West Villages Florida Ranks Fourth in U.S. Master-Planned Communities

January 9, 2019

WEST VILLAGES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 9, 2019--Exceeding sales from the previous year by 13 percent, West Villages Florida once again made a mark on the list of top U.S. Master-Planned Communities – cementing a position among elite master-planned communities across the country. During 2018, West Villages Florida sold 1,108 homes – 116 more home sales than the previous year – landing the community on the coveted national report published by industry leader John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

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IslandWalk at West Villages Florida. (Photo: Business Wire)

Completion of the new state-of-the-art Atlanta Braves Spring Training Facility in West Villages Florida and the West Villages Marketplace are projected to accelerate growth within West Villages Florida into 2019 and beyond.

In addition to record-breaking home sales, West Villages Florida celebrated several significant milestones in 2018, further positioning the highly acclaimed master-planned community for long-term success:

CoolToday Park

The is rapidly nearing completion and will serve as a venue for residents, community members and visitors to enjoy America’s pastime as well as many other community events.

West Villages Marketplace

groundbreaking kicked off construction of the 105,000 square-foot Publix-anchored shopping center, which will feature a mix of regional, local and national service providers and restaurants, offering many conveniences for residents and visitors.

Welcome Center

The West Villages Welcome Center is scheduled to open in late 2019. Visitors will be able to enjoy a gourmet coffee, tea or cold beverage while learning about the various West Villages builders, home options, community amenities, activities, parks, retail nodes and other community features.

Town Center

West Villages Florida is in the design phase for a Town Center, a unique retail destination that integrates culinary experiences, entertainment and boutiques with waterfront experiences, public spaces and residential. The Town Center will provide accessibility to the experiences and modern lifestyle desired by West Villages Florida residents and visitors, as well as to the surrounding Venice and Sarasota areas.


A new Waste Water Treatment Plant will be completed in January 2020, adding critical infrastructure to meet the growing residential and commercial demands of West Villages Florida. Reclaimed water (or highly treated wastewater) from the plant will also be used for irrigation across West Villages Florida for both commercial and residential properties. Two new major roadways – Preto Boulevard and Playmore Road – will connect various parts of the community, eventually extending as new home sites are developed. A new traffic signal is being installed at the intersection of West Villages Parkway and S. Tamiami Trail. Additional improvements and modifications will upgrade driver and pedestrian experiences.


Blue Heron Park, the first of several West Villages Improvement District parks planned for West Villages, opened November 2018. The 33-acre park includes two miles of trails, benches for relaxation and two dog parks with shade structures and water stations.

Residential Community Growth

The Preserve, by D.R. Horton, has started construction on a new phase within its gated community. Renaissance, by Mattamy Homes, is celebrating the grand opening of its new clubhouse and amenity center, offering residents room to relax or partake in an array of activities. Renaissance is also beginning to develop a new phase within the neighborhood.

Paul Erhardt, President of West Villages Florida, looks to 2019 as another record-breaking year. “Our amazing growth in 2018 provides a solid foundation for even greater success in 2019,” says Erhardt. “We look forward to another milestone year as we introduce additional home models in several communities, welcome the Atlanta Braves to the neighborhood and complete the West Villages Marketplace.”

West Villages includes the communities of Renaissance from Mattamy Homes, Preserve from D.R. Horton, Oasis from M/I Homes, Grand Palm from Neal Communities, Gran Paradiso from Sam Rodgers Homes and Lennar, Island Walk by DiVosta and Sarasota National by WCI. With a wide variety of floorplans, amenities and price points, combined with a convenient location, West Villages has a home for virtually everyone.

According to John Burns Real Estate Consulting, master-planned communities hit record sales across the country in 2018, with a jump in sales over 2017 numbers. The top 50 master-planned communities in the country sold roughly 28,500 homes last year – about 500 homes more than the previous year.

About West Villages Florida

The more than 15,000 acres that comprise West Villages Florida ( ) are located adjacent to the Tamiami Trail corridor in South Sarasota County between the urban centers of the City of Venice and the City of North Port. The community is being developed by a partnership that includes Mattamy Homes ( ), the largest privately owned home builder in North America, and Vanguard Land, one of the region’s premier and well-respected land developers. In 2019 John Burns Real Estate Consulting named West Villages Florida the 4 th fastest selling Master-Planned Community in the country.

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