It’s no secret new construction is a significant part of the real estate conversation on Florida’s Gulf Coast, but how do you find the perfect community that speaks to your lifestyle aspirations when it seems there are so many wonderful options? Michael Saunders & Company offers a full range of dedicated real estate services to make your home buying or selling experience stress-free and rewarding – among them a market-leading New Homes and Condominiums Division.
Today’s blog is dedicated to the outdoor enthusiast – someone truly inspired by their beautiful surroundings and the activities that come with it. Fishermen, kayaking kings and queens, sandbar hoppers and purveyors of paddle boarding …we’ve got something for all of you!
Community: Riverside Point | Perfect for…The Daytripper
- Location: Bradenton, FL
- 37 residences | 3-5 bedrooms | 3-4 bathrooms| 1,809 – 2,723 SF
- Priced from $400,000
Comprised of only 37, single-family homes, the private and gated Riverside Point is an unassuming riverfront haven. Convenience and waterfront views have been carefully integrated into the design of the enclave, offering each residence a private dock and access to the Manatee River. Coastal architectural styles complement a stunning natural landscape, and with proximity to State Road 70 and I-75 you can get where you want to go by land or by sea.
Perfect for a small boat or jet ski, your backyard extends to where ever your heart desires. Enjoy sandbar hopping, fishing, paddle boarding or simply sitting by your pool and taking in wildlife.
Community: Palma Sola Bay Club | Perfect for…the Non-Island Islander
- Location: Bradenton, FL
- 207 residences | 2-3 bedrooms | 2-2.5 bathrooms | 1,657-1,857 SF
- Priced from $300,000
A seashell’s throw to the stunning beaches of Anna Maria Island, Palma Sola Bay Club is perfect for those who want the beach and island lifestyle without actually living on an island. Over 20 miles of waterfront and multiple floorplans of beautifully spacious living invite a wealth of outdoor enjoyment. In fact, the convenient location doesn’t just include beach time. Draw a circle with a five-mile radius around the community and you have everything from golfing, biking, hiking, paddle boarding/kayaking, and more. Kayak to nearby Robinson Preserve from the kayak launch (complete with racks) for a day of birding and appreciating the natural landscape and waterways, or take a short drive to world-renowned IMG Academy for soccer, tennis, golf and fitness training.
Community: Edgewater at Hidden Bay | Perfect for…Nature-loving social butterfly
- Location: Osprey, FL
- 52 residences| 3 bedrooms | 2-2.5 bathrooms | 1,937-2,166 SF
- Priced from $500,000
Breathtaking sunsets, nature preserve and Bay views will remind you why Edgewater is such a special place to live. Nestled on Little Sarasota Bay in scenic Osprey, the gated 14-acre condominium community presents a leisurely lifestyle with an exquisite clubhouse for neighbors to socialize, play and exercise. Desirable open concept floorplans inspire entertaining with ease and an active community calendar of events will have you never wanting to leave.
Stroll the community boardwalk, find your zen while fishing from the private pier or take part in one of the many tennis and pickle ball tournaments for a little neighborly competition. Another stand out feature sure to delight is the well-equipped Tiki bar and barbecue area, perfect when you want to end the day or celebrate with friends.
Community: Sandhill Lake | Perfect for…Inland adventurer
- Location: Sarasota, FL
- 43 residences |3-4 bedrooms | 3-4 bathrooms | 2,524-3,319 SF
- Priced from $500,000
Not all Gulf Coast adventure involves a coastline, and the more inland, gated community of Sandhill Lake is a wonderful example of that. Just east of I-75 on Clark Road, the collection of only 43 homes is one of the areas best kept secrets with access to some of the only elevation you’ll find in the Sunshine State and a diverse network of parks that appeal to all ages and lifestyles. Floorplans at Sandhill are open and invite the outdoors in – featuring architectural styles ranging from West Indies, Coastal Florida and Spanish Colonial. Many top-of-line finishes are standard in these residences, so while they’re move-in ready, they will feel perfectly customized for effortless living.
Nearby attractions include The Celery Fields, a 400+ acre site owned by Sarasota County consisting of a central hill, open marshlands, deep ponds and abundant native foliage. The hill might be the first thing that draws your attention for its staggering size, perfect for walking the dog and running incline cardio drills, but the natural water areas are not to be missed. The Sarasota Audubon Society and Sarasota County have taken great care in preserving this wetland habitat by planting more than 200,000 aquatic plants and trees and inviting residents to indulge in low-impact activities with two boardwalks.
Another option: Twin Lakes Park (also maintained by the Sarasota County park system) is a 123-acre multi-recreational paradise offering facilities for basketball, bicycling, birding, dog walking, football, picnicking and more. Even better, the park serves as a training base for minor and major league baseball teams – so if catching a complimentary pro game is to your liking, then visiting this park between February and October is a must.
Did any of these communities entice you? Let us know in the comments below, and keep checking in with the Michael Saunders & Company blog to discover more offerings from our New Homes and Condominiums Division and the exceptional lifestyles they accommodate.
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