Home Sales Hot At West Villages
reprinted from Sarasota Herald Tribune 18 December 2018
New home sales in one of the nation’s top selling master planning communities, the West Villages in south Sarasota County, jumped in November over the previous month’s mark by nearly 20 percent to 84. The development company also stated Monday that with two weeks remaining in the year, annual home sales total 1,056 compared to 915 last year for the same period in 2017.
The West Villages, where the $140 million spring training complex for the Atlanta Braves is under construction, expects to be home to 30,000 residences when completed. Besides the baseball facility, a 105,000-square-foot Publix-anchored shopping center at U.S. 41 and West Village Parkway called the West Villages Marketplace is in under construction and scheduled to open in fall 2019.
The West Villages has consistently ranked among the top five fastest-growing master-planned communities in the country. Spreading across 15,000 acres, the development is located adjacent to the Tamiami Trail corridor in south Sarasota County between the urban centers of the North Port and Venice.
During the month of November 2018, more than 800 people visited at least one of the seven sales centers within the West Villages community. Increased buyer traffic and interest has been largely attributed to new seasonal residents, the developer stated.
“In parallel to Florida’s strong housing market, we continue to see increased traffic, buyer interest and sales across all of our communities within West Villages Florida,” says West Villages President Paul Erhardt. “Seeing the vision for this community’s amenities come to life is only enhanced by the value that new and prospective residents see in these offerings.”