New Homes in Sarasota AND VENICE

Many of our newly arriving residents are opting to purchase “New” homes rather than “Resale” homes. There are several reasons for this including:

  • Many of the new Home Communities are “Maintenance Free” where the Community Association handles all of the exterior landscape & lawn maintenance. Residents would rather spend their time enjoying all the outdoor activities that our area offers like golfing, boating and fishing, or relaxing on the beach!
  • The peace of mind of owning a new home that meets all the latest building codes and has a warranty
  • Most communities have impressive amenities including pools, tennis courts, clubhouses, and workout facilities, as well as organized social events

Why You Should Work With A Realtor When buying A New Home

First and foremost, it costs you nothing and the on-site Sales Associates work for the builder, not you. With my local knowledge of things like CDD’s and traffic and accessibility issues, which out of area buyers may not be aware, I can offer you guidance throughout your purchase, check on construction progress, and help make the process as stress free as possible. As a long time area resident, I know which amenities each of the new home communities have to offer and I can help you find your perfect match. I have included some information below about some of the new home communities. Please call or email me if you would like to schedule a visit and community tour.  Scott Kuffer (941) 544-6829   eskuffer@gmail.com

Palmer Ranch Area:  Palmer Ranch is one of the original master planned communities in Southwest Florida. It is almost entirely built out, but there are two communities being built- Arbor Lakes on Palmer Ranch (Taylor Morrison) & Sandhill Preserve on Palmer Ranch (DiVosta Homes) . This area is convenient to downtown Sarasota and I-75 and is close to Pine View School for gifted students.

 Legacy Trail Bike Path
Legacy Trail Bike Path

Osprey & Nokomis AreaBayside (Taylor Morrison) is a 49 home community in Osprey being built on Little Sarasota Bay.  Palms at Casey Key (Ryland Homes) is also in Osprey and is next door to Pine View School for gifted students, a top 10 school nationally. Bellacina by Casey Key (Taylor Morrison) is a brand new community being developed at the intersection of US 41 and SR 681 in Nokomis. It is a bike ride’s distance to Nokomis Beach, and is located directly on the Legacy Trail bike path that runs all the way from Palmer Ranch to the north, to Casperson Beach to the south. It is also a short distance from Pine View School. This is really an ideal location.

Nokomis Beach

North Venice & Nokomis Area:  Most of the building in this area is east of I-75, but it is actually only about a 10 minute drive to Nokomis Beach, and offers convenient access to I-75. Toscana Isles (D R Horton) is a brand new community with  94 and 55 acre lakes for watersports. Neal Communities has recently opened Villages of Milano, 368 acres with half of it dedicated to open space, and Windwood, a 90 home community on Pinebrook Rd just west of I-75. D R Horton also has a small community on Laurel Rd between I-75 and US 41 called Calusa Park that is about 5 minutes from Nokomis Beach.

Downtown Venice 1
Downtown Venice

Venice Area:  Several new communities are being built on the east side of Venice along the River Rd corridor and offer easy access to I-75. This area is about a 15 minute drive to downtown Venice and 20 minutes to Venice Beach. Grand Palm (Neal Communities) encompasses approximately 1,000 acres and will have 2,000 homes when completed. It is nature oriented and includes 28 miles of walking trails and a 39 acre recreational lake. Other options include Caribbean Village (DR Horton) and Verona Reserve (Taylor Morrison) which is nearing build-out.

West Villages Area: Located along US 41 just south of Venice in North Port, the West Villages is growing rapidly, and accounts for almost 40% of all New Home sales in Sarasota County. At build out the area will include about 25,000 homes and 3 million square feet of commercial and office use space. The Atlanta Braves are also considering moving their Spring Training facilities to the area. The first development, Gran Paradiso (Lennar) , was started prior to the Great Recession and fell into foreclosure. It was purchased out of bankruptcy by Lennar Homes and is now a premier community. The pool, clubhouse and common amenities are quite impressive. WCI Communities is building in Sarasota National (WCI) a golf course community with a variety of homes to choose from. IslandWalk (DiVosta) is also building homes as well. These communities are just under a 15 minute drive to Manasota Key Beach.  For more information visit my West Villages website!

If you need any additional information on these or other communities please let me know!