THE WEST VILLAGES – IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME
The West Villages, on ten thousand acres straddling the cities of Venice, Englewood, and North Port in south Sarasota County, is the 4th fastest growing master planned community in the United States.
Conveniently located off River Road (exit 191) and I-75, and US 41 on the Venice – North Port border, the West Villages offers the finest things in life, appealing to generations of families – from young families with children desiring to be in Sarasota County's “A rated” school district, to empty nesters and professionals, to retirees, as Venice is consistently ranked as one of the best places to retire in the United States.
West Villages is home to SCF (State College of Florida) and places you in close proximity to Sarasota, long known as the Cultural Capital of Florida for its connection to the arts, music, museums, fine dining, theatre, and more. The historic Island of Venice is only a few minutes away. Enjoy a stroll down Main Street with boutique shopping and enter Venice Beach, home of the annual Shark's Tooth Festival and the internationally acclaimed Chalk Festival, where artists from around the world come to dazzle with brilliant displays. A weekly farmer's market provides the opportunity to purchase locally grown organic foods and more, and Venice is also home to frequent popular festivals, including the Italian food festival, Jewish food festival, annual boat parade, and Christmas shows. A drive down Manasota Key Road brings you to Manasota Key, a quieter beach, and further to the south is Englewood Beach, and historic Dearborn Street, with antique shops, restaurants, car shows, and unique festivals of their own in an “Old Florida” atmosphere. Booming North Port is home to world renowned Warm Mineral Springs, an ancient artisan spring who many believe possesses special, natural healing powers. North Port also features many new stores for your shopping pleasures. Golfing and boating opportunities also abound.
And that is if you even want to leave the confines of the West Villages. A new Town Center is being built with more than 3 million square feet of retail and commercial space, and this will also be the spring training home of the Atlanta Braves, with a new, state of the art 8,000 seat stadium scheduled to open in February of 2019.
There are at present 5 communities with new homes and resales: Lennar's Gran Paradiso, WCI's Sarasota National, Neal's Grand Palm, Divosta's Island Walk, and Mattamy's Renaissance. Two new communities are set to open soon, The Preserve, and Oasis.
Let the home buying team experts at TRUE Real Estate be your guide to the area and all that we have to offer. We can help you choose which community is best for you and our insight and strong relationships with the various builders provide access to special deals that may not be advertised on the MLS or to the general public. Best of all, our professional services do not cost you anything! Please explore the pages we have provided for each of the communities, and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. You are not required to register or provide contact information to utilize our custom search features, but you may do so if you wish to save your searches.
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