I recently visited Sarasota National in Venice. There's a lot going on here with a lot of new home options for buyers.
Sarasota National has been around for a while. It was acquired from the original owner by WCI, after the real estate market downturn. Many people consider it a golf course community, but you can purchase a new home, villa, or condo without belonging to the golf club. Sarasota National is located east of Venice on Hwy 41, about 4 miles from downtown Venice.
Yes, I mentioned condos as a housing option in Sarasota National. Most of the new home builders in the Venice and Sarasota areas are concentrating on single family and villas because they are more profitable, but WCI is offering "carriage homes" in Sarasota National.
|Carriage homes under constuction in Sarasota National|
I toured several of the model homes and villas during my visit. If you've ever visited Venetian Golf and River Club in Nokomis, another WCI community, you will find similar floor plans and exterior elevations.
|Villa model home in Sarasota National|
The model homes in Sarasota National, compared to the nearby new homes community Gran Paradiso, seemed to be finished in more contemporary materials, such as ceramic plank flooring, updated mosaic back splashes, and lighter kitchen cabinets. In addition, I found the floor plans to make better use of available space with open plan concepts, as opposed to Gran Paradiso, which offers formal living and dining rooms.
|Front elevation of a villa model in Sarasota National|
Most of the non-golf course homes and villas have annual association fees around $2400, which includes basic cable, water, and shared community amenities. This makes the fees in Sarasota National a bit higher than those in Gran Paradiso, or recently reviewed Keyway Place in Englewood. Sarasota National also has a CDD fee averaging $1100 annually, depending on the type of home.
|Open floor plans will appeal to many new home buyers|
There is a large selection of front elevations and floor plans in Sarasota National; in fact, too many to name here. The coach home condos start at $189,900, and increase to golf village homes at $407,990. Home buyers will have no trouble finding a floor plan and price point to meet their needs.
|Wide water views from many of the homes in Sarasota National|
|Open floor plan concept in another villa model in Sarasota National|
Sarasota National covers a huge area, which will take the next 8 years to be built out.
|Contemporary finishes in a single family model home in Sarasota National|
|Paver driveways are standard in Sarasota National|
If you are interested in touring the model homes in Sarasota National and comparing them with other new home communities in the Venice FL area, please contact me
for a tour. You can also view move-in ready new homes for sale on my website: http://www.davidbarrhomes.com/#!new-homes-venice-fl/c3hx
Full disclosure: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida and WCI communities are affiliated businesses.
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