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New Construction Sarasota

New construction is again underway in the Sarasota area. Planned communities with vast recreation, as well as impressive condominiums offering spectacular waterfront vistas are emerging to offer superior Sarasota Lifestyles.  The map below indicates new and planned construction projects, with corresponding numbered development descriptions.  Contact Debra for all Sarasota Area real estate information.
                                                                                                                                                    








































 



















1) Harbour Isle on Anna Maria Sound
Harbour Isle, in beautiful Perico Island, is minutes from Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Island, offering gorgeous beaches, quaint business districts, award-winning restaurants, specialty shops, art and entertainment venues. This gated community features a 38 acre lake, a southern coastal resort-style architecture and unique island lifestyle.
 
2) Executives at The Sanctuary
This gated community within Heritage Harbour features new luxury homes, with convenient access to I-75. Amenities include a 39,000 sq. ft. members-only clubhouse, with fine and casual dining, pool, 8 lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, community center and walk/bike trails.

3) Oakleaf Hammock
Featuring both one level and two-story new homes, this gated and private community is convenient to beaches, golf, dining and shopping. Community amenities include recreation and sports venues, playground, waterfront and conservation sites.

4) Marshall’s Landing
Marshall’s Landing is an exclusive gated community with waterfront homes and the option of adding a boat slip. Offering a unique waterfront enclave of West Indies, and Key-West inspired single-family homes, relax and explore the Braden or Manatee Rivers, with the open waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf beyond.

5) Woodbrook
The convenient location to Bradenton and Sarasota make Woodbrook the perfect place to call home. Community features include great parks and children’s play area, Recreation Center, pool, spa, cabana and outdoor grill. Located minutes from pristine beaches, great schools, shopping and dining.

6) University Groves Estates
Nestled in a quite wooded setting, mere minutes from downtown Sarasota, University Grove Estates offers new maintenance-free single family homes complete with tile roofs and paver brick driveways. Located near shopping, dining, beaches, marina, golf and so much more, University Groves Estates represents affordable and carefree living.

7) Lakewood Ranch
Prestigious master-planned community and home to the award-winning Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, featuring an 18-court tennis facility, clubhouse, pools and two additional golf courses.

     Belleisle
Belleisle is the newest neighborhood in Country Club East featuring a distinct style and superior amenities. Offering Mediterranean or Neoclassical architectural styles with open floor plans and maintenance-included homes that embrace the best of Florida living! Located near the resort-style Recreation Center, amenities include pool, spa, summer kitchen, sand volleyball and social areas.

     Country Club East
Country Club East offers the best of upscale Florida living in one of the most exclusive villages in Lakewood Ranch. A golfer’s dream, this gated enclave is home to 18 holes of golf, an amenity-filled clubhouse and resort-style pool. This maintenance-free community is minutes from shopping and restaurants of Main Street.

8) Infinity Longboat  Key
Infinity on Longboat Key offers an exclusive condominium lifestyle with walls of glass, expansive terraces and private elevators in a coveted private hideaway on Longboat Key’s gorgeous white sand beaches. Spacious floor plans and gorgeous beach views offer the perfect coastal lifestyle.

9) Jewel Residences
1301 Main Street is the location of the new Jewel Residences tower offering 18 luxury residences with spectacular Sarasota Bay views. Ranging from two-story lofts to a grand penthouse, amenities include a fitness center, 20-meter lap pool, jacuzzi and spa, yoga stretch room, six-hole putting green and platform tennis court.

10) The Queue
The Queue, on Ringling Boulevard, will feature 39 residences with the finest of appointment and quality construction. The contemporary architecture will offer 360-degree spiral staircases, optional glass elevators, private parking and glass-walled terraces for exciting city views.

11) Valencia
Valencia at Burns Square, located on S. Orange Avenue, will offer 8 townhomes and 16 condos.

12) Laurel Park
Homes of Laurel Park’s Devonshire Park, is an exciting new 26-home project featuring “Old Florida” porches and tin roofs in downtown Sarasota.

13) Granada Park
Granada Park, in its coveted “west of trail” location, is tucked between downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key.  An intimate enclave of certified green homes, this gated community offers privacy and convenience, with lush landscape, community pool and quaint walkways.

