New Homes in Sarasota, Florida

Lakewood Ranch vs Waterside: Which Sarasota Area Is The Best Place To Live?


With the brand new waterside communities popping up in Sarasota, many of my clients are having some confusion about the difference between Lakewood Ranch and Waterside.

Are they related or are they the same?

I’m here to clarify that for you by providing some similarities and differences while navigating a little into these areas.

Lakewood Ranch is a master-planned community of over 33,000 acres and 30 different neighborhoods, and we can even say that it is its own town with the majority of it located in Manatee County.

Waterside, on the other hand, is an extension of Lakewood Ranch, being almost a neighborhood of it but, since it is located in the…

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Palmer Ranch vs. Waterside: A Comprehensive Comparison of Sarasota's Top Masterplanned Communities

Having lived in Sarasota for over two decades, I've witnessed the evolution of its residential landscapes. Among them, two areas stand out for their unique charm and lifestyle offerings: Palmer Ranch and Waterside.

But which one truly holds the edge? In this post, I'll delve deep into each community's location, lifestyle, and real estate aspects to help you make an informed decision.


Palmer Ranch was once a highly popular part of Sarasota, but then Lakewood Ranch emerged, offering many new homes. Within Lakewood Ranch, there's a new development called Waterside, and this is the subdivision we’ll be comparing to Palmer Ranch.

Location…

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With Sarasota home prices skyrocketing the past few years, many buyers feel priced out of new construction.

But this brand new Waterside community, Nautique, offers some of Lakewood Ranch’s most affordable new homes starting under $500,000.

I’ll take you on an tour of Nautique at Waterside, looking at the location, lifestyle, real estate options, and prices. 

After 20+ years in Sarasota real estate and helping dozens buy new construction, I’ll share with you my honest opinion on whether Nautique delivers on its value or not.

Where's Nautique Located? And What’s Nearby? 

Waterside at Lakewood Ranch is a master-planned community located in the eastern part of Sarasota.

Nautique is a new sub-community in this area with a great…

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Big Changes Coming Soon to Sarasota: Revitalized Bayfront Park, New Schools & an Exclusive Neighborhood

Welcome to the vibrant city of Sarasota, where the magic never ceases to astound. Get ready to be swept away by the anticipation of remarkable additions set to elevate the experience of both residents and visitors.

This blog post looks at three exciting things, some are planned, some are under construction, and some are coming soon to Sarasota County. From visionary plans to projects currently under construction, the future of Sarasota is brimming with excitement. Whether you have deep roots in this captivating city, are in the process of building your dream home, or possess a curiosity for all things Sarasota, rest assured that there is…

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7 New Sarasota Neighborhoods That Will Change Waterside Lakewood Ranch Forever

Are you dreaming of a life in the vibrant city of Sarasota but finding it difficult to find an inexpensive property in the sought-after Waterside community? Well, get ready to be pleasantly surprised! Seven new neighborhoods are set to open or have recently debuted in Waterside, offering a range of housing options that won't break the bank. This hidden gem is about to be unearthed, and I'm here to provide you with all the insider information on this best-kept secret.

Waterside has long been known as an upscale destination for those seeking luxury waterfront living. However, with these new additions, potential homebuyers will have more choices. From stylish townhomes…

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Welcome to Shoreview at Lakewood Ranch Waterside

If you're searching for a home that encapsulates the Florida lifestyle, look no further than Shoreview at Waterside Lakewood Ranch. Nestled in Sarasota, Florida, this neighborhood offers a unique blend of coastal design and outdoor living.

Shoreview is one of the first neighborhoods built in Waterside sandwiched between two lakes which account for over 144 acres of property. Featuring over 300 homes, this means most of these properties will have stunning lake views, but the Shoreview amenities expand way beyond the lakes. So let's get a peak inside this Waterside at Lakewood Ranch neighborhood.

The Neighborhood: Shoreview

Location of Shoreview in Waterside

Shoreview is part of…

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Tour The Alcove at Waterside

Are you looking for a new home in Sarasota? The Alcove at Waterside in Lakewood Ranch may be just what you're looking for. With a prime location in Waterside Lakewood Ranch, 47 semi-custom lakefront homes, and unique community features, The Alcove is a unique offering by Waterside if you're looking for privacy & exclusivity. Let's take a closer look at what The Alcove at Waterside has to offer.

Welcome to The Alcove at Waterside: A Neighborhood Like No Other


I'm excited to introduce you to the newest gem of Waterside Lakewood Ranch: The Alcove at Waterside which opened its doors in May 2023. This community is the first of many in the new phase of Waterside. This stunning neighborhood that blends nature, luxury,…

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Grand Park - Sarasota Neighborhood

Grand Park Sarasota is a gated neighborhood that broke ground in 2020. Built by Neal Homes, this community will have around 900 homes when fully completed. Grand Park Sarasota has A LOT of floor plans to choose from. They are currently offering 18 floor plans, with a variety of options, such as, 1 stories, 2 stories, 3 car garages, and villas. A lot of the Grand Park architecture shows a coastal style.

Homes range from 1,400 to 2,900 sq ft with base prices starting in the low $300’s, making their way into the $500’s. This community currently has a CDD fee, which ranges from around $1000 to $1,700 per year, depending on your homesite size. Homesites are available on both water and preserve views.

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New Homes in Sarasota - 2021

Sarasota is filled with beautiful real estate; new homes are hitting the market on the daily. But one thing that’s really popping in the Sarasota real estate industry is NEW CONSTRUCTION.

Open floorplans, large outdoor entertaining spaces, new pools, open kitchens with big islands, and high ceilings are making their trends throughout the new construction space in Sarasota. Not only that, but AMENITIES. A lot of the Sarasota new construction neighborhoods are big on amenities. And I’m not just talking a community pool. We’re seeing dog parks, pickleball, tennis, tiki bars, fitness centers, spas, soccer fields, and more. And yes, these things are right WITHIN the neighborhoods themselves.

For those of you looking to…

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Artistry - Sarasota Neighborhood

Hey, I’m Matt! I’m so glad you’ve landed here. I’m a local realtor specializing in helping people with their relocation process. And that starts right here! By getting educated on what Sarasota has to offer in both its real estate and lifestyle. I write a lot of blogs and record videos to help educate Buyers on the different neighborhoods around Sarasota and more. So, let’s check out one of Sarasota’s popular neighborhoods… Artistry!

Artistry Sarasota, built by Kolter homes, offers over 10 floor plans featuring modern contemporary designs. The pricing ranges from the $400’s up the the $700’s... and beyond, depending on the structural and design options you add to a home. The homes are known for their big…

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