Lakeside Plantation Homes Get a Sales Push


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, October 24th, 2016 – Increased buying interest looms for Sarasota homes for sale in Lakeside Plantation. Developments now in progress in its North Port locality provide some added delights to living in this 306-acre community located just east of North Toledo Blade Blvd.

For starters, the widening from four to six lanes of the stretch of Interstate 75 north of the property is nearing its completion. This road improvement will help ease traveling northward to Venice and southward to Charlotte County.

New Academic Facility Rising

Lakeside Plantation Homes Get a Sales Push

Near the junction of Interstate 75 and Toledo Blade, construction started this September for the North Port branch of the Suncoast Technical College at 4901 N. Cranberry Blvd. The adult career and technical education programs slated in this STC branch include nursing and culinary arts. Both courses will be similar to the classes at the STC main campus in Procter and Beneva.

Scheduled for completion by fall 2017, this project calls for the construction of a two-story, 80,000-square-foot building estimated to cost a total of $25.3 million. The facility will also include a 22,321 square-foot public library costing $5.5 million. It will likewise house a new conference center for the City of North Port.

All these undertakings strengthen the Toledo Blade corridor as one of the hubs of growth in North Port. Already, this area is host to the Imagine School at North Port and the headquarters of King Plastic Corp., one of the top employers in Sarasota.

A Vibrant Commercial Hub

Named amongst the five major employment hubs and commercial activity centers on North Port’s Comprehensive Plan, this locality also covers Price Crossing developed in 2007 anchored on a Publix Super Market. Capital improvement projects recently completed in this area include the Toledo Blade Blvd.’s widening from two to a four divided main arterial road connected with Interstate75 to U.S. 41. Price Blvd. which has also been widened from two to four lanes.

Commercial development is continuing in the 18-acre Price Crossing on the southwest corner of Price and Toledo Blvd. Out of its remaining eight vacant commercials lots, sales are already pending in four properties for yet unnamed ventures.

Varied Home Options

Recent turnover of Sarasota homes for sale at Lakeside Plantation is as active, with some ten deals closed here since the start of this year. These transactions involved residences with floor areas of between 1,250 and 1,750 square feet designed with two to three bedrooms and sales-listed at tag prices in the $100s‒$200s range. Recent listings in this community are within the same price points but with floor plans of up to 2,100 square feet.

This community took its name from the thirteen lakes weaving a serene backdrop for its 800 homes. Lakeside Plantation’s residential types include choices on single family homes, townhouses, carriage homes, and villas. Their architecture style is mainly Spanish-Mediterranean.

Prospective buyers of Sarasota homes for sale will find in this community a friendly mix of residents consisting of active retirees, young professionals, and growing families. A 6,000-square-foot clubhouse banners the amenities in Lakeside Plantation. Its facilities include a card lounge, billiards room, and conference room. In addition to a swimming pool and spa, there are basketball, tennis, and bocce courts as well in this community which enjoys a front seat to the recent enhancements along the Toledo Blade corridor.