by Miranda Hall
on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 12:15pm.
Don't just fall in love with your city, but fall in love with your community amenities. There are so many different developments with an array of fun-filled activities and features you might not know where to start your search. If you're on the hunt for a community that offers a plethora of great things to do, we think these 5 communities will pique your interest.
A community with all the bells and whistles, you'll love all the amenities at Tidewater Preserve in Bradenton, Florida. It would be next to impossible to have nothing to do when living behind the gates of this riverfront community. A masterfully crafted development by the visionary builders; WCI Communities. Venture out onto Manatee River with one of the complementary canoes or kayaks from the communities exclusive marina and launch or soak up the sun at the resort style heated pool. There are 2 clubhouses to enjoy that showcases a state-of-the art fitness center with lifestyle director, community room with catering kitchen, billiards, flat screen TVs and gas fireplaces found inside and outside. Improve your game or leisurely play on one of the 3 Har-Tru tennis courts. Other great amenities include a dog park and children's play area all secured behind the 24/7 staffed gatehouse.
Amenities to please the masses, Arbor Lakes has a little something for everyone while emphasizing the best kind of fun and relaxation can be done outside. Designed and built by the forward thinkers for modern living, Taylor Morrison, residents of this 217 acre development in Palmer Ranch have the distinct pleasure of utilizing the heated resort style pool and spa while letting the little ones enjoy the pirate playground and splash water park complete with waterside and giant dumping bucket. Take advantage of the beautiful Florida weather and play a little one-on-one basketball on the community basketball court or organize a neighborhood friendly volleyball game on the sand volleyball court. Host the party of a lifetime under the covered pavilion with barbecue grilling area and end the day gathered around the stone gas fire pit.
A community that has undeniably left no stone unturned and provided everything to offer the most superb resort-like lifestyle. An eloquently thought out and designed development, builder Taylor Morrison has outdone itself creating the ideal 21st century luxury community. Behind the gates of this 600 acres Lakewood Ranch community, residents are pampered with two heated lagoon-style pools and spa accompanied with tropical cabanas, lounge chairs and the poolside Bahama Bar, resistance pool and a hot tub with towel service. At the heart of this amazing community is the Amenity Center housing the exquisite fitness centers with full time lifestyle director, as well as the Pilates/Yoga Room, Masseuse/Spa Services, grand ballroom, card and craft room, catering kitchen, billiard room, and library. An abundance of recreational activities are at your disposal including the championship 18 hole golf course, Har-Tru tennis court, Bocce/Pickle Ball and a Kayak/Canoe Launch. Kids can frolic and play at the community playground and pet owners can let their fur babies stretch their legs at the community dog park. On top of all these amazing amenities, residents can always enjoy all the serene nature trails or take part in all the wonderful social events offered year round or just get toasty by the fire pit.
Construction of this tremendous planned community started in the early 2000's and was one of the first in the area to offer the array of resort-like amenities with it's own "small town" appeal. Settled in the beautiful Palmer Ranch area, Village Walk is a maintenance-free, gated community that offer everything you could want and more. Take a dip in the tropical lagoon pool or practice your butterfly stroke in the heated lap pool. Lining and overlooking the tranquil lake is the impressive 6 Har-Tru tennis courts great for leisure and experienced players. The epicenter of Village Walk is the Town Center which houses the fitness center, catering kitchen, multi-purpose meeting rooms for personal or community wide events, cafe, gift shop, hair salon and post office. There is even a gas station on premise! Along with these incredible amenities, there are miles worth of walking/biking trails along the beautifully manicured landscaping and scenic bridges to admire the lakes day in and day out.
Quality amenities are not only found in high end neighborhoods. Charming and affordable communities such as Soleil offer great amenities without breaking the bank. A perfectly composed gated development put together by D R Horton features a beautiful heated pool with lap lanes with large canopy umbrellas shading sections of lounge chairs. Directly off the pool is the 4,200 square foot clubhouse with fitness center, catering kitchen, ample open seating for hosting and en enclosed den with additional seating. Take a little time for some friendly competitive game of bocce ball or embrace the fabulous Florida weather with a nice picnic or Barbecue at the covered picnic pavilion. A pet friendly community equip with their very own community dog park.
Do these lifestyle amenities call your name? Let us help you find a home in one of these great communities. Contact us at 941.822.0708 or info@DWELLsarasota.com