The West Villages – a huge Project!

The West Villages, North Port FL

The West Villages of North Port is a vibrant new planned town of 12,000 acres located between Venice and North Port. Besides many neighborhoods with distinctive communities, there will be a grocery stores, commercial developments, do parks and everything what people need for their everyday life. You don't have to drive far to enjoy a vibrant Florida lifestyle. The Beaches are nearby and all the cultural offerings of Sarasota a just a short drive away.

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Pinebrook South a great community in Venice with low HOA fees

Updated in October 2019! Pinebrook South in Venice Florida can simply be described as “a great neighborhood in an excellent location.” The community is close to Venice Downtown and the beaches but far enough away from the noise and traffic of US 41. If you are looking for brand new homes in a brand-new  community, with brand new facilities – but further away from the downtown area or the beaches …..you need to look for names like “Grand Palms,” “Grand Paradiso” or “Sarasota National.” However, if you are looking for charming […]

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I can’t believe it – there are communities in Sarasota and Venice with low Homeowners Association Fees!

Updated October 2019 The startling truth about the cost of living in Sarasota is………that it is “challenging” in some places – money-wise. If money didn’t matter, there’d be plenty of fabulous places to spend the retirement or to raise your kids. A penthouse on Longboat Key, overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, or a 4,000 sq ft Pool-Home in the Oaks Club, with golf course view, would be perfect. Perhaps a beautiful property in one of Sarasota’s most beautiful Ranch Communities would be your dream? Bring your animals and have fun in the sun. You will all love it! Unfortunately, for many , money does somehow matter. You may be able to buy a great home at a rock-bottom price, but when the monthly Homeowners Association bill hits your mailbox, your face may turn a whiter shade of pale. Paying the price for the home is one thing, coming up with the monthly expenses for the years to come can become a real task …..and it can put a noticeable dent in your retirement funds. You know already, there is not too much you can do about taxes and insurance. Only the assessed value determines the amount of your property tax. If you want to pay fewer taxes, you can just buy a cheaper property, or you can try to bribe the county property appraiser? Shopping around for homeowners insurance may save a few dollars more. Comparing different companies and different policies can […]

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Chestnut Creek – Venice Florida

Updated August 2019 Chestnut Creek consists of 7 subdivisions with approximately 570 homes. Most of them have lake and/or nature preserve view. A quiet cul-de-sac leads into the community with that big lake in the center. A roundabout goes around the lake and, like spikes of a wheel, streets are pointing to the subdivisions. Visit our website to find all current homes for sale in Chestnut Creek.  Shopping, restaurants and medical facilities are close by; it takes only a few minutes to get to Venice Downtown and to the area […]

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Grand Palm – Venice, Florida

Grand Palm is a master planned community in Venice, with a big focus on nature Post updated December, 2017 Welcome to Grand Palm in sunny Venice Florida. This is one of the newer developments in Venice and the first community built under the 2050 guidelines in Sarasota County. The Philosophy of Grand Palm is to save trees, build wildlife corridors, preserve resources, restore wetlands and conserve energy. So there is a big focus on nature. Grand Palm welcomes residents of all ages, who can enjoy the outdoors, the recreational amenities, and […]

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Southbay Yacht and Racquet Club, Osprey FL

Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club is a lovely  established  waterfront neighborhood West of Trail (route 41) in Osprey, Sarasota County. The community is deed restricted but not gated.  Located along Little Sarasota Bay, it is truly a place to live if people cannot decide whether they want country living or waterfront living. Therefore, Southbay is ideal because homeowners can enjoy both worlds. What a deal! Almost 360 homes are in Southbay Yacht and Racquet Club. Some are located along the  Intracoastal Waterway. Some are surrounding the 7 acre marina, and many […]

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