The West Villages, on ten thousand acres straddling the cities of Venice, Englewood, and North Port in south Sarasota County, is the 4th fastest growing master planned community in the United States.
Conveniently located off River Road (exit 191) and I-75, and US 41 on the Venice – North Port border, the West Villages offers the finest things in life, appealing to generations of families – from young families with children desiring to be in Sarasota County’s “A rated” school district, to empty nesters and professionals, to retirees, as Venice is consistently ranked as one of the best places to retire in the United States.
West Villages is home to SCF (State College of Florida) and places you in close proximity to Sarasota, long known as the Cultural Capital of Florida for it’s connection to the arts, music, museums, fine dining, theatre, and more. The historic Island of Venice is only a few minutes away. Enjoy a stroll down Main Street with boutique shopping and enter Venice Beach, home of the annual Shark’s Tooth Festival and the internationally acclaimed Chalk Festival, where artists from around the world come to dazzle with brilliant displays. A weekly farmer’s market provides the opportunity to purchase locally grown organic foods and more, and Venice is also home to frequent popular festivals, including the Italian food festival, Greek food festival, Jewish food festival, annual boat parade, and Christmas shows. A drive down Manasota Key Road brings you to Manasota Key, a more quiet beach, and further to the south is Englewood Beach, and historic Dearborn Street, with antique shops, restaurants, car shows, and unique festivals of their own in an “Old Florida” atmosphere. Booming North Port is home to world renowned Warm Mineral Springs, an ancient artisan spring who many believe possesses special, natural healing powers. North Port also features many new stores for your shopping pleasures. Golfing and boating opportunities also abound.
And that is if you even want to leave the confines of the West Villages. A new Town Center is being built with more than 3 million square feet of retail and commercial space, and a brand new, state of the art 8,000 seat stadium that is now the spring training home of the Atlanta Braves, opened in February, 2019.
There are at present 7 communities with new homes and resales: Lennar’s Gran Paradiso, WCI’s Sarasota National, Neal’s Grand Palm, Divosta’s IslandWalk, and Mattamy’s Renaissance, DR Horton’s The Preserve, and M/I homes Oasis.
Let the home buying team experts at NorthPortEstates.net and Realty ONE Group Skyline be your guide to the area and all that we have to offer. We can help you choose which community is best for you, and our insight and strong relationships with the various builders provide access to special deals that may not be advertised on the MLS or to the general public. Note that the sales professionals at each community are going to try and sell you a home in their community. Our team works for you not the builders! Best of all, our professional services do not cost you anything! Please explore the info pages we have provided for each of the communities, and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. You can also search for homes for sale in the West Villages from our Search dropdown located in the toolbar at the top of the page.