Before You See It On MLS - The Heights

There is no shortage of new construction master planned communities to choose from in the Sarasota/ Manatee area but sometimes you want to be ahead of the game and know what's "coming soon" before the general public is made aware when listings are added to the MLS then pushed out for all to see on the web. It wont be long before this gem of a community hits the MLS and we want you to know about it first! Situated on roughly 200-acres between State Road 70 and University Parkway, Taylor Morrison is building another of its fabulous Esplanade resort communities. Introducing, The Heights, a gated enclave community west of Lakewood Ranch off Honore Avenue just on the outskirts of the UTC shopping/ dining hub. 

The Heights is planned to offer its homeowners a stunning array of homes inspired by California Tuscan architecture with views overlooking the wooded wetlands, lush landscapes, and beautiful lake views of 255-acre Ward Lake. Taylor Morrison will bring its signature resort-style amenities into The Heights to ensure all residents live the best Florida lifestyle possible. The amenity center is planned to include a resort-style pool and spa, splash pad, cabana area, fitness center, lighted pickleball, bocce ball, basketball courts, dog park and an elevated Trail Park with walking trails, sitting areas overlooking Ward Lake, exercise stations, and open lawn areas for outdoor activities. 

The Heights will be broken up into two neighborhoods; Esplanade at The Heights and Grandview at The Heights. All homes in both communities will offer well-designed floor plans featuring spacious living rooms, beautifully appointed designer kitchens, luxurious owner’s suites and flexible upgrade options throughout. Prices and community fees are still being determined and have not been announced yet. Other beloved Taylor Morrison communities in the area include: Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch, Bellacina by Casey Key, Esplanade by Siesta Key and more.

The beauty of this community is its location. West of I-75 and perfectly positioned to be outside the bustle of University Parkway but close enough to reach the shop, restaurants and everyday conveniences at UTC. a 5 minute drive will get you to Whole Foods, Super Target, Nathan Benderson Park and the Mall. A 15 minute drive will get you to the heart of Downtown Sarasota to enjoy the arts, entertainment, incredible restaurants, shops and galleries plus a quick drive over the Ringling Bridge will get you to Lido Key to soak up the sun at the beach and St. Armands Circle. All the perks and benefits of this community are too many to list, so let us give you the run down and all updates as they become available. 

Map Location of The Heights

Floor Plan Options in The Heights


2,100 Sq. Ft. | 2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 2 Garage | 1 Story

The Farnese is a 2,100 sq. ft. single-family home filled with flexible space options. The foyer leads to separate den and dining rooms which may be open or closed with optional double doors. The great room is adjacent to a designer kitchen with its own breakfast nook and spacious counter top island. The Owner's Suite includes a bay window, dual sinks, corner shower, water closet and walk-in closet. Additional space options includes an expanded covered lanai and additional garage area. This floor plan offers 4 different exterior options.


1,856 Sq. Ft. | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 2 Garage | 1 Story

This beautiful home with 1,856 square feet of living space features an open dining and family room for those who love entertaining. The kitchen has ample counter and cabinet space with two entry ways. The Owner's suite has his-and-hers walk-in closets attached to the Owner's bath. The study adds space for an office or flex room. Options include a bay window for the Owner's suite, a gourmet kitchen, outdoor living options, tandem garage.


 2,275 Sq. Ft. | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2 Garage | 1 Story

The Lazio is one of Taylor Morrison's most popular floor plans. This home has so much to offer with 2,275 sq. ft. of living space, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a study and two-car garage. Enter the home though the foyer which leads into a dining room and spacious great room. The designer kitchen with large island overlooks the gathering room which has a sliding door leading to a spacious lanai, perfect for outdoor living. The Owner's Suite includes dual sinks, large shower, water closet and large walk-in closet. Options on the Lazio include adding a bay window to the owner's suite, a gourmet kitchen, extended lanai with outdoor kitchen, and more!



1,533 Sq. Ft. | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 2 Garage | 1 Story

The open floor plan of the Ibis twin villa offers 1,533 square feet of living space, and 2,081 total square feet including the two-car garage and covered screened lanai as well as the covered entry. An elegant owner's suite, private owner's bath, and walk-in closet are all located in the back of the home while the second bedroom with attached bathroom and the spacious study are at the front of the home. The designer kitchen is open to an expansive great room and dining room.

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