Work Begins on $1 Billion ‘Lagoon Community’ in Anna

From a 60-foot-tall waterslide tower to a huge lagoon ringed by a white-sand beach, Megatel Homes' AnaCapri development is slated to have amenities galore. If you've got a surfboard, wax it up: the community will even have a FlowRider wave pool for standing-wave surfing.

If you live in a development that features a small community pool as an “amenity,” get ready to get jealous.

Dallas-based Megatel Homes broke ground earlier this month on its $1 billion AnaCapri development in Anna, a suburb north of McKinney. Renderings show it’s slated to be built around a huge “lagoon” with a white sand beach featuring cabanas, a restaurant-bar, a jaw-dropping “waterslide tower,” a sprawling splash-play area, and even a FlowRider wave pool for standing-wave surfing.

Founded in 2006 by Aaron and Zach Ipour, two brothers from Cyprus, Megatel says it’s built more than 100 developments featuring “several thousand homes.” Noted for its “lagoon communities,” Megatel calls the feature coming to Anna a “revolutionary concept that will prove to be a game-changer for the housing industry by combining residential living with resort-style amenities and entertainment.”

Rendering of the 60-foot-tall waterslide slated for the AnaCapri lagoon community in Anna [Image: Megatel Homes]

“Our master-planned community seamlessly blends modern convenience with small-town charm, providing easy access to nearby schools and a wealth of amenities,” the company says on its website. “Our beautifully landscaped properties will offer luxury spaces dedicated to fitness, wellness, and relaxation. Whether you’re getting your heart racing in our state-of-the-art fitness center or the thrilling waterslide tower, you’ll always be excited to come home.”

AnaCapri will be Megatel’s fourth lagoon community, according to the Dallas Business Journal, which notes that other lagoon communities are planned by the company, “including the Bellagio in Forney and Sicily in Princeton” and Megatel’s $1 billion SoHo Square lagoon development slated for West Dallas’ Trinity Groves neighborhood.

Rendering of AnaCapri lagoon community in Anna [Image: Megatel Homes]

AnaCapri is slated to offer 1,200 single-family homes, with 600 “beach-themed” apartments ringing the massive lagoon and additional amenities including a bowling alley, an arcade, a fitness center, and a yoga studio, according to the Dallas Morning News, which reported on a January presentation by Megatel to the Anna City Council.

More looks at the AnaCapri project

Rendering of a FlowRider wave machine slated for the AnaCapri lagoon community in Anna [Image: Megatel Homes]

Rendering of the splash pad slated for the AnaCapri lagoon community in Anna [Image: Megatel Homes]

Rendering of AnaCapri lagoon community in Anna [Image: Megatel Homes]

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