14) Esplanade by Siesta Key
Esplanade by Siesta Key features resort-style amenities near the area’s best beaches, dining, cultural venues and shopping. Envisioned as an active lifestyle community, planned amenities include a heated lagoon pool & spa, sport courts, beautifully appointed clubhouse, fitness center, catering kitchen and library.

15) Spice Bay
Located directly on Sarasota Bay, Spice Bay on Siesta Key is an intimate gated community of 14 home sites, on 8 acres, offering 450 feet of Sarasota Bay frontage, with boat slips available.

16) Red Hawk Reserve
Red Hawk Reserve is a private gated community designed with serenity in mind. Enjoy the feeling of blissful seclusion with lake and preserve home sites, along with the convenience of nearby shopping, dining, beaches, recreational amenities and Twin Lakes Park.
 
17) Palmer Ranch
A master-planned community spanning 10,000 acres. Neighborhoods offer their own unique features, whether wrapped around a golf course or nestled in a nature preserve.  Amenities include two golf courses (including the Tournament Players Club), nature trails, community pools, clubhouses and tennis courts. Palmer Ranch is a thriving community prized for its top-ranked schools and excellent accessibility to I-75, airports, shopping, entertainment venues, restaurants, parks, sports facilities and award-winning beaches.
Arbor Lakes on Palmer Ranch
The planned 213 acre gated enclave will be created in keeping with the high standards of Palmer Ranch, a master-planned community that includes a network of subdivisions, on-site commercial and retail establishments.

     Sandhill Preserve
Planned amenities of the gated Sandhill Preserve include resort-style pool, clubhouse, state-of-the-art fitness center and walking paths on a sprawling 125 acres.  

     The Isles on Palmer Ranch
The Isles on Palmer Ranch is a community of 674 residences. Featuring villas, townhomes and single family homes, amenities include an 11,000 square foot Town Center, large lagoon pool, fully equipped fitness center, social rooms, service kitchen, tennis courts, bocce ball court, children’s playground and post office.

18) Willow Chase
Willow Chase is a quaint gated and maintenance-free neighborhood only 12 minutes from beautiful Nokomis Beach. Located on 63 acres, this amenity-rich community features a fitness center, conference room, pool, tennis and sport court.

19) Verona Reserve
Verona Reserve will include 165 home sites, located on 55 acres near unique shops, salons and dining on the Island of Venice, along with nearby recreation, schools and Publix supermarket. Prospective buyers can choose from four different single story floor plans, including three single-family homes. All homes are built to exacting construction standards and include energy-saving features and appliances, gourmet kitchens, and a long list of premium standard features.

20) Boca Royale Golf and Country Club
Welcome to Boca Royale Golf & Country Club…South Sarasota's premier gated country club community located between Venice and Englewood FL. Offering a gracious 1,000 acres, this award-winning golf course community is minutes from Manasota Key and Englewood Beach. Additional features include tennis, a clubhouse and restaurant, with pristine lakes and large nature preserves.

Prior New Development and New Construction in the Sarasota Area
Downtown Sarasota
Alinari
Location:  800 N. Tamiami Trail, across from the Van Wezel, Sarasota
Description:    This Italian Renaissance-style, 17-story tower has 205 units, including 118 with bay views.  One-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans include terrace and garden lofts, and 12 penthouses.
Amenities:  Pool with 10 cabanas, high-speed elevators, concierge services, a screening room and a fitness center.

Atrium on Ringling
Location:  Ringling Boulevard
Description:  17-story, Mediterranean Revival-style, mixed-use development.  The fifth and sixth floors will house 40,000 sq. ft. of office space.  Residences will range in size from 2,339 to 2,955 sq. ft.

Broadway Promenade
Location:  1032 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Description:  Occupying an entire city block, this new urban-style condominium offers 187 units, including more than 50 with bay views.  The six-story mixed-use complex includes 15,000 sq. ft. of retail, 4,000 sq. ft. of office space and a Publix Supermarket.  One-, two- and three-bedroom units range from 953 to 2,103 sq. ft.  
Amenities:  Pool, barbecue grill area, entertainment facility, gym, valet, concierge, his-and-her saunas, a library and business center.  

