One of the most exciting aspects of today’s real estate world is how many choices we have. The options are endless for where and how you’d like to live your life.
Recently, lifestyle communities have exploded in popularity. These communities, also known as common interest communities, allow people to live and play in the same place. They offer social and recreational activities, along with common spaces where people can gather and enjoy meeting new people and exploring new interests.
Lifestyle communities offer the best of both worlds – the chance to expand your social circle and the opportunity to access luxury amenities like pools, spas and fitness facilities.
There are several lifestyle communities in the Sarasota area that homeowners are flocking to. Here are some of the best:
In Lakewood Ranch:
Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch – This active community offers 1,250 detached villas and single-family homes from the mid-$300s. A big plus? The community has their own golf course and full-time, on-site lifestyle director.
Del Webb at Lakewood Ranch – It would be hard not to be fit living here. The community has tennis, bocce and pickle ball courts, walking trails, a fitness center and a movement studio. And when you’d like a little down time, the clubhouse features activity and craft rooms, a Wi-Fi café and an outdoor bar.
Sarasota National – This Lennar-built community includes a three-building clubhouse with a dining room, bar and lounge, library, coffee room, meeting room, fitness center, golf club and two 18-hole golf courses. you’ll, also, find a resort pool with lap lanes, a poolside tiki bar, a dog park and much more.
Cobblestone on Palmer Ranch – Treat these 70 acres within Palmer Ranch as your own private resort. There are nine single-family home designs to choose from, and homes are nestled around several lakes and natural wetlands. The well-appointed clubhouse is just the tip of the amenities iceberg for residents, with a community park, a dog park and access to the Legacy Trail within walking distance.
Esplanade by Siesta Key – A top benefit of this community is its close proximity to Siesta Key. In less than five minutes, you could be sipping a sunset cocktail at a quaint restaurant in Siesta Village or taking stroll along the beach. When you’d prefer to stick closer to home, the community has a heated lagoon pool and spa to enjoy, as well as a full clubhouse and sporting courts.
In fact, I have a beautiful new listing in Esplanade by Siesta Key. This model-like home at 2525 Vaccaro Drive has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a den. It offers lakefront views, wood floors, a gourmet kitchen, a screened lanai and an outside kitchen for $795,000. For more information click here.
Homeowners throughout Sarasota and around the country are choosing lifestyle communities because of the unparalleled amenities and active life they can provide. Maybe it’s time you considered how a lifestyle community might be a great fit for you, too.