Island Walk at the West Villages in Venice FL
Let us find out if Island Walk, a DiVosta community is appealing to you. Have a look at the community features first: a 24h manned gate protects your property while the 14.000 Sq. Ft. Resort Center offers Health, Fitness and Social Activities. You will find a beautiful tropical resort pool – and the pool is huge! Some communities call little water holes “Community Pool,” but this one is a real one. Many resorts would be jealous. You got to see it! There is plenty of space around the heated lagoon style pool with lounge chairs, umbrellas and tables. Sun seekers can bake in the sun, while others, who learned their lesson about Florida’s sun already, can enjoy the shade.
What else: of course, there is a lap pool. If you want to train for the next Olympic Games – here you can do it. After you are done with the first part of your “Ironman” exercise you might as well spend some time in the State-of-the Art Fitness Center. And, like the Community Pool, this is a fitness center where you do not feel cramped when two other fellows are with you in the torture chamber. What do you think so far?
Okay, you want more? Your muscles are already aching? Let’s slow down a little: Yes, there is a “Movement Studio” for Yoga, aerobics, Zumba (dance fitness program) and other fitness classes. Oh, I almost forgot to mention the eight lighted Tennis Courts, two Bocce Ball Courts and the half Basketball Court. Island Walk has also miles and miles of trails and walkways. You can walk, run, ride your bike or use your golf cart to get around the community. Okay, is that it? No!
So, what else? Activity Room for Classes and Events, Gathering Room with Fireplace, Library, Catering Kitchen, Craft Room, Lakeside Gazebo, Event Lawn, Tot Lot Playground and ….coming soon ….a Ballroom.
Is that it? That is it. No, it is not: there is also an on-site Activities Director. The director is coordinating all the events …..and likes to hear from you if you are happy.
Now let’s talk business. What about Real Estate in the Island Walk at the West Villages? Location: The community is located on US-41; about three miles after you have left the city limit of Venice, while heading towards North Port, you will see the entrance on your right. Check it out on the map. It takes about 15 minutes to get to the Area Beaches, 5 minutes to go shopping, 10 minutes to I-75. This community is in an excellent location. You are definitely not out in the boonies!
Water everywhere: The 830-acre Island Walk Community is all about water. Lakes, ponds, canals and abundant nature preserves as far as the eye can reach. There are unique Venetian style brick bridges everywhere – you are not trapped on your little island.
Island Walk is comprised of single-family homes, patio homes and townhouses – all surrounded by lakes and natural preserves. Attached villas and townhouses are phased out though. Now the buyer can choose between three different single-family home styles (free-standing).
The Garden Series consists of two homes in the 1,392 – 1,420 SF range. They are starting in the high $100s with home sites ranging $2,500 for a standard lot and $25,000 for a premium site. The Classic Series offers five homes in the 1,641 – 1,977 SF range. Starting in the mid $200s. Home sites range between $12,000 and $60,000. If you need more space, the Estates Series will do the trick. Two different models with 3bed/den/3 baths and three car garage provide 2,398 – 2,488 SF living space under air. Prices for a standard home are hovering around the $300s – with home site prices ranging between $13,000- $30,000.
“So far, so good” – you may think, dear reader. “All those amenities will cost a fortune, right?” Nope. That’s not the case. Garden Series: $288/mo, Classic Series $293/mo and Estate Series $304/mo plus an additional West Villages Improvement District Fee of about $645 annually. What do you get for your money? Lawn Maintenance and Irrigation + Basic Cable Television + 24-hr guard-gated entry + Maintenance of Common Areas and lakes + Heated Lagoon Pool + Heated Lap Pool + Fitness Center + 8 Lighted Hard-Tru Tennis Courts + Basketball + Bocce Ball + Service kitchen, Covered Verandas + Lakeside Gazebo + Library + Multi-Purpose Rooms/Card Rooms + Main Hall + Ball Room (coming soon) + Tot Lot + miles of walking/biking trails.
Interested? C’mon. Contact us to schedule your private showing of a perfect lifestyle community in Venice ….we’d love to show you Island Walk at the West Villages. Even if you buy a new home, we are ready to help you navigate your purchase.
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