Burns Court Villas
Location:  563 South Palm Ave., Sarasota
Description:  Twenty-three two- and three-story villa homes overlook an Italian garden courtyard and reflect the Old World. Mediterranean charm of historic Burns Court.  Units range from 2,000 to more than 2,200 sq ft.  
Amenities:  Pool, fountains, flowering trellises and stone-covered walkways.  

Burns Court Enclave
Location:  1534 Oak Street, Sarasota
Description:  This quaint condominium in historic Burns Court has six units, each with two bedrooms and two baths and some with a private patio or balcony.
Amenities:  Meditation courtyard, water fountain and tropical landscaping.

Cityscape at Courthouse Center
Location:  1990 Main St., Sarasota
Description:  These 19 two-story units offer unique live/work/play spaces.  Lofts have separate entrances and can be easily converted to offices.  Penthouses feature walls of glass which allow expansive views of the city or bay.  
Amenities:  Membership to the University Club, concierge services, dedicated parking, secure storage and a conference room.

The Encore
Location:  303 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota
Description:  This intimate cluster of 15 Mediterranean-style town homes with gated entry has two-bedroom, 2.5-bath units ranging from 1,525 to 1,660 sq. ft.  Two-car parking includes one garage and carport space.

The Grande Riviera
Location:  420 Golden Gate Point, Sarasota
Description:  Featuring Old World Mediterranean architecture with a hint of baroque, these 13 units on Golden Gate Point offers views of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.  Units range from 2,650 to 5,865 sq. ft.  
Amenities:  Pool, an entertainment facility, maintenance service, concierge services and security surveillance.

The Grande Sarasotan
Location:  Corner of Gulfstream Avenue and U.S. 41
Description:  This new retail/residential development by Kolter Communities features 144 condominiums with nine units per floor.
Kanaya
Location:  505 South Orange Avenue, Sarasota
Description:  These 35 three-bedroom residences range from 2,655 to 3,026 sq. ft. and include 27 with water views. The structure design features Feng Shui principles and incorporates eco-smart building techniques.  
Amenities:  Pool, entertainment facility, gym, maintenance service, rooftop pavilion, infrared sauna and two fitness centers.

La Bellasara
Location:  464 Golden Gate Point, Sarasota
Description:  This Classic Mediterranean building features 29 spacious units all with views of the bay and city skyline.  La Bellasara is located on the widest direct waterfront location on Golden Gate Point.  Units range from 3,135 to 3,490 sq. ft.  
Amenities:  Gated entry, pool, private theater, entertainment facility, fitness center, maintenance service and concierge.

1350 Main
Location:  1350 Main St., at Main Street and Palm Avenue, Sarasota.
Description:  This contemporary Mediterranean-style condominium of 134 urban lofts features spectacular water views.  Residences range from 725 to 1,075 sq. ft. plus the penthouses.
Amenities: A sixth-floor club level includes a resort-style pool and spa, recreation deck, large state-of-the-art health/athletic club, large clubroom/theater/business center with wireless Internet service, 24-hour security and guest suites.
 
Majestic Bay
Location:  258 Golden Gate Point, Sarasota
Description:  All 10 units feature expansive views of the bay through floor-to-ceiling glass and include deep-water boat dockage with 10,000-pound lifts.  Designed in an international architectural style, the three-bedroom, 3.5-bath units range from 2,703 to 3,031 sq. ft., some with media rooms.  
Amenities:  Pool, entertainment facility, fitness center, rooftop deck and boat dockage.

Marquee En Ville
Location:  235 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota
Description:  This gated community offers 29 luxury town homes with an innovative urban architectural style.  The four-story units range from 2,280 to 2,320 sq. ft. and come with private garages, individual elevators, optional spas and rooftop terraces with a summer kitchen and outdoor fireplaces.
Amenities:   Pool, spa, fitness center, maintenance service, and membership to Sarasota’s University Club and the Longboat Key Club.

