park West is just minutes to shopping, dining and exciting activities on beautiful Lake Murray, or walk to Crooked Creek Park for a relaxing afternoon. Easy Commute to Columbia, Lexington or to Jenkinsville. Students residing in Park West attend the award-winning Lexington/Richland 5 district schools of Chapin Elementary, Middle and High Schools.