Forestar Selects AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg as the First Custom Homebuilder in Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch

FEBRUARY 2, 2022 – Forestar Group Inc. (“Forestar”), a leading national residential community developer, is pleased to announce AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg (“AR Homes”) as the first luxury homebuilder in Star Farms, a multigenerational lifestyle village in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. AR Homes will offer a wide selection of floorplans in various architectural styles and sizes, depending on the buyer’s preferences.

The stunning custom homes will range in size from approximately 2,800 to 5,000 square feet, and the most popular designs are expected to showcase an open concept layout. This will be highlighted in the new Grandview model, which is currently scheduled to break ground in the spring of 2022, and will feature over 3,800 square feet of living space, four spacious bedrooms and four bathrooms.

“We at AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg are honored to be a part of the Star Farms family,” said Joe Dweck, Vice Presidents of Sales. “Nelson Homes, Inc., a franchise builder of AR Homes, is again Builder of the year for AR Homes, and we are proud of our track record of building quality custom homes in Lakewood Ranch. We continue to be well-known for our ‘Everything Included’ pricing, customer-friendly building process and our high level of homeowner satisfaction.”

Located within the established and award-winning master-planned community of Lakewood Ranch, Star Farms is minutes from dining, shopping, cultural activities and top-rated beaches. Upon completion, the 700-acre gated village that Forestar is developing will be a resort ranch hometown featuring 1,500 single-family homes, paired villa retreats and townhomes with a variety of amenities, clubs and hospitality services.

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About AR Homes

Founded in 1953, as one of the industry’s most prolific innovators, AR Homes builders possess a unique set of resources available to builders, including the best-in-class building resources, cutting-edge software for designing and budgeting, and a commitment to constructing homes with such meticulous workmanship that anyone would be proud to call their own. For more information, visit

About Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch is the 33,000+ acre award-winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches and cultural assets in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is already home to more than 50,000 residents and features A-rated schools, the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, the Sarasota Polo Club, the 140-acre Premier Sports Campus, three town centers that include theaters, shopping and dining, and more than 5.5 million square feet of commercial property. For more information, visit

About Forestar Group Inc.

Forestar Group Inc. is a residential lot development company with operations in 55 markets and 23 states and delivered 16,864 residential lots during the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2021. The Company is a majority-owned subsidiary of D.R. Horton, the largest homebuilder by volume in the United States since 2002. For more information, visit