One Hundred Central
Location: 100 Central Ave., Sarasota
Description: This Mediterranean-style high rise has 95 units above a mixed-use complex anchored by Whole Foods Market.  Units range from 940 to 3,999 sq. ft.  
Amenities:  Rooftop pool, theater/media room, gym, valet, security, concierge services and tropical gardens.

Pineapple Square
Location:  Pineapple Avenue
Description:  This mixed-use development with an eclectic architectural style will have 172 condominiums, 32 lofts and six townhouses.  Plans call for 30 to 40 retail outlets at ground level, a 600-space public parking structure, and 400 covered parking spaces for residents.  

Plaza at Five Points
Location:  50 Central Ave., Sarasota
Description:  This 16-story mixed-use complex will have 50 units, 15,000 sq. ft. of retail space and 87,000 sq. ft. of Class A office space.  The residences occupy the top seven floors, overlooking Sarasota Bay.  Two- and three-bedroom units range from 1,595 to 4,200 sq. ft.  
Amenities:  Pool, spa, sundeck, garden terrace, entertainment facility, fitness center, maintenance service, valet and building steward.

Plaza Verdi
Location:  Palm Avenue and Five Points, Sarasota
Description:  This upscale mixed-used complex inspired by the Spanish Renaissance will feature sophisticated shopping, fine dining, and a boutique hotel among its 111 residential units.  Units include lofts, townhouses and penthouses.
Amenities:  Pool, an event/entertainment facility, a gym/fitness center, and maintenance service.

Rivo at Ringling
Location:  1771 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
Description:  This 15-story highrise offers 92 two- and three-bedroom residences and 14 penthouses. Thirty of the units have water views.  Built around a tropical garden atrium, units range from 1,440 to 3,460 sq. ft.  
Amenities:  Third-floor pool and deck, event/entertainment center, fitness center, conference facility, secure parking and maintenance service.

San Marco
Location:  1188 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Description:  This six-story Mediterranean-style community is located on the east side of U.S. 41 between 11th and 12th Streets. Twenty-three units range from 1,842 to 3,863 sq. ft. and include three- and four-bedroom units with 2.5 to 3.5 baths. Unique features include entertainment-size terraces, libraries, art studios and media rooms.  Class A retail space, an onsite café, specialty boutiques and executive office suites are planned.
Amenities:  Pool, theater, entertainment facility, fitness center and secure, covered parking.

Savoy On Palm
Location:  401 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota
Description:  The Savoy offers 24 units with views of Sarasota Bay and the city skyline. All are through units facing west, ranging from 2,975 to 5,708 sq. ft.  The Savoy’s contemporary architecture displays hints of art deco and the décor is reminiscent of a New York boutique hotel.  
Amenities:  Pool, spa, entertainment facility, fitness center, concierge, rooftop terrace, cabana, private lounge, library and body treatment room.

Tessera
Location:  Palm Avenue
Description:  This 14-story building of only 24 units offers views of the Sarasota Bay, the barrier islands and the Gulf of Mexico.  
Amenities: Concierge, 24-hour security.

The Tower Residences at The Ritz-Carlton
Location:  35 Watergate Dr., Sarasota
Description:  Spectacular views of the gulf, bay and city skyline grace this 80-unit tower sporting traditional architecture with a European flair. Units range from 2, 799 to 3,750 sq. ft. for the two- and three-bedroom residences and from 4,600 to 5,200 sq. ft. for the eight penthouses.  
Amenities:  Pool, private theater, entertainment facility, fitness center, maintenance service, membership in the Ritz-Carlton Members Club, high-speed private elevators to each residence, and 24-hour Ritz-Carlton concierge, guest service, food service and housekeeping.

Villagio
Location:  800 N. Tamiami Trail, across from the Van Wezel, Sarasota
Description:  Villagio consists of 50 three-level townhouses surrounding the perimeter of Rosemary Place.  Five floor plans range from 1,850 to 2,525 sq. ft., most with an internal garage and some with detached garages that create open courtyards.  The first level is designed as a studio, art gallery or home office.    
Amenities:  Fitness center and a resort-style pool with an outdoor kitchen.  

