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More on Beachwalk | Englewood FL |

Here's what I found today with my drone near the site of  # Beachwalk  in  # Englewood  FL: not much progress. I don't see any equipment or earth being moved.  Beachwalk looking west over the site from my drone. I've outlined what I believe to be the boundaries of the property based on tax records. You can also see how close this will be to the Gulf of Mexico.  # realestate   # venicefl   # realtor   # newhomespecialist Looking west from Manasota Beach Road toward the Gulf of Mexico Beachwalk is getting a lot of attention from potential buyers, but if your time frame to purchase a new Venice or Englewood area home is less than a year, Beachwalk may not be the best choice right now.  Subscribe to this blog, or follow my Facebook business page for updates:

Beachwalk New Homes Update | Englewood FL | David Barr Realtor

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

New Home Community Amenities | Venice FL and The West Villages | David Barr Realtor

Many of you have been asking me about the level of amenities among new homes in The West Villages, Venice, and Sarasota, and how they compare.  I'll be collecting activity calendars for these communities in the coming weeks, and I'll post them on  For example, this calendar can be found on my page for Toscana Isles:   # toscanaisles Venice FL and The West Villages new home activity calendar The builder's new home sales associates most likely can't help you compare the level of amenities for competing communities.  Having examples like these all in one place will help you narrow your options. Remember, new homes cost the same as the builder's advertised prices when you're working with your own Realtor.  Contact me for a tour and for more information.

Toscana Isles New Phase | Venice FL |

Toscana Isles has a new phase under development, which will include single family homes and a new product: stand alone villas.  I'm told the villas will be priced just under their smaller single family floor plans, which will put them at a base price in the high $200,000's. I think the villas will sell very well, with a price point that will appeal to many new home buyers. I'll have more on this in later updates. Take a tour of this new phase, and visit  for videos, photo galleries, current quick move in homes, and HOA information