David Barr's blog about new homes for sale in Sarasota, Venice, and Lakewood Ranch. I specialize in helping home buyers locate and purchase new construction homes from the 40 new construction neighborhoods I serve in two of the top 5 master planned communities in the country.
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Waterside New Homes for Sale | Lakewood Ranch | lakewoodranchdavid.com
Much like most new construction, there's bits of information all over the place for Waterside. In my role as new home specialist, assisting home buyers for this community, I've been gathering everything I can find, and putting this information in one place in my blog and on my website, lakewoodranchdavid.com.
Four builders are well underway in Waterside, with new homes eventually ringing 20 miles of shoreline over 7 huge lakes. Thankfully, there's more emphasis on coastal themed designs than the typical Mediterranean styles we have seen for a number of years.
The planned 12 neighborhoods have been designed to be walkable to Waterside Place, as well as a planned 8 acre lakefront park. Two communities, Shoreview and Lakehouse Cove, are the first to be under construction and already have a good selection of model homes available. Prices start in the mid $400's and go up to $1.5 million.
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Waterside will eventually have over 5100 homes, which will be interwoven with connected trails. Lakehouse Cove will have a resort style ( and by resort, I mean 5 star resort) cluster of a club house, pool, waterfront green spaces, and probable kayak launch. This will link with Waterside Place, which will be a new town center for Lakewood Ranch in addition to Main Street. Shops, restaurants, a waterfront board walk, condos and apartments, office and commercial space, and the future home of The Players Theater, which plans on having 300 events per year. Waterside Place construction is ready to begin soon.
As I have done successfully in The West Villages, I will be continually updating you on the progress of Waterside Place through the use of my drone fleet. Many have been amazed as they follow my videos on my YouTube Channel, as new home communiites take shape.
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I have a Beachwalk update for you. The builder (Divosta) is estimating Beachwalk will be open for pre-sales in fall of 2020. This means you can reserve your home site with a refundable deposit. In case you haven't heard about Beachwalk, it's the sister community to Divosta's highly popular Islandwalk in Venice. I believe Beachwalk will be as popular, if not more, mostly due to it's location value. It's only 2.5 miles from Manasota Key beach via the northern bridge on Manasota Beach Road. Beachwalk will not have the extensive lake views of Islandwalk, but a restaurant and bar and grill are planned here. I expect an amenities center that will closely match the clubhouse and pool in Islandwalk. Model homes for Beachwalk won't be completed by the time they open for pre-sales. Pulte, which owns Divosta and Del Webb, just opened a brand new model park in Del Webb Lakewood Ranch. You can view my photo gallery of these new floor plans at lakewoodranchd
Did you know that working with your own Realtor costs you nothing if you're buying a new construction home? One of the advantages of working with your own Realtor when buying a new home in The West Villages is that I can compile information on all the new home communities, and put that information on my real estate website at davidbarrhomes.com. You don't have to click on all the different builder websites for the different communities, uncertain that you found them all. That's why I collected all the information about The West Villages CDD and HOA fees, and put it all on one page on my website: davidbarrhomes.com/west-villages-venice-fl-fees . Interested in other master planned communities nearby? I also serve Lakewood Ranch , and the 100% solar-powered Babcock Ranch in south Charlotte County, a little over an hour south of The West Villages.
The model home at Caribbean Village is now open! DR Horton has also provided me with two floor plans and pricing below: If you would like more information on other Caribbean Village floor plans or area amenities, please contact me.