Vista Bay Point
Location:  128 Golden Gate Point, Sarasota
Description:  Seventeen spacious residences, one per floor, offer a high level of privacy in this contemporary-style tower, providing breathtaking panoramic views of Sarasota Bay, Gulf of Mexico and the city skyline.  The four-bedroom, four-bath units range from 3,000 to 3,317 sq ft.  
Amenities:  Pool, spa, private theater, entertainment facility, fitness center, maintenance service and guest suite.


Sarasota
Beneva Grande
Location:  On Beneva Road between Webber Street and Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
Description:  Reminiscent of Mediterranean mansions, this Mizner-inspired development offers 25 units ranging from 1,918 to 2,382 sq. ft.  
Amenities:  Pool with cabana area, fitness center and spa, covered parking, elevator to private lobby.

Grande Oaks Preserve
Location:  5130 DeSoto Road, Sarasota
Description:  Located on 30 acres adjacent to The Meadows Country Club, Grande Oaks Preserve offers 125 units of two‑ and three-bedroom luxury condominiums overlooking oaks, lakes and an 18-acre preserve.  Units range from 1,862 to 2,392 sq. ft.  
Amenities:  Clubhouse, resort-style heated pool, two spas, fitness center, catering kitchen, library and two lighted Har-Tru tennis courts.

Hudson Crossing
Location:  On the Hudson Bayou adjacent to Selby Gardens
Description:  Sporting traditional coastal architecture, Hudson Crossing offers 12 waterfront residences ranging from 2428 to 2555 sq. ft.  
Amenities:  The usual luxury condominium amenities, plus private deep-water slips.

Meridian at the Oaks Preserve
Location:  The Oaks, U.S. 41, Osprey
Description:  This gated community offers panoramic views of the gulf, bay and nature preserves. Units range from 2,064 to 3,991 sq. ft. with large terraces and nine-foot window walls that capture the views.
Amenities:  Exclusive membership opportunities to two champion golf courses, tennis, recreation center, swimming and dining at The Oaks Country Club.

Phillippi Landings
Location: 1990 Landings Blvd., Sarasota
Description:  Located on Phillippi Creek, this gated community offers 180 condominiums ranging from 1,700 to 2,800 sq. ft.  Private docking facilities offer direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway.  Features include open balconies and stepped terraces in this six-building complex reminiscent of the Riviera.
Amenities:  Private boat dock, pool, spa, clubhouse, dog park, cookout area.

Siesta Pointe
Location:  1524 Stickney Point Road, U.S. 41 and Stickney Point Road, Sarasota
Description:  Nineteen West Indies-style town homes are planned less than a mile from the beach.  Every Siesta Pointe town home will offer more than 2,000 sq. ft. on three floors with three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and three or four private terraces.  All residences have an attached garage and an additional parking space.
Amenities:  Pool and sundeck

Lido Key
Azure
Location:  129 Taft Dr., Lido Key
Description:  Adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton Beach Club and South Lido Park, these 20 luxury units in two buildings offer views of the gulf, bay or both.  Units range from 2,600 to 6,100 sq. ft. and have two bedrooms, three baths, a den and large terraces.  Two pets are allowed.  
Amenities:  Pool, spa and fitness center.  

Beach Residences
Location:  1300 Ben Franklin Dr., Lido Key
Description:  This 12-story Contemporary-Mediterranean tower shares 400 feet of Gulf of Mexico beachfront with the Ritz-Carlton Members Beach Club.  The 88 units are designed with up to four bedrooms and 3.5 baths, ranging up to 5,254 sq. ft.  Membership in the Ritz-Carlton Members Beach Club is provided with your purchase.
Amenities:  Pool, private theater, event/entertainment facility, gym/fitness center, maintenance service, concierge, boardroom and library, and two guest suites. Membership in the Ritz-Carlton Members Beach Club (Beach Club, Spa Club and golf course).

Orchid Beach Club
Location:  2050 Benjamin Franklin Dr., Lido Key
Description:  This gated community has 54 residences in two 11-story Caribbean-style buildings joined by flowering courtyards and lush tropical foliage.  Ranging from 2,900 to 6,000 sq. ft., units feature gulf and bay views.  
Amenities:  Fitness center, spa, pool, private theater, entertainment facility, maintenance service, concierge, valet, guest suite and private beachfront club.  

