Calusa Lakes Nokomis FL
Calusa Lakes in Nokomis, is a gated golf course community of 500+ homes, located on the west coast of Florida in Sarasota County. Nestled in a wooded terrain, very close to Casey Key Beach, this is a perfect place to live . Palm trees are swaying in the balmy wind and whooping cranes are floating by. Does this sound to good to be true? Well, probably not.
Calusa? What a funny name you may think? But there is a historical story behind that name. “Calusa” is the name of the Indian tribe that had occupied the area for over 2,000 years. They were great fishermen and hunters who lived in peaceful coexistence with nature. But eventually they were running out of luck. After the arrival of the Spanish fleet, the Indian tribe, which had a population of about 1,000 at its peak, was doomed. Nobody knows it for sure, but probably all of them were already gone by the time Florida joined the Union as the 27th state in 1845.
But they are not forgotten; at least this upscale gated Golf Community bears their name. In addition, several street names in the Calusa Lakes community was named after Indian tribes which were associated with them. Tocobago, Timucua and Muskogee Indians lived at the same time on Florida’s West Coast.
Calusa Lakes in Nokomis Florida has 460 wooded acres with 28 sparkling lakes, a challenging semi private 18 hole championship golf course, a club house, tennis courts, lush vegetation with mature trees, immaculate landscaping – these are some of the attributes of this beautiful golf course community.
575 single family homes are in Calusa Lakes with views of fairways, preservation areas and lakes. From modest to elaborate, everything is possible. Most of the homes are in the moderate 2,000 – 2,200 sq ft bracket, and the majority of the homes are from the early 1990’s. Only a few homes are younger than 10 years.
Adjacent to the Calusa Lakes community borders the Mission Valley Country Club. Another 18 hole golf course. Tennis courts and an elegant club house with grille room, formal dining and buffet dinners are completing the picture. There is no denying – this corner is called golfer’s paradise.
Nokomis beach, by the way the oldest beach in Sarasota County, is only 3 miles away. Venice historic downtown is just a short drive of 5 minutes and Sarasota is only 15 minutes away. All three international airports (Sarasota, Tampa and Fort Myers) are easily accessible. Click here to start searching for your new home.
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