Discover Wild Blue: The Luxury Community in Lakewood Ranch, FL

Are you looking for the ultimate in luxury living in the Sarasota, FL area? Wild Blue, the newest community in Lakewood Ranch's Waterside area, offers custom estate homes from premier builders with prices ranging from $1.6 million to over $6 million.

Builders & Home Choices

Wild Blue features five prestigious builders:

  • Lee Weatherington
  • Arthur Rutenberg Homes
  • John Cannon Homes
  • Anchor Homes
  • Stock Homes

Between them, they offer a wide array of floor plans from 2,400 to over 4,500 square feet, including estate homes on 1-acre lots.

While Stock Homes provides 14 set floorplans, the other builders allow for fully customized luxury homes tailored to…

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Discover Sarasota's Best Kept Secret - Lake Sarasota Neighborhood

If you're looking for an affordable, conveniently located neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, Lake Sarasota should be at the top of your list. This often overlooked community offers a unique piece of local history and an incredible value for homebuyers.

The Origins of Lake Sarasota

Back in 1955, Leonard Rennard had a vision to create a major tourist attraction called Sunshine Springs and Gardens. He and his brother Charles built this 400-acre wonderland in just 8 months. Though it closed after only 4 years due to lack of profits, the remnants of this dream live on in the Lake Sarasota neighborhood.

An Unbeatable Location

Nestled just 10 miles from downtown…

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Best New Construction Communities in Sarasota for 2024

Are you looking to invest in one of the best new construction communities in Sarasota, Florida? As a top-producing realtor in the Sarasota area, I've put together a comprehensive list of the top picks for 2024 to help homebuyers like you make an informed decision.

Talon Preserve: A Resort-Style Paradise

Topping the list is the incredible Talon Preserve community in Palmer Ranch, just 6.5 miles from Nokomis Beach. This maintenance-free, gated neighborhood offers resort-style amenities like a pool with beach entry, lap lane, and spa, a full-service poolside restaurant and bar, a fitness center, pickleball and tennis courts, and more – all without any CDD fees.

Homes in Talon…

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Emerald Landing: A Tour Inside Sarasota's Newest Homes

If you want a waterfront home in one of the biggest communities in Sarasota, then you must know about Emerald Landing.

These new homes in Waterside are incredible!

We are going to discuss the location, the amenities, and the major drawback that I think might affect potential buyers.

Emerald Landing is a brand-new community in Waterside, an extension of Lakewood Ranch, featuring various neighborhoods located east of I-75, north of Fruitville Road, and south of University Parkway.

The community will overlook the huge and beautiful Kingfisher Lake, having its own dock, and is one of the few neighborhoods in Waterside with access to the water taxi.

Beyond the water ferry that…

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Navigating the Sarasota Housing Market: A 2023 Recap and 2024 Predictions

As 2023 came to an end, the Sarasota housing market presented a mix of surprises, trends, and predictions for the future. Despite a tumultuous start, the year ended on an unexpected note, leaving many to wonder what 2024 holds for real estate in Sarasota, Florida.

Here's a comprehensive look at the year in review and what to anticipate in the coming months.

2023 Market Overview

The journey through 2023 was nothing short of a rollercoaster for the housing market. Initially, the market experienced a modest 5% increase through the first three quarters. However, the final stretch saw an impressive surge, closing the year with an overall 12% increase in prices. This…

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Living in Waterside Lakewood Ranch: What It's Really Like

Waterside Place, nestled in the vibrant Lakewood Ranch community, isn't just a location; it's a lifestyle. As I recently discovered, you don't need to live here to experience its allure.

I set up a tent and lived here for the night to get the full experience. Even this short amount of time offered a glimpse into the exceptional life one could have here.

In this blog post, I'll take you through the amazing Waterside Place, its neighborhood amenities, and, most importantly, the diverse real estate options available.

A Morning at Waterside Place

Picture this: waking up to the stunning views of King Fisher Lake, where a water taxi can whisk you from your neighborhood marina…

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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.


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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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