Longboat Key
Grand Mariner
Location:  Dream Island, Longboat Key
Description:  Grand Mariner is an exclusive gated yachting community with only 14 residences.  Three-bedroom, three-bath floor plans range from 3,194-3,624 sq.ft.  
Amenities:  Naturally protected private yacht harbor with 20 deepwater slips for vessels up to 70-feet, power and cable to each slip, 80-foot guest dock and small boat-launching ramp.
 
Positano
Location:  4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key
Description:  Replacing the Holiday Inn, Positano has 29 residences in five buildings with three stories over parking.  The units have direct gulf-front views and more than 4,000 sq. ft. of living area.  The first floor residences have private pools.
Amenities:  Beachside clubhouse, pool, cabanas, fitness center and 24-hour gated security.


Siesta Key
Beach Villas
Location:  Beach Road, Siesta Key
Description:  Just steps away from Siesta Beach, these 22 luxury condominium villas range from 1,271 to 3,391 sq. ft.  Options include two-bedroom, two-bath units to four-bedroom, 2.5-bath units with expanded media rooms and starlight decks.
Amenities:  Freeform pools with active waterfalls, spa, private turreted terraces, central courtyard with lighted brick-paved walking path and fountains, two- and three-car garages with extra storage and secured elevators from garage to residence.
Price:  Condominiums from the low $900,000s, villas from $1,900,000 to $2,500,000.  

Crescent Siesta Key
Location:  1000 Seagrove Lane, Siesta Key   
Description:  Offering 26 luxury condominium units directly on Siesta Key's Crescent Beach amid lush landscaping, these intimate gulf-front residences start from 2,143 sq. ft.  
Amenities:  Beachfront pool and spa with terrace and shaded entertainment areas, fitness center, event facility, gated entry, covered parking and guest parking.  

Seagrove Siesta Key
Location:  5100 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key
Description:  This gated gulf-front retreat recalls the architecture of the colonial West Indies and the southern charm of Charleston and Savannah. Only eight beach condominiums and four courtyard homes are planned.
Amenities:  Pool, private spas for every residence, seaside cabanas and covered parking.  
Price:  Courtyard Homes from $1,975,000, Beach Homes from $3,225,000

Siesta Beach Villas
Location:  221-231 Beach Road, Siesta Key
Description:  Twenty-two spacious one- and two-story villas over parking will occupy the site of the Oasis Motel in a courtyard setting.
Amenities:  Three pools, spa, fitness center, elevators and two-car garages.
Price:  From high $900,000s for 1,350 sq. ft. to $2,000,000 for 3,380 sq. ft.
Siesta Tradewinds
Location:  1524 Stickney Point Road, Siesta Key
Description:  Siesta Tradewinds includes 38 town homes within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, shopping and marina.

Solymar
Location:  On Solymar Drive between Higel Avenue and N. Shell Road, Siesta Key
Description:  Sporting Spanish Mediterranean architecture, Solymar offers nine custom beachfront residences ranging from 3,000 to 4,600 sq. ft.  
Amenities:  Outdoor pools, spas, gated security and access to Bayou Nettie for recreational water crafts.

Somerset Cay
Location:  9122 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key
Description:  In south Siesta Key between a bay and inlet, these 17 Bermuda-style residences include a number with direct views of the gulf.  
Amenities:  Private boat slips, small craft launch/storage, oversized pool with spa, veranda deck, private cabanas, fitness center, guest parking and security.  

Summer Cove
Location:  Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key
Description:  Located on the bay side of Siesta Key, Summer Cove has 45 residences in three mid-rise buildings behind a gated entrance. The three- and four-bedroom units overlook Sarasota Bay through expansive windows.  
Amenities:  Resort-style pool, social room, fitness center, two-car enclosed parking, private elevators, canoe launch and day docks.  


New Homes

Callista Village
Location:  Off University Parkway in Longwood Run
Description:  Callista Village is a community of luxury single and paired villas with two-car garages on oversized homesites.  Lawn care is provided by the homeowners association.  

