Congrats Graduates! Guide to Colleges & Universities Nearby

College Planning Guide

Another school year is nearly in the books! And whether you’re graduating from Kindergarten or moving on up to high school, every milestone along your educational journey is a big one.

Congratulations to all the students out there who’ve studied hard through another year and moved one step closer to reaching that commencement ceremony.

Unwavering Commitment to Education

Part of building homes that help you live a better life is locating new developments near our nation’s best schools. Understanding that a quality education is the foundation for preparing students for our fast-paced modern world, we vet schools available to Taylor Morrison communities.

Great schools and close-knit communities that work together to ensure a brighter future for your student. It’s part of our promise to you.


One of Life’s Biggest Decisions

The summer before your senior year is an exciting time. For college bounds students, it’s three months to visit lots of schools and find just the right fit for your personality and career goals.

Some kids can’t wait to hop an airplane and embark on a great adventure out-of-state, others are more interested in finding a school closer to home. To commute to college and save big on student loans.

If your soon-to-be-graduate plans to stay at home while earning their degree, check out all the fantastic schools available within driving distance of some of the most popular Taylor Morrison communities nationwide.

Where do you Want to Study?



Bay Area

If you’re talking Bay Area universities, the conversation usually starts with prestigious world class schools like Stanford and UC Berkley. Located along the peninsula, Stanford is a relatively easy commute from most Bay Area new home communities.

If you’re talking Bay Area universities, the conversation usually starts with prestigious world class schools like Stanford and UC Berkley. Located along the peninsula, Stanford is a relatively easy commute from most Bay Area new home communities.

In the South Bay, San Jose State University and Santa Clara University are both quality options.

For Berkley or St. Mary’s College look at Wilder Canyon. If you’re unfamiliar with St. Mary’s, they’re ranked in the top 5% in the nation for salary potential.

From East Bay communities, students will be looking at a little further drive but most of the schools listed here are doable. As an alternative, consider Cal State East Bay.


If you ask Sacramento Division President Aren Bazzocco for the best local school he’s likely to suggest California State University Sacramento (“Sac State”). After all, he’s an alumnus! The campus is easily accessible from all Sacramento area new home communities.

For those who prefer a smaller school, William Jessup University near Rocklin, CA communities. Jessup also offers a variety of post-grad programs including an MBA.

Marketing Manager Jill Eyler graduated from the University of California Davis near the city of Woodland.



Varney, Marketing Manager at Taylor Morrison Denver is an alumnus of CU and a proud BUFF! The University of Colorado Boulder is located just a few miles west of the Hearthstone Town Collection in a vibrant area with plenty to do.



For a college experience that features a stunning natural setting, consider the Texas State University at Round Rock Campus in the Austin hill country.

Residents of Montebello are also near to Concordia University Texas.


New homes in Sugar Land, TX at the phenomenal Riverstone master plan offer residents exceptional resort-style amenities without being located too far away from a quality 4-year education. Study at the University of Houston Sugar Land to take advantage of a fantastic suburban location and top-notch accredited school.



Not all big time Chicago area universities are located in the heart of the city. You can own a new home in the Chicago suburbs and have your kids commute from home to school.

Northern Illinois University offers the 4th best undergrad business school in Chicago and top-100 in the nation. Michelle Holm of Taylor Morrison Chicago graduated from NIU in 2007 with a bachelor’s in science and she speaks highly of the school:

“NIU has a lot of resources for all majors and has great student involvement. It’s a large, beautiful campus with a large selection of extracurricular activities for every interest. I also met my husband while attending NIU and some of my closest friends.”

Northwestern is a prestigious university near Colfax Crossing Colfax Crossing

North Central College in Naperville, Illinois offers an extensive selection of undergraduate and graduate/professional programs. Gain your competitive advantage with courses custom-made for real-world scenarios.



Tampa is a great area to live and go to school. The city is big enough to offer plenty of fun stuff to do and a variety of 4-year universities but small enough that it’s possible to commute from any of our Tampa area new home communities.

  1. University of South Florida
  2. University of Tampa
  3. Eckerd College
  4. St. Leo University
  5. Stetson Law at Tampa


Residents of Arbor Lakes on Palmer Ranch and other area communities have a trio of quality universities to choose from including the highly ranked New College of Florida.

With one of the top four nursing programs in the Panhandle State and an exceptionally high pass-rate for other vocational tracks, the State College of Florida is a safe bet when hoping to jump right out of school and into the work force.

And if you’ve got an artist in the family, the Ringling College of Art and Design is a fantastic place to jumpstart a career in the fine arts.

Fort Myers & Naples

Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers provides a small university feel with all the benefits of enrolling at a big school. Business. Engineering. Arts & Sciences. Education. You name it.





Wake Forest


Offering one of the finest selections of top universities in one place in the nation, living in the Research Triangle means you can throw a rock and hit a fabulous school. Whatever your future educational endeavors may be, you’ll find a place to make your dreams come true.

On to Bigger & Better Things

From all of us at Taylor Morrison, we wish the Class of 2018 all the luck in the world on their coming adventure. Good things come to those who set goals and work hard!

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