The Concession
Location:  East of I-75 off State Road 70
Description:  The Concession is a gated luxury estate golf community featuring a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course designed in association with British golfing great Tony Jacklin.  The 255 homesites range from one-half acre to over one acre.  
Amenities:  18-hole Jack Nicklaus “core” course, golf clubhouse and sports clubhouse.  

Eagle Trace
Location:  About 2 1/2 miles east of I-75 on Palmer Road, Sarasota.  
Description:  Eagle Trace is a gated community with 12 one-acre home sites.  
Amenities:  Golf membership availability at the prestigious Laurel Oaks Country Club.  
Enclave at the Villages of Pinetree
Location:  1101 Fraser Pine Blvd., Sarasota
Description:  Three- to five-bedroom homes on estate-sized homesites with two- or three-car garages and tile roofs are nestled among the pinetrees and mature oaks on Palmer Boulevard.

The Founders Club
Location:  On Fruitville Road east of I-75
Description:  The Founders is a traditional golf community with a signature Robert Trent Jr. course.  This 700-acre gated community has 90 acres of lakes and stands of pines, palms and old oak hammocks.
Amenities: 18-hole “core” golf course by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and private club amenities.

The Hammocks
Location:  3852 Royal Hammock Blvd., Sarasota.  
Description:  This private, gated community offers 193 single-family homesites bordering a nature preserve and golf course.
Amenities:  Winding nature trails and a children's playground.  

The Hammocks II
Location:  3852 Royal Hammock Blvd., Sarasota
Description:  Located next to Laurel Oak Country Club, The Hammocks II is a gated community with homes from 2,600 sq. ft. on oversized lots on a preserve with lakes and oak hammocks.

The Lake Club
Location:  In Lakewood Ranch east of I-75
Description:  Most homesites offer views of the water, a nature preserve or park, and are buffered with berms and landscaping for privacy.  The Lake Club also offers the convenience of maintenance-free living in approximately 300 coach homes and low-rise condominiums around a large lake.
Amenities:  Clubhouse with Tuscan-style architecture, swimming pools.

Laurel Lakes
Location:  8341 Barton Farms Road
Description:  The next phase of construction in this gated community includes 75 homes.
Amenities: Lakefront recreational center, clubhouse, tennis courts, pool, fitness center.

Portofino on the Bay
Location: Vamo Road and Assisi Drive
Description:   This gated, maintenance-free community on Little Sarasota Bay offers Spanish Mediterranean-style homes.
Amenities:  Boat slips available.

The Preserve at Heron Lake
Location:  7580 Preservation Drive, Lakewood Ranch
Description: This private, gated Arthur Rutenberg community offers 32 three-quarter of an acre homesites with water views.

Stillwater on the Bay
Location:  6220 Hollywood Boulevard, Siesta Key
Description:  A gated, waterfront enclave by Westwater Construction, Stillwater on the Bay offers six homesites, four with bay views.  From the Intracoastal Waterway, the community is located just north of Stickney Point Bridge at ICW Marker 63.
Amenities:  Private boat docks with lifts.

Trillium
Location:  About 2.5 miles east of I-75 on Proctor Road
Description:  This gated community offers approximately 72 ¼-acre homesites with a choice of lakefront and wooded preserve views.  
Amenities:  Neighborhood gazebos.

Tuscana
Location:  4 miles east of I-75 on Proctor Road
Description:  A Lee Wetherington gated community, Tuscana offers 99 single-family homesites close to schools, shopping, recreation and easy access to I-75.  The Addision Mizner-inspired homes range from 2,500 to 4,000 sq. ft.  Sixteen one- and two-story floor plans are available.

University Park
Location:  On University Parkway between U.S. 301 and I-75
Description:  Homesites are still available in University Park, a luxury gated community consisting of several neighborhoods, many overlooking lakes, preserve areas or the golf course.  
Amenities:  27 holes of golf course, fitness center, tennis courts, croquet, clubhouse and neighborhood pools.  

Villages at Pinetree
Location:  On Palmer Boulevard east of I-75
Description:  Nestled among pine trees and mature oaks, this Centex Homes development of estate-sized homesites features three- and four-bedroom homes with two-and three-car garages and tile roofs.  The last phase of construction includes 74 homesites.